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November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity


Hawaii 504 Brings Island Sounds to the Mainland

MARIGNY - The lights dimmed and gave way to electric tiki torches Friday night as patrons strode into the back room of Buffa’s Lounge. Tiki totems and torches garnished the stage, and a grass skirt hung freely from the music stand, combining with the sound of the band to create a Pacific island atmosphere.

Today's Events: 7.29.11

July 29, the day when the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated in Paris (1836), when the Olympic Games returned after a 12-year hiatus during World War II (1948) amd when Prince Charles married Princess Diana at St. Paul's Cathedral in London (1981). It's the birthday of Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), and the last day of Vincent van Gogh (1890), and Luis Buñuel (1983). There's no hiatus in New Orleans, so click through to check out these events:

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