The 9th Annual Joan of Arc Parade, held each year on Joan of Arc's birthday, January 6th (also Twelfth Night), is seeking applicants for its 7th annual "Maid of Honor" contest. Applicants must be between 16 and 19 years of age, speak some French, be knowledgeable of Joan of Arc's story and find relevance in it, and demonstrate considerable community leadership and compassion. Completed applications are due by November 28th, which include an essay, recommendation letter, and proof of community service and community leadership.
November 20th at 6pm the St. Louis Cathedral is hosting an organ recital by Jean-Baptiste Monnot, organist of the famed Cavaille-Coll organ of the Abbey Church of St. Ouen, Rouen, France. As a concert organist, he performs more than 100 recitals a year throughout France, Australia, Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, and the United States. In 2015, Figaro newspaper of Paris named him one of three young organists to watch. He has served as the artistic director of the annual festival Le Printemps des orgues in Mantes-la-Jolie, France.
Thursday November 17, 2016, The French Market Corporation hosts its annual tree lighting at Washington Artillery Park, across from Jackson Square. The lighting is the first event on the Christmas New Orleans Style calendar, ushering in the holiday season in New Orleans. The evening begins with a musical performance of jazz holiday music by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Centennial Band at 5:00 p.m. At 5:45 p.m., civic leaders will speak and the tree will be lit at 6:00 p.m.
Bourbon House wants you to Compare, Contrast, Enjoy! Every Thursday, Bourbon House receives a delivery of three different select oysters from various Gulf regions. All regions specialize in aquaculture oyster harvesting, which produces a more developed briny and rich flavor. More info
November 3rd from 5pm-7pm at the 500 block of Saint Peter Street is the Third Annual Baroness Pontalba Birthday Bash! Celebrate the Upper Pontalba Building's namesake by shopping, sipping, and enjoying live opera--and cake! Spend $25 in one of our Upper Pontalba retail shops and receive a raffle ticket to win one of the following: $50 Gift Certificate to Aerosoles, Gift Certificate to New Orleans School of Cooking, Specialty candles from OMG! New Orleans.
Served every Sunday from 10:30am - 2:30pm, dine on classic favorites including fried chicken and waffles, turtle soup, and crab omelets, while enjoying live jazz music. Bottomless mimosas too! Click here for full menu
Happening November 5th, this colorful festival at Louis Armstrong Park begins with a parade that rolls down Canal Street with masqueraders dancing to the beat of steel pan and Soca music. The party keeps on going with vendors selling mouth watering Caribbean dishes and tropical drinks. FREE to attend. More info
Happening October 26th. Get your laugh on at the Foundation Room! Comedy Gold is a live stand-up comedy show presented by House of Blues New Orleans, featuring the best and brightest from New Orleans, and special guests from your favorite stand-up comedy TV shows. http://www.houseofblues.com/neworleans/EventDetail?tmeventid=0&offerid=36241
VOODOOFEST is a FREE annual festival, held EVERY Halloween, which celebrates the Voodoo religion's many important contributions to New Orleans' traditions. VOODOOFEST’s primary goals are to honor the Ancestors, educate the public about this widely misunderstood religion & to preserve and celebrate the unique Spiritual & Cultural Heritage of New Orleans.
Disease, disaster, sinister spirits, and murder most foul: French Quarter Phantoms’ New Orleans Ghost tour and Vampire Tour combo is spooky fun! The Ghost and Vampire walking tours are guided by Master Storytellers who are fully licensed by the City of New Orleans. It’s the French Quarter you want to know, as only French Quarter Phantoms can show it to you! Tours begin at 6 pm and 8 pm Nightly. More info