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MARDI

May 23rd

Joe Goldburg Jazz Trio

Bamboula’s, 3PM

Jam out to some clarinet and saxophone

 

Alexandra Marzano-Lesnevich

Garden District Books, 6PM

The author will read and discuss her new memoir, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

 

Dine For The Animals

Vessel NOLA, 6PM

Dine for a great cause benefitting the SPCA

 

Concert Series Encore

Paradigm Gardens, 7PM

Food, drinks, music in a lovely garden

 

LOGAN NOIR

Prytania Theater, 730PM

One night only, Q+A to follow

 

Le Cinema et Les Mots

Français à la carte, 8:30PM

Discover the 1969 cult French film Trafic, by director Jacques Tati

 

Brass Lightning

Sidney Saloon, 10PM

Support by the BoomDocs

 

Steve Mignano Band

Apple Barrel, 10:30PM

Get down with some funky electric feels

MERCREDI

May 24th

Jazz Pilates

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 12PM

Led by renowned jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan

 

Happy Hour Sessions

The Foundation Room, 5PM

Featuring the raw blues and smokey femininity of Hedijo

 

Shake It Break It Band

21st Amendment, 5PM

Step back in time and enjoy some tunes

 

Lighting from a Theatrical Perspective

NOLA Community Printshop, 6PM

Hosted by veteran Lighting Designer, Andrew J. Merkel

 

Free Spirited Yoga

The Tchoup Yard, 6:30PM

Free yoga, optional beer and food

 

Big Easy Playboys

Bank Street Bar, 7PM

Mixing roots, rock, and blues

 

Think Less, Hear More

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9PM

Spontaneous compositions to projected movies

 

 


Beyonce Orders 150 Po'Boys from Parkway


Beyonce returned to New Orleans Sunday night to perform in the Superdome for the first time since her Super Bowl blackout performance. Queen Bey left the sold-out Essence Festival crowd satisfied after a hit-sparkled 90-minute performance. Apparently, she didn't want to leave her team hungry, either. Sasha Fierce ordered herself and her whole entourage po'boys from Parkway Bakery (538 Hagan Avenue), and the sandwich specialists made an exception to their “no delivery” policy to accommodate. 

 

 

The Bayou St. John spot is no stranger to famous visitors, as President Barack Obama famously stopped by the shop for a shrimp sammy and gator gumbo on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the Federal Flood. As ever, Beyonce's rider list was much longer than POTUS.

 

Parkway owner Justin Kennedy said Beyonce ordered 150 sandwiches, of all varieties.

 

“Shrimps, Reubens, capreses, catfish, they ordered everything off the menu. We brung the restaurant to them,” Kennedy laughed.

 

As any Mid-City resident who has ever had a latenight hankering for surf and turf can attest, Parkway doesn't deliver. But they made a special exception for Beyonce. The star's team required a police escort for the delivery process, Kennedy said.

 

According to the owner, the kitchen was working with a four-person team when Beyonce called. Kennedy had to do some finagling to get his guys to step up to the plate.

 

“I told them she was coming to pick them up,” the owner laughed. “One of the guys asked if he could go home and shower.”

 

Beyonce’s entourage ordered at 9pm, and they had their sandwiches by 11:30pm, an impressive wait time when one considers a small staff, Essence Fest traffic, and police barricades.

 

All in all, Mrs. Carter is crazy in love with Parkway. “Beyonce’s secretary called and she said, ‘Everything was wonderful, and they loved it,’” Kennedy said.

 




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