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MARDI

March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 

Spirits' Soiree


This time of year, the ghost tours in the Quarter are not just for tourists. Today, the Friends of the Cabildo announced details for their popular Ghostly Tours and their 5th Annual Hostly Gallivant fundraiser.


Crime Bits: Saturday Spike


The crime continued Saturday (10.10) night and Sunday (10.11) morning. Today’s Major Offense Log (MOL) is out and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) reported a total of eight robberies and burglaries in the last 24 hours.


Pressure Drop: French Quarter Edition


Don’t plan on washing away your hangover on Sunday (10.11) afternoon if you live in parts of the Lower Quarter. The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) announced that the dreaded Pressure Drop will affect portions of the neighborhood tomorrow.


Ghost Boasts Begin


Halloween is creeping closer which means several weeks of bad puns on Twitter and saturation level tales of hauntings in the Quarter. Yahoo! Travel Editor-In-Chief Paula Froelich is taking the lead on the latter. The writer’s tour of haunted New Orleans is the subject matter of a video on the site this week


Burgundy Beatdown (Video)


A Project NOLA camera captured a French Quarter mugging as it happened. Early morning on Saturday (10.03), a man was attacked and then robbed by two women on the 800 block of Burgundy Street.


Drinking Culture

Celebrating A Year of Drinking (and Writing) at Cane & Table



 

Gentle reader, I have no more to write but a little – our time is at an end. O long year’s labor! And short year’s memory… drowned as rainwater in the ocean. But I will resist nostalgia as I might. For a celebration of 52 weeks of penning the "Drinking Culture" column is at hand. And sending out a call to those who would come, I determined to achieve the acme of my credit limit and begin anew the cycle of paying off my debts throughout the approaching busy season. Come with me now, back to a beginning of sorts. We’re off to see some old friends, meet some new, and drink and dine and generally blow-it-up at the finest all-around joint in the French Quarter: Cane and Table. 


Overnight Crime Report


The crime continued on Sunday (9.27) night and Monday (9.28) morning. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) reported two rapes, and armed robbery, and an aggravated battery in their Major Offense Log (MOL).


Big Wheel Keeps On Turnin'


The Chalmette Ferry may be out of service, but the folks from the Steamboat Natchez are rolling on the river. Today, Gordon Stevens, President & CEO of New Orleans Steamboat Company and Gray Line Tours announced that the company plans to build a second boat to add to their NOLA operations.


Stolen Cel Selfies Set Off Sirens


First rule of crime: always destroy the evidence. Hours after a French Quarter mugging, photos taken on a stolen phone began appearing on social media. Now, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) have been gifted visuals of the “persons of interest” in the robbery.


One Dead, Two Injured In Quarter Shooting


Three men were shot, one fatally so, in the French Quarter early on Wednesday (9.09) morning. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said that the shootout may be the tragic outcome of an earlier argument.


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