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Today in NOLA: 2.05.16

Parades Hermes, Krewe D'Etat, and Morpheus ride Uptown, with an underground Krewe of Oak to pub crawl along Oak Street. Music is abundant this evening. Locals will love Morning 40 at Tips. The Krewe de Lune Space Ball takes flight at The Carver Theater, and more! On this day in 1883, the first train service to travel from New Orleans to California departed. Now, more info on Carnival musings tonight.  

Today in NOLA: 6.14.15

There is still festin' at the French Market. In Omaha, LSU is playing in the College World Series. In NOLA, Strays is playing downtown and Micah McKee is playing his regular gig at Circle Bar. Happy Birthday to keyboardist Gerald Dural, born on June 14, 1957, in Lafayette, La. Dural is the brother of Buckwheat Zydeco. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

Today in NOLA: 5.09.15

The Music Box is wrapping up in City Park tonight, a classic play is opening downtown, and a crazy dinner party is coming to an undisclosed location. Over in City Park, soccer season is starting. On this day in 1944, country singer and former Governor Jimmie Davis, who wrote “You Are My Sunshine,” took office for his first term as governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Today in NOLA: 4.03.15

Tonight, catch some very unorthodox music from Mike Dillon or a classic comedy at Le Petit. If you just want to rock out, there's GnR tribute show at HOB. On this day in 1949, Edwin Edwards married his first wife, Elaine Schwartzenburg Now, more to do Friday.

Today in NOLA: 3.22.15

Today, Sal Perricone is reading a novel instead of online comments. Micah McKee is keeping it lively at Circle Bar and Tip's is hosting a fais do-do. On this day in 1967, local businessman Clay Shaw was indicted for conspiracy in relation to the attempted assassination of J.F.K.. Now, more to do this Sunday.

Today In NOLA: 1.05.15

The holiday has passed and Carnival does not kick off for another day. So, tonight is a good time to take in some music. Steve Masakowski leads a cajun throw down and Jon Cleary throws down like he always does. Little Freddie King plays his regular gig in the Bywater. On this day in 1987, “Pistol Pete” Maravich was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Now, basketball and more to do tonight.

Make a Joyous Noise

New Year's Music Rundown

Many New Orleanians were so caught up in the holiday season that they did not even consider what to do on New Year’s Eve. For those undecided, NOLA has lots of music to offer. NoDef’s crack Listings Editor, Ashley Rouen, put together a roundup of all the show’s to usher in the year 2015 with.

Today in NOLA: 12.12.14

NOLA nightlife continues to heat up as the temperatures drop. Tonight, Dave Chapelle continues his return to comedy while AcroCats provide a different type of laughs. Hometown favorites Quintron and Ms. Pussycat are staging their unique show in the Marigny and women are arm wrestling in the Quarter. On this day in 1818, engineer and army officer Paul Hebert was born in Iberville Parish. Now, more to do this Thursday.   

Pilgrims' Progress

NOLA's Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Events

Thanksgiving is a day devoted to delicious food and indulgence – and also being thankful and stuff. And no one does food quite like NOLA, while everywhere else in the world people eat to live, we proudly live to eat. However, there is much more to the day. So, NoDef has compiled a list of all the holiday's highlights.

Today in NOLA: 11.04.14

It’s Election Day. After hitting the polls, there’s plenty to do. The Pelicans are playing their old namesake. A farmers market is open for those looking to make groceries. And, a NOLA favorite is playing on Frenchmen. Today in 1992, Professor Longhair was one of the inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, more to do 16 years later.

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