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NOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do This Week in NOLA

This is a great week to visit New Orleans!  Of course, we at GoNOLA believe that EVERY week is a great one to come to the Crescent City.  Still, there are so many fantastic things to see and do this week, and we’re sure you’ll agree!  Take a look at our list of just a few of the fun events going on in the city.  And check back with us on Thursday for the GoNOLA suggestions for the weekend!

Monday, October 25

Los Campesinos + Johnny Foreigner at Republic New Orleans
Los Campesinos hits the stage at Republic this Monday, and you won’t want to miss out!  The band, whose name translates to “The Peasants,” is a spunky, tongue-in-cheek indie-punk outfit rolled into a seven-instrument group.  This show will promote their new album, “Romance is Boring,” which reviewers have called a culmination of their work so far.  Doors open at 8:00 pm, show at 9:00 pm.  Advance Tickets are $13, Door Tickets: $15 .  18+ .  Tickets can be purchased online here.
Republic New Orleans
828 S Peters St

Tuesday, October 26

Night of the Living Shred
Whether you’re a skateboarder, a skating enthusiast, or just someone looking forward to a great evening, don’t miss Night of the Living Shred at the Roosevelt Hotel Bar!  The event–which is in conjunction with Humidity Skate Shop–will offer a barbecue and skate ramp, $2 PBR tallboys, and skate videos all night.  Enjoy a swanky (yet laid-back) nightspot in New Orleans, and watch the thrills (and spills!) all night!  Free, 4:00 pm-2:00am.
The Roosevelt Hotel Bar
116 University Place

Tapas Tuesday at Swirl Wine Bar and Market
This Tuesday, Swirl features its monthly wine and food pairing night–matching tapas offerings by local chefs with the bar’s best wine picks.  Chef Dan Esses, taking a break from his new restaurant, Three Muses, will feature a variety of delicious items.  The five sample wines, poured by Republic’s Steve Russet, will include vintages from Spanish producer Palacios Remondo. $24, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Swirl Wine Bar and Market
3143 Ponce de Leon Street

Salsa and S.I.N. Night at LePhare
It’s a double dose of music and dance at LePhare, every Tuesday night!  Starting at 8pm, the club offers a salsa night, with complimentary lessons by Gumbo Salsa.  And after you’ve shaken your proverbial groove thing, stick around for Soviet Industry Night (S.I.N.)–be sure to sample the specialty beers, like Baltika 3 and Obolon!  LePhare itself is a classy club with a well-stocked bar and posh decor–so go see, be seen, and dance til you drop!
523 Gravier St at Loft 523

Wednesday, October 27

Film at the O Presents “Nosferatu”
Just in time for Halloween, experience the brilliant silent film classic as you’ve never seen it before!  Celebrated Austin, Texas, composer and multi-instrumentalist Graham Reynolds (A Scanner Darkly, Golden Arm Trio) will perform his original score to the movie for one night only.  Reynolds’ version has gathered a cult following in Texas, so don’t miss your chance to see it here in New Orleans!  The show will take place in the Ogden’s Patrick F. Taylor Library at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $5 for members of the museum and $10 for non-members.
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street

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