Cool summer 2018: your guide to summer in New Orleans

Cool summer 2018: your guide to summer in New Orleans

Free, fun and cool things to do all summer


The NOLA Project opens up in backstage drama Talkback

Actors say what they really think in the comedy at the CAC
Theater companies and arts institutions hold talkback sessions for a variety of reasons: to give audiences a chance to talk with artists or famous actors,...

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What to eat and drink in New Orleans this summer

New, cool and classic treats to beat the heat
ICY COOL DRINKS Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29321 N. Peters St., (504) 609-3811; www.latitude29nola.comTake a break from the hot French Quarter streets and sneak into Jeff "Beachbum"...

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Summer concerts and music festivals in New Orleans

Tours and fest highlights
June 19Katie Von Schleicher Gasa Gasa June 20 Eagles Smoothie King Center June 21 Dessa One Eyed Jacks June 21 King Gizzard & the Lizard...

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A night at the museum: summer events at New Orleans museums

Concerts, film screenings and more
New Orleans has a bounty of museums and other cultural institutions, but the exhibits and programming don't stop when regular visiting hours are over. Here...

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10 pools to check out in New Orleans this summer

From swanky hotels with cocktails to wave pools
Ace Hotel New Orleans600 Carondelet St., (504) 900-1180; pool area has lots of lounge chairs on the deck, a cocktail ledge in the pool and...

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Summer screenings: where to catch a flick in New Orleans

Poolside dive-ins, sing-alongs and more
During summer in New Orleans, it's almost too hot to move — which makes that classic summer entertainment, a movie screening, twice as appealing. Local venues...

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Check it out: how to score free stuff at New Orleans libraries

Museum passes, streaming films, seeds and more
The New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) is known for its books, computer stations, story times, author appearances and librarian assistance, but NOPL has many valuable...

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Review: Kaori Maeyama’s Signal and Noise

The artist's mysterious city life paintings are at Staple Goods through July 8
Louisiana was named after France's so-called "Sun King," Louis XIV, but the Crescent City is symbolized by the moon and its fluid lunar phases of...

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Pamela Des Barres discusses her life in rock 'n' roll at ArtKlub

The best-selling 'groupie' also holds a workshop
Pamela Des Barres is an authority on many things, including sexy rock stars (she talked to VICE about Jack White and Ryan Adams last year)....

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Review: Stephen Rea's World Cup Fever

The New Orleans writer previews the 2018 World Cup
A lot had to go wrong on Oct. 10, 2017 for the U.S. men's national soccer team to fail to win a spot in the...

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Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival returns June 23-24

Cajun and zydeco bands perform in Armstrong Park
The lineup of the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival highlights the family lineages of Cajun and zydeco music. Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas (pictured) performs at...

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Crowns honors hat queens in a musical tribute to black women

The musical opens June 15 at Le Petit Theatre
"The more I study Africa, the more I see that African-Americans do very African things without even knowing it," muses Yolanda, a character in the gospel-inspired...

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Review: Constructing Worlds: Intersections of Art and Architecture

Four painters explore buildings on the street and in our minds at Octavia Art Gallery through July 28
We spend much of our time in rooms and buildings, in places that support the professional and social relationships that enable us to lead meaningful...

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Festival celebrating women in food, music and beyond rocks the Old U.S. Mint

Rock & Rouge Women's Music & Food Festival debuts June 30
The inaugural festival celebrates "New Orleans women standing up for a change," and a full day of activities elevates women in New Orleans music, kitchens,...

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Your guide to New Orleans Pride 2018

A parade, Pridefest, dance parties and more celebrating LGBT New Orleans
There are pride parades in cities around the world in early June, including Saturday, June 9 in New Orleans. The events celebrating the LGBT community...

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Review: Bellocq's Storyville photos at NOMA

The photographer's compelling portraits are on display through Aug. 12
Almost lost amid the New Orleans Museum of Art's (NOMA) current exhibitions is a mini-expo of 10 prints by one of this city's most mysterious...

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Cripple Creek Theatre tempts fate in Sueño

A gripping modern adaptation of a classic Spanish work
Basilio (Andrew Vaught), the King of Spain, doesn't give his son much of a chance. Before Segismundo (Cameron-Mitchell Ware) is born, astrologers forecast he will...

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All’s Well That Ends Well takes no prisoners

A comedy about overcoming impossible demands opens Tulane Shakepeare’s 25th season
Shakespeare's works generally are separated into two categories: comedies and tragedies. There isn't an empowerment section of his works. But All's Well That Ends Well...

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Theater and stage events in New Orleans this week (May 29-June 4, 2018)

Bernstein at 100 and Mystique
Bernstein at 100Sat.-Sun. June 2-3 | Leslie Castay, Liz Argus, John Michael Haas, Polanco Jones Jr. and others salute Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary...

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Review: The Artist Book Collection at Paper Machine

The ghost of Gutenberg inside the Lower 9th Ward letterpress
The ghost of Johannes Gutenberg lives in the Lower 9th Ward. The 15th-century German inventor of movable type not only made the Bible widely available...

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New Orleans Oyster Festival returns June 2-3

Oyster eating and shucking, live music and more in Woldenberg Park
There are oyster-eating and shucking contests, oyster dishes, live music and more at the New Orleans Oyster Festival in Woldenberg Park June 2-3.   Michelle Lesco...

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Dina Martina performs at One Eyed Jacks May 22

The comic raconteur and singer brings her lounge act to New Orleans
Dina Martina's lounge act in drag is not easy to describe. But many have tried.   "Her onstage banter scans like transmissions from a woozy alternate reality...

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Stage, theater and dance events in New Orleans this week (May 22-29, 2018)

The Truth Has Changed and Giselle
The Truth Has Changed Thu.-Sun. May 24-27 | Josh Fox, director of the award-winning film about fracking, Gasland, performs a monologue about disasters, politics...

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Cripple Creek Theatre presents Sueño

Even royal children rebel – is it fate or free will?
There's an air of Greek tragedy in Spanish playwright Calderon de la Barca's 1635 work Life Is a Dream. When astrologers told the Polish King...

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Review: Made in Louisiana at Stella Jones Gallery

Black artists confront New Orleans’ tricentennial
This sprawling expo of more than 60 works at Stella Jones Gallery offers a multifaceted view of centuries of history as interpreted by more than...

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