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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

Today in New Orleans 3.5.13

This morning, make groceries at the Farmer’s Market. Later, NOLA Fashion Week celebrates their fifth season with runway shows at the Saratoga, lit lovers can enjoy book events Uptown, Rebirth plays the Maple Leaf, and more. On this day in 1766, Antionio de Ulloa became the first Spanish Governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Tuesday.


Crescent City Farmer's Market (Uptown Market, 9am-1pm)


This morning, head to the Riverbend to make groceries. Dozens of local farmers and chefs are bringing their fresh produce, seafood, meats, pre-made treats, and more to this weekly event.


First Tuesday Book Club (Maple Street Book Shop, Uptown, 5:45pm)


Tonight, join some fellow readers to discuss Colum McCann’s novel, Let the Great World Spin. Bring your copy and discuss the latest work from the National Book Award Winner and author of Zoli and Dancer.


Sarah Carr Author Event (Octavia Books, 6pm)


Sarah Carr’s Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children delves into New Orleans’ controversial school reform battle. Carr takes on the Recovery School District through the eyes of longtime principal Mary Laurie, new teacher Aidan Kelly, and fourteen-year-old Geraldlynn Stewart.


NOLA Fashion Week (The Saratoga, 5:30pm-9pm)


Tonight, start off your fashionable evening with a fashion market. Locally known designers of Jolie and Elizabeth are starting off the evening, followed by Izavel by Isabel Varela, then Blackout by Ashlie Ming. End your evening with a cocktail at Bellocq’s Sip in Style Lounge.


Rebirth Brass Band (Maple Leaf, 10pm)


Since they formed in 1983, Rebirth has been a local staple in the New Orleans brass scene. The Grammy winners are playing their Tuesday night gig, so come out for two sets of brass, funk, hip-hop, R&B, and more.

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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin


Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond


Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.


B. E. Mintz

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