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Easter in New Orleans is Different: Three Ways to Celebrate

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As with many holidays, New Orleans observes Easter in its own special way. Those who practice the Catholic faith recognize Easter as the end of Lent; many others consider the holiday a marker of the transition into spring: Easter presents opportunities both religious and secular to enjoy the holiday. This year, Easter coincides with Passover, which starts on Good Friday, …

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

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Eat, repeat. This weekend in New Orleans is chock full of foodie opportunities, from the annual Hogs for the Cause in City Park to NOLA FoodFest in French Market. An Easter egg hunt in City Park satisfies any candy cravings while a performance from comedian Chris Gethard sates an appetite for comedy. Voracious book readers can attend Tennessee Williams New …

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

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Capitalize on the gorgeous spring weather with plenty of outdoor events happening in New Orleans this weekend. NOMA starts its Movies in the Garden series with the adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday, while the Congo Square Rhythms Festival and a gardens tour through the Garden District (where else?) provide even more chances for a weekend spent …

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Video: Hayley and Will Sampson of Indywood

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If you’re in New Orleans and you want to see a movie, there are other options besides staying in with streaming video or going out to an overpriced multiplex. The city has several independent movie theaters where you can see local and independent films that you might not get to see outside of a film festival, or anywhere else. One …

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

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Get your green shirts ready – Tracey’s, Parasol’s, and Molly’s at the Market are just a few of the venues hosting St. Patrick’s Day festivities across New Orleans this weekend. The annual Lark in the Park gala takes place on Friday with proceeds benefiting City Park; you can also attend a rose sale in City Park on Saturday morning. Music …

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GoNOLA Tops: Top 5 New Orleans Irish Bars

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Everyone gets an opportunity to be Irish during New Orleans’ St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, when the city returns to the massive block parties and parades that left the streets after Mardi Gras just a mere month before. Even if you’re finally getting back to normal after the Carnival season, you might want to consider falling back off the wagon to …

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A Guide to Literary Adventure in New Orleans

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Expedia Viewfinder teamed up with GoNOLA to highlight ways to experience New Orleans’ literary side.

Sweeping oak trees, bayou shadows and literary geniuses make New Orleans a writer’s dream destination. Between Expedia Viewfinder’s love for exploring a city in new ways and New Orleans’ scholarly scene, it made sense to partner with GoNOLA to create a literary-inspired vacation in the …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with G-Eazy

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“When I moved here it was 2007, mixtape Weezy in his prime,” said prolific rapper, songwriter and producer, Gerald Earl Gillum, or G-Eazy. “You’d go to any bar and people knew all the mixtape songs word for word! Lil Wayne played Voodoo Fest the first year I ever went.”

G-Eazy grew up in Oakland, California but came to New Orleans …

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

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Cheers to the weekend! On Friday night, NOLA Brewing Tap Room will celebrate “six years of beers” with musical guests and plenty of brews. This weekend also offers an opportunity for kids to learn the basics of gardening at a class co-hosted by the National Environmental Education Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Cultural festivals make the scene, too: …

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Interview: Saeed Jones, LGBT Editor of Buzzfeed

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A 2013 Pushcart Prize Winner, Saeed Jones is the editor of BuzzFeed LGBT and author of the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise. Jones wrote about New Orleans in the BuzzFeed feature Inside the Oldest Gay-Owned Bookstore in the South, which is about Faubourg Marigny Art and Books on Frenchmen Street. He will be back in the city reading passages …

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New Orleans Picnic Guide

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Every year about this time, New Orleans slips into a beautiful period when the cold winds subside and the heat hasn’t quite made it to our doorstep. When this magical moment happens, grab your friends and hit up some great local shops and discover your new favorite picnic spot in NOLA.

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We’ve already discussed where to take a date …

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

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New Orleans taps into its balletic history this weekend. As one of the very first cities to introduce ballet into theaters, New Orleans also was home to Suzanne Douvillier, the first female choreographer in the United States. Dancers and spectators can enjoy the Fleur de Lis Semi-Finals Ballet Competition starting Friday; on Saturday, the New Orleans Ballet Association presents New …

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

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We suggest making the weekend after Mardi Gras a low-key one. Take the family to Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Saturday afternoon for Chinese New Year crafts and activities, or enjoy the inaugural Tulane Film Festival on Friday and Saturday. There’s also a bike workshop aimed at commuters and a new exhibit showcasing the private works of Edgar Degas. …

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Lunar New Year (Tet) Celebrations in New Orleans

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One of New Orleans’s largest immigrant waves in the last 40 years has been the Vietnamese. As the Communist regime took over Vietnam in the mid-1970s, the Catholic church resettled several thousand Vietnam natives here in South Louisiana. As with many other local ethnic groups, despite their tenure here, many people of Vietnamese ethnicity maintain their distinct ancestral culture and …

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GoNOLA TV: Romantic Date Ideas in New Orleans

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If you couldn’t already tell by the ubiquitous bright pink everything, Valentine’s Day is coming up. If you’re still trying to come up with something to do with your boo, we’ve got four romantic date ideas in New Orleans right here, whether it’s an awkward first date or you’ve been together for awhile and want to get out of your …

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Where to Watch New Orleans Pelicans Games

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There are an unbelievable number of opportunities to catch Pelicans in New Orleans, one just need to know where to look for the majestic birds that hold a special place in the hearts of locals. So if you’re up for a great night of entertainment checking out the birds’ huge wing spans; the seemingly impossible way they take flight; the …

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