Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2016)

Nov 29Dinner with a curator6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. TuesdayAmerican Sector Restaurant, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940www.nationalww2museum.orgTom Czekanski discusses Medal of Honor recipients from the defense of Pearl Harbor.

Historic New Orleans Collection releases Danny Barker bio A Life in Jazz

Live music and interviews at a release party Dec. 1
Jazz fans may know Danny Barker for his work with Cab Calloway or for training a generation of New Orleans jazz and brass band leaders as mentor of the Fairview Baptist Church Christian Band, which included Lucien Barbarin, Leroy Jones and others. Barker also spent much time communicating with musicians and compiling a history of jazz from their perspectives.

Events in New Orleans this week (Nov. 22-28, 2016)

Bayou Classic Battle of the BandsFri. Nov. 25 | The 43rd annual showdown between Grambling and Southern universities is matched only by the schools' showstopper band battle and Greek step show competitions. At 6 p.m. at the Superdome.

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Nov. 22-28, 2016)

Nov. 25Food truck Friday11 a.m.-2 p.m. FridaySpanish Plaza, 1 Poydras St.www.riverwalkneworleans.comThe Outlet Collection at Riverwalk and My House NOLA host a food truck roundup featuring Mr. Choo, Fete Au Fete, Crepes a la Cart and Petite Rouge.

Theater, film and other events in New Orleans this week (Nov. 15-21, 2016)

JUAREZ: A Documentary MythologyFri.-Sat.

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Nov. 15-21, 2016)

Nov 17Beaujolais Nouveau Festival7 p.m.-10 p.m. ThursdayNew Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 613-2888www.facc-gc.comThe party celebrates French winter wines and the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau, and attendees can sample Guillaume Gonnet Cotes du Rhone, Aegerter Borgogne pinot noir and chardonnay and others.

“Flying signs” redux: Art Garage hosts Flying Signs: Vol. 2 book release

Proceeds benefit Crescent City Outreach
During renovations prior to opening the Art Garage, owner Kate Gaar learned that a homeless person had been squatting in the empty garage space. The person left behind a pandhandling sign that intrigued and saddened her.

Events and festivals in New Orleans this week (Nov. 8-14, 2016)

The New Orleans Book FestivalFri.-Sat. Nov. 11-12 | There are readings and performances over two days with national and local authors, music and more.

Words & Music Festival returns Nov. 9-13

The 2016 Big Read is Sun, Stone and Shadows
The 2016 Words & Music festival explores diversity. The Big Read, a National Endowment for the Arts-supported community reading program, features Sun, Stone, and Shadows, a collection of Mexican fiction short stories selected and translated by Mexican writer Jorge F. Hernandez.

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Nov. 1-7, 2016)

Nov 1Eatmoor in Broadmoor5 p.m.-8 p.m. TuesdayRosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2660www.myhousenola.comThe food truck roundup features Dat Dog, Not Cho Average Nachos, Grilling Shilling, Chef Johnson and Petite Rouge Coffee Truck.

UNO faculty and students celebrate Monday Nights book release

Short fiction from UNO’s Creative Writing Workshop
The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the publication of Monday Nights: Stories from the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans (UNO Press). University professors built the graduate program from a single creative writing class, and its Monday night course is an enduring feature — usually followed by hours of further discussion and camaraderie at Parkview Tavern.

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