Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (March 21-27, 2017)

Top Taco, Crawfish Festival, Bourbon Festival
March 23Top Taco6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. ThursdaySpanish Plaza, Poydras Street at the Mississippi Riverwww.toptaconola.comThe event features tequila and mezcal tastings and creative tacos from Blue Oak...

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"Use your words": Roy Blount Jr. speaks at Tennessee Williams festival

The festival returns with speakers, performances and more March 22-26
Roy Blount Jr.'s voice may be familiar to local fans of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me, the current events quiz show on NPR, but they...

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Theater and comedy events in New Orleans this week (March 21-27, 2017)

Sweet Bird of Youth, Varla Jean Merman Sings?, Chris Rock
Sweet Bird of YouthWed.-Sun. March 22-April 16 | Chance Wayne (Martin Bradford) has never realized his dream of becoming a star and serves as an...

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Here are the nominees for 2017's Big Easy theater awards

The annual awards honor the top performances of 2016
The Gambit-affiliated Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education (FEDE) announced nominees for top performances in 2016. Winners and special award recipients will be announced at the Big...

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Review: new work from Alan Gerson and Wendo on Julia Street

Paintings, sculpture and prints at LeMieux and Boyd Satellite
Spring has sprung, and pollen, hormones and mayhem are in the air. Birds, bees and even beetles are doing their thing as flowers blossom everywhere....

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Review: Rivertown stages The 39 Steps

The farcical mystery thriller runs through March 26
The 39 Steps gives meaning to the term "wearing many hats," since a cast of four assumes dozens of roles, including traveling corset salesmen, spies,...

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Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals

Mark your calendars
A tour of Louisiana's fairs and festivals is like a walk through the history of the diverse people, cultures, foods and traditions that are the...

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John Waters gets filthy

The filmmaker brings This Filthy World to The Joy Theater March 18
Respectability has its price.   "People don't get mad at me anymore," says John Waters, director of cult classic films and an author. "And I say worse...

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Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: July

1 — Lebeau Zydeco Festival (Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 103 Lebeau Church Road, Lebeau, 337-351-3902; www.facebook.com/lebeauzydecofestival) — There's live zydeco music, food, pork backbone dinners and...

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Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: August

Thursdays-November — Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series — See March 16 for event description. 3-6 — Satchmo Summerfest (Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504-522-5730; www.fqfi.org/satchmo)...

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Events in New Orleans this week (March 14-20, 2017)

Stars of American Ballet Encore!Sat. March 18 | American Ballet Theatre's Marcelo Gomes stars in a piece commissioned by the New Orleans Ballet Association and set...

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Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: March

Wednesdays-May 24 — Wednesday at the Square (Lafayette Square, 500 block of St. Charles Avenue, 504-585-1500; www.wednesdayatthesquare.com) — The 12-week evening concert series features local and...

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Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: April

1 — Asian Pacific American Festival (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-581-4629; www.audubonnatureinstitute.org/event/1217-apas) — The festival has live entertainment, handmade items from Asian countries including India,...

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Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: May

1-3 — NOLA Crawfish Festival (Central City BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St., 504-558-4276; www.nolacrawfishfest.com) — The festival includes three days of music from George Porter...

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Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: June

Thursdays-November — Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert  Series — See March 16 for event  description. 1-3 — Birdfoot Festival — See May 29 for event description. 3 —...

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Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: September

1-2 — Southern Decadence Festival — See Aug. 30 for event description. 1-Sept. 4 — Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival — See Aug. 31 for...

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Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: October

Sundays in October — Angola Prison Rodeo — See April 22 for event description. 1 — Ponchatoula Fall Festival — See Sept. 29 for event description. 1...

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Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: November

1-5 — Greater Baton Rouge State Fair — See Oct. 26 for event description. Thursdays-November — Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series — See March 16 for event description....

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Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: December

1-3 — Christmas Extravaganza Arts & Craft Expo (Covington Fairgrounds, 1304 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985-796-5853; www.steinhauerproductions.com) — The shopping showcase features 500 arts and...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (March 14-20, 2017)

A whiskey tasting, pizza at Paradigm, and beer at the zoo
March 14Tullamore D.E.W. tasting5 p.m.-7 p.m. TuesdayBourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111www.bourbonhouse.comThe Irish whiskey tasting features Tullamore D.E.W., Tullamore's 12-year old special reserve and...

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The last days of Lower Mid-City

Stephen Hilger's Back of Town captures the disappearance of a neighborhood
Stephen Hilger sees New Orleans through the lens of a document-ary photographer.   "There's a lot of beautiful, rich visual sights and traditions," the photographer says of the...

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Review: Luis Cruz Azaceta's geometric paintings at Arthur Roger Gallery

On the Brink runs through April 22
On the Brink seems an unusual title for a geometric abstract painting show. The crisp geometry of traditional art deco, op art or minimalist design,...

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Review: Blunt Object Theatre stages King Leopold

The group adapts Mark Twain's account of the Belgian king
Mark Twain was one of America's greatest humorists, best known for writing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but also as a biting satirist. Under the...

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St. Patrick's Day 2017 events in New Orleans

15 ways to celebrate St. Paddy's
The Great Hunger and Ethnic Cleansing of Ireland in the 19th Century. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib.la.us —...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (March 7-13, 2017)

Dinner events at Paradigm, Goldring Center and Josephine Estelle
March 7Paradigm Gardens Dinner6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. TuesdayParadigm Gardens, 1131 S. Rampart St., (504) 344-9474www.paradigmgardensnola.comChefs from Patois, Boucherie and Angeline prepare a meal using ingredients from...

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