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Lundi

November 24th

 

George Packer (with James Carville) - The Unwinding

Octavia Books, 5p.m.

Carville introduces Packer’s book that details modern American democracy through the lives of several Americans

 

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

NOMA, 6p.m.

In collaboration with East Jeff Wellness Center, try your luck at the art of Chi

 

Saints vs Baltimore Ravens

Superdome, 7:30p.m.

Once upon a midnight dreary, Who Dats pondered, weak and weary, of forgotten victory; nevermore, nevermore they moaned carrying their Saints to the winning end zone

 

1815-A Bicentennial Moment-2015

Sweet Lorraine’s, 6p.m-Midnight

Fund raising event for the Historic Treme Collection with music by famed “Drummer Boy” Jordan Bankston and more

 

Helen Gillet

Bacchanal Monday Night Series

New Orleans cellist soothes those Monday blues with her Acadian croons

 

Blue Monday ft. Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill & Heart Attacks

Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar

With James Andrews & Friends

 

Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Local rasta tributers spread one love for Nola

 

South Jones

Banks St. Bar, 9p.m.

Come early for red beans & rice

 

Antique Booty Music

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Antique booty music with Sasha Masakowski

 

Glen David Andrews

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Native son sets d.b.a. on fire after the Saints game with his mighty trombone and nola funk

 

The Genial Orleanians

The Neutral Ground, 10p.m.

Sweet N’awlins blues and brass 

 

Smoky Blues Jam

BMC, 10p.m. 

Hit up the edge of the Quarters for some Monday night blues jammin’

 

Super Jam

Cafe Negril, 9:30

Monday’s never disappoint your dancin’ shoes for this one of a kind jamcase of local talent complete with live band

 

Future Punx with SSTR

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Broolyn’s preeminent Post-Wave ensemble + fiddle and guitar duo Local Honey

 

Mardi

November 25th

Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway St, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 9p.m.

Traditional New Orleans brass music straight from Cool Uncle Lionel and Benny Jones

 

Jon Roniger

The Little Gem Saloon, 5p.m.

With songs like “Redneck Riviera” Roniger blends jazz, blues and folk sounds with a southern twang

 

Rebirth Brass Band

The Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

The OG’s of the New Orleans brass band movement

 

Open Ears Music Series ftg The Kirk Nasty

Blue Nile Balcony Room, 10:30p.m.

Do you know where your ears are? Organized by Jeff Albert with various performances

 

Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns

Spotted Cat, 6.p.m.

Jazz singer with a vintage twist

 

Progression Music Series ft. Merrily and the Poison Orchard & The Humble Kid

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Every Tuesday celebrate the contemporary music scene of Nola  

 

Jazz & Poetry

Sweet Lorraine’s, 8:30p.m.

Open mic slam hosted by African-American Shakespear; open to singers, poets, musicians

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.

See Kermit at home in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

Mercredi

November 26th

Mistress Kali’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Siberia, 6-9p.m.

Free monthly show featuring vaudeville and sideshow acts

 

Hump Day SIN

The Country Club, 10a.m.

Half off pool admission for service industry employees; bring proof (bar card or check stub)!

 

Shot & Haircut

Circle Bar, $20

Punk thrash London rockers, the Noise Complaints, play at 10p.m.

 

The Tin Men

d.b.a., 7p.m.

Sousaphone, washboard and guitar trio hit the stage prior to the Wolfman

 

Water Wolfman Washington & The Roadmasters

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Teeth pickin’ local guitarist appears on Frenchmen for his weekly show; $5 at the door

 

Frank Warren: The World of Post Secret

Garden District Book Shop, 6-7:30p.m.

Enter a world of strangers’ secrets as author discusses this collection from the award-winning PostSecret blog

 

Lagniappe Brass Band

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

Six horns and a whole lotta sweaty funk

 

Downtown Irish Club Parade Marks St. Patrick's Day


Happy St. Patrick's Day, New Orleans! The streets were filled with green over the weekend, but one Club ensures that there's still a reason to celebrate on St. Patrick's feast day, itself. The Downtown Irish Club is set to step off from Bywater's Bud Rip's at 6 p.m., and head for Bourbon St.


Parade Planner: Irish Channel St. Patrick's March, Block Parties


St. Patrick's Day doesn't arrive until Monday, but the weekend before the 17th is always filled with green in New Orleans. Today's gaelic get-down is Uptown, with the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade and a pair of block parties providing the prime festivities. Tonight, St. Joseph's Day is celebrated on the streets in the French Quarter


Today in New Orleans: 3.15.14


Happy St. Paddy’s Day weekend! Once the parades roll through the Irish Channel and the French Quarter, local artists are taking over venues from Tipitina’s to St. Claude. Happy Birthday to Andrew Jackson, born on this day in 1767. Now, more to do this Saturday.


St. Patrick's Day Irish Channel Parade Set for Saturday


Once a year, New Orleans’ Irish Channel lives up to its name as the spot to party for St. Patrick’s Day. The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade falls on the Saturday before March 17. Hundreds of men will don suits and distribute flowers to crowds, oftentimes for the price of a peck on the cheek. If the float riders are generous with throws, those on the route could collect a whole meal's worth of catches. 


'Casual' Barstool Purse Pilfer Caught on Camera (VIDEO)


A trio of thieves were feeling lucky on St. Patrick's Day after they made off with a woman's purse at a CBD bar. But the Sunday incident was caught on camera, meaning there might be no pot of gold at the end of these rascals' rainbow. About 1:40 a.m. at a watering hole in the 1000 block of Poydras, the three men engaged the woman in what police describe as a "casual conversation."


Today in New Orleans 3.16.13


Find another green shirt to throw on, or you’ll definitely get pinched. Enjoy block parties, parades, and more to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend. On this day in 1999, local greats Roosevelt Sykes and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown were inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. Now, more to do this beautiful Saturday.


Block Out

Complete Uptown Guide to St. Patty's Day: Parasol's, Tracey's, Salu, and the Irish House



New Orleans' roots are French and Spanish, but at this time of year, everyone seems more in tune with their Irish heritage. St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and The Irish House, Parasol's, and Tracey's are readying themselves for Celtic chaos.


St. Patricks' Day Practice, Ninth Ward Second Line in New Orleans Sunday


For New Orleans, a week is enough rest after Mardi Gras. It's time to start rollin' again. A pair of parades is set to descend on downtown New Orleans this weekend. In the Bywater, the Downtown Irish Club is getting ready for their St. Patrick's Day saunter. In the 9th Ward, a Social Aide and Pleasure Club will cross the canal once again.


Today: St. Patrick's Day, Buku Touch Down in NOLA


Happy St. Patrick's Day! As New Orleans isn't a town that takes partying lightly, there's a full slate of activities across the city to mark this country's day of Irish pride. But along with drinking green beer and flailing for vegetables, we also take a moment to remember the Irish heritage of this town. The immigrants who came to the Irish Channel helped to Americanize the city, and did a lot of the hard work that made our port so vibrant. Click through for details about today's happenings:


Merry and Gaelic

St. Patrick's Day Festivities Across New Orleans



If you're not seeing green in New Orleans this weekend, you're probably not doing something right. Starting early on the morning of Thursday, March 15, and continuing through the bitter end of St. Patrick's Day itself, March 17, there's ample chances to get out in the street, drink some green beer and celebrate St. Patrick's Day as only New Orleanians have the livers to do.


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Cheryl Castjohn

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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