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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows
Last Updated June 16, 2:42 AM :: This list is an events calendar of [loosely] DIY activities in New Orleans. This calendar includes music shows, independent theater, activist and other types of meetings, etc. You will not find a listing for the House of Blues. The only way we can keep this list accurate and up-to-date is if you keep us informed. We can't spend every waking hour searching the internet and looking for flyers. Tell us what's going on! Submit your show to get it listed.
Monday, June 17
Glow Up Trivia Monday, June 17. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. $2-$5. GLOW UP TRIVIA: 80's Flashback, with Hosts Honey Tangerine & Lucky Saurelius, Third Mondays at The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux
Don your neonest of leotards and largest of hairs, and join us for a night of trivia hosted by Honey Tangerine! Featuring three rounds of cut-throat trivia on Wrestling, the 80s and/or Nerd Culture. $2 gets you a trivia sheet, or you can throw in $5 and play for all three rounds! Each trivia round winner will receive a prize package chock full of Swag, Comics, Coloring Books, Games, Toys Self-care products and tons of 80s Goodness.
Take an 80's dance break with our go-go dancers!!!
Tuesday, June 18
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, June 18. Bar Redux. 8PM. FREE. We are Young Funny is a #NOLA based comedy troupe, founded by the late Jon Reaux. The cast includes Kyle Smith, Geneva Joy, Byron Broussard, Kamari Stevens, DC PauL, Laycee-Joyce Taylor, Parker Barnes, Johnnie Lipscomb, Paul Joseph, B Dub Get Paid, and Billy Healy.
I Got A Bit About That Wednesday, June 19. Bar Redux. 7PM-9PM. FREE. is a live to record show and video podcast recorded weekly at Bar Redux. Hosted by Byron Broussard with cohost James Germain and engineer Jon Reynolds
Follow I Got A Bit About That on Twitter and Facebook Bit About That @Bitaboutthat
The Fly (1958) | The Fly (1986) Wednesday, June 19. Bar Redux. 9PM-12AM. FREE. Son of Celluloid: The Fly "58 & '86. Films Screened at The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux (patio)
Spirit Adrift | High Command Wednesday, June 19. Midcity Ballroom. 8:30PM. $15. Spirit Adrift is Sabbath-y doom metal; High Command is thrash. Presumably all ages because this place (which is essentially holding shows that would normally be at the Spanish Moon while the SM is undergoing renovations) does not sell alcohol. Doors at 8 PM.
Thursday, June 20
The Co & Co Travelin' Show Thursday, June 20. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Join us for an evening of jazz from around the world with The Co & Co Travelin' Show at The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux (patio space)
Big Business | Gools | Loudness War Thursday, June 20. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Friday, June 21
Synthwave Apocalypse Friday, June 21. Banks Street Bar. 10PM-2AM. FREE. The Eighth installment of Synthwave Apocalypse,
with DJ Mange & DJ Jenn Hazmat. Join us for the newest of new wave & hits from the last 20 years.
Macrame Plant Hangers Friday, June 21. Glitter Box N.O.. 6PM-8PM. $15-20. Macrame is an art form of decorative knot-tying, once popular during the 1970s, that is having a major comeback today.
Learn the basic skills and make a functional modern plant hanger on June 21st from 6 to 8 pm as part of our monthly craft night with guest artist N.O. Finer Fibers!
You will learn three basic macrame knots, and the finished product will be a two-foot long plant hanger, perfect for hanging next to a window. All materials will be included, including a 4in pot if you pre-register.
$15 - $20 sliding scale.
Saturday, June 22
Baby Boy Bartels & The Boys Saturday, June 22. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Baby Boy Bartels and The Boys was formed slowly between 2016-2018. Mixing traditions of American Blues, Jazz and Country, they connect them all into a contemporary format leaning towards the guitar based California Pysch Rock roots of their singer/songwriter, Matthew "Baby Boy" Bartels.
Sunday, June 23
Rosalynn De Roos and the Royal Jazzmen Sunday, June 23. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Rosalynn De Roos and The Royal Jazzmen are an acoustic vintage Brazilian Jazz and Gypsy Swing group known in the greater nola community as Buku do Choro. Our sound dates back to the early 1920's. There instrumentation ranges anywhere from clarinet/7 string guitar/hand persuasion & trombone sometimes mandolin & flute.
Monday, June 24
Kold Movie Trivia Night Monday, June 24. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. $2-$5. Chewbacchus' goriest subkrewe Krewe of the Living Dead K O L D is hosting a Movie Trivia Night at Bar Redux.
3 rounds of questions
$2 per round/$5 for all three!
Win awesome prizes prizes but mostly:
All proceeds go to the Krewe to help build more awesomeness for next year's parade.
Come drink, win and talk to us about joining the most fun subkrewe!
Tuesday, June 25
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, June 25. Bar Redux. 8PM. FREE. We are Young Funny is a #NOLA based comedy troupe, founded by the late Jon Reaux. The cast includes Kyle Smith, Geneva Joy, Byron Broussard, Kamari Stevens, DC PauL, Laycee-Joyce Taylor, Parker Barnes, Johnnie Lipscomb, Paul Joseph, B Dub Get Paid, and Billy Healy.
Wednesday, June 26
I Got A Bit About That Wednesday, June 26. Bar Redux. 7PM-9PM. FREE. I Got A Bit About That is a live to record show and video podcast recorded weekly at Bar Redux. Hosted by Byron Broussard with cohost James Germain and engineer Jon Reynolds
Follow I Got A Bit About That on Twitter and Facebook Bit About That @Bitaboutthat
Old School | Grandma's Boy Wednesday, June 26. Bar Redux. 9PM-12AM. FREE. Old School is a 2003 American comedy film released by DreamWorks Pictures and The Montecito Picture Company and directed by Todd Phillips. The story was written by Court Crandall, and the film was written by Phillips and Scot Armstrong. The film stars Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferrell as three depressed thirty-somethings who seek to re-live their college days by starting a fraternity, and the tribulations they encounter in doing so.
Grandma's Boy (2006) is an American gross out stoner comedy film, directed by Nicholaus Goossen. Starring and written by Allen Covert and Nick Swardson, the film features a video game tester who is forced to move in with his grandmother after being evicted from his home.
Thursday, June 27
JD Hill & The Jammers Thursday, June 27. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. JD Hill has been bending his unique style of traditional and electric blues harmonica and vocals into R&B, rock, New Orleans funk, and late-night boogie blues for many decades now, influenced strongly by Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Jimi Hendrix, James Cotton, and James Brown. JD has had the honor and privilege to play with many local and global music legends such as Deacon John, Dr. John, James Booker, the Nevilles, Jessie Hill, Earl King, Allen Toussaint, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn and too many more to name. JD and the Jammers gigs are well-known in New Orleans for his openness to other musicians to come and jam with him. You never know who might
Friday, June 28
Cumbia Calling Friday, June 28. Bar Redux. 10PM-2AM. FREE. Malaria Sound Machine will be spinning the best psychedelic Cumbia tunes from around the world...gettin' you dancin'.
The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux (patio space)
Glitter Box Book Club Friday, June 28. Glitter Box N.O.. 5PM-7PM. FREE. #GBBookClub is a celebration of our minds, our thought process, and the things that stand out when we're curled up with a book.
We recently created a Group on our Facebook page. This is where we will post long-form articles that have us thinking, and we encourage you to do the same!
We'll be planning occasional Book Club meet-ups at the shop, including our first one Friday, June 28th! At our IRL meet-ups everyone is invited to come along with whatever book they are reading that is challenging their pre-conceived notions, growing their awareness, and contributing to their overall sense of self and knowledge as an intersectional feminist.
Saturday, June 29
The 7th Ward Shouters Saturday, June 29. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Join us for an evening of The Blues with The 7th Ward Shouters at The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux (patio space)
Sweet Knives | Manateees | Dummy Dumpster Saturday, June 29. The Circle Bar. 9PM. $7.
GG Pender | Wynton | Assata Renay | Tre Parker | Shaggadelic | SkiiWii | YahJah | High Heal Doula | Gabri'Elle | Lucky Lou Saturday, June 29. Culture Bar (3000 Franklin Ave). 8PM. $15. Booking "Nola Soul Showcase" is a music event held by 2ThineOwnSelfBeTrue LLC which will include 10 R&B and Neo-Soul artists which includes GG Pender, Wynton, Assata Renay, Tre Parker, Shaggadelic, SkiiWii, YahJah, High Heal Doula, Gabri'Elle & Lucky Lou. It will be hosted by DC Paul along w/ DJ Novi on the 1s and 2s. There will also be vendors there. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nola-soul-showcase-tickets-62862247675?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete
Sunday, June 30
Toby O'Brien | Stumps Duh Clown Sunday, June 30. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Music & Poetry is a Showcase of Live Music with Original Fiction and Poetry readings each month.There is a signup sheet for poets wishing to join the evening.
This month features music with Host Toby O'Brien // Stumps Duh Clown
Original Spoken Word & Poetry Readings by Zachary W. Mohr, Christopher Hefferman, Stump Duh Clown, Briana Augustus, Toby O'Brien, Kyle Smith, Malachi Hoskins, Joaquin Emiliano, Polly Noble, Mason Hensel, Simon Taylor, Thomas Jones, Travis Williams, Roy Prenell, Donnell G.Q. Brown , and Russ Mercado.
Toby O’Brien- is a New Orleans based singer-songwriter and actor. Originally from Richmond, Va. ,Toby blends a mixture of folk singing with aggressive guitar playing and harmonic bends.
Stumps Duh Clown - is a New Orleans based Blues Turdadour. His love of The Delta Blues and a life well traveled and lived lends itself to his intensity on his vocals delivery. When he's not playing The Blues, he can be found clowning professionally about town with dog, Mack Taylor.
Molar | Heifer Sunday, June 30. Desolonde. Molar tour kickoff.
Tuesday, July 9
Cellrot | Judy and the Jerks | Thou Tuesday, July 9. Hey Cafe. 7PM. $10. An Idea Like No Other Cellrot is ex members of Gather, Negative Standards, Graf Orlock, etc.
Thursday, July 11
Saintsbone Thursday, July 11. Jackson Square. 8PM. $45. Booking The Saintsbone Society has long protected the living in New Orleans. The last surviving member, Winifred DeLaporte, has been found dead. You are now Saintsbone, the only thing stopping the spirit world from opening up for good and merging with the world of the living. Explore the French Quarter, meet ghosts, solve puzzles, and save us all from chaos... or embrace it.
Guts Club | Bipolaroid | Baby Boy Bartels & the Boys | Epic Reflexes | Peak Del Valle | Jack & the Jackrabbits Friday, July 12. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM. $10/$12. Melt House Productions A tribute to Roky Erickson