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MARDI

August 22nd

Murder Ballads

Euclid Records, 5PM

Book signing with Dan Auerbach and Gabe Soria

 

DIY Fermented Foods

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Fermented dairies, like kefire, yogurt, butter, buttermilk, and more

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8PM

Galactic drummer's side project

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Future funk stars

 

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 9PM

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 10PM

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band

 

Smoking Time Jazz Club

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Trad jazz masters

 
 

MERCREDI

August 23rd

Wine Down Wednesdays

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6:30PM

Free yogalates at the Mint

 

The Heart of Herbalism

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Syrups and immune health

 

Trapper Keeper

Side Bar, 8:30PM

Local improv music duo, feat. Dr. Jeff Albert

 

Trainspotting

Bar Redux, 9PM

Free screening of junkie masterpiece

 

Chris & Tami

The New Movement, 9:30PM

TNM's founders perform weekly free show

 

Vixens & Vinyl

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

Burlesque dance party

JEUDI

August 24th

Summertime Blues

Shops at Canal Place, 5:30PM

Young professionals meet-up with blues, brews, and BBQ

 

Architecture & Design Film Festival Kick-Off

Contemporary Arts Center, 5:30PM

Opening night party and film

 

Yoga Social Club

Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get sweaty and centered

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Sweet Olive String Band

 

Ambush Reggae Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local roots reggae group

 

Royal Teeth

Tipitina's, 9PM

Feat. Merci Raines and No True Scotsman

VENDREDI

August 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5PM

Feat. The Pfister Sisters

 

Exotic Races

Fair Grounds, 5PM

Races feat. ostriches and camels

 

More Lovely and More Temperate

Valiant Theatre and Lounge, 6PM

Performance of all 154 Shakespearean sonnets

 

Lil' WeezyAna Fest

Champions Square, 7PM

Feat. Gucci Man, Rich the Kid, Kodie Shane, YoungBoy NBA, and Lil Wayne

 

Drive-In On the Patio

Bar Redux, 9PM

Campy and cool movies, The Wasp Woman, Attack of the Giant Leeches, and The Giant Gila Monster

 

Little Maker & Mr. Universe

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Feat. special tribute to The Band

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Prytania Theatre, 12AM

Feat. NOLA's foremost shadow cast The Well-Hung Speakers

SAMEDI

August 26th

It's About TIME

Studio Be, 6PM

Artist conversation about oppression via symbols like the monuments

 

New Pride Pageant

Cafe Istanbul, 6PM

Honoring Mr & Miss New Orleans Pride 2017

 

New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans

SuperDome, 7PM

The Saints and Texans go head to head

 

Rick & Morty Marathon

Bar Redux, 9PM

Outdoor binge session for Dan Harmon's animated series

 

Swamp Motel

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Album release party for Louisiana rockers

 

Vox & The Hound

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

Pop group, feat. psych band Midriff and Naughty Palace

The Veteran Politician

Get to Know Michael Bagneris, the Man With a Solid Campaign to Be the Next Mayor of New Orleans



It would be a mistake to underestimate Michael Bagneris. Sure, he faces 17 other candidates in his bid to become Mayor of New Orleans — including his two leading opponents, up-and-coming political stars Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and former Judge Desiree Charbonnet — but Bagneris makes a strong case to take over the highest office in the Crescent City. Read on for NoDef’s interview with the mayoral candidate, where he sounds off on the city’s safety, job markets, and his dreams of New Orleans in the future. 

 


Mr. Green

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's New Climate Action Strategy — And What It Means for New Orleans



Earlier this month, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a Climate Action Strategy for the city of New Orleans. The comprehensive strategy aims to cut New Orleans’ greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and uphold the tenets of the Paris Climate Agreement. The plan builds off of 2015's Resilient New Orleans, which introduced a broad range of actions that continue to aid New Orleans in being less susceptible to hurricanes, heavy rain, crumbling infrastructure, and storm surge. Landrieu's new plan differs from any preceding urban plan in one key way: it's aggressive goal to prevent sea level rise, flooding, and other pollution costs.

 


Eceaux System


It’s a big week of announcements for Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Just days after teaming with the New Orleans Police Department to propose a new pay plan for law enforcement, the mayor unveiled the city’s new climate action strategy. “Climate change is one of the greatest threats to our coastal communities, nation and world,” said Mayor Landrieu in a statement. The plan, titled Climate Action for a Resilient New Orleans, features 11 strategies and 25 actions to combat greenhouse gas emissions in the city over the next 13 years. 


Makes Cents: Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Announce New Pay Plan


Ahead of his final State of the City address on Thursday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the launch of a positive initiative for the New Orleans Police Department today. Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison together shared a revamped plan for pay and career advancement within the city’s police department. 


Third Time's A Charm: Mayor Landrieu to Give State of the City Address This Week


May this be lucky number three. After rescheduling his long-awaited State of the City Address two times prior, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is set to give his speech this week at the Civic Theatre. 

 


The Cost of the Affordable Housing Crisis

The Policy Breakdown



New Orleans' affordable housing crisis is certainly not isolated to this one city in the country. The present state of housing in the Crescent City follows a national trend where urban property values are increasing at rates which push impoverished, marginalized communities out of urban centers. According to the Smart House Mix Ordinance Study, produced by New Orleans’ city planning commission, residents unable to afford increasing rent, property taxes, and lifestyle costs are forced to pay back the value realized in increasing housing costs through more limited access to transportation and social services that are typically more accessible near urban centers.

 


Mayor Mitch Landrieu to U.S. Mayors: We Must 'Occupy the Radical Center'


Mitch Landrieu is now at the helm of the US Conference of Mayors (USCM), as president of this long-standing, vital organization. His leadership comes at a time when the organization is arguably making its biggest impact in its 75 years of existence by spearheading a nationwide city-led initiative to meet the Paris Climate Accord’s CO2 emissions cap, while doing so in a way designed to preserve environmental resiliency, coastal resiliency, and economic opportunity.

 


Mayor Mitch Landrieu to Address U.S. Conference of Mayors as 75th President


Further adding fuel to the potentially presidential fire, it was announced Friday that Mayor Mitch Landrieu will deliver an address at the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) on Monday, June 26th in Miami Beach. 

 


Tropical Update: TS Cindy Expected to Cause Continued Flooding, Plus Tornado Watch


On Wednesday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials sounded off on Tropical Storm Cindy, advising residents how to prepare for the heavy rains expected to fall in the city through the end of the week. Read on for updates on flash flooding and tornado watch in Orleans Parish. 

 


The Shooting of Steve Scalise: Gun Control, Partisanship, and the State of Affairs


Louisiana representative Steve Scalise, along with two other Republican Washington cohorts, was shot Wednesday morning near the nation’s capitol, in Alexandria, Virginia during practice for the annual Republican-Democrat baseball game. Although reported to be in stable condition and good spirits after the shooting, he is now in critical-but-improving condition, having undergone three surgeries in as many days. The shooting suspect is the only one involved in the shooting to have died from his injuries so far, although others are in critical condition.


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