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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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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.

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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.

The Original Pinettes Brass Band (photo: Pinettes Facebook page)

Germaine Bazzle…

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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.

Maggie …

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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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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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Off the Beaten Path: A Neighborhood Guide to the French Quarter

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New Orleans’ French Quarter offers no shortage of things to do and places to eat and drink. But with our neighborhood guide to the French Quarter we’re going slightly off the beaten path: here’s some itineraries you might not find in all the guidebooks, but you’ll be glad to discover when you’re out exploring New Orleans’ oldest historic neighborhood.

Little …

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Exercise Your Ears: 5 Alternative New Orleans Music Clubs

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Turning a corner anywhere in New Orleans, you are likely to hear the sweet sound of music all around you. Follow that sound, and you will no doubt run headfirst into one of the city’s many music clubs. The tried-and-true classics such as Snug Harbor, Maple Leaf and Preservation Hall should not be missed, but if you are seeking something …

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National Rum Month: 5 Ways to Experience Rum in New Orleans

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August, in addition to being National Sandwich Month, is National Rum Month. The resurgence of the tiki drink movement has been a large part in the recent elevation of rum in the eyes of many sophisticated drinks. No longer is rum just the drink for pirates and spring breakers! New Orleans, being the cocktail experts we are, has become …

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GoNOLA Guide: Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

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Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is a historic and cultural products district in New Orleans. Originally a stretch of Dryades Street, it was later named after Haley, the late civil rights and social justice advocate who resided in Central City. Once known for being a corridor of economic opportunity for minorities, the boulevard became less populated as the years passed.

For …

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Shake Shake Shake: GoNOLA’s Top Five Dance Club Picks

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Lace up your dancing shoes, let down your hair, and strap on your fanny pack for a night grooving in some of New Orleans’ most popular and timeless dance clubs. Whether you enjoy costuming or just like watching the moves with a beer in one hand and a stamp on the other, shaking your booty at a local dance club …

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