Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Post-turkey beer events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Posted By on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM


Looking for a distraction from family togetherness or Black Friday madness? For beer fans, check out the Thanksgiving-adjacent craft beer events happening Thursday and Friday in New Orleans.

On Thursday, the Courtyard Brewery (1020 Erato St.)  will be open at around 4:30 p.m. to provide IPA lovers with a “Hoppy Thanksgiving.” Stone Ruination Imperial IPA, Green Flash West Coast Imperial IPA, Stone Go To IPA, Lagunitas New Dogtown double dry hopped Pale Ale, Lagunitas IPA, New Belgium Accumulation White IPA, and Ommegang Hop House dry hopped Belgian Pale Ale will all be on tap on Thanksgiving, alongside some non-hoppy beers to round out the selection.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Southern Decadence 2014: Events, parties and full schedule

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM


Southern Decadence began as a small party and parade among friends in 1972. Next weekend, the annual event will celebrate its 43rd anniversary, complete with multiple street parties, parades, drag shows and fundraisers — all to the tune of this year's official song: "Work Bitch" (by everyone's favorite Louisiana girl, Britney Spears, who has a strangely British accent in this song). 

This year's theme is "Under the Big Top: Welcome to the Gayest Show on Earth," and participants will show it off with the year's official colors: canary yellow, turquoise blue and pearl white. 

Reba Douglas, who performs regularly at the Bourbon Street watering hole Lucky Pierre's, is this year's Grand Marshal. Co-Grand Marshals are Chad Boutte and Aubrey Synclaire. 

Each year, Southern Decadence chooses a non-profit to which it donates proceeds from its various events, and this year it's Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) New Orleans

To kick things off there's a VIP Gala benefitting PFLAG at the House of Blues August 28. There'll be an open vodka bar, hors d'oeuvres, performances and a DJ, not to mention all the glittered shenanigans Southern Decadence is known for (in appropriate, official colors, of course), and about a million different annual events throughout the weekend to keep you dancing, drinking and letting it all hang out.

A full schedule for the weekend is below the jump. And a list of outrageous stories from Decadence past is here, to get you excited. 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks

Posted By on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Brass Bed.
  • Brass Bed.

Here come your 3-Day Weekend entertainment picks. First: Alex Woodward's three shows to catch:

ThursdaySlick Rick at Maison, 10 p.m.
FridayBrass Bed, Cardinal Sons and Vox & the Hound at Gasa Gasa, 9 p.m.
SaturdayG-Eazy at One Eyed Jacks, 10 p.m.

And Noah Bonaparte Pais made his picks on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News. Among them: Reflections 2 at Anthony Bean Community Theater and Doug Stanhope at Howlin' Wolf 

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks

Posted By on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM

It's Thursday, so Noah Bonaparte Pais stopped by the WWL Eyewitness Morning News to school Eric Paulsen on this weekend's activities — which include Hogs for the Cause, the WTUL 30th anniversary showcase (previewed in this week's issue), the Polish film Aftermath (reviewed by Ken Korman), the Joffrey Ballet at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for Performing Arts and Bryan Batt's one-man show at Le Petit Theatre, Batt on a Hot Tin Roof

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend entertainment picks on WWL-TV

Posted By on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:41 AM

After a series of extra-busy weekends with Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day, this coming weekend ... well, it doesn't let up.

Noah Bonaparte Pais
was on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News today, talking with Sheba Turk about all there is to do. Among the highlights: Elton John at the Smoothie King Center, the BUKU Music + Art Project, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and Gambit's own Big Easy Theater Awards. Here's Noah and Sheba with all the details.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks

Posted By on Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 4:23 PM

What's going on this weekend? Noah Bonaparte Pais stopped by the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News to break down the weekend's entertainment options, many of which are previewed this week in Gambit. They include Cate Le Bon tonight at The Old U.S. Mint; The Zigzag Kid at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center; Colin Quinn's Unconstitutional tonight at the Joy Theatre; and "Photography at NOMA" (reviewed this week in Gambit). 

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks

Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 4:14 PM

One thing about Christmas in the middle of the week: you go back to work and it's time again to plan your weekend. Noah Bonaparte Pais made his weekly stop on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News to talk entertainment picks for the weekend between Christmas and New Year's — and they include The Breeders at One Eyed JacksGeorge Clinton and P-Funk at Tipitina'sInside Llewyn DavisThe Great Russian Nutcracker at the Saenger Theatre and Women, Art & Social Change at the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks

Posted By on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 4:12 PM

What's going on this weekend? Gambit's Noah Bonaparte Pais knows, and he shared his knowledge with the WWL Eyewitness Morning News today.

Among Noah's picks: The Grasshoppers at Siberia, Cat Power at House of Blues, Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center and the Running of the Santas starting at Barcadia.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks

Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Busy, busy weekend ahead, and Noah Bonaparte Pais made his weekly stop on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News to break it all down for Eric Paulsen. Among the highlights: Kanye West with Kendrick Lamar tonight at the New Orleans Arena, Bonnie Raitt at the Saenger Theatre, Philomena, Kyle Abraham's Pavement at the Contemporary Arts Center and more.

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