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July 21st

Friday Pop Up

Drifter Hotel, 1PM

By Lucille’s Roti Shop

 

Louisiana Sportsman Show

Superdome, 3PM

Back in NOLA after 12 years

 

Dinner and a ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Moana

 

Summer Nerd Movie Nights

Tubby & Coo’s, 7PM

A showing of The Neverending Story

 

John Waters Film Festival

NOMA, 7PM

A showing of Pink Flamingos

 

Leonardo Hernandez Trio

Casa Borrega, 7PM

Great food, great music

 

Comedy F#@k Yeah

The Dragon’s Den, 8PM

Ft. Shane Torres

 

New Rebel Family

House of Blues, 8PM

Ft. AYO, The Other LA, Akadia, and Ventruss

 

Mia Borders Trio

Foundation Room, 9:30PM

Open to the public

 

Alligator ChompChomp

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Crunchin’ on those notes

 

Foundation Free Fridays

Tips, 10PM

Ft. Walter “Wolfman” Washington + The Fortifiers

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 11PM

Ft. Mikel Douglas + Dozal

SAMEDI

July 22nd

Ice Cream Social

Longue Vue, 10AM

Plus adoptable pets from the SPCA

 

Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Grow your own food

 

National Hot Dog Day

Dat Dog, 3PM

Raffles, ice cream and more

 

Cocktails and Queens

Piscobar, 6PM

A queer industry dance party

 

Immersive Sound Bath

Nola Yoga Loft, 7PM

Soothing 3D Soundscapes

 

Paul Mooney

Jazz Market, 8PM

Also ft. music by Caren Green

 

New Orleans Beatles Festival

House of Blues, 8PM

Come together, right now

 

Christmas in July

The Willow, 8PM

Ugly sweaters and peppermint shots

 

HOUxNOLA

Three Keys, 9PM

With Coolasty ft. Jack Freeman and more

 

Particle Devotion

Banks St Bar, 9PM

Ft. Paper Bison +  Tranche

 

Cesar Comanche

Art Klub, 9:30PM

Ft. Ghost Dog, Knox Ketchum and more

 

Gimme A Reason

Poor Boy’s Bar, 10PM

Ft. Savile and local support

 

Techno Club

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Eria Lauren, Otto

 

DIMANCHE

July 23rd

From Here to Eternity

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

The 1953 classic

 

Eight Flavors

Longue Vue, 12PM

Sarah Lohman will discuss her new book

 

Book Swap

Church Alley Coffee Bar, 12PM

Bring books, get books

 

Urban Composting

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about easy composting

 

Brave New World Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 2PM

Open to all

 

Gentleman Loser

The Drifter Hotel, 3PM

A classic poolside rager

 

Mixology 101

Carrolton Market

With Dusty Mars

 

Freret Street Block Party

Freret St, 5PM

A celebratory bar crawl

 

Mushroom Head

Southport Music Hall, 6PM

+ Hail Sagan and American Grim

 

Glen David Andrews

Little Gem Saloon, 8PM

Get trombone’d by the greatest

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

The Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Brass music for a new era

 

Church*

The Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Ft. KTRL, Unicorn Fukr, RMonic


Overnight Crime Report: Seven Armed Robberies, a Shooting, and a Rape.


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) had a busy day on Thursday (11.17).  The Major Offense Log (MOL) reported seven Armed Robberies, a shooting, and a rape.

 

The MOL stated that a 37-year-old woman reported being raped by a 43-year-old man on the 3300 block of Garden Oaks at 5:34p.m.

 

Police said that at 4p.m. two male perps in a white Buick pulled up to a 35-year-old man standing on the side of the 1000 block of L.B. Landry and shot him. The victim was listed in stable condition.
At 5:43p.m., an unknown man man allegedly walked into the mechanic yard on the 4600 block of Earhart Blvd, pulled out a black revolver, and forced the occupant to hand over cash before running off down Earhart.

 

One man wanted something more than a Big Buford from the Rally’s on the 2200 block of S. Claiborne Ave. The NOPD said that around 1:45p.m., an unknown man walked up to the order window, pulled up his shirt to expose a gun in his waistband, and then demanded money. After he was given cash, he ran off down Jackson Ave towards S. Derbigny St. according to the PIO.

 

At 7:12p.m., a 30-year-old employee at It’s Fashion on the 2800 block of S. Claiborne Ave. was forced to hand over the contents of the register to a man who implied he was packing a firearm logged the police.

 

The MOL reported that the Diamond Beauty Supply Store Employee on the 2100 block of S. Claiborne was the victim of an attempted Armed Robbery at 7:05p.m. An NOPD spokesperson said that a man walked into the business demanding cash and implying that he was carrying a gun, but one employee locked the register and hit the panic button while a second employee called 911. When the perp realized the gig was up, he ran off according to police. Authorities have not commented as to whether the Claiborne crimes were linked.

 

At 7:20p.m., two men were driving down the 7800 block of Butterfield Rd. when the driver pulled over to speak with an unknown male pedestrian reported the NOPD. The MOL explained that the menthe got into the backseat of the car, pulled out a gun, and stole two cell phones and a bank card.

 

At 10:37p.m., two men, faces covered by black shirts, allegedly robbed a 26-year-old man at gunpoint on the 8700 block of Hammond. Cash and a cellphone were reported stolen.

 

At 12:49a.m., a 41-year-old woman and 26-year-old woman were standing by their car on the 1100 block of Spain St. noted the Log. Authorities said that two men approached the duo, stole money form the car as well as one of the women’s purses before taking off down Marais on foot.

 

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 www.crimestoppersgno.org.




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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Alexis Manrodt

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Linzi Falk

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock

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