Events Nola Daily

Today in NOLA 8.19.17

This Saturday, experience some good old-fashioned festin' with three different events around town. Ameripolitan Fest in the Marigny celebrates Southern sounds, while HOB hosts a one day celebration of beer and music. Need your Carnival fix? Roll during Mid-Summer Mardi Gras. On the music front, Gasa Gasa hosts Mighty Brother's homecoming show. Happy birthday to Ivan Neville, celebrating his 58th birthday today. Back in 1999, the Dumpstaphunk leader was briefly a member of alt-rock band the Spin Doctors. Now, more to do today. 


Ameripolitan Festival (Siberia, 3PM)

The inaugural NOLA Ameripolitan Fest will toast Southern sounds, with Texan and Louisianan bands performing everything from western swing and honky tonk to rockabilly and outlaw country. The lineup taking the stage at Siberia features Sophia Johnson, Ron Hotstream & the Mid City Drifters, Julie Nolen, Dusty Rust, Cheryl Deseree, Adam Lopez, Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, Darci Carlson, Johnny Dilks, and Cash O'Riley. 


Mid-Summer Mardi Gras (More Fun Comics, 5:30PM)

In their annual refusal to let frivolous calendars prevent the spread of Mardi Gras cheer, the Krewe of Oak is spearheading a commemoration open to one and all of the halfway point between annual carnivals. The event themed “Dirty One XXXI – Coming In Hot” will also have the Krewe of Chewbacchus subkrewes roll. Led by Parade King Doug Trager and Queen Stacy Morigeau, the revelers will make their way from Maple Leaf to Palmer Park via South Carollton Ave, complete with the requisite floats, dance troupes, and costumed fabulousness.


Brewsiana (House of Blues, 7PM)

It's the holiest of unions at the HOB tonight, as the best Louisiana beers and bands come together at Brewsiana Festival. 10 bucks will get you access to see Where Y'acht, Dash Rip Rock, Sexy Dex and the Fresh, Jonathon Boogie Long, Lake Landry, and DJ Otto while sipping on a selection of 16 local brews. New this year is the Foundation Room Access & Exclusive Brewery Tasting, which runs $45 a pop and gets you in an hour early and will allow you the chance to drink from six breweries whose beers are not currently available for retail. 


Mighty Brother (Gasa Gasa, 7PM)

Jake Ryan and Nick Huster lead New Orleans-based indie rock outfit Mighty Brother, which also include Jonah Devine Tarver, Kirk Duplantis, and Quinn Sternberg. Tonight, the group celebrates the end of a six-week tour across America with a homecoming show at Gasa Gasa. The boys at Mighty Brother called upon some of their friends to join them, including Little Maker's Micah McKee, Deltaphonic, and Ship of Fools. 



Solar Eclipse Paddle

Canoe and Trail Adventures, 10:30AM

Explore the swamps and bayou during the eclipse


Energy Clearing Class

Swan River Yoga Mandir, 7:30PM

Solar eclipse reiki course to clear your self


Monday Night Massacre

Rare Form, 8PM

Feat. Phantom of Paradise and Cannibal The Musical


Betty Who

Republic NOLA, 9PM

90's tinged Aussie artist, feat. Geographer



The New Movement, 9:30PM

Battle of the funniest 


Instant Opus

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Feat. Eric Bloom, Russell Batiste, David Torkanowsky, Chris Severin

Events Nola Daily

Today in NOLA 8.17.17

This Thursday, enjoy some local sounds at Ogden After Hours with Julie Odell or at Hi-Ho Lounge's Deltaphonic homecoming show. Brush up on the lyrics to "I Say A Little Prayer" before the W's screening of My Best Friend's Wedding. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will take the stage at Tip's. On this day in 1969, the devastating Hurricane Camile hit the mouth of the Mississippi. Now, more to do today.


Ogden After Hours (Ogden Museum, 6PM)

This week, the Ogden Museum’s evening music series features local songstress Julie Odell. Plus, an arts activity section to occupy kids and a cash bar to occupy their parents. 


Dive In Movie Night (W Hotel, 6:30PM)

The W Hotel in the French Quarter is blending some pretty great summertime activities: outdoor movie screenings and boozing it up poolside. Their summer programming series is an ode to Julie Roberts (who's turning 50 this year, just FYI), with screenings of some classics with the American sweetheart. Tonight, the rom-com My Best Friend's Wedding will be screened in honor of its 20th anniversary. Specialty theme cocktails, complimentary popcorn, and some snacks will also be offered. 


Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (Tipitina's, 8PM)

This hip hop outfit made up of Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Flesh-n-Bone has been one of the influential groups since their founding in 1993. From classics like "Tha Crossroads" and "Thuggish Ruggish Bone" to their late-2000s comeback successes with singles with Akon and Stephen Marley, the group's show at Tip's will be a non-stop hit parade. 


Deltaphonic (Hi-Ho Lounge, 9PM)

After spreading their blues-funk-rock sound across the US of A following the release of their album See Red, Deltaphonic returns home. The duo will be playing this free show at the Hi-Ho with support from Marina Orchestra. 

Crime Events Nola Daily

Today in NOLA 8.14.17

Today, Aurora Nealand will kick the week off right with her recurring Frenchmen gig with the Royal Roses. Learn about astrological moon cycles with the New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts. Shane Cooley & The Midnight Girls play Gasa Gasa, while Dawn Reno Langley is reading from her new novel. On this day in 1903, Albert Batson was hanged in Calcasieu Parish after being tried and convicted for murdering five members of the Earle family. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Astrology Workshop (New Orleans School of Esoteric Arts, 7PM)

Join NOLA's own School for Esoteric Arts for an in-depth course about the essentials of astrological moon cycles. Tonight's workshop is centered on the phases of the moon, and the school's informed teachers will explain the importance of the lunar cycles for harnessing energy for magic and ritual. Advanced students might welcome this horoscope tune-up, but the class is targeted toward students with a basic understanding of the astrological systems. 


Dawn Reno Langley (Garden District Book Shop, 7PM)

Novelist Dawn Reno Langley drops by the Garden District Book Shop to read from her new book, The Mourning Parade, the story of a woman who deals with the trauma of losing her two sons by volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand. Langley will also be around to sign copies and speak about the inspiration for her newest work. 


Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses (Maison, 7PM)

After nearly a decade in New Orleans, singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand is an established and versatile voice in the city’s musical community. Nealand is also a member of Panorama Jazz Band and Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship, but The Royal Roses are her traditional jazz group. Informed by groups like the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the New Orleans Moonshiners, they bring a fresh take to the trad sound.


Shane Cooley & The Midnight Girls (Gasa Gasa, 9PM)

Americana-tinged singer-songwriter Shane Cooley is a star of the Austin music scene. Tonight, he takes the stage at Gasa Gasa with support by Sabine McCalla and his backing band The Midnight Girls. Don't get it twisted, The Midnight Girls is an all-male lineup that has played with Cooley for a long time and tonight they support their last major studio release Kings Highway



Roch and Flow

St. Roch Market, 6PM

NOLA Tribe Yoga's donation-based class


Astrology Workshop

New Orleans School of Esoteric Arts, 7PM

Learn the concepts behind the moon cycle


Dawn Reno Langley

Garden District Book Shop, 7PM

The novelist read from her latest book, The Mourning Parade


Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses

Maison, 7PM

Nealand and her band have a fresh take on traditional jazz


Helen Gillet

Bacchanal, 7:30PM

Sip some wine and listen to the jazzy starlet 


Washboard Rodeo

Three Muses, 8PM

Washboard Chaz plays western and bluegrass sounds 


Shane Cooley & The Midnight Girls

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Americana-influenced sound


The Porter Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Feat. George Porter Jr., Terrence Houston, Michael Lemmler



Roch and Flow

St. Roch Market, 6PM

NOLA Tribe Yoga's donation-based class


Pilates at Parleaux 

Parleaux Beer Lab, 6:30PM

Work it out and then drink it out


DIY Fermented Foods

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Learn the benefits of kombucha, water kefir, and jun


Helen Gillet

Bacchanal, 7:30PM

Sip some wine and listen to the jazzy starlet 


Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8PM

Bring an instrument and join in (free)



The New Movement, 9:30PM

Comedians compete for the top prize: becoming the fave stand-up of the night


The Porter Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Feat. George Porter Jr., Terrence Houston, Michael Lemmler


Instant Opus 

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Feat. Oscar Rossignoli, Rick Trolsen, Nick Benoit, Zach Rhea



The Well

St. Anna's Episcopal Church, 2PM

A woman's poetry circle


Start-Up Institute for Small Businesses

Urban League of Louisiana, 5:30PM

Start of month-long business training program


Larry Correia

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

Signing and reading from Monster Hunter Siege


Elemental Dignities

New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts, 7PM

Working with the elements in tarot


August Alsina

House of Blues, 7PM

NOLA-born musician


Helen Gillet

Bacchanal, 7:30PM

Sip some wine and listen to the jazzy starlet 


Burlesque Bingo

Bar Mon Cher, 8PM

Lefty Lucy presents the art of the tease and bingo


Faun and a Pan Flute

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Atlanta musicians take over the Instant Opus series


A Farewell Second Line for Frenchmen Art Market

Tomorrow, the Frenchmen Art Market will say goodbye to its home next to the historic Spotted Cat Music Club in true New Orleans fashion, with a second line parade and party. 


After five years, the Crescent City night market closed its gates for a final night of business in the wee morning hours of Monday (7.24) morning. A farewell parade and party is scheduled for the following evening. 


According to the Frenchmen Art Market organizers, the eviction was not due to any financial failings from the market. The team wrote in a farewell Facebook post, “we continued to pay our rent but decided to second line out when the sheriff arrives.” 


The second line will begin where it all began: 619 Frenchmen St. at 7PM. Then at around 8PM, Young Fellaz Brass Band will lead everyone a few streets over to the market’s new home, The Art Garage, at 2231 St. Claude Ave., for an epic after-party. The multi-purpose venue, located next to Siberia, began as a sister space to the Frenchmen Art Market, opened last year by market owner Kate Gaar. In addition to hosting the market on weekend nights, the Art Garage will continue to host a variety of "art brothel and art events." 


For the many artists who depend on the revenue from the market, the worry exists that the St. Claude Ave. drag will not attract as many patrons as the lot on the famed Frenchmen. As an anonymous vendor told NoDef, “We all feel a bit scared right now, the space is smaller and there’s just not as much foot traffic compared to Frenchmen.” She continued, “everyone who works at the market loves each other, we’re a tribe. I’d hate it if this creates competition or it breaks the beautiful community we’ve built over the years.” 


While some count the Frenchmen Art Market as another sad addition to the Ain’t Dere No More archives, others see this as a new chapter. Commencing Thursday (7.27), the market inside the Art Garage will run Thursdays-Saturdays from 8PM to 1AM. Gregor Fox, the real estate developer who owns the property next to the Spotted Cat, will open his own art fair called the Palace Market this fall. 





Service Industry Mondays

Drifter Hotel, 12PM

Drinks specials for all industry members, plus music and food truck


Happy Hour

Ace Hotel, 4PM

With SaudadeViVian


Happy Hour

Chickie Wah Wah, 5:30PM

With Justin Molaison


Not-So-YA Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 6PM

For adults who read young adult fiction


Stuart McNair

Mahogany Jazz Hall, 6PM

Early blues and jazz


Tincture Making

Under the Waning Moon, 6PM

Get the 411 on herbal healing 


Tap That Yoga

NOLA Brewing, 6PM

Yoga + brews


Reiki Chakra Cleanse

Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, 6:30PM

Start your week right


Blue Velvet

The Neutral Ground, 7PM

+ Kawaii AF + Chris Billiot


Gypsy Juke Box

Dragon’s Den, 7PM

A very special Monday Night Swing


Cure For The Mondays

Buffa’s, 8PM

With Antoine Diel + Sam Kuslan


Blind Texas Marlin

One Eyed Jacks, 8PM

In the front lounge


Easter Teeth

Saturn Bar, 9PM

+ Landlocked Seas, Jonathan Brown, Raspy


Street Rat

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

+ Dolce, Blotchouts, Heaven Limosine, Sipalong


Pink Lion

Rare Form NOLA, 10PM

Enter a dreamy sonic world



Farmer Information Session

Farms Coalition, 5:30PM

For farmers in NOLA and beyond


Food Waste Collection

Alvar Library, 6PM

Frozen scraps only


Book Signing

Maple St Book Shop, 6PM

Yuri Herrera will be signing and discussing Kingdom Cons


Gal Holiday

The Circle Bar, 7PM

Her Honky Tonk Revue


Swing Dancing Night

Second Line Brewing, 7PM

There’s hops, and then there’s The Hop


Energy Clearing with Crystals

NOLA Yoga Loft, 7:30PM

A mid week refresher


Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare Fest @ Tulane, 7:30PM

Unfiltered, unrehearsed, unpredictable


Moshe Kasher & Natasha Leggero

One Eyed Jacks, 8PM

Grab your partner and get ready to laugh


Rooftop Cinema

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

A showing of Cocktail



Sidebar, 8:30PM

Ft. Eric “Benny” Bloom & David Torkanowsky


Una Walkenhorst

The Neutral Ground, 9PM

An intimate comfy set


The Shape of Jazz

Three Keys, 9PM

Ft. Mike Dillion & James Singleton



Saturn Bar, 10PM

Ft. danny and Holy Human


Organized Crime & Friends

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Ft. Eric “Benny” Bloom + Brad Walker


Funeral Parade of Roses

The Broad Theater, 10:05PM

Groundbreaking 1960's Japanese film on queer and drag culture