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Hogs Music Schedule Revealed; King Cake Festival Returns January 25

And more dining news from around New Orleans.

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CITY PARK: Hogs For The Cause has released their music schedule for the 2015 event, happening March 27-28 at the City Park festival grounds.  Two-day discounted ticket sales end at midnight tonight. Single day tickets go on sale tomorrow, January 10, at 10 a.m.  and in case you're wondering, Drive By Truckers play on Friday. [Gambit]

QUARTER: Booze whisperer and historian Elizabeth Pearce brings her Drink & Learn class to The Bourbon House on January 14. Guests will learn delve into New Orleans history, Sazeracs, and a menu of fried oysters, duck poppers, charcuterie and more. $45/person. Reservations at (504) 522-0111. [Eaterwire]

UPTOWN: Arana  Arana is now open until 1 a.m. on Fri/Sat nights, with a late night taco menu and full bar. They're also doing Industry Nights on Tuesdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. [Eaterwire]

BYWATER: What pleasures await you at the Bywater Bake Sale (in Satsuma) this Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.? Why, strawberry shortcake, coconut rum cake, chocolate caramel salted peanut tart, blood orange ricotta pound cake, cookies, brownies, and more from former Lilette pastry stunner Beth Biundo, that's what. [Eaterwire]

NOLA: Alex Woodward reports that New Orleans is inching closer to a smoking-ban in most public places, with cigar bars and hookah lounges exempt. [Gambit]

CBD: Ian McNulty reports that The King Cake Festival returns on January 25: "Bakeries, donut shops and food trucks will gather in Champions Square in a benefit event for Ochsner Hospital for Children. The public gets to vote on best in show... And that means eating a lot of cake, though it looks like this Carnival season will give us plenty of practice." [Advocate]

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