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March 27th

Hogs for the Cause

City Park, 3p.m.

Pork Party!


Clue: A Burlesque Mystery

Allways Lounge, 10p.m.

Your favorite boardgame with less clothes, $15


Tennessee Wiliams Fest

Hotel Monteleone

Seminars, plays, and more celebrating NOLA's playwright emeritus


March 28th

Revolt of the Beavers

Stein’s Deli, 8p.m.

Cripple Creek begins a year long experiment of theatre for the people


Easter Egg Hunt

NOMA, 11a.m.

Find the eggs in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden


Rising Appalachia

Civic Theater, 9p.m.

Mountain folk


Tank and the Bangas and the Second Line Show

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

Cathedral Concerts Kick Off

Holiday time is perfect for music. Sometimes, the temperature is bit too cold for caroling, and New Orleanians must find their yuletide inside. Starting tonight (12.1,) Christmas New Orleans Style will be warming the souls and the ears of locals with their annual month-long concert series at St. Louis Cathedral.

No Quarter: Muggers Snatch Sneakers, iPhones in FQ

The French Quarter was the scene of two armed robberies early this morning (11.30.) In one case, another victim wound up barefooted after a thief stole his jewelry and his kicks. A second victim had his phone and his money stolen.

Beetlejuice & the Bandit

Cue the Harry Belafonte. Police are saying the name ‘Beetlejuice’ three times. A man resembling the bio-exorcist is the only clue that NOPD has in a brutal, November 1 French Quarter beating. This Beetlejuice tried to help the victims, not scare them away. He may also have key information about the suspects. 

Quarter Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

By Cody Hoover

Now that Halloween has ended the Christmas spirit has began its rapid infiltration of New Orleans. On Monday (11.17) I walked into Jackson Square where the staff of French Quarter Fest Inc. hung red bows from light poles and filled bushes with white lights. The organization is a 501C3 nonprofit that produces French Quarter Festival, Satchmo SummerFest, and Christmas New Orleans Style which will soon be underway.

The Bicycle Thief

NOLA loves old-time things. The city is home to lindy-hopppers and vintage vixens. Old-timey bicycles are not uncommon, and now old-time bike thieves are joining the mix. Police are looking into the theft of a Victorian era penny-farthing or high-wheel bike.

Far Feast: FQ's Bombay Club Reopening

The historic Bombay Club and Martini Bistro is reopening the first week of December. A lot has changed since the restaurant closed its doors back in August. There has been management changes, renovations, menu revisions, law suits, and a new chef in the kitchen, but the spirit remains. “The bones of the restaurant are staying the same,” says Zeid Ammari, chief operating officer of Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts. “It’s the original Bombay its best.”

Burgundy Bandit Holds Up Couple

Early Monday (11.10) morning, another armed robbery occurred in the Quarter. A man and a woman taking a late night stroll found themselves on the wrong end of a gun. The suspect gained a few dollars, but once again cameras on the street are making the getaway difficult.

Waffle House Shootout, FQ Beating Suspect Spied and Surrenders

The Waffle House’s signature jukebox was silenced by the sounds of gunfire this morning on Read Boulevard. Downtown, one detective’s good eye led to an arrest in relation to an October beating in the French Quarter.

Mailbag: "A Few Good Men", PANO Responds to NOLA Patrol

On Thursday (11.06), the City Council greenlighted a plan to create an unarmed, civillian NOLA Patrol in the Quarter. Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) President Captain Mike Glasser weighs in against the idea.

Street Beat

Council OK's Unarmed NOLA Patrol for FQ

Back on the agenda at this week's City Council meeting (11.06) were the NOLA Patrol and French Quarter Improvement Fund. The proposals aim to use civillians to keep protective eyes on Quarter life, as well dedicate a portion of the Hotel/Motel revenue for improvements to infrastructure and quality of life in the distinctive French Quarter corridor. The ordinance passed unanimously, allowing for further definition the duties of the NOLA Patrol as the kinks are ironed out. 

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