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November 25th

Pelicans v. Suns

Talking Stick Resort Arena, 8p.m.

Pheonix takes on New Orleans



Prytania, 12p.m.;2:30p.m.;5p.m.;7:30p.m.;10p.m.

Last installation of Hunger Games


Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market


Jon Cleary

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

British-born keyboardist’s groove is all New Orleans


Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.

See Kermitt weekly gig in the 7th Ward and get to bed early


November 26th


Prytania, 12p.m.;2:30p.m.;5p.m.;7:30p.m.;10p.m.

Last installation of Hunger Games



Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.

American indie film


Ed Volker

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

The Radiators lead man


The Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Ft. Johnny Vidacovich and special guests


Cornhole Thursdays in the Courtyard

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Celebrate Turkey Day with cornhole


November 27th

Pelicans v. Clippers

Staples Center, 9:30p.m.



New Orleans Suspects

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Old fashioned neighborhood party


Royal T

Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.

Also ft. Painted Hands and Vapo Rats


Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Classsic Nola jams


James Hall

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Rock singer and guitarist


Young Jeezy

Republic, 10p.m.

Album release party


November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque


November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams

Today's Events: 11.26.11

Today Grambling State plays Southern U. in the 38th Bayou Classic and Big Freedia bends over at Public Assembly. Previously, the University of Notre Dame was founded (1842), The NHL was formed (1917), the Warsaw Ghetto was formed (1940), FDR ordered nationwide gasoline rationing (1942),  Casablanca made its world premier (1942), Charles Schulz (1922), and Tina Turner (1939) were born, and Sojourner Truth died (1883).

1:30PM: Bayou Classic- the historic rivalry between Grambling State and Southern U. continues with a 38th Bayou Classic, a football game to commemorate historically black colleges and universities.  Other events include a Fan Fest in Champions Square and A Seagram’s House Party at Club XLIV (Superdome)

However, we all know that the real event is the Battle of the Bands and Greek Show.

10:00PM: Big Freedia- Project Fathom Get you’re a$$ in the air with Big Freedia, Rusty Lazer, and BK DJs Phi Unit and Lil Ray for a night of doing the turkey leg.  After $12 at the door, the first hour sees an open bar of Reyka vodka; #swag (Public Assembly)

*And the weekly Saturday specials: FNOPL Book Sale at Latter Library Carriage House, Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market at 484 Sala Ave, and the Sankofa Farmers Market.

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