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December 1st

Pelicans v. Grizzlies

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

Memphis takes on Nola


The Art of Giving

Ogden Museum, 5p.m.

A holiday shopping events


Until The Beat Stops

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

A novel by Stella Mowen


Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Compilation by Mark Yakich



Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Broadway smash-hit


December 2nd

Tank and The Bangas Backyard Hangout

1032 St. Maurice St., 6p.m.

Also ft. The Original Pinettes Brass Band


A Dark and Stormy Night

The Arbor Room, 6:30p.m.

An evening of cocktails and ghost stories


Pelicans v. Rockets

Toyota Center, 7p.m.

Nola heads to Houston


Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Arrival

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Compliation of writing about “arriving”


Cas Haley

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

In the Den


December 3rd

Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. Roman Street


Prism Break

Zeitgeist, 6p.m.

An interactive video installation


The Butlers of Iberville Parish

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s


An Evening with Lusher’s Creative Writing Program

Maple Street Book Shop, 5:30p.m.

Students read from their original work


December 4th

Newcomb Art Department Holiday Sale

Carroll Gallery, 10a.m.

Ft. works in glass, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry and more



Home for the Holidays

Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 8p.m.

Fundraiser honoring returned Nola homeowners


The Soul Stoned Fest

The Willow, 8:30p.m.

Art, music and visuals


Doombalaya & CakeWalk

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

A couple Nola bands jam for the weekend


Pelicans v. Cavaliers

Smoothie King Center, 8:30p.m.

Cleveland comes to New Orelans


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

This week ft. Artist Perspective with John Barnes


December 5th

St. Nicholas Day Fair

French Market, 10a.m.

Ft. the Saint Nick Secondline, facepaint and more


Algiers Bonfire & Concert

Algiers Ferry Landing, 5p.m.

“A Riverfront Holiday Celebration”


12 Brews of Christmas

House of Blues, 6p.m.

$20 to taste 12 seasonal beers


NOLA Polar Express

Freret St. Publiq House, 8p.m.

Benefit for CASA New Orleans


3rd Annual Krampus Gras

The Voodoo Lounge, 10p.m.

Dancing, drinking and fundraising for Planned Parenthood


December 6th

White Christmas

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of the Holiday Movie Series


Saints v. Panthers

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 3:25p.m.

Carolina comes to Nola


Bikes Vs. Cars

Zeitgeist, 9p.m.

Bikes for change



Saenger, 2p.m.;7:30p.m.

Broadway smash-hit

Hornets Lose Eighth Straight to Warriors

by Kerem Ozkan

In the second game of a four-game road trip, the Hornets once again failed to turn a valiant comeback attempt into a victory. This time, it was the resurgent Golden State Warriors hanging on for a 103-96 victory, improving to 17-8 for the season. The Hornets have lost eight straight, good for a 5-19 record.


The Warriors jumped out to an early 14-point lead in the second quarter that they never relinquished. The Hornets played Golden State to a draw in the second half, even tying the game at 92 — but it was too little, too late.


David Lee led the way for the Warriors, scoring 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting, with many of those shots made against Anthony Davis. Former Hornets Carl Landry and Jarrett Jack each chipped in a very efficient 16 points, making up for an off night for starting guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.


Jack told the Associated Press this was “just another game.” Landry countered, “Not for me. And I don't think it was for him. Not at all, man. Jarrett was extra amped-up and I was too, man.”


Monty Williams put Anthony Davis back in the starting lineup after four games of bringing the rookie off the bench. Davis responded with a solid 15 points, 11 rebounds and excellent defense. Ryan Anderson, once again a sixth man, scored 28 points on 22 shots. His shot wasn’t falling, but he made up for it by getting to the free throw line eight times — a great sign, as Anderson often struggles to draw fouls. However, Anderson failed to grab a single rebound, which is one reason why the Hornets were outrebounded 44-33.


Greivis Vasquez and Austin Rivers both scored efficiently, moved the ball, and outplayed their relatively tough matchups. Foul trouble and poor rebounding relegated Robin Lopez to 15 minutes. Simply put, Lopez is one of the most inconsistent starting centers in the entire league. It was frustrating to see a seven-footer unable to capitalize against a small team like the Warriors.


Lance Thomas started at small forward and shared time with new Hornet Dominic McGuire. Both made little impact on the game. Al-Farouq Aminu did absolutely nothing in a paltry four minutes.


The Hornets’ schedule has been the toughest in the league by far. It doesn’t get much easier as the road trip continues against the Clippers on Wednesday and Spurs on Friday.


On the bright side, Eric Gordon is expected to return in the next week, though no one is sure if Gordon is merely returning to practice, or ready to hit the floor.


Lots of great notes from Hornets247 on this one — give their recap a look.


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