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Today in NOLA 8.23.17

Looking to ball out on a budget? Not a problem, as there are some amazing free events around town today. Bar Redux hosts an outdoor screening of the black comedy Brit flick Trainspotting, while The New Movement founders return for their weekly improv show. Get down without breaking the bank at One Eyed Jacks at the burlesque dance party, or shape up at the Jazz Museum without spending a dime. On this judge in 2002, a three-judge court appeals panel unanimously rejected Edwin Edwards appeal on convictions. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Today in NOLA 8.20.17

Today, show down with the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club in City Park. Little Gem Saloon will put on their final staging of the Pulitzer Prize nominated work Love Letters to benefit a New Orleanian in need. Explore your kinks at the Hi-Ho's BDSM-meets-burlesque show, or set your intentions in the New Moon Women's Circle at Rosalie Apothecary. On this day, bassist Julius Farmer was born on August 20, 1949. On a darker note, 269 people died of yellow fever in New Orleans on August 20, 1853, deeming the date “Black Day.” Now, more to do this Saturday.

Today in NOLA 4.30.17

Stormy weather has affected day three of Jazz Fest, with festivalgoers having to wait until the afternoon to Lorde, Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker, Dr. John and the dozens more acts on the lineup today. Still, for those not up to brave Fair Grounds, there is plenty to do around town. A Lord of the Rings burlesque show will come to Eiffel Society. Blato Zlato performs their swamp Balkan tunes, while Helen Gillet will improv a soundtrack to Belgian avant garde films. Maple Leaf will host a crawfish boil and NOLA all-stars. On this day in 1803, The Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed. Now, more to do this Sunday.

Today in NOLA 2.25.17

Take a break from all the fests and feasts happening this weekend, and check out some of the unique cultural events around town this Saturday. Comedy legend Chris Rock is blowing up the Saenger tonight. Film society Caravan Cinema will screen a 1990s cult comedy, starring RuPaul and “Orange is the New Black” star Natasha Lyonne, for free in the French Quarter. The geniuses over at Howlin Wolf combine emerging art and breakfast foods, while Fleur de Tease offerings their burlesque retelling of Alice in Wonderland. The Dixiana Bakery, famous for its Sarah Bernhardt Cake (rich wine cake with nuts, red apple jelly glaze and whipped cream) celebrated it’s grand reopening on this day in 1950. Now more things to do this Saturday. 

Today in NOLA 2.20.17

Celebrate Presidents' Day in NOLA by learning more about one of the most contentious political issues today with the documentary screening DAPL Lies. Or visit The Front's event “Not My President’s Day." Or, check out something entirely different at Comic Strip. On this day in 2013, FEMA discovered some of the oldest Native American archeologic artifacts south of Lake Pontchartrain including pottery shards, animal bones and clay tobacco pipes. Now, more to do this Monday.

State of Undress: 3.25-2.27

Guess what's up kittens? Tigger! is in town! What does that mean for you? Well on top of seeing him grace the stages of the Gravier St. Social (Whiskey and Rhinestones, Thursday at 10p.m.) and Bourbon Pub and Parade (The Blue Book Cabaret, Saturday at 10p.m.), Tigger! will be teaching two knowledge and pizazz packed classes at the New Orleans School Of Burlesque. 

State of Undress: 2.17-2.21

By Angie Z.

My goodness, Kitties! Your calendar grows thicker and more luxurious every week! I hope you are rested up and ready for action, because we have some wonderful visitors from Minneapolis, Foxy Tann and RedBone. Both are veterans of the Burlesque Hall of Fame and are packing a whole lotta sass. Foxy Tann, or "The Boss Of Burlesque," will be in tow with her enowned "Hardcore Pasties" and over a decade of experience and knowledge. She has worn every hat you can think of in the burlesque and performing arts field and has been called a pioneer in the Neo-Burlesque movement.

State of Undress: Valentine's Edition

Hey there kittens! Congratulations on surviving Mardis Gras! Did you miss me? WE HAVE SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT! 

This Carnival season debuted a brand new troupe, The Foxglove Revue,  from Bella Blue. Blue reigned as Unicorn Queen in the Mystic Krewe of PUEWC, and was also voted the number 8 performer in the world by "21st Century Burlesque". Our very own Charlotte Truese also emerged onto the list at  number 46.

Plethora of Pasties

New Orleans Burlesque Fest Shakin'

Ladies and gentlemen— tighten your garters, New Orleans is about to get vintage. This weekend (9.17-9.20) marks the seventh annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival. Burlesque has long been a French Quarter tradition, but this yearly fest brings the theatrical show into the 21st century with workshops, shows, competitions and a whole lot of strip tease. 

Today in NOLA: 6.21.15

A burlesque, sideshow, and circus fest is wrapping up at the Wolf and at the arena, the Big Top is in town. An Alabama rapper is getting down at HOB, and the Leaf is featuring Joe Krown. Plus, the Prytania is screening a classic. Today marks 51 years since the 1964 murders of three Mississippi civil rights workers, the Freedom Summer’s most infamous act of violence. Read on for some 2015 happenings.

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