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Defender Picks



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

Overnight Crime Report: Aggravated Burglary, Carjacking, Homicide, Shooting, Unclassified Death

Updated Tuesday (4.18) 1:00PM


The New Orleans Police Department saw eight crimes hit the city on Sunday (4.16) and five crimes on Monday (4.17). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two rapes, two robberies, two shootings, a stabbing an unclassified death on Sunday. On Monday, the MOL recorded a simple carjacking, aggravated burglary, a shooting, a homicide, and an unclassified death. 


SUNDAY (4.16)


On the 1400 block of Chartres, a woman was raped at 5:09AM. First Platoon detectives did not note if a suspect has been identified. 


A two-month-old male infant was discovered unresponsive at 8:00AM on the 2000 block of Westbend Pkwy. The child was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. 


A 38-year-old woman reported to police that she had been stalked all week, which culminated in a robbery at her home at 10:23AM. The perp came to her house on the 4600 block of Coronado Dr., and stole her keys and her 2005 Mercury Mountaineer (LA # YTU 348). 


At 2:48PM, a Family Dollar cashier was approached by a man asking for four quarters for a dollar while completing a transaction with another customer. The perp then leaned over a grabbed $366 before fleeing the location on the 3600 block of S. Carrollton Ave.


On the 11000 block of Roger Dr., a woman was assaulted by a known subject at 2:42PM, according to police. 


A 23-year-old man was at a block party on the 2300 block of Allen St. at 8:23PM when he heard several shots fired. The man realized he had been struck by a bullet, and was brought to the hospital by EMS. The NOPD did not note his current condition. 


54-year-old Cornell Brown was involved in a fight with a 68-year-old man on the 1200 block of Spain St. Brown left the scene and returned at around 8:24PM with a revolver, pointing it at the other man. The man then shot Brown in the forearm in response. Brown was brought to a nearby hospital for treatment, after which he will be arrested, according to polce. 


At the intersection of Lakeshore and Paris Ave., a 19-year-old man was in a verbal fight with another man at around 8:51PM. The man pulled out a machete and struck the teen several times. The victim was brought to the hospital for treatment, but police did not note his current condition. 



MONDAY (4.17)


At 12:07PM, the body of an unknown man was found on the second floor of an abandoned building on the 5300 block of St. Claude Ave. Police did not state the suspected cause of death. 


A 28-year-old man was found unresponsive suffering from gunshot wounds on the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Hwy at 12:29PM. He was pronounced dead on scene. 


At 1:51PM, a 38-year-old woman was entering her house on the 700 block of Marigny St. carrying several packages. An armed man followed in behind her and ordered her to get down on the floor before patting her down and demanding her car keys. Two other men entered the house, took the victim’s packages, and drove off in her vehicle. 


On the 101100 block of Curran Blvd., a 24-year-old overheard shots coming from a nearby playground at around 7:17PM. The man realized he had been shot, and was brought to New Orleans East Hospital for treatment. 


A 45-year-old man was the victim of a rather clumsy carjacking on the 700 block of Alix St. At around 7:40PM, the man was letting his motorcycle warm up when a man approached, sitting on the bike. The perp fell over with the motorcycle, before getting up and pushing the bike down the street. 


Readers with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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