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October 13th

Home Free

The Civic, 7p.m.

Country vocal band and winner of The Sing-Off


The Creeping Garden

Zeitgeist, 9:30

Sci-fi documentary


It’s Your World

Octavia Books, 5:30p.m.

Chelsea Clinton teaches you to Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!


A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Recipes inspired by the novel


October 14th

Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Hold-ups in Belfast


Getting Off at Elysian Fields

Octavia Books, 6p.m.

Obituaries from the Times-Pic


Tony Joe White

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Louisiana singer/songwriter


Cole Williams

Maple Leaf, 8p.m.

African Rock Wednesdays for Breast Cancer Awareness


Computer Magic

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9p.m.

Dance beats and relatable lyrics


October 15th

The Universe of Keith Haring

Freeman Auditorium, 7:30p.m.

Movie about New York artist Keith Haring


Saints v. Falcons

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 7:25p.m.

Saints coming off a loss to Eagles


Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. Marc Stone Acoustic Band


Extraordinary People

Octavia Books, 5:30p.m.

A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World’s Most Fascinating Individuals


Jackson Browne

Saenger, 8p.m.

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee


October 16th

Who’s Bad— Thriller Night

The Civic, 8p.m.

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Triubte


Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

Southern food and music fest


Riff Raff

The Willow, 9p.m.

The Versace Python


Concerts in the Courtyard

533 Royal St., 6p.m.

This week ft. Banu Gibson


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Movies in the Garden ft. Beetlejuice


The Thing

Prytania, 12:15a.m.

Classic 1982 horror movie


October 17th

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

Southern food and music fest


Witchy Drag Brunch

The Country Club, 10a.m.

Drag, food and all-you-can-drink mimosas


Anba Dlo

New Orleans Healing Center, 1p.m.

Free Halloween fest and water symposium


Pelicans v. Kings

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

Pelicans take on Kings at home


Coton Jaune— Acadian Brown Cotton: A Cajun Love Story

WRC, 9:30a.m.

Documentary about Cajun women who handwove blankets


Mac Demarco

The Civic, 8p.m.

Old school indie music


October 18th

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

Southern food and music fest


The Cut

Zeitgeist, 7:20p.m.

Epic about a man’s journey throught the Ottoman Empire


City on Fire

Garden District Book Shop, 3p.m.

Love, betrayal and art


Alvin and the Chipmunks

Saenger, 3p.m.;8p.m.

Chipmunks…live on stage


Polymnia Quartet

Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.

Weekly Sunday Musical Meditation

Today in NOLA: 1.29.15

The first ever Moth GrandSLAM Championship held at the Joy Theater has sold out, but that doesn't mean you can't go out. The krewe that formed at a simple house party and has now grown into more than 100 members and a Mardi Gras dance troupe is hosting their fundraiser at Treo tonight featuring drink specials and bocce ball! If you're passing by the Old Mint early this afternoon, pop in to see St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus around 2p.m. Grammy Award winner, who sang on Jay-Z's track "Lost One," will be performing at the the Saegner. Twelve years ago today, Ivan Neville starred as the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. Now, more events to soothe your entertainment cravings. 


Today in NOLA: 12.9.14

On tap for Tuesday's events are performances by Animals As Leaders and Tank and the Bangas. Prytania Theatre screens a Turkish made film about a retired actor. Cafe Instanbul hosts Moth StorySLAMS. New Orleans sportsman Frank Davies, the beloved writer, cook and broadcaster, passed away a year ago today. Now for more on Tuesday happenings. 

Today in NOLA: 9.7.14

Who Dat! The Saints are back for real, playing their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. If pigskin’s not your bag, catch the Sunday matinee of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest or join the NOLA Social Ride at the Country Club this afternoon. Tonight, James Singleton leads his quartet at Snug Harbor and the Hot 8 Brass Band play on without their leader at the Howlin’ Wolf. See the details:

Today in NOLA: 7.8.14

This Tuesday evening, meet novelist Brian Krans at Garden District Book Shop or tell your own story at The Moth’s popular storytelling competition. On this day in 1994, Jim Halsell blasted off on the space shuttle Columbia and became the first astronaut from Louisiana. Halsell grew up in West Monroe. More details tonight:

The Moth Slams Stories on St. Claude

New Orleanians with a story to tell get a shot to share it on stage the second Tuesday of every month. Tomorrow, Dan Kennedy of the Moth Radio Hour will host the first of three open mic StorySLAMS to be held at Café Istanbul (2372 St. Claude Ave.)

Today in New Orleans 10.08.13

Hispanic heritage month shows New Orleans what’s up with music and dancing at Que Pasa Fest.  Later, indie rock lives on with The Dodos downtown, and three musicians put the chick in Chickie Wah Wah.  On this day in 1988, Ivan Neville appeared as the musical guest on SNL with Keith Richards.   

Moth Money Moth Problems

Characters USA & The Moth Unite

In an area as rich in the tradition of oral histories and storytelling as the clay beneath our feet, New Orleans is absolutely seeped in generations of lived and shared experience through spoken word. Finding roots in the preservation of history and culture through the African Diaspora, storytelling has been premiere in defining the geo-social space, vitality, and effusive value of the city; from Congo Square to the front porch.


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