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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows

Last Updated September 20, 8:44 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.

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Friday, September 21
Daniela Marcozzi
Friday, September 21. Art Klub. 8PM-10PM. $18. Art Klub
Lacuna explores how political power influences the personal-intimate sphere of the individual. It is a solo-performance inspired by "La strage di Bologna" the "Bologna massacre", a terrorist bombing of the Central Station at Bologna, Italy, on the morning of August 2nd,1980, which killed 85 people and wounded 200.
Synthwave Apocalypse
Friday, September 21. Bar Redux. 10PM-2AM. FREE.
The Fifth installment of Synthwave Apocalypse, with DJ Mange & DJ FreeRadical ! Join us for the newest of new wave & hits from the last 20 years.
Soulful Takeover
Friday, September 21. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Gettin' Fess-tive.
Friday, September 21. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Reggie Scanlan & Tom Worrell.
Saturday, September 22
TV Pole Shine | Salvatore Geloso
Saturday, September 22. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE.
Bar Redux & United Bakery Records Present TV Pole Shine/ Salvatore Geloso.
Femmebot Fantasy
Saturday, September 22. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
The Sun Machine | Ben & DC | King Country | Glass Body | DJ Suzy Q
Saturday, September 22. Siberia. 9PM. $5. Melt House Productions
Melt Test Pre-Test.
Jimmy Robinson | Lily Kiara | Michael Skinkus
Saturday, September 22. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
new orleans guitar-TITAN Jimmy Robinson joined by his colleague and dazzling guitarist/tune-smith Lily Kiar from The NETHERLANDS!!! abchored by world-percussion super-smasher Michael Skinkus... do NOT miss this spectacular intimate evening of guitar-art
Sunday, September 23
West King String Band | Frankie Boots | Owen Cook
Sunday, September 23. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE.
West King String Band- Cultivated on the porches and back yards across the train tracks on West King Street in St. Augustine, Florida, West King String Band draws from countless genres of music to create a unique homegrown sound they call 'blues-grass'. Frankie Boots is an award winning singer/songwriter with a penchant for painting vivid images of late nights, lost love, and the grittier side of life. Whether it be country, rock, blues, gospel, bluegrass, or any other true form of great American music, Boots throws it all into the recipe for a dish that’s always served hot. Owen Cook- is a Nola based Singer-Songwriter.His band, Owen Cook and the After School Specials, can be found playing around the Nola music scene.
Marina Orchestra
Sunday, September 23. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Mike Dillon | James Singleton
Sunday, September 23. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Monday, September 24
Banned Books Bingo
Monday, September 24. Bar Redux. 8PM-10PM. FREE.
Celebrate Banned Books Week with a few relaxing rounds of bingo. No knowledge of banned books required. Must be 21 and over to attend. For more information on Banned Books Week, visit
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque
Monday, September 24. Republic. 9PM. $25.
SuicideGirls is bringing back a revamped version of the sexiest show on the planet for 2018! The Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve seen, filled with pop-culture references, a high-energy indie soundtrack, and the sexiest choreographed strip tease to make your inner nerd explode with glee. Choreographed by one of their very own, the show includes acts paying tribute to Star Wars, Stranger Things, Rick and Morty, Sailor Moon and lots more, in an insanely sexy, reimagined way!
Instant Opus
Monday, September 24. SideBarNOLA. 9:30PM.
Mike Dillon & more!
Tuesday, September 25
Lord Huron
Tuesday, September 25. Civic Theatre. 7PM. $35.
Full Moon Intuitive Tarot Reading Workshop
Tuesday, September 25. Glitter Box N.O.. 6PM-8PM. Sliding scale. Booking
From its debated history to esoteric symbolism, many people find learning tarot intimidating. On this luminous full moon, which is a perfect time to cultivate our intuitive abilities, Krystal of Power Femme Tarot will show you that you already possess the most important thing you need to read the mysterious 78 cards: your inner wisdom. In this interactive two-hour workshop, we will first cover the “tarot 101” fundamentals and then dive right into learning how to read tarot intuitively. Together, we will practice several intuitive exercises designed to activate our intuitions and develop our own personal interpretations of the cards. Both tarot beginners and more advanced practitioners will leave with a toolkit of new tarot reading techniques that encourage us to put the guidebook down and open up to our own unfailing inner guidance. Come prepared to discuss, meditate, and read the cards for yourself and others. If you have a tarot deck, please bring it, along with a journal and pen. No tarot experience required! Cost: Sliding Scale $10-20 To read more about Krystal of Power Femme Tarot, follow her on Instagram @powerfemmetarot and visit
Grace Gibson
Tuesday, September 25. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Zach Rhea Group
Tuesday, September 25. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Drummer Zach Rhea is one of the driving forces in recent decades of Lafayette' LA's edgy-creative music scene.... Dakota Pique is a bassist and guitarist of a newer generation from Lafayette and Byron Asher is becoming one of the busiest artists in New Orleans, a master of varietal saxophones and reeds and a deeply-moving improviser
Wednesday, September 26
My Cousin Vinny
Wednesday, September 26. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE.
My Cousin Vinny- (1992) The bad news is that Vinny is an inexperienced lawyer who has not been at a trial. So, Vinny has to defend his clients and battle an uncompromising judge, some tough locals, and even his fiancée, Mona Lisa Vito, who just does not know when to shut up, to prove his clients' innocence. Directed by Jonathan Lynn Staring Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei and Fred Gwynn.
James Singleton Rough Babies
Wednesday, September 26. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Thursday, September 27
JD Hill & The Jammers
Thursday, September 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.
Jade Egg Playshop
Thursday, September 27. Glitter Box N.O.. 6:30PM-8:30PM. $30 Sliding scale. Booking
Come on out for this super potent introduction to jade egg and Tantra and start opening your body to your full pleasure capacity. We’ll spend an hour talking about jade egg and Tantra and answering all your questions and then I’ll lead you all live through a 50 minute breathwork and jade egg pleasure practice! It’s like going to a sexy/fun yoga class. Bring a yoga mat, and your BFF and let’s have some fun hon! I’ll have your jade egg for ya when you arrive. Price of the playshop is $70 for the jade egg plus a $30 suggested donation for the playshop time. If you already have an egg, simply come and make your donation. Please pre-order your $70 egg by September 17 at ticket link to ensure I have enough eggs for everyone and make your donation at time of event.
Derrick Freeman & Arsene Delay
Thursday, September 27. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Friday, September 28
Cumbia Calling
Friday, September 28. Bar Redux. 10PM-2AM. FREE.
Another edition of the best psychedelic Cumbia tunes from around the world brought together at Bar Redux with the prophet of Cumbia music DJ Malaria Sound Machine.
People Museum | Nondi | DJ Dreamer
Friday, September 28. Saturn Bar. 9PM. $7.
People Museum album release show.
Fire-Breather's Duo
Friday, September 28. SideBarNOLA.
Martin Krusche & Dan Caro.
Saturday, September 29
Saturday, September 29. Bar Redux. 8PM-10PM. $10-$50.
A sexy variety cabaret in benefit of November's Infringe Fest New Orleans. Co-produced by Bar Redux and InFringe Fest, organized by Clove Productions. CONFIRMED TO PERFORM.... Jaciel Beltre and Gliinn Oak Wind of Jack and the Jackrabbits [music] Xander Bilyk of The XX Comedy Show [stand-up] Velma Blair (Mint Bryan) [drag] Escapade-esque (Dusten Wilson) [campfire songs for the Apocalypse, with Andrew and Kejaun] MJ Gaudet [music] Jack Inman [stripper burlesque] Miss Sepia LaFleur (Adelle LeWhodatier Gautier) [Eartha Kitt] Rev Spooky Le Strange (Angela Rodham O'Neill Harbold) [burlesque] Michael Martin [God knows] Persé Fanny [burlesque] Rochelle McConico [comedy] Stoo Odom [naked music] Taylor Ott [vocalese] Lisa Pasold [French poetry] Natasha Sinclair of The Southern Barbitchuates - Showtime on Rampart [drag!] Richard Mayer is your gracious host. #InFringe2018 #FavorTheBold
Sexual Thunder! | DJ Rusty Lazer
Saturday, September 29. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Rod Hodges Micro-Iguanas
Saturday, September 29. SideBarNOLA.
Space Metal | Shadow Giant | Leafdrinker
Saturday, September 29. Twist of Lime. 9PM.
A mammoth night of Stoner/Doom/Metal plus, since it's Space Metal's album release party, everyone gets a free CD!
Sunday, September 30
Toby O'Brien | Justin Dye
Sunday, September 30. 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 and guest Justin Dye. Original Spoken Word & Poetry Readings by Zackary W. Mohr, Christopher Hefferman, Briana Augustus, Toby O'Brien, Kyle Smith, Polly Noble, Mason Hensel, Simon Taylor, Travis Williams, and Russ Mercado. There is a signup sheet for poets wishing to join the evening.
Not All Men
Sunday, September 30. Bar Redux. 6PM-8PM. $7.
In the Scrapyard! Picolla Tushy Presents The Bluestockings bring you Not All Men - A Tribute. We'll be celebrating some of the most famous men from history, fiction, and our lives. STARRING Persé Fanny, Honey Tangerine, Dick Jones Burly, Fantasy (Stanley Roy Williamson), Ember Blaize, Camille Roane, Fleur Allure, and Michael Martin. Hosted by Picolla Tushy
McKenna Alicia | Erika Flowers | Kathryn Rose-Wood
Sunday, September 30. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Monday, October 1
Hawk and a Hacksaw
Monday, October 1. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $10.
Miss Pageant Pageant
Monday, October 1. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Thursday, October 4
Frankie & the Witch Fingers | Benni | Xander Harris | The Painted Hands | The Planchettes | Teevee | Loudness War | Bipolaroid | Gools | Cult Wife | Jack & the Jackrabbits | Melting Coffin | Glistener | SYCH
Thursday, October 4. Gasa Gasa. 2PM. $10. Melt House Productions
Friday, October 5
Friday, October 5. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $10.
Anderson East
Friday, October 5. The Joy Theater. 8PM. $25-$35.
Friday, October 5. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
The Pallbearers | Something's Burning | Pussy Rot | Big Fucking Gun
Friday, October 5. Santos Bar. 9PM. $7.
Something's Burning CD release show.
Tuesday, October 9
Public Image LTD
Tuesday, October 9. Civic Theatre. 8PM. $35.
Windhand | Satan's Satyrs
Tuesday, October 9. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $10 ADV/$12 DOS.
The Bowery Presents
King Khan & the Shrines | Gabriella Cohen
Tuesday, October 9. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Thursday, October 11
Pile | The Spirit of the Beehive
Thursday, October 11. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $10.
Thursday, October 11. The Joy Theater. 8PM. $30-$40.
Phil Cook | Andy Jenkins
Thursday, October 11. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Friday, October 12
Midnight at the Masquerade
Friday, October 12. Hilton Garden Inn. $90.
The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live, public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in New Orleans and surrounding areas throughout Louisiana. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! Please Visit Our Website:
RuPaul's Drag Race
Friday, October 12. The Joy Theater. 8PM. $49-$150.
Soulful Takeover
Friday, October 12. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Saturday, October 13
Saturday, October 13. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Saturday, October 13. Republic.
Monday, October 15
The Breeders | Flasher
Monday, October 15. Civic Theatre. 8PM. $25.
Tuesday, October 16
Tuesday, October 16. Republic.
Wednesday, October 17
New Orleans Film Festival
Wednesday, October 17. Contemporary Arts Center. 10AM. $13.
The Oscar-qualifying New Orleans Film Festival, one of MovieMaker Mag's "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World,” is your chance to discover 240 films, meet and party with 400+ filmmakers, and experience world-class cinema in a city as vital and diverse as the stories on screen. Passes on sale now for #NOFF2018 October 17–25, 2018.
Friday, October 19
White Denim | Rotem
Friday, October 19. One Eyed Jack's. 9.
Permission | Sediment Club | The Dreebs | Special Interest
Friday, October 19. Santos Bar. 9PM. $8.
Permission are hardcore on tour from London. Sediment Club and The Dreebs are NYC No Wave.
Sunday, October 21
Marina Orchestra
Sunday, October 21. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Wednesday, October 24
Too Many Zooz | Honeycomb
Wednesday, October 24. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Thursday, October 25
Thee Oh Sees
Thursday, October 25. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Friday, October 26
The Lemon Twigs | Jungle Green
Friday, October 26. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Saturday, October 27
Lost Bayou Ramblers | Givers
Saturday, October 27. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Sunday, October 28
MC Chris | Dual Core | Lex the Lexicon Artist
Sunday, October 28. One Eyed Jack's. 8.
Wednesday, October 31
Quintron & Miss Pussycat | Jeff the Brotherhood
Wednesday, October 31. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Thursday, November 1
All Them Witches | Handsome Jack
Thursday, November 1. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Saturday, November 3
Four Fists | Shiftee | Angel Davanport
Saturday, November 3. One Eyed Jack's. 9.
Sunday, November 4
Sweater Creep
Sunday, November 4. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Thursday, November 8
Phosphorescent | Liz Cooper & the Stampede
Thursday, November 8. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Friday, November 9
Larkin Poe
Friday, November 9. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Saturday, November 10
NOLAW Dance Party
Saturday, November 10. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
The Smoking Popes | Chad Price | Amuse | High
Saturday, November 10. Santos Bar. 8PM. $12 Advance / $15 DOS. 86'd Productions
90's Chicago pop-punkers THE SMOKING POPES are on tour with ALL vocalist CHAD PRICE playing a folk/punk set and Indianapolis' AMUSE. Your favorite band HiGH opens up and it's IZZY's birthday!!
Monday, November 12
Wye Oak | Thor & Friends
Monday, November 12. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Tuesday, November 13
Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles
Tuesday, November 13. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Friday, November 16
Desert Noises | Morning Teleportation
Friday, November 16. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Saturday, November 17
Ty Segall | Emmett Kelly
Saturday, November 17. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Sunday, November 18
Marina Orchestra
Sunday, November 18. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Monday, November 19
Black Lips | Iceage | Surfbort
Monday, November 19. One Eyed Jack's. 7PM.
Justin Ready & the Echo Prairie | Georgia Dish Boys | Guts Club
Monday, November 19. Sidney's Saloon. 9PM. FREE.
Georgia Dish Boys latest album, "Get Gone" is a visceral romp, nine songs that are honed and sharp and unexpectedly catchy. If you’ve ever wondered what Pronounced-era Lynyrd Skynyrd would sound like playing a Sonic Youth song, then this is your band. With local support from Guts Club and Justin Ready & the Echo Prairie.
Sunday, November 25
Dark Times NIN After Party
Sunday, November 25. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Wednesday, November 28
Seven Lions
Wednesday, November 28. Republic.
Thursday, November 29
An Evening with Patterson Hood of Drive By Truckers
Thursday, November 29. One Eyed Jack's. 7PM.
Friday, November 30
Soulful Takeover
Friday, November 30. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Friday, December 14
Soulful Takeover
Friday, December 14. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Sunday, December 16
Marina Orchestra
Sunday, December 16. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.