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November 26th


Prytania, 12p.m.;2:30p.m.;5p.m.;7:30p.m.;10p.m.

Last installation of Hunger Games



Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.

American indie film


Ed Volker

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

The Radiators lead man


The Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Ft. Johnny Vidacovich and special guests


Cornhole Thursdays in the Courtyard

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Celebrate Turkey Day with cornhole


November 27th

Pelicans v. Clippers

Staples Center, 9:30p.m.



New Orleans Suspects

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Old fashioned neighborhood party


Royal T

Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.

Also ft. Painted Hands and Vapo Rats


Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Classsic Nola jams


James Hall

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Rock singer and guitarist


Young Jeezy

Republic, 10p.m.

Album release party


November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque


November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

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

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity


Galactic & Tip's Team Up for The Landing

Regardless of Drew Brees’ shoulder, New Orleanians are guaranteed at least one touch-down this weekend. The Landing fest is is bringing music to the lakefront on Saturday (9.26) and Sunday (9.27).

Instruments Cometh

by Ashley Rouen

Tonight, Tipitina’s Foundation hosts the 14th annual Instruments A Comin’ benefit to raise money for instruments in area schools. The party starts at 6p.m. on the neutral ground outside the historic venue and concludes with a concert afterwards featuring some phenomenal local musicians, including Anders Osborne, Honey Island Swamp Band, Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, as well as the Wild Magnolias & Cha Wa doing a Tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis.

Today in NOLA: 9.27.14

The weekend kicks off with drama, education, and lots of musical opportunities. Start off your day with the annual Smithsonian Museum day, followed by an exciting drama by a NOLA native, and end your day with some good old fashioned funk. On this day in 1983, native New Orleanian, Lil Wayne was born DeWayne Carter. 

Tip's Ready to Race

By Ashley Rouen

On your mark, get set…go! The Third Annual Rhythm & Blues 5K run hosted by Tipitina’s starts tomorrow at 5 p.m. Along the route, four local marching bands will keep runners’ adrenaline pumping with brass beats until they reach the finish line at Professor Longhair Square. Goody bags await the first 500 registrants. 

Today in NOLA: 9.25.14

Ahhhh! The New Orleans Horror Film Festival opens at Indywood tonight. Big Freedia, Partners N Crime, and 5th Ward Weebie bounce into Tip’s. Russell Batiste and Friends perform at Jazz in the Park, and clarinetist Tim Laughlin plays at the Ogden. Plus, lit mag The New Orleans Review launches its fall double issue. Details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 9.24.14

How do you feel about folk-rock? NOLA gets a double dose tonight with the Felice Brothers at Tipitina’s and songwriter Richard Buckner at the Beatnik. Plus, the legendary Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters at d.b.a. and some very short original plays. Full details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 9.19.14

It’s Friday! Ease into the weekend with live music at Audubon Park and the Historic New Orleans collection—wine in hand, of course. NOMA hosts an outdoor screening of the noir classic Sunset Boulevard. Adult Swim comedy duo Tim and Eric perform at the Civic tonight. And happy birthday to DJ Soul Sister! New Orleans’ queen of rare funk LPs spins in her own honor at Tipitina’s tonight.

Tips Announces Race Details

Tipitina’s is getting in the race—literally. The uptown music mecca just announced the details of their Third Annual Rhythm & Blues 5K. The September 27th event is held in conjunction with the New Orleans Track Club and will benefit the Tipitina’s Foundation. NOLA style, bands will be stationed along the route to provide a soundtrack, and the finish line will welcome the weary with a “festival”.

Today in NOLA: 9.10.14

Sarah Carr, an education reporter who wrote a close study of New Orleans' unprecedented experiment with public charter schools, speaks at Tulane tonight. Shotgun Cinema sceens Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s film Ida. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike returns to Le Petite this weekend, Black Lips play Tipitina's, and Restaurant Week continues. Dinner and a show, right this way:

Today in NOLA: 9.5.14

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the Tony-winning comedy by playwright Christopher Durang, celebrates its New Orleans premiere at Le Petit Theatre tonight. Audubon Park debuts the 2014 season of Music Under the Oaks. Flow Tribe celebrate a brand-new album at Tipitina’s, and local rapper turned national star G-Eazy brings the heat to Republic. The Big Easy autumn arts calendar is heating up:

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