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JEUDI

March 23rd

NOFW Runway Shows

Civic Theatre, 5PM

Fashion shows for the gulf region's top designers

 

Top Taco NOLA 

Spanish Plaza, 5:30PM

40 chefs compete for top taco prize

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Bob Malone

 

Painters Painting Painters

NOCCA, 6PM

Local artists celebrate each other in their work

 

Books and Beer with Friends

The Courtyard Brewery, 6PM

To benefit the Friends of New Orleans Public Library

 

Micah McKee and Little Maker

Blue Nile, 7PM

Folksy local singer-songwriter

 

Holy Yoga Gathering

Big Easy 'Bucha, 7PM

Worship and yoga in one

 

Classical Mystery Tour

The Orpheum Theater, 7:30PM

Music of the Beatles

 

Julie Odell / Luminais / Elizabeth McBride

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8PM

A night of angelic sounds

 

JD Hill & the Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

NOLA funk, trad and electric blues 

 

Comedy Gumbeaux

Howlin' Wolf, 8PM

Red Bean hosted stand-up show

 

John Papa Gros Band

Chickie Wah Wah, 8PM

Papa grows funk and so much more

 

Willy Gantrim / The Lostines / Ester Rose

Saturn Bar, 9PM

Country-blues 

 

Soul Project

Café Negril, 9:30PM

All genres of NOLA music fused

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps, 11PM

6th Ward brass mixes funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop

VENDREDI

March 24th

Basic Buddhist Meditation

LIFE Yoga, 7AM

An intro course from Zen teacher Thich Thien Tri

 

Book Signing: Robert Wagner

Adler's New Orleans, 11AM

Hollywood legend signs copies of 'I Loved Her in the Movies'

 

Bourbon Festival

Marriot Convention Center, 6:30PM

Day one of the inaugural Bourbon Fest

 

DumbSmart Industries Showcase

The Broad Theater, 7PM

Short film showcase 

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 7:30PM

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen 

 

Matisyahu

House of Blues, 8PM

Hebrew hip hop

 

Varla Jean Merman Sings? 

Cafe Istanbul, 8PM

Preview of Merman's new show "Bad Heroine!" 

 

Flogging Molly

Joy Theater, 8:30PM

Celtic punk, feat. Skinny Lister

 

Edwardian Ball Circus Soirée

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Artist mixer before Saturday's Edwardian Ball

 

Kanye's Universe

Maple Leaf Bar, 10PM

Chapter Soul hosts a Kanye West dance party

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

All-British dance party

 

Relapse 80s/90s Dance Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Party like it's 1999

SAMEDI

March 25th

Brunch Fest

Crescent Park, 10AM

Eat to benefit LA/SPCA

 

Princess, Ponies & Superheroes 

Fair Grounds, 12PM

Family day at the grounds

 

Tank and the Bangas

The Yum Yum, 6PM

NPR faves come home from tour

 

Movie Screening: But I'm a Cheerleader

St. Mark's Church, 6PM

Caravan Cinema screens this Natasha Lyonne comedy

 

Charlie Wilson

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

Feat. Fantasia and Johnny Gill

 

Chris Rock

The Saenger Theatre, 7PM

Comedy superstar brings his "Total Blackout" tour to NOLA

 

Biz Markie

House of Blues, 7PM

80s vs. 90s - decades collide

 

Fleur de Tease

One Eyed Jack's, 8PM

FdT stages "Alice in Wonderland" 

 

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

The Howlin' Wolf, 8PM

NOLA's underground art show, plus free pancakes

 

The Rock and Roll Extravaganza

The Willow, 9PM

Masquerade ball with live music

 

Mod Dance Party

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Sweat to the oldies with DJ Matty

 

Daria & The Hip Drips

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Free show to move and groove

DIMANCHE

March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

Red

Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Man Killed in Gert Town


A man was killed in Gert Town on February 15, around 9:45 p.m., according to NOPD. The 32-year-old victim was shot and killed in the 3200 block of Lowerline Street. 


Murders in Gentilly, Carrollton


NOPD investigated two murders between Thursday night. On Thursday night, two people were killed in a murder-suicide at a house near the Fair Grounds. Later, a man was shot to death in the middle of a street in the Carrollton neighborhood, police said.


Suspect Wanted in Double Murder


Updated 2.8, 2:40 p.m.

NOPD has identified a suspect in a double murder that took place on November 20, 2013. Police are searching for Robert Garrett, 22, who is wanted for Second Degree Murder. 


Fatal Shooting in Algiers


A man was killed in Algiers last night, according to NOPD. Police found the victim in a car with multiple gunshot wounds to his body, around 6 p.m., in the 1500 block of Odeon St. 


Wife Charged in Leonidas Murder


Latoya Francois was charged with the murder of her husband, Clardie Ellis III. Francois, 25, allegedly shot her 27-year-old husband in the 8500 block of Willow St. on June 7. 


Crime Bits

Freret Murder, 7th Ward Shootings: Jan. 7-12



In this week's inventory of the illegal, a man was killed near the Freret St. neighborhood, a man was robbed in the Irish Channel, and a pair of shootings took place in the Seventh Ward. Click through for more from NoDef's Mary Kilpatrick. 


Teen Wanted for Murder


Updated 3:50 p.m.

Seventeen-year-old Tracy Bell is wanted for a murder that took place at 11950 Hayne Blvd., according to NOPD. Seventh District Officers arrived on the scene around 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11. The victim was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to the hospital. 


Crime Bits

Online Date Disaster, Pizza Delivery Problems: Dec. 10-17



In this week's memorandum of misconduct, a victim was injured at the gas pump by a panhandling perp, and a pair of carjackings took place in Gentilly and New Orleans East. A man is wanted for a trio of Marigny robberies, and more. Click through for more dirty deeds: 


Two Killed in Milan Shooting


Saturday night, two men were shot and killed in the 2700-block of Amelia Street, according to NOPD. The shooting took place around 7:45 p.m. One victim, 23, was found dead at the scene, and another, 22, died at the hospital. 


Man Killed in 7th Ward


On the same day police made an arrest for a double murder on Derbigny, a man was shot and killed two blocks from the site of the Sept. 9 shooting. A 25-year-old man was killed today in the 1800-block of North Derbigny St., according to NOPD. The shooting occurred near 2:20p.m., and police are gathering evidence to identify a suspect and a motive. 


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