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September 3rd


OEJ, 7p.m.

Rock/metal from Olympia, Washington


Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 6p.m.

This week ft. Chase Gassaway



Contemporary Arts Center, 7p.m. 

Film screening explores the life a Parisian musician after the peak of his musical career


Bayou International Reggae Night 

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

Reggae spun by DJ T



Freret St. Publiq House, 9:30p.m.

The classic Nola crew rocks Freret


Thursdays at Twilight

City Park, 6p.m.

This week ft. Joe Krown Swing Band


Tulane v. Duke

Yulman Stadium, 8:30p.m.

Tulane's first home football game of the season


September 4th

Mötley Crüe

Smoothie King Center, 8p.m.

The heavy metal band’s final tour


Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music


Saints vs. Packers

Lambeau Field, 6p.m.

Last preseason game



Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Arts and Letters with Thomas Beller


Foundation Free Fridays

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Free evening of music this week ft. Flow Tribe and Stoop Kids


futureBased + Carneyval

Republic, 10p.m. 

Get your electronic fix


September 5th

Super Fresh Hip Hop Fest

Lakefront Arean, 8p.m.

Salt N Pepa, Slick Rick and others take Nola


Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music



Howlin’ Wolf, 9:30p.m.

Naughty Professor + Elysian Feel and more



Bourbon Street Extravaganza

Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, 6p.m.

Free outdoor concert as part of Southern Decadence


Crescent City Farmer’s Market

700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.

Downtown edition of the city's prime local market


September 6th

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Last day to grab some seafood and catch some jams


Mistress America

Prytania, 12p.m.;2p.m.;4p.m.;6p.m.;8p.m.;10p.m.

A college freshman is seduced by her step-sister’s mad schemes


What So Not

Republic, 9p.m.

Australian electronic music project


September Open Mic & Slam

Old Marquer Theater, 6:30p.m.

Monthly slam and fundraiser 


Southern Decadence Walking Parade

Golden Lantern, 2p.m.

Pride and parades

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.

'Gutterpunk Roundup'

Your leftovers are safe for a few days. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) say that 28 people were arrested on Friday (3.27) night “to address recent nuisance violation complaints.” Supportive residents are calling it something else: “a gutterpunk roundup.”

Gumshoes ID Person of Interest in Bourbon Shooting

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) have ID’d a person of interest in a Saturday (3.21) shooting on Bourbon Street just a block from the Eighth District’s HQ.

Double Shooting in Quarter

On Saturday (3.21) a double shooting in the Quarter left one man dead and another hospitalized. The site of the gunfight was only feet away from the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD)’s Eighth District station.

10-Year-Old Quarter Drummer Missing

A 10-year-old boy has gone missing. While his guardian does not know where the juvenile is, he may be familiar to some Quarter rats. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are asking for citizens of the city to help in the search.

Flimsy Alibi: Police Release Video of FQ Bar Stabbing

On Monday (3.16) morning, a bar fight straight out of a movie, replete with broken bottles, broke out in The Alibi (811 Iberville Street). Today, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) released video of the incident.

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