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Vendredi

February 27th

Kongo Across the Waters
NOMA, 6p.m.
Opening of new exhibit includes talks, performance by Bamboula 2000

 

DJ Soul Sister presents HUSTLE!
Hi-Ho Lounge, 11p.m.
Rare groove dance party in its 10th year

 

Nerd Love
Tubby & Coo’s, 7p.m.
A chance for geeks to find their “Player 2”

 

Stooges Brass Band

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

Sometimes they're Most Wanted, other times, the Stooges, but they always bring a brash sound with hip-hop influences

 

Sweet Crude
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Local group is all the rage

 

Big Charity

Joy Theater, 8p.m.

Screening of the documentary about the historic fall of Charity Hospital

Samedi

February 28th

Diana Ross

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

The Queen of Motown belts it out in town

 

Big Charity

Joy Theater, 8p.m.

Second night of screening locally made documentary about the fall of Charity Hospital

 

Shinyribs

Chickie Wah Wah, 10p.m.

Kevin Russell's newest venture

 

Desert Noises + Sol Cats

PubliQ House, 10p.m.

Indie rockers from Utah

 

Lucero + Robert Bingman

Tipitina's, 10p.m.

Sold out

 

6th Annual Recycled Fashion Show

Rock n Bowl, 6p.m.

Thrift store finds turned haute couture all for a cause

 

PresHall Band with Nesby & Fiend

Preservation Hall

Trad Jazz meets hip-hop

Dimanche

March 1st

Cult Fiction

PubliQ House, 9p.m.

This month, catch "The Dude" on the big screen in The Big Lebowski

 

The Southern Hootenaney

Siberia, 6-9p.m.

Freaksheaux to Geaux Fearless Femmes

 

Hannibal Buress

Civic Theater, 9p.m.

Comedian has some funny things to say about New Orleans

 

Camille

Mid-City Theater, 6p.m.

Last night to catch a comedic retelling of Dumas' classic tale

 

3rd Annual Musician's Clinic Benefit & Jamie Galloway Memorial

Maple Leaf, 3p.m.

Big Ass Party and Crawfish Boil!


Food for Thought

Institute of Food Technologists Returns to NOLA



Food science is a sweeping field. The term encompasses everything about food and all the decisions that go into the process of making food including the price, packaging, nutrition, methods of growth, sell-by dates, and color and tasteSaturday (June 21st) through Tuesday (June 24th) the World’s Largest Food Science Forum and Expo comes to New Orleans where bringing over 18,000 of the world’s top food science and technology professionals about the latest trends, technologies and ingredients in the field.

 

“Food Science started in the early 1900s, before we had food safety laws but we had food and safety concerns,” says Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) President Janet E Collins, RD, PhD.

 

The IFT was founded in 1939, and Food Science became popularized as a study in the 1940s. As hosts to the New Orleans Expo, the IFT is celebrating their 75th anniversary. In honor of this, the convention will have a special “innovation center” featuring the sessions led by food science visionaries who will discuss how food science and technology could impact our food supply for the next 25 years.

 

“Every year we see a variety of new technologies. There are all kinds of new equipment that are able to produce new shapes and colors, new flavors, lower fat, more vitamins and nutrition. There are also tasting opportunities with new flavors of Kiwis, Melons and more,” says Collins.

 

The Expo brings together thousands of Food Techies from over a hundred different countries representing different professionals from academia, government and industry.

 

The event is also a trendsetter in food. A lot of new products are being shown at the expo and Food Techies are known to get creative. “Tabasco was showcasing its products in a bunch of different ways, one of which was Tabasco on vanilla ice cream. This was a number of years ago before ice creams were even thinking of salted caramels, lavenders or cheesecake,” says Collins.

 

The organization will also be hosting a food drive to benefit second harvest food bank. Feeding Tomorrow, a foundation of IFT, will sponsor a 5K Fun Run and Walk and proceeds from that will go toward the scholarships of students pursuing food science degrees.

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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

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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B. E. Mintz

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