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Today in NOLA 9.3.17


If Southern Decadence isn't keeping you busy enough this Sunday, read on for more events around town. Shop your way to help canines at Bar Redux, or pay tribute to Joni Mitchell at The Civic. Mannie Fresh and DJ Soul Sister take HOB. Poor Boys hosts an epic farewell for Twin Peaks. Today in Louisiana history, a "mini civil war" took place in 1859 between Calcasieu vigilante and others near Rayne in what was known as the Battle of Queue de Toture. Click through for more to do this Tuesday.


Today in NOLA 9.1.17


Southern Decadence is offering some can't-miss events this Friday (NoDef's run-down here), though the fun doesn't stop there. It's a great night for music, as rapper Boyfriend plays The Joy and Sylan Esso takes the stage at The Civic with Flock of Dimes. Tip's welcomes Big Sam's Funky Nation and Miss Mojo for a free show. HOB throws a party for the King of Feelings, Drake. On this day in 1932, the Clio streetcar — the first streetcar to cross Canal Street — ran for the final time from Canal up to Clio to Magnolia Streets, before returning on Erato and Carondelet Streets. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA 8.19.17


This Saturday, experience some good old-fashioned festin' with three different events around town. Ameripolitan Fest in the Marigny celebrates Southern sounds, while HOB hosts a one day celebration of beer and music. Need your Carnival fix? Roll during Mid-Summer Mardi Gras. On the music front, Gasa Gasa hosts Mighty Brother's homecoming show. Happy birthday to Ivan Neville, celebrating his 58th birthday today. Back in 1999, the Dumpstaphunk leader was briefly a member of alt-rock band the Spin Doctors. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA 7.31.17


Today, learn about the monster-hunting antics in Larry Correia's latest book or test your luck at Lefty Lucy's weekly burlesque bingo. NOLA's own August Alsina will take the HOB stage, while Helen Gillet will delight in the Bacchanal backyard. On this day in 2007, the Lower Ninth Ward raised musician Oliver Morgan, best known for his hit "Who Shot the La La," passed away. Now, more to do this Monday.  

 


Today in NOLA 7.22.17


Today, Hollygrove Market is offering a second chance at learning how to grow veggies. Immerse yourself in Nola Yoga Loft's signature sound bath, dance it out at Poor Boys, or come together at The Beatles Festival. On this day in 1947, Oretha Castle Haley was born. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

 


Today in NOLA 6.28.17


This Wednesday, get a midday lesson in art, learn the essentials of essential oils, enjoy the musical talents at Summer Jame, or get weird at Bar Redux. On this day in 1989, the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana formally declared it “Al Copeland Day” to celebrate the creator of the famous Popeye’s Chicken. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA 6.18.17


Happy Father’s Day! Start your day by taking in a matinee screening of an Old Hollywood classic, or get your feet stomping and cravings sated at a gospel brunch in the Quarter. Later on this Sunday, get wavy at the Drifter Hotel or get out your favorite board game for a night of turn based fun. On this day in 1939, Pontchartrain Beach amusement park was opened by Harry J. Batt Sr. (yes, he's related to the actor and Magazine St. shop owner Bryan Batt). Now, read on for more of today's happenings. 


Today in NOLA 6.10.17


This Saturday, learn a thing or two about getting greener, check out a super cool dance party, get an expertly blended experience by Jack Daniels, or enjoy some sweet, sweet grooves at a record release party. On this day in 1833, John R. Conway began his service as Mayor of New Orleans.


Today in NOLA 4.18.17


Today, House of Blues highlights the top teen talent around town. Tasche and the Psychedelic Rose celebrate their album release, while the Ogden teams up with Oxalis Apothecary for a perfume tutorial. Dead Heads can enjoy Bob Weir when he takes the Saenger stage. Stick around after the show for local faves Honey Island Swamp Band. On this day in 1924, late blues artist Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown was born in Vinton, Louisiana. Now, more to do this Tuesday.


Today in NOLA 3.24.17


The first-ever Bourbon Festival start today, kicking off three booze-soaked days of New Orleanians sampling from over 50 spirits from around the world. Hollywood legend Robert Wagner will meet fans and discuss the famous women he's worked with and loved at Adler's. Chapter:SOUL will perform tracks from Kanye West's education trilogy, and Matisyahu will take the HOB stage. Varla Jean Merman will put on a show, made up of old favorites and new material. Marshall Ballard, famed journalist and chemist, died in New Orleans in 1953. Now more on this Friday. 

 


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