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Today in NOLA: 2.23.16

Catch a trio of local favorites tonight. Kermit is at Bullet’s. Lynn Drury is at Chickie Wah Wah, and Rebirth is at the Leaf. Or get you some groceries Uptown. An illuminated bicycle parade rolled during Carnival on this day in 1887. Now, more things to do as you start your week. 

Today in NOLA: 2.12.16

Chris Brown is in town and Silk is at UNO. NOJO is covering the Stones and the Brass-A-Holics are set to tear up the Blue Nile. Uptown, devotees will be doing the time war again at Rocky Horror. On this day in 1861, Louisiana adopted the official flag of the Republic of Louisiana. Check out these events to get over the post-Carnival blues.

Today in NOLA: 2.06.16

Mid-City is ready, the skies, are clear, and Endymion is set to roll tonight. French EDM star Madeon is coming to the Joy, the Soul Rebels are blowing out Freret Street, and Galactic are playing their annual gig at Tips. For the crowd adverse, check out the Pels facing King James’ Cavs tonight. Fat Tuesday was on February 6th in 1940 and 1951. The next time it will be on February 6th is in 2035 (and 2046.) Now, more details on local events.

Carnival Cruisin'

Tonight, there will be movies, readings, and parades. If that’s not enough for you, there are plenty of Twelfth Night parties to be enjoyed. From Benny Grunch in Mid City to proto-tiki carnival downtown, NOLA is offering something for everyone on Epiphany night. Click on through for some more offering.

Once & Future King's

BB King's Blues Club Opens on Lower Decatur

The sign is still not up, but BB King’s Blues Club opened in the old Margaritaville space at 1104 Decatur Street on New Year’s Eve (12.31.15). NoDef took a break from the night of revelry to grab a sneak peak at the new food and music venue.

Today in NOLA: 10.23.14

With Prospect.3 about to descend upon New Orleans, Thursday is the perfect night to go visit some of the local museums in the area. Tulane University will host a gallery reception at the Newcomb Art Gallery this evening, and Ogden After Hours features a fais do-do with Ike Marr and Martin Shears. The Delta Saints will bring their “Bourbon-fueld bayou rock” to Publiq House, and Julian Benasis will bring electro- house grooves to Republic. On this day in Louisiana history, Wilson “Boozoo” Chavis was born in Lake Charles (1930). 

Today in NOLA: 10.03.14

The weekend is here. In Gretna, there’s a large fest. In town, Soul Sister is spinning and Danny Barker is being feted. In 1964, Hurricane Hilda devastated St. Mary’s Parish causing 100 million dollars in damages. Today the weather is a little choppy but not so bad that you should stay in. Click through to read what’s happening.

Today in NOLA: 9.25.14

Ahhhh! The New Orleans Horror Film Festival opens at Indywood tonight. Big Freedia, Partners N Crime, and 5th Ward Weebie bounce into Tip’s. Russell Batiste and Friends perform at Jazz in the Park, and clarinetist Tim Laughlin plays at the Ogden. Plus, lit mag The New Orleans Review launches its fall double issue. Details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 9.24.14

How do you feel about folk-rock? NOLA gets a double dose tonight with the Felice Brothers at Tipitina’s and songwriter Richard Buckner at the Beatnik. Plus, the legendary Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters at d.b.a. and some very short original plays. Full details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 9.23.14

Thou shalt not kill: tonight, writer Peter Abadie reads from his bone-chilling new study of notorious murders throughout recent history. The Stanton Moore Trio and Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns play shows on Frenchmen. On this day in 1986, Congress designated the rose as the national flower. LSU’s agricultural extension has the advice you’ll need to grow roses in Louisiana. Details tonight:

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