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Defender Picks



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

City Putt (PHOTOS)

City Park Set to Cut Ribbon on New Miniature Golf Course

For almost a year, City Park patrons have been watching the construction site across from Storyland and waiting with eager anticipation for the opening of the park’s newest attraction, a miniature golf course. 


Their wait is now coming to an end as the two course, 36-hole and 100% ADA accessible ‘City Putt’ is now ready to open its gates on May 24th, just in time for the long Memorial Day weekend.


“This is a very exciting course, it’s definitely not your parents put-putt,” said John Hopper, City Park’s Chief Development Officer.


The two courses are 18-holes each and carry two distinct themes, one focused on cultural themes from the state of Louisiana and one on New Orleans, featuring the iconic streets and city staples.  The grounds and greens will feature lots of landscaping, flowing water and water features (or hazards if you will on some holes.)  Holes bear names of New Orleans streets and Louisiana landmarks, displayed in traditional New Orleans street tile and as Hopper explains; “We snuck a little learning in along the way…like you can find out exactly how Magazine Street got its name.”


The courses themselves are said to be challenging and fun, suitable for the full skills scope of putt-putters, from amateur to professional (yes, there are actually mini-golf leagues out there).  There are clever tricks and different approaches to each hole; one hole in particular will whisk your ball down stream if you happen to hit it off course, so keep an eye out for those water hazards.


This year-round putt-putt playland will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am to 10pm, with last call for rentals at 9pm.  Admission is a wallet-friendly adult price of $8 bucks and kids for $6 for one course, with an option to do both for $4 more.  The City Putt Clubhouse features two party rooms for birthdays and corporate events, and Hopper says the phones are already ringing with reservations.


“My guess is that this is going to be a very popular attraction, it’s the only course in town and a great place for parties and I also see a lot of dates taking place here.  Many memories will be cemented at City Putt,” said Hopper.


For the official ribbon-cutting, head over to City Park on May 24th at 10am for free popcorn and Arnold Palmers and be one of the first to grace the greens on City Putt’s inaugural day.  For more information, visit the City Park website at


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