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Today in NOLA 7.25.17

Today, say goodbye to Frenchmen Art Market's home next to the Spotted Cat in true New Orleans fashion. Elvis DeLarge will croon songs by the late King, while the Fake Ladies of Wrestling return with a knock-out event. If the work week has already got you down, let it go with Idina Menzel. On this day in 1859, New Orleans-born socialite Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau passed away. She gained international fame as the subject of John Singer Sargent's Madame X,  which now hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 


Today in NOLA 6.27.17

This Tuesday, cool of in the Broad Theater for an intimate movie screening, support the songwriters of NOLA and hear some new material, get a classic rock fix with Boston, or see what’s up at Hi-Ho Lounge. On this day in 1897, legendary jazz drummer Antonio Sparbaro was born. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 


Today in NOLA 5.18.17

Today, see Tank without her Bangas. So You Think You Can Dance all stars and sibling duo Derek and Julianne Hough bring their dance styles to the Saenger. CAC brings a veterans-themed show in honor of Veterans Appreciation Month. Tip's guarantees a good show, with Reckless Kelly and Blue Water Highway in support. On this day in 1896, Plessy vs. Ferguson established the constitutionality of segregation with “separate but equal” reasoning. Now, more to do this Thursday.

Today in NOLA 5.3.17

Tonight, the Mint celebrates a life half-fast with a Pete Fountain tribute. The New Pornographers play Tip’s, while Pixies take the Saenger stage. A crew of NOLA all-stars play tribute to NOLA R&B legend Lee Dorsey. On this day in 1995, the Neville Brothers, the Dixie Cups, Allen Toussaint, and Professor Longhair were inducted into the New Orleans Musical Walk of Fame. Now, read on for this Wednesday. 

Today in NOLA 4.26.17

Tonight, celebrate the 40th anniversary (la-di-da) of Woody Allen’s classic Annie Hall. Alton Brown brings his food and science demo show to the Saenger, while Flow Tribe performs a free show in Lafayette Square. Dine al fresco on the farm with Paradigm Gardens’ outdoor dinner party. On this date in 2003, Jaime Foxx and his sister were arrested by NOPD following an argument with police officers at the casino. Now, more to do this Wednesday.  

Today in NOLA 4.4.17

This Tuesday, snack on bites from over half a dozen food trucks at Rose F. Keller Library's EATmoor event. Author Linda Thurman discusses the Hollywood South, while aerial and circus artists perform at Cafe Istanbul. The Saenger hosts the traveling production of Broadway's "The Bodyguard." Today is ripe for political causes, from Equal Pay Day to the nationwide protest screening of "1984." On this day in 1764, the first official announcement in d'Abadie's journal of Acadians arrival in Louisiana. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in NOLA 3.31.17

This Friday, find sympathy for the devil with the New Orleans Opera. The Saenger welcomes an orchestral performance of the “Final Fantasy” theme music, while the Roamin’ Jasmine plays Bar Mon Cher. City Park will host an art show and sale en plein air in their Botanical Garden. This day in history, St. John the Baptist Parish was created (1807), and "I Wonder" by Louis Amstrong and His Orchestra entered the R&B Jukebox Chart (1945). Now, more to do tonight. 

Today in NOLA 3.29.17

This hump day, learn about climate change over cocktails at the Bartender Science Fair. Beach Boy Brian Wilson will toast the anniversary of his iconic “Pet Sounds” album, while Bar Redux will play host to a night of horror shorts. The Catahoula is offering free drinks to anyone who can perform the dance from “Napoleon Dynamite.” On this day in 1962, the Archbishop ordered New Orleans’ parochial schools to desegregate. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Today in NOLA 3.21.17

This afternoon, Washington Square Park salutes Ray Charles at their inaugural mini-fest, while New Orleans Fashion Week hosts a panel about the fashion industry. The Louis Moreau Institute plays the sounds of Hungary at Tulane. Classic rock band Chicago is set to take the Saenger stage. On this day in 1788, the Great New Orleans Fire burned down 856 of the 1,100 buildings in the French Quarter. Now, more on Tuesday's happenings. 

Alton Brown's Edible Inevitable to Stop at Saenger

Jesus Christ Superstar may be cancelled, but it's next extravaganza up for New Orleans. On Monday, food wizard Alton Brown announced he'll serve the Edible Inevitable Tour to a Saenger Theatre crowd this fall.

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