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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 a diverse range of musical options. Classical music fans can check out the International Piano Competition finals, while jazz lovers will have the chance to see Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Saenger Theatre. Fans of 1970s rock can head to the UNO Lakefront Arena for Steely Dan Saturday …

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New Orleans Nightlife: A Night on Louisa Street

Nightlife Things To Do

Louisa Street in the Bywater neighborhood is truly unlike any other place in New Orleans. It’s a growing area that makes for an awesome destination for a night out. Louisa is a combination of residential and commercial, which gives it a unique vibe as far as “going out” locales go. Here, you won’t find business after business lined in a …

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COOLinary New Orleans: The Best in NOLA Dining Made More Accessible Than Ever

Food Restaurants Things To Do

Summer in New Orleans is a special time for so many reasons. Besides the wonderful al fresco activities and snoballs, the summer month of August brings us COOLinary New Orleans. While New Orleanians and visitors alike are looking for delicious and creative ways to keep cool and fueled, COOLinary provides the perfect solution: affordable dining in charming surroundings. What could …

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GoNOLA Find: Crescent City Comics on Freret Street

Family Friendly Pick of the Week Shopping Things To Do

Where do geeks converge in New Orleans? Head to the heart of the Freret Street resurgence to get your comic book fix at this week’s GoNOLA Find, Crescent City Comics.

Crescent City Comics offers a fantastic collection of pre-1960 Silver Age comics. Image courtesy Crescent City Comics.

This locally owned comic book store celebrates 5 years on Freret this …

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Exploring New Orleans: A Day on Esplanade Avenue  

Nightlife Restaurants Things To Do

Spending time admiring Esplanade Avenue is one of the many pleasures to be found in New Orleans. Majestic live oak trees line the Avenue, providing ample shade and casting a gorgeous pattern of light and shadow onto the many elegant and historic Creole mansions that line the edge of this street that runs on the edge of the French Quarter, …

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Satchmo Summerfest: A New Orleans Style Celebration of Louis Armstrong

Events Music Things To Do

New Orleans celebrates the life, legacy and music of its most famous native son, Louis Armstrong, with Satchmo Summerfest, a free three-day festival August 1-3, 2014 at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint. Produced by the same folks who put on French Quarter Festival, this annual event is now in its 14th year. The festival usually takes place during …

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

Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans is all about the art of the mixed drink, as Tales of the Cocktail celebrates its 12th year. Look forward to a weekend full of spirits industry events, plus parties perfect for cocktail enthusiasts, like the Pig & Punch party on Sunday afternoon. Grab a to-go cup for the Daiquiri Day Parade on Saturday, take …

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GoNOLA Find: Pitot House on Bayou St. John

History Pick of the Week Things To Do

The Pitot House is the only Creole Colonial style house museum in New Orleans. Image courtesy neworleansonline.com.

Tucked away on the banks of Bayou St. John in the Esplanade Ridge neighborhood, the Pitot House is a Creole colonial plantation home that was built in the 18th century, and it is the only one of its kind in New Orleans that …

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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: Top Things to Do in the Marigny

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I tried very hard to pare down a list of my favorite things to do in the wonderful New Orleans Marigny neighborhood into a “Top 10,” but I just couldn’t do it.  This neighborhood is on the smaller side, but it packs a significant punch in the way of bars, live music, and restaurants. In recent years, more and more …

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

Events GLBT Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of summer fun. Head downtown early Saturday morning for a Running of the Bulls, New Orleans style, and stay for the Bastille Day Fête free festival on Spanish Plaza. Beat the heat with indoor entertainment all weekend long as the New Orleans Film Society presents a new gay and lesbian-themed film festival, or …

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New Orleans Nightlife: A Night on Freret Street

Cocktail Culture Food Nightlife Things To Do

It may be a new hot spot to many visitors, and even some locals, but Freret Street is more than well on its way. The freshly revitalized street is bustling with activity and its own unique personality. The new Freret is hip and well-rounded. The stretch is walkable and parking ain’t bad, either. Combine all of these factors and that …

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Honoring Our French Roots: Bastille Day Celebrations in New Orleans

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New Orleans’ French roots run deep here in the “Most French of American Cities,” which means that we don’t just let a day like Bastille Day, the French equivalent of our Fourth of July, slip by without some serious celebrating. As a matter of fact, we don’t just throw one day of festivities, we take a whole weekend to enjoy …

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New Orleans Nightlife: A Night On Oak Street

Nightlife Things To Do

Every town has a Main Street – a bustling thoroughfare with sidewalks wide enough to meet, greet and pass by neighbors or strangers or café-goers enjoying that second cup of coffee, with cute old buildings bursting with life. New Orleans has several such streets, and I’m focusing today on one of the most charming main streets in all of New …

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

Events Music Things To Do

There is plenty of fun to be had during the long 4th of July weekend in New Orleans, including family fun, empowerment and a musical feast at Essence Fest. The annual dueling barges fireworks show on the Mississippi River on Friday night is worth watching, as is the new multimedia production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Tulane. Saturday evening …

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Summer Groovin’ in New Orleans: Wednesdays on the Point Concert Series

Events Music Things To Do

If the final concert of Wednesdays at the Square earlier this month left you eager for more live New Orleans music to fill your Wednesday evening schedule, I’ve got good news for you – the summer concert series, Wednesdays on the Point, will be happening again this year in Algiers Point from July 9 – August 27.  The series is …

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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 an eclectic mix of things to see and do, from circus performers, to bounce rap artists, to videos of cats from across the Internet. After you’ve had your fill, relax and imbibe on a variety of beers or wines during FestivALES or the Summer Wine Festival.

All Weekend

1. Ringling Bros. and Barnum &

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