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VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

SAMEDI

May 27th

Palmer Park, 10AM
The May edition of the monthly art market
 
New Orleans Jazz Market, 3PM
Light bites, drinks, DJs
 
Bar Redux, 7PM
Horror, fantasy, and spiritual movies from 13 countries
 
Bacchanel Fine Wine and Spirits, 7:30PM
Progressive jazz from one of the cities best
 
The Howlin Wolf, 8PM
Improvisational funk music
 
Joan Mitchell Center, 8PM
Monthly open mic
 
The Orpheum Theater, 9PM
Tremaine The Tour with support by Mike Angel
 
Santos Bar, 10PM
Mind expanding multi genre music

DIMANCHE

May 28th

NOLA MIX Records, 11AM
Teaching kids to DJ and produce beats
 
The Courtyard Brewery, 3PM
Raffle, silent auction, craft beer
 
Mags on Elysian Fields, 7PM
A new series dedicated to pushing the limits of contemporary music
 
Three Keys, 7PM
OC cabaret goes Sci-Fi
 
UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album
 
One Eyed Jacks, 10PM
Remixes, edits and originals of Fleetwood Mac
 
Rare Form, 10PM
Vintage sounds of American Root Music

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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