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Cinco de Mayo

May 5th

Give NOLA Day

Everywhere, Until 12a.m.

Donate to your favorite NPO's

 

Cinco de Mayo Party

Felipe's

Drink specials, charity, music

 

Cinco de Mayo Party

Juan's Flying Burrito

Prizes with shots, Specials

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

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

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.

See Kermit's weekly gig in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

 

The Pixies

Civic, 9p.m.

Indie rockers of yester-year return

 

Leviathan

Indywood, 7:30p.m.

Russian drama with biblical parallels 

 

Jefferson Performing Arts Society

Lafayette Square, 2:45p.m.

Celebrate Give NOLA day with a performance by JPAS in the Square. The festivities go on all day with multiple live acts. 

 

Cinco de Mayo Taco B*LL Edition

Karibu Kitchen (218 S Robertson), 4p.m.

Celebrate the fifth of may and chalupas at Handsome Willy's pop up

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.


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.


Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade (PHOTOS)


Photos by Brandon Robert

From the Ninth Ward to the Irish Channel, locals were decked out in festive digs, fighting for cabbage all weekend long. If you weren't able to make it to the parades or the block parties, don't be green with envy. Photographer Brandon Robert captured some of the best moments from Saturday's Irish Channel Parade.


Monaghan's St. Patrick's Day Parade Romps in the French Quarter (PHOTOS)


by Elaina Patton

Outside Molly’s at the Market, the night was beginning as pre-paraders slowly trickled in and around the bar, anticipating the 6pm roll time of Friday's annual Jim Monaghan St. Patrick's Day Parade. Tourists found each other among the throng, exchanging well-intentioned, and somewhat ill-in-taste, jokes and rounds of shots. Locals, a little more sobered at the beginning of the night, mostly moved in groups of festive neon green.


Club of the Green

Embedded with the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club (Photos)



The marching clubs that make up the first section of the annual Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade let you get close to the action, but NoDef got a little closer. Thomas Schwank provides sights and sounds from the route of Saturday's Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade.


Edwin Edwards to Ride in French Quarter St. Patrick's Day Parade


Mark your calendars. Your next chance to see Louisiana's favorite governor-turned-convicted felon-turned-Facebook user in New Orleans will be on the eve of St. Patrick's Day. Edwin Edwards will prove once again that he can still reign over the green as he takes a turn as Grand Marshal in the annual Jim Monaghan's St. Patrick's Day Parade, which starts and ends at Molly's at the Market on March 16. EWE will be joined by his wife Trina, and revelers who will no doubt be eager for a kiss on the cheek from the Silver Fox. 


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock