The NOLA Project announced its 2018-2019 season. It opens with Laura Gunderson's The Revolutionists in September and continues with plays by contemporary playwrights familiar to NOLA Project audiences. The NOLA Project has presented several of Irish writer Martin McDonagh's works, including … Read more

If you went out to theater in the 1980s, 1990s or 2000s in New Orleans, you probably knew Carl Walker personally; if not, you definitely knew his work. Walker, who died July 8 at 61 of a heart attack, was one of New Orleans’ most talented directors, whose best work at True Brew or Le Chat No… Read more

Comedy collective Black Girls Giggles hosts its annual comedy festival at venues around town starting July 4 and running through the weekend. There are standup, sketch and improv shows, plus dance parties and more. Read more

This week's calendar has the return of Fake News and Stoned vs. Drunk vs. Sober, featuring comedians from Black Girl Giggles, and Tulane alum Anthony Jeselnik is at the Civic Theatre. That and more in your weekly roundup of open mics, improv and standup showcases. Read more

Standup comic Billy Wayne Davis returns to New Orleans this week for three shows on "The Weekend Bender," with appearances at Sidney's Saloon June 21, Maison June 22, and the AllWays Lounge June 23. The Nashville comedian has appeared on Conan and released Live at Third Man Records in 2016. Read 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 usually offer a smorgasbord of film screenings during the summer, and this year is no exception. There's a run of classics at the Orp… Read more

It's summertime in New Orleans once again, and though we've been here before, the speed and intensity with which this year's season arrived feels particularly brutal. Rather than try to escape the city during the dog days we suggest cooling off in dark, air-conditioned places with icy drinks… Read more

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). For better or worse, she's also the expert on what it means to be a "groupie," a word she says may have become irredeemably tawdry. Read more

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 4:15 p.m. Sunday in Armstrong Park, and Nathan Williams' son, Lil' Nathan, kicks off the day at 11 a.m. with his Zydeco Big Time… Read 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 resources that are less well-known — and most of them are free. A comprehensive list is available in the library's monthly mag… Read more