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Today in NOLA 9.12.17


Today, support our neighbors in Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey at a benefit concert at The Willow. The LGBT Community Center hosts a cocktail party. Gasa Gasa screens a film about LCD Soundsystem, while Burgundy Picture House kicks off their horror film series. On this day in 1839, Captain Salvatore Pizzati, an immigrant and leading importer of tropical fruit to New Orleans, was born in Palermo, Sicily. During his lifetime, he was one of the principal benefactors of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and donated the iconic gate to City Park. Now, learn more about tonight's festivities. 


Today in NOLA 9.5.17


This Tuesday, grab a pipin’ hot piece of pizza pie for a great cause, enjoy the musical stylings of Jeff Taylor at Gasa Gasa, or pay tribute to the cult works of David Lynch and Tobe Hooper at film screenings around town. On this day in 1983, the Pontchartrain Beach officially closed. Now, more to do today. 


Decadence Daily: 9.1.17


Southern Decadence is kicking off its latest round of feathers, leather, boas, and glittter. Get started this Friday in thw Qaurter with a strip show on Bourbon Street or dance party on the lower Decatur drag. Venture across Elysian Fields into the Marigny to check out the famed lube wrestling at the Allways, or travel up to Freret to see an LGBTQ positive variety show. Click through for details. 

 


Today in NOLA 8.29.17


Today, we remember Hurricane Katrina. Twelve years ago, Hurricane Katrina came whirling out of the Gulf. We are painfully familiar with the levee breaks, flooding, death, and dislocation that followed. Across the city, we pause to remember, reopen, and rejoice at some of the rebuilding. We are also conscious of our safety during the current Hurricane Harvey, with rain that has led many New Orleanians to stay close to home. There are still a few events around town that the more adventurous resident can attend. Rebirth Brass Band will play their recurring gig at the Maple Leaf, or venture over to Frenchmen to see locals-gone-big Water Seed take the stage at Blue Nile. Pitchfork Radio kicks off their NOLA invasion with some star-studded radio broadcasts. Gasa Gasa will project back-to-back screenings of Kill Bill. Read on for details below. 


Today in NOLA 8.26.17


Been itching to shout, "Who Dat" for months?! The time has finally come, as the Saints are back with their first home game of the preseason. Cafe Istanbul hosts the 2018 New Pride Pageant, while artists get real about symbolic and systematic oppression at Studio Be. Louisiana rockers Swamp Motel take the stage at Gasa Gasa in honor of their album release. On this day in Louisiana history, Gov. "Uncle" Earl K. Long was born at the Long family homestead in Winnfield (1895), and Hurricane Andrew hit S. Louisiana near Morgan City (1992). Now, more to do this Saturday. 

 


Today in NOLA 8.24.17


Tonight, get dancing at Gasa Gasa as Ambush Reggae Band takes the stage. Royal Teeth will be joined by No True Scotsman and Merci Raines at Tip's. The Ogden stays open late for Sweet Olive String Band, while the CAC kicks off the Architecture & Design Film Festival. On this day in 1955, a U.S. Appellate Court desegegrated LSU’s undergraduate courses. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Today in NOLA 8.15.17


Today, learn how to harness the powers of the retrograde with the New Orleans School of Esoteric Arts. NOLA born comedian Mark Normand plays the Quarter, while locals-gone-big Water Seed play their recurring gig on Frenchmen. Gasa Gasa hosts a free screening of Jim Jarmusch's Down By Law. On this day in 1988, the Republican National Convention opened festivities in New Orleans. They would nominate George H.W. Bush by the end of the week. Now for more of 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 8.4.17


Today, the annual celebration of New Orleans son Louis Armstrong will begin at the Jazz Museum. Sweet Crude will play a homecoming show at Gasa Gasa, while Alliance Française will screen a French teen film. NOMA's John Waters Festival returns with Hairpsray.  Despite popular myth that he was born on the Fourth of July, Louis Armstrong was born on this day in 1901. Now, more to do this Friday. 


Today in NOLA 8.1.17


It's a fine day for music in New Orleans this Tuesday. Rebirth Brass Band will play their recurring gig at the Maple Leaf, while electro-pop star Nite Jewel performs Gasa Gasa. Over on Frenchmen, check out Treme Brass Band at d.b.a. and then mosey up the street to Blue Nile to see locals-gone-big Water Seed. On this day in 1968, Jimi Hendrix performed at City Park. The concert cost $4 advanced sale or $5 at the gate. Though you can't see the Voodoo Child himself, read on for more musical happenings in city. 


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