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New Orleans Nightlife

What mood are you in? New Orleans has clubs, wine bars, music venues, or just plain hangouts that are sure to suit. If you’re up for live music, dance music, great places to sit and visit with friends or just people watch, you’ll make a long list of favorite haunts once you find yourself 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 Neighborhood Guide: CBD/Poydras Corridor

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It used to be that the peak of activity in New Orleans’ Central Business District/Poydras Street corridor occurred during the day, when a flurry of office workers embarked on their lunch break dashes. The neighborhood would quiet down significantly at night, unless there was a Saints game at the nearby Superdome. But in the last few years, the part of …

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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: Algiers Point

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Just across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter is a sleepy little hamlet of a neighborhood, Algiers Point. It’s historic, charming, and well-preserved, and its residents are some of the friendliest in a city renowned for its hospitality and kind locals. Algiers is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, founded in 1719 and first settled by Jean-Baptiste Le …

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Under 21? Where to See Live Music in New Orleans

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Whether you’re college-aged and under 21 or just looking for some family-friendly entertainment, New Orleans has live music for everyone. Among hundreds of live-music events and venues in the city, there are many options for those looking for entertainment without age restriction or the necessity of purchasing alcoholic beverages. Below, we’ve detailed the best options for experiencing the New Orleans …

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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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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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Halloween in New Orleans: What to do on Halloween Night

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Halloween is a widely celebrated holiday here in New Orleans, especially when it falls on a Friday night as it does this year. If you’re still figuring out what the evening holds for you and your crew, you’re in the right place.

Halloween Events in New Orleans

Frenchmen Street. As has been the trend in recent memory, general merriment and …

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Halloween New Orleans: Party for a Good Cause

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Now in its 31st year, Halloween New Orleans remains one of the major highlights of the local LGBT community’s social calendar. This four-day event — which this year kicks off on Oct. 23 — is the largest gay Halloween celebration in the country and recently earned a featured exhibition in the permanent collection of the Stonewall National Museum and Archives. …

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2014 International Fest Docks at Port of New Orleans

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The third weekend in October is a busy one. If you’re already planning on party-hopping from Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival to Oktoberfest, not to mention haunted happenings Boo at the Zoo and Boo Carre, save time on Saturday for International Fest, running from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Port of New Orleans on Oct. 18.

Part …

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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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2014 Art for Art’s Sake in New Orleans

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That hint of fall weather New Orleanians experience around this time of year is splendid, so trust us and get yourselves outdoors as often as possible. A perfect excuse to get outside is for gallery and store-strolling at Art for Art’s Sake, the citywide art event heralding the beginning of New Orleans’ arts season, held Saturday, Oct. 4. …

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New Orleans Music: 6 Songstresses to Hear Live

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New Orleans boasts a thriving live music scene, with great shows pretty much every night of the week. Next time you’re looking for a great night out or visiting New Orleans, check local music calendars for these ladies who put on shows more than worth the price of admission.

Germaine Bazzle

She’s a Jazz Fest staple. On stage she’s fierce …

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Fun Monday-Wednesday: Live Music to Catch During the Week in New Orleans

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Sometimes Mondays can rain or drizzle on your parade, and making it to Hump Day can feel like an eternity. But if you are savvy about the many live music offerings across New Orleans from Mondays to Wednesdays, you can fill those nights with some culture. Who can say no to good music? Here are some shows happening during the …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Maggie Koerner

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“I still recognize a lot of Catholic guilt in the songs I write,” Maggie Koerner said. We were talking about her musical background, which began with her singing in the church choir and in plays at her Catholic school. “Remember ‘Veggie Tales’?” she said with a laugh. Today, Maggie tours and sings with famed New Orleans funk band Galactic.

Although …

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The Art of the Tease: New Orleans Burlesque Festival

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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 teach aspiring burlesque beauties the art …

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GoNOLA TV: Discover New Orleans’ Bywater

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Everyone’s New Orleans itinerary should include a visit to the Bywater, a colorful, eminently walkable neighborhood that in the past few years has seen an explosion in hip restaurants, bars, coffee shops and art galleries. Whether you’re a foodie, a music aficionado, someone into outdoor activities, a lover of craft cocktails or a person more comfortable at dive bars, the …

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