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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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Midweek Magic: Bridge the Gap Between Jazz Fest Weekends

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You’ll never want to leave. It’s a cliché that’s been applied to countless places around the globe— big and small — but it’s particularly true of New Orleans.

There’s not a weeknight in New Orleans where you can’t find something to do, whether you’re outside a historic bar watching world-class musicians play in the street or indulging in the city’s …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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Festival season starts on a high note in New Orleans this weekend: French Quarter Fest (starting Thursday) brings in more than 1,700 musicians plus dance lessons, film screenings, live interviews, and plenty of food. Also outdoors is the annual spring garden show in City Park on Saturday and Sunday, offering blooms for sale, lectures, and kid-friendly activities. Those looking for …

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Music in Motion: Roving Village Residencies Takes Over City Park

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If the walls of New Orleans’ buildings could talk, oh, what they would have to say! We aren’t there yet, but, through the Roving Village Residencies project starting April 3, they can sing.

You might remember The Music Box: A Shantytown Sound Laboratory created in Bywater several years ago, a musical architecture test run from local nonprofit New Orleans Airlift …

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NOLA and the Navy: Need-to-Know Facts

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NOLA Navy Week docks in New Orleans beginning April 23, offering spectators up-close views of hulking warships, a performance from the United States Navy Band, fireworks at the Woldenberg Park, and more. The Navy aided the city during the Battle of New Orleans, and four ships have borne the name “USS New Orleans.” Read on for more historic facts about …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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This Friday marks the grand opening of The Music Box: Roving Village Residencies. First and foremost an aural experience, this second coming of the Bywater Music Box project of 2011 presents a whimsical, fairytale spectacle of makeshift musical houses in City Park wherein musicians host concerts. City Park is also the finish line for the Crescent City Classic 10K on …

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French Quarter Fest: An Insider’s Guide

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With a little planning, those heading to French Quarter Festival (April 9-12, 2015) can make the most of an incredible, only-in-New Orleans experience.

Over the course of four days, thousands of musicians will perform on 23 separate stages across the French Quarter and the Mississippi Riverfront; more than 60 food vendors will also be on site serving some of the …

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How to Celebrate Easter in New Orleans

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As with many holidays, New Orleans observes Easter in its own special way. Those who practice the Catholic faith recognize Easter as the end of Lent; many others consider the holiday a marker of the transition into spring: Easter presents opportunities both religious and secular to enjoy the holiday. This year, Easter coincides with Passover, which starts on Good Friday, …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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Eat, repeat. This weekend in New Orleans is chock full of foodie opportunities, from the annual Hogs for the Cause in City Park to NOLA FoodFest in French Market. An Easter egg hunt in City Park satisfies any candy cravings while a performance from comedian Chris Gethard sates an appetite for comedy. Voracious book readers can attend Tennessee Williams New …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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Capitalize on the gorgeous spring weather with plenty of outdoor events happening in New Orleans this weekend. NOMA starts its Movies in the Garden series with the adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday, while the Congo Square Rhythms Festival and a gardens tour through the Garden District (where else?) provide even more chances for a weekend spent …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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Get your green shirts ready – Tracey’s, Parasol’s, and Molly’s at the Market are just a few of the venues hosting St. Patrick’s Day festivities across New Orleans this weekend. The annual Lark in the Park gala takes place on Friday with proceeds benefiting City Park; you can also attend a rose sale in City Park on Saturday morning. Music …

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GoNOLA Tops: Top 5 New Orleans Irish Bars

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Everyone gets an opportunity to be Irish during New Orleans’ St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, when the city returns to the massive block parties and parades that left the streets after Mardi Gras just a mere month before. Even if you’re finally getting back to normal after the Carnival season, you might want to consider falling back off the wagon to …

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A Guide to Literary Adventure in New Orleans

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Expedia Viewfinder teamed up with GoNOLA to highlight ways to experience New Orleans’ literary side.

Sweeping oak trees, bayou shadows and literary geniuses make New Orleans a writer’s dream destination. Between Expedia Viewfinder’s love for exploring a city in new ways and New Orleans’ scholarly scene, it made sense to partner with GoNOLA to create a literary-inspired vacation in the …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with G-Eazy

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“When I moved here it was 2007, mixtape Weezy in his prime,” said prolific rapper, songwriter and producer, Gerald Earl Gillum, or G-Eazy. “You’d go to any bar and people knew all the mixtape songs word for word! Lil Wayne played Voodoo Fest the first year I ever went.”

G-Eazy grew up in Oakland, California but came to New Orleans …

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Interview: Saeed Jones, LGBT Editor of Buzzfeed

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A 2013 Pushcart Prize Winner, Saeed Jones is the editor of BuzzFeed LGBT and author of the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise. Jones wrote about New Orleans in the BuzzFeed feature Inside the Oldest Gay-Owned Bookstore in the South, which is about Faubourg Marigny Art and Books on Frenchmen Street. He was back in the city reading passages from …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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New Orleans taps into its balletic history this weekend. As one of the very first cities to introduce ballet into theaters, New Orleans also was home to Suzanne Douvillier, the first female choreographer in the United States. Dancers and spectators can enjoy the Fleur de Lis Semi-Finals Ballet Competition starting Friday; on Saturday, the New Orleans Ballet Association presents New …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Things To Do

We suggest making the weekend after Mardi Gras a low-key one. Take the family to Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Saturday afternoon for Chinese New Year crafts and activities, or enjoy the inaugural Tulane Film Festival on Friday and Saturday. There’s also a bike workshop aimed at commuters and a new exhibit showcasing the private works of Edgar Degas. …

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