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 wine dinners, a Grand Tasting at Mardi Gras World on Saturday, the Royal Street Stroll block party Friday night and The Big Gateaux pastry competition and burlesque show.

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 Brewery.

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

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 Avenue to Dumaine Street.   Music begins at 5 p.m.

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 in the New Orleans area.

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 attendees.

Jazz Fest 2017: performance picks for Sunday, May 7

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

Jazz Fest 2017: performance picks for Saturday, May 6

Some of our picks from Saturday's lineup at Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest 2017: performance picks for Thursday, May 4

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

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: 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, then I was like, 'No, I'm gonna keep going out,'" she says.

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.

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