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Jeudi

November 27th

Opening Day at the Track

Fair Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebrate turkey day with a $29.99 buffet at the Grandstand and 10 thoroughbred races

 

Bayou Classic Smoke-Free Thanksgiving Day Parade

Superdome, 3:30-6p.m.

Starting at the dome the parade marches all the way to the French Market sponsored by #SmokeFreeNOLA

 

Thanksgiving: Dine-In or Pre-Order Take-Out!

The Country Club, 11a.m.-7p.m.

Full course family-sized options made to order hot and fresh on turkey day

 

Micah McKee and the Little Maker

Blue Nile, 7p.m.

Folksy local singer-songwriter

 

Turkey Day Race

Tad Gormley Stadium, 8:30 p.m.

107th Annual five mile & half mile races benefitting Spina Bifida

 

Celebration in the Oaks

City Park, Open thru Jan 3

View the magical display of lights by foot or by train

 

Thanksgiving Throwdown 

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Free Comedy Gumbeaux show (8:30p.m.) followed by Rebirth Brass Band and Glen David Andrews ($15)

 

Thanksgiving Zydeco with Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie

Rock ‘N’ Bowl, 8:30

Celebrate why you’re thankful for Louisiana roots with nouveau zydeco from da bayou

 

Reggae Night with DJ T-ROY

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

Roots reggae with local dreaded DJ

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11p.m.

Brass heros take on their regular gig this Thanksgiving

 

DJ MUSA

Siberia, 10p.m.

Celebrate Black Thursday on St. Claude with local spinner

 

Vendredi

November 28th

The New Orleans Suspects feat. Paul Barrere of Little Feat

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Also with special guests Ed Volker (The Radiators) and John “Papa” Gros

 

Tank and the Bangas “Stone Soul Picnic”

Chickie Wah Wah, 10p.m.

Rhythmic soul and spoken word from locally formed group led by singer Tarriona Ball

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station, 10p.m.

Raw bayou blues done right + Lauren Murphy; $2 Rolling Rock

 

Luke Winslow King w/SamDoores (The Deslondes/Hurray for the Riff Raff)

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

Fresh Americana from Nola rooted musicians $10

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Blue Nile, 7p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)

 

Brass-A-Holics vs. Mainline

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

Dueling brass

 

DJ Black Pearl

Blue Nile Balcony Room, 1a.m.

Two nights of EDM from the princess of Indian dj’s

 

Teairra Mari: All Black Affair

House of Blues, 11p.m.

Presented by Tscolee & Loft 360 Society she's sung w/ Gucci Mane & Soulja Boy

 

Lalah Hathaway, Najee, Anthony David

Saenger Theatre, 7:30p.m.

Grammy-winning singer brings soul to the Saenger

 

Bayou Classic Golf Tournament

Joe Bartholomew Golf Course (Pontchartrain Park), 10a.m.

Test your driving and putting skills in this bonafide local tournament

 

Career & College Fair

Hyatt Regency Hotel, 10a.m.-3p.m.

Part of Bayou Classic’s events helping companies and graduates connect

 

Battle of the Bands And Greek Show

Superdome, 6p.m.

A decades long rivalry features a battle of school marching bands in preparation for tomorrow’s big game

 

Marc Broussard

Southport Music Hall, 8p.m.

Son of Boogie King’s Ted Broussard this cajun’s voice is full of well-placed soul

 

Black Friday Fiasco

Banks St. Bar, 10p.m.-3a.m.

A tribute to the Ramones with sideshows by lydia Treats, Pope Matt Thomas and burlesque from Xena Zeit-Geist

 

 

Samedi

November 29th

Water Isaacson - The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers Geniuses, and Geeks Created a Digital Revolution 

Newman, 1-3p.m.

Hear author of Steve Jobs speak about pioneer of computer programming Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter and other innovators of the digital age

 

Cedric Burnside Project ft Garry Burnside and Gravy

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Catch this Blues Hall of Famer uptown

 

Little Freddie King

The Beatnik, 9p.m.

Join this class act local bluesman in Central City

 

FKA Twigs

Republic, 9p.m.

The sexiest electronic R&B show you’ll probably ever go to

 

Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar

The Country Club, 10a.m.-3p.m.

Do it how you live it + $10 bottomless Mimosas every Sat and Sun

 

DJ Black Pearl

Blue Nile Balcony Room, 1a.m.

Two nights of EDM from the princess of Indian dj’s

 

Hustle w/ DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge, 9p.m.-1a.m.

Get ya hustle on to humble resident DJ who spins it how she lives it

 

John Boutte

d.b.a., 8p.m.

Witness local jazz vocalist’s voice floating on Frenchmen ($10)

 

Funk Monkey

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Second-line funk and dank boogaloo groove made to make ya move ya feet

 

Eric Lindell

d.b.a., 11p.m.

San Franciscan native turned Cajun sifts through elements of blues and soul $15

 

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

Siberia, 10p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rockgal

 

Down

Southport Hall, 7p.m.

Philip Anselmo's local metal cult 

 

Bayou Classic

Superdome, 1:30p.m.

Rivals Southern University and Grambling State duke it out for the 41st time in this annually played game

 

Fan Fest

Champions Square, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Music outside da dome featuring 5th Ward Weebie and more

 

Minneapolis Beats New Orleans for 2018 Super Bowl


Updated 5 p.m.

As Jim Henderson called it, hell froze over when the Saints beat Minnesota to head to the Super Bowl. In 2018, the Big Game itself is going to the tundra. The NFL chose Minneapolis over New Orleans Tuesday to host Super Bowl LII in 2018.


Winged Fixation: WOW Cafe Talks Super Bowl Food


Louisianans are not shy about cooking for a big game, and on any given Saturday in Baton Rouge, one will see tailgate rigs bigger than most hunting camps. However, with the Saints out of the playoffs and the weather chilly, many New Orleanians are simply ordering out for today's show down. Wings are the most popular Super Bowl food in America, and NoDef got some pointers from Paul Ballard, founder and co-owner WOW Cafe: American Grill and Wingery. 


Steve Gleason to Be Featured in Super Bowl Ad (VIDEO)


Drew Brees has been representing the Saints on TV all week, but it'll be Steve Gleason's turn for some Super Bowl airtime during the game. The Black and Gold hero will be featured in a Microsoft commercial during the Big Game, according to the Saints.


Drew Brees Talks Sherman, Extra Points on David Letterman (VIDEO)


The Saints aren't in the big game and we're not hosting, but New Orleans is still has a place in Super Bowl hype. A King Cake baby already made an appearance in the NFL's pre-Super Bowl late night talk show blitz. Now, it's Breesus' turn.


New Orleans Bids for 2018 Super Bowl


New Orleans is set for Super Bowl competition with Indianapolis once again, but this time it's over who gets to host the Big Game. According to NFL.com, the Crescent City is one of six cities vying to host the Super Bowl in 2018.


Scalped: Man Admits to Selling Fake Super Bowl, BCS Tickets


Purchasing scalped tickets can be an easy last-minute way to attend major sporting events — unless, of course, the tickets are fake. A Maryland man pled guilty to selling thousands of dollars of counterfeit Super Bowl tickets and BCS National Championship tickets in New Orleans, U.S. District Dana J. Boente’s Office announced this week.


Scott Fujita Retires from NFL -as a New Orleans Saints Player


Scott Fujita came back to the Saints, then promptly retired from football Monday morning. Just so there was no shortage of drama to the scene, the transaction was all carried off from 11,000 ft. above sea level in Macchu Picchu.


Ravens' Star Receiver Jacoby Jones Helping at Home


Jacoby Jones, the New Orleans born Baltimore Ravens player who made a record breaking 109-yard run during this year's Super Bowl, was present at today's City Council meeting, to announce a donation to the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD).


Blackout Bowl Babble: Entergy Traces Cause of Super Bowl Outage, City Council Weighs in


by William Dilella

Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell (District D) convened an emergency meeting of the utility committee on Friday, February 8, to investigate Sunday's Super Bowl power outage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. While the Council was in full soundbite mode, Entergy took away some of their zap by specifying the cause of the blackout.


Aunt, Uncle of 49ers' Delanie Walker Killed in I-10 Crash


Louisiana State Police confirmed the tragic news that San Francisco 49ers player Delanie Walker tweeted yesterday. After the Super Bowl, Walker's aunt and uncle were killed by a drunk driver on Interstate 10. Alice Young, 42, and Bryan Young Sr., 54, of Victorville, Calif., died Monday morning after a Mercedes slammed into their Nissan Altima while it was stopped on the shoulder.


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