Don’t miss this wild parade known for its wild satire, adult themes, and political comedy, as well as for showcasing some of the best brass and jazz bands in New Orleans! Bouncing into the role of Queen this year will be hip-hop artist, reality TV star and transgender rights advocate Big Freedia. More info
February 4 Get a closer look into the history of New Orleans. The theme of this year’s symposium presented by the Historic New Orleans Collection examines the ways in which the Storyville neighborhood and the Jazz musical movement have shaped perceptions of New Orleans around the world. More info
January 29 Held a short walk from the French Quarter at Champions Square, this delicious festival features a king cake tasting from the finest bakeries, live music and more. Benefits the pediatric programs at Ochsner. more information
January 12-15 This annual event has been attracting revelers from around the country for what’s known as “The Ultimate French Quarter Party”! Pardi Gras caters to a special group of people known as “Parrot Heads”. The nickname refers to their love of singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett’s music and lifestyle. The event is open to anyone that loves music and a good time! More info
PARADE UPDATE: The Krewe of Joan of Arc parade has been postponed due to weather. The parade will now roll on Saturday (Jan. 7) at 7pm.
'Tis the season to indulge in this classic New Orleans tradition...the Reveillon Dinner! Many restaurants in the French Quarter have created special 3 to 4 course dinners at delicious prices. Bon Apetite!
Caliche & Pao gallery, located at 312 Royal Street is known for exhibiting art that reflects the rhythm and raw beauty of the French Quarter. With each stroke of this married couples’ brush both artists create artworks that literally jump off of the canvases. The gallery features beautiful originals and prints that would make a perfect addition for your art collection. More info
In its 19th year, THE LION KING continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. The show will leap onto the Saenger Theatre stage for the first time Wednesday, Jan. 4, for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, Jan. 29! Tickets for THE LION KING start at $35 and will be available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, or purchase online , all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 982-2787.
For two decades, Stella Jones Gallery has played a pivotal roll in highlighting historical relevance of African American Art. The gallery fulfills its educational goals through lectures, panel discussions, intimate gallery talks and exhibitions with artists in attendance. Currently on exhibition are two Southern, mixed media artists, GEORGETTE BAKER of Atlanta and EPAUL JULIEN of New Orleans.