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Lundi

May 2nd

King Izzard & the Lizard Wizards

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Australian psychedelic outfit

 

Nth Power

Blue Nile, 10:30p.m.

Nikki Glaspie’s funk outfit

 

Mild High Club

Saturn Bar, 9p.m.

LA slack funk psychedelia

 

Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Bring an instrument and join in (free)

 

Luke Winslow King,

d.b.a., 7p.m.

Young singer-songwriter with an old soul

 

Gerald French & Original Tuxedo Brass Band

Palm Court, 8p.m.

Classic NOLA jazz

Mardi

May 3rd

Give NOLA Day

CItywide!

Annual nonprofit fundraising fest

 

Lamb of God

Orpheum, 9p.m.

Virginia heavy metal rockers

 

Brian Dolzani

Circle Bar, 8p.m.

Classic folk troubador

 

Young Empires

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Indie pop rockers open The Gates

 

Gregory Agid

Maison, 6:30p.m.

Clarinetist makes standards new again, weekly

 

Carolyn Hembree

Maple Street Book, 6p.m.

Author reads from her latest book

Today in New Orleans 3.23.13


Whole hogs at City Park, an Easter egg hunt in Algiers, theatre performances from the CAC to Gentilly, live music, and more are happening today in the Big Easy. On this day in 1957, Fats Domino’s “I’m Walkin’” hit number one on the Billboard Chart. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


Box Office: Vagina Monologues at Ashé


Local theatre spans the gamut from Broadway to Burlesque, but it wouldn’t be complete without a production of The Vagina Monologues. Central City’s Ashé Cultural Arts Center is bringing the play to life this weekend. The event even prompted District B Councilmember LaToya Cantrell to leave the dais for the stage.


Today's Events: 4.20.12


Today, the Big Easy Roller Girls gold up for their annual fundraiser, Mainline Brass Band releases a new album and much more. On this day in Louisiana history, President Rutherford B. Hayes ended Reconstruction by pulling out the last troops (1877), and the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 and setting off the largest environmental disaster in American history (2010). Now back to today:


V-Day Reprise Helps Safe Space


by Brad Rhines

Around New Orleans this weekend, lady parts will be getting lots of love, as V-Day NOLA presents two performances of The Vagina Monologues, with proceeds going to Hagar’s House, a safe shelter for women and children.  On Friday, the Howlin’ Wolf hosts the first performance as well as an after party with live music and dancing, and the second show takes place on Sunday at Café Istanbul in the Healing Center.


Hot Humanitarian Action

The Burly Beat



Greetings, lovies.  It seems like every uptight dude in a suit is talking lady bits these days, amiright?  Thankfully, the fringed and feathered females of our fair city are offering ways to support women locally, and the burlesque community is right there to lend a hand (and some leg, buns, and tassels…).


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