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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows

Last Updated March 22, 6:13 PM :: 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.

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Friday, March 24
JoyStick | Keep Flying | Bombflower | The NoShows | Name Calling
Friday, March 24. Banks Street Bar. 9PM. FREE.
Don't miss this show! Amazing bands coming through, tons of surprises you have to be there to see and its FREE. Keep Flying is from NJ and Bombflower is from Illinois. The NoShows open up with a explosive set followed by Name Calling, is better than ever. Closing out the night will be the almighty JOYSTICK!!
Anglo a Go-Go: All British Dance Party
Friday, March 24. Bar Redux. 10PM-2AM. FREE.
Bug Lord | Birch Boys | Hound | Gools
Friday, March 24. BJ's Lounge (4301 Burgundy Street). 9PM. $5.
Bug Lord (Local Thrashing Hive Doom). Birch Boys (1st show w/ members of Pallbearers, Die Rotzz, and Glut). Hound (local dirt-clogged punk n' roll). Gools (local horror surf punk).
Flogging Molly
Friday, March 24. Joy Theater. 7:30PM.
Adam Torres and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (Water Liars)
Friday, March 24. Living Room Show (address with ticket purchase). 7:30PM-10PM. $20.
Come sit on a living room floor and check out the sweet sounds of Pete from Water Liars and Adam Torres playing an acoustic set.
Bonnie Prince Billy & the Bitchin' Bajas | Trendafilka | The Roots of Music Marching Band
Friday, March 24. Music Box Village. 6PM. $20 advanced tix, $25 day of show.
Curse | Divtech | Soul Glimpse | allthecolorsofthedark
Friday, March 24. Poor Boys. 10PM. $5.
Static Masks | Shame | The Self Help Tapes | Raspy
Friday, March 24. Saturn Bar. 9PM. $5.
Static Masks album release. Shame is members of Sharks' Teeth & Tare.
Saturday, March 25
Burlesque Imitates Art (BE) MUSE
Saturday, March 25. Bar Redux. 9PM. $15.
Burlesque Imitates Art is a semi-annual show featuring burlesque based on the unique style of 10 local artists. Artists and burlesque dancers are paired two months prior to opening and tasked with creating an original work of art and a corresponding burlesque performance in relation to the show theme. Honey Tangerine & Samantha Mullen team up again for (BE) MUSE. This March we will be honoring the daughters of Memory: The Nine Muses.
Kid Friendly Power Flow Yoga
Saturday, March 25. Glitter Box N.O.. 10AM. $15. Booking
Kid Friendly Power Flow Yoga with Shade Saturdays at 10am beginning March 25th A fitness approach to Vinyasa flow. Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a vigorous and mindful flow. In a power yoga class, students will build strength, flexibility, and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind. $15 at the door Childcare Included! BYO Mat!
Black Laurel
Saturday, March 25. Louisiana Music Factory. 2PM. FREE.
Free show at our favorite record/cd whatever store. Bring the kiddies and we will try not to swear. No shit.
Bonnie Prince Billy & the Bitchin' Bajas | Trendafilka | The Roots of Music Marching Band
Saturday, March 25. Music Box Village. 6PM. $20 advanced tix, $25 day of show.
Epic Jammers & Fortunate Little Ditties.
Pope | Keeping | The Spirit of the Beehive
Saturday, March 25. Saturn Bar. 9PM. $5. Community Records
The Spirit of the Beehive is on tour from Philadelphia. Tiny Engines Records.
Robert Allen Randow | Willy Gantrum | Sam Doores
Saturday, March 25. Siberia. 6-9PM. Free. 86'd Productions
local singer songwriters play a free happy hour show at siberia
But I'm a Cheerleader
Saturday, March 25. St Marks United Methodist (1130 N Rampart Street). 6PM. FREE (voluntary donation to the homeless). Booking
St Mark's Church in the Quarter are kindly hosting the inaugural Caravan Cinema NOLA film event. St Mark's was the only church in the city to host a memorial ceremony for the victims of a 1973 fire that killed twenty-five people at a gay bar in the Quarter. They are a pillar of the LGBTQ community so it makes sense to screen a film with relevant themes. 'But I'm a Cheerleader' is a cult comedy classic that deals with themes of conversion therapy and the coming of age of a girl who realises that she fancies other girls. So please do come and wile away those post-Margi Gras Blues. There's no cost for entry, just a voluntary cash and/or clothing donation (white socks would be ideal but anything you don't use any more works). All donations go directly to feeding and clothing the most needy people in the city.
Sunday, March 26
Alexandra Scott | Natalie Mae | Alex Bosworth
Sunday, March 26. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE.
Songwriter Sunday with host Alex Bosworth and guests, explore original songs & storytelling in an intimate setting. This month’s showcase of original singer-songwriters features special guest Alexandra Scott, Natalie Mae, and Alex Bosworth.
Music Box Village Performances
Sunday, March 26. Music Box Village (4557 N. Rampart Street). 12PM. FREE.
Festival with performances/activities running from 12-5pm on Saturday March 25 and Sunday March 26. Day of Action & Talent Show. Free dance workshops, arts + advocacy activities, youth talent show and performance preview! Youth-created performances about women’s rights and gender equity, followed by audience conversations and community action planning. Dance for Social Change is an annual youth arts and leadership summit that brings New Orleans’ youth together to catalyze action through the arts. Participants design a day of action and create site-specific dance pieces rooted in their research and conversation around the 2017 theme: Women’s Rights and Gender Justice.
Darkroom Painting
Sunday, March 26. New Orleans Community Printshop & Darkroom. 2PM-6PM. $90.
Darkroom Painting with Josh Hailey Studio Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 2:00p - 6:00p Monday, March 27, 2017 from 6:00p - 10:00p Join Josh Hailey at The New Orleans Community Printshop and Darkroom for a two day workshop: "Darkroom Painting." The workshop will cover surface manipulation of silver gelatin prints in the darkroom. Participants will be provided with chemistry and paper, but should have black and white negatives they wish to print from, negatives may be in any format. This workshop is open to participants of all skill levels. This workshop is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Membership to the New Orleans Community Printshop and Darkroom is not required. Please contact Lara at with questions. Instructor: Josh Hailey Price: $90 Enroll: Maximum Capacity: 8 Minimum Capacity: 4
Kyle | Cousin Stizz
Sunday, March 26. Republic. 8PM.
Pious | Push Push | Romasa
Sunday, March 26. Siberia. 9PM. $5.
Romasa's first show with an ex-member of Ossacrux and current members of Witch Burial.
Monday, March 27
Comic Strip
Monday, March 27. Siberia. 9PM. $5. 86'd Productions
Some of the best (and worst) comics in New Orleans join some of our fair city's most beautiful and talented burlesque dancers (and one fainting, talking dog) for, hands down, the best Monday night in America.
Tuesday, March 28
The Spontaneous Show
Tuesday, March 28. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Sign up 7:30pm/8pm show. 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, B Dub Get Paid, and Billy Healy.
Helen Gillet & Simon Berz duo
Tuesday, March 28. SideBarNOLA. 8PM. Scatterjazz
Swiss Percussion and electronix wizard tangles with local cellist, chanteuse and effexificator Helen Gillet... Scatterjazz awakens from slumber to host part 2 of a new semi-irregular series at SideBarNola.. ( More Intense Original Music to Scare the Children and Soothe the Stormy Mind coming up through April and May at Sidebar... keep a look out...
Wednesday, March 29
The Night of Horror Shorts
Wednesday, March 29. Bar Redux. 9PM. FREE. Booking
Bar Redux & NOLA HORROR Film Fest Present The Night of HORROR SHORTS Join us for a night of special Horror Film Shorts International Brotherhood of Pancakes, Apparatchick, When Sussurus Stirs, The Contract, Kaddish!, The Firstborns, Bloom, Flesh Computer, Kiss of Night, Timothy, Killer Kat, and Jack Attack Screenings take place on the patio.
Thursday, March 30
Plus Aziz | Matt Bartels
Thursday, March 30. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
NOLA Singer-Songwriters Plus Aziz/ Matt Bartels.
Electric Swandive | Hey Thanks! | Something More | Chris Schwartz
Thursday, March 30. Euphorbia Kava Bar. 7PM. $5. Pavilion Entertainment
Local rock/bluesers featuring DIY Pop Punk/Emos spanning from Lafayette to New England!
Friday, March 31
Yogoman | Congo Jac
Friday, March 31. Bar Redux. 8PM-1AM. FREE. Booking
YOGOMAN & Congo Jac features Jordan Rain/Yogoman on Guitar/Vocals, Jacqueline Rain on Bongos/Percussion/Vocals Followed By DJ YOGOMAN- YOGOMAN returns to spin his signature all vinyl record rave featuring Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Roots, Dub with Soul, Funk and R&B. Squeeze indoors and live it up! Come feel the Swampy Reggae Soul Riddims.
Mindscar | Witch Burial | A Hanging | Fat Stupid Ugly People | Recluse
Friday, March 31. The Circle Bar. 9PM. $5.
Mindscar are from Florida. $5, or whatever you can round up!
Sharks’ Teeth | Greater Pyrenees | Patrick Shuttlesworth Wants to Make You Deaf
Friday, March 31. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $8.
Feel Good Friday Vol.4 Spirit
Friday, March 31. Glitter Box N.O.. 12PM-6PM. Sliding Scale. Booking
Feel Good Friday Vol.4 Spirit - Reiki, Dreamwork, and Crystal Tarot Readings 12 -2pm Reiki with Sivani 2 - 4pm Dreamwork Sessions with Kezia Vida 4pm - 6pm Crystal Tarot Readings with JP *sliding scale*10% donated to New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity Women's Build
Hippie Sabotage
Friday, March 31. Republic. 10PM.
Saturday, April 1
Dreamland in Exile Burlesque
Saturday, April 1. Bar Redux. 9PM. $5.
Welcome to Dreamland. A Neo-classic burlesque show in the Crescent City! Featuring a revolving cast of burlesque beauties, boylesque cuties, and a fantasy of sorts making every dream come to life. Hosted by: Grand Mafun The Polynesian Technicolor Dream Feat. Burlesque Beauties CJ Sparks Charlotte Treuse Ariana Amour Starts 9pm - $5 cover - endless amounts of sass, nerve, and talent!
Sunday, April 2
The Lark & The Loon
Sunday, April 2. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE.
The Lark And The Loon - are a roots/traditional/folk husband and wife duo have an amazingly dynamic show featuring a multitude of stringed instruments, percussion, harmonica, accordion, not to mention great vocal harmonies...all from just the 2 of them.
Monday, April 3
Comic Strip
Monday, April 3. Siberia. 9PM. $5. 86'd Productions
Some of the best (and worst) comics in New Orleans join some of our fair city's most beautiful and talented burlesque dancers (and one fainting, talking dog) for, hands down, the best Monday night in America.
Wednesday, April 5
Murder My Sweet | Laura
Wednesday, April 5. Bar Redux. 9PM-12AM. FREE.
New Orleans Film Noir Society Screens the first Wednesday of each month. This month's Double Feature screenings are Murder My Sweet and Laura. Films Screened on the patio WEATHER PERMITTING
Thursday, April 6
Real Estate | Mary Lattimore
Thursday, April 6. Republic. 8PM.
Friday, April 7
DJQ | Slow Rollas Brass Band | puppet show | silent and live auction
Friday, April 7. The Sanctuary (2525 Burgundy Street). 7PM-10PM. $10 adults / kids FREE.
RUBARB Annual Fundraiser!
Saturday, April 8
Tarantino: Stripteaser Burlesque Tribute
Saturday, April 8. Bar Redux. 9PM. $10. Booking
Bar Redux and le Villain Cabaret present "Tarantino: Stripteaser (Burlesque Tribute). Join us for a night filled with some of your favorite Tarantino characters/movie scenes brought to life by New Orleans' finest burlesque performers . Hosted by Miss Monarch M (Meredith Mon Archm) featuring Charlotte Treuse, May Hemmer, Elizabeth GoGo McGregor, Nikki LeVillain, Xena Zeit-Geist, Lune Noirr, Grand Mafun. Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm. 21+, $10.
Monday, April 10
Monday, April 10. Republic. 8PM.
Comic Strip
Monday, April 10. Siberia. 9PM. $5. 86'd Productions
Some of the best (and worst) comics in New Orleans join some of our fair city's most beautiful and talented burlesque dancers (and one fainting, talking dog) for, hands down, the best Monday night in America.
Tuesday, April 11
Umphrey's McGee | Big Something
Tuesday, April 11. The Orpheum. 8PM.
Thursday, April 13
Portugal. The Man | Hdbeendope
Thursday, April 13. Joy Theater. 7PM.
Friday, April 14
Cashmere Cat
Friday, April 14. Republic. 11PM.
WCP & BUKU Arts + Music Project present.
Saturday, April 15
Clean Bandit
Saturday, April 15. Republic. 7PM.
Sunday, April 16
Scandalous Hair
Sunday, April 16. Saenger Theatre. 7PM. 50. Booking
Come out to Connect with the All-star Cast of the Hit Musical Stage Play SCANDALOUS HAIR featuring CHERELLE, SHAZAM lead vocalist of HTOWN, YOUNG JOC, WILLE LATIMORE, Hollywood Actor Miquel Nunez, Beauty & Hair Care Empowerment Diva/reality television personality CUTTING IT in ATL MUSHIYA, KARLIE REDD of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, recording artist YOUNG JOC who plays the smooth- slickster Carmine, musical humming bird finalist from NBC’s THE VOICE & host of the REGINA LOVE SHOW—REGINA LOVE.A Fun theatrical night of ‘Hair-lariously’ funny comedy, Soul grooving- Spirit Rocking Music [with the incredible sounds of LOVE STREET and the GEE GEE’s].Soul Rocking Musical Entertainment & ‘hair-larious’ drama- with your favorite the multi-talented cast actors AL CHAUNCY as Neville, AVERY as pastor, MELANIE BRADFORD, TIFFANY FELICIANO, vocalist SERENITY,‘funny-man the Hustle Man’ Michael Williams. A guaranteed night of ‘Hair- Raising’ mystery… It’s a Scandalous Affair​
Monday, April 17
Comic Strip
Monday, April 17. Siberia. 9PM. $5. 86'd Productions
Some of the best (and worst) comics in New Orleans join some of our fair city's most beautiful and talented burlesque dancers (and one fainting, talking dog) for, hands down, the best Monday night in America.
Tuesday, April 18
Bob Weir
Tuesday, April 18. Saenger Theatre. 7PM.
Friday, April 21
Lovesexy: Prince Burlesque Tribute
Friday, April 21. Bar Redux. 7PM. $10. Booking
Bar Redux & le Villain Cabaret present "Lovesexy: Prince Burlesque Tribute" Come out to sing, dance, drink & join us in celebrating the genius that was Prince, who left this realm one year ago. DJ starts at 7, burlesque/cabaret revue promptly at 8. Stay after the revue to watch "Purple Rain" at 10pm in the courtyard to end the evening. There will be raffles as well as drink specials. Prince attire strongly encouraged. We will have an altar in honor of Prince as well. Entertainers for the evening: Remy Dee, Nikki LeVillain, Charlotte Treuse, Lune Noirr, Nox Falls (Chavone Centell) all the way from Texas ,May Hemmer & DC Paul. Hosted by the divine Nicole Lynn Foxx.
Friday, April 21. Republic. 7PM.
Saturday, April 22
Saturday, April 22. Republic. 7PM.
WCP Presents SoMo: The Answers Tour.
Friday, April 28
Whitney | Shannon & the Clams
Friday, April 28. Tulane University LBC Quad. 5PM. FREE.
TUCP Presents: Whitney w/ Shannon and the Clams. Hailing from Chicago, Whitney is a critically-acclaimed band who creates warm, simple and profoundly enjoyable rock'n'roll. Shannon & the Clams is an Oakland-based, indie garage punk quartet that incorporates surf-rock and soul. A stacked bill! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on Tulane's campus. How could you pass this up?
Saturday, April 29
Saturday, April 29. Joy Theater. 9PM.
Sunday, April 30
STS9 (Axes the Cables)
Sunday, April 30. Joy Theater. 8PM.
Wednesday, May 3
Wednesday, May 3. Tipitina's.
Thursday, May 4
Medeski Martin and Wood | Nels Cline
Thursday, May 4. Civic Theatre. 10PM.
Behavior | The World is a Vampire
Thursday, May 4. Hey Cafe. 8PM. $5. An Idea Like No Other
Behavior is touring with a new LP on Iron Lung Records. Vampire opens. Best venue in town.
Sunday, May 7
Joe's Russo Almost Dead (Night 3)
Sunday, May 7. Joy Theater. 9PM.
Tuesday, May 9
Highly Suspect
Tuesday, May 9. Republic. 8PM.
Friday, May 19
Band of Horses
Friday, May 19. Joy Theater. 8PM.
Spag Heddy
Friday, May 19. Republic. 11PM.
Saturday, May 20
Vallis Alps | Kweku Collins
Saturday, May 20. Gasa Gasa. 9PM.
Kehlani | Ella Mai | Jahky | Noodles
Saturday, May 20. Republic. 8PM.
Sunday, May 21
Sigur Rós
Sunday, May 21. Saenger Theatre. 7PM.
Friday, May 26
The Mountain Goats
Friday, May 26. Republic. 7PM.
Saturday, May 27
Trey Songz
Saturday, May 27. The Orpheum. 7:30PM.
Sunday, May 28
Conan | North
Sunday, May 28. Siberia.
Friday, June 2
Friday, June 2. Gasa Gasa. 9PM.
Wednesday, June 7
Flux Pavilion
Wednesday, June 7. Republic. 9PM.
Tuesday, June 13
Mike Snow
Tuesday, June 13. Republic. 7:30PM.
Thursday, June 15
Thursday, June 15. Republic. 8PM.
WCP presents.
Friday, September 15
Friday, September 15. Joy Theater. 7PM.
25th Anniversary - Middle of Everywhere Tour.
Sunday, September 24
Sunday, September 24. The Orpheum. 7PM.
The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' band.