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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows

Last Updated October 23, 2:21 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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Sunday, November 19
Arkham ASSylum: A Batman Burlesque Play
Sunday, November 19. The Theater at Harrah's New Orleans. 7PM & 11PM. $15-$40. Booking
There's been a security breech at Arkham Asylum, and a strange gas is causing Gotham's favorite super villains to take off their clothes! The Riddler is determined to solve the mystery, but can he do it before the world's greatest detective? Join Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Joker, The Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Penguin, Riddler, Batman, and Robin for a titillating evening of crime-fighting and tassel-twirling! Starring Annie Bacterial, Chère Noble, Ash Wednesday, Expecta Patrone, Xena Zeit-Geist, Juno Bilquis, Ariana Amour, Lune Noirr, and Phoenix! Featuring crew members Nikki LeVillain, Naomi, Sin, Salem Sin, Megan Watts, Velvet Spade, Dick Jones, and more! ARKHAM ASSYLUM: A BATMAN BURLESQUE PLAY Sunday, November 19, 2017 Early Show at 7:00p, doors at 6:30p Late Show at 11:00p, doors at 10:30p The Theater at Harrah's Casino New Orleans, 8 Canal St., New Orleans, LA Tickets available online and at the door. We are currently looking for sponsors to make this show the most magical event that it possibly can be! Please email, if you're interested or would like more information. You can also contribute to our budget for the show by supporting us on Patreon: FAQs Is photography allowed? Flash photography is not allowed during the show, but there will be a photo op after the show where you'll be able to get photos with the performers. What is the policy on tipping? If you enjoy our performance, you may throw money into our tip bucket or on stage before, during or after the show. We work really hard and love when people show their appreciation with tips! What is the dress code? Typically on the nicer end of casual, but we always appreciate it when people come dressed to fit the theme in costumes related to the show. How long does the show last? The show lasts roughly 100 minutes with a ten-minute intermission. Do you sell merchandise and other items at the show? Yes, we regularly have merchandise from stickers to jewelry to panties for sale at the show. I'm bringing a friend who is celebrating a birthday, getting married, etc., is there anything special that I can do for them? We sell raffle tickets every night for a chance to be pulled on stage with the cast at the end of the show. Friends are encouraged to take photos/video. If you want VIP treatment and don't want to leave it up to chance, please email us at for more information about our special event packages. Note: We typically need at least 48 hours notice to accommodate these types of requests. Is there an age restriction? Patrons must be over the age of 21 with a valid (current) state ID to attend shows at The Theater at Harrah's.
Monday, November 20
Monday, November 20. Gasa Gasa. Booking
Monday, November 27
John McLaughlin | Jimmy Herring
Monday, November 27. Joy Theater. 7PM. $39.50 - $64.50. Booking
Tuesday, November 28
The Spontaneous Show with Young Funny
Tuesday, November 28. Bar Redux. 8PM. FREE. Booking
Sign up 7:30pm/8pm show no cover/21+ 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 $6
Ghostemane | Wavy Jone$ | Nedarb
Tuesday, November 28. Hi-Ho Lounge. Booking
Tuesday, November 28. Republic. Booking
Wednesday, November 29
Telefon Tel Aviv | Second Woman | Matt Scott
Wednesday, November 29. Republic. 9PM. $12 - $15. Booking
ON SALE FRI AT 10AM CT A Winter Circle Production. Telefon Tel Aviv is an experimental electronic duo formed in 1999 by two New Orleans high-school friends, Joshua Eustis and Charles Cooper. Following years of playing in various local bands and learning the ropes of electronic music production, Eustis and Cooper wrote the demos for what would become Telefon Tel Aviv in 1999. After sending them to John Hughes III, who operated the Chicago-based Hefty Records, they were offered an album deal in January 2000. They spent the rest of that year writing their debut album, Fahrenheit Fair Enough, released in September 2001, as well as the soundtrack for the movie New Port South, written by Hughes’ brother James and released the same year. Shaped by a diverse set of influences that included British electronic music (Autechre, Aphex Twin, Jega) and Black American music (house, techno, bounce rap), Telefon Tel Aviv were the latest in a growing lineup of American musicians that sought to carve their own lane and add something meaningful to a growing international conversation about what the meeting point between hip-hop, soul, and electronic music could be. But while Eustis and Cooper emerged within a specific context that provided their continuing work with a solid foundation, they spent the next decade taking risks and grappling with the idea of what an electronic duo could be. In 2004, they released their second LP, Map Of What Is Effortless, a bold attempt at solidifying the romantic elements of their debut into a modern r&b sound and featuring vocal contributions from Damon Aaron and Lindsay Anderson. Three years later, Hefty released a compilation of Telefon Tel Aviv remixes that included their take on Nine Inch Nails, Ammoncontact, Slicker, and Apparat among others. In 2009, ten years after they first began working together, the duo returned with Immolate Yourself, via Ellen Alien’s BPitch Control label. Darker and synth-driven, this third album took yet another dramatic left turn, this time towards a more unabashedly pop-minded sound. In between the German and U.S. release of Immolate, Charles Cooper passed away unexpectedly. Following Cooper’s death the Telefon Tel Aviv project went on hold. In 2014, Eustis released a solo album on Audraglint Recordings as Sons of Magdalene called Move To Pain.After years of self-doubt, Eustis decided to revive the Telefon Tel Aviv alias in 2016. This return coincides with a reissue of the debut album on Ghostly International and Eustis’ first live shows under the name, which began in the spring of 2016 with a North American tour alongside Moderat. New material under the Telefon Tel Aviv moniker is currently being written.
Sunday, December 3
Null | Blessed
Sunday, December 3. Hey Cafe. 8PM. $5. An Idea Like No Other
Tuesday, December 5
The Drums | Hoops
Tuesday, December 5. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM. Booking
Saturday, December 9
Giraffage | Sweater Beats | Wingtip
Saturday, December 9. Republic. 11PM. $13.
Winter Circle Productions & BASSIK present
Sunday, December 10
Hari Kondabolu | Liz Miele
Sunday, December 10. Joy Theater.
Monday, December 11
Valerie Sassyfras | Maggie Belle Band | Chopped Up Tulips
Monday, December 11. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM. Booking
Friday, December 15
Soulful Takeover
Friday, December 15. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM. Booking
DJ Soul Sister presents.
Putrid Pile | M.D.F.L | D.D.A. | Six Pack | IxExOxRxFxTx | Carcass of Christ | Pussyrot | Sounding
Friday, December 15. Santos. 6PM. $12.
Friday night show for New Orleans Metal Fest II! Putrid Pile are one man death metal from Wisconsin, MDFL are Cleveland grindcore, D.D.A. are power-violence from Houston, Tx, SIx Pack are satanik hispanik thrashers, IxExOxRxFxTx are Austin, Tx gorenoise, Carcass of Christ are San Antonio, Tx goregrind, Pussyrot & Sounding are local grind.
Saturday, December 16
Ratos De Porao | BLK OPS | Vaginal Bear Trap | The Pallbearers | Fat Stupid Ugly People | A Hanging | Shitstormtrooper
Saturday, December 16. Santos (1135 Decatur Street). 6PM. $15.
Saturday show of New Orleans Metal Fest II ! Ratos De Porao are 80's hardcore punk legends from Sao Paulo, Brazil, BLK OPS are audio/visual assault from members of Kill The Client & The Dead See, Vaginal Bear Trap are San Antonio, Tx grinders, local punks The Pallbearers, FSUP & A Hanging start things off along with Baton Rouge power-violence wizards Shitstormtrooper.
Sunday, December 31
A Busted NYE featuring Herobust | CRWNS | Kidd Love | Snak Pak
Sunday, December 31. Republic. 9PM. $25 - $75. Booking
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 10/6 AT 11AM CT: Winter Circle Productions & BASSIK Present...
Friday, January 5
Katy Perry
Friday, January 5. Smoothie King Center.
Witness The Tour.
Monday, April 30
The Darkness
Monday, April 30. Civic Theatre. 8PM. Advance $25. Booking
The Bowery Presents South & Winter Circle Productions Present: The Darkness: Tour de Prance. 2003 gave birth to one of the most extraordinary and best loved rock bands. The Darkness released their debut album Permission To Land to overnight success, topping the UK charts, going 5x Platinum and selling over 1.5 milion copies in the UK alone. It spawned a series of hit singles including “I Believe In A Thing Called Love,”“Growing On Me,”“Get Your Hands Off My Woman”and “Love Is Only A Feeling.” The album clocked up a series of awards including three BRIT Awards, two Kerrang Awards and an Ivor Novello for Songwriters Of The Year, amongst many others. The Darkness played a number of landmark shows, including a headline set at the 2004 Reading and Leeds Festivals, as part of a whirlwind career of global touring as international sensations. The band then built upon the success of their debut with their 2005 follow up One Way Ticket To Hell... And Back, which produced the Top 10 hit “One Way Ticket.”In 2006 Justin Hawkins left the band, checking into rehab and The Darkness fell apart. Following successful treatment, the band reformed in 2011 touring Europe and South America in 2012 with Lady Gaga. The band released their comeback album Hot Cakesthat yearand Last Of Our Kind in 2015. In 2016 “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” was featured in a wildly popular Apple Music commercial starring Taylor Swift. The Darkness have now returned in 2017 with Pinewood Smile, delivering some of the most sharp-witted, infectious, humorous and downright brilliant songs of their career. Ahead of the album’s announcement, The Darkness toured Europe in support of Guns N’ Roses. Addressing Pinewood Smile and The Darkness’ undoubted relevance in 2017, Justin Hawkins asks, somewhat rhetorically of the world at large, “Why should anybody care? Because if you don't, we're fucked!! History will remember us as the apathetic generation who negligently ushered in a dreadful dystopian age that may or may not come to be known as The Rise of the Arseclowns. We cannot allow this to continue! You may not give a shit about Brexit or Trump, but PLEASE... give a shit about The Darkness otherwise the last bastion of cultural sensibility will fall and our airwaves will be polluted by meaningless pop purveyed by arseholes and morons... Oh wait!”
Tuesday, May 8
An Evening With Ethan Bortnick
Tuesday, May 8. Joy Theater. 6PM. $25.50 - $50. Booking
An Evening with Ethan Bortnick Benefiting Upbeat Academy Foundation has been rescheduled from Wednesday, October 4, 2017 to Tuesday, May 8, 2018! Refunds will be temporarily available at the point of purchase if buyers can't attend the new rescheduled date. Please contact 877.435.9849 or in order to request a refund – refunds will be available until 5pm on Friday, October 6th. All tickets purchased previously for the event will be honored for the rescheduled show on Tuesday, May 8th at Joy Theater. Tickets for new date will be live on Moday, October 9th: Benefiting Upbeat Academy Foundation. Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour,” 15-year-old Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world. Ethan has helped raise over $50,000,000 for nonprofits around the world. At these charity events, he’s shared the stage with artists such as Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncé, Josh Groban and Reba McEntire, among many others. In 2010, he joined some of music’s biggest names — including Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, Carlos Santana and others — as the youngest of the all-star lineup that recorded “We Are The World 25 for Haiti.” His specials for public television include “The Power of Music,” where he performed with a 50-piece orchestra, a four-piece band and a 120-member children’s choir. The program still continues to play on public television stations around the country. He has also been featured on countless national television shows, including multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Good Morning America” and “Oprah,” where he was named one of Oprah’s All Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids. In 2013, he starred in Anything Is Possible, a feature film for which he co-wrote all of the songs and scored the music.