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The Micro-Krewes of New Orleans Mardi Gras

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The image of Mardi Gras that most people know is of super krewes with massive floats and celebrity riders crawling down St. Charles Avenue, past throngs of excited people. But there’s also a smaller — in one case, miniature — side of Carnival that draws out New Orleans’ quirky, DIY side.

During the Carnival season you can catch parades by …

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

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Krewe du Vieux makes a historic cross over Canal Street on Saturday – the route may be new, but the wicked satire remains the same with this year’s theme, “Begs for Change.” Friday night brings laughs with the New Orleans Comedy and Art Festival on Freret and the Bushwick Book Club’s interpretation of A Confederacy of Dunces. Other things …

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Ideas For Getting Around New Orleans Without a Car

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Like many other American cities, New Orleans is a car city, by and large. Most people drive their own cars as a main mode of transportation — however, some people do just fine without them. Most people who visit from out of town do so without ever renting a car. While some of our public transportation schedules aren’t as robust …

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4 Romantic Date Ideas in New Orleans

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, we know you might be thinking hard about how to spend this romantic day — but why wait until then? Take a break from your standard take-out and a Netflix and check out one of these romantic date ideas to get you and your loved one — or prospective loved one — out and exploring New …

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

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This weekend in New Orleans, Prospect.3 rewards last-minute visitors with closing ceremonies and free admission at the Ogden. Comedy fans looking for a late night show can enjoy John Mulaney’s tenure at the Civic Theatre on Friday; beer lovers should plan to attend the Courtyard Brewery Grand Opening on Saturday. Nurture your sweet tooth on Sunday – Champions Square morphs …

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GoNOLA Guide to Gay Mardi Gras

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Carnival season is upon us in New Orleans, and no one celebrates the season with more pageantry, glamour and laughter than the city’s LGBT community. With decades of history and tradition behind some of the major krewes and balls, which often satirize New Orleans’ old-line Carnival organizations, the joyful music and elaborate costumes of New Orleans’ Gay Mardi Gras are …

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Juice and Jiu Jitsu: Healthy Magazine Street

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Your New Year’s resolutions might be put on pause in the very near future as Carnival season takes its annual hold on the city. Even in New Orleans, a city of gluttonous delights, there are still ways to stay healthy. If you have already picked up that king cake from La Boulangerie, luckily your salvation lies just down the street. …

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Where to Find Free and Cheap Workouts in New Orleans

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Getting in shape shouldn’t mean breaking the bank, but sometimes the only motivation you need is knowing where to go to get fit for less. To help you stick to those resolutions you declared as the ball dropped, we’ve compiled a list of free and cheap fitness classes for you to finally get yourself in gear this year. Whether you’re …

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

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This weekend in New Orleans is one of contrast. You’ll find ExhibitBE closing ceremonies in Algiers and a hotel and bar grand opening in the CBD, plus a brass band blowout and a piano legend playing the very same night. Two popular musicals are sure to command (or divide) attention: Jesus Christ Superstar at Le Petit Theatre and Mamma Mia!

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GoNOLA Find: 5 Press Gallery

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This week’s GoNOLA Find is a new gallery in an already growing arts community, and is contributing to making Press Street the place to be. Part of the NOCCA Forum, an expansion of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in the Bywater neighborhood, the 5 Press Gallery was funded in 2014 by The Emeril Lagasse Foundation and the Solomon …

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

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Many of this weekend’s events revolve around the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial. Battle re-enactments, a commemorative light show, and a symposium at the Old U.S. Mint are just a sampling of the activities you’ll find. The weekend isn’t limited to history: music, live performances, sporting events, and New Orleans Comic Con are all on deck.

All Weekend

1. Wizard

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Free Things to Do in New Orleans in January

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So you might be a little broke post-holiday season — or, all your dough just might be in the form of Starbucks gift cards — but that is OK. From Uptown to Downtown and on side streets in between, you can get a taste, a listen, or a vision of New Orleans culture for no money down.

Free Things to…

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How to Celebrate the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial

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On Jan. 8, 1815, Chalmette, just a few minutes away from New Orleans proper, was the site of one of the most important American military events — the Battle of New Orleans, the final battle of the disastrous War of 1812 (sure, the war was technically over at that point; it ended two weeks prior with the Treaty of Ghent. …

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5 Uniquely New Orleans Ways to Be Healthy in 2015

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Exercising, eating healthier, “detoxing” and other healthy habits typically top people’s new year’s resolutions list. But since we’re in New Orleans, opportunities to indulge lie around every corner.  However, we believe living a healthy lifestyle and enjoying the city’s rich culture are not mutually exclusive. From burning calories with bounce music to races that feel more like parties, here’s our …

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

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The new year kicks off with a bang as New Orleans hosts the 81st annual Allstate Sugar Bowl on Thursday, Jan. 1. The rest of the weekend offers plenty of things to do, ranging from theatrical parodies of classic Hollywood films, to shows featuring the best in New Orleans-bred comedians and indie rockers.

All Weekend

1. Gone With the Breaking

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Food Year’s Resolutions: 8 Things We Want to Try in New Orleans in 2015

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As 2015 approaches, you might be devising a list of resolutions to buckle down after the decadent holidays: join a gym, cut back on the carbs, finally give CrossFit a try, go on a juice cleanse. We’re definitely in that mindset, too, especially since the impending Carnival season threatens to have us indulging again. But sometimes you have to come …

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