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GoNOLA Find: Jackson Barracks Military Museum

History Things To Do

New Orleans is ripe with historic spots to explore. For instance, the National World War II Museum downtown is well-known as one of the best museums in the country. If you’re a history buff who just can’t get enough, there is one more, lesser-known military history museum in New Orleans worth exploring, and it’s our pick for this week’s GoNOLA …

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New Orleans Museum Month: Get in Touch With Nature

Arts & Culture Family Friendly Things To Do

You have just a few more days to take advantage of the inaugural New Orleans Museum Month, an August promotion that entitles those with membership at any of the 15 participating institutions to free admission for two at the other participating spots. We’ve told you about the art museums and history museums on the list; spend the final days of …

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Curtains Up: Broadway Across America in New Orleans

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do

There’s a very small gray area with musicals – you either love them or hate them. I belong to the former camp and am a huge fan of musicals; I have no idea which one was the first I saw, but there are many that I’m equally obsessed with: Grease, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Phantom

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

Events GLBT Things To Do

As summer draws to a close, Labor Day weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of reasons to celebrate. This weekend has historically been the weekend of Southern Decadence, an annual celebration of gay culture. This weekend also offers plenty of fun in the form of Mad Decent Block Party at Mardi Gras World on Friday, a comedy show to benefit …

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GoNOLA Top 10: Happy Hours for Food and Drinks

Cocktail Culture Food Restaurants Things To Do

Living and working in New Orleans means working hard so you can play even harder. But why should weekends have all of the fun? An extensive list of local restaurants offering happy hours — some lasting as late as 7 p.m. and on the weekends, too — are the perfect excuse to gather with co-workers and friends over some early …

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Exploring the Outdoors in NOLA: Bayou Sauvage in New Orleans East

Sports & Recreation Things To Do Videos

Here in New Orleans, with our plethora of world-class restaurants, invigorating nightlife scene and limitless live music, there is always something exciting to do. What many people might not realize is that we also have a world of outdoor excursions to encounter, and with our unique landscape, taking in nature in New Orleans is an experience all its own.

If …

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GoNOLA Find: Treme’s Historic Carver Theater

Arts & Culture Things To Do

New Orleans and classic movie theaters go way back. One of the very first movie theaters in the nation opened here, and during much of the 20th century, movie theaters were neighborhood gathering places in the way that neighborhood bars are now. Many of those historic theaters are long gone, but a few remain, and some have been restored and …

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

Food Nightlife Restaurants Things To Do

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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New Orleans Museum Month: History Spots to Explore – Part 2

Arts & Culture History Things To Do

August is almost over, but there’s still time to take advantage of the first-ever New Orleans Museum Month. All month, membership to any of the 15 participating institutions entitles one to free admission for two at any of the other participating spots. It’s a great way to get mileage out of an existing membership, or a perfect excuse to become …

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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 new experiences and summer fun. Celebrate the half-way point to Mardi Gras with the Krewe of OAK, try out beers from across Louisiana at Brewsiana on Saturday night, or sample live music from up-and-coming artists performing as part of the Cutting Edge CE Conference all weekend long. Enjoy a laugh with the …

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Labor Day in New Orleans: How to Spend the Holiday

Events Family Friendly GLBT Sports & Recreation Things To Do

Labor Day is bittersweet: while it’s an opportunity to relish a long weekend, it also signals the end of summer and all the fun that comes with it. Whether you want to take advantage of that extra day of recovery by hitting up Southern Decadence or partaking in some summery outdoor fun, here’s some ideas for ways to get the …

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New Orleans Arts Walk: Discovering Diverse Local Art By Foot

Arts & Culture Things To Do Videos

New Orleans is a city teeming with artistic talent, and there are many opportunities to soak up our creative culture. One of the best ways to enjoy the visual arts in New Orleans is by taking part in one of the city’s two Arts Walks each month. The Arts Walks are opportunities to see the latest art exhibits and installations …

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GoNOLA Find: St. Augustine Catholic Church

History Things To Do

An area steeped in history and made famous nationally by the hit HBO show of the same name, the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans lies just outside of the French Quarter. Once known as “Back of Town,” this neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city, and it is home to this week’s GoNOLA Find: St. Augustine Catholic Church.…

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New Orleans Museum Month: Art Museums to Explore

Arts & Culture Things To Do

August has become the ideal month for New Orleans arts lovers. White Linen Night kicked off the gallery season at the beginning of the month, and Dirty Linen Night provided a playful foil in the Royal Street arts district the following weekend. Cultural Collision, a casual happy hour event where New Orleans arts groups promote their upcoming seasons under one …

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GoNOLA Guide: Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

Arts & Culture Family Friendly Nightlife Restaurants Shopping Things To Do

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

Events Things To Do

Even during the lazy days of summer, there’s no excuse to be bored in New Orleans, as this weekend offers a variety of fun things to do. New Orleanians anxiously awaiting the start of football season have their shot at watching the first pre-season Saints home game on Friday night. Have fun all weekend long with events including rock shows, …

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