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Review: Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3)
The Civil War drama at Loyola runs through June 25 Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3 is an emotionally moving epic about the U.S. Civil War written by Suzan-Lori Parks and presented by Southern Rep Theatre. It borrows themes from classical Greek theater to heighten the drama about a slave named Hero (Sam Malone), who faces an awful dilemma.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Summer concerts and festivals in New Orleans
Music and festival highlights 2017 SUMMER CONCERTS June 20WimpsSiberia…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Summer events and exhibits at New Orleans museums
New shows (and cool air conditioning) at eight local museums Museums are more than just darkened spaces with plenty of air conditioning in which to hide from the heat. New Orleans' museums have a bevy of summertime exhibitions that cover everything from contemporary art to the spiritual ramifications of the African diaspora.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Do you melt in the sun? Here's your air-conditioned entertainment guide
Escape rooms, indoor sports and gaming in New Orleans It's summertime and you want to do something active and fun, but the stifling heat and sticky humidity push you back to the sofa for another session of binge-watching. There are options: Several art and history museums (see p. 18 for deals) have interesting exhibits, and movie theaters provide a respite from high mercury — or try one of these other indoor adventures:…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Free stuff to check out at your local library this summer
From coding for kids to civil rights workshops Any branch of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) is a great place to chill out in the summer heat, and the NOPL has a calendar of summer events available on its website (www.nolalibrary.org). Here are a few things to do for kids, teens and adults — and a list of free resources available through the NOPL to keep you entertained well after the heat finally breaks.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Where to see summer movies and special screenings in New Orleans
Theaters, bookshops, hotels and other venues screening films this summer Though "summer movie season" — with its signature explosions, far-fetched plots and comic book characters in form-fitting attire — now seems to last all year, actual summer is still a pretty good time to sit in a cold, dark room with a big screen. Here's our rundown offerings in the coming months.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Easy riders: social bike rides rolling around New Orleans
Where to find street parties on wheels New Orleans' bike infrastructure has grown significantly over the last decade.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

FestiGals returns to New Orleans June 22-24
The empowerment event includes a parade led by Robin Barnes FestiGals, a weekend of celebrations, empowerment for women and fundraising for issues that affect them, includes the Bodacious Bras for a Cause brunch and auction (9:30 a.m. Saturday) of bras made into works of art to raise money for breast cancer organizations.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (June 20-26, 2017)
Domaine Saint Prefert dinner, Michael Gulotta, Treme Food & Music Experience June 23Domaine Saint Prefert Dinner & Tasting6 p.m.-8 p.m. FridayMartin Wine Cellar, 3827 Baronne St., (504) 899-7411www.martinwinecellar.comA four-course dinner is served with Domaine Saint Prefert wines from the Chateauneuf du Pape district.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Review: William Eggleston and more photography at the Ogden
A collection of color photographs from Southern artists runs through Oct. 26 Though better known for producing writers than visual artists, the state of Mississippi indirectly enabled color photography's acceptance as an art form through native son William Eggleston's landmark 1976 solo show at New York's Museum of Modern Art — a show that set the tone for much subsequent color photography, as we see in these two adjacent exhibitions.   Troubled Waters is a selection of mostly low-key Eggleston works from the William Greiner collection.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Live theater in New Orleans this week (June 20-26, 2017)
Annie Get Your Gun Annie Get Your GunThu.-Sun. June 22-25 | Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre opens its 50th season with Irving Berlin's musical based on sharpshooting entertainers Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, featuring songs such as "There's No Business Like Show Business."…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Louisiana Bicycle Festival rolls into Abita Springs
The annual bike event returns June 17 The 17th annual Louisiana Bicycle Festival returns to Abita Springs Saturday. Before 10 a.m., participants gather for an informal marketplace featuring sales and swaps of bikes and bike parts, including unusual and rare bicycles.…

16 June 2017 | 12:00 pm

Close to home: New Orleans band The Deslondes releases Hurry Home
The band's second full-length album is out June 23 For a band hailing from all points, home can mean a lot of things. There's the South, from Arkansas to North Carolina, and families and roots planted across the country, and there's the wide-open road and the shows paving the way between them.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Tombs and Thou perform at Neutral Ground
The bands perform June 22 Of all the modifiers used to subdivide and categorize metal, "coffeehouse" somehow got missed. Yet here comes Tombs — Brooklyn's self-disemboweling, re-reincarnating metal-metamorphosis masters, spreading newly sprouted wings on this week's The Grand Annihilation (Metal Blade) — to cap off your cortado with a steaming shot of cyanide.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (June 20-26, 2017)
Wimps, Jacuzzi Boys, Black Marble, Sea Battle, Naughty Professor, Cajun-Zydeco Festival WimpsTue. June 20 | Seattle's Wimps' 2015 LP Suitcase (Kill Rock Stars) anti-romanticizes every old guy at the party and the dumps they call home.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Review: Rough Night
Kate McKinnon steals the show in a bawdy comedy You can tell a lot about a summer movie from the way Hollywood markets it. The latest example is Rough Night, the first feature by Lucia Aniello, who is best known for her work as a writer and producer on Comedy Central's Broad City.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Poke Loa to open Old Metairie location

Poke Loa (3341 Magazine St., 504-309-9993), the city’s first restaurant dedicated to the trendy raw fish dish, is expanding with a second location in Old Metairie this fall.

The Magazine Street fast-casual raw fish hub opened in February, selling mix-and-match bowls of fish, rice, greens and toppings. Restaurants around the city also offer versions of the raw fish dish.…

26 June 2017 | 9:33 am

Cassidy still undecided on health care bill, he tells Face the Nation

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, one of the Senate Republicans who's been openly hesitant about the health care bill released this week by the Senate, told Face the Nation's John Dickerson this morning he was still undecided about whether he could support it.

"There are things in this bill which adversely affect my state that are peculiar to my state, a couple of things I'm concerned about," Cassidy said. "But if those can be addressed, I will.…

25 June 2017 | 1:39 pm

Former U.S. Senate candidate Maness urges veterans' groups to boycott New Orleans

Last year, Ret. U.S. Air Force Col. Rob Maness was running for the U.S. Senate to represent Louisiana.…

24 June 2017 | 3:31 pm

Review: Baby Driver

British writer-director Edgar Wright has built a successful career on reimagining familiar film genres. His “Cornetto Trilogy” brought fresh ideas and unexpected laughs to the zombie movie (Shaun of the Dead), the cop picture (Hot Fuzz) and the sci-fi epic (The World’s End).…

23 June 2017 | 8:13 pm

Review: Annie Get Your Gun

For eons, women have played the weaker sex so men could feel stronger, but that ploy just never sat well with Annie Oakley (Katie Howe), a backwoods sharpshooter and subject of the 1946 musical, Annie Get Your Gun. The show’s main character, who was based on a performer in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, longs for attention from her competitor Frank Butler (Jason Dowies), but cannot bring herself to let him win.…

23 June 2017 | 4:41 pm

The Ind, once Lafayette's alt-weekly, ceases publishing
The publishers of IND Media announced today the suspension of TheIND.com, the Lafayette-based news website that housed the former alt-weekly and alt-monthly newspaper The Independent, which went online-only earlier this year. Publisher Cherry Fisher May also announced the suspension of the email newsletter The INDsider, business publication ABiz and the recently launched arts and culture magazine The Current.

The Current, which released three issues, will remain suspended while publishers are "exploring an ownership restructuring that would allow it to resume operations," according to the IND Media announcement.…

23 June 2017 | 4:30 pm

Shotgun Cinema presents two screenings this weekend

Local film collective Shotgun Cinema presents a pair of boundary-pushing film screenings tonight, June 23 at 7 p.m. at Tigermen Den (3113 Royal St.), and Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m. at New Orleans Photo Alliance (1111 St. Mary St.).

Friday night's film is Cameraperson, a documentary by celebrated cinematographer Kristen Johnson (Citizen Four, Fahrenheit 9/11) that explores the ethical complexities of committing real lives to film for documentaries.

On Saturday night it's "Full Aperture: Ladies Shooting Punks," a program of three short films by female punk-identified filmmakers: The Vision Machine (Peggy Ahwesh), I Was a Teenage Serial Killer (Sarah Jacobson) and Portland (Greta Snider). Tickets are $7 and available at the door.…

23 June 2017 | 1:03 pm

Louisiana lawmakers, activists urge Sens. Cassidy and Kennedy to condemn Senate health care bill

With the release of a 142-page draft early Thursday morning, the Senate finally revealed its much-anticipated (and, by many, dreaded) plan that could make good on the long-term Republican promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare.

The bill's release offered the first opportunity for the public — and many underinformed senators — to view and critique the Senate's plan, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act.…

23 June 2017 | 8:36 am

Poke Loa to open Old Metairie location

Poke Loa (3341 Magazine St., 504-309-9993), the city’s first restaurant dedicated to the trendy raw fish dish, is expanding with a second location in Old Metairie this fall.

The Magazine Street fast-casual raw fish hub opened in February, selling mix-and-match bowls of fish, rice, greens and toppings. Restaurants around the city also offer versions of the raw fish dish.…

26 June 2017 | 9:33 am

Cassidy still undecided on health care bill, he tells Face the Nation

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, one of the Senate Republicans who's been openly hesitant about the health care bill released this week by the Senate, told Face the Nation's John Dickerson this morning he was still undecided about whether he could support it.

"There are things in this bill which adversely affect my state that are peculiar to my state, a couple of things I'm concerned about," Cassidy said. "But if those can be addressed, I will.…

25 June 2017 | 1:39 pm

Former U.S. Senate candidate Maness urges veterans' groups to boycott New Orleans

Last year, Ret. U.S. Air Force Col. Rob Maness was running for the U.S. Senate to represent Louisiana.…

24 June 2017 | 3:31 pm

Review: Baby Driver

British writer-director Edgar Wright has built a successful career on reimagining familiar film genres. His “Cornetto Trilogy” brought fresh ideas and unexpected laughs to the zombie movie (Shaun of the Dead), the cop picture (Hot Fuzz) and the sci-fi epic (The World’s End).…

23 June 2017 | 8:13 pm

Review: Annie Get Your Gun

For eons, women have played the weaker sex so men could feel stronger, but that ploy just never sat well with Annie Oakley (Katie Howe), a backwoods sharpshooter and subject of the 1946 musical, Annie Get Your Gun. The show’s main character, who was based on a performer in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, longs for attention from her competitor Frank Butler (Jason Dowies), but cannot bring herself to let him win.…

23 June 2017 | 4:41 pm

The Ind, once Lafayette's alt-weekly, ceases publishing
The publishers of IND Media announced today the suspension of TheIND.com, the Lafayette-based news website that housed the former alt-weekly and alt-monthly newspaper The Independent, which went online-only earlier this year. Publisher Cherry Fisher May also announced the suspension of the email newsletter The INDsider, business publication ABiz and the recently launched arts and culture magazine The Current.

The Current, which released three issues, will remain suspended while publishers are "exploring an ownership restructuring that would allow it to resume operations," according to the IND Media announcement.…

23 June 2017 | 4:30 pm

Shotgun Cinema presents two screenings this weekend

Local film collective Shotgun Cinema presents a pair of boundary-pushing film screenings tonight, June 23 at 7 p.m. at Tigermen Den (3113 Royal St.), and Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m. at New Orleans Photo Alliance (1111 St. Mary St.).

Friday night's film is Cameraperson, a documentary by celebrated cinematographer Kristen Johnson (Citizen Four, Fahrenheit 9/11) that explores the ethical complexities of committing real lives to film for documentaries.

On Saturday night it's "Full Aperture: Ladies Shooting Punks," a program of three short films by female punk-identified filmmakers: The Vision Machine (Peggy Ahwesh), I Was a Teenage Serial Killer (Sarah Jacobson) and Portland (Greta Snider). Tickets are $7 and available at the door.…

23 June 2017 | 1:03 pm

Louisiana lawmakers, activists urge Sens. Cassidy and Kennedy to condemn Senate health care bill

With the release of a 142-page draft early Thursday morning, the Senate finally revealed its much-anticipated (and, by many, dreaded) plan that could make good on the long-term Republican promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare.

The bill's release offered the first opportunity for the public — and many underinformed senators — to view and critique the Senate's plan, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act.…

23 June 2017 | 8:36 am

Beer buzz: news from Port Orleans and new brew partnerships
Wayward Owl collabs with Brieux Carre, plus Urban South meets Parleaux New breweries are a sign of the times. In 2000, there were about 1,500 microbrewers and brewpubs in the country.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Review: Bratz Y'all! in Bywater
The biergarten serves brats, brews and other German specialties It's hard to resist the allure of a good biergarten. At Bratz Y'all!, rows of wooden picnic tables face lattice-lined walls, giant barrels serve as stands for overflowing potted plants and dangling pendant lights illuminate the outdoor area.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Justin Devillier to open brasserie in French Quarter
Restaurant to open in Hurtwitz Mintz building La Petite Grocery's Justin Devillier will open a new French brasserie in the historic Hurwitz Mintz building on Chartres Street, a representative for the restaurant confirmed last week. The project is still "in its infancy" and so far no name or opening date have been selected.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

3-course interview: Lisa Nelson, chef
Queen Trini Lisa talks Trinidadian cooking Lisa Nelson runs the Trinidadian food shop in the back of Hank's Meat Market on St. Claude Avenue, which her family purchased in 2013. (On social media and to her customers, most people know her as Queen Trini Lisa.)…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

South American steakhouse opens on Metairie Road
Brasa Churrasqueria serves wood-fired meats, chimichurri and craft cocktails South American steakhouse Brasa Churrasqueria (2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-570-6338) opened last week in the space formerly occupied by Chateau du Lac. The new restaurant is being opened by Antonio Mata and Edgar Caro, owners of Basin Seafood & Spirits and Baru.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Wine of the week: 2016 Fleurs de Prairie Rose
Cotes de Provence, France Retail: $14-$22 Roses are light, bright versatile wines that can be equally accommodating whether paired with brunch, picnics, seafood boils, barbecues, desserts or an aperitif.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Dustin Brien to helm Public Service at NOPSI Hotel
The boutique hotel opens in July Chef Dustin Brien pictured will helm the kitchen at Public Service when the new restaurant opens next month inside the NOPSI Hotel (317 Baronne St.).   The luxury boutique hotel opens July 6 in the historic building that once was the headquarters for New Orleans Public Service Inc., the city's public utility and streetcar operator.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Five in 5: variations on negroni cocktails
Ancora4508 Freret St., (504) 324-1636www.ancorapizza.comA Miller's Negroni is made with Martin Miller's Gin, Cocchi Torino and Campari. Cafe Henri800 Louisa St., (504) 302-2357www.henri.cafeThe frozen Negroni features Oryza gin, sweet vermouth and Luxardo Bitter.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

Where to drink, eat and lounge in the pool in New Orleans
Summer pools, outdoor bars and ice cream Summertime in New Orleans has always been a tempting time to escape the city's heat and humidity.…

19 June 2017 | 3:30 pm

The Shops at Canal Place celebrate summer
The Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St., 504-522-9200; www.theshopsatcanalplace.com) celebrate summer 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 17 with live music, complimentary wine and Abita beer and summer shopping specials at select retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Mignon Faget.

12 June 2017 | 3:00 pm

The second annual Mermaids & Monograms shopping event at Monogram Express
The second annual Mermaids & Monograms shopping event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at Monogram Express (2109 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-831-4490; www.monogramexpressnola.com).…

12 June 2017 | 3:00 pm

Microsoft Store launches its new Surface Laptop and tablet
The Microsoft Store (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-841-5180; www.microsoft.com/store) launches its new Surface Laptop and the latest Surface Pro tablet noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15.…

12 June 2017 | 3:00 pm

Gambit's CUE, July 2017
Pools with 'wow'; tropical prints; Father's Day gifts and more

12 June 2017 | 3:00 pm

12 Father's Day gifts that show him you're glad to call him 'dad'
From spa days to sweet 'staches

12 June 2017 | 2:40 pm

From the Editor
As I pen this note, I'm at my desk under the swirling arctic winds of summertime air conditioning, but the luscious tropical prints in this month's New & Cool are ushering in a warm but not-too-humid ocean breeze. (I can dream, can't I?)…

11 June 2017 | 3:00 am

Wear + where: Hadi Ktiri and Tales of the Cocktail
Bartender, Sazerac Bar What led you to the hospitality industry? I grew up in Southern California in a household that traveled and entertained continuously.…

11 June 2017 | 3:00 am

Suit up: summer swimwear for 2017
High necks and waists, off-the-shoulder ruffles and uncommon materials ring in the season

11 June 2017 | 3:00 am

Tropical prints for summer
Summer-ready goods inspired by jungles and islands

11 June 2017 | 3:00 am