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March 24th

Basic Buddhist Meditation

LIFE Yoga, 7AM

An intro course from Zen teacher Thich Thien Tri

 

Book Signing: Robert Wagner

Adler's New Orleans, 11AM

Hollywood legend signs copies of 'I Loved Her in the Movies'

 

New Creations Brass Band

B.M.C., 11am

Local Brass Band brings a mix of standards and new creations

 

Bourbon Festival

Marriot Convention Center, 6:30PM

Day one of the inaugural Bourbon Fest

 

DumbSmart Industries Showcase

The Broad Theater, 7PM

Short film showcase 

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 7:30PM

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen 

 

Matisyahu

House of Blues, 8PM

Hebrew hip hop

 

Varla Jean Merman Sings? 

Cafe Istanbul, 8PM

Preview of Merman's new show "Bad Heroine!" 

 

Flogging Molly

Joy Theater, 8:30PM

Celtic punk, feat. Skinny Lister

 

Edwardian Ball Circus Soirée

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Artist mixer before Saturday's Edwardian Ball

 

Kanye's Universe

Maple Leaf Bar, 10PM

Chapter Soul hosts a Kanye West dance party

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

All-British dance party

 

Relapse 80s/90s Dance Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Party like it's 1999

SAMEDI

March 25th

Brunch Fest

Crescent Park, 10AM

Eat to benefit LA/SPCA

 

Princess, Ponies & Superheroes 

Fair Grounds, 12PM

Family day at the grounds

 

Tank and the Bangas

The Yum Yum, 6PM

NPR faves come home from tour

 

Movie Screening: But I'm a Cheerleader

St. Mark's Church, 6PM

Caravan Cinema screens this Natasha Lyonne comedy

 

Charlie Wilson

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

Feat. Fantasia and Johnny Gill

 

Chris Rock

The Saenger Theatre, 7PM

Comedy superstar brings his "Total Blackout" tour to NOLA

 

Biz Markie

House of Blues, 7PM

80s vs. 90s - decades collide

 

Fleur de Tease

One Eyed Jack's, 8PM

FdT stages "Alice in Wonderland" 

 

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

The Howlin' Wolf, 8PM

NOLA's underground art show, plus free pancakes

 

The Rock and Roll Extravaganza

The Willow, 9PM

Masquerade ball with live music

 

Mod Dance Party

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Sweat to the oldies with DJ Matty

 

Daria & The Hip Drips

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Free show to move and groove

DIMANCHE

March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

Red

Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Reward Increased for Info on HANO Officer's Murder


On May 24, 2015, Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Officer James Bennett, Jr. was fatally shot while patrolling a construction site in Central City. Police still have few leads in the investigation. However, the reward linked to the homicide was increased 25,000 dollars today in the hopes of kickstarting the case.


Today In NOLA 9.9.15


Today in New Orleans, catch the classic Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday at the Prytania. House of Blues is hosting Blues Night 2015 and Craig Kraemer is giving a talk about post-Katrina podcasts. For your musical enjoyment, jam with Heartless Bastards at One Eyed Jacks. On this day in 1965, Hurricane Betsy hit the city, killing 76 people. Now, more events to distract you from hurricane season.  


Rewards Upped in Deaths of Kaylan Ward, Gerald Morgan


Two months after the discovery of 16-year-old Kaylan Ward’s body on the Interstate the crime remains unsolved. Likewise, detectives continue to search for clues in the unrelated murder of 17-year-old Gerald Morgan. On Wednesday (8.05),  Crimestoppers and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) made a play for more leads by increasing the reward money to 5000 dollars.


Crimestoppers, NOPD, Marshalls Laud "Clean Sweep"


The results of a month-long fugitive roundup campaign “Operation Clean Sweep” sponsored by Crimestoppers are out. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, the U.S. Marshals Service and Crimestoppers GNO announced the results in a press conference held today in the NOPD Special Operations Division warehouse located at 1899 Tchoupitoulas next to the Walmart.


Algiers: Hit-and-Run Suspect Sought


A man is severely injured after a hit-and-run that took place Friday morning, and police are seeking a suspect. The victim was standing in the doorway of his white Ford truck when the suspect crashed into him and dragged him 100 feet.  


CBD: Man Wanted for Attempted Purse Snatching


A woman foiled a purse snatching in CBD Tuesday night, and now police are looking for the pilfer artist. About 7:30 p.m., the woman was walking on Common St. to her car, which was parked near the corner of Carondelet. A man (pictured in sketch) passed her on foot, circled back, ran towards her and grabbed her purse. 


Mid-City Shooting Suspect Caught on Camera (VIDEO)


A man is in critical condition after he was shot yesterday on N. Carrollton Ave in Mid-City, and police have released surveillance footage of the suspect. NOPD found the victim shortly after 12:30 p.m., lying in a driveway after being shot multiple times. He is currently in critical condition. 


Crime Bits

Feb. 10-17: Carrollton Cutting, Bywater Carjacking, N.O. East Shooting



In this week's rundown of wrongdoing, a man was shot several times in New Orleans East, a woman was carjacked in the Bywater, and a man was cut in the Carrollton area during an altercation. Click through for more crime bits. 


Police Search for St. Roch Armed Robbers (VIDEO)


A pair is wanted for an armed robbery that took place in the St. Roch neighborhood, this morning, February 5, at 4:30 a.m. The cashier at a business in the 3100 block of Elysian Fields was greeted by two masked men in black hoodies, pointing guns and demanding money. Four videos was captured of the suspects, on various surveillance systems inside of the store and in the parking lot.


Man Missing from Central City


A 21-year-old man is missing after leaving his home on Sunday, January 15, according to NOPD. Lawrence McCarty left his residence in the 1800 block of South Liberty St. telling his family that he was heading to the Canal Street. 


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