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Today in NOLA 2.25.17


Take a break from all the fests and feasts happening this weekend, and check out some of the unique cultural events around town this Saturday. Comedy legend Chris Rock is blowing up the Saenger tonight. Film society Caravan Cinema will screen a 1990s cult comedy, starring RuPaul and “Orange is the New Black” star Natasha Lyonne, for free in the French Quarter. The geniuses over at Howlin Wolf combine emerging art and breakfast foods, while Fleur de Tease offerings their burlesque retelling of Alice in Wonderland. The Dixiana Bakery, famous for its Sarah Bernhardt Cake (rich wine cake with nuts, red apple jelly glaze and whipped cream) celebrated it’s grand reopening on this day in 1950. Now more things to do this Saturday. 


Drinking Culture

Sidney's Saloon & the Faces of a Changing Neighborhood, Part Two



Part Two of a Two Part Series. Read Part One Here.

Gentle reader, the force of a river issues from the constituent dewdrop. And so too, the sweeping movements of a society take shape from the amalgamated desires of single brains. Brains with faces, desire for drink. Last week I saw some of those faces in the Seventh Ward. Working class folks. New transplants. But much remained to be seen in the new complexity that gathers in our changing neighborhoods. My friends, I am returned a second time to hear a new perspective from an older voice at Sidney’s Saloon.   


Drinking Culture

Sidney's Saloon & the Faces of a Changing Neighborhood, Part One



Part One of a Two Part Series

Gentle reader, local bars are the eyes of a neighborhood. We see new faces and old through the windows, hear the talk on the sidewalk tables. And then we know something about where we have arrived. But neighborhoods are changing, and too quickly for some. I am no politico, no activist – not really a journalist. I’m a barfly. I went to a bar to see. So it was that I passed a couple of evenings this week in the 7th Ward, looking on new eyes in an old face at Sidney's Saloon.


Art For Arts' Sake


Everyone who's anyone is sure to be seen on Julia, Magazine, and at the CAC this Saturday, Oct. 2 for the fabulous annual tradition Art For Arts' Sake. Gallery hop gallore throughout the high society known as the Warehouse District, nosh on some of the best local food, vendor style, quench your thirst at any one of multipple cash bars, and hob knob with the best artists, dealers, and gallery owners this town has up her sleave.

 


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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