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Vendredi

December 19th

WWOZ 34 Birthday Party

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, DJ Soul Sister

 

Kermit Ruffins Big 50th Bash

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Celebrate Kermit’s birthday w/ The Barbeque Swingers, Nayo Jones and Neisha Ruffins Band

 

Bounce Holiday Edition

Republic, 10p.mm.

Big Freedia, DJ Jubilee, Walt Wiggady and more! $5

 

Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas

Mid-City Theater, 8p.m.

A holiday play complete with speed dating and snuggies

 

Kool and the Gang, Cheap Trick

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Music with legends to kick off 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

 

Shotgun Cinema Turns One

Freeport Auditorium at the CAC, 7p.m.

Screenings of Night Moves & Monsieur Hulot's Holiday; $7 each

 

Samedi

December 20th

Little Maker presents Last Waltz

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

A tribute to The Last Waltz - Part II

 

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

The world of Portlandia blazes down South

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker

 

Irvin Mayfield’s Birthday Celebration

Royal Sonesta, 8p.m.

Trumpet Mafia, Jonathan Batiste & Special Guests

 

Pine Leaf Boys

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Local grammy nominees take the stage

 

Dimanche

December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker (final show)

 

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall, 2:30p.m.

Holday jams with Lars Edegran and Big Al Carson

 

Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

Today in New Orleans: 3.1.14


The women of Iris and the raucous men and women of Tuck’s are parading this afternoon, with 2700 riders set to ride in Mid-City for Endymion this evening. Galactic and Morning 40 Federation are performing following the parades. On this day in 1932, the Louisiana State Capitol building was completed after 14 months of construction. Now, more to do this Mardi Gras Saturday. 


Today in New Orleans 8.28.13


Tonight, Love Sessions continues, with proceeds to benefit the Louisiana Children's Museum. Culture Collision is bringing 65 local organizations under one roof in the Warehouse District, followed by an after party with Morning 40 Federation. On this day in 1956, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Cultures to Collide in Warehouse District


NOLA’s fifth annual Culture Collision will descend upon the Warehouse District for one night only, Wednesday, August 28th, 5:30p.m.-8:00p.m. The event was described as  “one-stop shopping for anything related to New Orleans visual and performing arts,” by Culture Collision organizer Janet Wilson.  


Today in New Orleans: 7.19.13


Friday arrives just in time once again. Once work is all over, it's time to play as Tales of the Cocktail continues, and a pair of on-again, off-again local music combos get their bands back together. For those looking for a little midsummer costuming, Rocky Horror Picture Show rolls at midnight. Here's all the details:


Post-Parade Roundup: Rebirth and Riff Raff


The post-parade party continues tonight with a litany of costume balls, live music, and of course a little bit of dancing.  From a trip to the moon to a band of lackluster superheroes and even to a nineties flash back, this night offers everything.  And as you leave the marching bands for the stage bands, remember there’s more than one party to see tonight.  Whether you head downtown to One Eyed Jacks for a Morning 40 Federation reunion show, uptown to check out the riff raff or to the CBD for some Rebirth, everywhere you look a party is waiting.  Check out the full list of fun below:   


Today's Events: 2.18.12


Today Mardi Gras parades are shifting due to rain, but the show must go on. Even if Endymion doesn't roll, there's plenty happening tonight as, Better Than Ezra plays the House of Blues, Galactic plays Tips, and Spellcaster’s Maritime Ball goes down with Quintron at his Spellcaster Lodge. Most important, NOLA’s Soul Queen Irma Thomas was born on this day in Ponchatoula, LA back in 1941. Back to today:


Today's Events: 10.31.11


Today, Galactic plays Howlin’ Wolf, Quintron and Miss Pussycat play One Eyed Jack's, and a parade from Molly's at the Market marks Halloween. But before such traditions, Nevada became the 36th state (1864), Mount Rushmore wass completed (1941), Bethany Hamilton lost an arm and three liters of blood to a tiger shark (2003); Dan Rather was born (1931), and Harry Houdini died (1926). Oh, and it’s Halloween:


Morning 40 Federation

Music Playlist Series



Although they broke up two years ago, the Morning 40s continue to haunt New Orleans around these busy times. With two dates set for this weekend - including a spot at Voodoo - the vaunted 9th Ward outfit turns in a playlist to give NoDef readers an idea of what influences all that glorious, madcap noise.


After the Fest, Day 2


After a full day of cubin’, it’s back to the drawing board for post-Fest options. There’s more on the list than fit on NoDef’s fingers and toes, but here’s where we’d try to be:


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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

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Cheryl Castjohn

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

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Jason Raymond

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