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VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

SAMEDI

May 27th

Palmer Park, 10AM
The May edition of the monthly art market
 
New Orleans Jazz Market, 3PM
Light bites, drinks, DJs
 
Bar Redux, 7PM
Horror, fantasy, and spiritual movies from 13 countries
 
Bacchanel Fine Wine and Spirits, 7:30PM
Progressive jazz from one of the cities best
 
The Howlin Wolf, 8PM
Improvisational funk music
 
Joan Mitchell Center, 8PM
Monthly open mic
 
The Orpheum Theater, 9PM
Tremaine The Tour with support by Mike Angel
 
Santos Bar, 10PM
Mind expanding multi genre music

DIMANCHE

May 28th

NOLA MIX Records, 11AM
Teaching kids to DJ and produce beats
 
The Courtyard Brewery, 3PM
Raffle, silent auction, craft beer
 
Mags on Elysian Fields, 7PM
A new series dedicated to pushing the limits of contemporary music
 
Three Keys, 7PM
OC cabaret goes Sci-Fi
 
UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album
 
One Eyed Jacks, 10PM
Remixes, edits and originals of Fleetwood Mac
 
Rare Form, 10PM
Vintage sounds of American Root Music

Wendell Pierce's Grocery Giveaway


With 9th Ward plans still in the works, Wendell Pierce's grocery buisness is planning to make its first foray into quenching New Orleans-area food deserts on the West Bank. The actor's Sterling Farms LLC is getting set to open its first store at Ames and Lapalco in Marrero. But first, they're giving away groceries. From 4-6 p.m. today, Pierce is giving away 500 bags of fresh produce to residents of that area. The Arena Football League, which is touching down in New Orleans this week for Friday's Arena Bowl, is cosponsoring the event. The bags will double as samples of what the store will offer.


St. Charles Avenue Fresh Market to Open July 25


That hulking, stately building at the corner of St. Charles and Louisiana Avenues is set to get a Fresh start. After months of renovation, the former funeral home and Borders is set to become the latest installment of the Fresh Market upscale grocery chain. According to the company, the 24,800 sq. ft. store will open at 9 a.m. Wed., July 25.


Vegetables Coming to Central City


Chicken Mart is about to get some competition, and they're armed with veggies. Reinforced by a loan from the City that requires stocking fresh food, a new produce and seafood is planning to open in Central City in the near future. DaFresh, which will be located at the corner of Baronne St. and Jackson Ave., will be run by New Orleans native Douglas B. Kariker, a native New Orleanian, and employ eight people.


New Orleans Tops List of America's Food Deserts


In today's article about tomorrow's Street Fare Derby, Erica Normand of nolafoodtrucks.com talks about how food trucks supplement grocery stores in food deserts. Well, according to a new report, we need all the help we can get. New Orleans is at the top of the food desert pyramid among American cities, according to News One. The ranking partially reiles on data from the Congressional Hunger Center, which says we now have 20 grocery stores, as compared to 30 before K.


Fresh Market Coming to Old St. Charles Ave. Border's


The rumor mill can stop churning now. The old Bord...sorry, former House of Bultman Funeral Home, located Uptown at St. Charles and Louisiana Aves.is going to be a The Fresh Market. Reliable gossip told us that the building was going to be a H&M, a Best Buy, a Trader Joe's or the next home of a really awful cable reality show you could watch on Channel 467. But it is none of those. Instead, the bucolic building is one location of a national chain of health-minded grocery stores that sounds an awful lot like Robert Fresh Market, but isn't. What's the projected opening date? And we thought the rumors were over...


All is Poeyfarre

Warehouse District Survey Said...Grocery Store!



As populations picks up in the Warehouse District, so, too, must the amenities. Rouse's is slated to open on the other side of the CBD in the near future, but for the condo-dwellers closer to the River, there's already a place to buy liquor, groceries, organic produce and even have a coffee. On July 1, Poeyfarre (pronounced poe-e-fare) opened at the site of an old metal fabrication building on the street of the same name.


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Linzi Falk

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