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Faux/Real Festival of the Arts is rolling into a third and final weekend. The offerings show no signs of slowing down though. Along with the numerous theatre offerings, F/R has plenty of opportunities to eat, drink, and listen to some local authors.

Tuesday night at Black Label Icehouse is Later 'Gator Barbecue, an a la carte event of over-sized barbecue fare. To be exact, pitmaster, Damian Bruegger will be smoking up some alligators–Texas style.
On Wednesday check out Play With Your Vegetables at The Sneaky Pickle, a four-course meal of veggie-focused food (with a meat option available). 
Thursday, November 19th at ASAP Pretzel is Ciao, a magical night in Italy featuring the combined forces of Cure, Pizza Delicous, and Kiefe & Co. Late night, at Tailspins four DJ/bartender duos will spin records and mix cocktails throughout the night. Bobby Heugel, Nick Detrich, Lisa Nguyen, and Miles McQuarry will headline the evening.
Saturday November 21st, The Old Portage is back at Black Penny for another tasty pop-up of New Orleans small plates. Then on Sunday, November 22nd, join Local Acres and The Eat Local Challenge for Indigenous Thanksgiving Dinner, a roof-top extravaganza that will give you much to be thankful for. 
Monday at Cafe Faux/Real, join us for a reading by Caprichio de Vellas, the author of We Have You RIght Where You Want Us. Tuesday at Cafe Faux/Real, Cafe Faux/Real will host Andy Young, Michael Patrick Welch, and Michael Allen Zell. Young is the author of All Night It Is Morning and The People is Singluar. Welch is a New Orleans writer and creator of New Orleans: the Underground Guide. Zell is a writer, playwright, and essayist who most recently penned Run Baby Run.
Wednesday November 18th, Anya Groner will read at Cafe Faux/Real. Groner writes essays, stories, and poems, and has been published in The Oxford American and The Atlantic. On November 19th, New Orleans writer Jose Torres Tama will read at Cafe Faux/Real. Tama has toured his literary performance events throughout North America and Europe. On November 20th and 21st, Patricia Lamkin will read "Fish Tales of the Milky Way". Lamkin is the author of eleven plays and is a member of the Dramatist Guild and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. 
Wednesday November 18th is May Bailey's Best Dressed Madam, a costume contest with specialty drinks, ragtime music, and and raffle prizes. On Thursday is The Old Marquer after party with food, live music, and tons of fun. The Hi-Ho Lounge after party is on Friday night, then join us Saturday night at The Country Club for the Faux/Real Closing Party! All these events are FREE!

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