New Orleans summer festivals 2016

New Orleans summer festivals 2016

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Your New Orleans summer comedy calendar

Marquee events and weekly shows
Hell Yes Next finals8 p.m. June 24The Joy TheaterHell Yes Fest and Stand-Up NOLA host the final round of the comedy contest. New Orleans comedians...

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Water works: where to make a splash in New Orleans this summer

Kayaking, tubing, water parks, pools and more
Gondola ride through City Park   Nola Gondola (504-450-4400; www.nolagondola.com) offers 50 minute tours of New Orleans City Park waterways in an authentic Venetian gondola. Tours are...

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Food events in New Orleans this week (June 21-27, 2016)

June 23Bourbon Through Bluegrass6:30 p.m. ThursdayBourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111www.bourbonhouse.comBernie Lubbers, former comedian and current "Whiskey Professor" for Kentucky's Heaven Hill Distillery, discusses...

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Live theater and more events in New Orleans this week (June 21-27, 2016)

The House of Bernarda AlbaThu.-Sun. June 23-July 3 | Kathleen McManus, Carol Sutton and Sherri Marina star in Frederico Garcia Lorca's drama about young women...

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Five New Orleans hotel pools open to the public

And, if you must, how to sneak in
While "Olympic-sized swimming pool" is a valid plan for one's lottery winnings, more short-term solutions are available for aquatic summer fun. At some downtown hotels, new...

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How to take a bus or train out of New Orleans and where to go

No plane? No problem.
Flying is more of a hassle than ever this summer, with travelers reporting long waits at Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) checkpoints. It's gotten so bad...

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Cooper/Cohen: Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper, uncensored

The duo’s live talk show stops at the Saenger Theatre
When CNN contacted Anderson Cooper about sending him to the Gulf Coast to cover Hurricane Katrina, the newsman was on vacation in Croatia with Andy...

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Review: Blights Out

Antenna Gallery's mixed media group exhibit inspired by blight
Blighted housing is a conundrum: an old house that some see as an eyesore might be someone else's beloved home. Gentrification and high insurance and...

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The Snake Oil Festival is no sideshow

Circus acts, burlesque and “pain performance” at the second annual event June 24-26
On the marabou-feathered heels of the burlesque revival, sideshow performers are among vintage (or vintage-flavored) entertainers returning to the spotlight. A broad spectrum of acts...

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Eat and drink events in New Orleans this week (June 14-20, 2016)

June 14Goose Island Beer Dinner6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. TuesdayWorld of Beer, 300 Julia St., (504) 266-3599www.worldofbeer.com/locations/warehousedistrictThe dinner features Goose Island beers aged in bourbon barrels, including...

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Live theater events in New Orleans this week (June 14-20, 2016)

The Two Gentlemen of VeronaSat.-Sun. June 18-July 2 | The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane gives a modern look to the Bard's early comedy...

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New Orleans 2016 Pride Week events

Bianca Del RioFri. June 17 | Longtime local drag performer bingo host and winner of season six of RuPaul's Drag Race Bianca Del Rio dishes...

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Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Tributes to zydeco legend Wilson "Boozoo" Chavis by his grandsons and their bands, RJ Chavis and Creole Sounds and Justin Chavis and the Dog Hill...

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Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre opens its 2016 season

The season kicks off with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
With Pharoah dressed like Elvis, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has always had a mix of gentle irreverence, humor and popular musical appeal. Andrew...

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Review: Art Hysterical at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

Local artists keep art history from repeating itself
It could have been silly — art about art history has been the basis of too many trite exhibitions in recent years — but this...

Art Review

Review: Colossal

Southern Rep scores with its hard-hitting sports drama
An energizing drum roll begins, lights come up and 10 men in football gear thunder across the stage as the audience enters UNO's Robert E....

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Food & Drink Events (June 7 - 12, 2016)

JUNE 9Live Oak Supper Club benefit dinner7 p.m.-10 p.m. ThursdayFelicity Church, 1220 Felicity St.www.liveoaksupperclub.eventbrite.comGracie Evans-Gan, formerly of Herbsaint, prepares a dinner to benefit the Lower...

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Dance events in New Orleans this week (June 7-14, 2016)

Known Mass No. 2Wed. June 8 | "Out Music in Contact" is the second installment of the DIY- and devised theater-inspired improvised dance and music...

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Review: Diana Al-Hadid: Cultural Ruins

Sculptures probe science, Middle Eastern history and religion at Tulane University
Diana Al-Hadid is a native of Syria who emigrated with her family to the U.S. when she was a small child, but her show at...

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Review: Rage Within/Without, The Graduates and Lisa Biggs

Stories about incarceration from former members of a prison drama club
It is one thing to read news reports about Louisiana's flawed justice system and quite another to hear formerly incarcerated women recount personal stories about...

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Food & Drink Events (May 31-June 5, 2016)

June 3June Under the Moon7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. FridayCarousel Gardens Amusement Park, New Orleans City Park, 1 Victory Ave., (504) 482-4888www.neworleanscitypark.comThe party features amusement rides on...

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Southern Rep tackles football and male bonding in Colossal

Andrew Hinderaker’s football play runs June 4-19
Not every drama has a choreo-grapher or conditioning sessions, but Colossal may be the only one that requires an offensive coordinator. Southern Rep enlisted former...

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Review: The Matriarchs and And the Beat Goes On

Photographs from Cristina Molina and paintings from Dona Lief
All over the world, nature and motherhood have been viewed as fundamental facets of life on earth. But if Mother's Day seems like a natural...

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Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre stages the Sondheim musical
Despite opening on Broadway more than 50 years ago, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, currently running at Le Petit Theatre...

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ArtSpot Productions celebrates its 20th anniversary

The theater company presents Remembering: A Celebration of 20 Years of ArtSpot Productions
ArtSpot Productions previewed former ensemble member and longtime collaborator Jeff Becker's Sea of Common Catastrophe at the company's shared home, Catapult, in the Bywater...

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