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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


May 27th

Palmer Park, 10AM
The May edition of the monthly art market
New Orleans Jazz Market, 3PM
Light bites, drinks, DJs
Bar Redux, 7PM
Horror, fantasy, and spiritual movies from 13 countries
Bacchanel Fine Wine and Spirits, 7:30PM
Progressive jazz from one of the cities best
The Howlin Wolf, 8PM
Improvisational funk music
Joan Mitchell Center, 8PM
Monthly open mic
The Orpheum Theater, 9PM
Tremaine The Tour with support by Mike Angel
Santos Bar, 10PM
Mind expanding multi genre music


May 28th

NOLA MIX Records, 11AM
Teaching kids to DJ and produce beats
The Courtyard Brewery, 3PM
Raffle, silent auction, craft beer
Mags on Elysian Fields, 7PM
A new series dedicated to pushing the limits of contemporary music
Three Keys, 7PM
OC cabaret goes Sci-Fi
UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album
One Eyed Jacks, 10PM
Remixes, edits and originals of Fleetwood Mac
Rare Form, 10PM
Vintage sounds of American Root Music

Today in NOLA: 6.03.16

The humidity is rising, but so is the volume today. Mystikal, Debauche, and Ike Stubbleflield are all setting their amps to 11 this evening. Plus, check out an art opening, the Stooges, or Colin Lake. On this day in history, men working at the Mint lost their title as federal employees after Louisiana seceded from the Union (1861), and Gov. Henry W. Allen delivered his farewell address at the end of the Civil War (1865). Don't lose today before checking these out:


Books/Catalysts (Foundation Gallery, 6p.m.-9p.m.)

Curator Jon Coffelt opens his exhibit of  book art. Artists include Pinky Bass, Doug Boulas, Dana Jo Cooley, Wayne McNeil, Buzz Spector, and Travis Childers. Including a selection from the Private Book Arts Collection. Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Marcel Broodthaers, Joan Lyons, Mare Blocker, Charles Ray, Donald Baechler, Dieter Roth, Davi Det Hompson, David Sandlin, Denise Carbone, Susan E King, Mary Ann Sampson, Lew Thomas, and Miranda Maher.


Stooges (Blue Nile, 11 p.m.)

They made their name on the streets, but over the last several years the Stooges Brass Band have also become a force in the clubs with some help from Mannie Fresh. After a few years of name changes (The Most Wanted) the guys are bringing their unique blend of jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop back under their original name.


Colin Lake (Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.)

The music of local blues-roots singer/songwriter Colin Lake is characterized by twangy guitar, soulful vocals, and catchy beats. Following the success of 2011’s "The Ones I Love," Lake released “One Thing That’s for Sure” last year. Lake is on the way up; catch him while he’s still playing locally.


Ike Stubblefield (d.b.a., 10p.m.)

B3 legend Ike Stubblefield’s amazing career includes gigs with everyone from Marvin Gaye to B.B. King. Tonight, he is joined by New Orleans’ own June Yamagishi on guitars and Jermal Watson on drums. The three musicians know each other well; so, expect a high energy, Jazz Fest style jam during the off-season.


Debauche (Maple Leaf, 10p.m.)

Debauche are New Orlean’s only Russian mafia band. What does it take to be a Russian mafia band? For starters: quick-paced Slavic tunes, high energy, propensity for vodka, and a sense of humor. After a break, the band is currently at work on a new album to follow up 2011’s Cossacks on Prozac.


Mystikal (Tip’s, 10p.m.)

New Orleans native Mystikal is known for his unique style of rapping, with varying speeds and a mix of singing and screaming. The rapper is making a stop in his hometown during his U.S. tour. Despite legal troubles and a switch from No Limit to Cash Money, Mystikal’s sheer talent is propelling him forward.

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