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June 26th

Pizza For Pitbulls

Reginelli’s, 11AM

Eat pizza to help dogs, really. Benefitting the Love A Pitbull Foundation


Justin Molaison

Chickie Wah Wah, 5:30PM

Happy hour tunes


Let’s Get Quizzical

Port Orleans Brewing Co., 6:30PM

Food, drinks, trivia


Salves + Infused Oils Workshop

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Last class of the Heart of Herbal Medicine Series 


Choral Festival

St. Louis Cathedral, 7:30PM

Presented by the N.O. Children’s Choir


Breathe LOVE Yoga

Revolution Fitness, 7:30PM

Hatha Yoga Basics


Little Tybee + Cliff Hines + Friends

Hi Ho, 8PM

Elements of folk, jazz, psych, and bossa


Mondays with Tasche

Mags, 8PM

Vintage soul and modern blues


Charlie Gabriel & Friends

Preservation Hall, 8PM

Joined by Taslimah P. Bey, Djallo Djakate, Marion Hayden


A Motown Monday

Circle Bar, 9:30PM

With DJ Shane Love


Monday Music Therapy

Lucky’s, 10PM

With CSE & Natasha Sanchez



June 27th

Movie Screening

Broad Theater, 5:30PM

An intimate screening of America Divided


Book Signing

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

Appearences by Courtney + J.P. Sloan


Movie Screening

Café Istanbul, 6:30PM

Trapped: A story of women + healthcare


Song Writer Sessions

Foundation Room, 7PM

Supporting NOLA’s songwriting community


MORBID ANGEL + Suffocation

House of Blues, 7PM

With support by Withered


Astrology | Transits

School for Esoteric Arts, 7PM

A lecture on reading transits in natal charts



Saenger Theatre, 8PM

Get ready for a giant sing along


Blato Zlato + Toonces

Siberia, 8PM

Balkan tunes + art-rock



Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Static Masks, Shame, Annette Peacock Tribute



June 28th

Noontime Talk


Jim Steg: New Work, with Curator Russell Lord


Books Beer & Bookworm Babble

Urban South Brewery, 5PM

A fundraiser for Friends of New Orleans


Local Intro to Oils

Monkey Monkey, 6PM

Get the 411 on essential oils


Rye Tasting

Grande Krewe, 6PM

A flight of rye


Stick To Your Guns

Republic, 6PM

With support by Hawthorne Heights


Free Yogalates

The Mint, 6:30PM

Part of Wine Down Wednesdays


WNOE Summer Jam

House of Blues, 7PM

Jerrod Neimann with Michael Ray and more


Comedy Gold

House of Blues, 7PM

Stand up comedy from the Big Easy


Corks & Colors

NOLA Yoga Loft, 7:30PM

Let the paints and wine flow


Weird Wednesday’s

Bar Redux, 9PM

The Extra Terrestrial Edition


Mighty Brother

Saturn Bar, 10PM

With Grace Pettis


June 29th

Essence Festival

Superdome, 10AM

All your favorites in one place


Talkin’ Jazz

Jazz Museum, 2PM

With Tom Saunders


Ogden After Hours

The Ogden, 6PM

Featuring Andrew Duhon


Movie Screening

Carver Theater, 6PM

FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade 


Bleed On

Glitter Box, 6PM

Fundraising for We Are #HappyPeriod, powered by Refinery29


Book Signing


SHOT by Kathy Shorr


BYO #Scored

Music Box Village, 730

Presenting “Where I’m From”


JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

Get ready to jam


Henry & The Invisibles

Hi Ho, 9PM

With support by Noisewater


Soundbytes Fest Edition

Three Keys, 9PM

With PJ Morton + Friends


Trance Farmers

Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Support by Yung vul


Push Push

Banks St Bar, 10PM

With Rathbone + Raspy



June 30th

Electric Girls Demo Day

Monroe Hall at Loyola, 1:30PM

Check out the newest inventions


Field to Table Time

NOPL Youth Services, 2PM

Learn how growing + cooking = saving the world


Dinner & A ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Trolls


Movie Night in The Garden

Hollygrove Market, 7PM

A showing of Sister Act


Songwriter Night

Mags, 9PM

Ft. Shannon Jae, Una Walkenhorst, Rory Sullivan


Alligator ChompChomp

The Circle Bar, 9:30PM

Ft. DJ Pasta and Matty N Mitch


Free Music Friday

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring DJ Chris Jones



Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. CHKLTE + residents


The Longitude Event

Café Istanbul, 10PM

Presented by Urban Push Movement


Foundation Free Fridays

Tips, 10PM

Ft. Maggie Koerner & Travers Geoffray + Cha Wa


Gimme A Reason

Poor Boys Bar, 11PM

Ft. Tristan Dufrene + Bouffant Bouffant



July 1st


The Fly, 12PM

Hosted by Prytania Bar


Organic Bug Management

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about pests + organic management


Mystic Market

Rare Form NOLA, 2PM

Author talk, live music, art and more


Girls Rock New Orleans

Primary-Colton, 2:30PM

The official camper showcase


Serious Thing A Go Happen

Ace Hotel, 4PM

Exhibit viewing, artist talk, and after-sounds


Art NO(w)

Claire Elizabeth Gallery, 5PM

An eye popping opening reception


Antoine Diel Trio

Three Muses, 6PM

With Josh Paxton + Scott Johnson


CAIN Ressurection

Southport Music Hall, 9PM

Support by Overtone plus Akadia


Grits & Biscuits

House of Blues, 10PM

A Dirty South set


Jason Neville Band


With Friends for Essence Fest


July 2nd

The Greatest Show On Earth

Prytania Theater, 10AM

Dramatic lives within a circus



The Drifter Hotel, 2PM

Ft. RYE, Lleauna, Tristen Dufrane


Night Market

Secondline Arts, 6PM

With Erica Lee


The Story of Stories

Académie Gnostique, 7PM

Learn about the practical magic of fairy tales



One Eyed Jacks, 8PM

A tribute to David Lynch


Alex Bosworth

Bar Redux, 9PM

With Diako Diakoff



The Dragons’s Den, 10PM



International Flag Party

Howlin Wolf, 11:30PM

The hottest dance party of the year


New Creations Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 12AM

A special closing performance


Farm to Pantry

The Best Farmer's Markets & Co-Ops in New Orleans

There are an endless number of reasons to buy local, especially in the Big Easy. The food tastes better and is higher in nutrients since produce has to travel a much shorter distance from the ground to your family’s table. Local food is also GMO-free, a quality many people now strive for in their food. Buying local-farmed produce also supports local farming families, helps build community, and preserves open space — which can quite the commodity around here. In New Orleans, locals are fortunate to have an array of famer’s markets and co-ops, all of which work closely with local growers and producers to bring the best they have to offer.

Check out the list below of the best (and tastiest) ways to support our local economy.


Crescent City Farmers Market

One may find themselves becoming overwhelmed trying to schedule all their market visits on the weekend, but don’t fret. The Crescent City Farmers is open four days out of the week in four different parts of town, so no matter where you are, you can get your locally grown goodies. Come mingle with local chefs and partake in some delicious food while you stock up on locally grown produce and have some fun. 

Tuesday: Uptown at 200 Broadway Street at the River, 9AM-1PM

Wednesday: French Quarter at 1235 N. Peters Street in the French Market, 1 PM-5 PM

Thursday: Mid-City at 3700 Orleans Avenue at the Bayou, 3 PM-7 PM

 Saturday: Downtown at 750 Carondelet Street at Julia Street, 8 AM-12PM


Artisan Saturday Market

This is a somewhat recent addition to the farmer’s market scene here in the city. Visitors and locals alike will be sure to find what they’re looking for at this special gathering of local growers and producers. Come and check out the bounty of New Orleans produce, fresh seafood, preserves, freshly baked bread, and so much more. 

The Saturday Market is located in the French Market every Saturday from 10 AM-2PM, approximately


Hollygrove Farmers Market

Serving as a cornerstone for many local produce lovers, the Hollygrove Famer’s Market is open seven days a week and offers a weekly produce box for those that would like to purchase it or become a member for $95 a year. Benefits include 10% off all purchases, a Party in the Garden gala ticket, and more. Their garden space and farm are integral to providing underserved neighborhoods with fresh, sustainable goods, as well as passing on those sustainable practices to visitors interested.

Hollygrove farmer’s market is located at 8301 Olive St and the market’s hours are 10 A.M. – 6 P.M., Monday-Friday and 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. on weekends.


Vietnamese Farmers Market

If you’re an early riser, and want one of the most authentic farmer’s market experiences in the area, this one is definitely for you. Located in the Versailles neighborhood, coming to this market is a bit like stepping outside of the city entirely, as you enter one of the most densely concentrated Vietnamese communities in the country. This fact in itself makes this market unique, with many Vietnamese elders present in tradition conical headwear known as non la. Stock up herbs, fruit and some unique vegetables you might not be able to find elsewhere. This market can be found around Alcee Fortier Boulevard, just look for the cluster of parked cars and listen for the sound of roosters crowing. 

The market takes place around 14401 Alcee Fortier Boulevard and runs 6 A.M. – 8:30 A.M., approximately


VEGGIE Farmer’s Co-op

Dedicated to bring the highest quality produce, seafood and more to the Greater New Orleans Area, VEGGIE was created out of necessity in response to the BP oil spill on the Vietnamese community. Many jobs were lost and sustainable economic opportunities in urban farming presented themselves. The produce is grown naturally without the use of chemical pesticides, using in ground farming as well as aquaponics. Presently, those interested are able to order produce online, as well as arrange for delivery. Although the co-op doesn’t host their own events, a ton of VEGGIE’s produce can be located at the aforementioned Vietnamese Farmer’s Market and possibly at the Crescent City Farmer’s market as well.


New Orleans Food Co-op

On a mission to provide healthy food at a fair price, this co-op is quite dedicated in all areas of its production, to their unwavering support of the local economy, to their targeted use of minimally packaged goods, to the presence of Fair-Trade goods whenever possible. This co-op defines locally grown as being produced within 250 miles of the city, and categorizes their products in 3 categories being: Locally Grown, Locally Produced, and Crescent’s Pride (grown/produced specifically in New Orleans).  Membership information and more can be found at the link above.

The co-op is located inside the New Orleans Healing Center at 2372 St. Claude Ave, Ste 110, with their hours being listed as 8 AM to 10 PM

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