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Today in NOLA 6.26.17

This Monday, learn the basics of alternative medicine, enjoy the special sound that is children’s choir, get rowdy at Hi-Ho, or celebrate the start of a new month with Tasche. On this day in 1910, the St. Roch Playground, the third oldest playground in the city, was opened. Now, more ways to shake off that case of the Mondays. 

A Christmas Carol

Christmas is days away and New Orleans is ready. Houses glow with festive lights, the halls are decked with boughs of holly, and Douglas Firs have usurped Palms for a few weeks. Tonight, the final piece will flaunt place when thousands gather in Jackson Square for the Patio Planters’ annual caroling.

Today in New Orleans 12.24.13

Unlike other cities, NOLA’s Noel is known for its late night Reveillon dinners. Those staying in the Crescent City for the holiday can take part on the Creole Christmas tradition before taking the family to midnight mass at St. Louis Cathedral. In Mid-City, Tank and the Bangas will perform their unique blend of hip-hop, R&B and spoken word. On this day in 1989, New Orleans’ first black mayor, Ernest “Dutch” Morial, passed away. Now, more to do this Christmas Eve. 

Today in New Orleans 12.22.13

It’s Saints Sunday, but Who Dats will have to tune in from the couches and barstools to see the Black and Gold play the Panthers. After the game, head to Jackson Square to get into the holiday season with free concerts and caroling. On this date in 1814, the British set off to attack New Orleans. Now, more ways to celebrate the holidays. 

Today in New Orleans 12.18.13

Tonight, Sister Act is at the Saenger, author Debhorah Burst is reading and signing copies of her latest book at the Marigny Opera House, and there’s more free jazz in Jackson Square. On this day in 1948, WDSU became the first TV station in New Orleans. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Today in New Orleans 12.15.13

After months of Bloody Mary's, brunch, and music, the Bloody Sunday Sessions are screening tonight at One Eyed Jacks. In other news, PhotoNOLA comes to a close today, with gallery talks and a finale slideshow. R&B legend Aaron Neville is performing a Christmas show at the Civic, and Amanda Shaw is in Jackson Square. On this day in 1802, President Jefferson tried to purchase the Isle of Orleans, fearing a French takeover. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

Today in New Orleans 12.10.13

John Waters, Prince of Puke and the Pope of Trash is giving audiences at the Civic Theatre his take on the holidays. Christmas cheer continues in Jackson Square, with a free gospel concert from the Melody Clouds. On this day in 1860, then Governor Moore called a special session, calling for Louisiana to secede from the Union. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in New Orleans 12.3.13

The multi-talented gender bending Charles Busch is in New Orleans tonight, performing as part of NOCCA’s Broadway series. Beginning at 5 p.m., Pat O’s is celebrating their 80th birthday with a block party. On this day in 1861, Union troops landed on Ship Island. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today New Orleans 12.2.13

Who Dat! The Saints are in Seattle tonight for their game against the Seahawks. Christmas New Orleans Style continues at St. Louis Cathedral, and Planned Parenthood is screening "Deep South" at Cafe Istanbul in recognition of World AIDS Day. Happy Birthday to Britney Spears, the Louisiana pop princess and native of Kentwood. Spears turns 32 today. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in New Orleans 12.1.13

There’s a pair of second lines in Algiers and Treme, a New Orleans Style Christmas Concert in St. Louis Cathedral, and a costume contest for pets kicking off in the Warehouse District.  On this day in 1769, officials met for the first time in the Cabildo. Now, more ways to kick off Christmas NOLA style. 

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