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Defender Picks



August 20th

Captain Blood

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

Classic swashbucklin' flick starring Errol Flynn


Zulu Annual Sonny "Jim" Poole Picnic

City Park, 10AM

Contests for coconuts, BBQ, umbrellas, t-shirts, golf shirts and more


Love Letters

Little Gem Saloon, 5PM

Play about first loves and second chances


New Moon Women's Circle

Rosalie Apothecary, 6PM

Special solar eclipse themed circle


RC and the Gritz

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Erykah Badu's band, plus Khris Royal


The Max Tribe

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Gools, Killer Dale, Jack Rabbit


Stripped into Submission

Hi-Ho Lunge, 10PM

Kink-themed burlesque 


August 21st

Solar Eclipse Paddle

Canoe and Trail Adventures, 10:30AM

Explore the swamps and bayou during the eclipse


Energy Clearing Class

Swan River Yoga Mandir, 7:30PM

Solar eclipse reiki course to clear your self


Monday Night Massacre

Rare Form, 8PM

Feat. Phantom of Paradise and Cannibal The Musical


Betty Who

Republic NOLA, 9PM

90's tinged Aussie artist, feat. Geographer



The New Movement, 9:30PM

Battle of the funniest 


Instant Opus

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Feat. Eric Bloom, Russell Batiste, David Torkanowsky, Chris Severin


August 22nd

Murder Ballads

Euclid Records, 5PM

Book signing with Dan Auerbach and Gabe Soria


DIY Fermented Foods

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Fermented dairies, like kefire, yogurt, butter, buttermilk, and more


Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8PM

Galactic drummer's side project


Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Future funk stars


Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 9PM

See the legendary band on their home turf


Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 10PM

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band


Smoking Time Jazz Club

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Trad jazz masters



August 23rd

Wine Down Wednesdays

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6:30PM

Free yogalates at the Mint


The Heart of Herbalism

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Syrups and immune health


Trapper Keeper

Side Bar, 8:30PM

Local improv music duo, feat. Dr. Jeff Albert



Bar Redux, 9PM

Free screening of junkie masterpiece


Chris & Tami

The New Movement, 9:30PM

TNM's founders perform weekly free show


Vixens & Vinyl

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

Burlesque dance party


August 24th

Summertime Blues

Shops at Canal Place, 5:30PM

Young professionals meet-up with blues, brews, and BBQ


Architecture & Design Film Festival Kick-Off

Contemporary Arts Center, 5:30PM

Opening night party and film


Yoga Social Club

Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get sweaty and centered


Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Sweet Olive String Band


Ambush Reggae Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local roots reggae group


Royal Teeth

Tipitina's, 9PM

Feat. Merci Raines and No True Scotsman


August 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA


Feat. The Pfister Sisters


Exotic Races

Fair Grounds, 5PM

Races feat. ostriches and camels


More Lovely and More Temperate

Valiant Theatre and Lounge, 6PM

Performance of all 154 Shakespearean sonnets


Lil' WeezyAna Fest

Champions Square, 7PM

Feat. Gucci Man, Rich the Kid, Kodie Shane, YoungBoy NBA, and Lil Wayne


Little Maker & Mr. Universe

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Feat. special tribute to The Band


Rocky Horror Picture Show

Prytania Theatre, 12AM

Feat. NOLA's foremost shadow cast The Well-Hung Speakers


August 26th

It's About TIME

Studio Be, 6PM

Artist conversation about oppression via symbols like the monuments


New Pride Pageant

Cafe Istanbul, 6PM

Honoring Mr & Miss New Orleans Pride 2017


New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans

SuperDome, 7PM

The Saints and Texans go head to head


Rick & Morty Marathon

Bar Redux, 9PM

Outdoor binge session for Dan Harmon's animated series


Swamp Motel

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Album release party for Louisiana rockers


Vox & The Hound

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

Pop group, feat. psych band Midriff and Naughty Palace

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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