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...

Art Review

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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Fourth of July events in New Orleans

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

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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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Live theater in New Orleans this week (June 20-26, 2017)

Annie Get Your Gun
Annie Get Your GunThu.-Sun. June 22-25 | Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre opens its 50th season with Irving Berlin's musical based on sharpshooting entertainers Buffalo Bill...

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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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Summer events and exhibits at New Orleans museums

New shows (and cool air conditioning) at eight local museums
Museums are more than just darkened spaces with plenty of air conditioning in which to hide from the heat. New Orleans' museums have a bevy...

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Easy riders: social bike rides rolling around New Orleans

Where to find street parties on wheels
New Orleans' bike infrastructure has grown significantly over the last decade. The city now has more than 100 miles of shared lanes, dedicated bike...

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Review: William Eggleston and more photography at the Ogden

A collection of color photographs from Southern artists runs through Oct. 26
Though better known for producing writers than visual artists, the state of Mississippi indirectly enabled color photography's acceptance as an art form through native son...

Art Review

Review: Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3)

The Civil War drama at Loyola runs through June 25
Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3 is an emotionally moving epic about the U.S. Civil War written by Suzan-Lori Parks...

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FestiGals returns to New Orleans June 22-24

The empowerment event includes a parade led by Robin Barnes
FestiGals, a weekend of celebrations, empowerment for women and fundraising for issues that affect them, includes the Bodacious Bras for a Cause brunch and auction...

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Louisiana Bicycle Festival rolls into Abita Springs

The annual bike event returns June 17
The 17th annual Louisiana Bicycle Festival returns to Abita Springs Saturday. Before 10 a.m., participants gather for an informal marketplace featuring sales and swaps of...

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Snake Oil Festival presents burlesque, sideshow acts and more

The festival runs June 15-17 at The Howlin' Wolf
The burlesque scene is full of acts featuring retro hairstyles, lingerie and costumes, revived acts such as the fan dance and jazz and big band...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (June 13-19, 2017)

Whiskey dinner, Carl Schaubhut, ReFresh happy hour
June 15 Angel's Envy Whiskey Dinner 6:30 p.m. Thursday Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111 www.bourbonhouse.com Angel's Envy founder Wes Henderson and son...

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Events in New Orleans this week (June 13-19, 2017)

Weird Science Fair & Expo
Weird Science Fair & ExpoSat. June 17 | The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus presents a science fair for all ages featuring science presentations, fringe science...

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Stage Events in New Orleans this week (June 13-19, 2017)

Willy Wonka
Willy WonkaFri. June 16 | Magic Mike stars as Willy Wonka, Mamie Dame is Charlie and the Mystic Pony Aerial Troupe plays the Oompa Loompas...

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Review: Marfa Intrigue at Octavia Art Gallery

The group exhibit runs through July 29
In 1979, the great minimalist sculptor Donald Judd bought a derelict army base near Marfa, Texas, so he would have space for his work. After...

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Review: The Taming of the Shrew

Cripple Creek's production runs June 16-18
The Taming of the Shrew is a classic Shakespeare comedy and one of the playwright's most popular works. It's based on the war between the...

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New Orleans events celebrate LGBT community

Pride week events, theater productions and more
• Drag yourself: dressing up with the New Orleans Drag Workshop Through the eyes of a "head mister-ess" and a recent “draguate" • LGBT theater...

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Drag yourself: dressing up with the New Orleans Drag Workshop

Through the eyes of a "head mister-ess" and a recent "draguate"
In class, Franky Canga was having trouble with the lip syncing. Canga, whose drag name is the mononymous "Franky," had studied dance, so he felt...

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