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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


Drive-In On the Patio

Bar Redux, 9PM

Campy and cool movies, The Wasp Woman, Attack of the Giant Leeches, and The Giant Gila Monster


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: Four Rapes, Three Shootings, Armed Robbery, Stabbing, Simple Robbery

The New Orleans Police Department saw ten crimes hit the city on Friday (8.4). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to four rapes, armed robbery, a stabbing, three shootings, and a simple robbery.


At 9:03AM, a known juvenile female was sexually assaulted by a known adult male on the 2900 block of Josephine St.


At 1:35PM, a known juvenile female was sexually assaulted by a known male on the 5400 block of N. Villere St.


At 2:39PM, a known female was sexually assaulted by a known male on the 3100 block of General Meyer Ave.


A 79-year-old woman was walking to the door of her residence on the 2200 block of Joseph St. at around 4:37PM when she noticed an unknown male approaching with a “long gun” pointed at her. The subject then ordered the woman to hand over her purse and “don’t say anything,” at which time a brief struggle occurred. The woman’s purse fell, its contents spilling on the ground, and the man grabbed her wallet, cell phone, and makeup pouch before fleeing in a black 2-door sports vehicle.


LaRon Lewis was identified as a perpetrator in a stabbing incident on the 3100 block of Law St. At 10:50PM, Lewis and his 41-year-old girlfriend were using drugs together. The woman attempted to walk to the corner store with a male acquaintance and asked Lewis to stay at the current location. Lewis allegedly became angry and lunged at the victim, cutting her. She was brought to a nearby hospital. Her current condition is unknown.


NOPD united arrived to the 1400 block of St. Andrew St. at 1:47AM to find a 21-year-old male lying on his back with multiple gunshot wounds. EMS brought him to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.


At 2:51AM, a 23-year-old woman was at a bar on the 1900 block of Poydras St. and overheard gunshots. She realized she had suffered a graze wound and drove herself to the hospital.


A 44-year-old woman stood outside a location on the 3200 block of Baudin St. at 2:58AM and felt an unknown object strike her. She drover herself to a nearby hospital for treatment, at which time she learned she had suffered a gunshot wound.


At 3:22AM, a known female was sexually assaulted by a male on the 1700 block of Tchoupitoulas St.


A simple robbery occurred at 4:11AM on the 0 block of Canal St. No further information about this incident was published in the MOL.


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 79-ysubmit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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