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Today in NOLA 8.31.17

This Thursday, listen in to some top artists discuss street spirit, learn the basics of spell casting, watch some college football, or cool off with some free ice cream and comedy. On this day in 1819, a battle took place on the water between the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and The Bravo, a pirate ship owned by Jean Lafitte. After a gun fight, The Bravo was taken over and several pirates, including Lafitte's lieutenant Jean La Farges, were captured. Now, more to do today. 

Today in NOLA 8.20.17

Today, show down with the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club in City Park. Little Gem Saloon will put on their final staging of the Pulitzer Prize nominated work Love Letters to benefit a New Orleanian in need. Explore your kinks at the Hi-Ho's BDSM-meets-burlesque show, or set your intentions in the New Moon Women's Circle at Rosalie Apothecary. On this day, bassist Julius Farmer was born on August 20, 1949. On a darker note, 269 people died of yellow fever in New Orleans on August 20, 1853, deeming the date “Black Day.” Now, more to do this Saturday.

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 8.7.17

Today, learn about how to ferment your way to better health. The New Movement will host a no-holds-barred comedy competition. Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho, while Helen Gillet will delight in the Bacchanal backyard. On this day in 1927, the infamous Ursuline Nuns (aka The Casket Girls) arrived in New Orleans. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in NOLA 8.2.17

Today, learn what in your pantry and fridge can lead you on a road to better health. Early noughties icons Icubus and Jimmy Eat World play Champions Square, while Walter "Wolfman" Washington will swing by Frenchmen. Bywater's Bar Redux screens a noir parody in the form of Leslie Nielsen's Police Squad. On this day 40 years ago, the New Orleans Saints had their first ever game. The team lost to the Los Angeles Rams. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Today in NOLA 6.26.17

This Monday, learn the basics of alternative medicine, enjoy the special sound that is children’s choir, get rowdy at Hi-Ho, or celebrate the start of a new month with Tasche. On this day in 1910, the St. Roch Playground, the third oldest playground in the city, was opened. Now, more ways to shake off that case of the Mondays. 

Today in NOLA 6.14.17

Today, get a handle on what’s going into your glass, explore the reality of some women’s exeriences, learn what the planets hold for you at Rosalie Apothecary, or hear love expressed as music. On this day in 1864, William Freret (known now of Freret St.), died in New Orleans. Now, read on for more about hump day happenings. 

Today in NOLA 6.12.17

This Monday, learn how to better serve our beautiful community, appreciate the musical styling’s of some of New Orleans best and newest sounds, or learn the old way of doing something new. On this day in 1935, Huey Long one of Louisiana’s most colorful and dangerous senators gave his longest speech of his career, in a filibuster lasting fifteen hours and thirty minutes.

Today in NOLA 6.11.17

This Sunday, step back into time while enjoying some brunch bites, get a better handle on your herb knowledge at SPROUT NOLA, delight in the sounds of Tour de Fat, or dance the night away with Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers. On this day in 1974, the balance of the Jefferson Downs property was squired by Jefferson Parish and was used to create Lafreniere Park.

Today in NOLA 5.15.17

Today, get your theatre fix with Dillard’s student showcase. Or, check out the offerings in the Marigny as the Theatre at St. Claude announces their new season. After, walk across the street to see NOLA all-stars hit up the Hi-Ho. Learn the what, how, and why behind dairy fermentation. On this day in 1915, Huey Long passed the Bar and became a “full-fledged lawyer.” Now, more to do tonight.

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