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The Harbor Master Criterium Bike Race Planned for Summer

With bicycle lanes and cycling groups in abundance, New Orleans is on the fast track to becoming one of the most bike-friendly cities in America. But one component of the cycling crowd has been notably absent: competitive racers in action. Supporters of the Harbor Master Criterium hope to change that on June 22. NoDef spoke with organizers Richard Carman and Micheal Boedigheimer about the officially sanctioned race.

Today in New Orleans: 5.31.14

Today, Oyster Fest and Storm Fest prove that the weather can't hold down the party. Later, tUnE-yArDs is at Republic and Birdfoot closes out their third year. On this day in New Orleans history, the original Canal streetcar line made its last run in 1964. More from today:

Today in New Orleans: 5.17.14

Today, Bayou Boogaloo continues, while a preview performance brings together local musicians and dancers for Known Mass. On this day in history, schools in Louisiana and the rest of the country were ordered desegregated with the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling (1954). Here's more of today's happenings.

Today in New Orleans: 3.17.14

Actors are taking over New Orleans’ music scene tonight. Macaulay Caulkin is playing the kazoo tonight at the Hi Ho, and Michael Shannon is performing with his band Corporal at One Eyed Jacks. On this day in 1791, Baron de Carondelet de Noyelles became the governor general of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in New Orleans 11.12.13

Start your day off with a food truck app launch party in the CBD, and hang out for The Honorable South at Little Gem Saloon. Hell Yes Fest opens at One Eyed Jacks, bringing a week's worth of stand up, improv, and sketch comedy from the CBD to the Marigny. On this day in 1977, Ernest N. Morial became New Orleans’ first black mayor. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in New Orleans 10.27.13

Today, the Saints take on former offensive line coach Doug Marrone in the Dome, who is now Head Coach for the Buffalo Bills. There are dance electronica djs at the Hi Ho tonight, and hardcore punk rock across the Street. On this day in 1768, the rebellion against Ulloa began in New Orleans. Now, more ways to close out your weekend. 

Today in New Orleans 10.12.13

It was rained out in September, but the Monaghans' annual charity poker crawl is back on this morning. Meet them at the Mint, or head to City Park for today’s Seafood Festival, with Sister Hazel headlining. On this day in New Orleans history, musician James "Sugar Boy" Crawford -- writer of "Iko Iko" and more -- was born in 1934. Now for more of today's events:

Today in New Orleans 10.08.13

Hispanic heritage month shows New Orleans what’s up with music and dancing at Que Pasa Fest.  Later, indie rock lives on with The Dodos downtown, and three musicians put the chick in Chickie Wah Wah.  On this day in 1988, Ivan Neville appeared as the musical guest on SNL with Keith Richards.   

House Party

Bon Appetit Champagne After-Party Invites All to Support Project Lazarus

On Saturday night, Project Lazarus’ annual Bon Appetit fundraiser invites donors to houses throughout the Crescent City. Supporters are offering their homes for a variety of parties, from big affairs to small get-togethers. All are invited to the after party.

Today in New Orleans 9.28.13

For the fourth year in a row, NOLA on Tap is offering pet lovers a chance to day drink for their four-legged friends. Across the bridge, Nicholas Payton, the Hot 8 Brass Band, and more are taking to the stage for the Old Algiers RiverFest. On this day in 1868, dozens of black Americans were killed in the Opelousas Massacre. Now, more to do this Saturday.  

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