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Review: Rivertown stages The 39 Steps
The farcical mystery thriller runs through March 26 The 39 Steps gives meaning to the term "wearing many hats," since a cast of four assumes dozens of roles, including traveling corset salesmen, spies, police, alluring women and railroad conductors. Playwright Patrick Barlow's revisionist adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 spy thriller is based on a novel by Scotsman John Buchan, penned during World War I, when German spies could have been hiding anywhere.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

"Use your words": Roy Blount Jr. speaks at Tennessee Williams festival
The festival returns with speakers, performances and more March 22-26 Roy Blount Jr.'s voice may be familiar to local fans of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me, the current events quiz show on NPR, but they may or may not recognize him walking around the French Quarter or Marigny near his home.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Theater and comedy events in New Orleans this week (March 21-27, 2017)
Sweet Bird of Youth, Varla Jean Merman Sings?, Chris Rock Sweet Bird of YouthWed.-Sun. March 22-April 16 | Chance Wayne (Martin Bradford) has never realized his dream of becoming a star and serves as an escort to fading starlet Alexandra del Lago (Leslie Castay), who seeks comfort in booze and pills.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Here are the nominees for 2017's Big Easy theater awards
The annual awards honor the top performances of 2016 The Gambit-affiliated Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education (FEDE) announced nominees for top performances in 2016. Winners and special award recipients will be announced at the Big Easy Awards April 24 at The Orpheum Theater.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: new work from Alan Gerson and Wendo on Julia Street
Paintings, sculpture and prints at LeMieux and Boyd Satellite Spring has sprung, and pollen, hormones and mayhem are in the air. Birds, bees and even beetles are doing their thing as flowers blossom everywhere.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (March 21-27, 2017)
Top Taco, Crawfish Festival, Bourbon Festival March 23Top Taco6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. ThursdaySpanish Plaza, Poydras Street at the Mississippi Riverwww.toptaconola.comThe event features tequila and mezcal tastings and creative tacos from Blue Oak BBQ, Bourbon House, Cochon Butcher, Drago's Seafood Restaurant, Johnny Sanchez, Juan's Flying Burrito, Nacho Mama's, Patois, Pirogues, Taqueria Chilangos and others.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Bitchin Bajas head to the Music Box
Emmett Kelly and Haley Fohr also perform March 24-25 in September, Spin called it "the wildest venue in New Orleans." Given the relative tameness of the rest of the U.S., that provinciality is probably selling it short.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (March 21-27, 2017)
Cherry Glazerr, Static Masks, Cardinal Sons Cherry GlazerrWed. March 22 | The second album from the L.A. punk band, helmed by explosive teen visionary Clementine Currie, is 2017's Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian), opening with the self-assured chorus "I told you I'd be with the guys / But I know better now than to be with the guys" before punching the nuke codes.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Kiki revisits New York ball scenes
The documentary screens at Zeitgeist There's no medium like documentary film for bringing little-known subcultures out of the shadows and into the light of an unsuspecting world. More than 25 years ago, Jennie Livingston's landmark Paris Is Burning fulfilled that promise with a poignant portrait of New York City's ball culture, in which gay and transgender people of color stage elaborate competitions featuring their own style of dance-and-modeling performance.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Apprentice

There has been no shortage of first-rate films examining the death penalty in recent decades, from Errol Morris’ groundbreaking documentary The Thin Blue Line to Tim Robbins’ powerful Dead Man Walking. Overtly or not, these films mostly build arguments against capital punishment, which can limit their reach as the films typically wind up preaching to the converted.…

24 March 2017 | 4:37 pm

Jaci Blue boutique turns one April 1
Jaci Blue (2111 Magazine St., 504-603-2929; www.jaciblue.com) celebrates its first anniversary 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 4:24 pm

Venetian film series starts tonight at NOMA with The Wings of a Dove

The New Orleans Museum of Art's "Friday Nights at NOMA" film series continues tonight with the first of three Venice-based films screened in conjunction with the museum's exhibition A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s. Tonight it's 1997 romantic drama The Wings of a Dove at 7:30 in the Stern Auditorium.…

24 March 2017 | 3:26 pm

The Rip-Off Show celebrates two years as the only comedy game show in New Orleans

Billed as New Orleans' only comedy game show, The Rip-Off Show — partially inspired by Comedy Central's rapid-fire pop culture goof-off @midnight — turns two whole years old when it returns Saturday, March 25.

Six months into performing comedy, Geoffrey Gauchet had an idea for a show of his own and pitched it to Hi-Ho Lounge. "They booked me every month off the bat which was scary — 'oh, I would have to follow through with this,'" he says. Since 2015, The Rip-Off Show has run in three states, five cities, two comedy festivals and monthly at Hi-Ho.

24 March 2017 | 1:00 pm

Bratz Y'all is now open in Bywater

Sausage vendor Bratz Y'all (617 B Piety St.) opened its Bywater restaurant and beer garden today. Sven Vorkauf started Bratz Y'all as a food vendor at festivals and events.…

24 March 2017 | 12:17 pm

The Jeunesse Doree presents the Garden of Fashion runway show
The Jeunesse Doree Series (French for “Guilded Youth”) presents its Garden of Fashion party at Hotel Storyville (1261 Esplanade Ave., 504-948-4800; www.hotelstoryville.net), from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 10:41 am

Celebrate Spring at the Shops at Canal Place
Celebrate Spring at The Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St., 504-522-9200; www.theshopsatcanalplace.com) April 1 with live music in the atrium from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sandy Hinderlie, solo piano, will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Garden District Jazz Trio will perform from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Daniel Meinecke, solo piano, performs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 10:01 am

"Grace on Fulton" offers outdoor meditation and yoga
“Find Grace on Fulton” is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 9:46 am

RAW New Orleans arts showcase at Republic NOLA
RAW New Orleans, an artist co-op including musicians, photographers, designers, and filmmakers, presents CUSP, a showcase of more than 60 creatives, 7 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 9:14 am

Jazz Fest cubes and full schedule to be announced March 28

The cubes! The cubes!

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival announced today that the fest's full schedule — aka "the cubes" — would be released March 28,

That should give Festheads plenty of time to plot their schedules in order to see (or avoid) Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic, and the rest of the headliners, as well as local acts, book signings, musical discussions and, of course, crawfish bread runs.
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23 March 2017 | 9:01 pm

Harrah's blames New Orleans nonsmoking laws for drop in local revenue

The smoking ban in New Orleans has driven Harrah’s customers away.

That was the argument March 21 from Caesar’s Entertainment, the global casino enterprise that owns Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel. Representatives testified to the state’s Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force a $70 million loss in gaming revenues since the parish implemented the ban two years ago.

Company president and CEO Mark Frissora, company South regional president Dan Real and task force chairman Ronnie Johns all acknowledged the correlation.

But 24 hours later, Cynthia Hallett, the president and CEO for Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, called those accusations “baseless.”

Real said Tuesday he does not expect the parish to repeal the ban, nor is the company actively lobbying against it.…

23 March 2017 | 5:58 pm

X brings 40th anniversary tour to New Orleans May 18

Continuing its run of 40th anniversary shows, primordial punk band X will perform in New Orleans on May 18.

X — among the first-wave punk bands in the embryonic Los Angeles scene — recently added new dates to follow last year's 40th anniversary performances with the band's original lineup: vocalist Exene Cervenka, bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer D.J. Bonebrake.

The band plays One Eyed Jacks on Thursday, May 18. Tickets are $30 general admission (and $99 for VIP).

23 March 2017 | 5:00 pm

Response: Artists in the Park art sale and auction March 31

Nature has always served as an inspiration to artists, and Response: Artists in the Park brings together a variety of artistic interpretations inspired by the Botanical Garden at New Orleans City Park for exhibit and sale March 29-31.

About 100 artworks will be included in the show, according to event co-chair Carmen Duncan.…

23 March 2017 | 11:44 am

Tough talk with 2tender4house, a new New Orleans independent poetry festival

A new independent poetry festival will take place across town on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 24-26. 2tender4house (or just "fest," as its founders refer to it) is a collaboration between two poetry ventures, the online journal tenderness, yea and the publisher/journal 2fast4house.…

23 March 2017 | 11:35 am

WBOK-AM hosts panel on addiction issues March 23

A panel
 at Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market tonight covers addiction issues, including myths regarding people struggling with addiction and services offered by Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD). MHSD executive and medical director Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham and radio host Oliver "OT" Thomas are the panelists; Gentilly-based radio station WBOK-AM hosts.

Addiction is on the minds of public health officials statewide as Louisiana and New Orleans succumb to the national crisis related to opioid addiction and abuse.…

23 March 2017 | 10:49 am

First look at DTB, opening March 29 on Oak Street

Chef Carl Schaubhut’s Cajun-inspired restaurant DTB (8201 Oak St., Suite 1, 504-518-6899) opens March 29 in Riverbend.

Schaubhut is the chef at Bacobar and has worked at Commander's Palace. He and co-owner Jacob Naquin modeled the restaurant’s look and menu to reflect their Cajun upbringings in Des Allemands and Bayou Dularge, respectively.…

23 March 2017 | 10:04 am

Gambit TV: Entertainment picks March 24-26
Music critic and tacoficionado Noah Bonaparte Pais makes a stop at WWL-TV to share weekend picks: another exciting series at the Music Box Village, a new documentary about house ball culture and more.

23 March 2017 | 9:01 am

Landrieu: "NOPD's policy on immigration complies with federal law"

Mayor Mitch Landrieu stood by New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) policy following a report that puts New Orleans on a list of U.S. cities that "limit cooperation" with federal immigration authorities.

Landrieu says targeting immigrant communities is likely to break any trust between them and police, which could prevent people from reporting crimes or testifying as witnesses, under threat of their immigration status being questioned.

“First and foremost, the NOPD does now and will continue to follow federal laws and focus on arresting people who commit crime, regardless of their immigration status," Landrieu said in a March 21 statement. "The NOPD’s policy on immigration complies with federal law and makes New Orleans safer because individuals are more likely to report crime, and victims and witnesses can testify without fear of being questioned about their immigration status.…

22 March 2017 | 6:15 pm

Sidney Torres does a Reddit AMA

Real estate flipper / The Deed reality star / celebrated trashman Sidney D. Torres IV participated in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat this afternoon.

And, indeed, they asked him anything — from serious real estate questions to snark. Sometimes he even answered the latter.


22 March 2017 | 1:53 pm

Review: Tarzan The Musical

Tarzan: The Musical, based on the Disney film, was created for young audiences, but there is plenty in Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s (JPAS) production to fascinate adults. The Broadway adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ jungle fantasy is a spectacle, and JPAS delivers startling sound effects and lighting, gorgeous costuming, acrobatic choreography, aerial feats and an orchestral score (composed by rocker Phil Collins) conducted by Dennis Assaf.

Disney changed Tarzan of the Apes to be more appropriate for children.…

22 March 2017 | 12:19 pm

Broad Theater presents short films by local film collective DumbSmart Industries

The Broad Theater (636 N. Broad St.) presents a showcase of short films by New Orleans film collective DumbSmart Industries on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. On the program are three short films written and directed by Nicholas Manuel Pino and Alejandro de los Rios: Richie Broke, Jalapeño Andretti, and Joe & Josie.…

22 March 2017 | 9:21 am

Louisiana women won't receive equal pay until 2115, study predicts

According to new projections released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, the wage gap for women in Louisiana won't close until the year 2115. In the report, Louisiana joins just three other states — North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming — in failing to close the gap until the 22nd century.…

22 March 2017 | 8:44 am

THINX founder Miki Agrawal removed from NOEW women's summit lineup

The Idea Village, one of the organizing groups behind New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), has released a statement regarding the cancellation of THINX founder Miki Agrawal's appearance at a women's summit at the conference.

Agrawal originally was scheduled to give a "fireside chat" at the summit, which highlights issues women face in the workplace. The high-profile founder of THINX, which makes underwear designed to disrupt the lucrative menstrual pad and tampon market, was known for her colorful interviews and quirky (some might say eccentric) behavior.…

21 March 2017 | 1:42 pm

Stand-up comedy coming to New Orleans: Jon Benjamin, Joel McHale, Creed Bratton and more

Here are some big-name comedy shows to put on your calendar this spring. As always, check Gambit listings for your weekly and monthly comedy schedules, from stand-up to sketch, improv and everything else.

21 March 2017 | 12:55 pm

Inaugural Disability Pride Festival March 25 is for and by people with disabilities

New Orleans often has lagged behind other cities when it comes to anticipating and accommodating the needs of people with disabilities. In more recent incidents, bus stops failed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and a renovation to New Orleans Public Library's Nix branch overlooked a ramp for for people who use wheelchairs.…

21 March 2017 | 10:41 am

Review: Apprentice

There has been no shortage of first-rate films examining the death penalty in recent decades, from Errol Morris’ groundbreaking documentary The Thin Blue Line to Tim Robbins’ powerful Dead Man Walking. Overtly or not, these films mostly build arguments against capital punishment, which can limit their reach as the films typically wind up preaching to the converted.…

24 March 2017 | 4:37 pm

Jaci Blue boutique turns one April 1
Jaci Blue (2111 Magazine St., 504-603-2929; www.jaciblue.com) celebrates its first anniversary 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 4:24 pm

Venetian film series starts tonight at NOMA with The Wings of a Dove

The New Orleans Museum of Art's "Friday Nights at NOMA" film series continues tonight with the first of three Venice-based films screened in conjunction with the museum's exhibition A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s. Tonight it's 1997 romantic drama The Wings of a Dove at 7:30 in the Stern Auditorium.…

24 March 2017 | 3:26 pm

The Rip-Off Show celebrates two years as the only comedy game show in New Orleans

Billed as New Orleans' only comedy game show, The Rip-Off Show — partially inspired by Comedy Central's rapid-fire pop culture goof-off @midnight — turns two whole years old when it returns Saturday, March 25.

Six months into performing comedy, Geoffrey Gauchet had an idea for a show of his own and pitched it to Hi-Ho Lounge. "They booked me every month off the bat which was scary — 'oh, I would have to follow through with this,'" he says. Since 2015, The Rip-Off Show has run in three states, five cities, two comedy festivals and monthly at Hi-Ho.

24 March 2017 | 1:00 pm

Bratz Y'all is now open in Bywater

Sausage vendor Bratz Y'all (617 B Piety St.) opened its Bywater restaurant and beer garden today. Sven Vorkauf started Bratz Y'all as a food vendor at festivals and events.…

24 March 2017 | 12:17 pm

The Jeunesse Doree presents the Garden of Fashion runway show
The Jeunesse Doree Series (French for “Guilded Youth”) presents its Garden of Fashion party at Hotel Storyville (1261 Esplanade Ave., 504-948-4800; www.hotelstoryville.net), from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 10:41 am

Celebrate Spring at the Shops at Canal Place
Celebrate Spring at The Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St., 504-522-9200; www.theshopsatcanalplace.com) April 1 with live music in the atrium from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sandy Hinderlie, solo piano, will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Garden District Jazz Trio will perform from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Daniel Meinecke, solo piano, performs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 10:01 am

"Grace on Fulton" offers outdoor meditation and yoga
“Find Grace on Fulton” is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 9:46 am

RAW New Orleans arts showcase at Republic NOLA
RAW New Orleans, an artist co-op including musicians, photographers, designers, and filmmakers, presents CUSP, a showcase of more than 60 creatives, 7 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 9:14 am

Jazz Fest cubes and full schedule to be announced March 28

The cubes! The cubes!

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival announced today that the fest's full schedule — aka "the cubes" — would be released March 28,

That should give Festheads plenty of time to plot their schedules in order to see (or avoid) Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic, and the rest of the headliners, as well as local acts, book signings, musical discussions and, of course, crawfish bread runs.
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23 March 2017 | 9:01 pm

Harrah's blames New Orleans nonsmoking laws for drop in local revenue

The smoking ban in New Orleans has driven Harrah’s customers away.

That was the argument March 21 from Caesar’s Entertainment, the global casino enterprise that owns Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel. Representatives testified to the state’s Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force a $70 million loss in gaming revenues since the parish implemented the ban two years ago.

Company president and CEO Mark Frissora, company South regional president Dan Real and task force chairman Ronnie Johns all acknowledged the correlation.

But 24 hours later, Cynthia Hallett, the president and CEO for Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, called those accusations “baseless.”

Real said Tuesday he does not expect the parish to repeal the ban, nor is the company actively lobbying against it.…

23 March 2017 | 5:58 pm

X brings 40th anniversary tour to New Orleans May 18

Continuing its run of 40th anniversary shows, primordial punk band X will perform in New Orleans on May 18.

X — among the first-wave punk bands in the embryonic Los Angeles scene — recently added new dates to follow last year's 40th anniversary performances with the band's original lineup: vocalist Exene Cervenka, bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer D.J. Bonebrake.

The band plays One Eyed Jacks on Thursday, May 18. Tickets are $30 general admission (and $99 for VIP).

23 March 2017 | 5:00 pm

Response: Artists in the Park art sale and auction March 31

Nature has always served as an inspiration to artists, and Response: Artists in the Park brings together a variety of artistic interpretations inspired by the Botanical Garden at New Orleans City Park for exhibit and sale March 29-31.

About 100 artworks will be included in the show, according to event co-chair Carmen Duncan.…

23 March 2017 | 11:44 am

Tough talk with 2tender4house, a new New Orleans independent poetry festival

A new independent poetry festival will take place across town on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 24-26. 2tender4house (or just "fest," as its founders refer to it) is a collaboration between two poetry ventures, the online journal tenderness, yea and the publisher/journal 2fast4house.…

23 March 2017 | 11:35 am

WBOK-AM hosts panel on addiction issues March 23

A panel
 at Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market tonight covers addiction issues, including myths regarding people struggling with addiction and services offered by Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD). MHSD executive and medical director Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham and radio host Oliver "OT" Thomas are the panelists; Gentilly-based radio station WBOK-AM hosts.

Addiction is on the minds of public health officials statewide as Louisiana and New Orleans succumb to the national crisis related to opioid addiction and abuse.…

23 March 2017 | 10:49 am

First look at DTB, opening March 29 on Oak Street

Chef Carl Schaubhut’s Cajun-inspired restaurant DTB (8201 Oak St., Suite 1, 504-518-6899) opens March 29 in Riverbend.

Schaubhut is the chef at Bacobar and has worked at Commander's Palace. He and co-owner Jacob Naquin modeled the restaurant’s look and menu to reflect their Cajun upbringings in Des Allemands and Bayou Dularge, respectively.…

23 March 2017 | 10:04 am

Gambit TV: Entertainment picks March 24-26
Music critic and tacoficionado Noah Bonaparte Pais makes a stop at WWL-TV to share weekend picks: another exciting series at the Music Box Village, a new documentary about house ball culture and more.

23 March 2017 | 9:01 am

Landrieu: "NOPD's policy on immigration complies with federal law"

Mayor Mitch Landrieu stood by New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) policy following a report that puts New Orleans on a list of U.S. cities that "limit cooperation" with federal immigration authorities.

Landrieu says targeting immigrant communities is likely to break any trust between them and police, which could prevent people from reporting crimes or testifying as witnesses, under threat of their immigration status being questioned.

“First and foremost, the NOPD does now and will continue to follow federal laws and focus on arresting people who commit crime, regardless of their immigration status," Landrieu said in a March 21 statement. "The NOPD’s policy on immigration complies with federal law and makes New Orleans safer because individuals are more likely to report crime, and victims and witnesses can testify without fear of being questioned about their immigration status.…

22 March 2017 | 6:15 pm

Sidney Torres does a Reddit AMA

Real estate flipper / The Deed reality star / celebrated trashman Sidney D. Torres IV participated in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat this afternoon.

And, indeed, they asked him anything — from serious real estate questions to snark. Sometimes he even answered the latter.


22 March 2017 | 1:53 pm

Review: Tarzan The Musical

Tarzan: The Musical, based on the Disney film, was created for young audiences, but there is plenty in Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s (JPAS) production to fascinate adults. The Broadway adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ jungle fantasy is a spectacle, and JPAS delivers startling sound effects and lighting, gorgeous costuming, acrobatic choreography, aerial feats and an orchestral score (composed by rocker Phil Collins) conducted by Dennis Assaf.

Disney changed Tarzan of the Apes to be more appropriate for children.…

22 March 2017 | 12:19 pm

Broad Theater presents short films by local film collective DumbSmart Industries

The Broad Theater (636 N. Broad St.) presents a showcase of short films by New Orleans film collective DumbSmart Industries on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. On the program are three short films written and directed by Nicholas Manuel Pino and Alejandro de los Rios: Richie Broke, Jalapeño Andretti, and Joe & Josie.…

22 March 2017 | 9:21 am

Louisiana women won't receive equal pay until 2115, study predicts

According to new projections released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, the wage gap for women in Louisiana won't close until the year 2115. In the report, Louisiana joins just three other states — North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming — in failing to close the gap until the 22nd century.…

22 March 2017 | 8:44 am

THINX founder Miki Agrawal removed from NOEW women's summit lineup

The Idea Village, one of the organizing groups behind New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), has released a statement regarding the cancellation of THINX founder Miki Agrawal's appearance at a women's summit at the conference.

Agrawal originally was scheduled to give a "fireside chat" at the summit, which highlights issues women face in the workplace. The high-profile founder of THINX, which makes underwear designed to disrupt the lucrative menstrual pad and tampon market, was known for her colorful interviews and quirky (some might say eccentric) behavior.…

21 March 2017 | 1:42 pm

Stand-up comedy coming to New Orleans: Jon Benjamin, Joel McHale, Creed Bratton and more

Here are some big-name comedy shows to put on your calendar this spring. As always, check Gambit listings for your weekly and monthly comedy schedules, from stand-up to sketch, improv and everything else.

21 March 2017 | 12:55 pm

Inaugural Disability Pride Festival March 25 is for and by people with disabilities

New Orleans often has lagged behind other cities when it comes to anticipating and accommodating the needs of people with disabilities. In more recent incidents, bus stops failed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and a renovation to New Orleans Public Library's Nix branch overlooked a ramp for for people who use wheelchairs.…

21 March 2017 | 10:41 am

Louisiana gets two more breweries
Parleaux Beer Lab begins brewing beer Louisiana now has 31 breweries. Parleaux Beer Lab (634 Lesseps St.; www.parleauxbeerlab.com) received necessary permits and began brewing beer March 16 in anticipation of a soft opening by May 1.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Nick Detrich finishes last bartending shift at Cane & Table
Proto tiki bar founder remains as partner Nick Detrich is leaving his spot behind the bar at Cane & Table (1113 Decatur St., 504-581-1112; www.caneandtablenola.com), his proto-tiki brainchild. He remains a managing partner, and Matt Ray will step in as general manager.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Uptown butcher shop Cleaver & Co. closes
The shop opened in 2012 Uptown butcher shop Cleaver & Co. (3917 Baronne St.) has closed.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Five in 5: weekly crawfish boils in New Orleans
Boucherie1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-5514www.boucherie-nola.comA weekly crawfish boil on the patio begins at 11 a.m.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

St. James Cheese Co. in Warehouse District adds breakfast
Saturday-only menu includes "croque monster" The Warehouse District location of cheese shop St. James Cheese Company (641 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-304-1485; www.stjamescheese.com) now serves breakfast on Saturdays beginning at 9 a.m.   The Saturday-only menu features a breakfast raclette topped with eggs and bacon, a croque madame and "croque monster," topped with an egg.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

James Beard Award finalists announced
Nominees include local chefs, restaurants, bars and restaurateurs The James Beard Foundation (www.jamesbeard.org) announced finalists for its prestigious annual culinary awards. There are many local nominees for national awards.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Little Korea BBQ revamps menu
Korean barbecue lowers prices, adds appetizers Little Korea BBQ (2240 Magazine St., 504-821-5006), which opened last year in the Garden District, has changed its menu and lowered prices. Owner Joyce Park said the changes are in response to comments on websites such as Yelp that complained prices were too steep.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Gogi Korean Restaurant now open
A new Korean restaurant in Metairie Gogi Korean Restaurant (4620 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-872-9992; www.gogirestaurantnola.com) opened earlier this month. It serves a short menu of Korean dishes.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Wine of the week: 2014 Upper Eden Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands, California Retail $14 Viticulturists consider pinot noir to be a fussy grape that yields delicious food-friendly wines.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

3-course interview: Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam
Thiam hosts a dinner March 25 at SoFAB Senegalese chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Pierre Thiam (www.pierrethiam.com) has been touted as a West African culinary icon. He is the executive chef at acclaimed restaurant NOK by Alara in Lagos, Nigeria, and runs the catering company Pierre Thiam Catering in New York City.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Beer buzz: Broad Street Cider & Ale coming to Broad
The cider house is expected to open later this year New Orleans' brewery and distillery scene is on the rise with four breweries set to open this spring and four distilleries opened this year. Now, another type of alcoholic beverage business is joining the mix: fermented cider.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Annunciation in Warehouse District
Chef Jacob Cureton's menu straddles the past and present It's interesting to see what happens when a new chef takes over a kitchen. A restaurant's former reputation can linger even when there are changes or new direction.…

20 March 2017 | 3:00 pm

Jaci Blue boutique turns one April 1
Jaci Blue (2111 Magazine St., 504-603-2929; www.jaciblue.com) celebrates its first anniversary 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 4:24 pm

The Jeunesse Doree presents the Garden of Fashion runway show
The Jeunesse Doree Series (French for “Guilded Youth”) presents its Garden of Fashion party at Hotel Storyville (1261 Esplanade Ave., 504-948-4800; www.hotelstoryville.net), from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 10:41 am

Celebrate Spring at the Shops at Canal Place
Celebrate Spring at The Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St., 504-522-9200; www.theshopsatcanalplace.com) April 1 with live music in the atrium from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sandy Hinderlie, solo piano, will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Garden District Jazz Trio will perform from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Daniel Meinecke, solo piano, performs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 10:01 am

"Grace on Fulton" offers outdoor meditation and yoga
“Find Grace on Fulton” is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 9:46 am

RAW New Orleans arts showcase at Republic NOLA
RAW New Orleans, an artist co-op including musicians, photographers, designers, and filmmakers, presents CUSP, a showcase of more than 60 creatives, 7 p.m.…

24 March 2017 | 9:14 am