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Today in New Orleans 5.26.13

Close out Greek Fest on the bayou, catch some Shakespeare in NOMA’s Sculpture Garden, or head to Elysian Fields for some shenanigans. On this day in 1994, EWE married then 29-year-old Candy Picou, Now, more to do this Sunday.

Today in New Orleans 5.22.13

Tonight, Trombone Shorty plays Wed. at the Square! Check out a fundraiser in the Marigny, Shakespeare in NOMA's Sculpture Garden, and more. On this day in 1992, five members of NWA rap group were arrested for “inciting a riot” outside of the Sheraton after they were denied entry into the hotel. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Today in New Orleans: 5.16.13

All day long, find some inner peace with lectures, bus tours, cultural performances, and more in honor of the Dalai Lama’s inaugural NOLA visit. Get your fill of sax at the Ogden’s after hours event this evening, and head to NOMA’s Sculpture Garden for some Shakespeare from The NOLA Project. On this day in 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself emperor. Now, more to do this Thursday.

Today in New Orleans 5.15.13

Move through the middle of the week with a Shakespearian comedy in the Sculpture Garden, a contemporary romance film at Fulton on Tap, or a poetic reading at Open House Salon.  Music mavens can also catch some classic New Orleans sounds at Wednesday’s At the Square, or break it down street style for the beginnings of a Hip Hop Heritage Fest.  On this day in 1915, Huey Long was admitted to the Louisiana Bar Association. For a more detailed look into Wednesday’s event, check below: 

Today in New Orleans 5.12.13

Happy Mother’s Day to all Crecent City moms, grandmothers, and great grandmothers! Celebrate mamas at Audubon Zoo with the Queen of Soul, or head to the 7th Ward for a second line in her honor. Happy Birthday to Kix Brooks (Brooks and Dunn), born on May 12, 1955, in Shreveport. Now, more to do this Sunday.

Today in New Orleans 5.10.13

Don’t let the dreary weather keep you inside tonight. There’s Sippin’ in Seersucker at Canal Place, theatre in City Park, CD releases, and more. On this day in 1837, Louisiana Governor P.B.S. Pinchback, the first person of African-American descent to become a U.S. governor, was born. Now, more to do this Friday.

Today in New Orleans 5.8.13

Today, a free show from Dumpstaphunk, Much Ado About Nothing opens at NOMA’s Sculpture Garden, and more. On this day in 1541, Spanish explorer DeSoto discovered the Mississippi River. Now, more hump day happenings.

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