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Today in New Orleans 2.10.14

Tonight, local poet Peter Cooley is celebrating the release of his latest collection at Octavia Books, and Zeitgeist is screening Adult World, a quirky film about an aspiring poet who finds herself working in an "adult book store." On this day in 1763, the Treaty of Paris handed the Louisiana colony over to Spain. Now, more to do this Monday.  

Today in New Orleans 12.30.13

Kyle Kinane is bringing belly aches to Café Istanbul tonight, Kwanzaa observers will light a candle in Mid City, and Magnetic Ear is back for their weekly gig at Gasa Gasa. On this day in 2005, LSU beat the Miami Hurricanes when the teams played each other in the Peach Bowl. Now, more to do on the eve of New Year’s Eve. 

Today in New Orleans 12.16.13

Tonight, indie rock songstress Cat Power is performing solo at House of Blues, and One Eyed Jacks is celebrating James Booker's birthday. On this day in 1935, the treacherous Huey P. Long Bridge was dedicated. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today New Orleans 12.2.13

Who Dat! The Saints are in Seattle tonight for their game against the Seahawks. Christmas New Orleans Style continues at St. Louis Cathedral, and Planned Parenthood is screening "Deep South" at Cafe Istanbul in recognition of World AIDS Day. Happy Birthday to Britney Spears, the Louisiana pop princess and native of Kentwood. Spears turns 32 today. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in New Orleans 11.18.13

Tonight, civil rights activist and scholar Angela Davis is giving a free lecture at Tulane, Spirit Animal is performing on Freret, and poet Gina Ferrara is reading from and signing her latest collection at Octavia Books. On this day in 1811, five men were selected to draft a new Louisiana constitution. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in New Orleans 11.11.13

Tonight, Lee Fields is bringing his contemporary soul to One Eyed Jacks, indie rock trio Geographer is on St. Claude with Royal Bangs, and up-and-comer Saint Rich is in Lee Circle. On this date in 1984, the Louisiana World Exposition closed on a financial loss after suffering poor attendance. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in New Orleans 11.4.13

Tonight, Cocorosie is at Tip's, Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore's band Chelsea Light Moving is at One Eyed Jacks, and Nashville pop-folk singer Tristen is at the Circle Bar. On this day in 1967, Governor John McKeithen was elected to his second consecutive term. Now, more ways to kick off your work week. 

Today in New Orleans 10.28.13

Tonight, a NOLA native brings her unique lo fi sound back to Circle Bar. One Eyed Jacks is celebrating CRAMPS for their special edition Halloween Birthday Party, and Aural Elixir is hosting a CD release and costume party at Cafe Istanbul. On this day in 1768, Joseph Villere and his cadre of Frenchmen overthrew Spanish Governor Ulloa. Now, more ways to usher in the work week. 

Today in New Orleans 10.14.13

Tonight, rock n' roll trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club come to the Civic in the CBD, and the New Orleans Film Festival continues throughout the city. On this day in 2003, local composer and fiddler Theresa Andersson signed on with Basin Street Records. Now, more local gigs to kick off your week.  

Today in New Orleans 9.16.13

Tonight, living folk legend Lucinda Williams plays for the second night in a row at Tipitina's. Downtown, outlaw country and "Voodoobilly" artists are taking to the stage with Danny B. Harvey. On this day in 1971, Hurricane Edith made landfall in Louisiana and caused widespread flooding and tornado damage. Now for Monday: 

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