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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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Celebration in the Oaks Lights Up City Park

Events Family Friendly Things To Do

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

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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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10 Must-Try Po-Boys at Oak Street Po-Boy Festival: A Walking Guide

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The long-awaited Oak Street Po-Boy Festival takes place in less than two weeks on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Roughly 20,000 people will make their way to Oak Street to sample po-boys from various restaurants, all hoping to claim one of the seven “best” titles, including “best shrimp,” “best specialty meat” and “best oyster.” This year the menu …

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GoNOLA Find: Little Flea NOLA

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New Orleans may not have a Fifth Avenue or Magnificent Mile, but we do have a plethora of great shops and markets filled to the brim with rare art, old Mardi Gras costumes and hand-made goods. This week’s GoNOLA Find is one such market making its debut, Little Flea NOLA, a pop-up vintage flea market featuring some of New Orleans’ …

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Free Fall: New Orleans November Freebies

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Tom Petty doesn’t have anything on us! We are free falling all over some gems to keep you busy as fall finally begins to take hold in New Orleans. The best part is that everything listed here is free so you can enjoy the city without breaking the bank before the holidays.

National Park Service Ranger Jazz Walk

Every Tuesday …

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Insider’s Guide: 2014 New Orleans Fringe Festival

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There’s never a shortage of good things happening on stages across New Orleans at any time of year. However, the New Orleans Fringe Festival on Nov. 19-23 amps up the offerings in one gigantic, five-day, five-night celebration of the performing arts across the city. The festival brings multi-disciplinary artists from every corner and in between — performers come from across …

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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 whole lot of fun for a good cause, including two fabulous Friday night fundraisers: Emeril Lagasse and Donald Link’s Boudin, Bourbon and Beer and Raise the Roof for The Roots of Music. Get cultured on Saturday at Irish Fest, or indulge in gumbo of all varieties (including vegan options) all weekend long at …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Donald Link

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“It’s just a great time,” said chef Donald Link as we talked about the upcoming Boudin, Bourbon and Beer festival in New Orleans, which the Link Restaurant Group organizes with the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. Link is a Louisiana native who has been working in the restaurant industry since age 15. He attended the California Culinary Academy before spending two years …

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Standup, Sketch, and a New Awards Show Flavor Hell Yes Fest 2014

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We’ve got dozens of festivals celebrating music, food, and film, but letting the bon temps rouler has to include a little laughter, too. Fortunately, Hell Yes Fest – New Orleans’ only comedy festival – is back from Nov. 12-16. Presented by The New Movement comedy conservatory and theater, the festival spans five days and seven venues featuring headliners including The

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Boudin, Bourbon & Beer: 10 Dishes You Can’t Miss

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Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, a fundraiser for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation co-chaired by Lagasse and chef Donald Link, is just around the corner on Nov. 7. We’re not the only ones who are excited — the top national chefs participating are eager to get to New Orleans and visit their favorite spots. If the concept of creative spins on Louisiana …

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

Events Things To Do

Halloween weekend in New Orleans means fun, costumes and music in every direction. No matter where your interests lie, there’s plenty to do. Music lovers will flock to City Park for Voodoo Fest all weekend long, while fans of horror and vampire fiction can head to Undead Con downtown. Kick off Halloween weekend with a free party at Jazz in …

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What’s New, Voodoo? Four Fresh Additions for 2014

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Over the past 15 years, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has seen a lot of change. Expansion from a single-day festival to a fully involved three-day event and a name revision happened early on; 2013 alone saw a shift of venue to City Park’s designated festival grounds and a Live Nation acquisition. With so much change last year, a bit …

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Gumbo and Good Times: 2014 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

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One of the Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s cultural enrichment programs, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival takes place Saturday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 9 in Armstrong Park. Celebrating its seventh year, the festival pairs brass bands and jazz music with a variety of Creole dishes. Gumbo, of course, is the star here, but a few other standouts deserve mention.

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