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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 plenty to do, as always. Art lovers have plenty of choices, with Prospect.3 opening festivities all weekend long, plus a special exhibit of photography by local children at DuMois Gallery. There’s no excuse not to take advantage of beautiful October weather on Saturday with two different free festivals on tap: Mirliton Festival in the …

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Insider’s Guide: Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

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Now in its 15th year, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is one of New Orleans’ quintessential music festival experiences. Since its inception, the festival has hosted more than 2,000 musical acts, with a mixture of national headliners and local favorites, and one million attendants. In addition to musicians, the festival frequently features burlesque and circus acts, as well as …

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Prospect.3: A New Orleans Art Scavenger Hunt

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Starting Oct. 25, contemporary art invades every corner of New Orleans with Prospect.3, an international art biennial featuring work by 58 artists in 18 venues. Venues include New Orleans art galleries and museums, but you’ll also find art in outdoor spaces and even on a barge on the Mississippi River. There are also community events and parties held in conjunction …

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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: Lakeview

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Of the many diverse and interesting neighborhoods in New Orleans, Lakeview enjoys a special pride of place among New Orleanians. Developed in the middle of the 20th century, this charming neighborhood, bounded by City Park, Bayou St. John, Lakeshore Drive along Lake Ponchartrain and 17th Street Canal, is a quiet, suburban-like neighborhood with classic mid-century and new modern architecture. Its …

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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 wide variety of cultural experiences, ranging from classic Americana at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival to new works by independent filmmakers at the New Orleans Film Festival. Get in the mood for Halloween at the family-friendly Boo at the Zoo, or see something truly spooky (without the little ones in tow) …

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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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Halloween in New Orleans: Fun for Little Ones

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While Halloween offers plenty of fun and scary activities for adults, the holiday built around costuming and acquiring candy is inherently kid-friendly. We rounded up a list of Halloween activities in New Orleans that kids will love but adults should enjoy, as well. Events include traditional Halloween activities, a fundraiser, a haunted house on the water and even a dog-friendly …

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

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Fall festival season is in full swing this weekend in New Orleans, as the Louisiana Seafood Festival takes place all weekend long at City Park, with Japan Fest at NOMA as an added bonus on Saturday. Celebrate Latin American culture on Sunday at Audubon Zoo with Celebración Latina, or get cultured, Broadway-style at the Saenger Theatre, which hosts the musical …

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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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The Best of Both Worlds: the 2014 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

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In New Orleans, our best festivals are known nearly as much for their food as they are for their music. However, the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival takes it a step further and gives the food equal billing. Blues and barbecue are natural partners, and it’s only fitting that they’re celebrated together in New Orleans in one supercharged weekend.…

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GoNOLA Find: Planters Grove

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Tucked away in Central City and a few blocks north of the growing Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard lies a park you’ll go nuts for. In 2011, Planters, the national nut snack brand, opened the Planters Grove park as part of a sustainability initiative. Built by The Corps Network, the national member organization for Service and Conservation Corps, with its local …

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Halloween in New Orleans: Scary Haunted Attractions

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New Orleans is steeped in colorful and creepy history, so you know there’s plenty of spooky places to explore and haunted tales to uncover in the city around Halloween. But for thrill seekers and horror fans, only a proper haunted house will do. This is the perfect year to hit the city’s haunted attractions: the most well-known one, House of …

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

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If you’re looking for something to do this weekend in New Orleans, you’re in luck! The fall festival season kicks into full gear with Gretna Heritage Festival all weekend long. Celebrate the arts with gallery openings and more during Art for Art’s Sake on Saturday night, and check out the regional premiere of a new play, Shiner, at AllWays …

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Beer and Brats, Bavarian Style: 2014 New Orleans Oktoberfest

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Although a swig of cold, crisp beer feels right any time of year, it’s even more fitting in October. Pints might accompany us to the Voodoo Experience or Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, sure, but for an authentic Oktoberfest celebration, head to Kenner, where Deutsches Haus puts on a German heritage event spanning three weekends starting Oct. 10.

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Insider’s Guide: 2014 New Orleans Film Festival

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Locals know that the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), held Oct. 16-23 2014, is a treasure. A festival befitting Hollywood South but without the hefty price tag or impossible-to-access events, NOFF includes a mix of future Oscar winners, Louisiana made-films, and stuff you probably won’t see anywhere else. There’s also a good chance you might run into an actual celebrity, …

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

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From hip-hop on Frenchmen Street to funk rock Uptown, there is plenty of live music to get you moving this weekend in New Orleans. Whether you spend your weekend Stormin’ the Sazerac or watching bearded and mustachioed New Orleanians compete to see who has the fanciest facial hair, it’s bound to be a good time. And don’t forget to drink …

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