A Street Party Soiree

Hosted by the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center, Chef Andrea LeTard is doing a cooking demonstration and cookbook signing on Sept. 22 at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (1504 Oretha C. Haley Blvd.). LeTard’s recipes explore a new generation’s take on Southern dishes with healthy options for those with a variety of dietary needs or restrictions. The event is at 1 p.m. and the tasting is first come first served. Also mark your calendar for SoFAB’s 10th Anniversary Soiree and Street party, Oct.19. A full evening of programming will highlight local chefs, plus you can explore the museum’s new gumbo garden and try your luck in the silent auction.


Masterful Design

New Orleans Homes & Lifestyle magazine’s annual Design Masters is on Sept. 6 at Messina’s at the Terminal (6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.). Mingle with some of the best local architects, builders, interior designers and other professionals in the design industry. Make new connections and gain inspiration from those who share your passion for design. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music help set the scene. Tickets $30 (guests 21 and over only). www.myneworleans.com/events

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New Orleans As An Empire

Fallen Fruit, two artists from Los Angeles, were commissioned by Newcomb Art Museum, A Studio in the Woods and “Pelican Bomb” to create an experience celebrating the New Orleans Tricentennial. These artists transformed the Newcomb Museum into one immersive piece. “EMPIRE” takes the viewer back in time to explore the growth of New Orleans. The objective is to allow attendees to interpret the connections of the pieces and what they believe those pieces to mean in correlation to New Orleans’ culture today. The exhibit ends Dec. 21. newcombartmuseum.tulane.edu

Creating your dream home made easy

Have you been wanting to do some home upgrades, but can’t find the right products or experts? The 31st annual Pontchartrain Home Show is Louisiana’s largest and longest running home show. The event is Oct. 12 through 14 at  the Pontchartrain Center (4545 Williams Blvd.) in Kenner. Vendors offer everything from solar and outdoors products and services to health and fitness equipment in this one-stop shop. Foodies won’t want to miss The Langenstein’s Food Fest where there will be free tastings, coupons and recipes. There will also be a $500 grocery giveaway to one lucky attendee. jaaspro.com



Learning at Longue Vue

This Nov. 1 through 2, Friends of Longue Vue’s 27th Essence of Style Design Symposium kicks off at Longue Vue House and Gardens. Master florist Lewis Miller is the featured speaker for the weekend, along with other leaders in fields of horticulture, art and design. Miller is known for his pop-up floral designs across New York City. longuevue.com