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December 1st

Pelicans v. Grizzlies

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

Memphis takes on Nola


The Art of Giving

Ogden Museum, 5p.m.

A holiday shopping events


Until The Beat Stops

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

A novel by Stella Mowen


Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Compilation by Mark Yakich



Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Broadway smash-hit


December 2nd

Tank and The Bangas Backyard Hangout

1032 St. Maurice St., 6p.m.

Also ft. The Original Pinettes Brass Band


A Dark and Stormy Night

The Arbor Room, 6:30p.m.

An evening of cocktails and ghost stories


Pelicans v. Rockets

Toyota Center, 7p.m.

Nola heads to Houston


Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Arrival

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Compliation of writing about “arriving”


Cas Haley

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

In the Den


December 3rd

Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. Roman Street


Prism Break

Zeitgeist, 6p.m.

An interactive video installation


The Butlers of Iberville Parish

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s


An Evening with Lusher’s Creative Writing Program

Maple Street Book Shop, 5:30p.m.

Students read from their original work


December 4th

Newcomb Art Department Holiday Sale

Carroll Gallery, 10a.m.

Ft. works in glass, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry and more



Home for the Holidays

Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 8p.m.

Fundraiser honoring returned Nola homeowners


The Soul Stoned Fest

The Willow, 8:30p.m.

Art, music and visuals


Doombalaya & CakeWalk

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

A couple Nola bands jam for the weekend


Pelicans v. Cavaliers

Smoothie King Center, 8:30p.m.

Cleveland comes to New Orelans


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

This week ft. Artist Perspective with John Barnes


December 5th

St. Nicholas Day Fair

French Market, 10a.m.

Ft. the Saint Nick Secondline, facepaint and more


Algiers Bonfire & Concert

Algiers Ferry Landing, 5p.m.

“A Riverfront Holiday Celebration”


12 Brews of Christmas

House of Blues, 6p.m.

$20 to taste 12 seasonal beers


NOLA Polar Express

Freret St. Publiq House, 8p.m.

Benefit for CASA New Orleans


3rd Annual Krampus Gras

The Voodoo Lounge, 10p.m.

Dancing, drinking and fundraising for Planned Parenthood


December 6th

White Christmas

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of the Holiday Movie Series


Saints v. Panthers

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 3:25p.m.

Carolina comes to Nola


Bikes Vs. Cars

Zeitgeist, 9p.m.

Bikes for change



Saenger, 2p.m.;7:30p.m.

Broadway smash-hit

Tossed in the Supermarket: Man Clashes With Security Guard, Robs Rouse's

Making groceries is just not enough for some people. At the Rouse’s at North Carrollton Avenue, one man wanted all the greens also. He wasn’t talking about the collard variety. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) says that a robber made off with over eight grand on Thursday (7.17) night.

Growing Chains

Mid-City Market Opening Brings Winn-Dixie, Development Debate

As Mid-City Market prepares for its grand opening, Thomas Mattera looks at the continuing debate about the virtues of chain-based development.

Eaters Pair Off to Peel at FQ Fest Crawfish Contest

A festival smorgasbord of music, food, art, crafts and fun is set to be served up in the Vieux Carre this weekend at French Quarter Fest, the free opener of the spring festival season. The feasting reaches its most feverish pace tomorrow with the 4th Annual Rouses World Crawfish Eating Championship.

Mug Shot: PJ's and Community Coffee Unveil Single Serve Cups

New Orleans’ top coffee competitors, Community Coffee and PJ’s, are taking their bean battle from the counter to the kitchen. Community announced today that they’ve released their new single serve cups, and PJ’s isn’t far behind. They’re rolling out new cups in all 65 of their locations on April 10.  

New Orleans Stocks Up

Shelves Empty Across the City as Residents Hunker Down for Tropical Storm Isaac

With many New Orleanians opting to shelter in place and ride out what could become Hurricane Isaac, residents ran out over the past two days to plan for the worst, horde provisions and, in many cases, turn our homes into fortified barrooms.

Tulane Grads Amped for Sustainable Growing

Over 4000 miles north of New Orleans, on the arctic coast of Alaska, New Orleanian and A.M.P.S. (Aquaponic Modular Product Systems) founder Doug Jacobs will be spreading his company’s sustainable model.

Rouses Hires Hubig's Pies Workers After Fire

by Mary-Devon Dupuy

We already knew the people at Rouses were all about healthy and local eating, and now they’re proving their support for homegrown businesses by reaching out to  Louisiana’s beloved Hubig’s Pies. Rouses extended an invitation to any and all Hubig’s Pies employees who found themselves out of a job after last week's fire. Third generation grocer and company exec Allison Rouse hopes that the grocery store’s invitation will assist Hubig’s in their recovery process and get them back in their delivery trucks.

Herbaceous Terrace

A Look at the CBD Rouses Newest Produce Source: The Roof

CBD - In November, residents got a new addition to their grocery selection when the new, swanky Rouses opened. Customers enter into a café with gelato and pastries, there’s a wide array of fine cheeses, and there’s even a sommelier to help you pair them with the best wines. On May 31, the grocery experience is growing even further, as these grocers will be the first of their kind to sell herbs grown aeroponically on their own rooftop. 

Mudbugs No Match for Black Widow's Web

by Brad Rhines

Don’t let her size fool you.  Though she weighs in at just under 100 pounds, Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas can put away more food than men twice her size, and she can do it faster.  Ranked as the #4 eater in the world by Major League Eating, an organization that oversees professional eating contests, Thomas once again ate her away to victory at the Rouses Crawfish Eating World Championship on Saturday at the French Quarter Festival.     

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