As Jazz Fest's younger brother with a penchant for indie and alternative rock, Voodoo Fest has been pretty consistent in bringing something for everyone in its 13 years at City Park in New Orleans. Previous years have seen the Beastie Boys, Queens of the Stone Age, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer and the Black Keys.
Year 14 brings Green Day, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White, Skrillex and the Avett Brothers, along with Louisiana favorites Irma Thomas, Royal Teeth, C.C. Adcock, Marcia Ball and more.
Expect big shows and big crowds at the two main stages, with a huge DJ stage and several smaller stages scattered around Roosevelt Mall in the shady park. This year, fans also have the option of camping on site.
This may actually be the last year Voodoo Fest is held around the running track. City Park is working on more permanent festival grounds just a stone's throw away along the eastern edge of the park, with permanent bathroom facilities and open space to accommodate 40,000-person events.
Voodoo Fest is set for Oct. 26-28, and tickets start around $175 for a three-day pass. thevoodooexperience.com
Bad Guys, Good Eats! Pop-Up Dinner at Restaurant IPO
Chef and 225 contributor Jay D. Ducote and Chef Chris Wadsworth hosted the Bad Guys, Good Eats! dinner at Restaurant IPO Wednesday night. The dinner was themed around famous movie villains, pairing cocktails and ales with plates of food resembling famous baddies like The Joker, Lord Voldemort, Hannibal Lector, and many others. The highlights of the night were the three middle courses—a black bean soup laced with blood sausage to signify Lord Voldemort, a brace of coneys on black eyed peas resembling Sauron, and lamb medallions atop a fava bean puree to pay homage to the famous favorite of Hannibal Lector.
Elizabeth Arkley Hammett, a local nursing student and Fur Ball co-coordinator, and her husband Grey Hammett III, who works in commercial real estate, will take you through our summer guide. And they'll look good while doing it, too. Where noted, their clothes and accessories are available from local retailers.
These swimsuits will keep you stylish all summer long
Better Block BR
On Saturday the two blocks between Bedford and Beverly drives on April 13, 2013, residents will get to see a model of what Government Street could look like if we push local and state officials to update the roadway to a safer, more "complete street" model.