Steel Poinsettias spices up the holidays at Rivertown Theaters

Ricky Graham and Varla Jean Merman star in holiday comedy
Santa Claus' annual midnight journey to leave gifts for children around the globe seems like a wonderful act of generosity. But if all those kids...

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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...

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

The Lion in WinterThu.-Sun. Dec. 1-18 | Leslie Castay, Kevin Murphy and Alex Martinez Wallace star in James Goldman's Tony Award-winning drama about Henry II,...

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Review: global pop culture in paintings and photocollages

Rubem Robierb at Octavia Art Gallery and Vanessa Centeno at The Front
The cities with the most interesting art scenes usually have unique visual identities. Miami can be notoriously crass, but it's also dynamic and colorful thanks...

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Review: one-woman play Grounded soars

Southern Rep’s compelling drama about a drone pilot at Loyola University
Grounded, a one-woman play by George Brant, opens with a nameless fighter pilot (Kerry Cahill) exhilarated by the power and speed she experiences flying an...

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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...

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Joe DeRosa and Billy Wayne Davis bring standup to AllWays Lounge

The comics perform Nov. 22 and Nov. 26
New Orleans' burgeoning comedy scene has expanded in the past few years, and this week two well-known comics perform at the AllWays Lounge. Joe DeRosa (Better...

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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...

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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...

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About time: Christian Marclay’s video collage The Clock runs at the CAC

The monumental installation makes its Southern premiere in New Orleans
It's about time. Christian Marclay's video collage, The Clock, focuses on time in an age when nobody seems to have enough of it. It also...

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Review: Funny Girl at the Jefferson Performing Arts Society

Capturing immigrant culture in the landmark musical
When lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim was invited to work on a musical recounting the life of Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, he refused because...

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Marigny Opera Ballet turns Giselle into a New Orleans story

Giselle Deslondes runs Nov. 18-20 at Marigny Opera House
Maya Taylor is a classically trained dancer. But to choreograph dance hall scenes in the Marigny Opera Ballet's new work, Giselle Deslondes, she watched videos...

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

JUAREZ: A Documentary MythologyFri.-Sat. Nov. 18-19 | Theater Mitu's multimedia dramatic piece is based on interviews with natives of the Mexican city across the...

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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...

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Review: The Music Box Village, the new home for the musical architecture project

The shantytown is reborn on Rampart Street
The stellar trajectory of New Orleans Airlift's landmark project, The Music Box, began with a bang, when an old cottage on bounce impresario Jay Pennington's...

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Review: On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning

Eric Overmyer’s play runs at the New Orleans Art Center
Long, full skirts and pith helmets constitute the uniform for a trio of determined Victorian-era women setting out to explore the mysterious land of Terra...

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Review: Rivertown runs historical musical 1776

Gary Rucker directs the Tony Award winner
If politics were as satisfyingly entertaining as Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts' production of 1776, the recent presidential election could have been far more...

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“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...

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Dan Savage and Hump porn: “how bad should I feel for watching this?"

The Hump! Film Festival comes to New Orleans Nov. 11-12
With all the pornography available on the internet, it wouldn't seem like a porn film festival would attract people to a theater. But the Hump!...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Nov. 8-14, 2016)

Nov. 9Sheep's Milk Cheese — More Than Manchego7 p.m. WednesdaySt. James Cheese Company, 5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737www.stjamescheese.comThe class features Spanish manchego cheese and sheep's milk...

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Stage events in New Orleans this week (Nov. 8-14, 2016)

A Kingdom, A ChasmThu.-Sat. and Mon. Nov. 10-20 | In Vagabond Inventions' absurd and comic drama, three oddball characters become necessary friends in the future ruins...

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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. The New...

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Review: works from the Deep South by Simon Gunning and Maude Schuyler Clay

The river and the Delta inspire works at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
"Did you ever stand and shiver ... just because you were looking at a river?" So sang Bob Dylan's early mentor, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, about...

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Review: Becoming Number Six

Harold Gervais and Second Star Performance Collective stage Ross Peter Nelson’s comic mystery
What is weird about Ross Peter Nelson's new play, Becoming Number Six, is that its premise is not strange. Internet surveillance already exists; usually we...

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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...

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