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Today in NOLA 6.20.17

This Tuesday, get craft happy with Connie Shea, explore multimedia art, and enjoy a myriad of music on St. Claude Ave. On this day in 1936, A. Miles Pratt began his term as mayor of New Orleans which lasted less than a month. Now, more Tuesday to-dos. 


Today in NOLA 6.15.17

This Thursday, explore new works at the Ogden or celebrate the variety entertainment industry with the Snake Oil Fest. Jonathan Boogie Long, one of Big Easy's best, will be playing Tip's. And thinking of missing the W's screening of Pretty Woman? Big mistake, huge. According to official New Orleans vital records, a certain Marie Glapion Laveau died on this day in 1881, aged 98. However, the mystery of the true outcome of the powerful voodoodienne, Marie Laveau, lives on…

Today in NOLA 4.24.17

Today, the Ogden unveils some new work in honor of International Sculpture Day. The Carver will host the local favorite, Ooh Poo Pah Doo Monday Blues. The Andrew Jackson Hotel opens its doors for a sleepover ghost hunt while Cafe Istanbul screens a foreign film about the French presidential election. Also, on this day in 1877, reconstruction ended in Louisiana.

Today in NOLA 4.21.17

Today, both the New Orleans Poetry Festival and the 20th annual French Film Festival kick off their programming. NOMA hosts an outdoor screening of Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge," while Glen David Andrews leads a crowd through a tribute to Prince on the one year anniversary of his death. Count yer dubloons and make your way over to Castillo Blanco for a night of pirate burlesque. The Ogden teams up with the Shops at Canal Place for a fashion-conscious benefit for the museum. On this day in 1970, the first annual Jazz Fest began at Armstrong Park. Performers included Mahalia Jackson, as well as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Now, more to do this Friday.

TODAY in NOLA 3.1.17

Broken beads still line the streets, but Carnival chaos is over until 2018. Ash Wednesday is being honored across the city, and a number of film screenings, art receptions, and singer showcases are occurring tonight. On this day in 1967, NOLA District Attorney Jim Garrison arrested Clay Shaw on the charge of conspiracy to assassinate JFK. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


Today In NOLA 4.21.16

Fest season is nearing its apex and New Orleans’ cultural offerings are heating up. Get some groceries, hear some jokes, check out Morning 40, or head to late night at the museum. On this day in 1970, the first annual Jazz Fest began at Armstrong Park. Performers included Mahalia Jackson, as well as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Now, more to do this Thursday.

Today in NOLA: 4.14.16

Check out some films tonight or get your jam band on. Lafayette’s Brass Bed is also getting ready for a new album release, Kirk Joseph in playing in Central City, and some electric blues are coming to Frenchmen. On this day in 1965, Fats Domino’s “Ain’t that a Shame” was released. 

Today in NOLA: 3.24.16

Today, Orpheus is descending at UNO while comedians battle it at the Wolf. The Ogden is screening a James Booker doc. Junior Boys are at One Eyed Jacks and Tinashe is at HOB. Happy Birthday to Nathan Williams, leader of Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, who turns 53 today. Now, more on Wednesday’s events. 

Today In NOLA 1.28.16

Today in New Orleans, NOLA Defender is heading to the Ogden Museum for their annual King Cake Walk. The Pelicans will take on the Sacramento Kings at the Smoothie King Center, and the Joy Theater will host Touché featuring BenDeLaCreme. Over at Carrollton Station, there will be Live Pub Trivia. The Loyola Avenue Streetcar line opened on this day in 2013. Now, more details on live and local events.

Cake Walk

NoDef's King Cake Tasting Returns to Ogden Thursday

Carnival means parades and costumes and king cake lots of king cake. It’s hard to find a keg cake outside of the Gulf Coast, but we have enough options to fill in the quota for the rest of the country. With so many choices, it’s best to let the people choose. So, NoDef’s King Cake Walk will return to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Thursday (1.28) from 6p.m. to 8p.m. 

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