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JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl


Swiped Swine: Mid-City Pig Statue Stolen During JazzFest


During JazzFest, pulled pork is commonplace in Mid-City, but stealing the bacon is taking things a step too far. Police are searching for the criminals who pilfered a pig statue in Mid-City amid the Fest. The statue, which was located outside of a home in the 3400 block of Esplanade Ave., depicts a pig wearing a chef's outfit and holding a sign that says "Eat More Crawfish." The statue was stolen on the morning of May 1, no doubt by a group now living high on the hog.

 

Detective Robert Stoltz said the pig's owner is a man who throws a large crawfish boil every year for Jazz Fest. The victim's friend, an event organizer from Las Vegas, had the statue custom made for the party. According to Stoltz, the invoice for the pig puts the pulled pork's value at $4,000, and $7,000 after shipping and handling. 

 

"It was the first weekend of Jazz Fest, and when the [victim] came out, the sign and the base were still there, but the pig was gone," Stoltz said.  

 

Due to the heffer's hefty price tag, the person responsible for the crime is wanted for Felony Theft. 

 

Anyone with  information as to the location of the pig is asked to notify Detective Robert Stoltz, First District Investigations, 504-658-6012, rfstoltz@nola.gov, 911, or Crimestoppers at 821-1111.




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