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May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more


Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art


Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork


YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families


Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time


Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye


New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop


Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl


May 27th

Palmer Park, 10AM
The May edition of the monthly art market
New Orleans Jazz Market, 3PM
Light bites, drinks, DJs
Bar Redux, 7PM
Horror, fantasy, and spiritual movies from 13 countries
Bacchanel Fine Wine and Spirits, 7:30PM
Progressive jazz from one of the cities best
The Howlin Wolf, 8PM
Improvisational funk music
Joan Mitchell Center, 8PM
Monthly open mic
The Orpheum Theater, 9PM
Tremaine The Tour with support by Mike Angel
Santos Bar, 10PM
Mind expanding multi genre music


May 28th

NOLA MIX Records, 11AM
Teaching kids to DJ and produce beats
The Courtyard Brewery, 3PM
Raffle, silent auction, craft beer
Mags on Elysian Fields, 7PM
A new series dedicated to pushing the limits of contemporary music
Three Keys, 7PM
OC cabaret goes Sci-Fi
UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album
One Eyed Jacks, 10PM
Remixes, edits and originals of Fleetwood Mac
Rare Form, 10PM
Vintage sounds of American Root Music

PitchNOLA Looking for Lots of Progress

Propeller, a local business incubator and the New Orleans Redevelopment Office are looking for a few good ideas for their Lots Of Progress competition. Part of Propeller’s PitchNOLA initiative, the challenge offers $7,500, provided by Entergy, pro bono assistance from Propeller, and the opportunity to lease or purchase one or more lots from NORA. 


Created as a way to generate interest in the thousands of empty lots dotting the city, the pair are looking for individuals or business presenting innovative ideas that are sustainable and a benefit to the community. “The goal [of the competition] is to activate vacant lots in neighborhoods across the city,” according to Jeff Hebert, NORA’s Executive Director. “We look forward to applications that will expand economic opportunity  while respecting the culture of our neighborhoods.” 


Ideas can range from variety of different uses such as pop up restaurants, outdoor fitness centers, pocket parks, urban farms and permanent structures. Zoning of the 15 properties available include commercial, light industrial, and business. Anyone is welcome to apply, as long as proposals meet eligibility guidelines.


Selected finalists will participate in a live pitch of their proposals at Propeller on August 19. A panel of judges will decide on a winner. The judges include Entergy President Charles Rice, Tara Herandez, president of JCH Development and Sean Meenan, of Habana Outpost notoriety. 


Submissions are due by July 15 at 4pm. Applicants can apply online at Propeller’s website. There is no application fee. 

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