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Krampus Gras

NOLA Fetes Demon Who Visits the Night Before St. Nick



Krampus is the stuff of nightmares. His name is derived from the German word Krampen, or to claw, and the night before Nikolaustag (Saint Nick’s Day) the beast creeps into town and beats the children into being nice. Of course, New Orleans will be feting this anti-hero with a mini-fest on December 5.


Today in NOLA 8.19.17


This Saturday, experience some good old-fashioned festin' with three different events around town. Ameripolitan Fest in the Marigny celebrates Southern sounds, while HOB hosts a one day celebration of beer and music. Need your Carnival fix? Roll during Mid-Summer Mardi Gras. On the music front, Gasa Gasa hosts Mighty Brother's homecoming show. Happy birthday to Ivan Neville, celebrating his 58th birthday today. Back in 1999, the Dumpstaphunk leader was briefly a member of alt-rock band the Spin Doctors. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA 7.14.17


Bonne Fête Nationale! Get your Bastille Day on in any way you know how, from a block party, to an art tour and more. Enjoy a Summer Night at Southport, get your creepiest gear out for Creepy Fest 2017, or take in the blissfully dynamic sounds of Caddywhompus. On this day in 1810, Edward Henry Durrell was born. He would later go on to be the 25th mayor of New Orleans.


Today in NOLA 7.5.17


Hopefully you’ve been freezing your food scraps, because Wednesday is food collection day! Later on, celebrate the move of Progression to Hi-Ho, overcome the 4th of July Slump at Siberia, take in a multimedia show, take in some film noir, or check out a comedy open mic. On this day in 2001, the City Council unanimously approved the renaming of the New Orleans International Airport in honor of the great Louis Armstrong. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Today in NOLA 6.20.17


This Tuesday, get craft happy with Connie Shea, explore multimedia art, and enjoy a myriad of music on St. Claude Ave. On this day in 1936, A. Miles Pratt began his term as mayor of New Orleans which lasted less than a month. Now, more Tuesday to-dos. 

 


Particle Devotion

The Louisiana-Bred Band Talks Southern Sounds



It’s unfortunately easy for the Baton Rouge music scene to be overshadowed by the rich musical history of New Orleans. Though the Crescent City is the birthplace for many of the country's most legendary performers, the Boot's capitol is seriously gaining ground for its artistic outputs. One local band is making it their mission the bridge the gap between these two cities, while thinking ahead for eventual word domination. 


Today in NOLA 5.21.17


Ah, Sunday. Some call it the day of rest, but we all know New Orleans never does. Today, check out a unique art market at Hotel Storyville. Several new and historic properties in the Marigny open their doors for an architectural walking tour, while LOOP NOLA wants you to challenge your fears at City Park. On the music front, get down with DJ Soul Sister or rock out at Siberia. On this day in 1970, Beulah Levy Ledner, the originator of the Hungarian adaptation that led her to the now famous Doberge cake, opened a new bakery following her being bought out in 1946 by Joe Gambino. She ran the bakery until her retirement in 1981, when she sold the shop and recipe to Maurice’s French Pastries. Now, learn more about today's happenings. 


The Toasts & The Toasted

New Year's Eve Events in NOLA



New Year's Eve is a universal celebration, and there is a wide range of events in the Big Easy to please everyone from metal heads to opera buffs. Zoo Year's Eve and the Children's Museum are offering NYE countdowns to noon,  DJ Soul Sister is spinning Soul Train classics, and The Hood Internet are coming to Republic. Click on through for more to do this NYE: 


Today In NOLA 12.24.15


Christmas Eve has finally arrived in New Orleans, and though many places are closing their doors in order to celebrate with their families, there’s still plenty to do in the city. Howlin’ Wolf will host their regular free comedy show, Comedy Gumbeaux, and The Soul Rebels will jam at Le Bon Temps. Over at Siberia, they’ll be celebrating in a left-of-center way with A Slaying Song Tonight: Christmas Eve Bash. Also, it’s time for Creole Christmas at Preservation Hall. On this day in 1989, New Orleans’ first black mayor, Ernest “Dutch” Morial, passed away. Now, more to do this Christmas Eve. 


Today in NOLA: 2.19.15


The group that describes themselves as radical yiddish chamber folk music provides entertainment for Happy Hour at Siberia tonight. DJ RQ Away is at Gasa Gasa and Leyla McCalla graces the Ogden with her voice and cello skills. During the day, the Crescent City Farmers Market will be distributing fresh produce to the Bayou St. John locale. On this day in 1921, a couple of pranksters had an explosive idea to fire a Civil War era cannon across the River from Jackson Square, hitting a house on the opposite side in Algiers. Now, more info on Thursday. 


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