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Defender Picks



October 7th


Champions Square, 8p.m.

English indie rock band


George Ezra

The Civic, 7:30p.m.

Also ft. Andrew Duhon


Brand New

UNO Lakefront Arena, 7:30p.m.

Alt-rock band from Long Island


Screwtape Letters

The Saenger, 8p.m.

Theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ novel


South Toward Home

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Travels in Southern Literature


October 8th

ASAP Rocky

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Harlem rapper come to NOLA



The Civic, 8p.m.

Swedish heavy metal band


Twin Shadow

Republic, 8p.m.

Dominican-American musician


Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. King Edward


Creole Son

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Account of Edgar Degas in Nola


October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

Slow Food and Fast Music: Supper Bowl Event at Rock N' Bowl

New Orleans’ distinctive culture rests on two strong foundations--food and music.  Tonight at Rock N’ Bowl, the inaugural Supper Bowl NOLA is combining the two for an event that promises guests all the eats, jams, and education that they could want out of one night. Slow Food NOLA and the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Fund have joined forces to host the party, and guests should come hungry and ready to dance to music from Onward Brass Band, Full Steam Jazz Band, and much, much more.


The music will begin outside at 6pm with the Onward Brass Band, and guests can purchase food from Rock N’ Bowl’s own Straight Stick Ranch, La Divina Gelateria, Rue Chow, Frencheeze, and My Time Coffee. At 8pm, the music continues indoors with Full Steam Jazz Band accompanied by special guests Leroy Jones, Rick Trolsen, Katja Toivola, and more.



Slow Food NOLA aims to educate the city’s eaters on the Slow Food International movement, a push to provide eaters with affordable, healthy options, eco-friendly consumer practices, and flavorful, seasonal diets, according to the organization’s website. Slow Food NOLA Chair Gary Granata, PhD and Registered Dietician, will provide slow cooking demonstrations at the event for guests who want to take some knowledge home with them.


Since its inception, the overarching goal of the Slow Food Movement has become a contentious issue. Granata’s New Orleans’ Chapter of Slow Food USA represents a splinter group of the original Slow Food International movement, which began in Italy in 1986 as a reaction to the growing popularity of fast food.


According to NOMAF’s Program Coordinator Stacy Morigeau, the organizations’ partnership was the perfect marriage.


“A lot of our musicians do what the fans do—when you’re out and it’s late at night and you’re playing and drinking, everybody goes to fast food,” explained Morigeau. Tonight’s event isn’t only about the history of slow cooking, it’s largely centered on the health benefits. NOMAF aims to keep our city’s musicians healthy and happy, and their diets are instrumental in that mission.


“Slow food started in Italy as a response to the fast food movement,” Morigeau continued, “We’re trying to show musicians types of food they can prepare at home and have to take with them, as well as small snacks on the road,” she said. “Giving them this education will hopefully better the musicians’ health,” said Morigeau.


Guests can arrive at 6pm, and admission free for those who register for a Slow Food NOLA Membership. General admission is $5, with all proceeds to be donated to NOMAF. Slow Food NOLA chapter representatives will be on site to provide interested guests with information and help them register for Slow Food NOLA USA & New Orleans.

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