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October 6th


Mardi Gras World, 8p.m.

Latch, Help Me Lose My Mind musicians



Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Flick about child assassins


Night Bus to the Afterlife

Columns Hotel, 7p.m.

Mortality and the Gulf South


Tommy Malone

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Nola native guitarist


Open Ears Music Series

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

This week ft. WATIV


October 7th


Champions Square, 8p.m.

English indie rock band


George Ezra

The Civic, 7:30p.m.

Also ft. Andrew Duhon


Brand New

UNO Lakefront Arena, 7:30p.m.

Alt-rock band from Long Island


Screwtape Letters

The Saenger, 8p.m.

Theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ novel


South Toward Home

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Travels in Southern Literature


October 8th

ASAP Rocky

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Harlem rapper come to NOLA



The Civic, 8p.m.

Swedish heavy metal band


Twin Shadow

Republic, 8p.m.

Dominican-American musician


Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. King Edward


Creole Son

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Account of Edgar Degas in Nola


October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

Wednesday at the Square (Photos)

Photos by Andres Delmonte

The popular Wednesdays at the Square free concerts are nearing an end, but locals are savoring the series while it lasts. Yesterday (6.04), crowds turned out to check out badass bass George Porter and his Runnin' Pardners along with openers the Pocket Aces Brass Band. Andres Delmonte was on hand to capture all of the action.

Today in NOLA: 5.13.15

The weather is beautiful. So, get your blankets ready for some funk at Wednesday at the Square. If you’re looking for something harder, head uptown for Indonesian Grind “assault” Core or take the trip to Frenchmen for some more traditional NOLA music. On this day in 1938, Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded “When the Saints Go Marching In,” in New York. Now, more to do this Wednesday.

Today in NOLA: 3.11.15

Although the first Wednesday at the Square of the season has been cancelled due to rain, there's still some things going on tonight, that is if you can stand the gloomy weather. Meschiya Lake and Tom McDermott hold down their regular gig in Mid City. The Treme Brass Band can be found at home in the Candlelight. A gumbo cook-off sizzles at the Royal Sonesta. On this day in 1861, delegates from South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas adopted the constitution of the confederacy. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in New Orleans 10.09.13

Hump day is bringing music from local funk, to indie rock from near and far. Locals can take advantage of this weather, perhaps with a show at Lafayette Square or some late-season sunbathing at the Country Club. On today’s date in 1930, Louis Armstrong and His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra recorded “Body and Soul” for the Okeh label in Los Angeles. Now, more to do this Wednesday:

Today in New Orleans 9.25.13

Today, Lafayette Square welcomes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue for a free, outdoor show in the rising star's hometown. Later on in the Quarter, local indie/folk act Hurray for the Riff Raff is playing One Eyed Jacks. Happy Birthday to Lafayette Creole music star Cedric Watson, born on this day in 1983. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Today in New Orleans 4.17.13

Tonight, Wednesday at the Square welcomes the Revivalists! Million Dollar Quartet at the Mahalia Jackson, and an artist mashup on Elysian Fields. On this day in 1972, New Orleans lost a great bandleader and clarinetist, Tony Parenti. Now, more to do this hump day. 

Today in New Orleans 3.27.13

Tonight, head to Lafayette Square for a free concert from Ms. Marcia Ball. On Elysian Fields, enjoy peformances and a panel discussion with Trixie Minx, Nanette Ladet, and more. On this day in 1934, Rev. Gerald Smith delivered a speech to Sulphur’s “Share Our Wealth” Club. Now, more to do this chilly Wednesday. 

Today in New Orleans 3.20.13

Tonight, see Col. Bruce Hampton for free at Wednesdays at the Square. Check out some Americana at Tipitina’s, noise music on St. Claude, and more. On this day in 1839, Shreveport was designated as a city. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Wednesdays at the Square Returns

by Brad Rhines

Daylight Savings Time means an extra of hour of sunshine, which leaves many folks around town wondering how best to spend it.  If it’s Wednesday, your best bet is probably “Wednesdays at the Square,” the weekly concert series sponsored by the Young Leadership Council that starts today.

Today's Events: 3.14.12

Today, Wednesday at the Square returns to the CBD, The Lion King opens at Mahalia Jackson Theatre and Art in Bloom sprouts up at NOMA. On this day, a mob lynched 11 Italians charged with the murder of police chief David Hennessy (1891), and Buddy Guy was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (2005). Now back to today:

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