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New Orleans: Events and Things to Do

In New Orleans, even Wednesdays seem like Weekends. Live music, festivals, theater, dance, museum exhibitions, sports… the list goes on and on. There’s something fun (and often FREE) every day and every night in New Orleans.

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Events Sports & Recreation

New Orleans Saints fans are constantly rated among the best in the NFL and are raved about by players across the league for their intense dedication to the team, win or lose. Throngs of fans line the access roads to the airports following away games, fans take over opposing stadiums so that cheers of “Who Dat” can be heard over …

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Curtains Up: Broadway Across America in New Orleans

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do

There’s a very small gray area with musicals – you either love them or hate them. I belong to the former camp and am a huge fan of musicals; I have no idea which one was the first I saw, but there are many that I’m equally obsessed with: Grease, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Phantom

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events GLBT Things To Do

As summer draws to a close, Labor Day weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of reasons to celebrate. This weekend has historically been the weekend of Southern Decadence, an annual celebration of gay culture. This weekend also offers plenty of fun in the form of Mad Decent Block Party at Mardi Gras World on Friday, a comedy show to benefit …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans is all about new experiences and summer fun. Celebrate the half-way point to Mardi Gras with the Krewe of OAK, try out beers from across Louisiana at Brewsiana on Saturday night, or sample live music from up-and-coming artists performing as part of the Cutting Edge CE Conference all weekend long. Enjoy a laugh with the …

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Labor Day in New Orleans: How to Spend the Holiday

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Labor Day is bittersweet: while it’s an opportunity to relish a long weekend, it also signals the end of summer and all the fun that comes with it. Whether you want to take advantage of that extra day of recovery by hitting up Southern Decadence or partaking in some summery outdoor fun, here’s some ideas for ways to get the …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events Things To Do

Even during the lazy days of summer, there’s no excuse to be bored in New Orleans, as this weekend offers a variety of fun things to do. New Orleanians anxiously awaiting the start of football season have their shot at watching the first pre-season Saints home game on Friday night. Have fun all weekend long with events including rock shows, …

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A Festival with Flair: Southern Decadence 2014

Events GLBT Things To Do

Labor Day weekend in New Orleans can only mean one thing: the return of Southern Decadence. Affectionately known as “Gay Mardi Gras,” the event celebrates its 43rd anniversary this year, with events scheduled from Wednesday, August 27 through Monday, September 1, 2014. This year’s official theme is “Under The Big Top: Welcome to the Gayest Show on Earth,” with the …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events Things To Do

From red dresses to dirty linens, this weekend in New Orleans offers a fashionable array of summer fun. Saturday features a whole day of excitement in the French Quarter, kicking off with the Red Dress Run in the morning and continuing into the night for Dirty Linen Night. Off-the-beaten-path activities abound this weekend, as Allways Theatre hosts the local premiere …

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Second Saturdays in New Orleans: Art Gallery Hopping on St. Claude

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do

Art and culture abound in New Orleans, and what better way to spend a night in New Orleans steeped in culture than by going gallery hopping? In Downtown New Orleans and the Warehouse District, gallery openings are coordinated to the first Saturday evening of each month. But slightly further afield, the funkier downriver neighborhoods surrounding St. Claude Avenue: Marigny, St. …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers a culturally diverse array of things to do. Head to the French Quarter for some festing in celebration of the life and music of Louis Armstrong at Satchmo Summerfest, or chill out at the Prytania Theatre uptown for the French Film Festival. Deadheads should check out the free show Friday night at Tipitina’s, while …

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Red-dy, Set, Go! New Orleans Red Dress Run 2014

Events Things To Do

It is almost time to paint the town red! Coming up on August 9, 2014 is the 20th annual Red Dress Run. So ladies and gentlemen, it is time to pull out your favorite red dress and lace up your running (or walking) shoes. The Red Dress Run is sponsored by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, a self-proclaimed “drinking …

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Take a Week Off from Laundry: New Orleans Art at White & Dirty Linen Nights

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do

I’ve often thought that New Orleans is a city that has something to offer every side of a person, and this is perfectly illustrated by the upcoming events Whitney White Linen Night and Dirty Linen Night.  Whitney White Linen is celebrating its 20th anniversary while Dirty Linen, which started as a spoof event and always happens exactly one week after …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers a diverse range of musical options. Classical music fans can check out the International Piano Competition finals, while jazz lovers will have the chance to see Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Saenger Theatre. Fans of 1970s rock can head to the UNO Lakefront Arena for Steely Dan Saturday …

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Satchmo Summerfest: A New Orleans Style Celebration of Louis Armstrong

Events Music Things To Do

New Orleans celebrates the life, legacy and music of its most famous native son, Louis Armstrong, with Satchmo Summerfest, a free three-day festival August 1-3, 2014 at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint. Produced by the same folks who put on French Quarter Festival, this annual event is now in its 14th year. The festival usually takes place during …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans is all about the art of the mixed drink, as Tales of the Cocktail celebrates its 12th year. Look forward to a weekend full of spirits industry events, plus parties perfect for cocktail enthusiasts, like the Pig & Punch party on Sunday afternoon. Grab a to-go cup for the Daiquiri Day Parade on Saturday, take …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events GLBT Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of summer fun. Head downtown early Saturday morning for a Running of the Bulls, New Orleans style, and stay for the Bastille Day Fête free festival on Spanish Plaza. Beat the heat with indoor entertainment all weekend long as the New Orleans Film Society presents a new gay and lesbian-themed film festival, or …

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