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July 21st

Friday Pop Up

Drifter Hotel, 1PM

By Lucille’s Roti Shop

 

Louisiana Sportsman Show

Superdome, 3PM

Back in NOLA after 12 years

 

Dinner and a ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Moana

 

Summer Nerd Movie Nights

Tubby & Coo’s, 7PM

A showing of The Neverending Story

 

John Waters Film Festival

NOMA, 7PM

A showing of Pink Flamingos

 

Leonardo Hernandez Trio

Casa Borrega, 7PM

Great food, great music

 

Comedy F#@k Yeah

The Dragon’s Den, 8PM

Ft. Shane Torres

 

New Rebel Family

House of Blues, 8PM

Ft. AYO, The Other LA, Akadia, and Ventruss

 

Mia Borders Trio

Foundation Room, 9:30PM

Open to the public

 

Alligator ChompChomp

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Crunchin’ on those notes

 

Foundation Free Fridays

Tips, 10PM

Ft. Walter “Wolfman” Washington + The Fortifiers

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 11PM

Ft. Mikel Douglas + Dozal

SAMEDI

July 22nd

Ice Cream Social

Longue Vue, 10AM

Plus adoptable pets from the SPCA

 

Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Grow your own food

 

National Hot Dog Day

Dat Dog, 3PM

Raffles, ice cream and more

 

Cocktails and Queens

Piscobar, 6PM

A queer industry dance party

 

Immersive Sound Bath

Nola Yoga Loft, 7PM

Soothing 3D Soundscapes

 

Paul Mooney

Jazz Market, 8PM

Also ft. music by Caren Green

 

New Orleans Beatles Festival

House of Blues, 8PM

Come together, right now

 

Christmas in July

The Willow, 8PM

Ugly sweaters and peppermint shots

 

HOUxNOLA

Three Keys, 9PM

With Coolasty ft. Jack Freeman and more

 

Particle Devotion

Banks St Bar, 9PM

Ft. Paper Bison +  Tranche

 

Cesar Comanche

Art Klub, 9:30PM

Ft. Ghost Dog, Knox Ketchum and more

 

Gimme A Reason

Poor Boy’s Bar, 10PM

Ft. Savile and local support

 

Techno Club

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Eria Lauren, Otto

 

DIMANCHE

July 23rd

From Here to Eternity

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

The 1953 classic

 

Eight Flavors

Longue Vue, 12PM

Sarah Lohman will discuss her new book

 

Book Swap

Church Alley Coffee Bar, 12PM

Bring books, get books

 

Urban Composting

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about easy composting

 

Brave New World Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 2PM

Open to all

 

Gentleman Loser

The Drifter Hotel, 3PM

A classic poolside rager

 

Mixology 101

Carrolton Market

With Dusty Mars

 

Freret Street Block Party

Freret St, 5PM

A celebratory bar crawl

 

Mushroom Head

Southport Music Hall, 6PM

+ Hail Sagan and American Grim

 

Glen David Andrews

Little Gem Saloon, 8PM

Get trombone’d by the greatest

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

The Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Brass music for a new era

 

Church*

The Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Ft. KTRL, Unicorn Fukr, RMonic

Today in NOLA 7.21.17


This Friday, the long-anticipated Sportsman Show returns to New Orleans. NOMA celebrates John Waters with his trash classic Pink Flamingos, while Comedy Central star Shane Torres will swing by Frenchmen Street. The Free Fridays series at Tip's returns with Walter "Wolfman" Washington. On this day in 1964, Dr. Mary Stults Sherman was murdered in her home on St. Charles Ave. She was an orthopedic surgeon as well as a cancer researcher. Her murdered has been included in several conspiracy theories. Now, more to do to close out the work week.


Today in NOLA 7.18.17


Today, slow down and arrange nature, pour your heart out in your very own hand made zine, check out a fantasy improv show, or take in a show at Tips. On this day in 1923, “Milneberg Joys” was recorded by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

 


Funk 101

Naughty Professor is Here to Teach You a Thing or Two



Naughty Professor dropped their long-awaited, collaborative album Identity on Friday (6.23). That same night, the local future-funk faves threw down at Tipitina’s for Free-Music-Friday to commemorate their versatile, 12-track effort. Anyone familiar with the group's work will notice a major transformation, which includes a comprehensive inclusion of technical and theoretical envisioning contained in a free-flowing, organic discourse. That, plus damn fine funk.

 

NoDef spoke with NP's drummer, Sam Shahin, just two days before the official release of Identity to discuss the new album, their roots, and the potential for the band.

 


Today in NOLA 6.25.17


Today, get ready to think deep once again, fund raise for a great cause with great book, get a book signed, or grab a beer and some sweet tunes at Banks St Bar. On this day in 1978, Abraham Lincoln Davis, the city’s very first African American councilman, passed away at the age of 63. Now, more to do this Sunday. 


Today in NOLA 6.15.17


This Thursday, explore new works at the Ogden or celebrate the variety entertainment industry with the Snake Oil Fest. Jonathan Boogie Long, one of Big Easy's best, will be playing Tip's. And thinking of missing the W's screening of Pretty Woman? Big mistake, huge. According to official New Orleans vital records, a certain Marie Glapion Laveau died on this day in 1881, aged 98. However, the mystery of the true outcome of the powerful voodoodienne, Marie Laveau, lives on…


Today in NOLA 5.25.17


This Thursday, sway to the sweet sounds of Jazz in the Park or hit up the Ogden as it stays open late for Margie Perez. Enjoy a progressive conversation about an powerful art exhibit centered on the work of Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña. Close out the day with some delta style blues from Luke Winslow King. In NOLA History, Roy James Brown passed away this day in May, 1981. An American R&B singer, songwriter and musician, he had a pivotal influence on the early development of rock and roll as the first singer in recording history to sing R&B songs with a gospel steeped delivery, which was considered taboo by many churches at the time.


Today in NOLA 5.3.17


Tonight, the Mint celebrates a life half-fast with a Pete Fountain tribute. The New Pornographers play Tip’s, while Pixies take the Saenger stage. A crew of NOLA all-stars play tribute to NOLA R&B legend Lee Dorsey. On this day in 1995, the Neville Brothers, the Dixie Cups, Allen Toussaint, and Professor Longhair were inducted into the New Orleans Musical Walk of Fame. Now, read on for this Wednesday. 


Today in NOLA 4.29.17


Jazz Fest continues on today with the second day of music, food, and fun at the Fair Grounds. The National Weather Service (NWS) anticipates temps in the mid 80’s throughout the day. Don’t let those grey skies get you down — the NWS predicts a one percent chance of rain. Today, the fest will feature Usher & The Roots, Maroon 5, Jon Batiste, New Breed Brass Band, Delfeayo Marsalis, and dozens more. After hours, Galactic and Roar will perform at Tip’s. Along Frenchmen St., head to Blue Nile to see Stooges or over to Maison to see NOLA all-stars team up for a super show. For folks who have already gotten their concert fix, the Theatre at St. Claude will stage their final performance of a historically-minded musical spoof. Happy Birthday to Master P, local rapper and label founder who makes 47 today. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


Today in NOLA 4.1.17


Today, be sure to get out and visit the many fests around town — between Freret Street and the final day of Hogs for the Cause, you can't go wrong. If a day of food, booze, and music en plein air doesn't capture your attention, thankfully there's plenty more to do in NOLA. Check out the art openings on Julia St., or watch the ponies at the 104th Louisiana Derby. Cali-based rockers Allah-Las play One Eyed Jacks, while Memphis all-stars Southern Avenue will take the stage at Tip's. Watch drunken tellings of drunken tales at Hi-Ho's regular Close Me Out series. Dirty Bourbon River celebrates the release of their 10th album at Maple Leaf. On this day in 1718, land began being cleared for city of New Orleans.  No doubt, city founder Jean-Baptiste Le moyne de Bienville of the French Mississippi Company was seduced by the majestic bloom of the Louisiana Iris. Now more to do this Saturday. 


Today in NOLA 3.4.17


The Harlem Globetrotters bring their showmanship to Smoothie King tonight while RiFF RaFF hopes to share the importance of tip-toeing in Jordans to the crowd at Republic. Plus, Tip's is hosting a heady look back at the Grateful Dead and Little Freddie King is doing his thing at the Louisiana Music Factory. On this day in 1938, Mayor Robert S. Maestri helped New Orleans become "America's Most Improved City" by paying off the final bank loan debt and saving the city from bankruptcy. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


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