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Samedi (10.25.14)

October 26th

Pelicans open practice (Smoothie King Center, 10 a.m.)

Come see the Pels practice for free before the season begins

Miller’s Crossing screening 

THNOC, 10:30 a.m.

Joel and Ethan Cohen’s New Orleans-shot mob thriller in conjunction with From Cameo to Closeup – Louisiana in Film 


An Evening with Mike Doughty

Gasa Gasa, 9 p.m.

Soul Coughing frontman to play solo show


Tank & The Bangas with DJ RQ Away + Speakerbox Experiment

Tipitina’s, 10 p.m.

One of the most energetic local groups on the scene



Palmer Park, 7 p.m.

Outdoor screening of everyone’s favorite Halloween movie


Mirliton Fest

Markey Park (11a.m.-7p.m.)

Drink, dance and enjoy SoLa's oddest piece of produce

Big Event for a Little Parade

Krewe Formerly Known as "'tit Rex" Auctions Shoebox Sized Floats

The smallest of Carnival krewes is getting a little bigger. The krewe formerly known as ’tit Rex, known for their shoebox sized floats (and legal spat with Rex) is putting 17 of their shoebox sized floats on the auction block at a fundraiser on November 13th. Proceeds will go towards increasing pay for musicians in the parade, hiring an additional band, and the Roots of Music.

Roots Royalty

Luke Winslow King Talks About his Latest Release

If the Blues and BBQ Fest on Friday (10.17,) does not slake your thirst for NOLA music, swing by the Blue Nile to catch an album release party of Luke Winslow King’s latest compilation Everlasting Arms. The show is slated for 10p.m. after the festival in Lafayette Square finishes up. Little Freddie King will play with Luke to showcase a project they’ve been working on together, and trumpeter Johnny Sansonne is set to play the next set. Everlasting Arms stacked shelves on September 30th and celebrates an array of jazz, blues and rock sounds. King spoke to NoDef about the work.

Clap Board: New Orleans Film Festival Set to Start

By Jason Raymond

Everyone, take ten. It's time for Holllywood South to break from shooting and watch some movies. The 25th annual New Orleans Film Festival opens October 16th at the Civic Theater with a screening of Black and White, starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. 

Drinking Culture

NoDef's Bold Columnist Makes a Pilgrimage to See Clint Maedgen at Siberia

Gentle reader, Clint Maedgen has almost certainly gone insane. It hasn’t done him a bit of harm. But back to that in a moment.


My next journey began on a bright Sunday. It was fine weather for day drinking. Good, August heat for slow walking. I grabbed a beer at the Verti Mart and strolled into the Marigny. 

Weather Alert: Tornados & Hazardous Weather

Update, 10.13 16:39 - Governor Jindal has declared a state of emergency across the state in advance of the weather conditions.

Paging Helen Hunt. Twisters are in the forecast. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued an official Tornado Watch for South Louisiana including Orleans Parish today. WhoDats should be prepared to hunker down until 10p.m.

Weekly Weather & Tropical Outlook: 10.13-10.17

By Patrick J. Pearson

Fall returns this week. A strong cold front will push through the area tonight bringing some strong to possibly severe thunderstorms. Chnace of rain is 6o percent today and 90 percent tonight. The rest of the week is looking very nice with cool overnight lows in the  mid 60's and daytime highs only in the mid 70's.

Emeril Celebrates National Gumbo Day (Recipe)

Today is National Gumbo Day. That's right, by act of Congress, America is celebrating Louisiana's signature dish. If the first rule of gumbo is "make a roux", the second rule might be "no one agrees on the best recipe". However, in honor of the occasion, Emeril Lagasse shared the recipe for a serious seafood contender with us. 

Today in NOLA: 10.12.14

The Saints may be off this Sunday, but that doesn't mean there aren't dozens of other ways to booze yourself through the rest of the weekend. The Louisiana Seafood Festival wraps up its third day out at City Park, while Gentilly Fest continues its mission to raise funds to support the rebuilding and growth of the neighborhood. For the non-festing crowd, Hot 8 kicks it weekly in the Den at the Howlin Wolf. While the opera waits for no one, the New Orleans Opera Association will present a matinee of Carmen today at 2:30p.m. for those who weren't able to make it on Friday night. 

Carmen: New Orleans Opera's Femme Fatale

The New Orleans Opera Association began its 2014-2015 season with a beautiful rendition of the classic opera Carmen. Bizet’s masterpiece first performed in Paris in 1875, but remains one of the most accessible operas. The music has been used so much by mass culture, people who’ve never seen an opera will have an immediate familiarity. The story’s simple to follow, and while it ends sadly, has many comic elements in its first three acts. 

Today in NOLA: 10.11.14

From festivals to concerts to the occasional opera, October weekends arrive with a bevy of entertainment options in New Orleans. The Louisiana Seafood Festival returns to City Park this weekend, featuring live music and food from over two dozen local vendors. Indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums visit the House of Blues, and the Lost Bayou Ramblers celebrate a new album release at Gasa Gasa. Legendary British person Sir Paul McCartney holds court at the Smoothie King Center, while DJ Soul Sister brings the hustle to her weekly Hi-Ho dance party.

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