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Samedi

December 20th

Little Maker presents Last Waltz

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

A tribute to The Last Waltz - Part II

 

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

The world of Portlandia blazes down South

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker

 

Irvin Mayfield’s Birthday Celebration

Royal Sonesta, 8p.m.

Trumpet Mafia, Jonathan Batiste & Special Guests

 

Pine Leaf Boys

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Local grammy nominees take the stage

 

Dimanche

December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker (final show)

 

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall, 2:30p.m.

Holday jams with Lars Edegran and Big Al Carson

 

Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

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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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock