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Mardi

October 21st

Wayne Curtis: The Last Great Walk

Garden District Bookshop, 6p.m.

A story about the first person to walk across from New York to San Francisco

 

Warpaint with Liam Finn

Republic, 8p.m.

Los Angeles rock band celebrating second album release

 

Do the Right Thing

Dillard University Campus, 2601 Gentilly Blvd, 7p.m.

Spike Lee’s 24-hour Brooklyn drama to screen at Dillard

 

Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns

Spotted Cat, 6p.m.

Jazz singer with a vintage twist

 

Mercedi

October 22nd

New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing (Old U.S. Mint, 7 p.m.)

A tasting and lecture with two New Orleans brewmasters

 

Macy Gray with The Way Tour + The Honorable South + Cory Nokey

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

Soulful chanteuse to enchant audiences at Tip’s

 

Susan Morse: The Dog Stays in the Picture

Garden District Bookshop, 6p.m.

Susan Morse discusses and signs her book

 

“Franklin, Armfield, and Ballard: The Men Who Made the Domestic Slave Trade into Big Business” a lecture with Joshua D. Rothman

THNOC, 6p.m.

Rothman to discuss three men who dealt in the slave trade during the 19th century

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

French Market, 2p.m – 6p.m.

Brand new French Quarter edition of the city's prime local market

Jeudi

October 23rd

The Delta Saints

Publiq House, 10p.m.

“Bourbon-fueled bayou rock” Nashville group

 

Dylan Landis: Rainey Royal  

Garden District Bookshop, 6p.m.

14 narratives from Greenwich Village in the 70s

 

Julian Benasis

Republic, 10p.m.

EDM producter/ DJ to play with Buck 10, DXXXY & SFAM

 

James Nolan - YOU DON'T KNOW ME

Octavia Books, 6p.m.

New Orleans writer James Nolan reads and signs his new interrelated collection of short stories

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week featuring a Fais Do-Do with Ike Marr and Martin Shears

Vendredi

October 24th

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City

 

MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST

Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.

Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint

 

Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.

 

Cottonmouth Kings

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 8p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)

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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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

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Cheryl Castjohn

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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