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Today in NOLA: 8.07.15

Chefs are throwing down in the Convention Center today. NOMA is hosting a party and the Old Marquer is staging some Jurassic Park burlesque. Plus, some alt-folk is coming to the Allways. Happy Birthday to former Gov. and new father Edwin Edwards, 86, born on this day in 1927. Now, more to do this Friday.


Chef’s Taste Challenge, (New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 6:30p.m.)

Farm-to-table conference brings a cooking challenge. Chefs Frank Brigsten and Matthew Farmer will represent New Orleans ina  field that also includes Rocky Durham, Craig Baker, Hari Pulapaka, and Joel Navejas. 


Friday Nights at NOMA, (NOMA, 5 p.m.)

Take in a little culture before getting housed tonight. NOMA opens its doors after hours on Fridays, allowing visitors a chance to kick off the weekend with some culture. Music by Erin Demastes. Journalist Chris Waddington from will be on hand to talk about art and media.


Life, UH, Strips A Way (Old Marquer Theater, 11p.m.)

What’s bigger than a dinosaur? How about some pasties with your paleontology? The Old Marque is hosting a Jurassic Park themed burlesque show.


Bjorn Jacobsen (AllWays Lounge, 10p.m.)

Born in Penssylvania and now splitting his time between NOLA and NYC, Jacobsen is bringing his unique, organic sound to St. Claude. With an emphasis on acoustic music, he plays “Dark-Folk, Gypsy-Grass, and Delta Blues.”


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