Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (July 26-Aug. 1)

July 26Boudin Boogaloo6 p.m.-9 p.m. TuesdayAce Hotel, Barnett Hall, 600 Carondelet St., (504) 900-1180www.acehotel.com/neworleansLucky Peach editor Chris Ying celebrates the release of The Wurst of Lucky Peach.

Food events in New Orleans this week (July 12-18, 2016)

July 14Bastille Day Celebration6 p.m-10 p.m. ThursdayArnaud's Restaurant, 813 Conti St., (504) 523-5433www.arnaudsrestaurant.comThe prixe fixe menu marking Bastille Day includes canapes and a Parisian spritz cocktail and a four-course meal paired with French wines.

Food events in New Orleans this week (July 5-10, 2016)

July 8Food Truck Roundup5 p.m.-8 p.m. FridayUrban South Brewery, 1645 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 517-4677www.myhousenola.comThe roundup features Mr. Choo, Grilling Shilling and Dat Dog food trucks and music by Shotgun Double.

Running with the “bulls” at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans

The annual festival returns July 8-10
The Running of the NOLA Bulls isn't as dangerous as its namesake inspiration in Pamplona, Spain. But runners — or corredors, clad in white outfits with red scarves or accoutrements — may want to size up the bulls before taking their chances.

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (June 26-July 4)

June 28Dinner with a Curator6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.TuesdayNational World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944www.nationalww2museum.orgThe National World War II Museum's Walt Burgoyne discusses Coastwatchers, which chronicles Australia's network of lookouts on Pacific islands in the years before Japan initiated war in the Pacific in World War II. The menu includes curried cauliflower soup, pineapple-avocado salad with chili-lime vinaigrette, mango-glazed salmon or slow-roasted pork shoulder and cinnamon baked apples.

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 bourbon.

New Orleans summer festivals 2016

Where to party through Labor Day
June 24-26 — Snake Oil Festival (The Howlin' Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 504-529-5844; www.snakeoilfestival.com) — The variety arts festival showcases burlesque, vaudeville, sideshow and circus acts.

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 programs allow city residents to splash alongside hotel guests.

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.

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.

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 ranging from comedic to grotesque appears at the Snake Oil Festival this week.

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