Theater and dance events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 17-23, 2017)

Titus Andronicus and Ballet Hispanico
Titus AndronicusFri.-Sun. Oct. 20-Nov. 5 | Better-known for blood-splattering comedy musicals (Musical of the Living Dead), See 'Em On Stage presents Shakespeare's tragedy about vengeance in the battle between Roman general Titus Andronicus and the Queen of the Goths.

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 17-23, 2017)

The Lamb & the Owl, Cochon de Lai Fest, Mac n' Cheese Fest
Oct 20The Lamb & the Owl6 p.m. FridayPress Street Station, 5 Press St., (504) 249-5622www.pressstreetstation.comChef Michael Doyle roasts Mississippi lamb and serves it with Korean- inspired pickles, preserves and sides.

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team comes to the Superdome Oct. 19

The squad plays an exhibition game against South Korea
The U.S. Women's National Team, winners of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup plays Republic of Korea in an exhibition game. The U.S. roster includes World Cup winners Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press, Tobin Heath, Becky Sauerbrunn and two-time FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd.

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 10-16, 2017)

Paradigm Gardens concert series, Andouille Festival, Chocolate-covered bugs
Oct 10Paradigm Gardens Concert Series6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. TuesdayParadigm Gardens, 1131 S. Rampart St., (504) 344-9474www.paradigmgardensnola.comThe Maggie Bell Band performs and there's food by chefs from Coquette, Ancora Pizzeria & Salumeria, Maypop and Coutelier NOLA.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ returns Oct. 13-15

The Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free festival features different styles of blues and barbecue. Saturday headliner Robert Cray (pictured) climbed the Billboard charts with his 1986 album Strong Persuader and has released a steady stream of blues albums.

Festivals and events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 3-9, 2017)

Book of Saints, Art for Art's Sake, Beignet Fest
Book of SaintsFri.-Sun.

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 3-9, 2017)

Cheese tastings, a James Beard dinner, and Cajun brunch
Oct 4Gateway to Great Cheese — Part 1: Brie, Cheddar & Havarti7 p.m. WednesdaySt.

Gentilly Fest returns Oct. 6-8

PJ Morton, Rebirth Brass Band and gospel choirs perform in neigborhood festival
The 10th annual Gentilly Fest brings three days of live music, including a gospel tent on Saturday and Sunday, to Pontchartrain Park Playground. The music lineup includes James Andrews and Charmaine Neville on Friday; Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Michael Ward and others on Saturday; and Rebirth Brass Band, PJ Morton (pictured), T-Ray the Violinist and others on Sunday.

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Sept. 26-Oct. 2 ,2017)

Scales and Ales, Senegalese dinner, Moonlight Market
Sept 29Scales and Ales8 -p.m.-11 p.m. FridayAquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., (504) 565-3033www.audubonnatureinstitute.org/scales-and-alesThe Audubon Institute fundraiser features music by The Molly Ringwalds and DJ Brice Nice, food from 40 restaurants and Abita Brewing Company beers.

Gretna Heritage Festival returns Sept. 29-Oct. 1

KISS, The B-52s, Huey Lewis and others perform
The Gretna Heritage Festival's mainstage does a throwback to the 1970s and '80s with headliners KISS (Saturday), Huey Lewis & the News (Friday), The B-52s (Sunday) and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo (Sunday). There's music on four stages set up within a 25-block area of downtown Gretna along Huey P. Long Boulevard.

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Sept. 19-25, 2017)

Wine tastings and NOLA on Tap
September 19 Sparkling & Rhone Wines5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday Ralph's on the Park, 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000

Fried Chicken Festival returns Sept. 23-24

Big Freedia, Motel Radio and Kristin Diable headline the festival in Woldenberg Park
The National Fried Chicken Festival brings a kickoff parade with Casa Samba, a chicken-eating contest, live music and fried chicken to Woldenberg Park.   There is a live music stage and a DJ stage.

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