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April 18th

Sirens Album Release

Gasa Gasa (7 p.m.)

With Madonnathan & All People, Brent Houzenga, and more  


Nigel Hall and Friends 

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

with Eric Bolivar, Andrew Block, Eric Bloom, and Eric Vogel 


Uptown Get Down feat. Chicken George

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Plus DJ Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr & more


Ellis Marsalis Quartet

Snug Harbor (8 p.m., 10 p.m.)

Famous local Jazz pianist and bandleader performs  


Singin' in the Rain Screening

NOMA’s Sculpture Garden (5 p.m.)

Friday nights at NOMA and Moonlight Movies come together  



House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Rapper makes stop on his My Krazy Life tour  


Guitar Lightnin' Lee

Kermit’s Mother in Law Lounge (10 p.m.)

Bluesy New Orleans guitar   


April 19th

Booksigning with Arita Bohannan

Gallery Burguieres (7 p.m.)

Author reads and signs copies of crime drama ‘Docket 76’  


Crescent City Classic

Loyola Ave. and Poydras (8 a.m.)

Annual 10k Ends near City Park 


Easter Keg Hunt

NOLA Brewing (1 p.m.)

?Scavenger hunt beginning at the taproom, to benefit Gulf Restoration Network 


Gaynielle Neville

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

CD Release Party  



Howlin’ Wolf (9:30 p.m.)

Plus YMCMB Flow, G Unit’s Kidd Kidd, 5th Ward Weebie, and 3D Natee


SwampGrease feat. Nigel Hall & Terence Higgins 

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Andrew Block, Eric Vogel, Erica Falls, Kendrick Marshall, plus John Lisi and Delta Funk


Shoebox Lounge

Shadowbox Theatre (8 p.m.)

Shoes, booze, and prostitutes


Earth Day Fest

Armstrong Park (10 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Green Business Expo, music, and more from La. Bucket Brigade 


HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.- 3 a.m.)

Rare grooves from the '70's every Saturday 


Corey Henry's Treme Funktet

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Local trombonist and his band play traditional NOLA music, from blues, to jazz, to gospel 



April 20th

Gay Easter Parade

Armstrong Park (4:30 p.m.)

Official Gay Easter parade rolls through the French Quarter


Goodchildren Easter Parade

Press & St. Claude (1:30 p.m.)

The Social Aide & Pleasure Club throws their annual parade through the Bywater


Todd Snider 

Tipitina’s (7:30 p.m.)

Folk-rock and Americana 


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

Krown, Batiste, and Washington every Sunday 


French Quarter Easter Parade

Canal & Bourbon St. (1 p.m.)

Chris Owens leads the charge            


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf- The Den (10 p.m.)

Premiere NOLA brass with hip-hop, R&B and more 

Some French Quarter Thefts Downgraded by NOPD, IG Says

The state took a look at NOPD's crime stats on Monday, and found hundreds of crimes that were investigated by police, but went unreported. On Wednesday, the city's Inspector General released another set of findings, this time focusing on only the police district that covers the French Quarter, CBD and Marigny Triangle. The IG found that 177 crimes that should have been counted as thefts by the NOPD's 8th District were instead classified as miscellaneous crimes, or "lost or stolen" items.

French Quarter, Marigny Robberies Net $46, Cell Phones

If a pair Thursday morning incident are any indication, crime doesn't pay for much, but it does come with a free cell phone. In the French Quarter and Marigny, a pair of muggings netted the thieves a grand total of $46, according to police. Meanwhile, a trio of 7th Ward burglars entered a home where Diamond happened to be, but came away with $220.

French Quarter Crime: Jackson Sq. Stabbing, Scooter Theft (VIDEO)

French Quarter crimes rarely go unnoticed. Police are looking a pair of suspects who remain on the loose after recent incidents that were on public view, and caught on cam. On Monday, a man fled after an afternoon stabbing in Jackson Square, but police have now identified him. Another man was caught on video stealing a scooter over the weekend. Click through for more.

Speaking Neeli

Poet Neeli Cherkovski Talks Bukowski, LouJon and the Classics

Poet Neeli Cherkovski has spent time with Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Charles Bukowski. Recently, he spent some time with local writer Todd Cirillo, while visiting New Orleans.

UPDATED: SUV Sought in French Quarter Shooting (VIDEO)

Updated 6:40 p.m.: A man was shot in the French Quarter early Monday morning, and police are seeking a dark blue SUV in connection with the incident. The shooting happened about 3 a.m. near the intersection of N. Peters and Iberville Sts., according to officer Frank Robertson, a department spokesman. Surveillance video captured the vehicle of interest. 

Crime Bits: Hoodwinked Not Inked, Machete Attack

In this week's memo of misconduct, a tattoo appointment and a walk home from the bus stop turned into crime scenes. Elsewhere, a machete and glass turned into weapons. Click through to peruse all of this week's Crescent City Crime Bits.

Trio Arrested in French Quarter Robbery

After releasing a sketch and information on Sunday afternoon, police were able to track down three suspects in a weekend French Quarter robbery. On Sunday night, police arrested the trio that is allegedly responsible for a Saturday night robbery in the 900 block of St. Peter St.

French Quarter Fire

UPDATED 1:30 p.m.

New Orleans firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze on Decatur St. in the French Quarter on Thursday morning, according to the New Orleans Fire Department. About 7:20 a.m., responded to reports of a fire at 1011 Decatur St., which is the building that contains the historic Cafe Sbisa. However, the fire was later discovered to be at 1005 Decatur St. The cafe was not damaged in the blaze.

Masked Mugger Attacks Woman in French Quarter (VIDEO)

Masks are never out of place in the French Quarter, but a man who approached a woman walking from Royal St. Monday night wasn't on his way to the ball. Police are looking to see who was behind the disguise after he allegedly robbed the woman of her purse. Click through for video and details.

A Real Drag (PHOTOS)

Photo Recap of Sunday's 39th Annual Southern Decadence Parade

Decadence is winding down after a long weekend full of bare bottoms, glamorous getups, and witty costumes. Photographers Brandon Robert and Mike Schafer captured some highlight's from yesterday's parade through the French Quarter. 

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