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Mexcellent: Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo


We here in New Orleans are never short on reasons to celebrate — whether festivals or second-lines, we've got the whole party thing down. Still, perhaps given our French roots in the Crescent City, it's tricky to find a place to party for Cinco de Mayo, which marks Mexico's defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla.

 

NoDef offers a run down of the best events around town honoring the holiday this Friday. 


Today in NOLA 2.20.17


Celebrate Presidents' Day in NOLA by learning more about one of the most contentious political issues today with the documentary screening DAPL Lies. Or visit The Front's event “Not My President’s Day." Or, check out something entirely different at Comic Strip. On this day in 2013, FEMA discovered some of the oldest Native American archeologic artifacts south of Lake Pontchartrain including pottery shards, animal bones and clay tobacco pipes. Now, more to do this Monday.


Today in NOLA 11.18.16


Tonight, get retro at Lakefront Arena with Vanilla Ice and friends or check out AD and the Birds at the other arena. If you’re looking for local music, check out some brass on Frenchmen or Colin Lake in the Quarter. On this day in 1811, five men were selected to draft a new Louisiana constitution. Now, more to do this Friday.


Today in NOLA 11.17.16


Tonight in the Crescent City, check out a play, hear some a capella, dance to some country, or head up to Oak Street to get funky. On this day in 1906, the first Louisiana Fair was held up in Shreveport. Read more to find out what's going on this Thursday.


Today in NOLA: 11.16.16


Today in NOLA, check out a couple staples of the local music scene. Or, forget your worries with some evening erotica. On this day in 1972, two black students at Southern University in Baton Rouge, members of the group Students United, were fatally shot during a confrontation with police officers. Now, more to do this Tuesday.


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New Orleans Oyster Fest Returns This Weekend



Ask a bar full of locals whether they like there oysters charbroiled, chargrilled, fried, or raw, and you’ll busy for the next two hours hearing opposing views. However, all sides will be represented this weekend when fest season continues on with the annual New Orleans Oyster Festival. 


Today in NOLA: 5.31.16


Today is the last day before hurricane season and there will be plenty of music to calm any concerns whether you’re looking for metal, classical organ, or experimental jazz. On this day in New Orleans history, the original Canal streetcar line made its last run in 1964. More from today:


Today in NOLA: 5.29.16


Today in history: in a crushing blow to the Confederates, Union forces captured New Orleans on May 29, 1862. However, the city is thriving in 2016 with three fests and two great evening musical performances. For more to do, click on through.


Short Work of a Long Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend Events in NOLA



If you haven’t noticed by the gradual slowdown in work, Memorial Day Weekend is nearly upon us. Although some locals may be leaving town there is plenty to do here including three fests, a big boil, movies, and a more somber celebration of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.


Today in NOLA: 5.22.16


The Boogaloo wraps up today. In the evening, the music keeps going with some not-to-be-missed shows downtown. On this day in 1961, Ernie K-Doe's Mother-in-Law hit number 1 on the Billboard charts. Now for more of today:


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