Special dinner

Gumbo Cook-off

When: Fri., Jan. 23, 8 p.m. 2015

Some burlesque performers will be on hand tonight (“Sinnator Charlotte and Jade Aurora”), plus some guy who’s a comedian will say some words. But the real reasons to go are to eat multiple variations on Louisiana’s spicy signature dish while enjoying the boisterous sounds of the Gabriel Brass Band. Has New Orleans been officially recognized as Detroit’s sister city? This event should be a weekly occurrence.

Price: $10