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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 4.20.17

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Big Oozy disaster. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 people, and then proceeded to leak millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf. The hemorrhaging took almost six months to stop and the effects are still with us today. On a brighter note, click through to find out about all the events in town tonight.


Vino and Vinyasa (Longue Vue House and Gardens, 5:45PM)

Enjoy the lush surroundings of Longue Vue’s gardens for a sunset yoga session. Bring your own mat and join Grace Yoga and Pilates for an invigorating end-of-week class for yogis of all skill levels. Afterwards, a lululemon raffle and wine from Jackson Family Wines will be offered. 


The Truth Behind the Numbers (Xavier University, 6:30PM)

In Louisiana, overdose deaths have surpassed homicides — and yet the state’s opioid addiction is still not on the forefront of most residents’ minds. Xavier University will host a forum on addiction, including a Q&A session, book signing, and panel featuring Michael Cartwright, CEO of American Addiction Centers and Dr. Howard Wetsman, Chief Medical Officer of Townshend. 


Crystal Energy Therapy (Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM)

Sarah Murray's technique Crystal Energy Therapy combines energy work, crystal healing, and personal reflection on the Human Energy Field. Murray will lead the workshop to teach the basic of how to work with the Human Energy Field, with participants working together to balance chakras and auric layers. 


Something Like: Mary Poppins (The New Movement, 8PM)

The New Movement’s popular “Something Like…” series combines improv comedy and sing-a-longs to the Julie Andrews classic “Mary Poppins.” TNM’s musical cast sings the musical’s hit songs, while their improv cast will create new scenes based on those tunes. 

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The Country Club
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Mardi Gras Zone
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Erin Rose
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Renard Boissiere, Linzi Falk, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via


Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.


Alexis Manrodt

Editor Emeritus

B. E. Mintz

Editor Emeritus

Stephen Babcock

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