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Bayou Boogaloo Drops 2017 Lineup


Between this weekend's Sacred Music Festival and BUKU Fest, and the fast-approaching French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest, the outdoor music season is well underway in New Orleans. Today, the organizers behind the annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo announced their lineup for their free fest from May 19th through May 21st. 


Bayou Boogaloo Drops 2016 Lineup


Most locals are focused on the massive French Quarter Fest sweeping the Vieux Carré this weekend. However, the season is just beginning and the organizers of the annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo dropped their lineup for their free fete from May 20th through 22nd.


PARADE PLANNER: OKEANOS, THOTH, MID-CITY, BACCHUS

Routes, Weather, Details



Today begins the final parade stretch. The day kicks off at 11a.m. with the Krewe of Okeanos, followed by Mid-City, and then Thoth rolls along their signature route at noon. After the break in the parades, John C. Reilly reigns over Bacchus at 5:15p.m. 


Martial Starts


By Lucy Leonard

Is it fallacy to say that you can fight peacefully? NOLA Aikido says no, and they want to prove it. This Saturday (9.19), the Mid-City Aikido studio will host its annual Open House. Chief Instructor Robert Brian Levy will lead a demonstration, class and Q&A session about the Japanese martial art form, also known as the Art of Peace. 


Dead Men Drink No 'Tails

Mid-City's Pirate Pub Crawl



Avast ye! So mateys, y’all thought the pirate popularity be over? Well, look yonder to Mid-City, the buccaneers arrrr gathering in numbers that would make Jean Lafitte, himself, shiver his timbers. That’s right, in honor of National Talk like a Pirate Day, the Greater Mid-City Business Association (GMCBA ) will host Hooked on Mid-City, a Pirate Pub Crawl on Saturday (9.19).


Hennessy Heist Suspect Sought


Tupac rapped, “They wanna know who's my role model? It’s in the brown bottle-Hennessy.” Unfortunately, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are taking some exception to the late artist’s life-advice. The Five-Oh are searching for a man accused of snatching several bottles of the cognac from a Mid-City drugstore.


Drinking Culture

A Taste of Finn McCool's



Gentle reader, the “Irish Pub” no longer belongs to Ireland – just as the English language has grown beyond the dominion of the British realm. They are the ubiquitous possessions of the world, fated to indigenous inflection. In all your travels, the Irish Pub will find you. Climb the furthest reaches of the Five Sacred Mountains of China. Hack through the deepest jungles of Northern Bolivia. You will stumble upon an Irishman waiting there, polishing a glass behind a sturdy bar. Let us then look into one of our own – one of the finest in the world, according to the list-scribes of modern fancy. We’re off to hear a New Orleans accent over an Irish lilt at Finn McCool’s. Or try, a least.


Much Ado About the Boogaloo: Lineup Released


The “little festival that could” is returning from May 15-17. This weekend, the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo released their 2015 schedule. Bold faced names like Mannie Fresh, the New Orleans Suspects, Wild Magnolias, and an all-star team assembled by Mike Dillon pepper the roster.


Parade Planner: Okeanos, Thoth, Mid-City, Bacchus (Routes, Weather, Details)


Today begins the final parade stretch. The day kicks off at 11 a.m. with the Krewe of Okeanos, followed by Mid-City, and then Thoth rolls along their signature route at noon. After the break in the parades, John C. Reilly reigns over Bacchus at 5:15 p.m. 


State of Play: 1.01-1.12


Compiled by Michael Martin

The holiday break slowed down theatre a bit, but with 2015 dawning, the footlights are getting fired up again. Southern Rep and the Old Marquer (formerly The Shadowbox) are rolling out a pair of premiers. New installations of Verbatim Verboten and Debauchery are also on the docket. Details follow.


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