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Today In NOLA 3.20.16

Spring has sprung and NOLA is in full bloom. Mardi Gras Indians are gathering for Super Sunday. The North Shore is rocking. Night wish is at the Civic, Gal Holiday is downtown, and Joe Krown is giving at the Leaf. On this day in 1839, Shreveport was designated as a city. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Today In NOLA: 10.25.15

Today in New Orleans, the Palestine Film Festival continues, and Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue will rock Chickie Wah Wah. In the Halloween spirit, the Prytania will have a morning screening of Dracula. Away from home, the Saints will take on the Colts. Before this, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison (1962), John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature (1962), Picasso was born (1881), and Geoffrey Chaucer (1400), Roger Miller (1992), and John Peel (2004) died. Now, more ways to keep it lively today.

Today In NOLA 9.20.15

Today in New Orleans, celebrate your Sunday in style with Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue. Black Mass is playing at the Prytania, and Hi Ho Lounge is hosting their weekly NOLA Comedy Hour. At noon, the Saints take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On this day in Louisiana history,piano pioneer Eddie Bo was born (1929). Tickle today with these:

Today in NOLA: 5.31.15

Today is the last day before hurricane season and the last day of Oyster Fest. Hot 8 is bringing the brass and Gal Holiday is offering some country. Uptown, the Prytania is screening an Orson Welles classic. On this day in New Orleans history, the original Canal streetcar line made its last run in 1964. More from today:

Today in NOLA: 5.17.15

Today, Bayou Boogaloo continues, while a Bywater bar celebrates their anniversary. On this day in history, schools in Louisiana and the rest of the country were ordered desegregated with the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling (1954). Here's more of today's happenings.

Today in NOLA: 1.25.15

Today is the last and final day of the triennial Prospect.3. The Ogden, along with other P.3 locations, open their doors to the public for free to commemorate the mini art festival. Runners will be circling the town for the annual Rock n Roll Marathon. Prytania screens Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder as part of their Classic Movie Series. The second annual King Cake Festival kicks off at 11a.m. and rolls until six. The first edition of The Picayune, containing just four pages, debuted on this day in 1837. Now, more ideas for wrapping up the weekend. 


Today in NOLA: 1.11.15

Today, the Battle of New Orleans bicentennial commemorations are wrapping up. Comic Con continues to be super (hero) and a few NOLA staples are gigging. On this day in 1965, black professional football players boycotted the AFL Allstar game in New Orleans. Now, more ways to spend your Sunday before, during and after 2015’s playoffs.

Today In NOLA: 1.4.15

A heavy downpour last night (1.03) concluded the final hours of local holiday light tradition, Celebration in the Oaks. Tonight, Gone With The Breaking Wind, a parody of the Southern novel continues at Mid City Theater. Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue is at Chickie Wah Wah and a Gospel Brunch kicks off this Sunday at the House of Blues. On this day in 2006, Hubig's Pies reopened post Katrina. Now more on what to do to wrap up the weekend. 

Today in NOLA: 12.28.14

Who Dat? The troubled Saints finish their season today. Uptown, NOLA honors the life of a comedian, activist, and friend. Allen Toussaint is making a rare Frenchmen Street appearance. Plus, Chickie Wah Wah is hosting some country music. On this day in 1862, Union solder burned the Old State Capitol to the ground. Now, other red-hot activities for this Saturday.

The Right Gourd

Bywater's Mirliton Festival Harvests a Good Time, Raises Money for Park Upkeep

Randy Stephens remembers when every local had a mirliton vine growing in their backyard. These days, every vendor at the locals' festival celebrating the gourds has a mirliton dish.

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