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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" 

Get Lit at the Second Annual NOLA Poetry Festival


April is the cruelest month no more. For National Poetry Month here in New Orleans, the city welcomes everything from erotica in iambic pentameter (one hopes) to pizza poetry. Tonight marks the start of the second annual New Orleans Poetry Festival, organized by Lavender Ink Press and Trembling Pillow Press. The fest, which will run April 20-23 at the New Orleans Healing Center (2372 St. Claude Ave.), will feature four days of readings, panels, bookmaking workshops, walking tours, musical performances, and more odes to the art.


La Fest en Rose

French Film Festival Offers Classics, Premieres, and More



Starting this week, francophiles and cinephiles alike can support l’art pour l’art as the New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) presents the 20th annual French Film Festival. Running Friday (4.21) through Thursday (4.27) at the Prytania Theatre, the fest highlights the crème de la crème of current and classic French cinema, with features starring the likes of fashion icon Catherine Deneuve and former vampire Kristen Stewart. 


Patois Film Fest Returns to the Broad Theater


In the uncertain political climate of today, there is no shortage of social issues that warrant a large-scale platform — from immigration and healthcare reforms to LGBTQ rights, racial protests, and gender inequality. This week, some of the most contentious concerns of our time will be examined as Patois: New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival brings focus to these issues through the lens of the camera. 


No Strings Attached — Giant Puppet Festival Returns For 5th Year


This week, musicians and cinemaphiles won't be the only folks celebrating their art in New Orleans on the stage. The annual Giant Puppet Festival will return for its fifth year to delight and amuse patrons of all ages. This year, instead of occurring on two consecutive weekends, the fest will run continuously from Wednesday (4.19) to Sunday (4.23). 2017 brings even more action as the festivities have been extended to two fabulous venues in the Marigny. The Mudlark Theatre, owned by the fest's founder Pandora Gasteulm, will play home base to the program. Joining in on this year's fun is The Fortress of Lushington, a boutique performance space in the same neighborhood.  


Outlaw Music Festival to Kick Off in New Orleans


For its second annual outing, the Outlaw Music Festival will swing by New Orleans this summer on the first stop of a six-date tour across the country. The New Orleans show will take place July 1 at Shrine On Airline, the Metairie home to the New Orleans Baby Cakes. 

 


Time Is On Her Side

Irma Thomas Returns to French Quarter Fest



New Orleans continues to hail royalty long after Mardi Gras is over. Irma Thomas, the New Orleans Queen of Soul, will once again grace the stage of the French Quarter Fest presented by Chevron. Thomas' set will be one more jewel in a crown that she has worn with dignity for decades. 


Piggin' Out

Annual Hogs for the Cause Festival Returns This Weekend



Oh pork, how do New Orleanians love thee? Let NoDef count the ways. Smoked ribs, pork shoulders, and whole hogs will be offered at the 9th annual Hogs for the Cause, a nonprofit food and music fest taking place this year at the UNO Lakefront Arena Grounds this Friday (3.31) afternoon through Saturday night. 90+ teams will vie for a chance to win the Hog Grand Champion title, while festivalgoers can indulge in their efforts. Start the smokers, y’all!


Best of the Fest

NoDef's Guide to This Weekend's Festivals



Festival season is officially in full swing in New Orleans — with locals and tourists alike gearing up for heavy hitters like Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, and Bayou Boogaloo, the team at NoDef is keen to do some strength training with this weekend's full schedule of mini-fests. Plan your Saturday (4.1) with this rundown of the of the best arts, culture, and food festivals around the city. Don't be fooled, there's something for everyone around town. 


Fête Freret

Annual Freret Street Festival Returns This Weekend



The Freret Street Festival is gearing up for a music and art-filled Saturday (4.1) to help kick off the festival season in New Orleans. Stretching from Napoleon to Valmont along Freret St., the festival has been growing and evolving for a number of years. However, their goal remains the same: to bring together tourists and locals alike to enjoy great food, music, and company. Isn’t that what this city is all about? 


Jazz Fest Reveals 2017 Cubes

Check Out the Full Lineup Here



For weeks now, New Orleanians and tourists alike have been studying this year’s Jazz Fest schedule, trying to piece together their fest itineraries. Stevie Wonder or Snoop Dogg? Usher & the Roots or Dr. John & the Gris-Gris Krewe? Soul Queen Irma Thomas or Taylor Swift's BFF Lorde? Tuesday (3.28), the team behind the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival dropped the complete hour-by-hour schedule that seasoned festivalgoers know as "the cubes."  


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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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