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Vendredi

November 21st

Fringe Festival 

Various local venues, Nov 19-23

New Orleans favorite theatre festival 

 

Foo Fighters

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Voodoo's headliner just announced a surprise show!

 

Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party

City Park, 7:30-11p.m.

Get an exclusive peek at the lights with four live music stages

 

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

Pyrtania Street Bar, 9p.m.

Musical genres unite with this house rockin’ band

 

Streets of Laredo

The Beatnik, 9p.m.

Brooklyn based indie folk

 

Caribou

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Canadian composer Dan Snaith mixes hip hop, soul and psychedelia

 

Lecture, Photo Unrealism: On the Nature of Representation

NOMA, 5-8:30p.m.

Photo exhibit on view with lecture starting at 6p.m. given by curator Russell Lord; music by Amanda Walker after

Stocking Stuffers

Facing the Stage



NoDef Theatre Writers Jim Fitzmorris and Helen Jaksch explore both sides of the holiday spirit with reviews of two yuletide productions: Mid City Theatre's rendition of The Santaland Diaries, and Ricky Graham Productions' The Pecan Cracker.


'Waiting Around,' A Review

Facing the Stage



In its latest incarnation at the Allways Lounge, Waiting Around comes at the viewer with the sort of speed that would put even the best table jockeys into the weeds.


Exit Le Chat


by Jim Fitzmorris

In honor of occasion, I will withhold my traditional quibbles and simply relay what a good time I had. This Sunday afternoon, six actors in elegant, individualized black outfits took the stage in front of music stands. Using a series of isolated lighting specials and framed by chalkboard menus, Native Tongues: The Food Edition presented its closing performance at Le Chat Noir. Structured as a tasting menu, the series of monologues, poems, and vignettes was the perfect palette cleansing for my weekend and exactly the sort of quality production audiences have come to expect from All Kinds of Theatre.


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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

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock