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Botanical Garden, 10AM
Art exhibit and sale en plein air
Alex Beard Studio, 5PM
Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening
Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM
Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle
Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM
Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party
New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM
Coastal scientist discusses his work
Smoothie King Center, 7PM
The Birds and the Mavs go head to head
Allways Lounge, 7PM
Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night
2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM
Cocktails for a cause
Saenger Theatre, 8PM
The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds"
Catahoula Hotel, 8PM
Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!
BJs in the Bywater, 8PM
Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo
Bar Redux, 9PM
NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts
Howlin Wolf, 10PM
Bronx hip hop comes south
Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM
Live art in the air
Ogden Museum, 6PM
Feat. Mia Borders
New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM
Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain
Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM
Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume
Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM
8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden
The Republlic, 7PM
Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show
Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM
DIY rock, pop, punk show
Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM
Joy Theater, 8PM
The Carver, 9PM
NOLA brass all-stars
Gasa Gasa, 9PM
Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support
Allways Lounge, 10:30PM
Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers
One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM
80s dance party
JazzFest After Dark: 5.3.13
If you have enough energy after leaving the festival gates, move your muddy feet at one of many post-Jazz Fest shows. Galactic is staying up late Uptown, and Government Mule & The Revivalists are playing the Mahalia Jackson. The temperature is dropping quickly, so pick a venue and get cozy. Click through for complete after dark listings.
The Funky Meters, Tipitina’s (8:00 PM)
Head over to Napoleon if you gotta have that funk with Art Neville, who hails from the house that music built and master blues bassist George Porter Jr. It’s the true measure of funk at its best on Tchoup tonight.
11th Annual Bayou Rendezvous, Howlin’ Wolf (8:00 PM)
Blues and funk masters from down on the Bayou come together at the Howlin’ Wolf for a soulful spectacle. See Papa Grows Funk with the Bonerama Horns, The New Orleans Allstars, The New Orleans Suspects, The Motet, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, and many more. The clock is ticking down to the final Papa Grows Funk performance slated for June 29th; go get an earful of them while you still can. Tickets are $30.
The Honorable South and Social Set, Allways Lounge (9:00 PM)
Its electric afro-rock and rhythmic blues rock with the infectious vocals of female fronted Honorable South and Social Set. Swing over to St. Claude for some hand-clapping and toe-tapping tonight.
Grayson Capps & The Lost Cause Minstrels, Carrollton Station (10:00 PM)
Head to the Riverbend tonight for some deep fried southern soul. Grayson Capps brings his long hair and his blend of country, blues, and rock to Uptown, and he'll be playing tracks from his new album.
Gov’t Mule and the Revivalists, Mahalia Jackson Theatre (10:00 PM)
Formed from The Allman Brothers Band lead guitarist and vocalist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody, Gov’t Mule delivers hard southern rock guitar riffs with a classic rock feel. They're playing with the Revivalists, whose raw vocals and dynamic orchestration have made the band a local favorite. If you can’t make it out to Jazz Fest on Saturday to see them, catch them in the Treme.
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes CD Release Party, Maple Leaf (10:30 PM)
A day after their show at the fairgrounds and about 2,000 after the since the release of their last record, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty notes crew are happy to pump out a new one and celebrate it’s birth at the Maple Leaf.
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, One Eyed Jacks (1:30 AM)
If the Godfather of Soul is your preferred flavor, check out One Eyed Jacks on Toulouse for a taste of the funky soul stylings of Austin, TX native Black Joe Lewis playing the late show. Tickets are $25
Galactic, Tipitina’s (2:00 AM)
Jamming the very late show at Tip’s is the electro-funk-jazz group Galactic. Their Thursday show at One Eyed Jacks is sold-out and after Tip’s it’s on to their JF set so if you can’t make it to the Gentilly Stage, see them Uptown.
Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Andrew Smith
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz