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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

SAMEDI

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

DIMANCHE

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: 6.04.16


Oyster Fest starts today. In addition to some local acts, music lovers will have their choice of stars in the country, rap, or fastcore world. Plus, Ladies Arm Wrestling returns. On this day in New Orleans history, Dew Drop Inn founder Frank Painia - who was also known as the Mayor of LaSalle St. - was born in Plaquemine (1911), and bass player Lloyd Lambert (Ray Charles, Little Richard) was born in Thibodaux (1928). Now, more to do today.

 

Oyster Fest (Woldenburg Park, All Day)

sk a bar full of locals whether they like there oysters charbroiled, chargrilled, fried, or raw, and you’ll busy for the next two hours hearing opposing views. However, all sides will be represented this weekend when fest season continues on with the annual New Orleans Oyster Festival. Today includes performances by Tank & the Bangas, Colin Lake, Mia Borders, the Mulligan Brothers, and the Honey Island Swamp Band, not to mention the famous shucking contest.

 

Kevin Gates (Orpheum, 8p.m.)

Baton Rouge’s Kevin Gates is quickly rising through the rap world. After a series of Billboard Top 40 mixtapes, Gates broke out a few months ago with the hit album “Islah.” Gates’ Louisiana roots are evident both in his southern style beats and the influences of Birdman and Lil Wayne on his career.

 

Tim McGraw (HOB, 9p.m.)

Tim McGraw is one of the largest names in country music and pop-culture today; having sold over 40 million albums, and dominated the charts with 32 Number One singles. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, he has won three Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, and 10 American Music Awards, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as The Blind Side, Country Strong, and Friday Night Lights—as well as hosting Saturday Night Live.  His newest album, Two Lanes of Freedom, is due out on Feb. 5.

 

NOLAW (OEJ, 8p.m.)

For years, women in New Orleans have bought their biceps and their best costumes together to arm wrestle for charity. Tonight’s bout is centered around the theme of “The World Wide Web” and benefits a local trans advocacy group.

 

Disparo (Siberia, 9p.m.)

“Four guys from Sydney playing fast, aggressive, in your face punk/hardcore.” The fastcore group boasts eight albums, but at NoDef, we are most partial to the track “Hipster Kilers.”

 

Little Freddie King (d.b.a., 11p.m.)

Little Freddie King is as close to authentic, old-time Delta music as you’ll get without spending six figures on an antique 78. The 74-year-old Mississippi-born country blues guitarist is a literal cousin to Lightnin’ Hopkins. Tonight he plays d.b.a., home to one of the best draft beer selections on Frenchmen. Tickets $10.




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