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Today in NOLA 9.15.17


Looking to get your weekend started right? Friday Nights at NOMA will present new art and a film screening, plus live music. Martini Madness brings 25 varieties of martinis to City Park. DJ Soul Sister spins her tunes at One Eyed Jacks at her regular dance party, while horror themed burlesque will take over The Willow. On this day in 1699, Jean-Baptiste de Bienville tricked his competitors in a move known as the English Turn, keeping the English out of the future territory of Louisiana. Details tonight:


Today in NOLA 9.8.17


Kick off your weekend with a selection of fests, parties, happy hours, and more. Saint Claude Social Club celebrates their anniversary. Friday Nights at NOMA will present new art and a film screening, plus live music. Sample the best bites in the south at the Chefs Taste Challenge, or get down to Stephanie Mills and Deniece Williams at Jazz in the Park Burger Fest. On this day in 1967, Jefferson Parish Councilman Vial J. Blanke was implicated in Life Magazine as an ally of Joseph Armenio, described by the magazine as "a convicted murderer" and an associate of Carlos Marcello, leader of the New Orleans crime family. Now, more to do this Friday. 


Today in NOLA 8.18.17


Today, comedians explore the deeper recesses of their subconscious with a pop psychology show at the Voodoo Lounge. Little Gem Saloon will put on the Pulitzer Prize nominated work Love Letters to benefit a New Orleanian in need. NOMA's John Waters Festival comes to a close tonight with a screening of Pecker, while Delish Da Goddess rules the stage at One Eyed Jacks. On August 18, 1812, a hurricane with winds over 115 miles per hour struck New Orleans. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Read on for details tonight below. 


Today in NOLA 8.16.17


This Wednesday, craft your way to herbal health. NOMA provides an in-depth discussion about their latest exhibition, while The Tchoup Yard opens backyard for a free yoga session featuring food trucks and music. Or, celebrate the life of Elvis Presley at Bar Redux on the 40th anniversary of his passing. On this day in 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was filmed by local TV stations passing out pro-Cuba leaflets at the International Trade Mart (now known as the World Trade Center) on Canal Street. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA 8.11.17


Today, Project Lazarus's annual fundraiser returns with art and music in the name of people in need. NOMA's John Waters Festival showcases a young Johnny Depp in Cry-Baby. Catch some psych music at Poor Boys or see two NOLA legends James Singleton and Aurora Nealand perform at SideBar. Happy birthday today to the Superdome, where construction started on August 11, 1971. Now, more to do this Friday. 


Today in NOLA 8.4.17


Today, the annual celebration of New Orleans son Louis Armstrong will begin at the Jazz Museum. Sweet Crude will play a homecoming show at Gasa Gasa, while Alliance Française will screen a French teen film. NOMA's John Waters Festival returns with Hairpsray.  Despite popular myth that he was born on the Fourth of July, Louis Armstrong was born on this day in 1901. Now, more to do this Friday. 


Today in NOLA 7.28.17


Today, learn the basics of astrological chart reading with the New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts. NOMA celebrates John Waters with his trash classic Polyester, while 80's idol Corey Feldman will perform a show with his heavenly Angels backing band. Aurora Nealand brings one of her many side projects Rory Danger & The Danger Dangers to Tip's for a free show. On this day in 1998, jazz musician Dorothy Sloop (the inspiration for the classic rock song "Hang On Sloopy") passed away, while jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis was born in 1965. Now, more to do this fine Friday. 


Today in NOLA 7.21.17


This Friday, the long-anticipated Sportsman Show returns to New Orleans. NOMA celebrates John Waters with his trash classic Pink Flamingos, while Comedy Central star Shane Torres will swing by Frenchmen Street. The Free Fridays series at Tip's returns with Walter "Wolfman" Washington. On this day in 1964, Dr. Mary Stults Sherman was murdered in her home on St. Charles Ave. She was an orthopedic surgeon as well as a cancer researcher. Her murdered has been included in several conspiracy theories. Now, more to do to close out the work week.


NOMA's John Waters Retrospective Offers Good Bad Taste


Attention, Dreamland fans. The New Orleans Museum of Art is turning its attention to the Pope of Trash with a summer retrospective on author, filmmaker, and artist John Waters. The five-week series will highlight his most iconic films, and will run in conjunction with NOMA’s current exhibition Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans, which includes several pieces by the Baltimore-born counterculture icon.

 


France Dance

Photos from NOMA's Annual Bastille Day Bash



Friday (or le quatorze juillet) marked La Fête Nationale, a celebration of the French holiday Bastille Day, which honored the 1789 storming for the fortress prison that ignited the French Revolution. One of the stand-out events during NOLA’s edition of the holiday was held at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). Scroll on for Brandon Robert's photographs to see how New Orleanians laissez les bons temps rouler. 

 


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