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Today in NOLA 9.10.17

This Sunday, recharge before the week ahead at Wild Lotus Yoga's sound bath. Help the New Orleans Opera kick off a new seaon with a surreal tango masterpiece. Price Ainsworth presents his crime thriller at the Garden District Book Shop, while Taco Truck Theater stages a multi-medium show. On this day in 1962, Rummel High School in Metairie opened its doors. Now, more around town today. 

Today in NOLA 8.14.17

Today, Aurora Nealand will kick the week off right with her recurring Frenchmen gig with the Royal Roses. Learn about astrological moon cycles with the New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts. Shane Cooley & The Midnight Girls play Gasa Gasa, while Dawn Reno Langley is reading from her new novel. On this day in 1903, Albert Batson was hanged in Calcasieu Parish after being tried and convicted for murdering five members of the Earle family. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in NOLA 7.31.17

Today, learn about the monster-hunting antics in Larry Correia's latest book or test your luck at Lefty Lucy's weekly burlesque bingo. NOLA's own August Alsina will take the HOB stage, while Helen Gillet will delight in the Bacchanal backyard. On this day in 2007, the Lower Ninth Ward raised musician Oliver Morgan, best known for his hit "Who Shot the La La," passed away. Now, more to do this Monday.  


Today in NOLA 7.11.17

Today, meet the man behind some Mardi Gras fiction or see songwriting in the making. The Rubber Library is hosting a poetic open mic, while One Eyed Jacks is offering the chance to see who wins the Hell Yes Next competiton. On this day in 1913, the City Park Casino opened. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 


Today in NOLA 6.25.17

Today, get ready to think deep once again, fund raise for a great cause with great book, get a book signed, or grab a beer and some sweet tunes at Banks St Bar. On this day in 1978, Abraham Lincoln Davis, the city’s very first African American councilman, passed away at the age of 63. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

Today in NOLA 6.7.17

This Wednesday, learn alongside your little ones on how to construct a butterfly garden, cool down for a book reading, gather round for a kid-friendly film, or discover a new favorite electronic artist. On June 7th in 1892, a man named Homer Plessy, who was classified under the Louisiana law of the time as person of color, bought a first class ticket at the Press Street Depot and boarded a “whites only” car.  He refused to switch cars and was arrested. His lineage was later investigated and he was tried in New Orleans. Now, more to do today. 

Today in NOLA 6.4.17

This Sunday, get ready to think deep to some techno whilst poolside, dig even deeper into a heartfelt book discussion, rock out with Saving Abel, or enjoy the talents of an open mic and poetry slam. On this day in 1812, the Louisiana Territory was renamed the Missouri Territory after Louisiana had been admitted to the Union as a state. Now, learn about about today's happenings. 

Today in NOLA 6.1.17

Today, get a signed copy of what’s sure to be one of the summer's best books, by a woman with a lifetime’s worth of talent and knowledge. You can chow down on oysters and learn more about sustainable fishing. End your night with a great selection of live music of your choice. On this day in 1861, the Esplanade and Bayou Bridge streetcar were begun, making getting to City Park much simpler than before. Now, learn more about today's happenings. 


Today in NOLA 5.23.17

Today, catch a reading from the author of one of the summer’s hottest literary hits, cool down with some French cinema, catch a bolt of Brass Lightning or revisit a well loved superhero film with a new twist. Today in 1939, workers began construction on a sand beach located at Elysian Fields and Lakeshore Drive at what would become Pontchartrain Beach. Now, more on what to do this Tuesday. 

Today in NOLA 3.28.17

Tonight offers a fine line-up of some of the best local bands around the city. Galactic's Stanton Moore will perform two shows with his namesake trio at his weekly gig on Frenchmen. Further up the street, interstellar future funk band Water Seed will play Blue Nile. Ethereal world soul-jazz band Laelume takes the Carver stage. Earlier in the night, Elizabeth Pearce talks NOLA drinking with her new book. Delta Flight 727 from New Orleans to Dallas was hijacked and rerouted to Cuba on this day in 1984. Now, more on This Tuesday. 


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