The New Orleans Horror Film Festival screens slasher flicks, science fiction, horror comedies and more at The Prytania Theatre Sept. 20-23.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
Warren Lipka and his tribe of misfits were not successful in their poorly planned quest to relieve the rare book collection at Transylvania University of its Havells, but that doesn't mean others have not tried and succeeded at similar crimes.
Friday, September 14, 2018
“American Animals” may not have been the blockbuster film of the summer, but it told the fascinating and true story of 20-year-old Warren Lipka, who planned a daring theft in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2004.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA opens its season with Schubert's Symphony No. 8 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts. Thursday-Saturday at the Orpheum; Friday at First Baptist Church in Covington. lpomusic.org.
The third annual FRIED CHICKEN FESTIVAL honors and explores this favorite dish. There's also entertainment, contests and more. Woldenberg Riverfront, 1 Canal Place, New Orleans. Saturday and Sunday. Free. friedchickenfestival.com.
Sunday, September 09, 2018
According to the old adage, history is written by the victors. The truth, of course, is that history is written by the writers.
Saturday, September 08, 2018
As Broadway rockers go, the title song from “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is surely among the best. The blistering glam-punk track is a show stopper that sums up the rock musical’s main plot point in two succinct lines: “My sex-change operation got …
It might be possible not to enjoy “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” a honky-tonk musical revue now receiving a high octane revival at BB’s Stage Door Canteen at the World War II Museum, but you’d have to be an ill-tempered curmudgeon to do so.
Saturday, September 08, 2018
For anyone driving along Henry Thomas Drive in City Park over the past couple of months, the rumble of tractors and screeching of cranes have become familiar. So are the wide ditches, muddy pits, hardhats and orange construction netting, by now a …
Friday, September 07, 2018
The bustling streets of the French Quarter and other parts of New Orleans could soon see more artists selling their works in more places, thanks to a Louisiana Supreme Court decision issued Friday.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
If nothing else, the tricentennial celebrations this year have given New Orleans plenty of opportunities to look at itself.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Diamond Rio and Kellie Pickler headline the country-music KENNER FREEDOM FEST at Williams Boulevard and the lake, starting 2 p.m. Sunday. Also: kids activities, food and a fireworks finale. The fest is free; parking is $5.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
If there’s any question that New Orleans has one of the most radically vibrant, diverse and flat-out outrageous queer art scenes in the country, look no further than a group show at the Oleander Gallery, 1000 Royal St. in the French Quarter this weekend.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, regardless of her class, race, wealth or other background.
Jazz singer Anaïs St. John has staged a string of shows that honor iconic female vocalists, such as Tina Turner, Donna Summer and Eartha Kitt.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
In 1918, a Czechoslovakian immigrant fled his native land and came to work for a float designer in New Orleans. Between seasons, the man some knew as George Blattny decamped to Grand Isle, where he turned his paintbrushes to tales of pirates, earl…
Friday, August 10, 2018
From the exterior, it’s nearly impossible to tell that the Greek revival townhouse on Camp Place in the Lower Garden District is anything other than an elegant and dignified two-story masonry home dating to the mid- to late 19th century.
The RED DRESS RUN takes to the French Quarter with a flock of rosy frocks and loads of fun. The Hash House Harriers charity event kicks off at Crescent Park, 1008 N. Peters St., at 9 a.m. Saturday. $45 and up.
Thirteen years after Hurricane Katrina, the last damaged New Orleans public library is finally back. Celebrate at NORA NAVRA LIBRARY'S GRAND OPENING, 1209 St. Bernard Ave., with food, giveaways and more, beginning 11 a.m. Saturday.
Monday, August 06, 2018
Cecelia T. Pedescleaux lights up the room with stories of a childhood spent reading and cuddling up in a special quilt, made for her by the aunt she called Big Mama.
Sunday, August 05, 2018
“There’s a lot of human material in the Quarter for a writer,” proclaims the young vagabond writer at the center of Tennessee Williams’ “Vieux Carré.”
Friday, August 03, 2018
You've seen them about town. One or two in folding chairs, perhaps, with a small easel set up in front. Another may have been sitting on the ground cross-legged, looking intently at a building or a tree. Some will have pencils in hand; others, pen…
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Art historian and Julia Street gallery owner Cybèle Gontar felt something was missing from the lineup of art events celebrating the city’s tricentennial.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Most people know the first cocktail was created in New Orleans, where 24/7 bars and drive-thru daiquiri shops rule. Fewer know this booze mecca was a linchpin of Prohibition from 1920 to 1933. Then, lurid tales of smugglers, rum raids and “wet” de…
Friday, July 20, 2018
The LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN SHOW DEER, DUCK & FISHING EXPO is the largest in the state, complete with celebrities, vendors, seminars and more, Friday through Sunday. $12, $6 ages 6-12. Mercedes-Benz Superdome. louisianasportsmanshow.com.
Northshore Harbor Center's NORTHSHORE FAMILY FUN DAY is a great summer celebration with family fun, music, vendors, a firetruck, obstacle course, characters and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. (985) 781-3650. no…
Friday, July 13, 2018
Allons Enfants! The BASTILLE DAY FÊTE has music, dancing, food, films puppets and more in a celebration of the storming of the French prison that marked a turning point in that nation's revolution. 6 p.m. Friday, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Colli…
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Some people think of July in New Orleans as a quiet month — a stretch that leaves the city feeling less populated. For centuries, our ancestors fled summer nuisances like malaria and yellow fever. Even today, many decamp for vacations to points no…
Thursday, July 05, 2018
When the local Depression Glass Society hosts the National Depression Glass Association convention Saturday and Sunday at Kenner’s Pontchartrain Center, the organizers will have a few surprises up their collective sleeves.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Murder, mayhem and a trio of witches are all in store as "Macbeth" unfolds on stage, part of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University.
Music, food and fireworks mark the SLIDELL HERITAGE FESTIVAL Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Entertainment by the New Orleans Mystics — Days of Motown, 7 Bridges — Ultimate Eagles Experience and Bag of Donuts following the 9 p.m. fireworks. No food or…
Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day this evening at the COPELAND'S CHICKEN JAM, a benefit to fight cancer, with live music, food vendors kids' activities and more. 5 p.m., UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. $12 advance, $15 doo…
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The title of the new show at the New Orleans Museum of Art commemorating the city’s tricentennial doesn’t just describe the alternative histories it depicts. It signals a new way that the museum has organized one of its marquee shows.
Friday, June 22, 2018
The LOUISIANA CATFISH FESTIVAL starts Friday at 5 p.m. and runs through Sunday, with carnival rides, contests, live music and competitions. St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church, 17324 La. 631, Des Allemands. louisianacatfishfestival.com.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The 1987 publication of “I’m With the Band” introduced Pamela Des Barres to people outside the rock ’n’ roll world. The book’s subtitle — “Confessions of a Groupie” — explains its popularity and infamy.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
“Sometimes under those hats there’s a lot of joy and a lot of sorrow,” wrote American novelist James Baldwin, a line at the heart of the spiritually rousing “Crowns,” being presented in a wonderful production at Le Petit Theatre through July 1.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Avast, matey! The PIRATE BALL comes aboard for Odyssey House Louisiana, with food, libations, entertainment by the Sirens marching club and silent auctions. 8 p.m. Friday at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $50 and up. ohlpirateball.com.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
“A Season of Transformation and Triumph” is on the boards for the 51st season of Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University featuring productions of Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady” (June 21-24), “Ragtime” (July 12-15) and Disney’s “Newsies” (Au…