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Today in NOLA: 2.07.16

This Bacchus Sunday, Trombone Shorty is throwing a party at Tip's, Dumpstaphunk is at the Wolf, the Soul Rebels are back Le Bon Temps, and the Stooges are jamming on Frenchmen. On this day in 1805, a much larger Louisiana became an “organized” territory, with the capital at St. Louis, by order of Congress. Now, more to do this Bacchus Sunday. 

Drinking Culture

Passing Time at the Maple Leaf

Gentle reader, it is said that Time keeps everything from happening all at once. Apart from that, I find it a nuisance. My free ride to Uptown came well before Rebirth Brass Band was to play. And I was bound to sit upon a barstool and wait. Day bled out to night as the patrons traded faces, and I struggled to remain coherent in a bar that alters by hours as a year through the seasons. Come, my friends, and keep the watch with me at The Maple Leaf Bar.

Drinking Culture

Full Tourist on Frenchmen

Gentle reader, I found a hundred! I found a hundred! In a pile of my unwashed laundry, I found a wadded hundred dollar bill! And with the summer credit-wolves at the door, the time had come to do the responsible thing… to spread the wealth, my friends. Let’s be tourists in our own town and stimulate this goddamned economy. We’re off to the Marigny Triangle to spend a few bucks on music and food and perhaps a drink or two on Frenchmen Street.

Today in NOLA: 5.20.15

Get ready to laugh or rave your face off… or both. For those looking for something a bit more subdued, Bellocq is throwing a party. Happy Birthday to local singer-songwriter Susan Cowsill, who was born on this day in 1959. Now for more of today's happenings:

Today in NOLA: 5.15.15

In Mid City, the Bayou Boogaloo is ready to go. For the fested-out, there are lots of other events. Rap, theatre, burlesque, and a classic 80’s arena show are all kicking off this evening. On this day in 1915, Huey Long passed the Bar and became a “full-fledged lawyer.” Now, more to do tonight. 

Jazz Fest After Hours: 5.02.15

The Fest ends tomorrow. So, make the most of tonight! A couple big acts like Kreutzman’s Voodoo Dead, Primus, and the EDM’s Go Hard Tour are in town. Plus, there is funk, jazz, and afrobeat at nearly every venue in town. Over 20 different acts to check out tonight follow.

State of Undress: Burlesque & Drag 2.19-2.22

By Angie Z

Hey all! I'm a bit late this week, because, well, you know. I thoroughly enjoyed  Mardis Gras. Alas, the weather did not allow for the amount of flesh that we all prefer. Lucky for you, I am here to provide you with information for all the opportunities in town to see half naked and/or debaucherously clothed entertainment indoors. We promise to keep it HOT. I will be at the Blue Book on Friday, and as a suspect in Clue on Saturday. Stay warm, kittens, and I hope to see you out!

Today in NOLA: 2.17.15

The culmination of Mardi Gras is finally here. After the major parades Rex and Zulu roll, be on the lookout for some micro krewes marching behind them. Lyons Carnival Club follows Zulu making stops at bars along the way. Mondo Kayo dances down the route ending on Frenchmen for an all day dance party. Later today, One Love Brass Band plays at the Hi Ho Lounge. The last time Carnival was celebrated on February 17 was in 1953 and 1885. Now more info on Fat Tuesday.


Greetings everyone, from Angie Z (hey, that's me)! NOLA's newest jazz-singing, burlesque dancing, recent transplant from South Florida. After visiting as often as I could and falling madly in love with your city, cabaret scene and beguiling inhabitants, I finally decided to make New Orleans my home. I'm tickled to present to you, every week, a cornucopia of opportunities to get your very own fix. You may even happen to see my face (among other things) on one of these fabulous stages. 
Angie Z

State of Undress: Burlesque 1.21-1.26

By Angie Z

The Burlie Beat is back. NoDef will provide weekly listings of all the city's burlesque and drag in this column. So, get your feathers ready and your pasties on point. The next week features dozens of opportunities for glam and glitter, sparkles and seduction.

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