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Today in NOLA 9.9.17

This Saturday, celebrate the great Mississippi at the Downriver Festival. Intramural Productions stages a play by Patti Smith and Sam Shepard. The Ogden hosts a curatorial talk, while Grow On hosts an artists showcase. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Saints first game in NOLA, beginning the longstanding rivalry against the Atlanta Falcons. Now, more to do today. 

Blush Hour: Red Dress Run 2013

It’s the Friday before Red Dress Run, the time when men all over New Orleans begin begging their feminine friends to borrow frocks. For the second year in a row, festivities begin and end at Armstrong Park. The countdown is on, but there’s still time to preregister for the least athletic two-mile run of the year. Stop by the Racetrack on Gentilly Blvd. until 9pm tonight, and spend $70 for charity, beer, live music, and daylong debauchery. Participants can also register the morning of for $75.

Today in New Orleans 5.4.13

JazzFest isn't the only major event in the Crescent City this Saturday. Daiquiri defenders are headed to Magazine for today's celebration of go-cup culture, giant puppets are still in the Marigny, and more! On this date in 1970, author T.H. Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography on Huey Long. Now, more to do before it gets too late. Stay with NoDef for complete after hours coverage. 

Today in New Orleans: 7.2.12

Today, celebrate Independence day a little early with Marine and Navy brass bands at St. Louis Cathedral, listen to Paul Sanchez talk and sing at Crescent City Books, check out “Hit Girl” weild a gun for a different reason in Hick (R) at Zeitgeist, and nightly music. On this day in history, Lee Allen, late tenor sax legend and session player at Cosimo’s with Dave Bartholomew, was born in Pittsburgh (1926) and funky bass player Nick Daniels III of the Neville Bros. and Dumpstaphunk was born in New Orleans (1955).

Wednesday at the Square

By Laura Cayouette

Tonight, ReBirth takes to Lafayette Square, funkin' for free. Harvest the Music event. Harvest the Music benefits Second Harvest Food Bank and is a free weekly event every Wednesday at 5 pm through November 3rd.

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