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July 28th

Food Truck Friday

Champions Square, 11AM

Feat. even more trucks


Dinner and a ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Trolls


John Waters Film Festival


The Pope of Trash's classic 1981 film, Polyester


Astrology: Basics of Chart Reading

New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts, 7PM

Demystifying the chart: glyphs, houses, aspects, and more


Leonardo Hernandez Trio

Casa Borrega, 7PM

A night of Latin jazz


Akira Movie Night

Art Klub, 8PM

A night for anime


Corey Feldman

Southport Music Hall, 8PM

The 80's idol comes to town with his Angels 



Siberia, 9PM

Feat. Cave of Swimmers + Smoke


Blue Velvet

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Feat. Skelatin, Dusty_tupelo + The Family Band


Foundation Free Fridays

Tipitina's, 10PM

Feat. Rory Danger & The Danger Dangers and more


Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 11PM

Feat. Zander, Javier Drada 


July 29th

Cocktail Treasure Hunt

Chartres House, 10AM

Hosted by the Krewe of Crescent City Dames


Stretch Your Day Out

The Drifter Hotel, 10AM

Poolside yoga


Summer Shrimp Boil-Off

Seaworthy, 2PM

Three chefs compete to make the best boil


Brush Lettering Workshop

Lionheart Prints, 2PM

Learn the art of penmanship


Cool Down Block Party

4100-4300 Magazine St., 5PM

Live music, free drinks, special sales, and more



Pan American Stadium, 6:30PM

Gaffa FC versus Cajun Soccer Club


Hot Summer Nights in the Ice Pit

Orpheum Theater, 7PM

A night of comedy


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8PM

Monthly showcase at HOB


Mythological Hybrids 

Bar Redux, 9PM

Psych-rock sci-fi


Rocky Horror Picture Show

MechaCon Convention, 12AM

Feat. shadow cast, costumes, props 


July 30th

Brunch & Burn

St. Roch Market, 10AM

Yogalates, with food & mimosas to follow


Free Yoga Class

Parleaux Beer Lab, 11AM

$1 off beers for all attendees


Sacred Marketplace

Congo Square, 12PM

Unveiling the refurbished historic marker


Harry Potter's Birthday Party

Tubby & Coo's, 2PM

It's the boy wizard's bday


Cauche Mar & Evers

Castillo Blanco Art Studios, 9PM

Feat. Delish Da Goddess, Ekumen, Pine Box Social



Prytania Theatre, 10PM

Christopher Nolan's mind-bending masterpiece


July 31st

The Well

St. Anna's Episcopal Church, 2PM

A woman's poetry circle


Start-Up Institute for Small Businesses

Urban League of Louisiana, 5:30PM

Start of month-long business training program


Larry Correia

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

Signing and reading from Monster Hunter Siege


Elemental Dignities

New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts, 7PM

Working with the elements in tarot


August Alsina

House of Blues, 7PM

NOLA-born musician


Helen Gillet

Bacchanal, 7:30PM

Sip some wine and listen to the jazzy starlet 


Burlesque Bingo

Bar Mon Cher, 8PM

Lefty Lucy presents the art of the tease and bingo


Faun and a Pan Flute

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Atlanta musicians take over the Instant Opus series


August 1st

Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns

The Spotted Cat, 6PM

Jazz singer with a vintage twist


Yoga at the Windchime Tree

Singing Oak, 6PM

Jai Bhakti Yoga class


Big Easy Rollergirls

3632 Desire Pkwy., 6:30PM

Open scrimmage


Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Future funk stars return home


Nite Jewel

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Geneva Jacuzzi, Harriet Brown


Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf Bar, 10:30PM

Grammy-winning brass band


August 2nd

Melt & Pour Soap Making 101

Central City Library, 5:30PM

Basics of soap making


Kitchen Medicine: The Root of Health 
Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Health starts in the kitchen 



Champions Square, 7PM

Feat. Jimmy Eat World


Volunteer Interest & Members Meeting

Nola Community Printshop, 7:30PM

Monthly meeting


Dirty Dancing

Second Line Brewing, 8PM

Nobody puts baby in the corner


Police Squad

Bar Redux, 9PM

Noir parody night with New Orleans Film Noir Society


Walter “Wolfman” Washington

d.b.a., 10PM

Fiery blues on Frenchmen every week

Scenes From Coco Robicheaux's Jazz Funeral

There was no hearse baring Coco Robicheaux's body Monday afternoon. But when the police escort arrived late, a walk through the gates was in order. The huge brass band assembled played "A Closer Walk With Thee" and Jennifer Jones lead the procession from the corner of Chartres and Frenchmen into nearby Washington Square Park. With no internment necessary inside the gates, the party began. Hundreds gathered on the streets of the Marigny and French Quarter to Walk with the Spirit one final time, and send off the 64-year-old bluesman and New Orleans icon, who passed after collapsing at the Apple Barrel Nov. 25. Click through for photos.

Today's Events: 12.12.11

Today, we send off Coco Robicheaux with a second line and musical tribute, House of Pleasures screens at Chalmette Movies, and Strange Baby plays their first show at the Saint after a free screening of Dancehall Queen. But on previous 12/12s, Delhi replaced Calcutta as India’s capital (1911), Frank Sinatra was born (1915), the first motel (the Motel Inn) opened in California (1925), and Free Willy’s killer whale Keiki died (2003). Now back to today:

More Details About Coco Robicheaux's Second Line

As expected, the Dec. 12 second line to honor the life of the late bluesman and NOLA icon Coco Robicheaux is shaping up as a giant affair that will send off a beloved member of the community in high celebratory style. And, for the community of musicians and locals that congregate around Frenchmen Street, it's not the only celebration of life scheduled around that time Coco's close friend and longtime musical collaborator, Kenny Holladay, also died of cancer recently. Robicheaux was personally involved in putting together a benefit for Holladay, which is scheduled for Dec. 11 at Checkpoint Charlie's, said event organizer and Robicheaux friend Chris "Shaggy" Davis.

Flying Away

Two Second Lines Planned to Send off Coco Robicheaux

As the news of the sudden death of beloved bluesman and NOLA icon Coco Robicheaux settles in this week, plans emerged for two second lines that will help Coco pass back to the Spiritland.


Coco Robicheaux's Second Line Scheduled

Updated 11/29, 7 p.m.

Family members and kin have scheduled details of a memorial second line for recently passed bluesman and NOLA icon Coco Robicheaux. The procession is scheduled to begin on Frenchmen St. at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. The march will end in the French Quarter at the House of Blues, where a night of music dedicated to the late 64-year-old Ascension Parish native is scheduled from 6 p.m. - til. 

Coco Robicheaux Passes

Iconic Bluesman & Friend to NOLA Heads "Home"

Bluesman and local icon Coco Robicheaux died Friday evening after suffering a heart attack at the Apple Barrel on Frenchmen Street, bar staff said. According to witnesses, paramedics were able to briefly revive the local legend. Bar staff said he passed an hour later at a local hospital. One confidante described his last words simply as, "I'm home."


Coco Robicheaux Passes

Bluesman and local icon Coco Robicheaux died Friday evening after suffering a heart attack at the Apple Barrel on Frenchmen Street, bar staff said. According to witnesses, paramedics were able to briefly revive the local legend. Bar staff said he passed an hour later at a local hospital. One confidante described his last words simply as, "I'm home."

Do Whatcha Wanna

Deconstructing the Season 2 Finale of 'Treme' with Coco Robicheaux and Mike Kimmel

 As Season 2 of 'Treme' came to an end Sunday night, NoDef once again went to Buffa's to talk with local characters who were in the show.

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