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Defender Picks



October 13th

Home Free

The Civic, 7p.m.

Country vocal band and winner of The Sing-Off


The Creeping Garden

Zeitgeist, 9:30

Sci-fi documentary


It’s Your World

Octavia Books, 5:30p.m.

Chelsea Clinton teaches you to Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!


A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Recipes inspired by the novel


October 14th

Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Hold-ups in Belfast


Getting Off at Elysian Fields

Octavia Books, 6p.m.

Obituaries from the Times-Pic


Tony Joe White

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Louisiana singer/songwriter


Cole Williams

Maple Leaf, 8p.m.

African Rock Wednesdays for Breast Cancer Awareness


Computer Magic

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9p.m.

Dance beats and relatable lyrics


October 15th

The Universe of Keith Haring

Freeman Auditorium, 7:30p.m.

Movie about New York artist Keith Haring


Saints v. Falcons

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 7:25p.m.

Saints coming off a loss to Eagles


Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. Marc Stone Acoustic Band


Extraordinary People

Octavia Books, 5:30p.m.

A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World’s Most Fascinating Individuals


Jackson Browne

Saenger, 8p.m.

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee


October 16th

Who’s Bad— Thriller Night

The Civic, 8p.m.

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Triubte


Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

Southern food and music fest


Riff Raff

The Willow, 9p.m.

The Versace Python


Concerts in the Courtyard

533 Royal St., 6p.m.

This week ft. Banu Gibson


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Movies in the Garden ft. Beetlejuice


The Thing

Prytania, 12:15a.m.

Classic 1982 horror movie


October 17th

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

Southern food and music fest


Witchy Drag Brunch

The Country Club, 10a.m.

Drag, food and all-you-can-drink mimosas


Anba Dlo

New Orleans Healing Center, 1p.m.

Free Halloween fest and water symposium


Pelicans v. Kings

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

Pelicans take on Kings at home


Coton Jaune— Acadian Brown Cotton: A Cajun Love Story

WRC, 9:30a.m.

Documentary about Cajun women who handwove blankets


Mac Demarco

The Civic, 8p.m.

Old school indie music


October 18th

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

Southern food and music fest


The Cut

Zeitgeist, 7:20p.m.

Epic about a man’s journey throught the Ottoman Empire


City on Fire

Garden District Book Shop, 3p.m.

Love, betrayal and art


Alvin and the Chipmunks

Saenger, 3p.m.;8p.m.

Chipmunks…live on stage


Polymnia Quartet

Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.

Weekly Sunday Musical Meditation

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, 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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