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July 22nd

Ice Cream Social

Longue Vue, 10AM

Plus adoptable pets from the SPCA

 

Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Grow your own food

 

National Hot Dog Day

Dat Dog, 3PM

Raffles, ice cream and more

 

Cocktails and Queens

Piscobar, 6PM

A queer industry dance party

 

Immersive Sound Bath

Nola Yoga Loft, 7PM

Soothing 3D Soundscapes

 

Paul Mooney

Jazz Market, 8PM

Also ft. music by Caren Green

 

New Orleans Beatles Festival

House of Blues, 8PM

Come together, right now

 

Christmas in July

The Willow, 8PM

Ugly sweaters and peppermint shots

 

HOUxNOLA

Three Keys, 9PM

With Coolasty ft. Jack Freeman and more

 

Particle Devotion

Banks St Bar, 9PM

Ft. Paper Bison +  Tranche

 

Cesar Comanche

Art Klub, 9:30PM

Ft. Ghost Dog, Knox Ketchum and more

 

Gimme A Reason

Poor Boy’s Bar, 10PM

Ft. Savile and local support

 

Techno Club

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Eria Lauren, Otto

 

DIMANCHE

July 23rd

From Here to Eternity

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

The 1953 classic

 

Eight Flavors

Longue Vue, 12PM

Sarah Lohman will discuss her new book

 

Book Swap

Church Alley Coffee Bar, 12PM

Bring books, get books

 

Urban Composting

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about easy composting

 

Brave New World Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 2PM

Open to all

 

Gentleman Loser

The Drifter Hotel, 3PM

A classic poolside rager

 

Mixology 101

Carrolton Market

With Dusty Mars

 

Freret Street Block Party

Freret St, 5PM

A celebratory bar crawl

 

Mushroom Head

Southport Music Hall, 6PM

+ Hail Sagan and American Grim

 

Glen David Andrews

Little Gem Saloon, 8PM

Get trombone’d by the greatest

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

The Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Brass music for a new era

 

Church*

The Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Ft. KTRL, Unicorn Fukr, RMonic

Today in NOLA 3.22.17


This Wednesday, comedian and voiceover actor H. Jon Benjamin is playing a free show at Tulane. The Cary Grant classic "Arsenic and Old Lace" is at the Prytania, and Snake & the Charmers perform at the Carver. Bar Redux will host a free screening of three films about Mardi Gras Indians. On this day in 1967, local businessman Clay Shaw was indicted for conspiracy in relation to the assassination of J.F.K. Now, more happenings around town. 


Sunday Best

Mardi Gras Indians Step Out for Super Sunday (Photos)



Yesterday marked Super Sunday 2017, the third and final celebration of the year when Mardi Gras Indians don their suits and masks. In addition to all of the festive dress, the fête also featured strutting from the Young Men Olympians and the Lady Buckjumpers, and live music by the Hot 8 Brass Band, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, D.J. Captain Charles, Big Al Carson, D.J. Jubilee, Dave Lemon, To Be Continued Brass Band, and B.R.W. Singing Group. 

 


Suit Up for Super Sunday

Details & Routes to See Mardi Gras Indians



Mardi Gras Indians only don their suits three times a year. The first is obviously Mardi Gras, the second is St. Joseph’s Day, and the third is a massive meeting of the tribes known as Super Sunday. This year, St. Joseph’s Day coincides with the annual event held by the Mardi Gras Indian Council on the third Sunday of March, so expect celebrations to be bigger and better than ever for 2017. 


Lookin' Pretty

Super Sunday Details



Today (3.20), head up to Central City, make sure you look pretty, and then Get Out the Way. It’s Super Sunday. The Mardi Gras Indians will be outdoor a final time this year and the party will be on.


Today In NOLA 3.20.16


Spring has sprung and NOLA is in full bloom. Mardi Gras Indians are gathering for Super Sunday. The North Shore is rocking. Night wish is at the Civic, Gal Holiday is downtown, and Joe Krown is giving at the Leaf. On this day in 1839, Shreveport was designated as a city. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Super Sunday Details Drop


Mardi Gras Indians only don their suits three times a year. The first is obviously Mardi Gras, the second is St. Joseph’s day, and the final event is a massive meeting of the tribes called Super Sunday. Today, the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council announced the details for the final gathering.


They Got That Fi-Ya

Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week



For many, Fat Tuesday is spent dashing around the city in search of Mardi Gras Indians. Traditionally, the tribes only mask on two other days: Super Sunday and St. Joseph's Night. However next week (8.3-8.9) it’s time to truly honor those individuals during the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week. The theme of this year’s celebrations is “Year of the Wildman,” and the events include a photography gallery, an awards ceremony and more. 


Fiya Department: Musicians' Clinic Launches Bo Dollis Fund


By Lucy Leonard

This year, New Orleans lost one of the biggest names in the Mardi Gras Indian community— Big Chief Bo Dollis. In the wake of his death, the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and Assistance Foundation established the Big Chief Bo Dollis Memorial Fund to both honor his name and help financially support Mardi Gras Indians in the city.


Spyboys & Indians

West Bank Super Sunday and Original Big 7 Second Line



After a two week break for Jazz Fest, second line season is back. The Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club will be buckjumping and strutting their way through backatown this afternoon. Across, the river, West Fest, the Algiers counterpart to Super Sunday provides one last chance to see Mardi Gras Indians.


Today in NOLA: 3.21.15


Head out to Armstrong Park for day one of the Congo Square Rhythms Festival. Or, take a luscious secret garden tour. Finn McCool's hosts St. Baldrick, an after St. Patrick's Day shave down benefiting cancer research. On this day in New Orleans in 1788, the Great New Orleans Fire burned down 856 of the 1,100 buildings in the French Quarter. Now, more on Saturday happenings. 


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