Our top picks for this month’s events
Fried Chicken Festival
Now in its second year, the Fried Chicken Festival has expanded to a bigger location in Woldenberg Park on Sept. 23-24. There will be a fried chicken-tenders eating contest, a football lounge, a kids pavilion, cooking demos, desserts from Sucre and of course plenty of delicious fried chicken. Admission is free, but you pay for food. Information, FriedChickenFestival.com.
Krewes for Karnival Fundraiser
On Sept. 21, Fulton Alley is hosting the Krewes for Karnival’s First Responders Fundraiser. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. Attendees will enjoy bowling, food, drinks and live music. The “Krewe” is made up of other krewes, and the event benefits the firemen, policemen and paramedics who work so hard during Mardi Gras. Information, 501auctions.com/finkrewesforkarnival or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Twain Tonight!
On Sept. 15, screen and stage actor Hal Holbrook recreates the one-man show he starred in on Broadway as Mark Twain. He skewers politicians, journalists, and so-called patriots in a 90-minute monologue on slavery, religion and politics. The satire is mixed with comic tales of life on the Mississippi and a ghost story. Tickets and information, OrpheumNOLA.com.
NOLA on Tap
On Sept. 23, the largest beer fest in the region comes to the City Park Festival Grounds. There will be live music, and more than 400 brands of local, national, and home-brewed beer. Dog lovers can bring their four-legged friends (it’s also a fundraiser for the Louisiana SPCA). $5 admission (beer tickets are separate). NOLAOnTap.org.
Events and Exhibits
Aug. 1-Oct. 1
New at NOMA: Recent Acquisitions in Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, noma.org
Aug. 30-Sept. 4
Southern Decadence, French Quarter, SouthernDecadence.net
Labor Day Comedy-Soul Fest, Lakefront Arena, arena.uno.edu
We Live to Eat Restaurant Week, Citywide, CoolinaryNewOrleans.com
New Orleans Burlesque Festival, French Quarter, NewOrleansBurlesqueFest.com
Irish Fest New Orleans 2017, Kingsley House, IrishFestNewOrleans.org
Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Treme Fall Fest, St. Augustine Church, TremeFest.com
Sept. 30-Jan. 21
Solidary and Solitary: Pamela J. Joyner & Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, OgdenMuseum.org
Boyfriend – 5th Annual Birthday Extravaganza, Joy Theater, TheJoyTheater.com
Sylvan Esso with Special Guest Flock of Dimes, Civic Theatre, CivicNola.com
Modest Mouse, Civic Theatre, CivicNola.com
Sept. 14 & 16
Bolero with Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, Orpheum Theater, OrpheumNOLA.com
Hanson – 25th Anniversary Tour, Joy Theater, TheJoyTheater.com
The Victory Belles, National World War II Museum, NationalWW2Museum.org
An Evening with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Saenger Theater, SaengerNOLA.com
An Evening with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Civic Theatre., CivicNola.com
Two Door Cinema Club, Joy Theater, TheJoyTheater.com
The Accidentals, Orpheum Theater, OrpheumNOLA.com
Old American Songs and Spirituals, Orpheum Theater, OrpheumNOLA.com
DJ Soul Sisters Presents HUSTLE! at the Ice Pit, Orpheum Theater, OrpheumNOLA.com
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band with Black Pacific, Orpheum Theater, OrpheumNOLA.com
Arcade Fire, Lakefront Arena, arena.uno.edu
Mac DeMarco, Orpheum Theater, OrpheumNOLA.com
Outside the Bachs: Wilkins Returns, Orpheum Theater, OrpheumNOLA.com