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Defender Picks



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: 8.07.15

Chefs are throwing down in the Convention Center today. NOMA is hosting a party and the Old Marquer is staging some Jurassic Park burlesque. Plus, some alt-folk is coming to the Allways. Happy Birthday to former Gov. and new father Edwin Edwards, 86, born on this day in 1927. Now, more to do this Friday.


Chef’s Taste Challenge, (New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 6:30p.m.)

Farm-to-table conference brings a cooking challenge. Chefs Frank Brigsten and Matthew Farmer will represent New Orleans ina  field that also includes Rocky Durham, Craig Baker, Hari Pulapaka, and Joel Navejas. 


Friday Nights at NOMA, (NOMA, 5 p.m.)

Take in a little culture before getting housed tonight. NOMA opens its doors after hours on Fridays, allowing visitors a chance to kick off the weekend with some culture. Music by Erin Demastes. Journalist Chris Waddington from will be on hand to talk about art and media.


Life, UH, Strips A Way (Old Marquer Theater, 11p.m.)

What’s bigger than a dinosaur? How about some pasties with your paleontology? The Old Marque is hosting a Jurassic Park themed burlesque show.


Bjorn Jacobsen (AllWays Lounge, 10p.m.)

Born in Penssylvania and now splitting his time between NOLA and NYC, Jacobsen is bringing his unique, organic sound to St. Claude. With an emphasis on acoustic music, he plays “Dark-Folk, Gypsy-Grass, and Delta Blues.”


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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


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Michael Weber, B.A.


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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock

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