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MARDI

March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 

Seered Suckers: Pols Laud Louisiana's Linen


The Pelican State is famed her cultural exports such as cuisine and music, but our contributions to the greater zeitgeist also include fashion. Seersucker, the native fabric of NOLA, is being celebrated this week through a series of Seersucker Days. There is some debate as to when the holiday falls, but in Washington D.C., Louisiana’s Senator Bill Cassidy spearheaded the celebrations on Thursday (6.09).


Singing in the Rain

A Wet Saturday at Jazz Fest (Photos)



On Saturday (4.30), the Fair Grounds were wet, very wet. Still, early end aside, Jazz Fest did manage to pack in six solid hours of music and fun. For those that  braved the entire day, there were some intimate moments seeking shelter. Rachel June was in the trenches (literally) to photgraph it all. Click on through for scenes from the Fest.


Festive Fotos

Pictures from Jazz Fest 2016



Jazz Fest is a sensory overload of sights and sounds. It's impossibel totake it all in, even over seven days. So NoDef dispatched Paulo Steven Diniz to the Fairgounds to photgraph it all for our readers. Click on through to the check ou the first installation of the 2016 Fest in photos.


French Quarter Finale

Final Fest Fotos



On Sunday (4.10) French Quarter Fest concluded with a bang. Helen Gillet, Cedric Burnside, Honey Island Swamp Band, and Buckwheat Zydeco played to massive crowds to close out the festival. Dr. Bill Copen spent one final day in the Vieux Carré to shoot it all for y'all.


Fest Fotos


On Saturday (4.09) French Quarter Fest was showered with sunlight and music. The fest opened up almost a dozen addtional street stages and the the crowds flocked to them. Dr. Bill Copen continued his quest to bring y'all the sights of the celebration.


View Carré

Photos From Day Two of French Quarter Fest



French Quarter Fest rolled on throughout a beautiful Friday (4.08). With even more stagees open, the streets of the Vieux Carré were pakced with food, festers, and music. Dr. Bill Copen hit the scene with his lens and shot all of the action for y'all to check out after the jump.


Best of Fest

Photos from French Quarter Fest's Kickoff



French Quarter Fest 2016 kicked off under, perfect sunny skies on Thursday (4.07). Local music reverberated around the Vieux Carré and festers took to the streets to celebrate. Dr. Bill Copen was there to capture all with his camera.


The Melvins Will Destroy You

Photos from the Sludge-Metal Gods' Saturday Show



Saturday (4.02) night patrons of One Eyed Jacks were pummeled by the powerful rumble of The Mighty Melvins. Thirty-plus years into their career, The Melvins reminded the crowd of their sonic value and staying power. Dale Crover, King Buzzo, and current touring bass player Steven McDonald delved deep into the band’s discography to dust off gems such as "Eye Flys," "Queen," and "Revolve." The set was peppered with covers of obscure "Green River," "Malfunkshun," and "Redd Kross" tunes. Among the covers played were particularly raucous, rocking versions of Kiss’ "Deuce" and set closer "Halo of Flies" by Alice Cooper. Fans of The Melvins did not leave the venue disappointed.


Glyphs from the Gras

Carnival Photo Recap



On Monday (2.08) the party started and contunuedd through into Mardi Gras. There really is no way to do justice to New Orleans' Carnival celebration. Fat Tuesday simply must be experienced for yourself. However, NoDef's  Paulo Steven Diniz sacrificed safety and liver alike to embed amongst the crowds and bring y'all some snapshots of the big fete.


Grand Krewe

Cork Parade in Photos



A favorite foot parade of locals, Krewe of Cork opened the bottle on Carnival Friday (1.29) afternoon. For a few hours, hundred of locals dresssed as grapes, glasses, and bottles meandering through the Quarter dispensing a fine vintage of Mardi Gras cheer. Paulo Steven Diniz was out on the scene so y'all can sip in scene the below.


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