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VENDREDI

April 28th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

And it begins! 

 

Yestadt Millinery Pop-Up

W New Orleans, 10AM

Shop the latest hat styles

 

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5PM

A lecture on the hidden musicians of Venice: the fascinating story of Vivaldi's all-female orchestra

 

Movie Screening: Personal Shopper

Prytania Theatre, 6PM/8PM 

Kristen Stewart stars as a shopper who sees ghosts, screened as a closing event of the New Orleans French Film Festival

 

Bar Redux Third Anniversary

Bar Redux, 8PM

Feat. JD Hill and the Jammers

 

Dark Star Orchestra

Joy Theater, 8:30PM

The sound of the Grateful Dead

 

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Orpheum Theater, 9PM

Harper reteams with his longtime supporting band

 

The Soul Rebels

Blue Nile, 10PM

Brass legends bring da funk to Frenchmen 

 

Flow Tribe and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 10PM

Backbone crackin' music

 

Bayou Boylesque

GrandPre's, 10PM

All-male local burlesque

 

Questlove

House of Blues, 12AM

The Roots drummer performs a late night DJ set

 

Screening: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog & Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Prytanian Theatre, 12AM

Screening of the Neil Patrick Harris show and Buffy's musical ep "Once More, With Feeling" 

SAMEDI

April 29th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Day two 

 

Galactic + Roar

Tipitina's, 8PM

Funk jazz jam

 

Thunder from Down Under

Harrah's Casino, 8PM

Australian's Chipendales style male dancers

 

Shannon and the Clams

Siberia, 9PM

Garage indie surf-punk 

 

Stooges Brass Band

Blue Nile, 9:30PM

NOLA classics remixed with heavy hip hop influence

 

Mod Dance Party

Circle Bar, 10PM

Monthly 60's themed event, with DJ Matty

 

Honey Island Swamp Band

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 10PM

Swamp Americana. Feat. The London Souls

 

STS9

Joy Theater, 10PM

Instrumental electronic rock

 

Gutenberg! The Musical! 

The Theatre at St. Claude, 10:30PM

Last night of the musical comedy about making a show about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg

 

The Heat

Maison, 11:30PM

Feat. Ivan Neville, Oteil Burbridge, Stanton Moore, and Eric Krasno

DIMANCHE

April 30th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Final day of weekend one

 

Breakfest

Bayou Beer Garden, 9AM

The most important meal of the year

 

Movie Screening: The Invisible Man

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

1933 sci-fi horror classic

 

Dan TDM

Saenger Theatre, 3PM

YouTube superstar comes to town

 

Sunday Musical Meditation

Marigny Opera House, 5PM

Feat. guitarist and composer David Sigler

 

One Tease to Rule Them All

Eiffel Society, 7PM

Lord of the Rings burlesque

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf Bar, 7PM

Feat. Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, plus a crawfish boil

 

Blato Zlato

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA-based Balkan band

 

What is a Motico? 

Zeitgeist Arts Center, 9PM

Helen Gillet presents Belgian avant garde films


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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Contributors

Renard Boissiere, Linzi Falk, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via

Photographers


Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor

Alexis Manrodt


Editor Emeritus

B. E. Mintz

Editor Emeritus

Stephen Babcock

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