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Cinco de Mayo

May 5th

Give NOLA Day

Everywhere, Until 12a.m.

Donate to your favorite NPO's

 

Cinco de Mayo Party

Felipe's

Drink specials, charity, music

 

Cinco de Mayo Party

Juan's Flying Burrito

Prizes with shots, Specials

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.

See Kermit's weekly gig in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

 

The Pixies

Civic, 9p.m.

Indie rockers of yester-year return

 

Leviathan

Indywood, 7:30p.m.

Russian drama with biblical parallels 

 

Jefferson Performing Arts Society

Lafayette Square, 2:45p.m.

Celebrate Give NOLA day with a performance by JPAS in the Square. The festivities go on all day with multiple live acts. 

 

Cinco de Mayo Taco B*LL Edition

Karibu Kitchen (218 S Robertson), 4p.m.

Celebrate the fifth of may and chalupas at Handsome Willy's pop up


Frenchmen's Apple Barrel To Close Nov. 1


Iconic Frenchmen Street jazz & blues club, the Apple Barrel will play its last tune on November 1. Staff and sources have told NOLA Defender that the institution will close its doors on All Saints Day, after a lease renewal was refused.

 

The club has been an institution on Frenchmen St. since the mid-seventies. Owners Liz Montoya and Douglas Hopper have been running the hole-in-the wall blues club for over 20 years, and have seen the block transform around them. 

 

The blues programmed on their small stage represented an oft neglected part of the city's music tradition, and the locals who congregated on the bench in front represented the city itself. Generations of musicians came up in the small room, most notably the late Coco Robicheaux.

 

Robicheaux suffered a fatal heart attack inside of Apple Barrel, and he later died at a local hospital. The gravelly voiced Cajun musician was a regular at the bar, and some accounts of his death include him uttering the words "I'm home" before he passed. 

 

NoDef reached out to Montoya for comment, and the co-owner said that she would comment at a later date. NoDef called Adolfo's, the Italian restaurant upstairs (611 Frenchmen St.), and an employee said they will remain open.

 

16:13 9.01.13

Updated at 4:45p.m.

-B.E. Mintz, M.D. Dupuy

 




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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock