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Weekend Radar: May 26th to May 28th, 2017

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Good news: this weekend is all about food, wine, and more food! This may not be far off from what we usually enjoy in the Crescent City, but with events like the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience and Greek Festival, it might as well be the Jazz Fest of NOLA’s rich culinary scene. Savor every bite, sip, and flavor!  

Photo above via NOWFE

Thursday, May 25th through Sunday, May 28th

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New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
See website for times and locations

Each year, hundreds of wineries and restaurants participate. Menus feature local flavor  and innovative new creations inspired by diverse cuisines. Top chefs from around the city create culinary experiences like no other. Over two dozen restaurants feature special dining evenings throughout the New Orleans festival. The weekend also features over 1,000 wines from around the world, with special tasting events from wineries. You can enjoy grand tasting events, promenade evenings in the French Quarter, and seminar series to hone your palate. For the grand finale, attend the gala at the end! [via NOWFE]

Friday, May 26th through Sunday, May 28th

New Orleans Greek Festival
1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
See website for times

Great Greek Food, Live Music and Entertainment, and Family Fun — Join us on Bayou St. John for the 2017 Annual Greek Festival! Featuring plenty of homemade traditional Greek food and wine, as well as amazing pastries and desserts! Experience live traditional Greek dancing, performed by the Hellenic Dancers. Relax on the bayou and listen to our live Greek band, tour our beautiful Cathedral, get our annual poster, and visit our Greek grocery with delectable cheeses, dips, spices, and much more. [via Greek Festival]

Aurora Nealand’s Monocle Ensemble – “KindHumanKind”
The Music Box Village @ 4557 N. Rampart St.
6:30 PM to 10 PM

The Monocle Ensemble performs “KindHumanKind”, original music by Aurora Nealand, choreography by Shannon Stewart.
May 26 & 27, 2017
630pm-10pm both nights – $20 adv / $25 door
Discount Advance Tickets available at
The inspiration for this collaboration comes alongside the completion of Aurora Nealand’s first full-length solo album under the moniker, The Monocle, entitled KindHumanKind.
Nealand describes this work as a sonic means of examining the intersections between love, technology, community, government, mental health and sound in our modern world.
Less loftily, “It’s a bunch of art-pop and performance art about feelings”.
Nealand created every sound and played every instrument on the record so to perform the album live she arranged each composition for a stellar ensemble of notable New Orleans musicians including, Cliff Hines, Nathan Lambertson, Will Thompson, Graham Hawthorne, Julie Odell, Christin Bradford and Tiffany Lamson (Givers). [via New Orleans Airlift]

Friday, May 26th

Marigny Opera House @ 725 St. Ferdinand St.
7 PM to 9 PM

Join us this 2017th year, the 26th of May as Toonces & friends take us on an orchestral journey through time, a story that begins in the deep tendrils of the past and carries us on into the present dramatic whims of a sea serpent named Tang Tang searching for love. Hold onto your seats as you are taken through the trials and tribulations of Tang Tangs adventures on his relentless hunt for something greater than himself, as the dance of passion is executed before your very eyes, as the fire of desire becomes violently uncontrollable and takes hold of the hearts of our collective consciousness.
Featuring Special Performances & Accompaniment by…
Grand Mafun
Tang Tang
Le Papillon de Nuit choir
& Daniel Liverspot [via Toonces]

Carl LeBlanc “My Life in Music: Memories”
Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar @ 5535 Tchoupitoulas St.
9:30 PM to 12:30 AM

On May 26, 2017 (my birthday), I will be celebrating 50 years of performing music. As I tried to remember all the past events, I realized my memory files were overloaded and difficult to access. There’s a lot.
That’s why I’m inviting all of you to help. Come and share the memory of a gig, song, club, artist from “my life in music: memories.” Bring your instruments, friends and family to Dos Jefes for 9:30pm to join my trio, with vocalist Kathleen Moore, in the celebration. [via Carl LeBlanc]

Saturday, May 27th

Bad B Fest Pool Party
The Drifter Hotel @ 3522 Tulane Ave.
6 PM to 1 AM

~*~ Memorial Day Weekend Rager at The Drifter Hotel! ~*~
BAD BITCH FEST POOL PARTY — a wild and weird, funky and empowering concert, cookout, pool party, festival … all in one
Live music from Joy Clark, Noelle Tannen Band, Christin Bradford, and Tasche de la Rocha & the Psychedelic Roses
$10 cover
The Drifter Hotel is the scene for a Memorial Day weekend pool party / BBQ. It’s gonna be HOT — music goes 7 pm till midnight, but come hang at the pool earlier in the day, and stay late. All music will be outdoors at the **clothing-optional** pool (if it rains we’ll just squeeze inside). [via The Drifter Hotel]

Rebirth Brass Band’s 34th Anniversary Party
Howlin’ Wolf @ 907 S. Peters St.
10 PM

Simply put, The Rebirth Brass Band is an institution. Formed in 1983, the band has long since graduated from the streets of New Orleans to theaters and festivals all over the world. Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of heavy funk has placed them among the world’s top brass bands and they are the hands-down favorite among the younger generation. [via Rebirth]

Hustle 13th Anniversary: DJ Soul Sister w/ Special Guest DJ
Hi-Ho Lounge @ 2239 St. Claude Ave.
11 PM to 3 AM

I announced some big news last weekend that Hustle Saturdays will no longer be a weekly. It will instead exist as an infrequently thrown party at various TBA locations. It’s time for change. I thank the Hi-Ho Lounge for giving #HUSTLEnola a great home (for 5 years) after we had to leave Mimi’s, and am looking forward to celebrating the party’s 13th anniversary there with you this Saturday before it moves into its next incarnation. [via DJ Soul Sister]

Sunday, May 28th

Jazz Brunch Sundays ft. James Williams & Friends
Josephine Estelle @ 600 Carondelet St.
11 AM to 2 PM

What came first, Jazz or Brunch? Live sounds served sunny featuring James Williams & friends during Brunch. This Sunday and all Sundays coming up. [via Josephine Estelle]





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