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Vendredi

July 21st

Friday Pop Up

Drifter Hotel, 1PM

By Lucille’s Roti Shop

 

Louisiana Sportsman Show

Superdome, 3PM

Back in NOLA after 12 years

 

Dinner and a ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Moana

 

Summer Nerd Movie Nights

Tubby & Coo’s, 7PM

A showing of The Neverending Story

 

John Waters Film Festival

NOMA, 7PM

A showing of Pink Flamingos

 

Leonardo Hernandez Trio

Casa Borrega, 7PM

Great food, great music

 

Comedy F#@k Yeah

The Dragon’s Den, 8PM

Ft. Shane Torres

 

New Rebel Family

House of Blues, 8PM

Ft. AYO, The Other LA, Akadia, and Ventruss

 

Mia Borders Trio

Foundation Room, 9:30PM

Open to the public

 

Alligator ChompChomp

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Crunchin’ on those notes

 

Foundation Free Fridays

Tips, 10PM

Ft. Walter “Wolfman” Washington + The Fortifiers

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 11PM

Ft. Mikel Douglas + Dozal

SAMEDI

July 22nd

Ice Cream Social

Longue Vue, 10AM

Plus adoptable pets from the SPCA

 

Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Grow your own food

 

National Hot Dog Day

Dat Dog, 3PM

Raffles, ice cream and more

 

Cocktails and Queens

Piscobar, 6PM

A queer industry dance party

 

Immersive Sound Bath

Nola Yoga Loft, 7PM

Soothing 3D Soundscapes

 

Paul Mooney

Jazz Market, 8PM

Also ft. music by Caren Green

 

New Orleans Beatles Festival

House of Blues, 8PM

Come together, right now

 

Christmas in July

The Willow, 8PM

Ugly sweaters and peppermint shots

 

HOUxNOLA

Three Keys, 9PM

With Coolasty ft. Jack Freeman and more

 

Particle Devotion

Banks St Bar, 9PM

Ft. Paper Bison +  Tranche

 

Cesar Comanche

Art Klub, 9:30PM

Ft. Ghost Dog, Knox Ketchum and more

 

Gimme A Reason

Poor Boy’s Bar, 10PM

Ft. Savile and local support

 

Techno Club

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Eria Lauren, Otto

 

DIMANCHE

July 23rd

From Here to Eternity

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

The 1953 classic

 

Eight Flavors

Longue Vue, 12PM

Sarah Lohman will discuss her new book

 

Book Swap

Church Alley Coffee Bar, 12PM

Bring books, get books

 

Urban Composting

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about easy composting

 

Brave New World Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 2PM

Open to all

 

Gentleman Loser

The Drifter Hotel, 3PM

A classic poolside rager

 

Mixology 101

Carrolton Market

With Dusty Mars

 

Freret Street Block Party

Freret St, 5PM

A celebratory bar crawl

 

Mushroom Head

Southport Music Hall, 6PM

+ Hail Sagan and American Grim

 

Glen David Andrews

Little Gem Saloon, 8PM

Get trombone’d by the greatest

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

The Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Brass music for a new era

 

Church*

The Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Ft. KTRL, Unicorn Fukr, RMonic


Above the Cut

NoDef’s Rundown of New Orleans Fashion Week



New Orleans Fashion Week (NOFW) returns for its seventh season this week, bringing the most cutting-edge designers, retailers, models, photographers, and stylists from across the gulf region to New Orleans. Running March 18-24, the weeklong celebration will feature over 50 runway shows, a variety of fashion-focused panel discussions, and of course, more than a few glittering parties. 

 

The official NOFW kick off party will take place Saturday (3.18) at the W Hotel in the French Quarter. Partygoers can mingle with models and designers as they celebrate the most fashionable week of the year with cocktails and dancing. 

 

The W Hotel will also play host to the special fashion edition the global speaker series WHAT SHE SAID. NOFW Founder and Creative Director Tracee Dundas will moderate a ladies-only panel discussion from fashion professionals and influencers like boutique owner Hattie Moll, actress and film producer Shanna Forrestall, and jewelry designer Reagan Charleston. Attendees will also enjoy a cocktail reception with light snacks and shopping, as well as a musical performance by Robin Barnes. 

 

Wednesday (3.22) will see the Top Design Competition take place at the Civic Theatre. Designers Brittany Henderson, Itchel Spears, Jamie Rogers, Jane Elizabeth Gressaffa, Kiyada Upshaw, Mary Virginia Ayres, Mimi Holaday, Sakeenah Ashiru, Victoria Cleveland, Viviana de la Rosa, and Victoria Henley will compete for the Top Designer title. 

 

Local children will also get a chance to strut around in the latest fashions on Sunday's (3.19) Kids Runway Day, with proceeds from the event benefiting the Louisiana SPCA. 

 

Check out the full schedule of Fashion Week events below. 

 

Saturday (3.18)

Retail Therapy Day, Various Boutiques 

Official Kick Off Party, W Hotel French Quarter, 7PM-9PM

 

Sunday (3.19)

Kids Runway Day, Fulton Street Square, 2PM-5PM

 

Monday (3.20)

Up-Close + Personal with Designer Pedram Couture, Swizzle Bar and Cafe Adelaide, 7PM-9PM

 

Tuesday (3.21)

WHAT SHE SAID, W Hotel French Quarter, 5PM-7PM

 

Wednesday (3.22)

Top Design Competition, Civic Theatre

After Party

 

Thursday (3.23)

Runway Shows, Civic Theatre

After Party

 

Friday (3.24)

Career Day, Lakeside Mall, 7:45AM-4PM

Runway Shows, Civic Theatre

Wrap Party

 

More information on New Orleans Fashion Week can be found at NOFW’s website

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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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