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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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Louisiana Craft Brewers Week: 5 Places to Drink Louisiana Craft Beer

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Louisiana Craft Brewers Week continues through this Sunday, Sept. 28. In celebration, we’re letting you know all about everything Louisiana craft beer. Earlier this week, I told you all about some of our great local breweries, and today we’re talking about great places to drink Louisiana craft beer. New Orleans has quite the reputation (and history) of beer making and …

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

Events Things To Do

From hip-hop on Frenchmen Street to funk rock Uptown, there is plenty of live music to get you moving this weekend in New Orleans. Whether you spend your weekend Stormin’ the Sazerac or watching bearded and mustachioed New Orleanians compete to see who has the fanciest facial hair, it’s bound to be a good time. And don’t forget to drink …

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Coming Soon: The New Southern Food & Beverage Museum

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You can learn a lot about a culture through its food and drink. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SOFAB) is a great place to get a taste — literally — of our region, and it’s poised to reopen at a new location on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. On Sept. 29 the museum, formerly located inside the Riverwalk shopping mall, …

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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 plenty of excuses to party. The New Orleans Burlesque Festival serves up sexy burlesque performances all weekend long, and Saturday offers a way to party in white for a good cause at the Bridal Crawl. Friday night features birthday bashes by two different New Orleans music icons: Mystikal and DJ Soul Sister. Rock out …

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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 variety of cultural activities, ranging from a free festival celebrating the influence of the Mississippi River to a conference hosted by the local blogging community on Internet activism. Check out the debut of a new play all weekend at The Shadowbox Theatre, or catch indie rock band Delta Spirit on Saturday night at …

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The Art of the Tease: New Orleans Burlesque Festival

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(photo: courtesy New Orleans Burlesque Festival)

Several nights a week in New Orleans you can see burlesque shows that harken back to Bourbon Street’s heyday of the 1940s and 50s, when glamorous burlesque clubs featuring sensual dancers dominated the street. The city’s top burlesque performers are some of our favorite local celebrities. There are even classes in New Orleans that …

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What’s On Stage This Fall in New Orleans: A Theater Preview

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The local theater season is just heating up, and New Orleans has plenty to offer in the way of performing arts across the city this fall. In addition to the touring productions playing the Saenger Theater on Canal Street (Including Chicago on Oct. 7-12 and The Phantom of the Opera on Nov. 5-16) our local stages have a vibrant and …

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

Events Music Things To Do

From family histories to 1960s flashbacks, this weekend in New Orleans offers an eclectic array of things to do. Take a trip back in time as The NOLA Project performs Ken Kesey’s 1960s classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest all weekend long at NOCCA, or jam out to Woodstock-era tunes with The Weight at Tipitina’s on Saturday night. Learn …

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GoNOLA Recommends: Top 5 Places to Watch a Saints Game

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

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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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