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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


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

Today's Events: 1.17.12

Today, B.B. King teaches us how to blues in Louis Armstrong Park, and Painted Palms join STRFKR at One Eyed Jack's for an evening of electronica. On this day in Louisiana history, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and the Duke Ellington Orchestra graced the stage of Municipal Auditorium all at once in 1945. Making a special guest appearance was Sidney Bechet, in his first New Orleans appearance in a quarter-century. Here's a couple of today's returns:


8:00 PM BB King - There's perhaps no one in America more associated with the blues than Mississippi native B.B. King. As a JazzFest performance in 2010 showed, there's good reason for that. He might be getting on in years, but the man born Riley B. King can still play. Tonight, he and Lucille are sure to shake the Mahalia Jackson Theatre crowd from under their feet. (Mahalia Jackson Theatre) 


10:00 PM STRFKR, Painted Palms - STRFKR hooks you in the name, and makes you stick around by getting you to dance to songs about death and the end of the world. Painted Palms lets the noise wash over. Think of it as an electronica bath. These two electronic based teams are quickly gaining steam, and make a stop at One Eyed Jack's tonight. (One Eyed Jack's)


10:00 PM Rebirth Brass Band - Discover an old favorite like it was new again. Rebirth's 3 sets remain the citywide gold standard of brass music. If you really want to see them work it out, be sure to stay til the end. (Maple Leaf Bar)



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