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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

Women Wanted for Wally World Wrongs


Wally World has undergone a local drop in popularity since the halcyon days of Mr. Ghetto’s 2011 hit. Now, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are searching for two women accused of putting money in their pockets instead of groceries in their basket.


SWAT Roll at Gentilly Wally World


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) SWAT team paid an early morning visit to the Gentilly Wal Mart (4301 Chef Menteur Highway). The tac unit was not at Wally World to make groceries, but rather they were dispatched to deal with a gunman


Suspect's $1,800 Shop(lifting) Spree at Wally World


One man took a trip to Wally World, loaded up his basket with 1800 dollars worth of electronics, and then bypassed the register. The New Orleans Police Department are now on the search for thief.


Crime Bits: Wally World Holdup, Low Speed Chase, & Shooting Suspects


A basket-basket-basket wasn't enough for one man at Wally World. On Bullard, detectives are busy investigating an armed robbery at the Walmart. NOPD have identified a pair of suspects in a Curran Boulevard shooting. In a third incident, three felons are back behind bars after a low speed car chase.


Westbank Crime Update


NOPD's busy weekend was not confined to the East Bank. Across the river, the police investigated two robberies and made one arrest. Plus, a mysterious car demanded weed from strangers and responded poorly to rejection. Read on after the jump for details.


Two Women Missing


Christmas is a day for most families to gather with their loved ones, but today, two New Orleans families are searching for missing members. The NOPD is seeking in help in locating two missing women: Erica Simone and Latrice Morgan.


City Breaks Ground on Gentilly Walmart


It doesn’t look like much now, but this shell of a strip mall will soon be filled with everything from furniture to $3 wine. The city broke ground on Gentilly’s new Walmart today, coming to the blighted Gentilly Woods Shopping Center at 4301 Chef Menteur Highway. 


Nationwide Walmart Protests Pop Up in LA


Former Walmart associates, supporters, labor groups, and other community members came together Tuesday afternoon on the steps of the Louisiana State Capital Building to air their grievances. The coalition is demanding that the world’s largest retailer reinstate sixty workers it fired in July. 


Wally World to Add Retail, 300 Jobs in New Orleans East


The groundbreaking ceremony of a new Walmart in eastern New Orleans on Monday began with a prayer. The construction marks a milestone in the community’s rebuilding: The superstore has been absent from the area since Hurricane Katrina and the Federal Flood, which closed a location at 6901 Bundy Road.


Black Friday Walmart Protest Seeks to Expose Real Wally World


by M.D. Dupuy

It didn’t seem much like Black Friday at Wal Mart on Tchoupitoulas this afternoon. Customers had their choice of parking spaces, lines were one and two deep, and no one was scrambling for the last discounted TV or kitchen appliance. “Black Friday,” actually began Thanksgiving night at 8pm, and not everyone was happy about the extended bargains. Beginning at 11am, approximately 40 people stood in solidarity with Walmart employees, demanding fairer practices and scheduling.


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