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Today in New Orleans: 3.8.14

Today, St. Claude Ave. is celebrating a host of educational nonprofit orgs, and a new pocket park. Plus, Alabama garage mod band St. Paul and the Broken Bones are at One Eyed Jacks, and Big Freedia and Katey Red are popping for charity on St. Claude. On this day in 1836, New Orleans was divided into three “cities” including the Vieux Carre. Now, more to do this Saturday.

Today in New Orleans: 2.15.14

Krewe du Vieux kicks off in the Marigny tonight with this year’s theme “Where the Vile Things Are.” The Walkmen are playing a benefit show at One Eyed Jacks, and there is wiener dog racing at the Fair Grounds. On this day in 1957, influential Civil Rights group the Southern Christian Leadership was founded. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Today in New Orleans 12.28.13

Master of funk George Clinton is back in New Orleans, joined at Tip’s tonight by resident rare groove aficionado, DJ Soul Sister. On St. Claude, Quintron and Miss Pussycat are bringing swamp noise to the stage, along with bounce diva Katey Red. On this day in 1862, Union solder burned the Old State Capitol to the ground. Now, other red-hot activities for this Saturday.

Voodoo After Dark: 11.2.13

On Saturday night, the New Orleans music doesn't end once Nine Inch Nails are done in City Park. From a superjam to a Band of Gypsies, check out some of tonight's club happenings across the city:

Today in New Orleans: 9.13.13.

Today, on Friday, September 13th,  Katey Red invites everyone to bounce with her at Siberia, DJ Soul Sister celebrates her birthday at Tipitina’s, New Orleans Review launches its fall issue at Maple Street Book Shop, and the haunted House of Shock opens pre-Halloween to celebrate the superstitiously spooky calendar date.  

Today in New Orleans 9.5.13

It’s nearly the weekend and New Orleans knows it.  This Thursday, get a lesson in twerking from Big Freedia herself.  Spend the afternoon with the Stooges Brass Band and Mia Borders in Congo Square.  Robin Barnes, Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, Kermit and the Soul Rebels also perform across the city.  On this day in 1934, trumpeter and Olympia Brass Band leader, Milton Batiste Jr., was born.  

Today in New Orleans 7.3.13

Tonight, shake it at Siberia for a July 3 bash with Big Freedia, Katey Red, and more. Nayo Jones is performing at St. Joe's Lofts for a breast cancer research benefit, and Weeknight is playing in Lee Circle. Happy Birthday to clarinet legend Pete Fountain, who makes 83 today! Now, more hump day happenings.

Today in New Orleans 3.2.13

Tonight, celebrate women in jazz, enjoy some country at House of Blues, gobble and wobble for Catch the Wall, and more. On March 2, 1988, Professor Longhair and Wynton Marsalis both won Grammy Awards at the 1987 Grammys. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Today in New Orleans 2.15.13

Today, enjoy art after hours in City Park, bounce on St. Claude, see Flogging Molly at HOB, and more. On this day in 1956, Federal Judge S. Wright ordered the desegregation of New Orleans schools. Now, click through to plan your Friday.

Today in New Orleans 2.9.13

It's Endymion Saturday! Head to the Uptown route for Iris and Tuck's, then make your way to Mid City. Following the Krewes, there's live acts performing everything from bounce to Russian Mafia music. See brass, funk, rock, and more all over New Orleans. On this day in 1718, Bienville was appointed Governor of the Louisiana Colony. Now, more to do before, after, and during the parades!

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