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Melange Dance Company explores the immigrant experience in Journey of Dreamers
The performance runs through Dec. 17 at Art Klub Annie Moore isn't the most well-known figure in U.S. history. She was 17 years old when she boarded a ship in County Cork, Ireland, bound for New York, where she would join her parents.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Southern Rep presents a lighthearted sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Between scenes of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, the maid (Erin Sheets) at Fitzwilliam Darcy's Pemberley estate doubles as a sign carrier, presenting the audience with brief notes, such as "Transition," in a flowery script surrounded by glossy images of garlands. The signs look like labels on holiday fruitcakes or plastic-wrapped gift baskets, and I don't know if the sign bit is included in the script of Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon's comedic sequel to Pride and Prejudice, but it's a tipoff to the lighthearted, easy humor in the holiday drama.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Dec. 12-18, 2017)
Bourbon tastings, Caddywhompus release party, Made in Louisiana food fair Dec 12Bourbon Tasting5 p.m.-7 p.m. TuesdayBourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111www.bourbonhouse.comThere are free samples of Beam Suntory's bourbons, including Knob Creek, Booker's, Baker's and Basil Hayden's.Dec 15Caddywhompus release party6 p.m.-9 p.m.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Jeff Whetstone's river visions in The Batture
The photographer's expo at UNO St. Claude Gallery is part of Prospect.4 If you had to name a single thing that defined this city, you'd be out of luck. But if you could name two, the river and the people might get you within striking distance.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

The prophecy of Gary Numan and 'the end of things'
The artist performs at House of Blues Dec. 13 "I should have told you / Be careful what you wish for," Gary Numan sings on "Mercy," off his self-released September LP Savage (Songs From a Broken World). Those titles aren't joking around.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (Dec. 12-18, 2017)
Randy Newman, Anders Osborne, Caddywhompus, Gulf Coast Slaughter Fest, The Artisanals Randy NewmanTue.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: The Disaster Artist
James Franco directs and stars in a film based on the making of cult classic The Room Every year brings its share of ill-conceived or poorly executed movies. Much harder to come by are films awful enough to earn the love and devotion of those attracted to epic big-screen failure.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Ashe Cultural Arts Center details renovations for 20th anniversary

Ashe Cultural Arts Center Executive Director Carol Bebelle and architect Steven Bingler of Concordia described renovations to the arts and cultural center at 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Bebelle also highlighted Ashe's mission as it begins an extended celebration of its 20th anniversary, officially falling Dec. 16, 2018.

Ashe's 18,000 square foot space hosts art shows, community events, theater and dance productions, film screenings, youth and wellness programming and more.

"Culture is taken for granted," Bebelle says. "It needs a home as well.…

14 December 2017 | 4:20 pm

Lucinda Williams to play House of Blues Jan. 27, 2018

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams returns to House of Blues New Orleans Jan. 27, 2018 in support of her new album This Sweet Old World — a 25th anniversary re-recording and reinterpretation of her classic 1992 album Sweet Old World.

"Sweet Old World" and "Pineola" are among the songs on both albums, which have been rearranged and reconceived for This Sweet Old World, In August, Williams told Rolling Stone, "When you look back at your early albums, probably a lot of people go, 'God, I should just recut these songs,' because, needless to say the production is like night and day between the original one and this one.…

14 December 2017 | 2:03 pm

15 holiday parties at bars to help you get through Christmas

Between family events and a looming gauntlet of obligations-disguised-as-fun (hello, office Christmas party), the holidays can be a little stressful. If it all makes you want to sneak away for a drink or six with friends, this list is for you.…

14 December 2017 | 1:58 pm

Editorial: Louisiana parents want sex education in schools. So why are legislators balking?

Louisiana faces a public health crisis in the form of high rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In 2016, Louisiana ranked first in the nation for primary and secondary syphilis rates, according to a November study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.…

14 December 2017 | 1:19 pm

Ride a steam train with Santa this weekend
Rail transportation has been part of New Orleans’ history since the Pontchartrain Rail Road began carrying passengers between the Faubourg Marigny and Lake Pontchartrain in 1831. There are many opportunities to ride the rails today on streetcars and AMTRAK, but residents rarely have a chance to ride a steam-powered train — especially one with Santa Claus aboard.

The Louisiana Steam Train Association (LASTA) is offering a one-night-only chance to take a nostalgic ride on Santa’s North Pole Steam Train Saturday, Dec. 16, to attend a holiday party and have a ride along with St. Nick.…

14 December 2017 | 1:00 pm

Review: Not About Nightingales

Tennessee Williams often wrote about conflicted, familial relationships embedded in the culture of the Deep South. But one of his earliest plays, Not About Nightingales, currently being presented by the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans, is not typical of his work.…

14 December 2017 | 11:01 am

Dining and drinking news for Abita, Hummus & More and Stokehold

Stokehold (4124 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-266-2332), the restaurant inside Port Orleans Brewing Co., is launching a bi-weekly beer dinner series Dec. 20. Chefs Jeremy Wolgamott, Phillip Mariano and Tim Bordes opened the restaurant in spring.

14 December 2017 | 10:36 am

Leah Chase’s 95th birthday party celebration is Jan. 6

New Orleans’s Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, is turning 95 and that’s reason to celebrate.

14 December 2017 | 8:47 am

Under City Council plan, citywide surveillance could expand to places that sell alcohol

Bars, breweries, music venues, restaurants, corner stores and any of the hundreds of businesses selling booze in New Orleans would be required to install street-facing cameras outside their doors and submit that footage to the city’s new crime camera nerve center, shared with the New Orleans Police Department and state and federal law enforcement, under the current language of a proposed ordinance that could face the New Orleans City Council as early as Dec. 14.

That proposed requirement falls under a section titled “Participation in Community Security Systems” inside a 22-page ordinance that aims to reconfigure how the city handles permits and violations for businesses selling alcohol.

The requirement — introduced by At-Large Councilwoman Stacy Head at the request of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration — would supplement the more than 200 city-owned crime cameras, piped into a recently opened Real Time Crime Monitoring Center on the edge of the French Quarter. Under Head’s ordinance, the city’s cloud-based platform would archive the footage for no less than two weeks.

That one paragraph in a measure ostensibly tied to streamlining permitting for alcohol vendors has sounded an alarm for police watchdogs, community groups, bars and restaurants — and the ACLU of Louisiana, which announced Dec. 13 that it has “condemned” the measure, which “would threaten privacy rights without effectively reducing crime.”

13 December 2017 | 3:15 pm

'Unrig the System' political meeting coming to New Orleans in February

Got $300 and the desire to hang with celebs while you plot to "unrig the system"? The group Represent.US is holding a summit called Unrig the System Feb. 2-4 at Tulane University's Lavin-Bernick Center, which promises attendees the chance to "mingle with top advocacy leaders, academics, comedians, musicians, celebrities, activists, philanthropists and journalists."…

13 December 2017 | 12:40 pm

RTA unveils Canal Street ferry terminal design, promises public will drive bridge plans

At a two-part meeting Dec. 12, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) presented a finalized, futuristic design for its new Canal Street ferry terminal and began gathering public comment for a nearby pedestrian bridge intended to help ferry riders cross the nearby New Orleans Public Belt Railroad tracks.

The meeting at New Orleans Public Library's main branch seemed designed to counteract blowback RTA incurred earlier this year, when members of the public criticized the organization for what they said was a failure to incorporate input from riders and residents in the terminal planning process.

"We want to hear what your vision is, what your hopes are, what your desires are," Bright Moments CEO Bill Rouselle, who is handling the project's public relations, said at the meeting.…

12 December 2017 | 8:59 pm

Walter "Wolfman" Washington celebrates 74th birthday with several shows in New Orleans

Guitarist and bandleader Walter "Wolfman" Washington turns 74 on Dec. 21, but he's celebrating a week early with a series of concerts around New Orleans.

Washington performs with his Roadmasters at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 at d.b.a. and 6 p.m.…

12 December 2017 | 4:45 pm

New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee calls on City Hall to adopt human rights resolution

Eleven months after demanding City Hall's commitment to a human rights platform in the wake of President Donald Trump's sweeping executive orders on immigration, and getting some initial positive response from city officials, the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee (NOPSC) has drafted its own resolution calling on the city to end business with companies that "may be culpable or complicit" in human rights abuses and war crimes.

The resolution is a renewed effort to get the ideas on the New Orleans City Council's radar following Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, jeopardizing decades of diplomacy and further threatening Palestinians' creation of a Palestinian state. NOPSC also plans to protest the decision at 6:30 p.m.…

12 December 2017 | 1:31 pm

Living with Alzheimer's disease: One family's story

When Bonnie Hay's grandmother died after a battle with Alzheimer's disease in 2003, she felt a sense of almost-indescribable loss.

"All these memories I have of my mawmaw, taking me fishing at her house ...…

12 December 2017 | 9:04 am

Y@ Speak: snow day
New Orleans gets a fraction of a snow day, the Saints beef it in Atlanta, a sitting legislator roasts Dixie beer and Margaret Orr lets loose in another edition of last week's... week... in Twitter.

11 December 2017 | 5:05 pm

The prophecy of Gary Numan and 'the end of things'
The artist performs at House of Blues Dec. 13 "I should have told you / Be careful what you wish for," Gary Numan sings on "Mercy," off his self-released September LP Savage (Songs From a Broken World). Those titles aren't joking around.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
NOLA Over the Edge raised nearly $80,000 for Special Olympics Louisiana at its annual fundraiser, during which people rappel down the side of Benson Tower in downtown New Orleans. This year, more than 64 people — many of them in costume — rappelled down the building's face, including New Orleans Saints mascot Gumbo the dog.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Southern Rep presents a lighthearted sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Between scenes of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, the maid (Erin Sheets) at Fitzwilliam Darcy's Pemberley estate doubles as a sign carrier, presenting the audience with brief notes, such as "Transition," in a flowery script surrounded by glossy images of garlands. The signs look like labels on holiday fruitcakes or plastic-wrapped gift baskets, and I don't know if the sign bit is included in the script of Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon's comedic sequel to Pride and Prejudice, but it's a tipoff to the lighthearted, easy humor in the holiday drama.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Gambit's CUE, 2017 holiday edition
Gift guides, festive looks for men, holiday party tips and more

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (Dec. 12-18, 2017)
Randy Newman, Anders Osborne, Caddywhompus, Gulf Coast Slaughter Fest, The Artisanals Randy NewmanTue.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Melange Dance Company explores the immigrant experience in Journey of Dreamers
The performance runs through Dec. 17 at Art Klub Annie Moore isn't the most well-known figure in U.S. history. She was 17 years old when she boarded a ship in County Cork, Ireland, bound for New York, where she would join her parents.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Dec. 12, 2017)
1. PROPOSED NEW CRIME CAMERA SURVEILLANCE ORDINANCE RAISES ISSUES OF PRIVACYAs soon as this week, the New Orleans City Council could consider a measure to mandate cameras outside nearly every bar and restaurant in the city, with feeds automatically sent to the city's recently unveiled crime camera monitoring station as part of a sweeping set of policies and legislation that Mayor Mitch Landrieu introduced in January.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: The Disaster Artist
James Franco directs and stars in a film based on the making of cult classic The Room Every year brings its share of ill-conceived or poorly executed movies. Much harder to come by are films awful enough to earn the love and devotion of those attracted to epic big-screen failure.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Shift change: How New Orleans hospitality workers are organizing their industry
Organized labor seeks a foothold in the city's most important economic driver On a chilly evening just before Thanksgiving, about a dozen New Orleans Hospitality Workers Committee (NOHWC) members were gathered around a long table in a well-worn Claiborne Avenue meeting room papered with signs from other activist projects ("Reproductive Rights Are Not for Sale," "Homes for People, Not for Profits").   One by one, members took turns speaking up: not to give thanks, but to say what they hoped to change at their job or in the hospitality industry.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Osaka Kohai
A new Uptown sushi spot honors former restaurant Kyoto Twenty years had passed since Kanetha Chau first worked with Sara Molony at her popular Prytania Street restaurant Kyoto. Working under Molony's guidance, Chau learned how to run a successful sushi restaurant, and she later opened several of her own spots on the Northshore.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Ashe Cultural Arts Center details renovations for 20th anniversary

Ashe Cultural Arts Center Executive Director Carol Bebelle and architect Steven Bingler of Concordia described renovations to the arts and cultural center at 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Bebelle also highlighted Ashe's mission as it begins an extended celebration of its 20th anniversary, officially falling Dec. 16, 2018.

Ashe's 18,000 square foot space hosts art shows, community events, theater and dance productions, film screenings, youth and wellness programming and more.

"Culture is taken for granted," Bebelle says. "It needs a home as well.…

14 December 2017 | 4:20 pm

Lucinda Williams to play House of Blues Jan. 27, 2018

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams returns to House of Blues New Orleans Jan. 27, 2018 in support of her new album This Sweet Old World — a 25th anniversary re-recording and reinterpretation of her classic 1992 album Sweet Old World.

"Sweet Old World" and "Pineola" are among the songs on both albums, which have been rearranged and reconceived for This Sweet Old World, In August, Williams told Rolling Stone, "When you look back at your early albums, probably a lot of people go, 'God, I should just recut these songs,' because, needless to say the production is like night and day between the original one and this one.…

14 December 2017 | 2:03 pm

15 holiday parties at bars to help you get through Christmas

Between family events and a looming gauntlet of obligations-disguised-as-fun (hello, office Christmas party), the holidays can be a little stressful. If it all makes you want to sneak away for a drink or six with friends, this list is for you.…

14 December 2017 | 1:58 pm

Editorial: Louisiana parents want sex education in schools. So why are legislators balking?

Louisiana faces a public health crisis in the form of high rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In 2016, Louisiana ranked first in the nation for primary and secondary syphilis rates, according to a November study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.…

14 December 2017 | 1:19 pm

Ride a steam train with Santa this weekend
Rail transportation has been part of New Orleans’ history since the Pontchartrain Rail Road began carrying passengers between the Faubourg Marigny and Lake Pontchartrain in 1831. There are many opportunities to ride the rails today on streetcars and AMTRAK, but residents rarely have a chance to ride a steam-powered train — especially one with Santa Claus aboard.

The Louisiana Steam Train Association (LASTA) is offering a one-night-only chance to take a nostalgic ride on Santa’s North Pole Steam Train Saturday, Dec. 16, to attend a holiday party and have a ride along with St. Nick.…

14 December 2017 | 1:00 pm

Review: Not About Nightingales

Tennessee Williams often wrote about conflicted, familial relationships embedded in the culture of the Deep South. But one of his earliest plays, Not About Nightingales, currently being presented by the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans, is not typical of his work.…

14 December 2017 | 11:01 am

Dining and drinking news for Abita, Hummus & More and Stokehold

Stokehold (4124 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-266-2332), the restaurant inside Port Orleans Brewing Co., is launching a bi-weekly beer dinner series Dec. 20. Chefs Jeremy Wolgamott, Phillip Mariano and Tim Bordes opened the restaurant in spring.

14 December 2017 | 10:36 am

Leah Chase’s 95th birthday party celebration is Jan. 6

New Orleans’s Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, is turning 95 and that’s reason to celebrate.

14 December 2017 | 8:47 am

Under City Council plan, citywide surveillance could expand to places that sell alcohol

Bars, breweries, music venues, restaurants, corner stores and any of the hundreds of businesses selling booze in New Orleans would be required to install street-facing cameras outside their doors and submit that footage to the city’s new crime camera nerve center, shared with the New Orleans Police Department and state and federal law enforcement, under the current language of a proposed ordinance that could face the New Orleans City Council as early as Dec. 14.

That proposed requirement falls under a section titled “Participation in Community Security Systems” inside a 22-page ordinance that aims to reconfigure how the city handles permits and violations for businesses selling alcohol.

The requirement — introduced by At-Large Councilwoman Stacy Head at the request of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration — would supplement the more than 200 city-owned crime cameras, piped into a recently opened Real Time Crime Monitoring Center on the edge of the French Quarter. Under Head’s ordinance, the city’s cloud-based platform would archive the footage for no less than two weeks.

That one paragraph in a measure ostensibly tied to streamlining permitting for alcohol vendors has sounded an alarm for police watchdogs, community groups, bars and restaurants — and the ACLU of Louisiana, which announced Dec. 13 that it has “condemned” the measure, which “would threaten privacy rights without effectively reducing crime.”

13 December 2017 | 3:15 pm

'Unrig the System' political meeting coming to New Orleans in February

Got $300 and the desire to hang with celebs while you plot to "unrig the system"? The group Represent.US is holding a summit called Unrig the System Feb. 2-4 at Tulane University's Lavin-Bernick Center, which promises attendees the chance to "mingle with top advocacy leaders, academics, comedians, musicians, celebrities, activists, philanthropists and journalists."…

13 December 2017 | 12:40 pm

RTA unveils Canal Street ferry terminal design, promises public will drive bridge plans

At a two-part meeting Dec. 12, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) presented a finalized, futuristic design for its new Canal Street ferry terminal and began gathering public comment for a nearby pedestrian bridge intended to help ferry riders cross the nearby New Orleans Public Belt Railroad tracks.

The meeting at New Orleans Public Library's main branch seemed designed to counteract blowback RTA incurred earlier this year, when members of the public criticized the organization for what they said was a failure to incorporate input from riders and residents in the terminal planning process.

"We want to hear what your vision is, what your hopes are, what your desires are," Bright Moments CEO Bill Rouselle, who is handling the project's public relations, said at the meeting.…

12 December 2017 | 8:59 pm

Walter "Wolfman" Washington celebrates 74th birthday with several shows in New Orleans

Guitarist and bandleader Walter "Wolfman" Washington turns 74 on Dec. 21, but he's celebrating a week early with a series of concerts around New Orleans.

Washington performs with his Roadmasters at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 at d.b.a. and 6 p.m.…

12 December 2017 | 4:45 pm

New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee calls on City Hall to adopt human rights resolution

Eleven months after demanding City Hall's commitment to a human rights platform in the wake of President Donald Trump's sweeping executive orders on immigration, and getting some initial positive response from city officials, the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee (NOPSC) has drafted its own resolution calling on the city to end business with companies that "may be culpable or complicit" in human rights abuses and war crimes.

The resolution is a renewed effort to get the ideas on the New Orleans City Council's radar following Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, jeopardizing decades of diplomacy and further threatening Palestinians' creation of a Palestinian state. NOPSC also plans to protest the decision at 6:30 p.m.…

12 December 2017 | 1:31 pm

Living with Alzheimer's disease: One family's story

When Bonnie Hay's grandmother died after a battle with Alzheimer's disease in 2003, she felt a sense of almost-indescribable loss.

"All these memories I have of my mawmaw, taking me fishing at her house ...…

12 December 2017 | 9:04 am

Y@ Speak: snow day
New Orleans gets a fraction of a snow day, the Saints beef it in Atlanta, a sitting legislator roasts Dixie beer and Margaret Orr lets loose in another edition of last week's... week... in Twitter.

11 December 2017 | 5:05 pm

The prophecy of Gary Numan and 'the end of things'
The artist performs at House of Blues Dec. 13 "I should have told you / Be careful what you wish for," Gary Numan sings on "Mercy," off his self-released September LP Savage (Songs From a Broken World). Those titles aren't joking around.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
NOLA Over the Edge raised nearly $80,000 for Special Olympics Louisiana at its annual fundraiser, during which people rappel down the side of Benson Tower in downtown New Orleans. This year, more than 64 people — many of them in costume — rappelled down the building's face, including New Orleans Saints mascot Gumbo the dog.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Southern Rep presents a lighthearted sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Between scenes of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, the maid (Erin Sheets) at Fitzwilliam Darcy's Pemberley estate doubles as a sign carrier, presenting the audience with brief notes, such as "Transition," in a flowery script surrounded by glossy images of garlands. The signs look like labels on holiday fruitcakes or plastic-wrapped gift baskets, and I don't know if the sign bit is included in the script of Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon's comedic sequel to Pride and Prejudice, but it's a tipoff to the lighthearted, easy humor in the holiday drama.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Gambit's CUE, 2017 holiday edition
Gift guides, festive looks for men, holiday party tips and more

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (Dec. 12-18, 2017)
Randy Newman, Anders Osborne, Caddywhompus, Gulf Coast Slaughter Fest, The Artisanals Randy NewmanTue.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Melange Dance Company explores the immigrant experience in Journey of Dreamers
The performance runs through Dec. 17 at Art Klub Annie Moore isn't the most well-known figure in U.S. history. She was 17 years old when she boarded a ship in County Cork, Ireland, bound for New York, where she would join her parents.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Dec. 12, 2017)
1. PROPOSED NEW CRIME CAMERA SURVEILLANCE ORDINANCE RAISES ISSUES OF PRIVACYAs soon as this week, the New Orleans City Council could consider a measure to mandate cameras outside nearly every bar and restaurant in the city, with feeds automatically sent to the city's recently unveiled crime camera monitoring station as part of a sweeping set of policies and legislation that Mayor Mitch Landrieu introduced in January.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: The Disaster Artist
James Franco directs and stars in a film based on the making of cult classic The Room Every year brings its share of ill-conceived or poorly executed movies. Much harder to come by are films awful enough to earn the love and devotion of those attracted to epic big-screen failure.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Shift change: How New Orleans hospitality workers are organizing their industry
Organized labor seeks a foothold in the city's most important economic driver On a chilly evening just before Thanksgiving, about a dozen New Orleans Hospitality Workers Committee (NOHWC) members were gathered around a long table in a well-worn Claiborne Avenue meeting room papered with signs from other activist projects ("Reproductive Rights Are Not for Sale," "Homes for People, Not for Profits").   One by one, members took turns speaking up: not to give thanks, but to say what they hoped to change at their job or in the hospitality industry.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Osaka Kohai
A new Uptown sushi spot honors former restaurant Kyoto Twenty years had passed since Kanetha Chau first worked with Sara Molony at her popular Prytania Street restaurant Kyoto. Working under Molony's guidance, Chau learned how to run a successful sushi restaurant, and she later opened several of her own spots on the Northshore.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Local restaurants serve Feast of the Seven Fishes
Josephine Estelle and Avo offer holiday seafood dinners Many Italians and Italian-Americans celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes, typically held on Christmas Eve. The Southern Italian feast — also known as La Vigilia — features seven types of seafood.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Flamingo A-Go-Go opens in Warehouse District
Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts opens bar and restaurant Flashy new bar and restaurant Flamingo A-Go-Go (869 Magazine St., 504-577-2202; www.flamingo- nola.com), the latest project from Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts (www.creolecuisine.com), opened Dec. 1 in the Warehouse District.   The massive indoor-outdoor space features a 7,000-square-foot patio decorated in what the owners describe as "mid-century kitsch" style, which includes life-size games of Connect 4 and Twister, a flatbed truck that serves as a table seating 24 guests, a mural of flamingos by local artist Becky Fos and plenty of neon.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Five in 5: Where to find Reveillon dinners in New Orleans
The Bombay Club830 Conti St., (504) 577-2237www.bombayclubneworleans.comA four-course dinner ($49) includes options such as smoked salmon rillette, rabbit and tasso gumbo with Creole potato salad, pan-roasted duck breast and pear galette with ginger-brown butter ice cream. Brigtsen's723 Dante St., (504) 861-7610www.brigtsens.comThe four-course menu ($55) includes smoked salmon on rye toast, New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp, roasted duck a la orange and sweet potato bread pudding.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Chef changes at Briquette in Warehouse District
Robert Vazquez departs, Hosie Bourgeois takes over Less than two months after opening, Warehouse District restaurant Briquette (701 S. Peters St., 504-302-7496) and its opening executive chef Robert Vasquez parted ways. Restaurateurs Anna and Anthony Tusa opened the restaurant with Vasquez and his wife Lindsey Jo Vasquez on Oct. 5.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Wine of the week: 2015 Domaine les Evigneaux
Rhone, France Retail $18-$19 In the southern Rhone valley, the hilltop village of Rasteau is located 15 miles northeast of the renowned vintner Chateauneuf-du-Pape.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Blue Line Sandwich Co. is opening a Warehouse District location
Metairie sandwich restaurant expands Metairie eatery Blue Line Sandwich Co. (2023 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-309-3773; www.bluelinesandwichco.com) is opening a second location in the Central Business District.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

3-course interview: Chris Ball, Dadquiri food trailer
Eclectic food from an Airstream trailer Early this year, Chris Ball started the pop-up Izakaya Ball with his brother Michael Ball, who has since left the city. A couple of months ago, Ball and friends Bailey Brupbacher and J. Tuscano launched Dadquiri (@dadquiri on Instagram), a mobile food operation run out of a 1971 Airstream trailer.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Osaka Kohai
A new Uptown sushi spot honors former restaurant Kyoto Twenty years had passed since Kanetha Chau first worked with Sara Molony at her popular Prytania Street restaurant Kyoto. Working under Molony's guidance, Chau learned how to run a successful sushi restaurant, and she later opened several of her own spots on the Northshore.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

What's in store: Fifi Mahony's
The store celebrates its 20th anniversary From Designing light-up Christmas tree wigs to hosting an anniversary party on Twelfth Night at One Eyed Jacks on Jan. 6, Fifi Mahony's (934 Royal St., 504-525-4343; www.fifimahonys.com) is kicking off its 20th year with as much glitz and glam as would be expected from the famously over-the-top wig shop.  After gaining experience working on wigs for theater performers in Atlanta, owner Marcy Hesseling traveled to San Francisco, where she became friends with (and learned some secrets from) Chris March, a costume and fashion designer for celebrities including Meryl Streep and Beyonce.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Gambit's CUE, 2017 holiday edition
Gift guides, festive looks for men, holiday party tips and more

11 December 2017 | 3:00 pm

Clothing and decor in shades of winter whites
So stunning you may not want to wait until after Labor Day

11 December 2017 | 3:00 am

Merry and bright: festive holiday looks for men
Styled Katherine M. Johnson…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 am

The Village Anthology is on a mental health mission
The store promote mindfulness and positivity Mindfulness Matters New Orleans-based The Village Anthology and its mental health mission…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 am

Help for the holidays: taking the stress out of entertaining
Tips for throwing your holiday party At this time of year, our calendars are packed with time-honored traditions and cherished holiday to-do's. But there's one annual occurrence that inspires more dread than seasonal spirit: prepping our homes for guests.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 am

Where + wear: Andrea Chen, executive director of Propeller
Dressing up for holiday parties How'd you get started with Propeller? I was a volunteer in the beginning (from 2006-2011). I'm one of the founders, but it (had a) different name — it was called Social Entrepreneurs of New Orleans.…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 am

From the Editor
Winter isn't coming, it's here. There are snow flurries (snow flurries!)…

11 December 2017 | 3:00 am