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Today in NOLA/Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.28.16

Once you leave the Fairgrounds, check out Shorty Fest at House of Blues or Morning 40 on St. Claude, plus some local after-hours Fest music on Frenchmen. On this day in 1997, former Governor Edwards’ house was raided by FBI officials. Now, more ways to start the last weekend of JazzFest.

Memorial Benefit for Officer Rodney Thomas

This Thursday, the 2nd District Police Department and Tipitina’s come together to benefit the family of late NOPD Police Officer Rodney Thomas. Featuring three musical acts and one extra-ordinary dance crew, the night celebrates Thomas’ years of commitment to the force, his dedication to the city, and the family he left behind.

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 12.15.12

Today, you can get rowdy with some stampeding Santas, enjoy a new take on an old classic of A Christmas Carol, or head to St. Claude for some southern rock. 22 years ago today, local legends The Neville Brothers were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live. Now, read on for more on what to do this Saturday. 

Today in New Orleans: 5.18.12

Today, the Bayou Boogaloo kicks off, a pair of museums give us after hours excuses to get gussied up and a crawfish berl helps out the homeless. On this day in New Orleans, the Supreme Court upheld the "separate but equal" principle in the Plessy v. Ferguson case, which originated on the Press Street train tracks (1899) and Olympia Brass Band drummer Papa Glass was born (1927). Don't let today fly off the rails. Take stock of the schedule:

Today's Events: 1.13.12

Put away your silverware, it's Friday the 13th. But what could go wrong when Anita Hill talks Fair Housing, Styx is sailing away to the House of Blues, David Allan Coe laments downtown and Helen Gillet and Clint Maedgen team up in the Marigny. And who would offend the day the St. Philip St. Theatre was opened between Royal and Bourbon (1818) and the birthday of the late local jazz legend Danny Barker (1909). See, there's no reason to be worried. Now check some more details out:

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