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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: Unclassified Death, Rape, Simple Robbery, Armed Robbery, Two Stabbings, Shooting

The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Saturday (8.5). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an unclassified death, a rape, simple robbery, armed robbery, two stabbings, and a shooting. 


At 11:23AM, a 31-year-old male was found unresponsive by his mother on the 6000 block of Colbert St. He was pronounced on scene by EMS.  


At 11:44AM, a 23-year-old male was sexually assaulted by an unknown male on the 2100 block of St. Louis St. 


56-year-old Gregory Wilkinson was arrested following a simple robbery on the 1000 block of Loyola Ave. At 6:37PM, a 75-year-old man was walking to a location when approached by four men who pushed him to the ground and then stole $30 from him before fleeing the scene. The victim eventually arrived at his destination, at which time he was approached again Wilkinson, who was allegedly one of the perps. Wilkinson then reportedly demanded his money, grabbed his arm and managed to steal between $900-$1000 from him. Security detained Wilkinson, and shortly after he was arrested by NOPD officers.


At the intersection of Travier Ave. and Fulton St., a 30-year-old woman was approached from behind by an unknown armed man demanding her property at around 2:03AM. She complied and the perp fled on foot.


40-year-old Roy Gant was identified as the perpetrator in a stabbing incident on the 700 block of Decatur St. According to reports, at 3:03AM Gant approached a 41-year-old woman and asked for her money. When she refused, Gant allegedly then threatened to kill her before proceeding to follow the woman to Jackson Square, at which time he slammed her to the ground and stole two bags from her before fleeing the scene. Gant reportedly then returned to the scene with a knife and again threatened to kill the victim. The woman sustained a “faint laceraction and contusions” before a bystander stepped in and the perp fled the scene. The woman was brought to a nearby hospital by EMS. Her current condition is unknown. 


At 3:41AM, a 32-year-old man’s car was on fire so he left his house on the 7800 block of Shamrock Dr. to put it out. After putting out the fire, the man saw a silver car approach and open fire on him. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was brought to a nearby hospital by EMS. His current condition is unknown. 


A 23-year-old woman was at the intersection of Congress St. and Law St. at 4:09AM to pick up her daughter when six unknown men jumped her. She sustained a laceration from a glass bottle, and went to the hospital for treatment. 


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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