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JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

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


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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Renard Boissiere, 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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Alexis Manrodt

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Linzi Falk

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock

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