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Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

 

Glen David Andrews

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

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday ($5)

 

Ice Cold Comedy

Siberia, 9p.m.

Free comedy hosted by Fayard Lindsay

 

Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Bring your stringed instruments to jam; $2 red beans and rice

 

Claude Bryant & The Allstars

Banks St. Bar, 9p.m.

Free red beans; $3 Jameson

 

Christmas in the Oaks

City Park, 6p.m.-10p.m.

The lights go out on Jan 3, don’t miss your chance to catch the show

 

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Nealand and her band have a fresh take on traditional jazz

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

Krewe of Rolling Elvi Primming for Prompadour


If you’re looking for the perfect place to bust out your blue suede shoes and grease up that ducktail for the weekend, then look no further than the Krewe of Rolling Elvi’s PROMpadour this Saturday. Held in commemoration of the King’s “alleged death” — may he rest in peace, even if it is possibly a retirement in Kalamazoo, Michigan— the 1950’s style party offers plenty of classic tunes and dancing. 


Rebirth Brass Band Grooves into Tour with Music Video


Rebirth Brass Band are extending their reach yet again. This week, the Grammy winners released a new music video. Recorded live at New Orleans' own Howlin' Wolf, the clip is set to "Rebirth Groove," which is off their new album, Move Your Body. Needless to say, the video might inspire some dancing:


Today in NOLA: 6.25.14


Stay dry today! This evening boasts an extended performance at the Shadowbox, classic Dirty South rap at Howlin’ Wolf, and new electronic music at One Eyed Jacks. On this day in 1868, the Confederate states were readmitted to the Union after the Civil War. Details tonight:


Raising the Village

Friday Benefit to Help Lower 9th Ward Community Center in Face of Foreclosure



The Lower 9th Ward Village (1001 Charbonnet St.) is in danger of foreclosure, prompting a call for help to keep the community center open. Lil Wayne's skatepark endeavor fizzled out, leaving the once abandoned warehouse dilapidated and unsafe for use.


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. 


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