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Jeudi

December 18th

TRAP ft Grandtheft

Republic, 9p.m.

Custom made eclectic house to slay your eardrums

 

Tales of the Toddy

House of Blues, 6:30p.m.

The City’s best bartenders spin up takes on the classic winter drink

 

Roman Street

Ogden After Hours, 6-8p.m.

New flamenco rhythms from Mobile based band

 

Homegrown Night Concert Series

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

Featuring Deltaphonic, The Fake Carls and Noisewater

 

Christmas Organ Spectacular

St. Louis Cathedral, 6p.m.

Featuring Karol Mossakowski, Young Artist in Residence

 

Baroque Christmas

First Baptist Church New Orleans, 7:30p.m.

Glorious holiday music in the Cathedral following the concert series

Vendredi

December 19th

WWOZ 34 Birthday Party

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, DJ Soul Sister

 

Kermit Ruffins Big 50th Bash

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Celebrate Kermit’s birthday w/ The Barbeque Swingers, Nayo Jones and Neisha Ruffins Band

 

Bounce Holiday Edition

Republic, 10p.mm.

Big Freedia, DJ Jubilee, Walt Wiggady and more! $5

 

Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas

Mid-City Theater, 8p.m.

A holiday play complete with speed dating and snuggies

 

Kool and the Gang, Cheap Trick

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Music with legends to kick off 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

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

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

 

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

 

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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