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Samedi

May 30th

Oyster Fest

Woldenburg Park

Fun on the halfshell

 

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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

Brassfunk pioneers still have it

 

Khris Royal

Maple Leaf,

Sax-master plays avant-garde jazz

 

NOLAW
One Eyed Jack’s

Ladies arm wrestling returns

 

Jim Roche

Ogden, 2p.m.

Artist acts as his own own psychiatrist

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.

Downtown edition of the city's prime local market

            

Vietnamese Farmers Market

14401 Alcee Fortier Blvd, 6-9a.m.

Produce, meat, groceries & more in NO East

 

DJ Soul Sister presents HUSTLE!

Hi-Ho Lounge, 11p.m.

Rare groove dance party in its 10th year

Dimanche

May 31st

Oyster Fest

Woldenburg Park

Fun on the halfshell

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Local country songstress

             

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10p.m.

NOLA classics & modern covers with some seri ous funk ($10)

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, X p.m.

B3 Master with Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste


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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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,

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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

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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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