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Today in NOLA: 8.22.14

The New Movement begins a three-weekend residency at the Shadowbox with a performance from sketch comedy group Stupid Time Machine. NOMA wraps up its Murals on Screen film series with another Mexican classic, as well as an appearance from artist Jim Richard. And consult your doctor if your sex drama lasts longer than four hours: Indywood begins screening Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Volume 1. More details and events for Friday night:

Today in New Orleans 9.16.13

Tonight, living folk legend Lucinda Williams plays for the second night in a row at Tipitina's. Downtown, outlaw country and "Voodoobilly" artists are taking to the stage with Danny B. Harvey. On this day in 1971, Hurricane Edith made landfall in Louisiana and caused widespread flooding and tornado damage. Now for Monday: 

Today in New Orleans 9.9.13

Tonight, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes are on Oak, Alexis and the Samurai are folking it up in Mid-City, and there’s a blue grass pickin’ party at the Hi Ho. On this day in 1965, Hurricane Betsy hit the city, killing 76 people. Now, more events to distract you from hurricane season.  

Today in New Orleans 6.21.13

Tonight, Pride kicks off in Harvey, plus a proud play on St. Claude. Violin virtuoso Matteo Fedeli is performing, and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes are at Rock N’ Bowl. On this day in 1974, the federal government accepted desegregation plans from eight states, and Louisiana refused to submit one due to controversy over merging HBCU’s. Now, more to do this Friday.

Today in New Orleans 5.20.13

Tonight, get fresh at Hollygrove’s annual Party in the Garden, catch a horror flick on St. Claude, or head to Oak Street for the new regular gig from Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Happy Birthday to local singer/songwriter Susan Cowsill, born May 20, 1959. Now, more to do this Monday.  

Today in New Orleans: 3.29.13

It’s Good Friday, and there’s a whole lot of live music, theatre, and more happening once you’ve eaten your fair share of fried catfish. Start your day at the Musicians’ Village and mosey down St. Claude for Nasimiyu, NOLA Bunarchy, and more. On this day in 1962, the Archbishop of New Orleans ordered all parochial schools be desegregated. Now, more to do this Friday.

Today in New Orleans 11.30.12

Friday is here, and tonight you can celebrate with Johnny Sketch at Maple Leaf, art after hours at NOMA, bounce on St. Claude, or a Vox and the Hound release party at HOB. Today in 2001, Dr. John was the musical guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Click through to find out how to kick off your weekend.

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