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

Nov. 21-22Hoppy Thanksgiving10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-WednesdayAudubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., (504) 861-2537www.audubonnatureinstitute.orgThe insectarium's Bug Appetit cafe offers buggy takes on Thanksgiving favorites, such...

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Preview: Celebration in the Oaks

Celebration in the Oaks features light displays in 25 acres of New Orleans City Park, including Storyland, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, New Orleans Botanical Gardens...

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Live theater in New Orleans this week (Nov. 21-27, 2017)

Hello Dawlin'Fri.-Sat. Nov. 24-25 | Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson), Sean Patterson and pianist Jefferson Turner reprise their musical mashup tribute to...

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Review: Evert Witte at Cole Pratt Gallery

New abstract paintings from the Dutch painter
The thing about the Dutch is that they are always, somehow, indelibly Dutch — especially their visual artists. I mean that as a compliment. Although...

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Review: Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

See 'Em On Stage dramatizes the 'crime of the century' at AllWays Theatre
In 2017, the deadliest shooting in U.S. history was committed by one person operating semi-automatic weapons, but 100 years ago, the "crime of the century"...

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Hell Yes Fest brings up-and-coming comedy to New Orleans

Standup, sketch and improv comedians take over local venues Nov. 15-19
Graduating from comedy classes may not have the cachet of higher education. But local comedy audiences who caught James Hamilton opening for Nick Swardson (Reno...

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

Propeller Pop, Beaujolais and a Brazilian bash
Nov. 16Propeller Pop6 p.m.-9 p.m. ThursdayPropeller, 4035 Washington Ave., (504) 322-3282www.gopropeller.orgThe event features food from chefs and pop-ups including La Monita, Midnight Noodle, Gonzo's Smokehouse...

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Review: Douglas Bourgeois and 'electric connection' in Spirit in the Dark

New work from the artist at Arthur Roger Gallery
As his global fame has grown, local artist Douglas Bourgeois' paintings have entranced many art lovers while leaving some baffled. How can such diverse subjects...

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InFringe Festival presents alternative theater Nov. 15-19

Solo shows, poetry, puppetry and more in Marigny and Bywater
With more than 30 productions at nine venues in four days, InFringe Fest is building a theater event in the model of the New Orleans...

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Review: The Last Five Years

A pop-rock musical at Le Petit Theatre runs through Nov. 19
Who hasn't experienced the waning of love's first blush? The Last Five Years, directed by Michael E. McKelvey at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre,...

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Treme Creole Gumbo Festival returns Nov. 18-19

There’s gumbo and brass bands at the free festival in Armstrong Park
The Treme Creole Gumbo Festival features many styles of gumbo and a lineup of brass bands including Rebirth (pictured), Hot 8, TBC, Treme, Pinettes and others. Tuba...

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Deven Green and Varla Jean Merman perform at Cafe Istanbul Nov. 9-10

America's Best Christian sings in a cabaret show
Mrs. Betty Bowers, "America's Best Christian," quickly went viral in her video debut in 2008. In Betty Bowers Explains Traditional Marriage to Everyone Else, she...

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New Orleans Book Festival is Nov. 11

Jesmyn Ward and others read at festival in New Orleans City Park
Jesmyn Ward (pictured), author of Sing, Unburied, Sing and winner of the 2011 National Book Award for fiction, is among writers reading or talking on...

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Live theater in New Orleans this week (Nov.7 - 13, 2017)

Go ForthThu.-Sat. Nov. 9-11 | A veteran of New York experimental theater companies, Kaneza Schaal explores burial rites and the transition to an afterlife in...

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

Nov. 9Exceptional Oregon Tasting6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. ThursdayMartin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer St., Metairie, (504) 896-7300www.martinwinecellar.comElton Vineyards founder Betty O'Brien and Colleen Glennon of Lemelson Vineyards...

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Review: Caroline, or Change

JPAS and Loyola University present Tony Kushner’s musical
Musicals don't often wrestle with weighty societal issues, but Caroline, or Change takes on civil rights, low wages and oppression, setting its story to a...

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Review: Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection

Abstract works by black artists at the Ogden Museum
It often is said history is written by the victors. But art history often has featured unlikely, formerly obscure figures whose offbeat talents suddenly propelled...

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Bayou Road Balloon Festival floats in Nov. 10-12

Hot air balloon rides and more in Chalmette
Hot air balloons are the focal point of the new festival, and attendees can take short rides in tethered balloons (tickets $20 for adults, $15 for...

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The Sexism Project opens at Preservation Hall

A three-day exhibit presents photographs and interviews with women in the New Orleans music community
The stories come out when men leave the room.   As she spent time alone with other women, journalist and photographer Katie Sikora noticed a common...

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Comedy, burlesque and parties in New Orleans this week (Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2017)

Doug Benson, NOLA Nerdlesque Festival, Dante's Disco Inferno at the Music Box
Dante's Disco InfernoTue. Oct. 31 | A costumes-required (theme: think "demonic disco") party at 9th Ward haunt The Music Box Village features music from Cauche...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2017)

Whiskey and wine dinners and Boudin, Bourbon & Beer
Nov. 1Hudson Whiskey Dinner6:30 p.m. WednesdayBourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111www.bourbonhouse.comHudson Whiskey founder Ralph Erenzo attends a dinner featuring samples of Hudson Baby Bourbon,...

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Review: Property of Emptiness and A Growing Dance

New work at Good Children Gallery and The Front
As a theme for an artwork, "almost nothing" sounds underwhelming, but multimedia artist Ana Husman's Almost Nothing video (pictured) explores the definitive potential of subtlety....

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Review: Titus Andronicus at AllWays Theatre

See ’Em On Stage presents Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy
Billed as Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy, Titus Andronicus is believed to be one of the playwright's first works and not his finest. Presented by See 'Em...

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Tony Kushner comes to Loyola Nov. 2

An interview with the writer of Angels in America and Caroline, or Change
Tony Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, the setting for his 2003 musical Caroline, or Change. The drama about a black single mother who struggles...

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Gambit's guide to Halloween in New Orleans

Concerts, events, films and more
Halloween — one of New Orleans' favorite holidays — falls on a Tuesday this year, which means a long weekend of tricking, treating, costumes and...

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