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Today in NOLA: 6.06.14

Tonight: John “Papa” Gros plays the first Foundation Free Friday of the season at Tipitina’s. Rebellious country at the House of Blues, indie punk at Gasa Gasa, and New Fangled Opera in the Marigny. On this day in 1814, Jean Lafitte’s brother, the pirate and blacksmith Pierre Lafitte, was arrested. Arrgh! More from tonight:

Today in New Orleans: 6.29.13

Today, Papa Grows Funk plays their last show, St. Claude Main Street is raising money for bike racks, and the Invincible Czars are throwing an Olde-Fashioned July 4th extravaganza. On this day in 1956, Mike I died, and Mike II was crowned the new live mascot of LSU. Now, more to do this Saturday.

Funk Farewell

Papa Grows Funk Plays Final Show at Tipitina's

After 13 years of organ-driven grooves, New Orleans booty-shaking stalwarts Papa Grows Funk will be holding their final jam session, One Last Jam, at Tipitina's Saturday, June 29.

Today in New Orleans 5.13.12

As you recover from your weekend, ease into work with regular gigs from Oak to St. Claude, a Dalai Lama film series on Oretha Castle Haley, and a signing of Julia Reed’s new culinary adventure chronicle. On this day in 1864, Union troops burned Alexandria to the ground. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today in New Orleans 5.6.13

As you recuperate from two weekends of Jazz Fest, find something low key to do from St. Claude to Oak Street. See an Icelandic thriller on Oretha Castle Haley, or enjoy some bluegrass at the Hi Ho. On this day in 1996, Aaron Neville performed for then President Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton on the White House South Lawn. Now, more to do this Monday.  

Today in New Orleans 4.22.13

Tonight, enjoy drink specials at Perestroika, and head to Loyola for a free discussion of an eccentric inventor. Catch Charmaine Neville’s weekly gig, and more. Jean-Lafitte was born in Port-au-Prince on this day in 1782. Now, more to do this Monday.

Nice Tails: Tulane's Crawfest Comes to Quad

Bad weather doesn't stop NOLA folks from reveling, and unseasonable cold and lazy mudbugs are no obstacle for a good ol' fashioned berl. Piles of freshly boiled crawfish, snowballs, and stellar Louisiana lineups draw droves of Tulane students, neighborhood friends and even some maroonies to McCalister quad each year for Tulane’s annual Crawfest.  This Saturday is no different.  

Bugs and Brew for Drew Heads for Mardi Gras World

Combining boiling the best crawfish, frosty brews and great music is the holy trinity for a good time here in Louisiana. On Saturday at Mardi Gras World, a 50 team crawfish cook-off will offer a bigger outpouring in honor of the late Drew Rodrigue.

Today in New Orleans 4.15.13

Tonight, the king of surf rock is in town, there's a jam session in Mid City, and Pac Div is in town at HOB. On this day in 2000, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown made an appearance on NL with the show’s band. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today in New Orleans 4.8.13

Tonight, post-punk at Siberia, Harry Shearer at Loyola, and weekly gigs from Frenchmen to Oak Street. On this day in 1682, the Louisiana Territory received its name from Sieur de la Salle. Now, more to do this Monday.

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