Hell Yes Fest brings up-and-coming comedy to New Orleans

Standup, sketch and improv comedians take over local venues Nov. 15-19
Graduating from comedy classes may not have the cachet of higher education. But local comedy audiences who caught James Hamilton opening for Nick Swardson (Reno...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Nov. 14-20, 2017)

Propeller Pop, Beaujolais and a Brazilian bash
Nov. 16Propeller Pop6 p.m.-9 p.m. ThursdayPropeller, 4035 Washington Ave., (504) 322-3282www.gopropeller.orgThe event features food from chefs and pop-ups including La Monita, Midnight Noodle, Gonzo's Smokehouse...

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Review: Douglas Bourgeois and 'electric connection' in Spirit in the Dark

New work from the artist at Arthur Roger Gallery
As his global fame has grown, local artist Douglas Bourgeois' paintings have entranced many art lovers while leaving some baffled. How can such diverse subjects...

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InFringe Festival presents alternative theater Nov. 15-19

Solo shows, poetry, puppetry and more in Marigny and Bywater
With more than 30 productions at nine venues in four days, InFringe Fest is building a theater event in the model of the New Orleans...

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Review: The Last Five Years

A pop-rock musical at Le Petit Theatre runs through Nov. 19
Who hasn't experienced the waning of love's first blush? The Last Five Years, directed by Michael E. McKelvey at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre,...

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Treme Creole Gumbo Festival returns Nov. 18-19

There’s gumbo and brass bands at the free festival in Armstrong Park
The Treme Creole Gumbo Festival features many styles of gumbo and a lineup of brass bands including Rebirth (pictured), Hot 8, TBC, Treme, Pinettes and others. Tuba...

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Deven Green and Varla Jean Merman perform at Cafe Istanbul Nov. 9-10

America's Best Christian sings in a cabaret show
Mrs. Betty Bowers, "America's Best Christian," quickly went viral in her video debut in 2008. In Betty Bowers Explains Traditional Marriage to Everyone Else, she...

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New Orleans Book Festival is Nov. 11

Jesmyn Ward and others read at festival in New Orleans City Park
Jesmyn Ward (pictured), author of Sing, Unburied, Sing and winner of the 2011 National Book Award for fiction, is among writers reading or talking on...

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Live theater in New Orleans this week (Nov.7 - 13, 2017)

Go ForthThu.-Sat. Nov. 9-11 | A veteran of New York experimental theater companies, Kaneza Schaal explores burial rites and the transition to an afterlife in...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Nov. 7-13, 2017)

Nov. 9Exceptional Oregon Tasting6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. ThursdayMartin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer St., Metairie, (504) 896-7300www.martinwinecellar.comElton Vineyards founder Betty O'Brien and Colleen Glennon of Lemelson Vineyards...

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Review: Caroline, or Change

JPAS and Loyola University present Tony Kushner’s musical
Musicals don't often wrestle with weighty societal issues, but Caroline, or Change takes on civil rights, low wages and oppression, setting its story to a...

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Review: Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection

Abstract works by black artists at the Ogden Museum
It often is said history is written by the victors. But art history often has featured unlikely, formerly obscure figures whose offbeat talents suddenly propelled...

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Bayou Road Balloon Festival floats in Nov. 10-12

Hot air balloon rides and more in Chalmette
Hot air balloons are the focal point of the new festival, and attendees can take short rides in tethered balloons (tickets $20 for adults, $15 for...

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The Sexism Project opens at Preservation Hall

A three-day exhibit presents photographs and interviews with women in the New Orleans music community
The stories come out when men leave the room.   As she spent time alone with other women, journalist and photographer Katie Sikora noticed a common...

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Comedy, burlesque and parties in New Orleans this week (Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2017)

Doug Benson, NOLA Nerdlesque Festival, Dante's Disco Inferno at the Music Box
Dante's Disco InfernoTue. Oct. 31 | A costumes-required (theme: think "demonic disco") party at 9th Ward haunt The Music Box Village features music from Cauche...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2017)

Whiskey and wine dinners and Boudin, Bourbon & Beer
Nov. 1Hudson Whiskey Dinner6:30 p.m. WednesdayBourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111www.bourbonhouse.comHudson Whiskey founder Ralph Erenzo attends a dinner featuring samples of Hudson Baby Bourbon,...

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Review: Property of Emptiness and A Growing Dance

New work at Good Children Gallery and The Front
As a theme for an artwork, "almost nothing" sounds underwhelming, but multimedia artist Ana Husman's Almost Nothing video (pictured) explores the definitive potential of subtlety....

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Review: Titus Andronicus at AllWays Theatre

See ’Em On Stage presents Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy
Billed as Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy, Titus Andronicus is believed to be one of the playwright's first works and not his finest. Presented by See 'Em...

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Tony Kushner comes to Loyola Nov. 2

An interview with the writer of Angels in America and Caroline, or Change
Tony Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, the setting for his 2003 musical Caroline, or Change. The drama about a black single mother who struggles...

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Gambit's guide to Halloween in New Orleans

Concerts, events, films and more
Halloween — one of New Orleans' favorite holidays — falls on a Tuesday this year, which means a long weekend of tricking, treating, costumes and...

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New Orleans' scariest Halloween costumes of 2017

Paralyzed with indecision about what to wear to this year's Halloween parties? Take a tip from the headlines. Any of these costumes should send your...

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Spooky film screenings in New Orleans

From B movies to vampire flicks
Bad Taste — The monthly camp and B-movie night screens Japanese horror films. 9 p.m. Wednesday. Bar Redux (801 Poland Ave.) Bride of Frankenstein —...

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Halloween events in New Orleans

Festivals, burlesque, parties, haunted houses and more
TUESDAY Beatnik Burlesk. Bud Rip's Old 9th Ward Bar, 900 Piety St., (504) 945-5762 — The post-punk, neo-burlesque performance has a Halloween theme. Cherry Bombshell,...

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Monster mashes: 5 concerts in New Orleans for Halloween

Mummies, metal and more
Here Come the Mummies9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-8477; www.tipitinas.comArriving just in time for Halloween, the anonymous, costumed eight-piece funk band...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 24-30, 2017)

Eatmoor in Broadmoor, Paradigm Gardens, Gateway to Great Cheese
Oct 24Eatmoor in Broadmoor5 p.m.-8 p.m. TuesdayRosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad Ave., (504) 596-2660www.myhousesocial.comThe food truck roundup includes Diva Dawg...

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