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Defender Picks



November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity


December 1st

Pelicans v. Grizzlies

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

Memphis takes on Nola


The Art of Giving

Ogden Museum, 5p.m.

A holiday shopping events


Until The Beat Stops

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

A novel by Stella Mowen


Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Compilation by Mark Yakich



Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Broadway smash-hit


December 2nd

Tank and The Bangas Backyard Hangout

1032 St. Maurice St., 6p.m.

Also ft. The Original Pinettes Brass Band


A Dark and Stormy Night

The Arbor Room, 6:30p.m.

An evening of cocktails and ghost stories


Pelicans v. Rockets

Toyota Center, 7p.m.

Nola heads to Houston


Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Arrival

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Compliation of writing about “arriving”


Cas Haley

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

In the Den


December 3rd

Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. Roman Street


Prism Break

Zeitgeist, 6p.m.

An interactive video installation


The Butlers of Iberville Parish

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s


An Evening with Lusher’s Creative Writing Program

Maple Street Book Shop, 5:30p.m.

Students read from their original work


December 4th

Newcomb Art Department Holiday Sale

Carroll Gallery, 10a.m.

Ft. works in glass, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry and more



Home for the Holidays

Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 8p.m.

Fundraiser honoring returned Nola homeowners


The Soul Stoned Fest

The Willow, 8:30p.m.

Art, music and visuals


Doombalaya & CakeWalk

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

A couple Nola bands jam for the weekend


Pelicans v. Cavaliers

Smoothie King Center, 8:30p.m.

Cleveland comes to New Orelans


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

This week ft. Artist Perspective with John Barnes


December 5th

St. Nicholas Day Fair

French Market, 10a.m.

Ft. the Saint Nick Secondline, facepaint and more


Algiers Bonfire & Concert

Algiers Ferry Landing, 5p.m.

“A Riverfront Holiday Celebration”


12 Brews of Christmas

House of Blues, 6p.m.

$20 to taste 12 seasonal beers


NOLA Polar Express

Freret St. Publiq House, 8p.m.

Benefit for CASA New Orleans


3rd Annual Krampus Gras

The Voodoo Lounge, 10p.m.

Dancing, drinking and fundraising for Planned Parenthood


December 6th

White Christmas

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of the Holiday Movie Series


Saints v. Panthers

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 3:25p.m.

Carolina comes to Nola


Bikes Vs. Cars

Zeitgeist, 9p.m.

Bikes for change



Saenger, 2p.m.;7:30p.m.

Broadway smash-hit

Today in NOLA: 9.24.14

How do you feel about folk-rock? NOLA gets a double dose tonight with the Felice Brothers at Tipitina’s and songwriter Richard Buckner at the Beatnik. Plus, the legendary Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters at d.b.a. and some very short original plays. Full details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 9.22.14

Raise a bow and take a bow: the New Orleans Civic Symphony presents a fall concert featuring a trio of Romantic composers. Indie dream-rock band Real Estate plays at One Eyed Jacks. Happy birthday to New Orleans-born rapper Mystikal—he’ll be 44 today. Read on for more music picks tonight, including some you can play yourself:

Today in New Orleans 8.14.13

Tonight, the Austin-based duo Technicolor Hearts is on St. Claude, with Hill Country Hounds Uptown at the Maple Leaf. On this day in 1903, Albert Batson was hanged in Calcasieu Parish after being tried and convicted for murdering five members of the Earle family. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Today in New Orleans 6.12.13

Today, enjoy funk, indie, R&B, and more at Algiers Point! Mardi Gras Indian music is at the Howlin’ Wolf, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington is playing his weekly gig. On this day in 2011, Lil Wayne was featured on an episode of MTV Unplugged, making him the fourth rapper to ever appear on the show. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Today in New Orleans 4.14.13

You might need to bring your plastic ponchos and rain boots, but French Quarter Fest is still on! Later, see some local film, Colin Lake at dba, and the Iguanas at City Park. On this day in 1999, Juvenile was the musical guest on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien.’ Now, more to do this rainy Sunday.

Today in New Orleans 4.4.13

Tonight, Hurray for the Riff Raff plays d.b.a., Susan Cowsill is performing at City Park's Botanical Gardens, and Delfeayo Marsalis is at the Ogden. Happy Birthday to bluesman Robert Cage, born April 4, 1937. Now, more to do this Thursday.

Today in New Orleans 3.4.13

Monday is back, but there’s still plenty of live music, fashion, and fun to be had all over the city. On this day in 1864, Michael Hahn became the Federal Governor of Louisiana. Now, more ways to kick off your workweek. 

Today in New Orleans 2.23.13

This morning, bring the whole family to the Ogden for a lesson on our city’s cultural roots. Later on, head to Ashe for “Redd Linen Night,” see live theatre in Mid City, and more. On this day in 1983, local artists Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Queen Ida, and Toto all won Grammy awards. Now, it’s time to plan your Saturday.

Today in New Orleans 2.22.13

Tonight, see a play about Malcolm X, enjoy some contemporary Cajun music, or enjoy some indie rock on Oak Street. Happy Birthday to the late Ernie K-Doe, a local R&B legend who would have made 77 today. Now, more to do this Friday night.

Today in New Orleans 2.21.13

Tonight, make groceries in Mid City, then head to Chickie Wah Wah and see Trampled Under Foot on their NOLA tour stop. On this day in 1949, Satchmo made it on to the cover of Time Magazine. Now, more to do this Thursday. 

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