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April 30th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Final day of weekend one

 

Breakfest

Bayou Beer Garden, 9AM

The most important meal of the year

 

Movie Screening: The Invisible Man

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

1933 sci-fi horror classic

 

Dan TDM

Saenger Theatre, 3PM

YouTube superstar comes to town

 

Sunday Musical Meditation

Marigny Opera House, 5PM

Feat. guitarist and composer David Sigler

 

One Tease to Rule Them All

Eiffel Society, 7PM

Lord of the Rings burlesque

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf Bar, 7PM

Feat. Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, plus a crawfish boil

 

Blato Zlato

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA-based Balkan band

 

What is a Motico? 

Zeitgeist Arts Center, 9PM

Helen Gillet presents Belgian avant garde films


NOPD Announces 4/20 Sobriety Checkpoints


Attention all 4/20 revelers around town: the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) announced sobriety checkpoints to smoke out any offenders in Orleans Parish ahead of Thursday's notorious unofficial holiday.

 

The NOPD Traffic Division will be rolling out for patrol for a checkpoint between the hours of 9PM on April 20th and 5AM on April 21. By law, police are required to issue a public notice before setting up the sobriety stops. However, the Department is not required to reveal the locations (and they do not). 

 

April 20 is revered around the world as the unofficial weed day for experienced smokers and novice tokers alike. Although a unanimous vote in March 2016 lessened the penalties for marijuana possession in the Crescent City, the reform is not complete. State laws still call for arrests, despite the fact that Mayor Landrieu signed into law Ordinance #31.148 which decriminalized marijuana possession in 2016 — which means that NOPD officers can issue fines at their own discretion. 

 

No word if NOPD is implementing additional measures to detect marijuana usage, or if the sobriety tests are exclusive to alcohol consumption. Motorists on Thursday evening should expect minor delays and should travel with all documents, including proof of insurance and driver's license. 




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