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August 30th

The Cincinnati Kid
Historic NO Collection, 10:30a.m.
Starring Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson (free)


George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners, Tab Benoit
Howlin’ Wolf, 4p.m.
Plus Bonerama, The Boogiemen, Dave Ferrato and Tchoupazin & more


Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & His Thunder Band
Kajun’s, 5p.m.
Stay late for karoke


Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie


Two Gentlemen of Lebowski - A Reading
Mid City Theatre, 8p.m.
A comedy reading that’s half Shakespeare, half Dude ($10)


Panty Wasted, TV-MA, Beautiful Sons, Liquid Nailz
Siberia, 9p.m.

Decadence punk show benefits LGBTQ prisoner advocates Black & Pink New Orleans


Yelephants, Donovan Wolfington, Pope
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
All-star local band lineup in the Quarter ($5)


Rebirth Brass Band
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Grammy-winning band is a can't-miss New Orleans standout ($15)


Caddywhompus, Vox and the Hound
Carrollton Station, 10p.m.
Local indie math rock champions


Part Time, Sea Lions
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
California synth-psych ($5)


Naked Karaoke—Decadence Edition
Allways Lounge, 10p.m.
Clothing optional, in case karaoke wasn’t bad enough

TNM Presents: The Megaphone Show
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.
The New Movement’s flagship storytelling improv show ($8)


August 31st

Southern Decadence Parade
Royal Street, 2p.m.
Official song: Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch”


Musical Mediation: Travis Bird
Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.
Local singer-songwriter offers a partially improvised set (by donation)


Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie


Bounce TV Summer Music Festival
Lakefront Arena, 7p.m.
Starring Maze ft. Frankie Beverly & Patti Labelle ($60+)


Hi Ho Silver Oh, Dark Rooms
the BEATnik, 10p.m.
Precious pop from Los Angeles


Psychedelic Winter
One Eyed Jacks, 10p.m.
A tribute to Pink Floyd tribute ($10)



Polyphonic Spree, Sarah Jaffe
Southport Hall, 10p.m.
Choral rock band from Dallas (rescheduled date)


September 1st

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 1p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie


Heroes: A Labor Day Screening Program
Antenna Gallery, 3-7:30p.m.

A selection of documentaries on America’s workers


Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Luis Buñuel’s 1961 film is rich with intrigue


Alexis & the Samurai
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Indie folk duo perform every Monday


King James & the Special Men
BJ's Lounge, 10p.m.

Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues

French Quarter Festival Schedule Released

FQF Releases Full Schedule, P.J. Morton & Dr. John Performing

It's time to start circling blocks and shifting work schedules. The 27th annual French Quarter Festival unveiled their complete schedule this morning.  

NOPD: 4 Men Kidnap, Rape Woman in French Quarter


A woman was kidnapped from the French Quarter and sexually assaulted over the weekend, police said. Authorities say four men were involved in the incident, which occurred around 1 or 2 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Downtown Irish Club Parade Marks St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day, New Orleans! The streets were filled with green over the weekend, but one Club ensures that there's still a reason to celebrate on St. Patrick's feast day, itself. The Downtown Irish Club is set to step off from Bywater's Bud Rip's at 6 p.m., and head for Bourbon St.

Italian Group Celebrates St. Joseph's Day with Parade, 400 Pounds of Pasta

by Stacy Coco

A little red and white will be mixed in with all the green that's set to take to the Crescent City streets this weekend. The Italian-American Marching Club (IAMC) is hosting it’s annual St. Joseph’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 15, stepping off at 6 p.m.

Repeat Robber Sought for French Quarter, Marigny Muggings

NOPD detectives are looking for a suspect that is believed to be responsible for three armed robberies over the past week. The man (pictured in sketch) most recently struck Wednesday night near the corner of Burgundy St. and Spain St., police said.

Man Goes Missing on Bourbon Street

A man went missing Monday night after stepping into a Bourbon St. courtyard to smoke a cigarette, according to NOPD. Jonathan Arnold, 26, was last seen by friends when they were drinking at a club about 7:30 p.m. at a club in the 500 block of Bourbon St., police said.

Visitors & Veterans of Lundi Gras (Photos)

Locals love to complain about Vieux Carre rookies, but tourists were not the only rowdy pedestrians carousing in the Quarter yesterday afternoon. Lundi Gras crowds were thick throughout the French Quarter, and NoDef caught up with some veteran visitors, as well as some longtime residents, to talk Bourbon St., masking, and the meaning of Mardi Gras.

Man Shoots His Own Foot on Bourbon St.

Many have said that they have shot themselves in the foot after a night on Bourbon Street, and 21-year-old Deanta Belvin did just that. Early this morning, Belvin accidentally shot himself in the 700 block of Bourbon Street, according to NOPD. A security guard approached Belvin, who had a firearm. The pair struggled as the security guard tried to detain Belvin, and Belvin reached for his gun. The weapon discharged, and Belvin accidentally shot himself in the foot.  

Prima Donnas, Persephone's Dragonflies Strut on Bourbon (PHOTOS)

Photos by Brandon Robert

The Muses were Off the Rack, but the Haute Couture didn't arrive until Friday afternoon in the French Quarter. The Prima Donnas: Guardians of Haute Couture set up shop at Tropical Isle on Bourbon Street and Persephone’s Dragonflies paraded around the streets below. These groups’ members craft handmade beaded bustiers and throw beads and beaded bras to onlookers. Photographer Brandon Robert was onhand to take in the scene:

Cops Roll Out Carnival Booking Bus

by Stacy Coco

From rider and marching band transport to Club Whatever's purple parties on wheels, buses serve as an integral part of the Carnival celebration. The cops have also taken to the oversized auto in recent years, rolling out the Booking Bus in the French Quarter to deal with revelers who get a little too spirited.  

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