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April 30th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Final day of weekend one



Bayou Beer Garden, 9AM

The most important meal of the year


Movie Screening: The Invisible Man

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

1933 sci-fi horror classic



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 NOLA 4.18.17

Today, House of Blues highlights the top teen talent around town. Tasche and the Psychedelic Rose celebrate their album release, while the Ogden teams up with Oxalis Apothecary for a perfume tutorial. Dead Heads can enjoy Bob Weir when he takes the Saenger stage. Stick around after the show for local faves Honey Island Swamp Band. On this day in 1924, late blues artist Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown was born in Vinton, Louisiana. Now, more to do this Tuesday.


Bringin' Down the House (House of Blues, 6PM)

NOLA’s top teen talent take the HOB stage in a free showcase of emerging musicians. Kodie Treaudo, Marigny Hemenway, ANSWRS, One Lan Band, Kirsten Theodore, Baleeve, and Ahmir Trotter will be featured tonight. 


Craft Happy Hour (Ogden Museum, 6PM)

Erin Wexstten of Oxalis Apothecary will lead a workshop at the Ogden tonight on custom perfume oil blending. Each participant will end the two-hour class with a personal (and personalized) roll-on perfume. 


Bob Weir (Saenger Theatre, 7PM)

Bob Weir has had a storied career in music — from his beginnings as founding member of the Grateful Dead, to his current Dead & Company rock out, to his most recent solo record in a decade, “Blue Mountain.” Check out the documentary of his life, “The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir” — now on Netflix. Honey Island Swamp Band will play a free show after Weir’s set at 11PM. 


Tasche and the Psychedelic Roses (One Eyed Jacks, 8PM)

One Eyed Jacks hosts Tasche and the Psychedelic Roses for a show and album release. The band most recent effort “Gold Rose” will be celebrated, with performances by Delish Da Goddess, Gland and the Tumbling Wheels. 

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