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Jeudi

April 24th

Big Freedia, The Star Steppin' Cosmonaughties, & More

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

Jazz in the Park continues with bounce, dance, and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers 

 

New Orleans Nightingales

The Allways Lounge (9 p.m.)

Jazz Fest series gala kick off  

 

The Trio feat. Eric "Jesus" Coomes, Nicholas Payton

Maple Leaf (10 p.m.)

Funk bassist + New Orleans’ BAM (Black American Music) trumpeter  

 

Tinariwen and Bombino

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Desert rock inspired by the Sahara  

 

Bayous de Vilaine

Ogden Museum (6 p.m.)

Sippin' in Seersucker trunk show from Jolie & Elizabeth, plus music for tonight's after hours event 

 

Cirque d'Licious

Hi-Ho Lounge (10p.m.)

Ginger Licious hosts cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and more!

 

Soul Rebels

Les Bon Temps Roule (11p.m.)

Roll with the Rebels on Magazine

 

 

 

Vendredi

April 25th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and, Aurora Nealand 

 

Underground Railroad Film Screening

NOMA (5 p.m.)

Fridays at NOMA features art and music inside, film in the Sculpture Garden, plus food and drink 

 

Rotary Downs + Mike Dillon 

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

New Orleans psych pop, rock n' roll 

 

Backbeat Jazz Fest Series  

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Soul Rebels, Nigel Hall & the Congregation, and more 

 

Nina Simone Tribute

Cafe Istanbul (11 p.m.)

Tank and the Bangas + Mykia Jovan 

 

Andrew Duhon

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Local bluesy singer/songwriter  

 

Trombone Shorty + Orleans Ave.

House of Blues (8 p.m.)

Plus New Breed Brass Band. Tickets are $50  

 

Dumpstaphunk + Easy All Stars + More

Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.)

Ivan Neville's band joins fellow funk bands on stage, with the Roosevelt Collier Band 

 

Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister

Joy Theater (9 p.m.)

Funk legend joins New Orleans' own queen of rare grooves 

Samedi

April 26th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Robin Thicke, 101 Runners, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and Phish 

 

Shamarr Fest

Shamrock (10 p.m.)

Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Popper of Blues Traveler, and more

 

Cowboy Mouth

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

plus Honey Island Swamp Band 

 

Katdelic

Blue Nile (2 a.m.)

Funk, rock, and hip hop from San Francisco

 

Heatwave

Prytania Bar (9 p.m.)

All-vinyl dance party spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister 

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.)

Queen of rare grooves spins all-vinyl boogie, funk, and more into the wee hours of the morning 

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station (10 p.m.)

plus the Lost Cause Minstrels + Jamie Lynn Vessels

Dimanche

April 27th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Vampire Weekend, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, and more

 

Swinging Sundays

Allways Lounge (8 p.m.)

Swing dance lessons and party, live band from 9 p.m.-midnight 

 

Mogwai

Civic Theatre (8 p.m.)

Prog rock, Majeure opens

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Key holder to the city of New Orleans, Clinton, joins DJ Soul Sister

Today in New Orleans 2.08.14


Today, the Wizard World Comic Con at the Morial Convention Center continues with stars from Doctor Who and the Walking Dead. Tonight, Phish frontman performs, and Airborne Toxic Event takes the Civic Stage and more events. On this day in 1898, the grandfather clause was enacted to deny voting rights to African-Americans. More Saturday night New Orleans events below: 


Kickoff Party Tonight for Make Music NOLA


Make Music NOLA is celebrating their continued growth from their 2011 beginning, and they are inviting the public to the Howlin' Wolf tonight to celebrate with them. Instructors from the free school for kids will be on stage, and proceeds go towards MMN. 


Krewe of Chewbacchus Fashion Show Phasers in Galactic Carnival


by Megan Pearl

So Chewbacca, a Dr. Who Catkind Nun, and and some regular guy walk into a bar… because it’s time for the fourth annual “Set Your Phasers to… Stunning!” fashion show from the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus.  The sci-fi (and beyond) krewe won't take it to the street until Feb. 22, but they'll be stepping out in style on Saturday (1-25) at the Howlin' Wolf.


Today in New Orleans 12.20.13


Tonight, Opera on Tap is in City Park, and starlight racing kicks off this evening at the Fair Grounds. Cripple Creek's Under Milk Wood opens, and Tipitina's is getting crunk for Christmas with a pair of local rock bands. In the Riverbend, Walter Washington is celebrating his 70th on Oak Street. On this date in 1803, the United States Commissioners W.C.C. Claiborne and James Wilkinson officially bought the Boot for $15,000,000. Now, more to do this Friday. 


Today in New Orleans 11.14.13


Tonight, competing quartets for chamber music lovers, Nappy Roots is in the Warehouse District, and Hell Yes Fest continues to bring the belly aches at the Hi Ho, The New Movement, and the Shadowbox. On this day in 1960, New Orleans’ schools were legally desegregated. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Lebowski Fest Comes to NOLA


by Sam Nelson 

In the last 15 years The Big Lebowski has attracted an almost-cult-like following of faithful fans.  In the movie, Jeff Bridges' character, the Dude, strives to “abide” and take it easy but is challenged to do so in the county of Los Angeles.  But what if he lived in New Orleans?  The Lebowski Fest and a whole lot of fans are on their way here to find out if they can abide here in the Big Easy. 


Voodoo After Dark: 11.2.13


On Saturday night, the New Orleans music doesn't end once Nine Inch Nails are done in City Park. From a superjam to a Band of Gypsies, check out some of tonight's club happenings across the city:


Today in New Orleans 8.21.13


Tonight, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks are in Lee Circle, and Hank and the Cupcakes are performing at the Howlin' Wolf Den. Local blues artist Alvin Youngblood Hart is closing out his solo residency in Mid-City. On this date in 1769, Governor O’Reilly arrested the leaders of a revolution that ousted Governor Ulloa. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Today in New Orleans 6.28.13


Tonight, Cliff Hines and Sasha Masakowski play at Blue Nile, hip-hop star Mac Miller is at the Howlin’ Wolf, and pop trio Superhumanoids are playing in Lee Circle. On this day in 1928, Louis Armstrong recorded “West End Blues.” Now, more to do this Friday. 


Today in New Orleans 6.7.13


Tonight, Poolside Calypso at the Country Club in the Bywater! All over the city, there's live music, theater, and more happening this Friday. On this date in Louisiana’s Civil War history, Union troops captured Baton Rouge. Now, more ways to kick off your weekend.


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