The wait is over for Literary fans all over the city and across the country. The lineup for the 31st annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is near! The lineup will announce a full listing of over 80 scheduled events at the star-studded festival. Special guests Robert Wagner and Jill St. John have been added to our diverse group as well as few special events, including an added event with Dick Cavett on Sunday. Robert Wagner is a celebrated author, actor, and producer: Hart to Hart, A Kiss Before Dying, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Laurence Olivier. Jill St.
Located at 708 Toulouse Street, artist Emilie Rhys creates original drawings created live during musical performances in New Orleans. "All drawings are started with pencil, locating the preliminary image on the sheet of paper. Fountain pens are utilized to create the final drawing. Later in my studio, I might add watercolor or gouache." Rhys says about her drawing process on her website. Read more here.
Registration for The Historic New Orleans Collection’s 22nd annual Williams Research Center Symposium is now open. The event, titled “Storyville and Jazz, 1917: An End and a Beginning,” will take place Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St. in the French Quarter.
Founded in 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries specializes in original paintings, sculpture and limited edition graphics. Boasting the largest collection of original works by 20th century masters Picasso, Chagall, Warhol and Erté as well as contemporary artists including Deyber and Murakami. Locals and out-of-towners delight in Martin Lawrence Galley's comprehensive showcase of original paintings, sculpture and limited edition graphics. 433 Royal Street. 504-299-9055 More info
Dressed in colorful tu-tu’s and hats, this fun parade marches through the French Quarter the Friday before Mardi Gras. In addition to its theme-related medallions and other throws, this krewe’s prized throw is a hand-decorated bra! More info
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. More info
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