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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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How to Celebrate 2014 New Year’s Eve in New Orleans

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New Year’s Eve is a time for big celebrations here in New Orleans. Several venues host parties and celebrations for people of all ages and interests. From the big all-inclusive hotel-hosted celebrations to the live music-centered parties to daytime kids events, there’s bound to be something to suit you and your family’s taste. In the end, the most difficult decision …

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

Cocktail Culture Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of holiday fun, featuring everything from cocktails and small bites from the city’s best bartenders and restaurants at Tales of the Toddy to a special dinner series at Emeril’s, and a tongue-in-cheek holiday show at Mid-City Theatre. You’re sure to have the time of your life as Dirty Dancing comes to the Saenger …

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GoNOLA TV: Exploring Prospect.3

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There’s still time to check out Prospect.3, which has transformed New Orleans into a massive art event, inviting participants to see works in venues all across the city. Open now through Jan. 25, Prospect.3 features works in every medium by legends including Jean-Michel Basquiat and Paul Gauguin, plus artists from the city, the region and around the world. In this …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Pumpkin Hot Buttered Rum

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On Thursday, Dec. 18, you’ll find a trio of spirited events. Tales of the Cocktail puts on its seasonal Tales of the Toddy event at the House of Blues while Emeril’s Restaurant hosts Omagasse, its five-course, off-the-menu dinner series with optional wine pairing. Do festive drinks make you feel like singing? Head to NOLA ChristmasFest for the Karaoke Caroling & …

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

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This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of festive fun, as holiday events kick off all over town. Bring the whole family downtown for the start of NOLA ChristmasFest at the Convention Center, join the Running of the Santas on Saturday, enjoy holiday tea with Papa Noel aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, or do some holiday shopping the handmade way …

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NOLA ChristmasFest Brings Joy for All in the CBD

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Though Christmas events are spread throughout the city, the Central Business District is arguably your most festive destination this season. From Menorah Lights at the Riverwalk to last weekend’s Champagne Stroll presented by Harrah’s, the CBD plays host to several festive events.

Most notably, NOLA ChristmasFest at Ernest J. Morial Convention Center is offering 13 days of fun to celebrate …

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Let There Be Lights: Hanukkah Events in New Orleans

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Christmas is a big part of New Orleans’ holiday celebrations due to New Orleans’ strong Catholic roots, but the city also has a rich Jewish tradition. Be sure to include in your holiday celebrations some of the great events happening around Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, which this year happens Dec. 16-24. Here are just a few Hanukkah events happening …

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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 festive fun, with plenty of things to do all weekend long. Take in some culture as Africa Umoja brings the music and dance traditions of South Africa to New Orleans, or view some of the best photography that New Orleans has to offer as PhotoNOLA kicks off. Prepare to be wowed …

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Holiday Home Tours: A New Orleans Holiday Tradition

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December is quite a special month here in New Orleans. The French Quarter, along with much of the city, is decked out with all the trimmings and is brimming with holiday cheer. A litany of special events and dinners round out the month’s festivities. Along with réveillon dinners at local restaurants, Christmas concerts at St. Louis Cathedral, and caroling in …

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

Events Things To Do

From classic holiday traditions like Thanksgiving Day at the races and Celebration in the Oaks, to weird and wacky events like the Robot Parade and Ball and 9th Annual 24-Hour Draw-A-Thon, this weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of things to do. Join the celebration at Bayou Classic, with festivities downtown all weekend long, or get an early start on …

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Business in the Front, Party in the Back: 2014 Bayou Classic

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A tie-breaker 40 years in the making. That’s what fans can expect at the 2014 Bayou Classic on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 1:30 p.m., when the Grambling State Tigers take on the Southern University Jaguars in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Since the start of the rivalry in 1974, the scores are in: 20 wins for Grambling, and another 20 for Southern. …

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Celebration in the Oaks Lights Up City Park

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One of New Orleans’ favorite holiday traditions is heading to City Park for Celebration in the Oaks, a massive holiday celebration and light display that’s open starting after Thanksgiving and closing Jan. 4. Celebration in the Oaks has all there is to enjoy during the holidays in one event — you can grab a hot mocha and look at lights …

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GoNOLA TV: The New Orleans Film Festival

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The New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) is one of the fastest growing film festivals in the country, and it’s easy to see why. It’s got the laid-back feel of a New Orleans gathering mixed with industry clout that brings in big films, important film industry names and prime networking events for emerging filmmakers. Held every October, the NOFF is also …

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

Events Family Friendly Things To Do

The fun never stops in New Orleans, with festivals and family-friendly activities all weekend long. Be entertained with more than 80 different live performances around town as part of New Orleans Fringe Festival, and prepare to be wowed as Cirque du Soleil: Varekai takes the stage at the Smoothie King Center. Laugh out loud at the musical stylings of Garfunkel …

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LUNA Fete Brings Fantasy through Light at Gallier Hall

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“Keeping it light” is often a necessity during holiday events, whether it’s choosing crudité instead of cupcakes or opting for small talk rather than heated political debates. However, the light option isn’t always the boring one. Starting Nov. 30, the French art collective La Maison Productions will treat audiences to LUNA Fete, an avant-garde light installation incorporating elements of video …

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

Events Family Friendly Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans features plenty of literary offerings to tickle your fancy, with the New Orleans Book Festival and the New Orleans Comic and Zine Fest, both on Saturday. Tickle your funnybone all weekend long, starting with Lewis Black at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Thursday and at Hell Yes Fest events throughout the weekend. Take in a …

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