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MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 


Today in NOLA: 6.17.16


A couple of gals from Nashville are bringing their own take on country to the Quarter tonight while Seth Stainback wraps up his run in Mid City. Plus, Kermit, Tab, Christian Scott, and the New Orleans Suspects are all taking the stage. On this day in 1868, Lake Charles held its first town election. Details for tonight:

 

Birdcloud (HOB, 9p.m.)
Nashville’s Jasmine Kazet and Makenzie Greenare just two Nashville girls playin’ country about the “real America.” Except these string-strummers are a bit more honest about what they see. They have mooned, drank, and debauched their way across this land and their lyrics tell the story. For example, critics love “Saving Myself for Jesus,” the story of a girl that will engage in all types of sex, except vaginal sex on account of her religous leanings.

 

Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot (Chickie Wah Wah 9p.m.)

Backed by his band, Roosterback, Seth Stainback represents the next generation of Southern singer-songwriters. He came to music like many of the greats--after living a nomadic life as a truck driver and steel worker. But, his sound was a hit and playing quickkly became his full time job. His most recent album, “Fire & Steel,” was recorded in Lafayette under the supervision of Anders Osborne.

 

New Orleans Suspects (Maple Leaf, 11p.m.)

A collection of artists from some of the city’s best bands, the New Orleans super group is performing a free post-parade show, and it doesn’t begin until the trash crews start picking up debris. The band is composed of “Mean” Willie Green on drums, Reggie Scanlan on bass, Jake Eckert on guitar, Jeff Watkins on the saxophone, and C.R. Gruver on the keys.  

 

Christian Scott (Maple Leaf, 11p.m.)

NOLA native Christian Scott has an impressive background, playing wiht his uncle DOnal Harrison as a teen and then attending NOCCA. The trumpeter went on to a storied career including a Grammy nomination for his “Rewind That” album.

 

Tab Benoit (Rock n’ Bowl, 9:30p.m.)

Benoit is one of the city’s leading bluesman. The singer-songwriter’s work on the Fender Telecaster Thinline has garnered him numerous awards and his work to save the wetlands has earned him the love of locals. However, you need to hear this master to undertand.

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers (Blue Nile 7p.m.)

All aboard! NOLA current heir to the Armstrong persona is playing his weekly gig on Frenchmen. The Street is a bit more crowded and the time has gotten a little earlier, but the music remains the same. Expect a healthy dose of standards, some NOLA favorites, and a lot of personality. We partyin’.




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