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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

Today in NOLA: 5.24.16


A$AP Ferg is dishing out some hot beats at the Joy tonight while the World War II museum is offering more educational extracurriculars. Plus, a trio of local stars are playing out. On this day in 1999, Britney Spears’ debut album ‘Baby One More Time’ was certified four times platinum. Now, more to do this Sunday.


Today in NOLA: 12.3.14


Today in 2005, the National World War II Museum re-opened post Katrina. The WWII Museum’s charming vocal trio takes a turn busting out 40s era musical classics at 11:45a.m. to ring in the holidays.  Tonight Common performs at the Howlin’ Wolf. Big Sam’s Funky Nation is at the Maple Leaf, and Leah Rucker sings at Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar.


LPO, John Goodman Join Forces for Veterans Day at WWII Museum


by Joe Shriner

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has partnered up with the National WWII Museum, presenting a Veterans Day evening concert recognizing and celebrating those whom have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Conducted by James Paul, the LPO is performing famous works by American composers and presenting a new piece that pays tribute to Americans both currently and formerly serving in the military.


NOPD: Mystery Device Near WWII Museum was Fireworks


The mystery device found Wednesday night near the World War II museum was designed for an explosion, but not the kind that the bomb squad is designed to protect against, according to NOPD.  According to spokesman officer Garry Flot, the device that shut down the streets in the area is supposed to produce a pyrotechnic display


GE Gives WWII Museum New Teaching Tools


Visitors of all ages love the World War II Museum's fighter jets and simulators, but for many local kids, the life-sized machines are more than just really big toys. GE employees, military, Medal of Honor recipient General Jim Livingston, and Sci Academy students gathered under the Boeing airplanes of the World War II Museum this morning to demonstrate the new educational tools developed from the GE Foundation’s $750,000 donation.


Today's Events 8.12.12


 

This Sunday, put on your beret and check out the French Film Festival at the Prytania, then catch some more French-inspired music with Bruce Daigrepont’s Fais Do Do at Tip’s. Later on, Eletronica fans can make a stop at One Eyed Jack’s for “The Drive Tour,” and bass heads can worship at the Dragon’s Den for Bass Church. Today in our state’s history, Professor Longhair’s single “Bald Head,” entered the R&B charts in 1950, and the late R&B singer Percy Mayfield was born in Minden, Louisiana.


Sworn on the 4th of July

Independence Day Brings Citizenship to 50 at the World War II Museum



For many festive Americans, Independence Day means patriotic bandanas, backyard barbeques, and recreational explosives. However, for a handful of New Orleanians, July 4 will take on a very personal meaning as their first day as United States citizens.


Independence Day in New Orleans


Today is Fourth of July! Celebrations at the National WWII Museum, the French Market and Riverwalk, Pontchartrain Park, Algiers Ferry Dock, Bayou St. John, and Mandeville. On this day in history, blues pianist Champion Jack Dupree was born in New Orleans (1910), trumpeter Shamarr Allen was born in New Orleans (1980), and our nation was born (1776).


Today in New Orleans: 6.6.12


Today, one free Wednesday concert series ends as another begins, hear guitar masters at the Old U.S. Mint, and send off Jean-Eric at their last show in New Orleans tonight at Siberia. On this day in Louisiana history, the first slaves arrived in Louisiana (1716), Jean Lafitte’s brother, Pierre, was arrested and accused of piracy by order of Gov. WCC Claiborne (1814), Dillard University was chartered in New Orleans (1869). Now, here's more about today's offerings:


Real Band of Brothers Lands at WWII Museum


Art imitates Life. However, sometimes, Life is much more important. Today, castmembers from HBO's Band of Brothers and The Pacific will be joined at World War II Museum by the actual veterans portrayed in the miniseries. Beginning at 4:00 PM, members of Easy Company and their counterparts from the Pacific Theater will field questions and chat with actors and patrons alike. The evening will also feature the premier of A Celebration of Heroes, a Spielberg film about all veterans.


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