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Last Updated January 15, 4:08 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.
Tuesday, January 15
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, January 15. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. 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.
Funny Punch $6
Join us at The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux for some of nola's funniest comedians. (patio space)
Blak Tyvek | Proud/Father | Empty Model | Chemical Marriage
Tuesday, January 15. Mudlark Theatre. 9PM. $5. Booking Minimalist synth, goth noise, performance art with ritual performance by the Chemical Marriage.
Johnny Vidacovich & Helen Gillet Tuesday, January 15. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Aurora Nealand & Michael Vatcher Wednesday, January 16. SideBarNOLA. 7PM. Early show.
Keith Stone | Red Gravy Wednesday, January 16. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Thursday, January 17
Blue Fox Thursday, January 17. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Join us for an evening of The Blues.
Blue Fox is a well-rounded entertainer who has performed at numerous venues throughout the country. His daughter, Brittany Blue Fox, will perform
In the 1980’s, Blue played almost everyplace that had street musicians (Boston, New York, New Orleans, Austin, San Francisco, etc.) In 1984 Blue moved to the Boston area and made his living playing in Harvard Square and clubs around the City. He was a regular at the blues jams and studied guitar with Paul Rishell.
Program 2 Thursday, January 17. Marigny Opera House. 8PM. $45/$32 (students and seniors). Drawing inspiration from nineteenth-century New Orleans composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Arnold Schonberg and novelist Jean Genet, Marigny Opera Ballet’s opens 2019 with “Program 2,” one of the most ambitious, diverse programs in its five year history.
Michael Vatcher | Rick Trolsen | Tom Fitzpatrick Thursday, January 17. SideBarNOLA. 7PM. Early show.
Some Antics Thursday, January 17. SideBarNOLA. 9PM. Matt Booth, Brad Webb & Nahum Zdybel
Friday, January 18
Odd Job Ensemble Friday, January 18. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. "Oddjob Ensemble performs a myriad of musical styles and collaborates with perfomance artists in Vaudevillian shows, musical theater, and the avant garde. The Ensemble, led by
Kalei Yamanoha, is a trio that is comprised of trap kit, string bass and accordion. Dancing to energizing early jazz numbers, listening to ethereal folk music and stomping to raucus overtures, the crowd
will have their ears twisted into a delicious musical pretzel."
Sex Magic for Sex Workers Friday, January 18. Glitter Box N.O.. 6PM-8PM. Donations appreciated. Sex Magic for Sex Workers featuring Black Unicorn Tarot's Sex Workers Care Kit!
Join Ashley of Black Unicorn Tarot in a skill share workshop on the magic of self care for sex workers. Learn how to use the tools from Black Unicorn Tarot's Sex Worker Care Kit in creating rituals for self love and cleansing. All are welcome; sex workers to the front! Light food and drink will be provided.
Program 2 Friday, January 18. Marigny Opera House. 8PM. $45/$32 (students and seniors). Drawing inspiration from nineteenth-century New Orleans composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Arnold Schonberg and novelist Jean Genet, Marigny Opera Ballet’s opens 2019 with “Program 2,” one of the most ambitious, diverse programs in its five year history.
Program 2 Saturday, January 19. Marigny Opera House. 8PM. $45/$32 (students and seniors). Drawing inspiration from nineteenth-century New Orleans composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Arnold Schonberg and novelist Jean Genet, Marigny Opera Ballet’s opens 2019 with “Program 2,” one of the most ambitious, diverse programs in its five year history.
James Singleton | Michael Vatcher | Chris Alford Saturday, January 19. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Sunday, January 20
Joan of Arc Sunday, January 20. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $10.
Stripped into Submission Sunday, January 20. Hi-Ho Lounge. 11PM. $10. Join The Society of Sin Burlesque & Variety for Stripped Into Submission: Where Burlesque Meets BDSM at Hi-Ho Lounge! This sex-positive show, comprised of fetish-influenced burlesque and variety acts has now been keeping you whipped, chained, and entertained for over 3 years! Featuring Xena Zeit-Geist, Anjle Latiha C, Elizabeth GoGo McGregor, with special guests Mireille Desrosiers/Sucre a la Creme and Mia Moore! With Adrian Claveria and Sinead Daniell!
Door: 11p, Show: 11:30p
Tickets: $10 at the door (Cash only)
Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., NOLA
Sunday, January 20, 2018
Bring cash for the door, for raffle tickets, to tip performers, and/or for the spanking line at the end of the show!
Program 2 Sunday, January 20. Marigny Opera House. 7PM. $45/$32 (students and seniors). Drawing inspiration from nineteenth-century New Orleans composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Arnold Schonberg and novelist Jean Genet, Marigny Opera Ballet’s opens 2019 with “Program 2,” one of the most ambitious, diverse programs in its five year history.
Nick Kirgo & Michael Vatcher Monday, January 21. SideBarNOLA. 7PM. Early show.
Instant Opus Monday, January 21. SideBarNOLA. 9:30PM. Michael Vatcher, Byron Asher, Nick Benoit & Jeff Albert
Tuesday, January 22
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, January 22. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. 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.
Funny Punch $6
Join us at The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux for some of nola's funniest comedians. (patio space)
Dave Clark, Michael Ward-Bergeman, Paul Thibodeaux & Martin Masakowski Tuesday, January 22. SideBarNOLA. 7PM. Early start but only show of nite...7pm to 10pm...featuring legendary Canadian drummer and improviser Dave Clark
Wednesday, January 23
Heinous | Röntgen | Satanik Heavy Drinker | Pussyröt Wednesday, January 23. Banks Street Bar. 9PM. $7. Heinous are disgusting Midwest goregrind. Röntgen are raw hardcore punk. Locals Satanik Heavy Drinker and pussyröt open up.
January Birth Story Sharing Circle Wednesday, January 23. Glitter Box N.O.. 6:30PM-8PM. FREE. The Birth Sharing Circle is a series for pregnant parents, new parents, and birth workers to come together in the vital act of sharing space and stories. We hope you will join us in the second meet-up in an ongoing series where folks will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and resources, giving to one another so that we may all grow stronger & healthier together!
Percussion Jungle Wednesday, January 23. SideBarNOLA. 7PM. Early show. Mike Dillon & Michael Vatcher.
Mike Dillon | Jean-Paul Gaster | James Singleton Wednesday, January 23. SideBarNOLA. 9PM. Featuring Jean-Paul Gaster from CLUTCH!!!
Thursday, January 24
John Fohl | Westley Horner Thursday, January 24. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. John Fohl- New Orleans based guitarist/singer/songwriter,who has
played and toured with artists like Dr. John, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Shemeka Copeland, Charlie Musselwhite, Bo Diddley, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Johnny Sansone, Shannon MacNally.
Westley Horner is song-writer from London who’s love of Americana shines through in his impressive debut album “Silent Temper”. Despite having a London outlook, his songs are recorded with Crescent City musicians in New Orleans to create an authentic yet individual feel to his music.
Helen Gillet & Michael Vatcher Thursday, January 24. SideBarNOLA. 7PM. Early show.
Susanne Ortner | Michael Ward-Bergeman | Martin Masakowski Thursday, January 24. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Friday, January 25
Pucusana Friday, January 25. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Pucusana delivers atmospheric indie jams with hints of disco and beach rock, they are based out of New Orleans.
Sergio Rodriguez - Vocals Rhythm Guitar
Wesley Arocho - Lead Guitar
Brendan Comer - Bass
Rob Giancontieri - Drums
Frankd & Deans Live! in New Orleans Saturday, January 26. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Sunday, January 27
Toby O'Brien | Mike Bamford Sunday, January 27. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Music & Poetry is a Showcase of Live Music with Original Fiction and Poetry readings each month.
This month features music with Host Toby O'Brien & Max Elliot wil be playing mini sets between poets. Original Spoken Word & Poetry Readings by Zachary W. Mohr, Christopher Hefferman, Briana Augustus, Toby O'Brien, Kyle Smith, Malachi Hoskins, Polly Noble, Mason Hensel, Simon Taylor, Travis Williams, Roy Prenell, Donnell G.Q. Brown , and Russ Mercado.
There is a signup sheet for poets wishing to join the evening.
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.
Mike Bamford- is a nola based singer-songwriter originally from Chantilly, Virginia.
Join us for an evening with the muses at The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux
Mates 4 Life, a Mermaid Ball! Sunday, January 27. Hi-Ho Lounge. 10PM. $10 - $15. Booking We all know the best ships are so friendships so join us in celebrating our 3rd annual mermaid ball, Mates 4 Life! Gather your pod, dress in your sea best, and get naughty-cal with us as we revel in being the waves beneath each other fins!
Sunday, January 27th the Hi-Ho Lounge * 10pm - til'
Tunes from DJ Billie Bardot & DJ Gillian Welch!
A drag show from the queens behind SLAAP'd & the Mermoux krewe!
Photo lagoon and general underwater wonderland vibes!
$15 entry, $10 with costume (think ocean love, nautical pairings, schools of fishiness, or basically anything that gives you mermaid & friendship feeeels!)
25% of all proceeds benefit Amor Y Solidaridad, supporting 5 powerful trans* femme organizers from the Diversidad Sin Fronteras caravan who are seeking asylum in New Orleans!
Soulfly | Incite Monday, January 28. Santos Bar. 8PM. $23.
Wednesday, January 30
Toby O'Brien & Friends Wednesday, January 30. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Toby will be joined by friends stopping by to play a few tunes.
Toby O’Brien is a New Orleans based singer-songwriter. He combines elements of indie rock and folk with honest and often emotional lyrics over aggressive guitar riffs and bends. Toby is the host of a monthly show, Music & Poetry, at Bar Redux. He’s in the process of creating a new album, but you can find some his music online at easterngrey.bandcamp.com
Please join us wishing Toby Happy Birthday and have some cake...
Thursday, January 31
JD Hill & The Jammers Thursday, January 31. 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, February 1
Soulful Takeover Friday, February 1. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM. DJ Soul Sister presents.
Saturday, February 2
Fleur De Tease Burlesque Saturday, February 2. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM & 10:30PM.
Inconceivable! Friday, February 8. The Willow. 7PM & 11PM. $10-$25. The troupe that brought you "Bob's Burglesque: A Bob's Burgers Burlesque Play" and "It's Always Sunny in Burlesque" is back at The Willow with a comedic yet sexy twist on the 1987 cult classic "The Princess Bride." Join The Society of Sin Burlesque & Variety for Inconceivable!: A Princess Bride-Inspired Burlesque Show Friday, February 8 for a celebration of unusual size featuring NOLA's hottest nerds, including Xena Zeit-Geist, Lune Noirr, Expecta Patrone, Ariana Amour, Ash Williams-Wednesday and more!
INCONCEIVABLE!: A PRINCESS BRIDE-INSPIRED BURLESQUE SHOW
Friday, February 8, 2019
The Willow (8200 Willow St., NOLA)
TWO SHOWS, ONE NIGHT ONLY
Early Show: 7p door/8p show
Late Show: 10:30p door/11p show
Online ticket prices: $10 General Admission, $20 VIP*
Door ticket prices: $15 General Admission, $25 VIP*
*Limited availability. VIP tickets usually sell out quickly, so buy early. VIP tickets include theater-style seating near the stage and free poster from our merch table. General Admission seating is very limited and available on a first-come, first-serve, with all seats expected to fill up; if you don't want to be part of the standing room crowd, please arrive exactly when doors open. Seats cannot be reserved ahead of time.
Portrayal of Guilt Friday, February 8. The Woodshop (1415 Laurel Avenue in Baton Rouge). https://www.songkick.com/venues/3240429-woodshop
Murder By Death | J Roddy Walston | The Business Friday, February 15. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Saturday, February 16
Naughty Professor Annual Krewe Du Vieux After Show Saturday, February 16. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Sunday, February 17
Great Lake Swimmers | Native Harrow Sunday, February 17. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $12 ADV / $14 DOS. Dream folk from Toronto, Canada. MOJO has dubbed them “Ambient Zen Americana” and Exclaim has described them as a “cherished blend of folk and orchestral indie pop.” On tour in support of their new album The Waves, The Wake.