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Walter Wolfman Washington
d.b.a. (10:00 PM)
Fiery blues on Frenchmen - every week
House of Blues (8:00PM)
Legendary rock icon and four-time Grammy winner
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00PM)
Feel the bass drop
Algiers Ferry Landing (6:00PM)
Today, Vivaz Latin Band and Paky Saavadra
Curren$y's Jet Lounge
Blue Nile (10:00 PM)
The NOLA rapper's weekly party
Banks Street Bar (10:00 PM)
Blues rock and BLTs!
Country Club (All Day)
Weekly Wed Gig- $3 martinis and free admission for the service industry folks.
Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake
Chickie Wah Wah (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Piano man meets a golden voice.
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
Weekly Wed Gig- Gypsy jazz upstairs in the Marigny
Hi-Ho Lounge (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- from the street to the stage. Midnight Snax throwdown follows at 10pm.
dba (7:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- The world's premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio.
Treme Brass Band
Candlelight Lounge (9:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Pass on by and see the 6th Ward’s home band.
Little Gem Saloon (5:00PM)
Traditional Blues, Gospel, and R&B in the CBD
Snug Harbor (8:00PM)
Delfeayo Marsalis’ award-winning orchestra
Come see the in-demand bassist perform with his own band tonight
Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
Les Bon Temps Roule (10:00 PM)
Candlelight Lounge (8:00PM)
Shake your brass in the Treme with a blend of hip hop, R&B, and pop
Maple Leaf (8:00PM)
One of New Orleans’ best percussionist invites his friends to the stage
PubliQ House (9:30PM)
Brass with electric guitar and keyboard
Today in New Orleans: 5.18.12
Today, the Bayou Boogaloo kicks off, a pair of museums give us after hours excuses to get gussied up and a crawfish berl helps out the homeless. On this day in New Orleans, the Supreme Court upheld the "separate but equal" principle in the Plessy v. Ferguson case, which originated on the Press Street train tracks (1899) and Olympia Brass Band drummer Papa Glass was born (1927). Don't let today fly off the rails. Take stock of the schedule:
Bayou Boogaloo Bayou St. John (5:00 PM) The long wait between Fests is over. Da Bayou's annual post-JazzFest party provides a little taste of the fun to come all weekend tonight. Two of the Fest's three stages will be open, with music from Brass-a-holics, Mia Borders, Papa Grows Funk and Kelcy Mae. Get ready to party!
Bite the Tail Off Homelessness Crawfish Boil Lakeview Presbyterian Church (5:30 PM) This berl raises money that goes straight from the Lakeview Presbyterian Church to vouchers for the homeless. Featuring great music from Phil Melancon, Steve and Sasha Masakowski, John Rankin and Johnny Angel. Should be a late crawfish season treat. $10
Sippin' in Seersucker The Shops at Canal Place (6:00 PM) The annual benefit for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is all about gettin' gussied up. Come out in lightweight duds, and enjoy the music of Los Hombres Calientes and the Michael Watson Quartet. And don't forget the sips, which will be provided by Buffalo Trace Distillery. Before you go, read this history of seersucker. Turns out, the summer suit originated right here in New Orleans.
Slow Burn Burlesque Howlin' Wolf (9:00 PM) This month, this local burlesque troupe stages Hollywood Babylon, a tribute and reenactment of Kenneth Anger's book of the same name. Appearances expected from Ava Gardner, Charlie Chaplin and, of course, Marilyn Monroe.
Swing Ball Museum of the American Cocktail (6:00 PM) The closing of World Cocktail Week is upon us, but it wouldn't be appropriate to send this event off without a huge party. At the Museum of the American Cocktail, more than a dozen of this town's best local mixologists and about a half-dozen of the best restaurants all unite under the banner of swing. Who's providing the music? Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, of course.
Feufollet Historic New Orleans Collection (6:00 PM) Concerts in the Courtyard returns to this French Quarter with this elite Cajun combo. Feufollet are mostly in their 20s, but when you've been playing since you were a tween, it's easy to become a veteran.
Dash Rip Rock d.b.a (10:00 PM) They were recently inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, and now they're readying a new album. Local legends Dash Rip Rock take it to the Frenchmen Street stage for their unique brand of roots rock tonight.
NOLA Theatre Remeber that handful of spring plays Jim Fitzmorris was telling us about? Well all five are open as of tonight! Tonight's schedule features the opening of Cripple Creek's Lysistrata at Allways Theatre, plus As You Like it in the NOMA Sculpture Garden, Psycho Beach Party at Mid-City Theatre, Shirley Valentine at the CAC. And don't forget about skating over to see the Best Bank's current delight, Xanadu.
American Craft Beer Week The local slate of events dedicated to this national celebration of all brews that value quality over quantity continues with the following:
The Avenue Pub, “Regional Breweries Night.”
The Irish House “Saint Arnolds Beer Dinner”
Fat Harry’s “Saint Arnolds Tour Party”
NOLA Brewery, 2pm. “ACBW Brewery Tour”
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Sarah Esenwein, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Jonas Griffin, Jennifer Abbot, Mary Kilpatrick, Elaina Patton, Mike Horst, Devin Bambrick, Katherine McGuire, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner
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