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December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON


Glen David Andrews

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday ($5)


Ice Cold Comedy

Siberia, 9p.m.

Free comedy hosted by Fayard Lindsay


Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Bring your stringed instruments to jam; $2 red beans and rice


Claude Bryant & The Allstars

Banks St. Bar, 9p.m.

Free red beans; $3 Jameson


Christmas in the Oaks

City Park, 6p.m.-10p.m.

The lights go out on Jan 3, don’t miss your chance to catch the show


Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Nealand and her band have a fresh take on traditional jazz


December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show


Open Ears Music Series

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

In the Balcony room  featuring Silky Fire - Lott/ Peake/ Addison


Punk Night

Dragon’s Den, 1a.m.

Every Tuesday is for the punks


Loose Marbles

The Maison, 9p.m.

These yankee born musicians have made a home in New Orleans


Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 9p.m.



Anders Osborne + John Fohl + Johnny Sansone

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Local greats take the stage at this Canal St. haunt


Progression Music Series Christmas Party

Gasa Gasa, 8p.m.

Mulled wine and hot buttered rum drink specials


Jason & Ellis Marsalis Christmas Duo

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 8p.m.

Drummer and pianist of this local musical family play a holiday duet


Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 10:30

Rebirth always brings the heat in this intimate Oak St. venue


Ernie Elly

Preservation Hall, 8p.m.

Traditional New Orleans jazz with the Preservation Hall-Stars


Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8p.m.

Galactic’s drummer stunts the funk


Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns

Spotted Cat, 6p.m.

Blues with a bite


Comedy Catastrophe

Lost Love Lounge, 10p.m.

Cassidy Henehans hosts; $2 Tecate, $4 Rye and Ginger Beer, $5 Sailor Jerry Dark and Stormy

Mercredi (Christmas Eve)

December 24th

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall, 1p.m.

Holday jams with Lars Edegran and Big Al Carson; $30


DJs D. Lefty Parker & Fensterstock Happy Hour

Siberia, 6p.m.-9p.m.

Last chance to hit Siberia before Christmas when it's closed

Buddy Roemer Bows Out of Republican Race

Unike seemingly every other Republican presidential candidate, Buddy Roemer never mounted a surge. Since the former Louisiana governor wasn't invited to any debates, the attendant media attention that coupled a burst in the polls would've helped him more than most. So, with another debate looming and Stephen Colbert running in front of him in one poll, Roemer is hatching his escape plan from the GOP race, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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