Oui Oui!

Perhaps one of the New Orleans Film Society’s most interesting yearly offerings is the French Film Festival, the summertime event offering a slate of never-before-seen-in-New-Orleans selections for Francophiles, cinophiles – really any kind of -phile. Presented by NOFS, the Consulat General de France a la Nouvelle-Orleans and the Prytania Theatre (where the screenings are held), this year’s festival (July 14-16) features new and newish French feature films of several genres; a screening of the 1966 film La Noire de… (Black Girl), a film about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a rich couple; Courts Metrages, a short film showcase; and more. Information, NewOrleansFilmSociety.org


Folk Heroes

A veritable supergroup for fans of female folk-rock: Neko Case, the alt-country siren; the Canadian pop-rock singer k.d. lang; and Laura Veirs, the critically beloved Portland singer-songwriter, recently formed the group case/lang/veirs. Purchase a ticket to the show at the Joy Theater (July 31) and a digital download of their album is included. Information, TheJoyTheater.com


High Spirits  

This year’s Tales of the Cocktail (July 19-24), New Orleans’ annual cocktail event that’s part industry convention and part constant party, celebrates the Moscow Mule. Visiting bartenders will attempt to reimagine the refreshing cocktail consisting of vodka, lime and ginger beer. This year’s event promises more than 200 seminars, tastings, competitions, networking opportunities and other events. Information, TalesOfTheCocktail.com


July 7-10. Ringing Bros Circus Xtreme, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com

July 7. Kansas in concert, Civic Theatre. Information, CivicNOLA.com

July 8. ”Welcome to Night Vale” live, Civic Theatre. Information, CivicNOLA.com

July 8-10. San Fermin en Nueva Orleans, Central Business District/French Quarter. Information, NolaBulls.com

July 7-10. Tulane Summer Lyric presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tulane’s Dixon Hall. Information, SummerLyric.tulane.edu

July 11. Flight of the Conchords, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com

July 15-17. Bastille Day Fête, NOMA. Information, BastilleDayNola.com

July 14-31. NOLA Project presents “Exterior. Pool-Night,” Aloft Hotel. Information, NOLAProject.com

July 15. Josh Groban and Sarah McLachlan in concert, Champions Square. Information, Champions-Square.com

July 27. Marissa Nadler in concert, Gasa Gasa. Information, GasaGasa.com

July 28-30. FestiGals, JW Marriott Hotel. Information, FestiGals.org

July 28-31. Tulane Summer Lyric presents Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tulane’s Dixon Hall. Information, SummerLyric.tulane.edu

July 30. Beatles Fest, House of Blues. Information, Facebook.com/NOLABeatlesFest