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Defender Picks



October 3rd

Gleason Gras

3525 Bienville St., 9a.m.

Race, fundraiser and fest in honor of Steve Gleason


New Orleans Wicked Wine Run

Pontchartrain Vineyards and Winery, 4:30p.m.

For those drinkers with a running problem


Art For Art’s Sake Celebratory Market

Magazine St. Art Market, 5p.m.

Art, music and champagne drink specials


Run The Jewels: Jewel Runner Fall Tour

Republic, 8p.m.

EL-P and Killer Mike also ft. Bishop Nehru and Cuz Lightyear


Art For Art’s Sake

Julia St. & Magazine St., 5p.m.

Art, music and plenty to drink


Pelicans v. Pacers

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 6p.m.

First Pelicans pre-season game


Preservation Hall Ball

The Civic, 8p.m.

Concert benefitting the Preservation Hall Foundation


October 4th

Anatomy of a Murder

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of the Halloween Classic Series


Gay Day at da Zoo

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.

Prideful adventure through the zoo


Saints v. Cowboys

Superdome, 7:30p.m.

Nola Saints take on Dallas Cowboys at home



Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.

World premier of this contemporary ballet


Taste The Rainbow

The AllWays Lounge, 9p.m.

Drag and burlesque presented by Dykeadence


October 5th

Mac McClelland

Tulane LBC, 8p.m.

Award-winning human rights journalist and author


In The Valley Below

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Also ft. The Moth & The Flame



Peace Officer

Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.

Documentary about police militarization and brutality


Witness to Change: From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Sybil Haydel Morial’s memoir


Nikki Glaser

Freret St. Publiq House, 7p.m.

Comedian as a part of Hell Yest Fest



October 6th


Mardi Gras World, 8p.m.

Latch, Help Me Lose My Mind musicians



Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Flick about child assassins


Night Bus to the Afterlife

Columns Hotel, 7p.m.

Mortality and the Gulf South


Tommy Malone

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Nola native guitarist


Open Ears Music Series

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

This week ft. WATIV


October 7th


Champions Square, 8p.m.

English indie rock band


George Ezra

The Civic, 7:30p.m.

Also ft. Andrew Duhon


Brand New

UNO Lakefront Arena, 7:30p.m.

Alt-rock band from Long Island


Screwtape Letters

The Saenger, 8p.m.

Theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ novel


South Toward Home

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Travels in Southern Literature


October 8th

ASAP Rocky

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Harlem rapper come to NOLA



The Civic, 8p.m.

Swedish heavy metal band


Twin Shadow

Republic, 8p.m.

Dominican-American musician


Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. King Edward


Creole Son

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Account of Edgar Degas in Nola


October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser

Jazz Fest (Eve) After Hours: 4.23.15

The Fest has not yet begun. The late night shows have. Over the next two weeks, there will be plenty of power pairing and celebrity sit-ins. Tonight is not a bad start though. Dr. John, Stanton Moore, Band of Heathens, Jon Cleary, and the Soul Rebels are just a few of the late night choices. A full guide to tonight’s music options follows.

Today in NOLA: 9.20.14

Dr. John pays a house call tonight with a hometown show at the Joy Theatre. Big Sam’s Funky Nation comes to Blue Nile, and Tiptina’s prepares to kick off Saints season (first home game is tomorrow!). Plus, a conservation official from the African Wildlife Trust lectures at the zoo. Details tonight:

Dr. John Hospitalized, Newport & NYC Gigs Cancelled

Louisiana legend, Dr. John was rushed to a New York City hospital last night. The Nite Tripper was scheduled toheadline a double bill at Central Park's Summerstage along with NOLA based, Hurray for the Riff-Raff, but after the opening act, the show ended. According to the openers and twitter, the good Doctor was feeeling ill and sought out medical help before his gig was slated to begin. 

Local & Nat'l Artists Join for Dr. John Tribute at the Saenger

The revamped Saenger Theatre has hosted Broadway musicals and national acts since they reopened last June, but fans will only have one night to catch Dr. John’s star studded tribute show. “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac and His Music” is coming to the Saenger this summer, and it will feature artists from Irma Thomas to Widespread Panic.

Trombone Shorty, Dr. John in NBA All Star Halftime Show (VIDEO)

Most of the players were from outside of Louisiana, but the NBA All Star Game's halftime show was filled with locals. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and friends and Dr. John joined Gary Clark Jr., Janelle Monae, and Earth, Wind & Fire for a performance that transitioned seamlessly from Mardi Gras classics like "Iko Iko" to Janelle Monae's R&B hit "Electric Lady." Click through to watch. 

Jam Session

Locals Kept in the Hoop for NBA All-Star Weekend

This weekend, the newly named Smoothie King Center will host the 63rd annual NBA All Star game. The Crescent City will again be the center of national TV attention for the dunk contest and other events of All-Star Saturday night, as well as the game itself on Sun., Feb. 16. But there are plenty of other events getting locals involved all weekend.  

French Quarter Fest Counts Down to Dr. John, Roots of Music

French Quarter Fest is back this year, bringing fresh local talent to the stage, along with some veteran musicians. Organizers, sponsors, and supporters of French Quarter Fest gathered in Jackson Square this morning to usher in the event's 31st run, and to introduce this year's poster. While Dr. John is returning after a 24 year hiatus from the fest, the young artists of the Roots of Music are getting a chance to perform on the big stage for the first time.

Six Months Later, Dr. John Responds to Jazz Fest Review

Some musicians claim to never read their reviews. Dr. John's approach apparently involves a cooling off period. Six months ago, the New Orleans piano master took some flack for his first JazzFest performance with his new band, the Nite Trippers. The April 28 review from's Keith Spera said the 72-year-old 's new band, which was led by trombonist Sarah Morrow, "never caught fire" at the Fair Grounds. Apparently, Dr. John couldn't let that one go. In a letter to the editor published today at website, the man born Mac Rebennack rebutted Spera.

Today in New Orleans 8.16.13

Tonight in City Park, jazz vocalist and guitarist Cristina Perez is keeping NOMA open late. Dr. John is at Tipitina's, and Who Dats will flock to the Superdome for the Saints' second preseason game. On this day in 1831, "The Great Barbados Hurricane" hit west of Baton Rouge and killed 1500 people. Now, more ways to kick off your weekend. 

Top Chef New Orleans Reveals Premiere Date, Guest Stars (VIDEO)

With the all the Padma sightings around town and video teasers, it's clear Bravo is jumping on the Big Easy bandwagon. Top Chef came to New Orleans for their 11th season, and now they've told us when the world will get to see it on TV. 

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Theatre Critic

Michael Martin


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Film Critic

Jason Raymond


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