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Defender Picks



November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque


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

Today's Events: 4/28/11

April 28th, when Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the army and was thereupon stripped of his boxing title (1967), when Charles de Gaulle resigned as the president of France (1969) and the birthdays of three beautiful people: Jessica Alba (1981), Penelope Cruz (1974), and Shreveport, Louisiana’s Hal Sutton (1958), Golf Magazine’s 1980 College Player of the Year, and a top-10 ranker in the Official Golf Rankings (1986-1987). That would be enough for us to be proud of, if it weren’t for today's Hornets holdin’ down the Hive, and a  Pre-Jazz fest celebration to bring the BayouWear out in full fierce force:

Today's Events: 4/11/11

April 11th, the day that the Treaty of Fontainebleau ended the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon (1814), the launch of Apollo 13 (1970), the creation of Apple 1, Vincent Gallo’s birth (1962), Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s death (2007), and the most boring day of the year since 1900.


Well, New Orleans says boring no more for 4/11 in ‘11, and fills out this Monday with enriching opportunities for the taking.

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