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Creole Tomato Festival

The festival features two live music stages, cooking demonstrations and more in the French market. Saturday’s lineup includes The Creole String Beans, The Champagniacs, Becky Lynn Blanca & the Sweetie Pies, NPS Arrowhead Jazz Band, Bogue Chitto and more. There will also be indoor entertainment at Dutch Alley on Saturday with The Excellos, the African Drum & Dance program with Marianna Curry and more. Sunday, Mia Borders, LeTrainump, Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue, The Fully Dressed Poboys, Smokey Greenwell Blues Band, Captain Squeeze & The Zydeco Mashers and more. A second line kicks off the festival at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. There are also food vendors offering dishes inspired by Creole tomatoes, Creole tomatoes for sale and much more. The music starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9. Visit for more details.

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

The wine and culinary event features wines from around the world in tasting events, parties and more. There are wine dinners at local restaurants, a grand tasting at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, a more luxurious Vinola fine wine tasting, pizza and cocktail making classes, a rose celebration, a brunch and much more. There’s a Sunday dinner at the Garden & Gun Club at Gianna with chef Ann Kim, as well as events focused on Spanish grapes, French wines, pet nats or natural sparkling wines, and more. Events happening June 5-9 at locations across the city. Visit for tickets and information.

“The importance of being serious”

British men Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing assume different identities for fun while away from their normal family and social obligations in Oscar Wilde’s classic farce about Victorian mores. Le Petit artistic director AJ Allegra directs. At 7:30 p.m. from Thursday June 6 to Saturday June 8 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday June 9 and from June 13 to 23 at the Petit Théâtre. Tickets $20-$40 via

PrideFest, parades, parties and more celebrate New Orleans’ LGBTQ community

Lisa Treyger

New York comedian Liza Treyger has been praised for her candor and bawdy, fearless approach to comedy. Her recent material has focused on piss-covered women’s bathrooms, awkward school plays and the psychological effects of watching too much “Law and Order: SVU,” which she does for her “SVU” recap podcast “That’s Messed Up.” Treyger performs two nights at Junk Drawer Coffee, presented by Sports Drink. The shows will take place at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8. Tickets are $25 generally through


Rapper-producer LustSickPuppy twists somewhere in a chaotic mix of punk rock, hip-hop, nu metal, techno, Juggalo makeup, ’90s 3D graphics and unstoppable energy. The New York-born artist recently released his first full-length album, “Carousel From Hell,” and is on tour with a stop at Santos Bar at 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Tickets are $16 via

Block party in New Orleans

New Orleans’ premier Block Party music festival will feature performances by Partners-N-Crime with The Big Easy Band, Hot Boy Ronald with Holiday Sale, Cupid, Ronnie Bell, Tonya Boyd-Cannon and Big 6 Brass Band. The music starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Broadside. Tickets are $25 in advance via

Little dinosaur

New Orleans’ Tiny Dinosaur says goodbye to that era, but the folk band is going out on their own terms with a farewell show and one final EP of new music. Folk may be an easy descriptor for the band, but it’s deceptive: Tiny Dinosaur incorporates a range of influences, from New Orleans rhythm and blues to punk, rock ‘n’ roll and country. And the group playfully sings of helpful witches, mischievous goblins, ancient rituals and other fantastical elements. Tiny Dinosaur plays with Marina Orchestra and Derek Dooms at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at BJ’s Lounge. Find more information on Instagram, @tinydinosaurnola.

DJ Soul Sister Celebrates Prince with Purple Takeover Events at Tipitina's and Ace Hotel

DJ Soul Sister was waiting for a call from Prince.

“Willie, Waylon and the Boys” released

Author Brian Fairbanks traces the history of the outlaw country movement in his new book “Willie, Waylon and the Boys: How Nashville Outsiders Changed Country Music Forever.” Beginning with Waylon Jennings and his narrow survival on “the day the music died,” Fairbanks guides readers through the rise of outlaw country in the 1960s and 1970s, the careers of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson and in modern alternative country. scene. A book release event will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at the Garden District Bookstore, featuring music by Conor Donohue, happy hour deals and Fairbanks talking about the book. Participation is free but RSVP is requested via

Around the world on a naked bike

The New Orleans Naked Bike Ride is celebrating its Sweet 16. The event is open to bicycles and a variety of non-motorized vehicles, including skateboards, rollerblades and more. The dress code is “naked as much as you dare” and the ride both promotes cycling as a means of transportation and advocates the safety of non-motorized vehicles that share public streets. The ride begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Visit for more information.

Mike Dillon and the new F*** Yeahs

Vibraphonist Mike Dillon and the New F*** Yeahs, along with Tif Lamson, Chris Senak, Will Murray and Rurik Nunan, headline a Free Fridays show at Tipitina’s. Daria and The Hip Drops also play. At 9 p.m. on Friday June 7. Visit for more information.

Ozone spring sound is turned off

New Orleans native Greg Barnhill hosts the Ozone Music Foundation event highlighting country, blues, folk and pop. Barnhill has written songs for Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant and others. The lineup also includes Tiffany Pollack, Teena May, Mary Broussard and Caroline Tebbs. 6:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 at Abita Springs Opry, and food is included. Tickets $25 in advance via, $30 at the door.

Songwriters for Reproductive Rights

Following the recent legislative session, which further restricted access to reproductive health care, several female artists raised funds and raised their voices for the Louisiana Abortion Fund, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, June 9 , at BJ’s Lounge. Performers include Maggie Koerner, Leyla McCalla, Grace Kennedy, Tif Lamson, Chloe Marie, Amethyst Starr, Sarah Quintana, Howie Huber, Rosemary Minasian, Rose Vaugn, Lindsay Tomlinson, Lily Fein and more. The recommended donation is $10 to $20 at the door. For more information, visit

Antigravity 20th Anniversary Show

New Orleans’ independent and alternative monthly Antigravity is celebrating 20 years of local reporting, election guides, cultural columns and black-and-white newspapers with an 8 p.m. show on Friday, June 7 in Siberia. ACORN, Dummy Dumpster, Zach Quinn, Night Medicine and DJ MB will perform. Tickets are $24.80 via

New Orleans Shakespeare Festival opens comedy “Complete Works” June 7

“Compete Works” is the ultimate condensed version of Shakespeare.

New Orleans electro-pop project MoPodna charts life changes on “I Can Save Me”

The new house-inspired album features Claire Givens, Tif Lamson and Julie Odell.

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