‘NCIS: New Orleans,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Free State Of Jones’ TV Stars Scheduled To Appear At Pizza Nola's ‘SharkFest’ In Lakeview
NEW ORLEANS – Will Samuels, co-owner of Lakeview’s Pizza Nola, announced the pizzeria will host “SharkFest,” a day-long viewing party and events leading up to the premiere of the SyFy Channel original movie “Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens,” on Sunday, July 31, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., at 141 W. Harrison.
“This year is going to be our fourth Sharknado party and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever,” said Samuels. “With this year’s movie premiere being scheduled on a Sunday, this allows us to have a whole day of shark-related events and sessions in addition to a Sharknado movie marathon. It’s SharkFest! Or even better, SharkACon.”
The fourth installment of the very successful series, “Sharknado 4” features returning stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid who are forced once again to step up to battle sharknadoes which are striking Las Vegas. Returning to the movie are David Hasselhoff and Cassie Scerbo who are joined by Gary Busey, Cheryl Tiegs, Ryan Newman, Tommy Davidson and an impressive array of celebrity cameos.
Pizza Nola will air SyFy’s broadcast of the Sharknado marathon beginning at 1:00 p.m. leading up to the World Premiere of “Sharknado 4.” In addition, SharkFest will feature events, cooking demos and celebrity meet-ups as follows (times TBD):
• Meet Ann Mahoney (The Walking Dead), Rob Kerkovich (NCIS: New Orleans) and Kerry Cahill and Thomas Murphy (Free State of Jones) (Scheduled to appear)
• The Making of a Mockbuster: The Story of Asylum Entertainment
• The Sharknado Phenomenon: A talk with the writer and director
• Food Demo: Mock Shark Fin Soup and other Shark delicacies: Chef James Cullen
• Food Demo: The Perfect Summer Ceviche
• Cocktail Demo: the “Shark Attack” cocktail: Daniel Victory
• “Why Sharks Matter:” Learning with the Audubon Institute
In addition, members of the “Krewe of Sharknadeaux” will be on hand with Sharknado-related arts and crafts and children’s activities including a jumping house.
Events will take place under a tent in the pizzeria’s parking lot as well as in the restaurant itself. Food and drinks will be available for sale from the restaurant, and participants are encouraged to bring folding chairs (no outside food or drinks). The event is free.
Lakeview’s Pizza Nola is open daily with dine-in and carryout service as well as delivery to 70124, 70005, UNO and beyond. On Fridays through Sundays, the restaurant offers a full breakfast (including delivery) from Bawk beginning at 7:00 a.m.