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Today in NOLA: 2.18.16

Nic Payton is continuing his homestand tonight. The Ogden is keeping their doors open late for some tunes and cyclists are also honoring music. Or, you can just get some fresh groceries in Mid City. On this day in 1989, Louisiana elected former Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke to the legislature. Now, more to do in a less offensive 2016. 

Today in NOLA: 6.25.15

Today in New Orleans, the Contemporary Arts Center is calling all artists, John Rosenthal will present his book of photos After: The Silence of the Lower 9th Ward, Nola Social Ride hosts a 1950s bike ride, and the Electric Crown Singers rock Ogden After Hours. On this day in 1868, Louisiana and a number of other southern states were readmitted into the United States after the Civil War. 

Today in NOLA: 6.04.15

Today in New Orleans, hop on your bike with NOLA Social Ride, check out Ogden Museum after hours, jam with Bionica and Kirk Nasty at Circle Bar or experience the songwriter showdown at Hi Ho Lounge’s Plus 1 Show. On this day in New Orleans history, Dew Drop Inn founder Frank Painia - who was also known as the Mayor of LaSalle St. - was born in Plaquemine (1911), and bass player Lloyd Lambert (Ray Charles, Little Richard) was born in Thibodaux (1928).

Today in NOLA: 4.09.15

French Quarter Fest starts today. Later in the evening, Tricia Boutte plays after hours at the Ogden and there is a social bike ride. If you’re going to stay in and make groceries, be sure to stop by the farmers’ market. On this day in 1864, the Battle of Pleasant Hill led to a Union victory in Louisiana. Now, more to do this Thursday. 

Today in NOLA: 9.7.14

Who Dat! The Saints are back for real, playing their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. If pigskin’s not your bag, catch the Sunday matinee of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest or join the NOLA Social Ride at the Country Club this afternoon. Tonight, James Singleton leads his quartet at Snug Harbor and the Hot 8 Brass Band play on without their leader at the Howlin’ Wolf. See the details:

Today in NOLA: 8.7.14

Let Me Find Out! New Orleans’ 5th Ward Weebie premieres the video for his runaway local hit at Republic tonight. Today’s the last chance to catch French Film Festival selections at the Prytania. Plus, Tracy Letts’ Bug opens at the Allways Lounge, and Tank and the Bangas perform at the Ogden Museum. Happy Thursday! See the full details tonight:

Krewe of Chew Announces Trekkie Theme for 2014

Four years ago, in a Mardi Gras far, far away… The Intergactic Krewe of Chewbacchus first unleashed their parade of nerds onto the French Quarter.  Now, the Space Commander Chewbaccacabra, Ryan Ballard, has announced his all-encompassing theme for 2014. 

Today in New Orleans 7.26.13

Kick off your weekend at NOMA with music, food, and a lecture on the world's fairs. Uptown, NOLA Social Ride is biking around town before a free show at Tip's, and the Opera Guild Home is hosting a speakeasy for the roaring 20's. On this day in 1810, Louisiana's West Florida Parishes began to rebel, creating their own government, army, navy, and flag which persisted for 74 days. Now, more to do this Friday. 

Today in New Orleans 6.1.13

Today, get lei’d on your bike, and join in the Original Big 7’s reschedule second line. If Friday left you feeling undead, join in this evening’s zombie pub crawl. On this day in 1862, General Benjamin Butler reopened the Port of New Orleans for trade. Now, more to do this Saturday.

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