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MARDI

March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 

Closed Quarter: Mardi Gras Traffic Restrictions


Driving during Carnival is a bad idea. Driving in the Quarter during Carnival is virtually impossible. Beginning at 6:00p.m. today (2.13), the City will enact the annual lockdown of the Vieux Carre.


Patois' Reef Mixes a Modified Vieux Carre (Video)


Uptown eatery Patois (6708 Laurel St.) recently launched a new late-nite Sinatra-esque lounge. With the exacting standards of the Chairman of the Board staring down at them with piercing blue eyes, the establishment raised the bar on their already excellent bar program. General Manager Lorenzo Reef taught NoDef a trick or two about mixing a modified Vieux Carre.


DUCK You! Operators, Businesses, Residents Spar Over Tourism


Tuesday morning's City Transportation Council on permit regulations was no duck soup. At the Circus, tour operators proposing amphibious "Duck" rides based on the Toulouse St. Wharf verbally sparred with residential and business opponents. The usual issues including proposed routes, traffic impacts, and noise pollution evoked the usual impassioned debate. Additionally, the Duck Boat's unique nature allowed for a few extra shots from the blind; the vehicles were characterized as both amusement park rides on one side, and death traps on the other.


A Company Man

Newly Edited Memoir of 18th Century Clerk Offers Rare Peek Into Historic New Orleans



In 1730, Marc-Antoine Caillot arrived in New Orleans to record his observations about Louisiana, or 'New France,' as he knew it. In 'A Company Man,' modern Crescent City residents get a peek into their hometown in the 18th Century and see that much of the lure of 18th Century New Orleans persists into the 21st.


Vintage Parade: Krewe of Cork Marches in FQ Today


by Sarah Esenwein

Today Grand Marshall Jean Charles Boisset will expertly saber a champagne bottle (lobbing the top off with a large sword) at the Court of Two Sisters.  This will christen the kick-off of Krewe of Cork’s (Lucky) thirteenth year.  You will see them winding through the French Quarter, clad in their signature purple and gold wine-themed costumes, tossing trademark throws and swilling the nectar of the Gods.  Being a walking parade is a very special quality to the founder, Patrick von Hoorsbeek as “Connecting with the people is most important.”


Car-nival: NOPD Releases Passes for Vieux Carre Residents Wednesday


Carnival is a mixed bag for New Orleanians, especially those who live in the thick of the crowds. Unless they’re driving an ice truck, residents and business owners along the route actually need to get police-issued passes to access their own homes by car. The time for French Quarter residents to pick up their passes is tomorrow, at the 8th District Police Station.


Good Mourning: No Sashay at Hermann Grima House's Funeral Tour


Normally, our funerals are all brass and bombast. But, once upon the 1800s, things were a bit more somber. As All Hallows Eve approaches, the Vieux Carre's historic Hermann Grima House take us back to those times by dressing up the historic chateau for a funeral. This Friday, just in time for Halloween, the House features a special tour that lets the death-eater-uppers among us commune with the last rites of yore. Sure, there will be shrouds and mourning china. But what would a funeral tour be without jewelry made from the hair of the deceased, and a full rundown of a seance? The fun starts at 6. Ticket info here.


No Security

Quarter Rejects New Tax



Consider those visions of swat teams jumping out of St. Louis Cathedral turrets squelched. For now, the French Quarter will not be a security district.

Vieux Carre residents vanquished a plan Saturday that would've enlisted a private company to provide increased security in the historic neighborhood.


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