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JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl


Today in NOLA 3.17.17


Feeling green? St. Patrick's Day festivities will be occurring all over town today, offering your weekend fill of beads and beers. Mainline Brass Band will be taking the Maple Leaf stage, while Loose Marbles is holding court at Dragon's Den. Gasa Gasa is hosting Mykki Blanco and Cakes da Killa in a can't-miss show, and Ocean Disco is bringing their one-of-a-kind sound to Bon Temps. As legend has it, the first ever "coffee break" was initiated by the managers of the Delta Steamship company who called some 80 employees to the Hibernia building on this day in New Orleans in 1930 to drink the caffeinated beverage and take a recess. Now, more to do this Friday.

 

Parasol's Block Party (2533 Constance St., 11AM-till)

Tracey's Block Party (2604 Magazine St., 11AM-till)

This pair of block parties and post-parade bashes are notorious for the presence and consumption of copious amounts of green beer and flowing Irish whiskey. While party-goers may come for the alcohol, they stay for the company and the corned beef and cabbage. 

 

Downtown Irish Club Parade (Bywater to the French Quarter, 6PM)

Also known as the “Markey’s Parade” this walking march is no frills but all tradition. As the club proclaims, they march from the “Old Ninth Ward” (now known as the Bywater) to the French Quarter stopping at Bud Rip’s, Markey's Bar, Mimi's, 13, 30/90, Tujague's, and Ryan's Irish Pub along the way. Politicians from parishes across SoLa flock to this insider event. There will also be beads and bands. 

 

Jim Monaghan’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Molly's at the Market, 6:30PM)

This year marks the 35th rolling of this French Quarter staple. Riders roll in buggies threw the Vieux Carre tossing beads. Bands and dance krewes including the Star-Steppin' Cosmonaughties, the New Wave Brass Band, the Celtic Highlanders, the Bearded Oysters, the Organ Grinders, the Storyville Stompers, and the Kazooie Floozies keep the beat. Irish Zulu will be throwing decorated potatoes. There is also a mobile bar which NoDef’s staff is particularly intrigued by. The route is a simple square around the Quarter beginning and ending at Molly’s on the Market (1107 Decatur Street) and the massive crowds make it hard to miss.

 

Loose Marbles (Dragon’s Den, 7PM)

The Marbles are a large collective of musicians that built their name playing on the streets. Their performances are a mix of trad jazz, lindy hop, and more than a little vaudeville. Alumni include Meschiya Lake.

 

Ocean Disco (Le Bon Temps Roule, 9PM)

From their humble beginnings busking on the streets of New Orleans to dominating the stage at at historic venues like Tip’s and playing with everyone from Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth, and Phish, Ocean Disco is a NOLA Cinderella story — and with good reason. They combine jazz and blues traditions with a modern electronica twist.  

 

Mykki Blanco (Gasa Gasa, 10PM)

Performance artist-turned-glam rapper Mykki Blanco is set to blow up Gasa Gasa tonight. The gender-fluid, queer rapper/activist offers fiery performances dropping verses that are always politically-charged as well as explosively fun to dance along. Blanco’s “Stunt Queen” tour features Cakes da Killa in support.  

 

Mainline (Maple Leaf, 11PM)

This Nola 8-piece soul-funk band will jam this evening with members of The Soul Rebels at Maple Leaf. Mainline has played with artists including Trombone Shorty, 50 Cent and Eric Krasno. The band consists of Edward Lee, Erion Williams, Julian Gosin, Paul Robertson, Edward Jackson, Charles James, Danny Abel and Jermal Watson.  




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

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Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor

Alexis Manrodt

Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

B. E. Mintz

Editor Emeritus

Stephen Babcock

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