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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."

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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 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?

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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.

Friday, June 7, 2013

This weekend in New Orleans: Prince party, Creature From the Black Lagoon in 3-D, Gambit Wellness Expo and more

Posted By on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 5:38 PM

A weekend full of exciting events starts this evening and continues through Sunday night.

Tonight there will be a birthday party for Prince and a screening of Purple Rain, a screening of Creature From the Black Lagoon in 3-D, a bounce show featuring Katey Red, Miss Tee, Rusty Culotta and DJ Rusty Lazer and the play Next to Normal.

Saturday is even more full with the Gambit Wellness Expo, Creole Tomato and Louisiana Cajun Zydeco festivals, several farmers markets and second showings of Purple Rain, Creature From the Black Lagoon and Next to Normal.

Sunday, Niki Walker Salon hosts a hair drive to benefit sick kids, the Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival and Next to Normal close out and Creature From the Black Lagoon continues.

More information about these events is below the jump. Contact info and more can be found by clicking the links.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks

Posted By on Thu, May 2, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Noah Bonaparte Pais made his regular Thursday stop on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News and brought Eric Paulsen a music-heavy selection of Gambit weekend picks for the second weekend of Jazz Fest. (Bonus: they talk Mud — the Matthew McConaughey movie, not the kind currently pooling on the track at the Fair Grounds.)

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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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Thursday, April 25, 2013

WWL-TV: Gambit's 3-Day Weekend entertainment picks

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 1:06 PM

How much stuff is there to do during the first weekend of Jazz Fest? Lots. Noah Bonaparte Pais broke it all down for Eric Paulsen on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News. Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Deerhunter, Oblivion with Tom Cruise ... and, of course, all the fun at the Fair Grounds.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Johnny White's Sports Bar's farewell party in pictures and video

Posted By on Sun, Jul 1, 2012 at 6:33 AM

In case you missed it, here are some videos and pictures from Johnny White's Sports Bar's farewell party and second line. Don't be disappointed about missing the party bus because, per Johnny White's employees who chose not to be directly quoted, the party bus was cancelled due to insurance concerns. Also per Johnny White's employees who chose not to be directly quoted, the Johnny White's Sports Bar concept is moving to sister bar MRBs and, through a new affiliation, former employees will begin working at the Funky Pirate (727 Bourbon St., 523-1960; www.tropicalisle.com), owned by Pam Fortner and Earl Bernhardt who also own Tropical Isle.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Johnny White's Sports Bar to charter a party bus and host a second line at their farewell party this Saturday at midnight

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Following a successful 25 years in business, Johnny White's Sports Bar (720 Bourbon St., 524-4909; www.johnnywhitesneverclosed.com), famous for staying open during Hurricane Katrina, is closing—in true New Orleans fashion, no less.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

W Hotel opens its rooftop pool to public on Sundays this summer

Posted By on Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 4:34 PM

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  • The W's swanky rooftop pool area
We're in the beginning of Ew Season in New Orleans, when it's a million degrees every day and spending time as much time as possible submerged in cool water seems to be the only away to avoid dying. But where to swim? If you're not lucky enough to have access to a pool, the options are slim. You could swim at gyms and recreation centers, but those pools are often overrun by children doing cannonballs, playing Sharks and Minnows and — let's just face it — peeing in the water sometimes. There's the Country Club, which is gorgeous, but public nudity isn't for everyone.

Faced with these options, many resort to sneaking into the rooftop pools at hotels. However, the energy invested into inventing a not-too-fictitious-sounding room number to have handy if approached by hotel staff takes all the fun out of summertime leisure.

Thankfully, the W Hotel on Poydras Street is making guilt-free pooltime possible for us commoners and non-tourists. It's opening its tony roof top pool area on Sundays in June, July and August starting this Sunday, June 3, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Sailor Jerry rum offers free Sailor Jerry tattoos

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Some of the Sailor Jerry tattoos offered on his 101st birthday.
  • Some of the Sailor Jerry tattoos offered on his 101st birthday.

Whether you know the name Sailor Jerry as the nickname of the legendary tattoo artist or from the rum that bares his name, Saturday would have been his 101st birthday. In a handful of cities, Sailor Jerry Rum is springing for free tattoos - provided you want a no-greater-than-palm-size tattoo from a large collection of Sailor Jerry's flash sheets. There are many examples on the rum's website. It's first come first serve at Uptown Tattoos (575 S. Carrollton Ave.) beginning at noon Saturday and going until 101 are inked or midnight strikes.

Sailor Jerry was born Norman Collins, and he is credited with importing Japanese styles, intricate designs and shading techniques to American tattooing. He was a legendary figure in Honolulu during World War II and was one of many artists who inked sailors on their last stop before heading off to war in the Pacific. The phrase "Stewed, screwed and tattooed" was coined for what became a custom of sailors hitting the bars (where they could buy four shots of whiskey, but all at once, they couldn't stay in the bar), hitting the brothels and then going to the tattoo parlors. Sailor Jerry was also a tinkerer and inventor and in the 1970s was an early right-wing radio host. For those interested, Hori Smoku is a pretty good documentary about him. (Reviewed here.)

Incidentally, rights to Sailor Jerry's name were sold to the liquor company (one of many brands in the William Grant & Sons portfolio) by Ed Hardy, who was a protege of Sailor Jerry's, says the local brand ambassador.

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