All About the Party!

February 01, 2018
Here in the Big Easy, one thing is for sure. We know how to “pass a good time,” let the good times roll, and we know how to throw a good party that people from far and wide come to attend. Mardi Gras and the French Quarter Festival, the largest free music festival in the South, are two shining examples of hospitality in our fair city where “hostess with the mostest” has a whole new ring.

Carl Mack... Mardi Gras Museum & Chris Owens, Queen of Bourbon Street

February 01, 2018
In a French Quarter version of a “rags to riches” story, Carl Mack, a Rochester, New York native first appeared in 1984 in his trademark red and white striped suit and straw hat playing his wheeled xylophone for tips in Jackson Square. Meanwhile, he was astutely observing the local culture thinking of ways he could carve out his niche in it. He expanded his repertoire of entertainment skills to juggling, face painting, balloon twisting, pantomiming, and basic magic tricks.

Spring 2018 Calendar of Events

February 01, 2018
February 2
Krewe of Cork Parade
Cheers! This walking krewe celebrates “everything wine.” About 200 members donned in wine and grape related costumes saunter through the French Quarter handing out wine centric throws to lucky recipients. kreweofcork.com

February 4
Krewe of Barkus Parade
This parade has gone to the dogs! Man’s best friend takes center stage in parade. Escorted by their human owners, dogs are dressed up in their festive costumes as they walk down the streets in the French Quarter. It’s a must see! Barkus.org

February 9

A Season of Performance and Celebration

February 01, 2018
While New Orleans sets the stage for one of the world’s most fascinating winter festivals, Carnival, culminating in Mardi Gras --- the city may make a stab at observing Ash Wednesday, or giving up a pleasure for Lent. However, despite observations and traditions, New Orleans kicks the entertainment and social scene into a higher gear.

RAW Entertainment!

November 06, 2017
New Orleans has a well-deserved and well-earned reputation as a town that really knows how to throw a party. So how does this town compare with others during a time of year when everyone is celebrating Holidays, New Year’s, and the like?

Needless to say, we don’t just measure up; New Orleans defines the Gold Standard.

Get ready to really kick the theatrical season into high gear in The Crescent City. Hang on tight-- it’s going to be a wild ride.

Reputation is Everything

November 06, 2017
Growing up afraid of my shadow was beneficial in many ways. One way was that I never got to know the wrath of the nuns in my Catholic grade school; my fear for them came built in. That wasn’t as true for many of my classmates who, at one point in time, met the short end of a ruler, a paddle, a knuckle, or, the cold glare from the Habit.

Dirty linen 2017 – The Science of a Good Party

July 27, 2017
Well hello fall, and hello Dirty Linen.

The science of making a great celebration even better is making sure all the key elements come together to at the right time, in the right place.

This time around, experience what you have come to expect and so much more, as the art galleries and merchants of Royal Street band together to bring New Orleans an original version of this much-anticipated event. This year the annual party will be held Saturday August 12th from 6-9 pm.

Staged... for Your Pleasure!

July 27, 2017
Mention New Orleans around the world and many thoughts spring to mind. Usually there’s music, great cuisine, fine beverages, historic architecture, and varying exciting entertaining events.

The city’s many joys are perfect for both indoor and outside attractions year-around. With festivals, concerts and stage presentations occurring in various locations throughout the city, each event adds their own vibe and ambiance to the unique culture of New Orleans.

These historic halls exude happiness which brings a look into the past of grand theatre, comfort, and cultural rewards.

Bywater Baby

July 27, 2017
In school, I hated math. The only math I enjoyed was counting the hours until history class. History was my ace because, as the name says, it’s a story…a true story about all the things that happened to make where we are and what we are doing today so important and special. New Orleans is steeped in history that runs up the river to the Garden District and down the once canal that is now I-10 to Lakeview.

Vieux Carré Voodoo and Restless Spirits

July 27, 2017
Founded in 1718, New Orleans has almost three centuries of French, Spanish, African, Native American, and Acadian history; our very rich and dark history is filled with violent deaths, which contribute to hauntings and paranormal activity. Legends of grisly murders, plundering pirates, voodoo spirits, and restless wanderers run rampant across the city.

Romantic French Quarter Weddings

May 02, 2017
Weddings in the French Quarter are as unforgettable and unique as the city itself, capturing the romance and timeless elegance of historic New Orleans. Romance, after all, has always found its home in the French Quarter and is one of the many reasons that New Orleans is a top wedding destination for those who want to live happily ever after. When it comes to celebrating in style, there is no place like the French Quarter.