Dina Martina performs at One Eyed Jacks May 22

The comic raconteur and singer brings her lounge act to New Orleans
Dina Martina's lounge act in drag is not easy to describe. But many have tried.   "Her onstage banter scans like transmissions from a woozy alternate reality...

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Stage, theater and dance events in New Orleans this week (May 22-29, 2018)

The Truth Has Changed and Giselle
The Truth Has Changed Thu.-Sun. May 24-27 | Josh Fox, director of the award-winning film about fracking, Gasland, performs a monologue about disasters, politics...

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Cripple Creek Theatre presents Sueño

Even royal children rebel – is it fate or free will?
There's an air of Greek tragedy in Spanish playwright Calderon de la Barca's 1635 work Life Is a Dream. When astrologers told the Polish King...

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Review: Made in Louisiana at Stella Jones Gallery

Black artists confront New Orleans’ tricentennial
This sprawling expo of more than 60 works at Stella Jones Gallery offers a multifaceted view of centuries of history as interpreted by more than...

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Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival returns Memorial Day weekend

Music, food and more in Treme May 25-27
Much of the music, art, food, architecture and culture —Mardi Gras Indians, second lines and social aid and pleasure clubs — for which the city...

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Greek Fest comes to Bayou St. John May 25-27

Toga wearers get in free Sunday at the Lakeview fest
The Hellenic Cultural Center and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral don't sit on bright blue waters like the Aegean Sea, but Bayou St. John is...

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Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo returns to Bayou St. John May 18-20

Leo Nocentelli, Marc Broussard, Samantha Fish and Deacon John headline the festival
Leo Nocentelli, Marc Broussard, Deacon John and the Ivories and Samantha Fish are among local performers making their first appearances at Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, which...

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Review: Bayou’s End at A Gallery for Fine Photography

Ben Depp’s otherworldly photographs of Louisiana wetlands
Have you ever dreamed you could fly over remote places that most people never see? Environmental photographer Ben Depp does that routinely in a flimsy...

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Southern Rep opens All the Way

A drama bout LBJ, Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights
Washington, D.C., politics and civil unrest are not usually as lurid or chaotic as they currently are, but many presidents have been at the center...

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Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival returns May 18-20

There's music, seafood, rides, a pageant and more
The Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival features live music, local seafood dishes, amusement rides, a Seafood Queen pageant, a sandbagging contest, helicopter rides, a 5K race...

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Saber rattling: The NOLA Project presents The Three Musketeers

The theater company's swashbuckling production runs inside City Park
One should not go to a sword fight with a shovel. Or worse, unarmed. But such are the hijinks in the swashbuckling mayhem of The...

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Review: Lee Friedlander's jazz photography

Two series of photographs on display at the New Orleans Museum of Art
The link between jazz and abstract modern art is rarely noted by most art writers and historians, yet it is inescapable, even in photography. Lee...

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Bryan Batt stars in An Act of God

God shares new commandments in the comedy at Le Petit Theatre
God wants people to know a few things. He doesn't meddle in which actors get what film roles, and he doesn't have time to help...

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Leah Chase and Roger Ogden to be honored May 10

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities holds an awards dinner in City Park
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) presents its Humanist of the Year award to Leah Chase at the Bright Lights Awards Dinner May 10...

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Review: Vessels of Mercy, Vessels of Wrath

A nautically themed group expo at Barrister’s Gallery
Ocean currents travel in circles. Time also is a current, so here we are, contemplating New Orleans' 300th year as an urban island just upriver from...

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Review: The Rent Is Too Damn High

Art, ritual and neighborhood change at Crescent City Boxing Gym
As a setting for an art event, the Crescent City Boxing Gym, located amid nondescript warehouses in an obscure part of Central City, seems unusual....

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V4 Dance Festival unites at the CAC April 25-26

Two nights of performances from emerging companies from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary
Named for the Visegrad Group, a political alliance between Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, this dance festival was curated by Contemporary Arts Center...

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Gambit's guide to the tricentennial

New Orleans history, events and a Blake Pontchartrain quiz
6 from 300: overlooked people and events from New Orleans history The Blake Pontchartrain tricentennial quizHow well do you know New Orleans history? New...

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Review: Jim Blanchard at the Ogden Museum

The artist's watercolor paintings of local architecture are on display through Aug. 19
Although people and buildings are very different in almost every way, those differences are far less pronounced when reduced to two dimensions in a picture...

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New Orleans Opera Association celebrates 75th anniversary

An all-star roster of local and visiting singers performs April 20 & 22
The New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) is celebrating its 75th anniversary this season, with productions including two short operas — Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci —...

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New Orleans Poetry Festival returns April 20-22

Poetry readings, slam competitions, a small press fair and more
Now in its third year, the New Orleans Poetry Festival (April 20-22) celebrates poets and small press publishing with three days of activities. There are...

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Ahoy! It's Tall Ships 2018 and NOLA Navy Week

Historic, replica and military ships sail into the Mississippi riverfront
Riverfront docks will be packed with ships as Tall Ships and NOLA Navy Week converge on the city this weekend. Tall Ships (April 19-22) features...

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Your guide to 2018's French Quarter Fest

What you'll hear, see, eat and drink
What's new at French Quarter Fest 2018 New Orleans artists making their festival debut Rock 'n' roll, the future of funk and otherworldly artists at...

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JPAS stages Catch Me If You Can

The blockbuster-turned-musical runs April 13-22
Were Frank Abagnale Jr. impersonating somebody today, he might be a Facebook subscriber hiding behind a phony photograph, or a scam artist promoting Bitcoin or...

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