Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's weekend forecast

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Thursday means weekend entertainment picks with our partners at WWL-TV — but first, WWL-TV meteorologist Derek Kevra tells you what the weather will be like while you're out doing all those things:

"Most of the time, when a 5K run is planned in the summer, I tend to think, "Why?". But this weekend's race, the Happy's Irish Pub NOLA 5K, is helping raise money for Team Gleason... and there ain't no questioning that. Runners should, however, plan for some evening showers and storms. In fact, Friday - Sunday all look like that: scattered storms with highs near 90. Pack rain gear, but no white flags."


Now here's Noah Bonaparte Pais and Mike Hoss with the weekend's best bets, which include Philip Anselmo and The Illegals, Japanther with Rusty Lazer, Blackfish, the 10th anniversary of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and more.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks and forecast

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Gambit's Noah Bonaparte Pais has your weekend doom-sounding schedule: in music, there's Canadian punk band KEN Mode at One Eyed Jacks and Baton Rouge's Twin Killers at Gasa Gasa; in film, there's proto-punk documentary A Band Called Death at Zeitgeist; the 9th Ward Opera Company takes Marigny Opera House; stand-up comic W. Kamau Bell headlines The Howlin' Wolf; and Rashaad Newsome's King of Arms is at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

And WWL-TV's Derek Kevra has your weekend forecast:


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks and forecast

Posted By on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 10:20 AM

It's San Fermin en Nuevo Orleans weekend, and the Running of the Bulls begins 8 a.m. sharp on Saturday. What's the weather looking like, Derek Kevra?


Noah Bonaparte Pais has more picks for this weekend, including Cayucas and Brazos at Circle Bar, The Iran Job at Zeitgeist, and tonight, Sing Me Songs That Say I Love You closes. There's also some Difficult Men and works by Willie Burch and Eudora Welty.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks and forecast

Posted By on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 5:48 PM


WWL-TV's Derek Kevra has your Gambit weekend forecast:

The average high temperature for the last weekend of June is roughly 91 degrees... which I guess means this weekend will be incredibly average. Highs will sit in the lower 90s but it will (of course) feel like 98. Scattered storms are expected each afternoon, with Saturday being the wetter of the two days. Other than this weather, there is nothing average about New Orleans... and that's just the way we like it.

And Noah Bonaparte Pais was on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News to break down your weekend entertainment options, from DJ ?uestlove to Herman's House and Rob Delaney and Dave Attell.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks and forecast

Posted By on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Here's your Gambit weekend forecast from WWL-TV's Derek Kevra:

"I don't know much about zombies. Do they hate the heat? Do they care at all about rain? I'll be interested to see how they act on Sunday morning at City Park during the 5K zombie run. Weekend morning lows will be near 75 with afternoon highs in the low 90s. Chance for showers will be 30% but the best chance for rain is in the afternoon. Zombies don't melt, right? No, that's just witches."


And here's Noah Bonaparte Pais on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News breaking down all the things there are to do in town this weekend, including a Generationals release party, Before Midnight, La Cage aux Folles at Summer Lyric and more:

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks and forecast

Posted By on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM


Now with your Gambit weekend weather forecast from meteorologist Derek Kevra and our partners at WWL-TV. What's up, Derek?

"Hey, guess what? It's hot! Guess what else? It's June!

Highs this weekend will stay between 90-95 but it will feel more like 100-105. There is a small chance for afternoon showers, but overall Father's Day will be dry.

If you've forgotten it's Father's Day weekend, don't worry, just roll with the forecast and buy him a tub of ice... with a 6 pack in the middle."

And for what you need to be doing this weekend (the Southern Fried Food Festival at Audubon Zoo, Spamalot, Ariel Pink) ... take it away, Noah Bonaparte Pais and Eric Paulsen:

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Monday, June 3, 2013

City, Evacuteer and Arts Council unveil "Evacuspot" in Armstrong Park

Posted By on Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Evacuspot sculpture unveiled in Armstrong Park.

This afternoon, outside Armstrong Park on Rampart Street, city officials unveiled one of the 17 "Evacuspots," 14-foot sculptures to identify pickup points in the event the city activates its mandatory hurricane evacuation plan. The 2013 hurricane season began June 1.

"We can't be ready enough," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "Every season is different."

The stick-man sculptures, created by artist Doug Kornfeld, indicate a pick up location where anyone can meet for a city-assisted ride out of the city. Robert X. Fogarty, founder of Evacuteer, which developed the Evacuspot idea, said the Evacuspots create public art that also serves a purpose, rather than "signs the size of a two-hour parking sign. ... These sculptures signify an evacuation we hope to never have to use," he said.

"Arts and culture intersect directly with civic goals," said Kim Cook, president of the Arts Council of New Orleans, which funded the $200,000 project.

Attached to the sculpture is a reminder about what you can and can't bring with you if you evacuate with the city: you can bring only one 22-inch by 15-inch luggage and you must have identification; pets must be in a carrier or on a leash and must be updated with vaccinations and identified; and no drugs, guns or "prohibited substances."

You can find all the Evacuspot locations listed here.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — now with Derek Kevra!

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Hey, its Derek Kevra with Eric Paulsen and Noah Bonaparte Pais. The WWL-TV meteorologist will be giving Gambits 3-Day Weekend newsletter subscribers his early weekend forecast each week.
  • Hey, it's Derek Kevra with Eric Paulsen and Noah Bonaparte Pais. The WWL-TV meteorologist will be giving Gambit's 3-Day Weekend newsletter subscribers his early weekend forecast each week.

Once again, all your dilemmas about what to do this weekend have been solved by Noah Bonaparte Pais in his Thursday appearance on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News. His picks: The Men at Circle Bar, Mobb Deep at Maison, The Iceman (which is getting great reviews), Anthony Jeselnik at Harrah's New Orleans, the New Orleans Oyster Festival and more.

And if you prefer weekend planning in print/words/Web format, subscribe to Gambit's 3-Day Weekend email newsletter (sent out each Thursday) — now with a weekend forecast by WWL-TV weatherdude Derek Kevra.

Subscribe here and get Alex Woodward's music picks and Derek's take on the weekend. Here's this weekend's Gambit forecast:

With the Oyster Festival in Woldenberg Park and Back to the Beach at Laketown, things seem very water related this weekend... unfortunately with the weather too. Scattered afternoon showers and storms are expected both Sat and Sun with warm highs in the upper 80s. I wouldn't cancel my plans... just bring an umbrella. Hey, at least a shower will help cool it off! #optimism.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Y@ Speak: Jazz Fest weekend 2, plus Y@ Speak Awards

Posted By on Mon, May 6, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Lots of things happened this week: an uncharacteristically cool — but super muddy — Jazz Fest, free vibrators and gynecologist convention protests, and Drew Brees may have personally delivered you a sandwich.

But here's some even more exciting news: Gambit is hosting the inaugural Y@ Speak Twitter Awards! All the time I get suggestions of who should appear in this esteemed roundup, and here's a chance for your suggestions to actually matter! You have the power to give your favorite tweeters an opportunity to have minor local fame and as-of-yet-undetermined prizes!

Do you have a Twitter crush on a guy, gal or media personality? Are you inspired by the philosophical musings of a favorite local athlete (#blessed) or disgraced former politician? Is there a restaurant whose kitchen twitpics make you salivate? Do you get schadenfreude from a tweeter who's prone to public online meltdowns? Do you think you're the best at Twitter and want to win a prize? Nominate them (or you) here — just remember to nominate New Orleans tweeters only, and to use tweeters' handles (not real names) in the form. You can also put the word out there about your favorites by tweeting us at @yat_speak.

The nomination period ends May 19. After that, we'll use your nominations and the input of a super special Y@ Speak committee to determine the top five finalists in each category, and you'll be able to vote for the winners between May 23-30.

The first place winner in each category will be announced at a happy hour event at the Freret Street PubliQ House on Monday, June 3. It'll be a night of drinks, hashtags, and an opportunity to meet all your favorite tweeters IRL, as they say.

Happy tweeting and voting, and we hope to see you June 3! Now back to your regularly scheduled Y@ Speak.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Y@ Speak: Jazz Fest weekend 1 — the Billy Joel report

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 12:05 PM

It was a rainy weekend but that didn't stop people from going to Jazz Fest, fleeing town for the comforts of Lafayette's Festival International de Louisiane or following Billy Joel around (this roundup is mostly about Billy Joel). In other non-Piano Man tweets, Jazz Fest tools and a George Rodrigue parody account.

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