19th Annual VOODOOFEST, Tuesday, Oct 31

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.

THNOC to screen "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

For its 15th Les Comédiens Français Lecture, The Historic New Orleans Collection will screen the silent film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” – Universal’s 1923 film version of Victor Hugo’s “Notre-Dame de Paris” – with live, improvised musical accompaniment by former St. Louis Cathedral young-artist-in-residence, pianist Karol Mossakowski.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, from 6–8:30PM at THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street.

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The Orleans Ballroom Celebrates 200-year Anniversary

NEW ORLEANS Sept. 7, 2017 - The Bourbon Orleans Hotel, located at 717 Orleans St., directly behind St. Louis Cathedral, captivates visitors with its rich, 200-year history, including being one of the most architecturally significant buildings of its time; a nexus for 19th-century social culture and an opulent ballroom where quadroon ladies were introduced to Creole gentlemen; a courthouse; a convent for a Catholic order of free women of color; and now a luxuriously renovated hotel in the heart of the French Quarter.

Halloween-themed tours of THNOC’s Louisiana History Galleries return

Just in time for Halloween, The Historic New Orleans Collection is offering visitors a glimpse into the city’s ghastly past with special guided tours of its Louisiana History Galleries. At 11 a.m. on Tuesday–Sunday, Oct. 24–31, 2017, THNOC is offering “La Danse Macabre: The Nightmare of History.” This fascinating one-hour, fact-based tour will explore of the city’s more gruesome historical records, many of which went on to fuel local lore. Due to the nature of the content, this tour is not recommended for audiences under 13. Admission is $5 or free for THNOC members.


Immerse yourself in a dynamic juxtaposition of stunning artworks by many of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Join Martin Lawrence Gallery for a world-class exhibition of original paintings, etchings, and lithographs celebrating the spirit and genius of Modern Masters Picasso, Chagall, Miró, Dalí. This special reception and exhibit offers a rare opportunity to collect one of over 80 fantastic original works.

433 Royal Street

Saturday, October 21 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Refreshments and entertainment throughout the evening. Exhibit runs thru November 12

NEW RESTAURANT: Welcome to the French Quarter, Curio!

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA- Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts is proud to announce the opening of Curio, an eclectic bistro, at the corner of Royal and Bienville streets in the French Quarter. Executive Chef Hayley Vanvleet leads the kitchen while General Manager Landon Labor oversees the operations for this exciting, new restaurant situated among world-famous art galleries and antique shops on Royal Street.

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"From Cuba to New Orleans" Series Kicks off at The Historic New Orleans Collection

Join The Historic New Orleans Collection, the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, and the National Park Service for "From Cuba to New Orleans," a series of events with internationally acclaimed pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine. * * *

The Historic New Orleans Collection presents Francisco Bouligny Lecture Tuesday, September 26 | 6:30 p.m. | Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street Admission is free. | Reservations: or (504) 523-4662

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An Opening Reception with Artist Anne Faith Nicholls for Premier New Orleans Exhibition

Martin Lawrence Gallery New Orleans invites the public for the unveiling of an exclusive new body of work capturing the history and mystery surrounding the artistic soul of New Orleans. Art lovers will not want to miss this rare opportunity to meet the artist and acquire her latest original creations during the evening.

Martin Lawrence Gallery 433 Royal Street (at St. Louis Street, in the block of Brennan’s Restaurant)

Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Exhibit runs through the end of September

Entertainment and light refreshments