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October 24th

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City

 

MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST

Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.

Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint

 

Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.

 

Cottonmouth Kings

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 8p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)

Vendredi

October 24th

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City

 

MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.

Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint

 

Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.

 

Cottonmouth Kings

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 8p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)

 

Drinking Culture

NoDef's Bold Columnist Makes a Pilgrimage to See Clint Maedgen at Siberia



Gentle reader, Clint Maedgen has almost certainly gone insane. It hasn’t done him a bit of harm. But back to that in a moment.

 

My next journey began on a bright Sunday. It was fine weather for day drinking. Good, August heat for slow walking. I grabbed a beer at the Verti Mart and strolled into the Marigny. 


Weather Alert: Tornados & Hazardous Weather


Update, 10.13 16:39 - Governor Jindal has declared a state of emergency across the state in advance of the weather conditions.

Paging Helen Hunt. Twisters are in the forecast. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued an official Tornado Watch for South Louisiana including Orleans Parish today. WhoDats should be prepared to hunker down until 10p.m.


Weekly Weather & Tropical Outlook: 10.13-10.17


By Patrick J. Pearson

Fall returns this week. A strong cold front will push through the area tonight bringing some strong to possibly severe thunderstorms. Chnace of rain is 6o percent today and 90 percent tonight. The rest of the week is looking very nice with cool overnight lows in the  mid 60's and daytime highs only in the mid 70's.


Emeril Celebrates National Gumbo Day (Recipe)


Today is National Gumbo Day. That's right, by act of Congress, America is celebrating Louisiana's signature dish. If the first rule of gumbo is "make a roux", the second rule might be "no one agrees on the best recipe". However, in honor of the occasion, Emeril Lagasse shared the recipe for a serious seafood contender with us. 


Today in NOLA: 10.12.14


The Saints may be off this Sunday, but that doesn't mean there aren't dozens of other ways to booze yourself through the rest of the weekend. The Louisiana Seafood Festival wraps up its third day out at City Park, while Gentilly Fest continues its mission to raise funds to support the rebuilding and growth of the neighborhood. For the non-festing crowd, Hot 8 kicks it weekly in the Den at the Howlin Wolf. While the opera waits for no one, the New Orleans Opera Association will present a matinee of Carmen today at 2:30p.m. for those who weren't able to make it on Friday night. 


Carmen: New Orleans Opera's Femme Fatale


The New Orleans Opera Association began its 2014-2015 season with a beautiful rendition of the classic opera Carmen. Bizet’s masterpiece first performed in Paris in 1875, but remains one of the most accessible operas. The music has been used so much by mass culture, people who’ve never seen an opera will have an immediate familiarity. The story’s simple to follow, and while it ends sadly, has many comic elements in its first three acts. 


Today in NOLA: 10.11.14


From festivals to concerts to the occasional opera, October weekends arrive with a bevy of entertainment options in New Orleans. The Louisiana Seafood Festival returns to City Park this weekend, featuring live music and food from over two dozen local vendors. Indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums visit the House of Blues, and the Lost Bayou Ramblers celebrate a new album release at Gasa Gasa. Legendary British person Sir Paul McCartney holds court at the Smoothie King Center, while DJ Soul Sister brings the hustle to her weekly Hi-Ho dance party.


Carmen: Tonight's Opera in Pop Culture (Videos)


October 10th and 12th the New Orleans Opera will be showcasing Bizet’s Carmen. So what is Carmen? It is often described as the most famous opera of all time, but as with most things over a hundred years old the majority of the public has forgotten it. Or have they? Despite the fact that [spoiler] the play has a tragic ending, the tunes have found their way into multiple comedies and have been parodied countless times. Here are ten times you heard Carmen and you (probably) didn’t know it.


Morning Crime Bits: Marigny Mugging, Missing Teen, Algiers Homicide


NOPD had a busy morning today. In Algiers, detectives are investigating a homicide. In the East, a teen is missing. In the Marigny Triangle, three colege students were mugged.


Today in NOLA: 10.10.14


Friday nights are typically a fount of all things fun and unruly, and this week is shaping up to be no different. For starters, local rabble rousers Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers (spearheaded by the venerable Aurora Nealand) will bring their brand of theatrical rock n’ roll to One Eyed Jacks for their first ever album release party. Over at the Civic, New Jersey rock group the Gaslight Anthem will absorb fans with their signature brand of intensity along with opening punk group Against Me! For the enlightened crowd, options include Friday Nights at NOMA and a tribute to the Boswell Sisters at the Old U.S. Mint.


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock