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MERCREDI

May 24th

Jazz Pilates

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 12PM

Led by renowned jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan

 

Happy Hour Sessions

The Foundation Room, 5PM

Featuring the raw blues and smokey femininity of Hedijo

 

Shake It Break It Band

21st Amendment, 5PM

Step back in time and enjoy some tunes

 

Lighting from a Theatrical Perspective

NOLA Community Printshop, 6PM

Hosted by veteran Lighting Designer, Andrew J. Merkel

 

Free Spirited Yoga

The Tchoup Yard, 6:30PM

Free yoga, optional beer and food

 

Big Easy Playboys

Bank Street Bar, 7PM

Mixing roots, rock, and blues

 

Think Less, Hear More

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9PM

Spontaneous compositions to projected movies

 

 

JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

The Roux: Spicy Brown Burlesque Show

Performer Aims to Bring Diversity to NOLA Burlesque Scene



Although the New Orleans burlesque scene is in itself animated and vibrant, some believe it lacks a certain “color.” NoDef had the opportunity to speak with a local performer and her vision for a different kind of burlesque show she is bringing to the Big Easy.


Of Peepshows and Freaksheauxs

The Burly Beat



As she prepares to unbutton for a new chapter of life, NoDef Burlesque Columnist Moxie Sazerac issues her final NoDef dispatch. Here, she sizes up the state of NOLA burlesque, and, as always, provides some info on where to see some action tonight.


Hot Fun in the Summertime

The Burly Beat



Summer in New Orleans is typically a time of hibernation, even for those of us who run around half naked to begin with.  


The Burly Beat Guide to JazzFest Burlesque


by Moxie Sazerac

While it’s true that burlesque and live music go together like sunburn and mango freezes, there are just a few select offerings for this year’s festers. This Saturday April 28 brings the return of Mistress Kali’s Freaksheaux to Geaux to the All Ways Lounge and Marigny Theatre. The circus flavored show, originally conceived as a one off fundraiser now cultivates the best in traveling and local sideshow and burlesque.


Vixens of Verse

The Burly Beat



NoDef Burlesque Columnist Moxie Sazerac previews this week's happy marriage of Storyville and the Gold Mine Saloon: The Poetry Brothel.


Ruby Rage Revealed

The Burly Beat: An Interview with NOLA Burlesque's Country Cutie



NoDef Burlesque Columnist Moxie Sazerac talks to local burly up-and-comer Ruby Rage about NOLA music in local burlesque, watching girls take their clothes off on the Internet, and her background in fire.


Blue School

The Burly Beat



NoDef Burlesque Columnist Moxie Sazerac gets taken to school at Bella Blue's twice-weekly burlesque lessons.


A Burly Halloween Schedule


Halloween weekend is rapidly descending upon us, and some may be scraping for last minute ways to put a new twist on that old Storm Trooper costume. What? Not you? Well, anyway, don't let the calendar pass you by in the maelstrom of costuming. As NoDef Burlesque columnist Moxie Sazerac declared earlier this month, Halloween in New Orleans is the unofficial holiday of Burlesque. Read her latest column to find out where to see some costumes come off after putting yours on.


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