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Today in NOLA 8.20.17

Today, show down with the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club in City Park. Little Gem Saloon will put on their final staging of the Pulitzer Prize nominated work Love Letters to benefit a New Orleanian in need. Explore your kinks at the Hi-Ho's BDSM-meets-burlesque show, or set your intentions in the New Moon Women's Circle at Rosalie Apothecary. On this day, bassist Julius Farmer was born on August 20, 1949. On a darker note, 269 people died of yellow fever in New Orleans on August 20, 1853, deeming the date “Black Day.” Now, more to do this Saturday.

Today in NOLA 8.18.17

Today, comedians explore the deeper recesses of their subconscious with a pop psychology show at the Voodoo Lounge. Little Gem Saloon will put on the Pulitzer Prize nominated work Love Letters to benefit a New Orleanian in need. NOMA's John Waters Festival comes to a close tonight with a screening of Pecker, while Delish Da Goddess rules the stage at One Eyed Jacks. On August 18, 1812, a hurricane with winds over 115 miles per hour struck New Orleans. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Read on for details tonight below. 

Today in NOLA 7.23.17

Today, expand your knowledge about all aspects of food and beverages with workshops on composting, mixology, and the top flavors in American cooking. On the music front, venture over to Little Gem to get trombone’d by one of the greats. On this day in 1969, the school furnishings and building materials of St. Aloysius High School were auctioned off. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

Today in NOLA 6.11.17

This Sunday, step back into time while enjoying some brunch bites, get a better handle on your herb knowledge at SPROUT NOLA, delight in the sounds of Tour de Fat, or dance the night away with Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers. On this day in 1974, the balance of the Jefferson Downs property was squired by Jefferson Parish and was used to create Lafreniere Park.

48 Hour Film's Best

The 2014 New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project wrapped up with its awards presentation ceremony on the second floor of The Little Gem Saloon on Thursday, August 7th. A packed room cheered for winners and nominees, who all created short films in a 48 hour period from July 18 to 20th. 

Today in New Orleans:01.14.14

Tonight, San Francisco rock quartet Cool Ghouls are in Lee Circle, and New Orleans Outlaw Funk band Chapel Blues is performing at the Hi Ho. Charlie Miller and Albinas Prizgintas are both performing their free weekly gigs. On this date in 1897, LSU printed their first edition of The Reveille. Now, more music to see this Tuesday. 

Today in New Orleans 1.4.13

Today in New Orleans you can start out shopping at the Freret Market, compete for the silliest hat at Café Istanbul, and end your day dancing to the rare grooves of DJ Soul Sister at the Hi Ho Lounge. On January 4,1830 the Louisiana State government moved to Donaldsonville from New Orleans because NOLA was “too noisy.”

Today in New Orleans 11.20.13

Tonight, the Pelicans get a chance to redeem themselves against the Utah Jazz after last week’s loss in Salt Lake City. It’s the first day of the eighth annual Fringe Fest! Find out what to see tonight, for only $8 a play. In mainstream theater news, Ghost is at the Saenger. On this day in 1922, Governor John Milliken Parker met with President Warren G. Harding to discuss KKK violence in the state. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Today in New Orleans 11.12.13

Start your day off with a food truck app launch party in the CBD, and hang out for The Honorable South at Little Gem Saloon. Hell Yes Fest opens at One Eyed Jacks, bringing a week's worth of stand up, improv, and sketch comedy from the CBD to the Marigny. On this day in 1977, Ernest N. Morial became New Orleans’ first black mayor. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Bustin' Out Brings Young Talent, Cheap Beer to Little Gem Saloon

Since opening in January, Little Gem Saloon (445 S. Rampart) has brought all the jazz club fixings to the CBD. Beginning in November, the new “Bustin’ Out” music series is bringing fresh music and happy hour prices, as well as three opportunities for patrons of all ages to support emerging, local talent. 

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