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Garden District Book Shop, 6PM
From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"
Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM
Book publishing workshop
Dillrd University, 7PM
Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness
The Carver, 7PM
World soul jazz music
Loyola University, 7PM
Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees
St. Roch Tavern, 8PM
Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke
Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM
Blue Nile, 9PM
Interstellar future funk
Snug Harbor, 10PM
Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM
Botanical Garden, 10AM
Art exhibit and sale en plein air
Alex Beard Studio, 5PM
Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening
Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM
Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle
Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM
Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party
New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM
Coastal scientist discusses his work
Smoothie King Center, 7PM
The Birds and the Mavs go head to head
Allways Lounge, 7PM
Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night
2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM
Cocktails for a cause
Saenger Theatre, 8PM
The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds"
Catahoula Hotel, 8PM
Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!
BJs in the Bywater, 8PM
Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo
Bar Redux, 9PM
NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts
Howlin Wolf, 10PM
Bronx hip hop comes south
Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM
Live art in the air
Ogden Museum, 6PM
Feat. Mia Borders
New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM
Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain
Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM
Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume
Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM
8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden
The Republlic, 7PM
Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show
Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM
DIY rock, pop, punk show
Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM
Joy Theater, 8PM
The Carver, 9PM
NOLA brass all-stars
Gasa Gasa, 9PM
Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support
Allways Lounge, 10:30PM
Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers
One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM
80s dance party
Council Votes Down Noise Ordinance
After two years of sound walks, noise ordinance talks, and expert testimony, it is back to the drawing board for a new noise ordinance. At Thursday's City Council meeting, Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, LaToya Cantrell, and Jackie Clarkson voted down a proposal that would have regulated sound on Bourbon Street.
Runoff Election Results: Williams, Ramsey Cruise Onto Council
Updated 4:25 a.m.
Election results are coming in, and a longtime councilwoman is the first to fall. Jason Williams beat Current District D rep Cynthia Hedge-Morrell for the remaining at-large seat. Hedge-Morrell conceded the race, ending her attempt to stay on the council despite term limits. Williams handily won the race, securing 68 percent of the vote to Hedge-Morrell's 32 percent.
Runoff Rundown: Sheriff, Council, Audubon Millage on Saturday Ballot
It's time to stop the robocalls and head for the polls again. A slate of runoff races are on the ballot to determine the outcome of the local elections that weren't settled in the Feb. 1 primary. Three citywide races are in play, as well as a hotly-contested City Council district.
Mayor Mitch Helps Councilwomen Reload for Runoff
Mayor Mitch doesn't have to campaign for the upcoming runoff round of local elections, but he's still hoping to offer his coattails to a pair of candidates. Da Mayor is hosting a pair of fundraisers this week for two Councilwomen looking to remain on the city's legislative body, just with different seats.
Election Results: Landrieu Cruises, Runoffs in Sheriff, Council, Coroner
The Mitch is back. NOLA voters gave Mayor Mitch Landrieu a second term at the top of the City letterhead in Saturday's local primary elections. Landrieu secured 64 percent of the vote, easily avoiding a runoff in March. Former Judge Michael Bagneris was da Mayor's next closest competitor, with 33 percent of the vote, while local NAACP chapter president Danatus King finished third with 3 percent. More results:
Mayor Mitch Touts Rec Renewal
by Megan Pearl
Along with a new ad, Mayor Mitch and other city officials gathered for another end-of-year press conference on Thursday. Never one to shy away from a slide, da Mayor gathered city officials corporate sponsor representatives and a few strategically placed children to speak about the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission's programs and funding.
NoDef Nods: Politics
13 Stories from 2014, and 5 to Watch in the New Year
On the political scene, New Orleans saw some old names like Ray Nagin and Charles Foti return in 2013. Meanwhile, BP and Bobby kept the Bayou State in the national spotlight once again. Peruse all of 2013's top stories, and grab a handful for the new year on the way out:
Jackie Clarkson Announces District C Run, With Mayor's Backing
City Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson was all set to retire, until Mayor Mitch came calling. At an event to formally announce that the longtime NOLA pol will run for the District C seat on the Council in February's election, Landrieu said he urged Clarkson to get into the race after sitting Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer decided not to run for the seat again.
Jackie Clarkson to Run for District C
Now that Kristin Gisleson Palmer is out of the race, Jackie Clarkson is moving in for a chance at her former District C council seat. The current Council Prez and former Representative for Algiers (District 102) is vying to continue her long history with Downtown and the West Bank.
At-Large & In Charge
Plethora of Pols to Vie for Open Seats in 2014
Several City Council seats will be up for grabs in next year's slew of elections. Here at the Defender, we aim to keep you informed, and offer up the requisite knowledge to make an informed choice for the future of New Orleans. On that note, in this installment, we'll take a look at the early runners in the City's coming at-Large Council race.
Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Andrew Smith
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz