Life and times briefs November 21st
November 20, 2014
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Oak Street serves up
Po-boys, a staple New Orleans food, is coming to Oak Street. The Oak Street Po-Boy Festival will be held Sunday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free and live music will be played throughout the day. Over 30 restaurant vendors will be present to hand out samples of their best po-boys, as well food trucks and native Oak Street vendors.
Loyola Ballet dances onto the stage this Friday
On Friday, Nov. 21 from 8-10 p.m., the Theatre Arts and Dance Department will present The Loyola Ballet’s Fall Concert. The Ballet, directed by Laura Zambrano, will dance to a mix of classical, character and contemporary works. The ballet recital will be held in Roussel Performance Hall, located on the second floor of the Communications and Music Complex.
Fancy hat parade marches down St. Charles Avenue
The Fifth Annual St. Catherine’s Day Hat Parade will be held this Sunday, Nov. 23 on St. Charles and Pleasant St. The parade is a recreation of St. Catherine’s Feast Day in Paris, where unwed women, seamstresses and milliners walk the streets wearing elegant, bizarre or silly hats. This event is free to the public and the parade is a little under a mile that turns on Washington, Prytania, and Louisiana – then returns back to St. Charles. Lineup is at 10 a.m.
Chocolate and Cheese Tasting, Oh My!
On Dec. 17, St. James Cheese Company is throwing their end of the year Chocolate, Champagne, and Cheese tasting. Along with St. James’ holiday cheese selection, local chocolatier Cheryl Scripter of Bittersweet Confections will make and provide handmade chocolates, and the champagne will be selected by Beth Reinhardt of Republic National Distribution. Space is limited, and fills up quickly. The event begins at 7 p.m. at St. James Cheese Company, 5004 Prytania St. Tickets are $50.
Fringe in the city
The seventh New Orleans Fringe Festival has hit the city. Starting this past Wednesday, Nov. 19, and running until Nov. 23, this art festival is held in over 30 venues across the city. The venues will host a multitude of shows, including dance, comedy, and poetry, to name a few. All shows run an hour or less. A $3 Fringe button is necessary for shows, and individual show tickets are $8 after that. A six-show pass runs $40 and an all access pass is $99.
Also, on Nov. 22, the New Orleans Fringe Procession of the Personal Saints will take place. The free event is a walking procession through the Bywater, where participants dress or represent saints or their own “saints,” whomever they may be.