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March 24th

Basic Buddhist Meditation

LIFE Yoga, 7AM

An intro course from Zen teacher Thich Thien Tri

 

Book Signing: Robert Wagner

Adler's New Orleans, 11AM

Hollywood legend signs copies of 'I Loved Her in the Movies'

 

New Creations Brass Band

B.M.C., 11am

Local Brass Band brings a mix of standards and new creations

 

Bourbon Festival

Marriot Convention Center, 6:30PM

Day one of the inaugural Bourbon Fest

 

DumbSmart Industries Showcase

The Broad Theater, 7PM

Short film showcase 

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 7:30PM

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen 

 

Matisyahu

House of Blues, 8PM

Hebrew hip hop

 

Varla Jean Merman Sings? 

Cafe Istanbul, 8PM

Preview of Merman's new show "Bad Heroine!" 

 

Flogging Molly

Joy Theater, 8:30PM

Celtic punk, feat. Skinny Lister

 

Edwardian Ball Circus Soirée

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Artist mixer before Saturday's Edwardian Ball

 

Kanye's Universe

Maple Leaf Bar, 10PM

Chapter Soul hosts a Kanye West dance party

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

All-British dance party

 

Relapse 80s/90s Dance Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Party like it's 1999

SAMEDI

March 25th

Brunch Fest

Crescent Park, 10AM

Eat to benefit LA/SPCA

 

Princess, Ponies & Superheroes 

Fair Grounds, 12PM

Family day at the grounds

 

Tank and the Bangas

The Yum Yum, 6PM

NPR faves come home from tour

 

Movie Screening: But I'm a Cheerleader

St. Mark's Church, 6PM

Caravan Cinema screens this Natasha Lyonne comedy

 

Charlie Wilson

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

Feat. Fantasia and Johnny Gill

 

Chris Rock

The Saenger Theatre, 7PM

Comedy superstar brings his "Total Blackout" tour to NOLA

 

Biz Markie

House of Blues, 7PM

80s vs. 90s - decades collide

 

Fleur de Tease

One Eyed Jack's, 8PM

FdT stages "Alice in Wonderland" 

 

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

The Howlin' Wolf, 8PM

NOLA's underground art show, plus free pancakes

 

The Rock and Roll Extravaganza

The Willow, 9PM

Masquerade ball with live music

 

Mod Dance Party

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Sweat to the oldies with DJ Matty

 

Daria & The Hip Drips

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Free show to move and groove

DIMANCHE

March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

Red

Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Ali-Spinks in da Dome (Video)


On Friday (6.03), America and the boxing community lost a great. Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74 years-old according to a family spokesperson. Ali was a man who suffered several setbacks, but always pulled himself off the canvas and rose to higher heights—like the City of New Orleans. On September 15, 1978, Ali traveled to NOLA to defeat Leon Spinks and win the WBA Heavyweight belt for the third time.


Hart Attacks (Video)


LSU football might have Tim McGraw as an outspoken celebrity fan, but LSU track has comedian Kevin Hart. Hart stopped by the team’s practice last week and even raced two time All-American sprinter for the cameras.


Friday Morning Auto Theft (Video)


Friday (3.04) morning, video from Project NOLA captured footage showing a man stealing a minivan from a driveways on the 2400 block of Columbus Street. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is seeking public assistance finding the suspect.


"I'm Talking to You Son"

Clay Higgins a.k.a. Cajun John Wayne Resigns



St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers’ viral video star Clay Higgins resigned from his job as a Sheriff’s Captain on Monday (2.29) according to KATC. He announced the move in a typically melodramatic presser on the steps of the Parish Courthouse following criticism from the ACLU following ACLU criticism about his most recent video.


Elevator Music


The Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Grammy night second line with Trombone Shorty and Dave Growl quickly became local legend. Now, there is a some lagniappe footage of the musicians jamming in the elevator before making their triumphant entrance into the Staple Center.


Dee-1 Cruises in "Mae Back"


NOLA hip-hop artist Dee-1 has been on the cusp of fame for several years. Now, the rapper is finally receiving some national attention for a viral video—about student loans. His one week old single “Sallie May Back” is drawing critical accolades not to mention lots of clicks.


Trump Swings in the Red Stick


The antiestablishment refrains were there also. “Politicians are all talk and no actions. These politicians — the blood suckers, I call them the blood suckers — we’ve got to get rid of them.”


Suspects ID'd in East Mugging


On Monday (2.01), a man was muggers in the East. After a week of investigations, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) released photos of the suspects and asked the public’s help in tracking them down.


Fred Armisen's "Louisiana Accent" (Video)


SNL allum Fred Armisen reunited with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (1.19) evening’s episode of The Tonight Show. During the segment, Armisen, a self described “expert at accents,” offered his take on the Louisiana accent. If you are defensive about local culture, you might want to close this window now.


NOPD Hunt Quarter Garage Muggers


On New Year’s Eve (12.31), a woman was robbed in a French Quarter parking garage according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). Police now say they have visuals on a pair of suspects.


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