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Today in NOLA 9.11.17


Today kicks off the citywide culinary celebration Restaurant Week, so dine on a dime at NOLA's top spots. Mayoral candidates will gather to discuss their policies as they relate to the city's music industry. Alt rockers Modest Mouse perform at The Civic, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1722, the state’s first recorded hurricane wiped out New Orleans. If you're looking for something to do tonight besides find a good T.V. to watch the New Orleans Saints vs. the Minnesota Vikings in the season opener, then read on for more details below. 


Today in NOLA 9.4.17


Happy Labor Day, New Orleanians! Enjoy the last lazy days of summer with a few laidback events around town. The Allways welcomes a drag reunion, and Santos Bar invites aspiring performers to take to their stage for an open mic event. It's a survival of the funniest at The New Movement, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1948, a devastating hurricane with winds up to 90 MPH hit New Orleans, creating extensively damage but thankfully no loss of life. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Read on for details tonight below. 


Today in NOLA 8.28.17


Today, Helen Gillet and Raphael Bas lighten up an otherwise dreary afternoon with some music in the Bacchanal backyard. Learn about astrological natal chart techniques with the New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts. Aurora Nealand plays her recurring gig on Frenchmen, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1990, Mayor Sidney J. Barthelemy promoted his dive into a shark tank at the yet-to-be-opened Aquarium of the Americas. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Today in NOLA 8.21.17


This Monday at around noontime, a solar eclipse will sweep across the country — do you know where you'll be to view it? From the bayou waters to the city's art museums, the possibilities are endless. Tonight, catch a horror double feature off Frenchmen. It's a comedy showdown at the New Movement, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. Betty Who takes the stage at Republic. On this date in 1769, Governor O’Reilly arrested the leaders of a revolution that ousted Governor Ulloa. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Today in NOLA 8.7.17


Today, learn about how to ferment your way to better health. The New Movement will host a no-holds-barred comedy competition. Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho, while Helen Gillet will delight in the Bacchanal backyard. On this day in 1927, the infamous Ursuline Nuns (aka The Casket Girls) arrived in New Orleans. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Today in NOLA 7.3.17


Ah, 4th of July eve! Today, settle in on the Great Lawn for a free display of tunes and pyrotechnics, learn about the spirit of outdoor culture, learn how to art, or bless your ears with a special edition of Instant Opus. On this day in 1930, Pierre Dewey LaFontaine Jr. (aka Pete Fountain) was born in New Orleans. He would go onto appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 56 times and play at the Hollywood Bowl.


Today in NOLA 5.29.17


On this Memorial Day, race your way down Bourbon for a great cause, check out some original comedy by an all female cast, celebrate the return of a New Orleans legend, and end your day with some wonderfully curated experimental music. On this day in 1948, the famous Streetcar Named Desire (I.E. Desire Line) was closed to the public. The line was converted to busses shortly after. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Today in NOLA 5.15.17


Today, get your theatre fix with Dillard’s student showcase. Or, check out the offerings in the Marigny as the Theatre at St. Claude announces their new season. After, walk across the street to see NOLA all-stars hit up the Hi-Ho. Learn the what, how, and why behind dairy fermentation. On this day in 1915, Huey Long passed the Bar and became a “full-fledged lawyer.” Now, more to do tonight.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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B. E. Mintz

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