Comedy and theater events in New Orleans this week (July 18-24, 2017)

By Any Scenes Necessary, Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero, Sara Schaefer
By Any Scenes NecessaryWed. July 19 | Actors from The NOLA Project perform Romeo and Juliet as a long-form improv, recreating the drama without its...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (July 18-24, 2017)

July 21Beyond the Basics6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. FridayGoldring Center for Culinary Medicine, 300 N. Broad St., Suite 102, (504) 988-9108www.culinarymedicine.orgEmeril's New Orleans chef de cuisine David Slater...

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Tales of the Cocktail festival returns to New Orleans July 18-23

The drinks conference features spirits, bartending topics and more
Prohibition is considered a failure, lasting 13 years while spurring speakeasies, bootlegging and other dodging of laws forbidding manufacture and sale of booze. But the...

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Review: Kevin Brisco and Kristina Knipe at Good Children

(For) What Is(s) Worth and Talisman run through Aug. 6
It has been said that New Orleans' collective soul is creative to the core and that it uses time like a tone, or patina, that...

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Review: The Tempest

New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane stages Shakespeare’s classic
The Tempest, written around 1610, is presumed to be Shakespeare's final play — and perhaps a metaphor for a deteriorating monarchy. The drama, presented by...

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Theater and comedy events in New Orleans this week (July 11-17, 2017)

Hairspray and You Don't Know the Half of It
HairsprayThu.-Sun. July 13-16 | Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre presents the musical adaptation of John Waters' film about a rebellious teen who wants to compete...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (July 11-17, 2017)

GULF summer dinner, farm-to-table at NOMA, dinner at Urban South
July 13Summer of Sustainability: Celebrating Underutilized Species6:30 p.m. ThursdayAquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., (504) 565-3033www.audubongulf.orgThe Audubon Nature Institute's Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.)...

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Cloud control: Welcome to Night Vale returns to New Orleans

The Glow Cloud is back at the Civic Theatre July 12 in a live version of the popular podcast
Night Vale is a pleasant town in the southwestern U.S. It's normal, except for the occasional giant holes in the sky emitting ripping sounds and...

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Review: black artists at Stella Jones in HERstory, plus paintings by Keith Duncan

Genre paintings at a group expo of art stars and at CANO Creative Space
in the 21st century we have quick access to information, but many of us have less and less time to make sense of it all....

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Review: laughs find a way in See 'Em on Stage's Triassic Parq

Impressive musical chops and choreography in a kooky but ingenious spoof
Viewers of the film Jurassic Park may feel terrified for the story's imperiled staff and visitors, not to mention the pathetically bleating goat, but do...

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The Last Lagniappe, the last word on Bywater

Jim Fitzmorris' latest on race, gentrification and New Orleans neighborhoods runs July 6-30
For some people outraged about changes in Bywater in recent years, Jim Fitzmorris has some words.   "Seventeen blocks aren't New Orleans," Fitzmorris says.   Bywater —...

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Theater and comedy events in New Orleans this week (July 4-10, 2017)

Sean Patton and The Tempest
Sean PattonFri. July 7 | The weekly Comedy F— Yeah showcase continues its summer streak with Louisiana native Sean Patton, a stand-up comic whose visceral...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (July 4-10, 2017)

San Fermin dinner, Lucille's Roti Shop, and a toast to rieslings
July 6San Fermin dinner6:30 p.m. ThursdayOrleans Ballroom, Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans St., (504) four-course dinner with Spanish wines coincides with San Fermin in Nueva...

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Review: Pride of Place and the art of art collecting

Arthur Roger's personal collection runs at NOMA through Sept. 23
When Arthur Roger launched his gallery in 1978, there were only a handful of others focused on new art. The scene has expanded greatly since...

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Review: Annie Get Your Gun at Tulane

Summer Lyric Theatre celebrates 50th anniversary with wonderfully corny classic
For eons, women have played the weaker sex so men could feel stronger, but that ploy never sat well with Annie Oakley (Katie Howe), a...

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Fourth of July events in New Orleans

From fireworks to truck pools
America: The Party. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., (504) 525-5515; — Where Y'acht performs at the annual party, and DJs play bounce music. Hot...

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Names in the sky: who to see at the 2017 Essence Festival

The annual event returns to the Superdome June 30-July 2
Performing her biggest concert yet in her new home, New Orleans resident Solange is among the closing acts scheduled for the final night of Essence...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (June 27-July 2)

Tiki dinner, rum tastings, Mignon Francois
June 27Tiki dinner6:30 p.m. Tuesdaycafe b, 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700www.cafeb.comThe five-course dinner with tiki drink pairings features fried buster crabs with a sparkling...

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Review: Kaori Maeyama’s urban landscapes

A show at Staple Goods explores local night scenes
Driving down desolate city streets on a dark night can be a dreary experience. But on misty, rain-cooled evenings there also are times when the...

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Review: It's Only a Play

Showbiz parody from Le Petit and The NOLA Project is pure entertainment
The 1980s Broadway theater community, known all too well by award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, came to life on the stage of Le Petit Theatre du...

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Where to see summer movies and special screenings in New Orleans

Theaters, bookshops, hotels and other venues screening films this summer
Though "summer movie season" — with its signature explosions, far-fetched plots and comic book characters in form-fitting attire — now seems to last all year,...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (June 20-26, 2017)

Domaine Saint Prefert dinner, Michael Gulotta, Treme Food & Music Experience
June 23Domaine Saint Prefert Dinner & Tasting6 p.m.-8 p.m. FridayMartin Wine Cellar, 3827 Baronne St., (504) 899-7411www.martinwinecellar.comA four-course dinner is served with Domaine Saint Prefert...

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Free stuff to check out at your local library this summer

From coding for kids to civil rights workshops
Any branch of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) is a great place to chill out in the summer heat, and the NOPL has...

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Summer concerts and festivals in New Orleans

Music and festival highlights
2017 SUMMER CONCERTS June 20WimpsSiberia June 21Black YoungstaHowlin' Wolf June 21Jacuzzi BoysGasa Gasa June 22Black MarbleGasa Gasa June 23Naughty ProfessorTipitina's June 23TinkHowlin' Wolf June 24MipsoGasa...

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Do you melt in the sun? Here's your air-conditioned entertainment guide

Escape rooms, indoor sports and gaming in New Orleans
It's summertime and you want to do something active and fun, but the stifling heat and sticky humidity push you back to the sofa for...

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