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Defender Picks



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


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

Drinking Culture

The Quarter's Very Public House: Molly's at the Market

Gentle reader, the New Orleanian is no great lover of leaving New Orleans. For some, the mere crossing of the Canal Street neutral ground is a Homeric expedition. And I had sojourned this past weekend in Baton Rouge. Out of that heart of darkness I returned, through lurking wetlands and in horror. I just needed one tiny drink in a place of comfort. Perhaps two draughts in a barroom where even the faces of those unmet were familiar. Friends, no more than three cup-borne constitutionals was all that I would require in Molly’s at the Market.

Chase Follows Low Stakes Stickup in Quarter

The Eighth District and a few of their friends got a serious workout Saturday (5.09) morning in the Quarter. After a low stakes robbery, a wild chase around the Vieux Carre ensued. Heck, a cabbie even joined in the hunt.

Quarter Gats: NOPD Makes Illegal Carry Bust

Some residents have described the City as the "wild west" recently. The French Quarter Task Force do not agree and they certainly do not condone citizens packing heat without a permit. Two men were arrested at the corner of Quarter and booked with Illegal Carrying of a Firearm on Tuesday (5.05) night.

Clues Emerge After Woman Stabbed in Quarter

Early on Saturday morning, a fight in the Quarter turn bloody. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are now looking for a man who may be able to answer some questions about the incident.

Drinking Culture

French 75 After The Ban

Gentle reader, it has come to pass. A new Prohibition has befallen. Capitol P, my friends; writ large and red in a Stalinist font. O woe to frail liberty! Weep for her broken body! And come with me to a place out of the past. Assuage the sorrow of the smoking ban in the balm of an expertly made cocktail. And look to see if the goddamned world still turns in that most excellent refuge of the refined drinker and once refined smoker, The French 75 Bar.

Drinking Culture

Pew Study: The Abbey

Gentle reader, Lower Decatur Street is the supermassive black hole at the center of the Dive Bar Galaxy. Four or five drinking holes occupy more-or-less the same point of a sodden singularity. Woe unto those who set toe across that event horizon where time and space contort. For many a careless patron has passed within for a drink only to emerge and find the job gone, the Land Baron unpaid, the kids all grown up and spiteful. But to hell with it: I’m going to the Abbey.

Shuck Smoke: Kitchen Fire at Felix's

Quarter residents and visitors had a scare Thursday (4.16) morning when a fire broke out at oyster mecca, Felix’s (739 Iberville Street). In another stellar performance, the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) managed to get the blaze under control within 25 minutes.

Singing in the Rain (FQF Photos)

By Dr. Bill Copen

Sunday (4.12) saw some showers, but the rain did not stop the French Quarter Fest. Local favorites like Kermit Ruffins, Rockin' Dopsie, and Stanton Moore all inspired big crowds to dance the downpour away. NoDef's Dr. Bill Copen braved the elements to find the fun.

BigBelly is Smart... And Hungry for the Quarter's Trash

When Mayor Mitch talks about big bellies in the Quarter, he’s not taking jabs at tourists from Alabama. Today, Landrieu and the Department of Sanitation announced a plan to flood the neighborhood with solar powered BigBelly trash compactors.

Bonnet Bash

Three Parades Celebrate Easter in the Quarter

New Orleans throws a pretty big party for the Tuesday before Lent, and the Sunday after the fast ain’t too shabby either. It just wouldn't be a New Orleans holiday without some marchin' and tossin'. Three parades make their way through the Quarter today. Read on for full details.

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