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Today in NOLA 9.4.17


Happy Labor Day, New Orleanians! Enjoy the last lazy days of summer with a few laidback events around town. The Allways welcomes a drag reunion, and Santos Bar invites aspiring performers to take to their stage for an open mic event. It's a survival of the funniest at The New Movement, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1948, a devastating hurricane with winds up to 90 MPH hit New Orleans, creating extensively damage but thankfully no loss of life. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Read on for details tonight below. 


Today in NOLA 8.23.17


Looking to ball out on a budget? Not a problem, as there are some amazing free events around town today. Bar Redux hosts an outdoor screening of the black comedy Brit flick Trainspotting, while The New Movement founders return for their weekly improv show. Get down without breaking the bank at One Eyed Jacks at the burlesque dance party, or shape up at the Jazz Museum without spending a dime. On this judge in 2002, a three-judge court appeals panel unanimously rejected Edwin Edwards appeal on convictions. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


Today in NOLA 8.21.17


This Monday at around noontime, a solar eclipse will sweep across the country — do you know where you'll be to view it? From the bayou waters to the city's art museums, the possibilities are endless. Tonight, catch a horror double feature off Frenchmen. It's a comedy showdown at the New Movement, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. Betty Who takes the stage at Republic. On this date in 1769, Governor O’Reilly arrested the leaders of a revolution that ousted Governor Ulloa. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Today in NOLA 8.7.17


Today, learn about how to ferment your way to better health. The New Movement will host a no-holds-barred comedy competition. Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho, while Helen Gillet will delight in the Bacchanal backyard. On this day in 1927, the infamous Ursuline Nuns (aka The Casket Girls) arrived in New Orleans. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Today in NOLA 5.11.17


Tonight, the Ogden stays open late for their regular After Hours series. Listen to stories of queer resistance at Sugar In Your Tank. Ashé Cac screens a documentary on writer James Baldwin, and The New Movement’s musical and improv teams perform along to Mary Poppins. On this day in 1988, a fire destroyed the top room of the Cabildo. Now, more to do this Thursday.


Today in NOLA 5.6.17


Tonight, hang with Galactic at the Orpheum or catch NOLA legend Big Freedia perform with local talents gone big, Tank and the Bangas. Aurora Nealand is teaming up with choreographer Shannon Stewart for a performance of her album The Monocle. The New Movement brings a new dating game show to town. On this day in 1996, Aaron Neville performed for then President Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton on the White House South Lawn. Now, more to do this Saturday.  

 


Today in NOLA 4.20.17


Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Big Oozy disaster. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 people, and then proceeded to leak millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf. The hemorrhaging took almost six months to stop and the effects are still with us today. On a brighter note, click through to find out about all the events in town tonight.


Today in NOLA 4.16.17


This Sunday, four Easter parades are rolling through the Quarter. After you're finished with your festive dress, swing by Castillo Blanco's costume purge. Southern Rep's final staging of their production of "Sweet Bird of Youth" will occur this afternoon. Don your post-apocalyptic finery for "Mad Max: Fury Road," or check out the New Movement's comedy showcase. Today, April 16, is the date New Orleans was officially founded in 1718. Now, more to do a few hundred years later.


Today in NOLA 4.5.17


Tonight, learn and laugh at the issues of our time at The New Movement. Experimental rockers Of Montreal play Howlin’ Wolf, while the Catahoula Hotel hosts a rooftop screening of “The Big Lebowski.” Dancers, scholars, and orchestra performers salute the iconic 1890s bandleader John Robichaux. On this day in 1866, Antonio de Ulloa became Louisiana’s first Spanish governor. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Funky Food, Mescal, & Laughs


Hungry? Thirsty? Need to laugh? Wednesday at the Faux/Real Fest has something for you. Michaelopoulous Studios is hosting one funky dinner. In the Quarter, check out some mescals straight outta Oaxaca. And, over on St. Claude take a tongue-in-cheek tour of the United States.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Alexis Manrodt


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