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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

 

Today in NOLA: 6.07.16


The run of great local acts continues tonight with some staples, some experimental jazz, and the return of Caddywhompus (right before their departure for tour). On this date in Louisiana’s Civil War history, Union troops captured Baton Rouge. Now, more ways to get your week going.


Today in NOLA: 5.24.16


A$AP Ferg is dishing out some hot beats at the Joy tonight while the World War II museum is offering more educational extracurriculars. Plus, a trio of local stars are playing out. On this day in 1999, Britney Spears’ debut album ‘Baby One More Time’ was certified four times platinum. Now, more to do this Sunday.


Today in NOLA: 5.17.16


The Eagle of Death Metal are coming home tonight. Plus, like most NOLA Tuesdays, there is an excellent selection of experimental, indie, and post-punk acts out gigging. 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: 5.03.16


Some serious southern metal is coming to town tonight. There are also opportunities to check out folk, inside pop, and local NOLA tunes. On this day in 1699, Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville returned home to France after exploring the northern coast of the Gulf. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 


Today in NOLA: 4.05.16


Tonight, check out Kiese Laymon’s reading or catch King Mulhacen on St. Claude. If you’re looking for something a bit more tradtional, Smoking Time, Treme Brass, and Gregory Agid are all playing as well. The Liberty Ship launched by the Delta Shipping Company left the Mississippi shores of New Orleans on this day in 1944. Now, more on events in 2014.


Today in NOLA: 3.29.16


Some Texas metal core is hitting HOB tonight and St. Claude is hosting Hippie Sabotage. For local sounds, check out Rebirth or Gregory Agid. On this day in 1962, the Archbishop ordered New Orleans’ parochial schools to desegregate. Now, more to do this Tuesday.


Today in NOLA: 6.02.15


Tonight, get ready to rawk with Rob Zombie! Or not. Those looking for something a bit more mellow, can check out Gregory Agid on Frenchmen. If you want something at a lower decibel level, but not quite mellow, Gwendolyn Knapp is reading at her book launch uptown. Plus, don’t forget your groceries. Today in 1885 was the closing day of the New Orleans World’s Fair, known as the World Cotton Centennial. A monument from the Fair stands at the intersection of Esplanade and Bayou Road. More things to see and do tonight:


Today in NOLA 4.21.15


On this day in 1970, the first annual Jazz Fest began at Armstrong Park. Performers included Mahalia Jackson, as well as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In 2015, we'll have to wait a few more days, but the eager can check out the Treme Brass Band, Gregory Agid, and a Farmers Market tonight.


Today in NOLA: 3.10.15


A classic movie is playing at Canal Place and a classic singer will be rocking the Saenger. Up and comers are playing the Hi Ho and Maison. On this day in 1992, saxophonist Branford Marsalis became the music director of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Click through to find out what New Orleans’ musicians are doing this Tuesday.


Today in New Orleans: 7.30.13


Today, American Idol comes to the Lakefront Arena, a notable Louisiana author brings his unique tale of zombies to Octavia Books and the Zephyrs return home. Plus, there's jazz on Frenchmen because that's what Tuesdays are for. Happy birthday to Buddy Guy, who was born in Lettsworth, La., in 1936. Click through for all today's tidbits:


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