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VENDREDI

March 24th

Basic Buddhist Meditation

LIFE Yoga, 7AM

An intro course from Zen teacher Thich Thien Tri

 

Book Signing: Robert Wagner

Adler's New Orleans, 11AM

Hollywood legend signs copies of 'I Loved Her in the Movies'

 

New Creations Brass Band

B.M.C., 11am

Local Brass Band brings a mix of standards and new creations

 

Bourbon Festival

Marriot Convention Center, 6:30PM

Day one of the inaugural Bourbon Fest

 

DumbSmart Industries Showcase

The Broad Theater, 7PM

Short film showcase 

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 7:30PM

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen 

 

Matisyahu

House of Blues, 8PM

Hebrew hip hop

 

Varla Jean Merman Sings? 

Cafe Istanbul, 8PM

Preview of Merman's new show "Bad Heroine!" 

 

Flogging Molly

Joy Theater, 8:30PM

Celtic punk, feat. Skinny Lister

 

Edwardian Ball Circus Soirée

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Artist mixer before Saturday's Edwardian Ball

 

Kanye's Universe

Maple Leaf Bar, 10PM

Chapter Soul hosts a Kanye West dance party

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

All-British dance party

 

Relapse 80s/90s Dance Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Party like it's 1999

SAMEDI

March 25th

Brunch Fest

Crescent Park, 10AM

Eat to benefit LA/SPCA

 

Princess, Ponies & Superheroes 

Fair Grounds, 12PM

Family day at the grounds

 

Tank and the Bangas

The Yum Yum, 6PM

NPR faves come home from tour

 

Movie Screening: But I'm a Cheerleader

St. Mark's Church, 6PM

Caravan Cinema screens this Natasha Lyonne comedy

 

Charlie Wilson

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

Feat. Fantasia and Johnny Gill

 

Chris Rock

The Saenger Theatre, 7PM

Comedy superstar brings his "Total Blackout" tour to NOLA

 

Biz Markie

House of Blues, 7PM

80s vs. 90s - decades collide

 

Fleur de Tease

One Eyed Jack's, 8PM

FdT stages "Alice in Wonderland" 

 

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

The Howlin' Wolf, 8PM

NOLA's underground art show, plus free pancakes

 

The Rock and Roll Extravaganza

The Willow, 9PM

Masquerade ball with live music

 

Mod Dance Party

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Sweat to the oldies with DJ Matty

 

Daria & The Hip Drips

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Free show to move and groove

DIMANCHE

March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

Red

Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington


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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