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Today in NOLA 9.15.17

Looking to get your weekend started right? Friday Nights at NOMA will present new art and a film screening, plus live music. Martini Madness brings 25 varieties of martinis to City Park. DJ Soul Sister spins her tunes at One Eyed Jacks at her regular dance party, while horror themed burlesque will take over The Willow. On this day in 1699, Jean-Baptiste de Bienville tricked his competitors in a move known as the English Turn, keeping the English out of the future territory of Louisiana. Details tonight:

Today in NOLA 7.3.17

Ah, 4th of July eve! Today, settle in on the Great Lawn for a free display of tunes and pyrotechnics, learn about the spirit of outdoor culture, learn how to art, or bless your ears with a special edition of Instant Opus. On this day in 1930, Pierre Dewey LaFontaine Jr. (aka Pete Fountain) was born in New Orleans. He would go onto appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 56 times and play at the Hollywood Bowl.

Today in NOLA 7.1.17

Kick off Fourth of July weekend with a plant sale in the park, have a head-banging good time with some girls who rock, view a new art exhibition about our Jamaican neighbors, or continue on with Essence Fest festivities. On this day in 1929, one of the longest and most violent transit railway strikes began ... a strike which, strangely enough, gave birth to the po boy sandwich. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Today in NOLA 4.25.17

Today, live out your La La Land fantasy when d.b.a. is transformed into the film's jazz club Seb's. City Park hosts an Earth Day celebration in their botanical gardens. Nigerian director Araba Ifáyemí Elébuìbon will present a screening of latest film Ipileaye with the Congo Square Preservation Society. Come out and see NOLA's nightlife stars at an awards show held at Sidney's, or support horses in need at the Louisiana Humane Society's benefit party. On this day in 1999, Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew were reunited on stage at Jazz Fest after 12 years. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in NOLA 3.31.17

This Friday, find sympathy for the devil with the New Orleans Opera. The Saenger welcomes an orchestral performance of the “Final Fantasy” theme music, while the Roamin’ Jasmine plays Bar Mon Cher. City Park will host an art show and sale en plein air in their Botanical Garden. This day in history, St. John the Baptist Parish was created (1807), and "I Wonder" by Louis Amstrong and His Orchestra entered the R&B Jukebox Chart (1945). Now, more to do tonight. 

Hogs Cancels Friday

Sustained showers have rained on the pork parade at City Park. Hog for the Cause announced that their annual pork fest will cancel Friday (4.01) festivities. Saturday (4.02) is still a go according to organizers.

Fest Toast

Brunch Fest is Coming

NOLA offers a fest for almost every occasion except our celebrated brunches—until now. The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (La-SPCA) announced that first annual Brunch Fest NOLA will be held on April 3rd.

Swap Shop

Last year, protesters scaled trees in City Park to protest the construction of a new, 18 hole golf course. When the theatrics of the airborne occupation faded, arguments turned toward the illegal destruction of wetlands. Today, Park admins announced that Louisiana will spend roughly 20,000 dollars to compensate for the loss of the wetlands clearing the way for course construction to continue.

Bud's Broiler Bandit

Updated 12:07p.m.

High quality meat and glowing charcoal was simply not enough for one man on Sunday (12.06) night. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) arrested a man for Armed Robbery after a scene that involved Bud’s Broiler employees fighting off the alleged thief.

Park Place Prowlers

A pair of thieves set their sights on unlocked cars this weekend. Although, the perps wore gloves toms their fingerprints, they forgot about the eyes in the sky. Surveillance footage provided the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) with some solid leads.

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