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Vendredi

December 19th

WWOZ 34 Birthday Party

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, DJ Soul Sister

 

Kermit Ruffins Big 50th Bash

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Celebrate Kermit’s birthday w/ The Barbeque Swingers, Nayo Jones and Neisha Ruffins Band

 

Bounce Holiday Edition

Republic, 10p.mm.

Big Freedia, DJ Jubilee, Walt Wiggady and more! $5

 

Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas

Mid-City Theater, 8p.m.

A holiday play complete with speed dating and snuggies

 

Kool and the Gang, Cheap Trick

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Music with legends to kick off 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

 

Shotgun Cinema Turns One

Freeport Auditorium at the CAC, 7p.m.

Screenings of Night Moves & Monsieur Hulot's Holiday; $7 each

 

Samedi

December 20th

Little Maker presents Last Waltz

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

A tribute to The Last Waltz - Part II

 

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

The world of Portlandia blazes down South

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker

 

Irvin Mayfield’s Birthday Celebration

Royal Sonesta, 8p.m.

Trumpet Mafia, Jonathan Batiste & Special Guests

 

Pine Leaf Boys

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Local grammy nominees take the stage

 

Dimanche

December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker (final show)

 

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall, 2:30p.m.

Holday jams with Lars Edegran and Big Al Carson

 

Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

Today in NOLA: 8.20.14


Mississippi Rail Company play the Algiers Ferry Dock for Wednesdays at the Point this evening, and Helen Gillet appears solo at Gasa Gasa tonight. Film buffs turn out for the CAC’s screening of director Chuck Workman’s documentary What Is Cinema? Plus, six new plays in sixty minutes, a trip to Senegal, and Louisiana’s history in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. See all the details for Wednesday night:


Today in NOLA: 8.13.14


Arthouse pop-up Shotgun Cinema returns tonight, with a screening of Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus at the Marigny Opera House. The House of Blues is full of star power, with hip-hop soul diva Keyshia Cole downstairs and Texas singer-songwriter Jolie Holland upstairs. Plus, Wednesdays on the Point returns to Algiers. Keep reading for more film and music picks tonight:


Today in NOLA: 7.30.31


Chill out in Algiers tonight at Wednesdays on the Point with Bag of Donuts, the local cover band known for their outrageous costumes and KISS-style face paint. Plus, hardcore punk on Freret Street. On this day in 1812, William C. C. Claiborne became the first elected governor of Louisiana. Claiborne Avenue is named for him, as are Claiborne Counties in Mississippi and Tennessee. More events for Hump Day:


Today in New Orleans 7.17.13


Today, Tales of the Cocktail officially begins. On Algiers Point, Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys are closing out a weekly music series. Former Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant is playing the Mahalia Jackson. On this day in 1795, New Orleans’ first Bishop, Don Louis Cardenas, arrived in the city. Now, more hump day happenings.


Today in New Orleans 7.10.13


This Wednesday, head to Algiers Point for some free, live music. At the Mahalia Jackson, see UMOJA: the Spirit of Togetherness. On this day in 1974, Governor Edwin Edwards signed a bill that changed Grambling College to Grambling State University. Now, more hump day happenings.


Today in New Orleans 6.26.13


Today at Algiers Point, the New Orleans Suspects are taking to the stage. Uptown on Freret, an army of food trucks is posting up near Dat Dog. On this day in 1805, former Vice President of the U.S., Aaron Burr, arrived in New Orleans. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Today in New Orleans 6.19.13


The legendary Pat Benatar is performing at House of Blues, Bassik is on St. Claude, and there’s some Latin funk and jazz at Algiers Point. 60 Juneteenths ago, African-Americans in Baton Rouge began the nation’s first public bus boycott of the Civil Rights movement. Now, more to do this Wednesday.  


Today in New Orleans 6.12.13


Today, enjoy funk, indie, R&B, and more at Algiers Point! Mardi Gras Indian music is at the Howlin’ Wolf, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington is playing his weekly gig. On this day in 2011, Lil Wayne was featured on an episode of MTV Unplugged, making him the fourth rapper to ever appear on the show. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Today in New Orleans 5.29.13


As one “Wednesdays at the…” series ends, another begins. Close out Lafayette Square’s weekly concert series with Irvin Mayfield and Kermit Ruffins. Algiers Point is hosting Brass-A-Holics and the Lagniappe Brass Band to jumpstart their season. On this day in 1948, The Desire Streetcars stopped running. Now, more hump day happenings.


Today's Events: 7/13/11


July 13th, when Henry R. Schoolcraft discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1832), when the Battle of Bayou La Fourche took place in Louisiana (1863), when Guglielmo Marconi patented the radio (1898), when the draft law was passed (1923), when Frank Sinatra made his recording debut (1939), and when the first atom bomb exploded in New Mexico (1945). It’s Harrison Ford (1942) and Cameron Crowe’s (1957) birthdays, and American photographer Alfred Stieglitz’s death (1946). So hang on the river, go to Bayou La Fourche, listen to OZ, TUL, and WNO, watch Titanic (or better yet Fast Times at Ridgemont High), or ignore history with the following alternatives:


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