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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (5:00PM- 11:00 PM)
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is inviting Grecophiles of all ages out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, and regional libations
The Convention Center (6:00PM-9:00 PM)
An experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs with live music by Flow Tribe
Zephyr Field (7:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
One Eyed Jacks (7:30)
Sketchy Characters Productions brings you a comedy sketch and web series that plays off the madness of the French Quarter
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
The Little Gem Saloon (8:00 PM)
The fourth evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Rock around Lee Circle tonight
Food Truck Fest Rolls Through GNO
Recently, food trucks have popped up everywhere from outside of your local watering hole to the middle of a debate in City Hall, but now they’re coming to your backyard. My House NOLA promotes food truck culture, small businesses and quirky neighborhoods with its first bi-annual mobile series, Rolling Through.
City Officials Gear Up for Bike to Work Day
In this city’s spirit of turning everything into a party, Tuesday April 9th will be your time to join in on a commuter celebration of two-wheeled transportation. Hosting the 2nd annual NOLA Bike to Work Day; Entergy, Bike Easy, Health Commissioner Dr. Karen DeSalvo, and the New Orleans City Council invite you to ditch the four-wheeled gas guzzlers for a collective team effort to go green and get in shape while biking into the office.
City's One Stop Shop Features Digital Upgrades, App
Since the beginning of Mayor Mitch's term, he's talked about streamlining City Hall. Today, da Mayor cut the ribbon on a new segment of the Perdido palace that's designed to cut away the red tape for everyone. The City's One Stop Shop is designed to make permitting less of a hassle by locating the City Planning Commission, the Safety and Permits department, the Vieux Carre Commission and the Historic District Landmarks Commission all in one seventh floor spot. But, as ever in New Orleans, the new City Hall experience is about more than physical location.
Liquor Lockdown: Moratorium Threatens Future of Jimmy's Music Club
After a long hiatus, Jimmy's Music Club temporarily reopened to host a few 1980's-inspired reunion shows, but the future of the local music venue is at stake. District A Councilmember Susan Guidry plans to reinstate a moratorium over Jimmy’s Riverbend neighborhood (8200 Willow), which would strip the club of its liquor license. Owners contend that Guidry’s use of the ordinance is illegal, citing a provision in the law that deals with time limits.
Amid Shouts, City Council Applies New Taxi Standards to Airport
by M.D. Dupuy
The crabby cabbies were at it again at City Hall today, speaking against the new resolution that requires all airport taxi drivers to abide by the recently expanded regulations. Airport drivers must outfit their vehicles with security cameras, GPS devices, air conditioning, and credit card machines. Despite some very vocal opposition, City Council passed the resolution unanimously.
Early Voters Line Up at City Hall to Cast Ballots
It’s looking more and more like we’re facing a close election in the upcoming days, as indicated by the booing Madonna received this weekend at her performance in New Orleans for endorsing President Obama’s re election. It seems all the suspense has motivated people in the Big Easy to take their strong opinions to the polls to cast their ballots ahead of schedule.
NOAH's End: Mayor Mitch Axes 11 City Boards to Cut Bureaucracy
Those who lament the byzantine and wasteful state of our municipal government will be happy to learn that Mayor Mitch heard your concerns. Da’ Mayor announced plans today to “streamline government and eliminate redundancies,” through cutting inactive and inefficient municipal boards and commissions, transferring some responsibilities to larger entities and eliminating others completely. The most celebrated elimination goes to NOAH, the controversial program best known for post-Katrina corruption.
Crabby Cabbies Take Fight to City Hall
by Erica Boni
A new set of regulations imposed on taxi drivers in New Orleans have sparked a series of citywide protests that participants claim they are planning to continue every Thursday until the city considers changing the new City taxicab regulations that were recently enacted. Last week, the disgruntled drivers tried to crash one of the mayor's press conferences. Today, they showed up at the doorstep of City Hall. NoDef caught up with the dozens of clamoring cabbies at the corner of Loyola and Perdido as they tried to get their point across.
City Unveils New Blight Flight Site, Press Conference Skirts Protesters
by Jillian Firnhaber
Today marks the launch of BlightStatus, a new website, meant to help connect citizens with information regarding the status of blighted homes in their area. Users can keep tabs on local properties, sign up for “watch-lists,” and use maps to chart the city-wide problem of urban decay.
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