Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (May 23-29, 2017)

Crawfish and beer, Galatoire's wine dinner, Serigne Mbaye
May 23Louisiana crawfish and beer dinner6:30 p.m. TuesdayCafe b, 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700www.cafeb.comThe dinner features four crawfish dishes served with beer from Mudbug...

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Festivals in New Orleans this week (May 23-29, 2017)

NOWFE and Greek Fest
New Orleans Wine & Food ExperienceThu.-Sun. May 25-28 | Vintners open more than 1,000 wines and there's food from local restaurants at events including multi-course...

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Review: The Artist’s Muse and Monstrous Diabolics

Weird America in works by Jim Sohr, Sean Starwars and others
One of the more enduring art world myths is that right-wing presidents provoke a backlash of creative bohemianism. Dubious at best, it is doubly dicey...

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Review: The NOLA Project stages The Spider Queen

The group presents an imaginative story in City Park
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park is enchanting even without the appearance of super-sized puppets, medieval costumes, trolls, elves, druids and...

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Mast appeal: Caravan Stage presents Nomadic Tempest

A seafaring theater company stages a production about climate change May 19-21

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Theater and opera events in New Orleans this week (May 16-22, 2017)

Foreign to Myself and La Flamenca
Foreign to Myself Thu.-Sun. May 18-21 | Goat in the Road Productions' dark-humored drama about the experiences of veterans returning from war is based...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (May 16-22, 2017)

Paradigm Gardens, Second Line Brewing and Jacob Cureton
May 16Paradigm Gardens Concert Series7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. TuesdayParadigm Gardens, 1131 S. Rampart St., (504) 344-9474www.paradigmgardensnola.com There are oysters from Two Girls One Shuck and food...

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Review: Another Show and A State of Natural Abstraction

An inspired group show at Boyd | Satellite and Shawn Hall's techno-baroque paintings at Cole Pratt
The title could have said it all. Gallery group expos can showcase several artists at once, but most become just "another show," and they stand...

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Review: Bye Bye Birdie at Rivertown

Reviving a vintage piece of Americana May 18-21 and 26-28
By the time Elvis Presley was drafted, he was a teenage heartthrob, drawing swarms of swooning teenagers everywhere he went. His induction into the Army...

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Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo returns May 19-21

Cracker, Cupid and Tank & the Bangas perform on Bayou St. John
Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo brings three days of live music, craft vendors, a kids' stage, paddleboat races and more to Bayou St. John, stretching from Lafitte...

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Bushwig comes to Bywater

A festival of drag performance, music and more on May 13
Bushwig, a drag and music festival founded in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, is not a continuation of the long-running Lower Manhattan festival Wigstock, created and run...

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American craft beer week events

During American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), May 15-21, breweries across the country hold events celebrating craft beer. Here are events featuring new releases at breweries...

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Theater and comedy events in New Orleans this week (May 9-15, 2017)

The Spider Queen and Earthquake
The Spider QueenWed.-Fri. & Sun. May 10-28 | In an original NOLA Project story, a teenager searching for the truth about her deceased father is...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (May 9-15, 2017)

Crawfish Mambo, NOLA Veggie Fest, Mother's Day brunch
May 13 Crawfish Mambo11 a.m.-6 p.m. SaturdayUNO, The Cove, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-2586www.crawfishmambo.comThe event features crawfish boiling and eating contests and all-you-can-eat crawfish for...

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Review: Beyond the Canvas at Newcomb Art Museum

Contemporary Puerto Rican art runs through July 9
Despite its huge influence on popular music, the Caribbean can seem removed from the mainstream art world. A few Cuban and Haitian artists have been...

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Review: Tartuffe

A classic social satire at Valiant Theatre
Moliere wrote Tartuffe 350 years ago, but Richard Wilbur's English translation of the French script feels contemporary. The social satire concerns a cleric who presents...

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Jazz Fest 2017: performance picks for Sunday, May 7

Some of our picks from Sunday's lineup at Jazz Fest.

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Jazz Fest 2017: performance picks for Thursday, May 4

Some of our picks on Thursday's lineup at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

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Jazz Fest 2017: week two

Our picks, plus artist interviews, cubes, maps and more
Performance picks: Thursday, May 4 | Friday, May 5 Saturday, May 6 | Sunday, May 7 Interview: William Bell, born under a bad signThe...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (May 2-8, 2017)

Eatmoor and Cinco de Mayo events
May 2Eatmoor in Broadmoor5 p.m.-8 p.m. TuesdayRosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2660www.myhousenola.comThe food truck roundup features Old School Eats,...

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Interview: Alia Shawkat's "fine romance" in New Orleans

The singer and actor performs with the Swamp Donkeys May 5 at Jazz Fest 2017
While in New Orleans filming the horror-comedy The Final Girls, Alia Shawkat stumbled into a band she later would join onstage.   "I was sitting in bed,...

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Interview: Rhiannon Giddens rides on Freedom Highway

The former Carolina Chocolate Drop performs May 5 at Jazz Fest 2017
Rhiannon Giddens, flying solo following her decade-long run with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, started 2017 with two Grammy nominations. She wasn't expecting them.   Giddens' Factory...

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Jazz Fest 2017 cubes

Print 'em out or take a screenshot
Thursday, May 4 Friday, May 5 Saturday, May 6 Sunday, May 7...

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Theater in New Orleans this week (May 2-8 2017)

Bye, Bye Birdie
Bye Bye BirdieFri.-Sun. May 5-20 | Talent agent Albert and his secretary Rosie cook up a big publicity stunt when their singer, teen idol Conrad...

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