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Vendredi

December 19th

WWOZ 34 Birthday Party

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, DJ Soul Sister

 

Kermit Ruffins Big 50th Bash

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Celebrate Kermit’s birthday w/ The Barbeque Swingers, Nayo Jones and Neisha Ruffins Band

 

Bounce Holiday Edition

Republic, 10p.mm.

Big Freedia, DJ Jubilee, Walt Wiggady and more! $5

 

Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas

Mid-City Theater, 8p.m.

A holiday play complete with speed dating and snuggies

 

Kool and the Gang, Cheap Trick

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Music with legends to kick off 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

 

Shotgun Cinema Turns One

Freeport Auditorium at the CAC, 7p.m.

Screenings of Night Moves & Monsieur Hulot's Holiday; $7 each

 

Samedi

December 20th

Little Maker presents Last Waltz

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

A tribute to The Last Waltz - Part II

 

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

The world of Portlandia blazes down South

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker

 

Irvin Mayfield’s Birthday Celebration

Royal Sonesta, 8p.m.

Trumpet Mafia, Jonathan Batiste & Special Guests

 

Pine Leaf Boys

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Local grammy nominees take the stage

 

Dimanche

December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker (final show)

 

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall, 2:30p.m.

Holday jams with Lars Edegran and Big Al Carson

 

Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

Slow Food and Fast Music: Supper Bowl Event at Rock N' Bowl


New Orleans’ distinctive culture rests on two strong foundations--food and music.  Tonight at Rock N’ Bowl, the inaugural Supper Bowl NOLA is combining the two for an event that promises guests all the eats, jams, and education that they could want out of one night. Slow Food NOLA and the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Fund have joined forces to host the party, and guests should come hungry and ready to dance to music from Onward Brass Band, Full Steam Jazz Band, and much, much more.

 

The music will begin outside at 6pm with the Onward Brass Band, and guests can purchase food from Rock N’ Bowl’s own Straight Stick Ranch, La Divina Gelateria, Rue Chow, Frencheeze, and My Time Coffee. At 8pm, the music continues indoors with Full Steam Jazz Band accompanied by special guests Leroy Jones, Rick Trolsen, Katja Toivola, and more.

 

 

Slow Food NOLA aims to educate the city’s eaters on the Slow Food International movement, a push to provide eaters with affordable, healthy options, eco-friendly consumer practices, and flavorful, seasonal diets, according to the organization’s website. Slow Food NOLA Chair Gary Granata, PhD and Registered Dietician, will provide slow cooking demonstrations at the event for guests who want to take some knowledge home with them.

 

Since its inception, the overarching goal of the Slow Food Movement has become a contentious issue. Granata’s New Orleans’ Chapter of Slow Food USA represents a splinter group of the original Slow Food International movement, which began in Italy in 1986 as a reaction to the growing popularity of fast food.

 

According to NOMAF’s Program Coordinator Stacy Morigeau, the organizations’ partnership was the perfect marriage.

 

“A lot of our musicians do what the fans do—when you’re out and it’s late at night and you’re playing and drinking, everybody goes to fast food,” explained Morigeau. Tonight’s event isn’t only about the history of slow cooking, it’s largely centered on the health benefits. NOMAF aims to keep our city’s musicians healthy and happy, and their diets are instrumental in that mission.

 

“Slow food started in Italy as a response to the fast food movement,” Morigeau continued, “We’re trying to show musicians types of food they can prepare at home and have to take with them, as well as small snacks on the road,” she said. “Giving them this education will hopefully better the musicians’ health,” said Morigeau.

 

Guests can arrive at 6pm, and admission free for those who register for a Slow Food NOLA Membership. General admission is $5, with all proceeds to be donated to NOMAF. Slow Food NOLA chapter representatives will be on site to provide interested guests with information and help them register for Slow Food NOLA USA & New Orleans.




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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

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Stephen Babcock