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LUNDI

April 24th

Zurich Golf Classic

City Park, 11AM

Kick off to a 4-day stop on the PGA Championship tour

 

Crystal Energy Healing & Dream Play

1112 Mandeville St., 2PM

Talk dreams and crystals

 

Andrew Jackson Hotel Ghost Hunt

Andrew Jackson Hotel, 4PM

Sleepover ghost tour at the infamous hotel

 

International Sculpture Day

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 5:30PM

Artists Tara Conley, Rachel David, and Ashley Pridmore will discuss their work

 

Big Easy Entertainment Awards

The Orpheum Theater, 6PM

29th annual event

 

New Orleans Baby Cakes

Shrine On Airline, 7PM

Baby Cakes go up against the Omaha Storm Chasers

 

Movie Screening: La Bataille de Solférino

Cafe Istanbul, 7PM

French film about the 2012 presidential election, following Macron and Le Pen's victories during this weekend's round one

 

Cacao Ceremony

Nola Yoga Loft, 7:30PM

Set intentions for the Full Moon and share a cacao elixir

 

Ooh Poo Pah Doo Monday Blues

Carver Club, 8PM

Hosted by the bar's owner Miss Judy Hill

MARDI

April 25th

Earth Day Celebration

City Park, 4PM

Kiddie crafts, cooking demos, native plant sale, yoga, and more

 

April Hobnobber

The Country Club, 5:30PM

Sip and socialize, with complimentary wine and live music

 

Movie Screening: Ipileaye

Ashé Cac, 6PM

Story of the creation of the world 

 

Pony Up for Horses

Eiffel Society, 6PM

A benefit to aid horses in need

 

Vinyasa & Vino

Nola Yoga Loft, 6:30PM

All-levels yoga following by wine and dinner

 

Swing in the Oaks

City Park, 7PM

Annual free outdoor concert feat. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

 

New Moon Medicine Circle

Yes, Yoga., 7:30PM

Celebrate the cycle with visualizations, meditations, journaling, ritual, and group energy healing

 

Aaron Cohen Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local faves, feat. Danny Abel Band, Shhh

 

High Profile | New Orleans Nightlife Awards

Sidney's Saloon, 10PM

Celebrate NOLA's nightlife with Garlic Junior, Jassy, and DJ Visqueen

MERCREDI

April 26th

Wednesdays at the Square

Lafayette Square, 5PM

Feat. Flow Tribe and Robin Barnes

 

Blackout Poetry Workshop

Norman Mayer Branch Library, 5PM

Teen poetry event in blackout poetry of public library books

 

Evenings with Enrique

City Park, 5PM

Feat. Raphael Bas

 

Vietnamese Style Crawfish Boil

Black Penny, 6PM

The famous boil across from Armstrong Park returns

 

Paradigm Pizza & Pies

Paradigm Gardens, 7PM

Urban farm hosts outdoor dinner, with Ancora Pizzeria

 

Eat Your Science

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

Alton Brown live

 

Movie Screening: Annie Hall

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Rooftop screening of the Woody Allen classic

 

Sound Observatory New Orleans: The Shape of Jazz to Come

Three Keys, 9PM

This month's event features Ashlin Parker Trio 

JEUDI

April 27th

 

NOLA Distilling Co. Grand Opening

NOLA Distilling Company, 3PM

Live music from Colin Lake, food from Frencheeze & La Cocinita food trucks

 

Movie Screening: Jazz Fest Shorts

The Old U.S. Mint, 6PM

Films from the inaugural 1970 Jazz Fest

 

Threadhead Thursday

City Park Botanical Gardens, 6PM

Feat. Marcia Ball, Brass-a-Holics, and Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show

 

Sum 41 & Pierce the Veil

House of Blues, 6:30PM

The 'We Will Detonate!' tour

 

International Jazz Day

New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, 7PM

Celebration of jazz music and its influence

 

Jazz & Heritage Gala

Hyatt Regency, 7PM

19th annual benefit feat. a Neville Family Funktion and more

 

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Orpheum Theater, 9PM

Birmingham band promotes second album "Sea of Noise" 

NOPD Officer Fights for Life After I-10 Crash


A New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) officer is fighting for her life after being hit by a suspected drunk driver while working an accident on Interstate-10 early on Sunday (6.05) morning according to NOPD Chief Michael Harrison.


Overnight Crime Report: Unclassified Death on Decatur, Shooting, Armed Robberies, Pedestrian Killed


On the final big day of tourist seson, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to an unclassified death, a mugging, a shooting, CVS stickup, and a pedestrian killed by a car according to the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Sunday (5.01).


Fatal Crash on I-10


An early morning traffic accident claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman. Three other people were hospitalized as a result of the wreck according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).


Corpse Found Under I-10 On-Ramp


A trash fire under the I-10 onramp resulted in a grizzly discovery. The New Orleans Fired Department (NOFD) said that wile responding to the small blaze, firefighters discovered a “badly decomposed” cadaver.


Fatal Motorcycle Wreck on I-10


An accident on the highway claimed the life of a motorcyclist on Saturday (1.16) morning. A 36-year-old man form LaPlace was the victim of the fatal wreck according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).


Woman Arrested for Fatal Hit and Run


A 37-year-old woman is dead following a brutal hit and run. The New Orleans Police Department said that drunk driving was the cause and arrested the driver for Vehicular Homicide as well as the Hit and Run.


I-10 Crash Claims Life


A 23-year-old man is dead and an unidentified female driver is in critical condition after an early morning crash on I-10. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said that the tragic outcome followed a high speed rear-ending.


Details Announced for Officer Vernell Brown's Funeral


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are preparing to lay one of their own to rest. The Department announced plans for Officer Vernell Brown’s Saturday (7.25) funeral.


NOPD Officer in Serious Condition after Being Hit by Car


Sixth District Officer Vernell Brown is in serious condition after a response to a vehicle fire turned tragic. The 17-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) was hit by another car during the response.


Teen Found Dead on Side of Highway


A 16-year-old girl was found dead on an elevated portion of the I-10 last Thursday (6.04). Details are beginning to emerge as the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) investigates the incident.


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Renard Boissiere, Linzi Falk, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Alexis Manrodt


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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock

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