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Samedi

April 19th

Booksigning with Arita Bohannan

Gallery Burguieres (7 p.m.)

Author reads and signs copies of crime drama ‘Docket 76’  

 

Crescent City Classic

Loyola Ave. and Poydras (8 a.m.)

Annual 10k Ends near City Park 

 

Easter Keg Hunt

NOLA Brewing (1 p.m.)

?Scavenger hunt beginning at the taproom, to benefit Gulf Restoration Network 

 

Gaynielle Neville

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

CD Release Party  

 

Mystikal

Howlin’ Wolf (9:30 p.m.)

Plus YMCMB Flow, G Unit’s Kidd Kidd, 5th Ward Weebie, and 3D Natee

 

SwampGrease feat. Nigel Hall & Terence Higgins 

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Andrew Block, Eric Vogel, Erica Falls, Kendrick Marshall, plus John Lisi and Delta Funk

 

Shoebox Lounge

Shadowbox Theatre (8 p.m.)

Shoes, booze, and prostitutes

 

Earth Day Fest

Armstrong Park (10 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Green Business Expo, music, and more from La. Bucket Brigade 

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.- 3 a.m.)

Rare grooves from the '70's every Saturday 

 

Corey Henry's Treme Funktet

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Local trombonist and his band play traditional NOLA music, from blues, to jazz, to gospel 

 

Dimanche

April 20th

Gay Easter Parade

Armstrong Park (4:30 p.m.)

Official Gay Easter parade rolls through the French Quarter

 

Goodchildren Easter Parade

Press & St. Claude (1:30 p.m.)

The Social Aide & Pleasure Club throws their annual parade through the Bywater

 

Todd Snider 

Tipitina’s (7:30 p.m.)

Folk-rock and Americana 

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

Krown, Batiste, and Washington every Sunday 

 

French Quarter Easter Parade

Canal & Bourbon St. (1 p.m.)

Chris Owens leads the charge            

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf- The Den (10 p.m.)

Premiere NOLA brass with hip-hop, R&B and more 


Easter Sunday Second Line with the Pigeon Town Steppers


The French Quarter isn't the only place that will be steppin' out in its Easter finest on Sunday. Uptown starts its own party at 1 p.m. at the famed Maple Leaf Bar, when the Original Pigeon Town Steppers Social Aide and Pleasure Club will be coming out for their annual Easter Sunday second line. Click through to view the route:

 

Founded in 1994, the Club has grown into a highlight of the second line calendar. This year's theme is "All Eyes on Me," with Erroll Jerome and April Lewis reigning as King and Queen. Here's their celebratory path:

 

START: Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak St.) Continue down Oak St. to General Ogden St. Turn right on General Ogden to Willow St.

 

STOP: Walter's Lounge. Continue down Willow to Carrollton Ave. Left on Carrollton to Birch St. Right on Birch to Adam St. Left on Adam to Hickory St.

 

STOP: Adam St. Development Center. Continue down Hickory St. to Broadway St. Turn right on Broadway to Fig St.

 

STOP: Broadway Lounge. (Toast King & Queen). Continue down Broadway to Walmsley Ave. Right on Walmsley to Carrollton. Left on Carrollton to Apple St. Right on Apple to Monroe.

 

STOP: E&C Lounge. Continue down Monroe St. to Nelson St. Turn left on Nelson to Leondias St. Turn right on Leondias to Cohn St. Left on Cohn to Joliet St. Left on Jolie to Spruce St.

 

STOP: Blue Flame Lounge. Continue down Spruce St. to Eagle St.

 

STOP: Sista Sista Bar & Lounge. Continue down Eagle St. to Hickory St. Turn left on Hickory to Monroe St. Right on Monroe to Birch St.

 

DISBAND: Circoc Bar, Monroe and Birch St.




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