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MERCREDI

May 24th

Jazz Pilates

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 12PM

Led by renowned jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan

 

Happy Hour Sessions

The Foundation Room, 5PM

Featuring the raw blues and smokey femininity of Hedijo

 

Shake It Break It Band

21st Amendment, 5PM

Step back in time and enjoy some tunes

 

Lighting from a Theatrical Perspective

NOLA Community Printshop, 6PM

Hosted by veteran Lighting Designer, Andrew J. Merkel

 

Free Spirited Yoga

The Tchoup Yard, 6:30PM

Free yoga, optional beer and food

 

Big Easy Playboys

Bank Street Bar, 7PM

Mixing roots, rock, and blues

 

Think Less, Hear More

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9PM

Spontaneous compositions to projected movies

 

 

JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

Boil Water Advisory: Lower Ninth Ward


Crawfish season might be winding down, but over at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBMO) berl season is just beginning. On Thursday (6.02), the agency issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the Lower Ninth Ward.


Construction Alert: Quarter, Gentilly, Broadmoor


Taking a shower this weekend might require some advance planning The same is true for driving. Robert Jackson of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) reported that construction is scheduled the Quarter, Gentilly, and Broadmoor.


Pressure Drop: French Quarter Edition


Don’t plan on washing away your hangover on Sunday (10.11) afternoon if you live in parts of the Lower Quarter. The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) announced that the dreaded Pressure Drop will affect portions of the neighborhood tomorrow.


Water World


The first boil water advisory of 2015 elicited jokes about the days after the Federal Flood form locals. The second boil water advisory of 2015 elicited anger about a failing infrastructure. Sensing the public unrest, Mayor Mitch held a presser on Monday to address the issue and promise improvements to the City’s water system.


Pressure Drop: French Quarter Edition


The French Quarter is receiving a continued dose of the construction woes that have plagued the CBD and Uptown in recent years. The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) announced that some broken infrastructure means that portions of the French Quarter will be experiencing low water pressure over the next few days.


Boil Water Advisory Enters Day Two


Updated 17:00 - The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted. Tests for bacteria were negative. Go brush your teeth!

Evian prices skyrocketing? The majority of the City is entering a second day with limited water. Yesterday, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has placed the entire East Bank of the City under a “boil water advisory.” 


Pressure Drop: Construction to Disrupt Water


Low water pressure is on tap across New Orleans. Robert Jackson at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has been busy issuing advisories about three forthcoming construction projects and their effects. Elysian Fields, Holy Cross, and Common Street are all on the docket.


Repair's Tears: Low Water Pressure in Marigny, Road Closures in CBD


The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans’ push to move NOLA’s infrastructure (back) into the 21st Century continues this week. Today, some residents of the Marigny and Bywater will experience low water pressure as a result of construction. Tomorrow, the Central Business District (CBD) will experience even more road closures when water line work resumes.


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