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July 22nd

Ice Cream Social

Longue Vue, 10AM

Plus adoptable pets from the SPCA


Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Grow your own food


National Hot Dog Day

Dat Dog, 3PM

Raffles, ice cream and more


Cocktails and Queens

Piscobar, 6PM

A queer industry dance party


Immersive Sound Bath

Nola Yoga Loft, 7PM

Soothing 3D Soundscapes


Paul Mooney

Jazz Market, 8PM

Also ft. music by Caren Green


New Orleans Beatles Festival

House of Blues, 8PM

Come together, right now


Christmas in July

The Willow, 8PM

Ugly sweaters and peppermint shots



Three Keys, 9PM

With Coolasty ft. Jack Freeman and more


Particle Devotion

Banks St Bar, 9PM

Ft. Paper Bison +  Tranche


Cesar Comanche

Art Klub, 9:30PM

Ft. Ghost Dog, Knox Ketchum and more


Gimme A Reason

Poor Boy’s Bar, 10PM

Ft. Savile and local support


Techno Club

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Eria Lauren, Otto



July 23rd

From Here to Eternity

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

The 1953 classic


Eight Flavors

Longue Vue, 12PM

Sarah Lohman will discuss her new book


Book Swap

Church Alley Coffee Bar, 12PM

Bring books, get books


Urban Composting

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about easy composting


Brave New World Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 2PM

Open to all


Gentleman Loser

The Drifter Hotel, 3PM

A classic poolside rager


Mixology 101

Carrolton Market

With Dusty Mars


Freret Street Block Party

Freret St, 5PM

A celebratory bar crawl


Mushroom Head

Southport Music Hall, 6PM

+ Hail Sagan and American Grim


Glen David Andrews

Little Gem Saloon, 8PM

Get trombone’d by the greatest


Hot 8 Brass Band

The Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Brass music for a new era



The Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Ft. KTRL, Unicorn Fukr, RMonic

Today in NOLA 5.18.17

Today, see Tank without her Bangas. So You Think You Can Dance all stars and sibling duo Derek and Julianne Hough bring their dance styles to the Saenger. CAC brings a veterans-themed show in honor of Veterans Appreciation Month. Tip's guarantees a good show, with Reckless Kelly and Blue Water Highway in support. On this day in 1896, Plessy vs. Ferguson established the constitutionality of segregation with “separate but equal” reasoning. Now, more to do this Thursday.


Tarriona “Tank” Ball (Dogfish Reading Series, 7PM)

While this is not a full band performance, attendees can definitely expect the unexpected when it comes to Tank. Known as a poet with a music book, the animated Tarriona “Tank” Ball has made a name for herself through her writing and mostly recently her project with her band The Bangas. Her joyful play with words is both memorable and magical. Presented by the Dogfish Reading Series, this is one performance that is not to be missed.


Foreign To Myself (Contemporary Arts Center, 7:30PM)

Continuing the celebration of the Contemporary Arts Center 40th anniversary season is the latest work from the fearless experimental theatre company, Goat in The Road Productions. This richly set performance will explore the many ways veterans rnavigate the world and the difficulties of recovery. They explore this all too often occurrence following extensive research into the history and science of trauma, and through historical accounts, personal interviews, immersive sound design and much more.


MOVE Live on Tour (The Saenger Theatre, 8PM)

The dancing duo behind the MOVE tour are masters of their chosen craft. Derek and Julianne Hough are a multi-talented sibling duo, both having won the popular dancing competition So You Think You Can Dance multiple times. Derek is sole six-time winner of the competition. His counterpart has two wins under her belt and has transitioned into acting, with starring turns in the Footloose remake, the Nicholas Sparks weepie Safe Haven, and most recently as Sandy in NBC's live version of Grease


Reckless Kelly (Tipitinas, 8PM)

With a band name that has its roots in the old ways of the lawless frontier, Reckless Kelly is redefining what country can be. They are Grammy Award winning artists hailing from all over, but based in Austin. They celebrated their 20thAnniversary last year with their release of their back-to-basics album, Sunset Motel. They have earned a very steadfast and loyal following through their combinations of roots, rock, and country.

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