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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: Two Unclassified Deaths, Two Rapes, Two Armed Robberies, Attempted Robbery, Homicide, Carjacking

The New Orleans Police Department saw nine crimes hit the city on Wednesday (8.9). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an attempted armed robbery, two unclassified deaths, homicide, two rapes, carjacking, two armed robberies. 


70-year-old Lewis Woods was arrested following an attempted armed robbery at Fais Deaux Deaux on the 400 block of Bourbon St. At 1:29PM, Woods walked in and, implying he was armed, ordered the employee to give him cash from the register. The employee told Woods that the police were on their way, at which time he allegedly fled up Bourbon St. towards Canal St. 


At 5:28PM, a 37-year-old man was found unresponsive by a female acquaintance on the 2200 block of Dauphine St. He was pronounced on scene by EMS. 


At 6:47PM, witnesses heard gunshots fired near the 800 block of LeBoeuf St. NOPD units found an unknown man face up in the middle of LeBoeuf, at which time he was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead. 


At 8:21PM, an unknown juvenile was sexually assaulted on the 2400 block of St. Bernard Ave. 


A 54-year-old man was approached by two unknown men on the 2400 block of Lafitte St. at 8:49PM. One of the men pulled out a gun, and demanded his keys. The duo fled in the victim;s tan 2004 Infiniti FX-35 (#684 AHN). 


According to witnesses, a 62-year-old man walked to the top of a flight of stairs in a residence on the 4100 block of Old Gentilly Rd. at 10:50PM and passed out. NOPD officers arrived to find EM performing CPR on the man, to no avail. He was pronounced dead on scene. 


At the intersection of Port St. and N. Villere St., a 40-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were walking at 11:34PM when two unknown men approached from behind. One of the subjects was armed with a gun, and together they demanded money. They woman dropped her keys and the man gave his wallet. The perps fled on foot down Port toward St. Claude Ave. 


At 12:24AM, a known juvenile male was sexually assaulted by an adult female on the 13000 block of N. Nemours St. 


According to the MOL, a woman who was a “previous guest” entered a location on the 3900 block of Tulane Ave. at 5:56AM. She put a gun on the counter and demanded a 59-year-old man hand over the money. The victim told her that he could identify her and that there were cameras on scene, at which time the woman demanded money again. The man complied and she fled in a black SUV on Tulane toward the river. 


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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