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December 1st

Pelicans v. Grizzlies

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

Memphis takes on Nola


The Art of Giving

Ogden Museum, 5p.m.

A holiday shopping events


Until The Beat Stops

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

A novel by Stella Mowen


Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Compilation by Mark Yakich



Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Broadway smash-hit


December 2nd

Tank and The Bangas Backyard Hangout

1032 St. Maurice St., 6p.m.

Also ft. The Original Pinettes Brass Band


A Dark and Stormy Night

The Arbor Room, 6:30p.m.

An evening of cocktails and ghost stories


Pelicans v. Rockets

Toyota Center, 7p.m.

Nola heads to Houston


Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Arrival

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Compliation of writing about “arriving”


Cas Haley

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

In the Den


December 3rd

Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. Roman Street


Prism Break

Zeitgeist, 6p.m.

An interactive video installation


The Butlers of Iberville Parish

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s


An Evening with Lusher’s Creative Writing Program

Maple Street Book Shop, 5:30p.m.

Students read from their original work


December 4th

Newcomb Art Department Holiday Sale

Carroll Gallery, 10a.m.

Ft. works in glass, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry and more



Home for the Holidays

Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 8p.m.

Fundraiser honoring returned Nola homeowners


The Soul Stoned Fest

The Willow, 8:30p.m.

Art, music and visuals


Doombalaya & CakeWalk

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

A couple Nola bands jam for the weekend


Pelicans v. Cavaliers

Smoothie King Center, 8:30p.m.

Cleveland comes to New Orelans


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

This week ft. Artist Perspective with John Barnes


December 5th

St. Nicholas Day Fair

French Market, 10a.m.

Ft. the Saint Nick Secondline, facepaint and more


Algiers Bonfire & Concert

Algiers Ferry Landing, 5p.m.

“A Riverfront Holiday Celebration”


12 Brews of Christmas

House of Blues, 6p.m.

$20 to taste 12 seasonal beers


NOLA Polar Express

Freret St. Publiq House, 8p.m.

Benefit for CASA New Orleans


3rd Annual Krampus Gras

The Voodoo Lounge, 10p.m.

Dancing, drinking and fundraising for Planned Parenthood


December 6th

White Christmas

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of the Holiday Movie Series


Saints v. Panthers

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 3:25p.m.

Carolina comes to Nola


Bikes Vs. Cars

Zeitgeist, 9p.m.

Bikes for change



Saenger, 2p.m.;7:30p.m.

Broadway smash-hit

Today in New Orleans 5.23.13

Tonight, Birdfoot Chamber Music Fest continues at Snug Harbor, Thursdays at Twilight welcomes Alex McMurray, and more. On this day in 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed in Bienville Parish, the end to the infamous pair’s three-year crime spree. Now, click through for Thursday's events.  


Thursdays at Twilight with Alex McMurray, City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)

This is Alex Murray’s first time performing at the Park’s Twilight Series and brings his raspy vocals and original lyrics to the Pavillion of the Two Sisters.  Mint juleps, wine, beer, soft drinks, water, and food will be available and no outside food and drink or pets are allowed.  Tickets are $10.



After Hours with Seth Walker, The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)

Austin Singer/ songwriter Seth Walker brings his blues guitar and soulful sound to The After Hours set tonight.  Seth recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers. Limoncell-O! will be served at The  O Bar and the O Fun feature is a  Kids' Art Activity Table.  The event is free to Museum members and $10 nonmuseum members. (No tickets are issued.)  For more information, call: 504.539.9600.



Maya Erdelyi Reception and Film Screening,The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)

Recently featured at the New Orleans Film Festival, Maya's award-winning abstract-narrative animation "Pareidolia" will be screened on Julia St. at The Foundation Gallery.  Stick around afterward for  a Q &A with the artist.


Night Train, Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)

Slide into Snug for the string quartet stylings of Different Trains & Saariaho and Cloud Trio followed by the string and piano presentations of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations.  Different Trains at 8pm, Goldberg at 10pm, Tickets are $15 and $10 for students.

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