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LUNDI

April 24th

Zurich Golf Classic

City Park, 11AM

Kick off to a 4-day stop on the PGA Championship tour

 

Crystal Energy Healing & Dream Play

1112 Mandeville St., 2PM

Talk dreams and crystals

 

Andrew Jackson Hotel Ghost Hunt

Andrew Jackson Hotel, 4PM

Sleepover ghost tour at the infamous hotel

 

International Sculpture Day

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 5:30PM

Artists Tara Conley, Rachel David, and Ashley Pridmore will discuss their work

 

Big Easy Entertainment Awards

The Orpheum Theater, 6PM

29th annual event

 

New Orleans Baby Cakes

Shrine On Airline, 7PM

Baby Cakes go up against the Omaha Storm Chasers

 

Movie Screening: La Bataille de Solférino

Cafe Istanbul, 7PM

French film about the 2012 presidential election, following Macron and Le Pen's victories during this weekend's round one

 

Cacao Ceremony

Nola Yoga Loft, 7:30PM

Set intentions for the Full Moon and share a cacao elixir

 

Ooh Poo Pah Doo Monday Blues

Carver Club, 8PM

Hosted by the bar's owner Miss Judy Hill

MARDI

April 25th

Earth Day Celebration

City Park, 4PM

Kiddie crafts, cooking demos, native plant sale, yoga, and more

 

April Hobnobber

The Country Club, 5:30PM

Sip and socialize, with complimentary wine and live music

 

Movie Screening: Ipileaye

Ashé Cac, 6PM

Story of the creation of the world 

 

Pony Up for Horses

Eiffel Society, 6PM

A benefit to aid horses in need

 

Vinyasa & Vino

Nola Yoga Loft, 6:30PM

All-levels yoga following by wine and dinner

 

Swing in the Oaks

City Park, 7PM

Annual free outdoor concert feat. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

 

New Moon Medicine Circle

Yes, Yoga., 7:30PM

Celebrate the cycle with visualizations, meditations, journaling, ritual, and group energy healing

 

Aaron Cohen Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local faves, feat. Danny Abel Band, Shhh

 

High Profile | New Orleans Nightlife Awards

Sidney's Saloon, 10PM

Celebrate NOLA's nightlife with Garlic Junior, Jassy, and DJ Visqueen

MERCREDI

April 26th

Wednesdays at the Square

Lafayette Square, 5PM

Feat. Flow Tribe and Robin Barnes

 

Blackout Poetry Workshop

Norman Mayer Branch Library, 5PM

Teen poetry event in blackout poetry of public library books

 

Evenings with Enrique

City Park, 5PM

Feat. Raphael Bas

 

Vietnamese Style Crawfish Boil

Black Penny, 6PM

The famous boil across from Armstrong Park returns

 

Paradigm Pizza & Pies

Paradigm Gardens, 7PM

Urban farm hosts outdoor dinner, with Ancora Pizzeria

 

Eat Your Science

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

Alton Brown live

 

Movie Screening: Annie Hall

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Rooftop screening of the Woody Allen classic

 

Sound Observatory New Orleans: The Shape of Jazz to Come

Three Keys, 9PM

This month's event features Ashlin Parker Trio 

JEUDI

April 27th

 

NOLA Distilling Co. Grand Opening

NOLA Distilling Company, 3PM

Live music from Colin Lake, food from Frencheeze & La Cocinita food trucks

 

Movie Screening: Jazz Fest Shorts

The Old U.S. Mint, 6PM

Films from the inaugural 1970 Jazz Fest

 

Threadhead Thursday

City Park Botanical Gardens, 6PM

Feat. Marcia Ball, Brass-a-Holics, and Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show

 

Sum 41 & Pierce the Veil

House of Blues, 6:30PM

The 'We Will Detonate!' tour

 

International Jazz Day

New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, 7PM

Celebration of jazz music and its influence

 

Jazz & Heritage Gala

Hyatt Regency, 7PM

19th annual benefit feat. a Neville Family Funktion and more

 

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Orpheum Theater, 9PM

Birmingham band promotes second album "Sea of Noise" 

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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