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Bacchanal! Ernst Cafe Gears Up for Parade Party

New Orleans loves a reason to throw a party. Sometimes, one party is reason to throw another. Such is the case with parades. Today, Ernst Cafe announce the details of their annual Bacchus Bash, a day long mini-fest preceding the super-krewe’s roll.

Today in New Orleans 2.10.13

Super Sunday is here, and the parades are rolling early on account of the rain! On this day in 1932, late Zydeco legend Rockin' Dopsie was born in Carencro, Louisiana. Stay with NoDef for post-parade listings. Happy Mardi Gras!

All You Hold Beer

Avenue Pub, Local Bars Plan Menu of Tasting, Crawls to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

New Orleans’ fourth Craft Beer Week is almost here, so put your drinking pants on and get ready to learn about that American industry that combines the ruggedly individual spirit of drinking something that isn't Bud or Miller, and the very communal act of gathering over a brew.

Jolly Jaunts: Reindeer, Santas Set to Run for CBD Holiday Cheer

Usually, we mark our holidays by standing around and drinking. But, in the already-bustling CBD, the holidays are a time for running. For those of us old enough to partake in winter's finest warming beverages (and don a beard), next week's Running of the Santas will provide all the elixirs, along with NOLA's answer to a Flaming Lips concert. But in the Spirit of Christmas etiquette guide, reindeer are always first. On Saturday, the Reindeer Run lets all the red-nosed kids run free down Canal St.

Today's Events: 7.9.11

July 9, when the 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, granting full citizenship to African Americans (1868), when the inaugural Wimbledon Championships opened (1877), when British and Canadian forces captured Caen, France in WWII’s Battle of Normandy (1944), when Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles(1962), and when Pan Am Flight 759 crashed in Kenner, Louisiana, killing 145 (1982); it’s when June Jordan (1936), O.J. Simpson (1947), Courtney Love (1964), Jack White (1975), and Fred Savage (1976) were born, and when Zachary Taylor, the nation’s 12th President, died. So take a walk in City Park, and then:

Rolling of the Bulls

Mr. Testis, New Route Await San Fermin Fiesta Goers

This weekend, the CBD will be transformed into a wild, red and white, fanatical fiesta of sangria, music and bulls, as the city pays homage to the festival of San Fermin, which takes place in Pamplona, Spain.

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