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Mardi

October 21st

Wayne Curtis: The Last Great Walk

Garden District Bookshop, 6p.m.

A story about the first person to walk across from New York to San Francisco

 

Warpaint with Liam Finn

Republic, 8p.m.

Los Angeles rock band celebrating second album release

 

Do the Right Thing

Dillard University Campus, 2601 Gentilly Blvd, 7p.m.

Spike Lee’s 24-hour Brooklyn drama to screen at Dillard

 

Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns

Spotted Cat, 6p.m.

Jazz singer with a vintage twist

 

Mercedi

October 22nd

New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing (Old U.S. Mint, 7 p.m.)

A tasting and lecture with two New Orleans brewmasters

 

Macy Gray with The Way Tour + The Honorable South + Cory Nokey

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

Soulful chanteuse to enchant audiences at Tip’s

 

Susan Morse: The Dog Stays in the Picture

Garden District Bookshop, 6p.m.

Susan Morse discusses and signs her book

 

“Franklin, Armfield, and Ballard: The Men Who Made the Domestic Slave Trade into Big Business” a lecture with Joshua D. Rothman

THNOC, 6p.m.

Rothman to discuss three men who dealt in the slave trade during the 19th century

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

French Market, 2p.m – 6p.m.

Brand new French Quarter edition of the city's prime local market

Jeudi

October 23rd

The Delta Saints

Publiq House, 10p.m.

“Bourbon-fueled bayou rock” Nashville group

 

Dylan Landis: Rainey Royal  

Garden District Bookshop, 6p.m.

14 narratives from Greenwich Village in the 70s

 

Julian Benasis

Republic, 10p.m.

EDM producter/ DJ to play with Buck 10, DXXXY & SFAM

 

James Nolan - YOU DON'T KNOW ME

Octavia Books, 6p.m.

New Orleans writer James Nolan reads and signs his new interrelated collection of short stories

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week featuring a Fais Do-Do with Ike Marr and Martin Shears

Vendredi

October 24th

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City

 

MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST

Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.

Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint

 

Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.

 

Cottonmouth Kings

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 8p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)


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

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock