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LUNDI

April 24th

Zurich Golf Classic

City Park, 11AM

Kick off to a 4-day stop on the PGA Championship tour

 

Crystal Energy Healing & Dream Play

1112 Mandeville St., 2PM

Talk dreams and crystals

 

Andrew Jackson Hotel Ghost Hunt

Andrew Jackson Hotel, 4PM

Sleepover ghost tour at the infamous hotel

 

International Sculpture Day

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 5:30PM

Artists Tara Conley, Rachel David, and Ashley Pridmore will discuss their work

 

Big Easy Entertainment Awards

The Orpheum Theater, 6PM

29th annual event

 

New Orleans Baby Cakes

Shrine On Airline, 7PM

Baby Cakes go up against the Omaha Storm Chasers

 

Movie Screening: La Bataille de Solférino

Cafe Istanbul, 7PM

French film about the 2012 presidential election, following Macron and Le Pen's victories during this weekend's round one

 

Cacao Ceremony

Nola Yoga Loft, 7:30PM

Set intentions for the Full Moon and share a cacao elixir

 

Ooh Poo Pah Doo Monday Blues

Carver Club, 8PM

Hosted by the bar's owner Miss Judy Hill

MARDI

April 25th

Earth Day Celebration

City Park, 4PM

Kiddie crafts, cooking demos, native plant sale, yoga, and more

 

April Hobnobber

The Country Club, 5:30PM

Sip and socialize, with complimentary wine and live music

 

Movie Screening: Ipileaye

Ashé Cac, 6PM

Story of the creation of the world 

 

Pony Up for Horses

Eiffel Society, 6PM

A benefit to aid horses in need

 

Vinyasa & Vino

Nola Yoga Loft, 6:30PM

All-levels yoga following by wine and dinner

 

Swing in the Oaks

City Park, 7PM

Annual free outdoor concert feat. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

 

New Moon Medicine Circle

Yes, Yoga., 7:30PM

Celebrate the cycle with visualizations, meditations, journaling, ritual, and group energy healing

 

Aaron Cohen Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local faves, feat. Danny Abel Band, Shhh

 

High Profile | New Orleans Nightlife Awards

Sidney's Saloon, 10PM

Celebrate NOLA's nightlife with Garlic Junior, Jassy, and DJ Visqueen

MERCREDI

April 26th

Wednesdays at the Square

Lafayette Square, 5PM

Feat. Flow Tribe and Robin Barnes

 

Blackout Poetry Workshop

Norman Mayer Branch Library, 5PM

Teen poetry event in blackout poetry of public library books

 

Evenings with Enrique

City Park, 5PM

Feat. Raphael Bas

 

Vietnamese Style Crawfish Boil

Black Penny, 6PM

The famous boil across from Armstrong Park returns

 

Paradigm Pizza & Pies

Paradigm Gardens, 7PM

Urban farm hosts outdoor dinner, with Ancora Pizzeria

 

Eat Your Science

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

Alton Brown live

 

Movie Screening: Annie Hall

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Rooftop screening of the Woody Allen classic

 

Sound Observatory New Orleans: The Shape of Jazz to Come

Three Keys, 9PM

This month's event features Ashlin Parker Trio 

JEUDI

April 27th

 

NOLA Distilling Co. Grand Opening

NOLA Distilling Company, 3PM

Live music from Colin Lake, food from Frencheeze & La Cocinita food trucks

 

Movie Screening: Jazz Fest Shorts

The Old U.S. Mint, 6PM

Films from the inaugural 1970 Jazz Fest

 

Threadhead Thursday

City Park Botanical Gardens, 6PM

Feat. Marcia Ball, Brass-a-Holics, and Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show

 

Sum 41 & Pierce the Veil

House of Blues, 6:30PM

The 'We Will Detonate!' tour

 

International Jazz Day

New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, 7PM

Celebration of jazz music and its influence

 

Jazz & Heritage Gala

Hyatt Regency, 7PM

19th annual benefit feat. a Neville Family Funktion and more

 

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Orpheum Theater, 9PM

Birmingham band promotes second album "Sea of Noise" 

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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Renard Boissiere, Linzi Falk, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via

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Alexis Manrodt


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B. E. Mintz

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