Search
| ,
| RSS | |

SECTIONS:

 

Arts · Politics · Crime
· Sports · Food ·
· Opinion · NOLA ·
Lagniappe

 
THE

Defender Picks

 

MARDI

March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 


Raising Canes Set to Open 4 East Bank Eateries


by Ashley Rouen

If Southerners can agree on their love of one thing, it’s fried chicken. New Orleanians should be revved up about two new Raising Cane’s locations in Orleans Parish. Friday (7-18) marks the grand opening of the chicken finger eatery at 3235 S. Carrollton Ave. On Thursday, July 24, the fast food restaurant chain, named after the beloved yellow lab of founder, CEO and New Orleans native Todd Graves, will swing open the doors of yet another location at 1406 St. Charles Ave.

 

Raising Cane’s is set to open three more locations between now and January, including one in Gentilly on Chef Menteur Hwy and another at Claiborne and Toledano. The company predicts the expansion will create rougly 350 jobs, which they will be looking to fill in the next six months. “It gets people back to work,” said New Orleans Area Director Derrick Dunne, “and aids the entire economy.” 

 

The first 100 customers to dine at the newest spots will receive a free Cane’s T-Shirt and voucher for a Box Combo. In addition to those fun freebies, customers can choose to participate in Cane’s “Give Back Giveaway,” which puts their name in a raffle to win a $1,000 donation to the local charity of their choice and free Cane’s for a year.  

 

Their local presence extends to the brand’s community dedication. In preparation for the S. Carrollton Ave. opening, last week they interacted with the Hollygrove community by helping clean and landscape their garden.  

 

“We look for opportunities to get out and help and stay involved," Dunne said. "It’s really the core value of what we do as a brand.”  

 

Next week, in conjunction with their debut on St. Charles Avenue, they’ll do the same thing by visiting St. Michaels Special School to tidy up from summer activities and get them ready for the new school year.  

 

Giving back is a staple of the company created by of Graves, who dreamed of owning a chicken finger restaurant. He originally introduced the idea in a business plan for a college class, which the professor rejected, and he received worst grade. That did not deter him.  

 

The now multi-millionaire took a job as a boilermaker for an Oil Refinery and travelled to Alaska, fishing for Sockeye Salmon 20 hours a day. When he finally saved enough money to qualify for a loan, he began renovating the first ever Raising Cane’s, which opened its doors on LSU’s campus back in 1996.  

 

“Being Louisiana born and bred and based in Baton Rouge,” says Dunne, “This area is near and dear to our hearts.  It’s big to open in our home state and good to return to our roots.  It’s the reason we got our start.  We love to provide and give back.” 

 

Raising Cane’s now has 191 restaurants nationwide, with 69 in Louisiana.  They are located in 18 states as far west as Las Vegas and north as Minnesota and Boston.  

 

Anyone interested in Cane’s community involvement should request info online or contact a manager at one of the many locations.  For job inquiries, visit CaniacCareers.com.




view counter
Follow Us on Facebook
view counter
view counter
view counter
Mardi Gras Zone
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter


Contributors:

Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Andrew Smith

Listings Editor


Photographers


Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

Alexis Manrodt

Published Daily

Editor Emeritus:

B. E. Mintz

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock