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MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 

Seven Injured in N.O. Shootings


Updated 3:35 p.m. Seven people were shot in New Orleans over a 24-hour stretch between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, according to police. In addition to a double shooting reported Friday afternoon in New Orleans East, police investigated four separate shootings during the violent stretch.


Murder in 8th Ward, French Quarter Shooting


A man was killed in the 8th Ward and another man was injuring in a French Quarter shooting overnight, according to New Orleans police. 


French Quarter Stabbing, False Car Claim


New Orleans' ne'er do wells were busy Wednesday afternoon, and a stabbing, a robbery, and insurance fraud all took place before dark. A man was stabbed in the French Quarter yesterday morning, and two separate incidents, a robbery and a falsified report, occurred in Algiers. Click through for more. 


Performer Wanted for Deadly Silicon Injections


NOPD is on the hunt for Armani Nicole Davenport, 33, who is wanted for negligent homicide. Police named Davenport as a person of interest last October, and she is now a suspect. According to NOPD, the Baton Rouge resident was widely known in the New Orleans gay pageant scene, both for winning several titles and for giving unlicensed silicon injections. 


Double Shooting in Desire


One person is in critical condition following an overnight shooting in the Desire area, according to NOPD. A total of two people were injured when gunfire erupted near the corner of Almonaster Ave. and Higgins Blvd.


Double Shooting in Central City


UPDATED 5/6, 5:30 p.m.

NOPD is investigating a double shooting involving two teens in Central City. The shooting happened at 7:30 p.m. near the corner of Josephine St. and Brainard St.


Crime Bits: Uptown Attack, Pizza Delivery Man Robbed


Over the weekend, two stabbings led police to suspects, a man was robbed near St. Charles Ave. and a pizza delivery man was forced to hand over the pies. Click through for Crime Bits for the weekend of May 3-5:


Algiers: Hit-and-Run Suspect Sought


A man is severely injured after a hit-and-run that took place Friday morning, and police are seeking a suspect. The victim was standing in the doorway of his white Ford truck when the suspect crashed into him and dragged him 100 feet.  


Reports: NOPD Arrests Teen Who Was Shot in Marigny


The teen who was shot in the head last year by a Marigny homeowner was arrested for a burglary on Friday, according to reports from NOLA.com and WWL-TV. Marshall Coulter, 15, was arrested Friday afternoon on Royal St. in the Marigny.


Arrest Made in Uptown Home Invasions


Police linked a teen who was previously arrested in one early April Uptown home invasion to a second, similar incident. Aaron Johnson, 17, was arrested Thursday in connection with an April 8 burglary that happened at a house in the 1800 block of Adams St. Johnson was already in jail, facing charges in connection with an April 4 home invasion in the 7800 block of Panola St.


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