22nd Annual Williams Research Center Symposium

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

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King Cake Festival

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

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Pardi Gras 2017

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

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Reveillon Dinner Delights

'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!

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ART SPOTLIGHT: Caliche & Pao

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

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The Lion King is Leaping into NOLA Jan 4-29th at the Saenger Theatre

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.

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ART SPOTLIGHT: Stella Jones Gallery

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.

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Organ Recital by Emmanuel Arkelian at St. Louis Cathedral

Organ recital by Emmanuel Arakélian. Young Artist in Residence of the St. Louis Cathedral. Free and open to the public. Thursday, December 15, 6:00 pm at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis, King of France on Jackson Square, New Orleans.