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Defender Picks



June 26th

Pizza For Pitbulls

Reginelli’s, 11AM

Eat pizza to help dogs, really. Benefitting the Love A Pitbull Foundation


Justin Molaison

Chickie Wah Wah, 5:30PM

Happy hour tunes


Let’s Get Quizzical

Port Orleans Brewing Co., 6:30PM

Food, drinks, trivia


Salves + Infused Oils Workshop

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Last class of the Heart of Herbal Medicine Series 


Choral Festival

St. Louis Cathedral, 7:30PM

Presented by the N.O. Children’s Choir


Breathe LOVE Yoga

Revolution Fitness, 7:30PM

Hatha Yoga Basics


Little Tybee + Cliff Hines + Friends

Hi Ho, 8PM

Elements of folk, jazz, psych, and bossa


Mondays with Tasche

Mags, 8PM

Vintage soul and modern blues


Charlie Gabriel & Friends

Preservation Hall, 8PM

Joined by Taslimah P. Bey, Djallo Djakate, Marion Hayden


A Motown Monday

Circle Bar, 9:30PM

With DJ Shane Love


Monday Music Therapy

Lucky’s, 10PM

With CSE & Natasha Sanchez



June 27th

Movie Screening

Broad Theater, 5:30PM

An intimate screening of America Divided


Book Signing

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

Appearences by Courtney + J.P. Sloan


Movie Screening

Café Istanbul, 6:30PM

Trapped: A story of women + healthcare


Song Writer Sessions

Foundation Room, 7PM

Supporting NOLA’s songwriting community


MORBID ANGEL + Suffocation

House of Blues, 7PM

With support by Withered


Astrology | Transits

School for Esoteric Arts, 7PM

A lecture on reading transits in natal charts



Saenger Theatre, 8PM

Get ready for a giant sing along


Blato Zlato + Toonces

Siberia, 8PM

Balkan tunes + art-rock



Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Static Masks, Shame, Annette Peacock Tribute



June 28th

Noontime Talk


Jim Steg: New Work, with Curator Russell Lord


Books Beer & Bookworm Babble

Urban South Brewery, 5PM

A fundraiser for Friends of New Orleans


Local Intro to Oils

Monkey Monkey, 6PM

Get the 411 on essential oils


Rye Tasting

Grande Krewe, 6PM

A flight of rye


Stick To Your Guns

Republic, 6PM

With support by Hawthorne Heights


Free Yogalates

The Mint, 6:30PM

Part of Wine Down Wednesdays


WNOE Summer Jam

House of Blues, 7PM

Jerrod Neimann with Michael Ray and more


Comedy Gold

House of Blues, 7PM

Stand up comedy from the Big Easy


Corks & Colors

NOLA Yoga Loft, 7:30PM

Let the paints and wine flow


Weird Wednesday’s

Bar Redux, 9PM

The Extra Terrestrial Edition


Mighty Brother

Saturn Bar, 10PM

With Grace Pettis


June 29th

Essence Festival

Superdome, 10AM

All your favorites in one place


Talkin’ Jazz

Jazz Museum, 2PM

With Tom Saunders


Ogden After Hours

The Ogden, 6PM

Featuring Andrew Duhon


Movie Screening

Carver Theater, 6PM

FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade 


Bleed On

Glitter Box, 6PM

Fundraising for We Are #HappyPeriod, powered by Refinery29


Book Signing


SHOT by Kathy Shorr


BYO #Scored

Music Box Village, 730

Presenting “Where I’m From”


JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

Get ready to jam


Henry & The Invisibles

Hi Ho, 9PM

With support by Noisewater


Soundbytes Fest Edition

Three Keys, 9PM

With PJ Morton + Friends


Trance Farmers

Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Support by Yung vul


Push Push

Banks St Bar, 10PM

With Rathbone + Raspy



June 30th

Electric Girls Demo Day

Monroe Hall at Loyola, 1:30PM

Check out the newest inventions


Field to Table Time

NOPL Youth Services, 2PM

Learn how growing + cooking = saving the world


Dinner & A ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Trolls


Movie Night in The Garden

Hollygrove Market, 7PM

A showing of Sister Act


Songwriter Night

Mags, 9PM

Ft. Shannon Jae, Una Walkenhorst, Rory Sullivan


Alligator ChompChomp

The Circle Bar, 9:30PM

Ft. DJ Pasta and Matty N Mitch


Free Music Friday

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring DJ Chris Jones



Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. CHKLTE + residents


The Longitude Event

Café Istanbul, 10PM

Presented by Urban Push Movement


Foundation Free Fridays

Tips, 10PM

Ft. Maggie Koerner & Travers Geoffray + Cha Wa


Gimme A Reason

Poor Boys Bar, 11PM

Ft. Tristan Dufrene + Bouffant Bouffant



July 1st


The Fly, 12PM

Hosted by Prytania Bar


Organic Bug Management

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about pests + organic management


Mystic Market

Rare Form NOLA, 2PM

Author talk, live music, art and more


Girls Rock New Orleans

Primary-Colton, 2:30PM

The official camper showcase


Serious Thing A Go Happen

Ace Hotel, 4PM

Exhibit viewing, artist talk, and after-sounds


Art NO(w)

Claire Elizabeth Gallery, 5PM

An eye popping opening reception


Antoine Diel Trio

Three Muses, 6PM

With Josh Paxton + Scott Johnson


CAIN Ressurection

Southport Music Hall, 9PM

Support by Overtone plus Akadia


Grits & Biscuits

House of Blues, 10PM

A Dirty South set


Jason Neville Band


With Friends for Essence Fest


July 2nd

The Greatest Show On Earth

Prytania Theater, 10AM

Dramatic lives within a circus



The Drifter Hotel, 2PM

Ft. RYE, Lleauna, Tristen Dufrane


Night Market

Secondline Arts, 6PM

With Erica Lee


The Story of Stories

Académie Gnostique, 7PM

Learn about the practical magic of fairy tales



One Eyed Jacks, 8PM

A tribute to David Lynch


Alex Bosworth

Bar Redux, 9PM

With Diako Diakoff



The Dragons’s Den, 10PM



International Flag Party

Howlin Wolf, 11:30PM

The hottest dance party of the year


New Creations Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 12AM

A special closing performance


NOPD Cop Suspended For Comment on Trayvon Martin Story

Being too loose with the online comments apparently isn't restricted to the U.S Attorney's office and those who take the name of a famous writer. One of the NOPD officers who was involved in the shootout that ended with two cops wounded and Justin Sipp dead is under internal investigation for posting incindiary comments about the Trayvon Martin case on the WWL-TV's website. NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas held a press conference at NOPD Headquarters today to announce that Giroir is suspended indefinitely from the force, and that the Public Integrity Bureau will conduct an investigation into Giroir’s comments.


“Act like a Thug Die like one!” Giroir’s comment says in response a story about yesterday’s “Hoodie Dat Day,” where New Orleanians gathered near Audubon Zoo wearing hoodies to protest racial profiling and the killing of 17-years-old Trayvon Martin. On February 26, Martin was unarmed and walking home through a gated community in Sanford, Florida, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, when neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman shot and killed him. The killing launched a national conversation about race that intensified within the past week as public groups from the Miami Heat to the Hoodie Dat organization have taken to the streets.



“The internet comments written by Officer Giroir, which include the fact that he is member of the NOPD, have given me grave concern regarding his fitness for duty," Serpas said today. "Because of this, I have suspended Giroir without pay, effective immediately."



“To say that I’m angry is an understatement.  I’m furious”, Serpas said.   


Serpas said the comments do not represent the views of NOPD.


"He has embarrassed this Department by these insensitive, harmful and offensive comments," Serpas said. 


Giroir was the officer who initiated the Mid-City traffic stop of Justin and Earl Sipp. According to police's version of events, Giroir was one of two officers who opened fire after Justin Sipp fired at them. Earlier this month, Serpas held a press conference after the killing of Justin Sipp, where Serpas defended Officer Giroir’s traffic stop as “pro-active.” On March 1 at 5:30am in Mid-City, brothers Justin and Earl Sipp were driving to work at Burger King when Officer Giroir pulled over the brothers for a broken light bulb over their license plate. Community members protesting the killing believe Giroir pulled over the brothers for “driving while black.”


The traffic stop turned into a deadly gun battle after Justin Sipp opened fire on Officers Giroir, Anthony Mayfield Jr. and Michael Asevedo. Officers Mayfield Jr. and Asevedo were at the scene in response to Giroir’s call for backup, and were both badly wounded by Justin Sipp’s gunfire. Officer Giroir and a wounded Mayfield Jr. returned fire, killing Justin Sipp. Earl Sipp suffered a graze wound to the leg during the melee.


After Jason Giroir’s online “thug” comment, another commenter Eddie Johnson said, “How the hell you know how he acted? That boy went to school, talked to his girl friend and it was raining so he had his hood over his head… OH YEAH He’s Black so he’s automatically a Thug huh? Low down racist always show their true colors.”


Giroir responded hours later, “Eddie come on down to our town with a “Hoodie” and you can join Martin in HELL and talk about your racist stories!:-P”


Giroir’s wife, Michelle Reyes Giroir, also commented, “He acted like a thug and died like one!”


Jason Giroir’s Facebook profile, which he used to make the comment on, says he has been employed by NOPD since 1999, and does it “because I like it and have the chance to make a lot of money.” Higher brass took that away from Giroir today, as he has been suspended without pay.


Giroir’s Facebook shows his only favorite book is “Killer With A Badge,” written by Chuck Hustmyre about Antoinette Frank, the former NOPD officer who was convicted of one of the most notorious crimes in recent New Orleans history.



His Facebook says Giroid graduated from Chalmette High School in 1995, and currently lives in Covington with his wife and two children.  


As OP-NAT EYE pointed out after the Justin Sipp killing, on Officer Jason Giroid’s defunct MySpace page, Giroid admits that he does not always do “everything by the book” and lists his occupation as “Punisher.”

sounds like the Justin Sipp

sounds like the Justin Sipp case needs to be reopened, sounds like Giroir is the thug
wonder how he will parish
wonder who shot 1st

Well Jason Giroircan always

Well Jason Giroircan always get a job with the Sanford Police Department.

March against

March against injustice!
Saturday, March 31st.
New Orleans City Hall.
Be there for Trayvon Martin, For Wendell Allen, For Justin and Earl Sipp (who was shot while IN HANDCUFFS, remember). More:

March against injustice! For

March against injustice!
For Wendell Allen and the sipp brothers!
March 31
New Orleans city hall



Couldn't have happened to a

Couldn't have happened to a bigger jerk

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