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Mercedi

October 22nd

New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing (Old U.S. Mint, 7 p.m.)

A tasting and lecture with two New Orleans brewmasters

 

Macy Gray with The Way Tour + The Honorable South + Cory Nokey

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

Soulful chanteuse to enchant audiences at Tip’s

 

Susan Morse: The Dog Stays in the Picture

Garden District Bookshop, 6p.m.

Susan Morse discusses and signs her book

 

“Franklin, Armfield, and Ballard: The Men Who Made the Domestic Slave Trade into Big Business” a lecture with Joshua D. Rothman

THNOC, 6p.m.

Rothman to discuss three men who dealt in the slave trade during the 19th century

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

French Market, 2p.m – 6p.m.

Brand new French Quarter edition of the city's prime local market

Jeudi

October 23rd

The Delta Saints

Publiq House, 10p.m.

“Bourbon-fueled bayou rock” Nashville group

 

Dylan Landis: Rainey Royal  

Garden District Bookshop, 6p.m.

14 narratives from Greenwich Village in the 70s

 

Julian Benasis

Republic, 10p.m.

EDM producter/ DJ to play with Buck 10, DXXXY & SFAM

 

James Nolan - YOU DON'T KNOW ME

Octavia Books, 6p.m.

New Orleans writer James Nolan reads and signs his new interrelated collection of short stories

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week featuring a Fais Do-Do with Ike Marr and Martin Shears

Vendredi

October 24th

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City

 

MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST

Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.

Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint

 

Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.

 

Cottonmouth Kings

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 8p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)

FQBA Announces Plans for Mistletoe Market


Get ready for the most wonderful time of the year with the Mistletoe Marketplace! Well, it’s not December yet, but it’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit. This week, the French Quarter Business Association announced the details of their annual Mistletoe Marketplace, November 20-23rd and it’s going to be bigger than ever. 


Christmas Crimes

One Shooting, Two Stabbings, & Many Muggings



Christmas may have been a holy night, but it was not a silent night for the men and women of the New Orleans Police Department. The NOPD responded to over a dozen felonies from the LGD to the Chef. A drive-by shooting provided a stark reminder of systemic crime, and a series of armed cast a pallor over the holiday.


Two Women Missing


Christmas is a day for most families to gather with their loved ones, but today, two New Orleans families are searching for missing members. The NOPD is seeking in help in locating two missing women: Erica Simone and Latrice Morgan.


Canal Street Tree Lighting Set to Flip the Switch


Over in the French Quarter, the shoppers are already rushing home with their reasonably-priced Scandanavian treasures. But the crowds are sure to flock to Canal St. tonight in search of cheap thrills that are even brighter. The annual downtown tree lighting ceremony is set to light up Canal Street on Tuesday night (11-26).


Christmas Cutting on Canal


A Christmas Day argument turned violent in the French Quarter, according to NOPD. About 5 a.m. on Canal St., two men got into an altercation. At some point during the fight, one of the men stabbed the other man in the hand. No arrests were reported in the incident.


Tornado Watch in Effect for South Louisiana


Updated 13:16 CST

White Christmases are a mixed bag in NOLA; Yule Day snow preceded both Betsy and Katrina. Today, we're looking at a different kind of white Christmas. Hail, ice, and tornadoes are threatening the region. The National weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch (effective until 8:00 PM,) a Wind Advisory (effective until 6 PM,) and a Hazardous Weather Outlook (through the night) for Orleans and surrounding Parishes. (Maps and details for weather geeks after the jump.)


Louisiana Christmas Classics (Video)


In SoLa,, music has its own seasons also. We have songs for the Saints, songs for Mardi Gras, and of course, we have songs for Christmas. NoDef's staff took to the YouTube to dig out a few of our favorites for y'all this Noel. Representing the Cajun tradition, we found Vin Bruce's "Christmas on the Bayou." Of course, December 25th can not pass without at least one play-through of Aaron Nwville's "Louisiana Christmas Day." Rounding out our selections is a contemporary classsic with 9th Ward flair: Benny Grunch & the Bunch's "12 Y'ats of Christmas." Click through to hear them all.


Santa Tracker Plots the Way to Crescent City Christmas


From bar crawls to Celebration in the Oaks, we've seen Santa plenty of times over the past month. But tonight is the real deal. On this night, the Claus takes no pause for a worthy cause. Thanks to the always-reliable folks at NORAD and an assist from the New Orleans-based 3-D modelers at TurboSquid, Santa watchers can follow along with the fat man's generous journey. Click through to view:


Recycled New Orleans Christmas Trees to Be Used for Wetland Restoration


Christmas is the one time of year that citizens are actually encouraged to leave their garbage loose on the street. Well, at least your Christmas trees. Once you’ve stored your Who Dat ornaments safely in their boxes and moved into Mardi Gras mode, just leave your trees curbside. Not only will the City take them, they’ll recycle your tree to protect the wetlands.  


Santa's Spirits: Krewe of Kringle Takes to the Streets Tonight


by Emma Boyce

There's no need to wait by the chimney. Hundreds of Santas, reindeers, abominable snowmen and drummer boys will take to the French Quarter streets Saturday night for the tenth annual Krewe of Kringle Santa Pub Crawl sponsored by Abita Beer.  


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock