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JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

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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