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Today in New Orleans 11.30.13

The 4th Thursday of the month has passed, but there are still leftovers in the fridge and a full weekend of Thanksgiving fun. Space-giving is the theme of the 8th annual, 24-hour Drawathon. The Bayou Classic kicks off today at the Dome, and Katey Red is headlining Thanksgiving Bounce night at Siberia. A few blocks down St. Claude, the play Deathtrap is on its second night. On this day in 2001, Dr. John made an appearance on Conan. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Today in New Orleans 11.16.13

Kick off the day with some fall fashion, or head to Central City and celebrate the neighborhood with music, food, and dancing for today’s annual fest. Tonight, the New Orleans Opera Association’s Noah’s Flood continues at Trinity Church, and Of Montreal is making a NOLA tour stop in the Warehouse District. On this day in 1972, two black students at Southern University in Baton Rouge, members of the group Students United, were fatally shot during a confrontation with police officers. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Today in New Orleans 10.26.13

Halloween continues its early run on New Orleans with a series of excuses to dress up and be weird, along with its usual platter of live music and theater.  During the day, see the year’s biggest brass band competition under the Claiborne Bridge in the Tremé.  Francophiles can hop to Washington Square Park for Fete Marigny.  At night, try to catch a locally made treat from the Krewe of Boo Parade.  On this day in 1911, gospel queen Mahalia Jackson was born. Now, more local music, theater, and more this Saturday:

Today in New Orleans 10.19.13

Blues and BBQ continues rain or shine in Lafayette Square, but revelers who want to stay dry can check out today’s Irish Film Fest at the Prytania. 'Tis the season for spooky celebrations, with a Halloween Festival at the Healing Center and a Once Bitten Masquerade for the New Orleans Opera Association. On the West Bank, the pho festival is feeding the masses. On this day in 1803, the Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Today in New Orleans 10.05.13

It's still unclear where fickle Karen will make her final stop, but New Orleans is carrying on with a weekend full of soirees, festivals, gallery openings, and classical music all the same. Happy Birthday to Keith Frazier, co-founder of Rebirth Brass Band, born on this date in 1968. Now, more local music to celebrate this Saturday. 

Today in New Orleans 8.31.13

This Saturday offers a number of ways to get into trouble as August becomes September, including a chance to help NOLA schools, the potential for all day brass, and some medicine to help with your ever-worsening Mardi Gras withdrawal. On this day in 1922, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded "Tiger Rag." Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Today in New Orleans 8.24.13

Tonight, Irvin Mayfield keeps on giving with his second night of Love Sessions. On Frenhcmen, Russian mafia band Debauche is bringing their high-powered performance style. Blue artist Alvin Youngblood Hart is joining Mardi Gras Indian Funksters on the Tip’s stage. On this day in 1955, a U.S. Appellate Court desegegrated LSU’s undergraduate courses. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Today in New Orleans 7.27.13

Today, check out Dirty Coast Fest at the Rusty Nail, Stomp Out The Stink with the LABB, and hustle hard at the Hi Ho with DJ Soul Sister. On this day in 1958, New Orleans native Lt. Claire Lee Chennault died at 64 years old of lung cancer. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Today in New Orleans 7.13.13

This morning, catch the running of the bulls through the Quarter. Later on, check out DJ Soul Sister’s Hustle Saturdays on St. Claude. On this day in 1963, the song “River’s Invitation” by Percy Mayfield entered the Billboard Chart. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

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