Steamboat Natchez Family Fun Day – Saturday, June 17, 2017

The school year is ending and the summer is fast approaching. The New Orleans Steamboat Company invites local families to celebrate summer at the annual Family Fun Day on the Steamboat NATCHEZ, the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River. This event will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 2:30-4:30pm. Boarding begins at 2pm. In addition to a two hour narrated cruise down the river, guests can learn how the NATCHEZ operates by visiting the steam engine room.

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With a backdrop of the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral, and a stone's throw from Jackson Square, Gallery Alro features thoughtfully curated collection of original paintings, glass and sculpture. The gallery is located at 837 Chartres Street. More info

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Concerts in the Courtyard series continues Friday, May 19

The Historic New Orleans Collection’s popular Concerts in the Courtyard series continues Friday, May 19 with the Sweet Olive String Band! A New Orleans-based group influenced by southern and rural song styles, the Sweet Olive String Band is known for vocal harmonies reminiscent of the country-brother duets of the 1930s and ‘40s. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the concert is from 6–8 p.m. THNOC’s Concerts in the Courtyard are an affordable way to enjoy live, authentic Louisiana music in the French Quarter.

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April 26th: Sippin the Courtyard at Maison Dupuy

Kick back and enjoy a cocktail at the Maison Dupuy's gorgeous courtyard. Happening the 26th from 5pm-8pm at the Maison Dupuy, located at 1001 Toulouse St. (corner Burgundy St.). This monthly event features Happy Hour prices for wine and beer, a specialty cocktail in honor of the monthly theme and Small Plates at Happy Hour prices from Executive Chef Matt Regan. Complimentary parking is provided in the hotel’s covered garage based on availability. The Bistreaux’s regular bar and daily dinner menu will also be available. For information, please call 648-6113.
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You're Invited: Artist Meet and Greet Reception at Martin Lawrence Gallery

Martin Lawrence Galleries, New Orleans, invites locals and Jazz Fest visitors to discover the bold artistry of contemporary master Mark Kostabi. Enjoy a rare chance to meet the artist, learn the symbolism behind his distinctive style and acquire original works. Entertainment and complimentary refreshments during the evening.

Martin Lawrence Gallery
433 Royal Street (in the heart of the French Quarter between Conti and St. Louis Streets)

Saturday, April 29, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Exhibit runs through May 2017 
RSVP requested but not required (504) 299-9055

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JIM GAFFIGAN: NOBLE APE TOUR SAENGER THEATRE: Friday, April 21 at 7pm ****EVENT RESCHEDULED**** “Due to a family emergency I must reschedule my shows this weekend.” – Jim Gaffigan Jim Gaffigan: ‘Noble Ape’ event scheduled to take place Friday, April 21 at Saenger Theatre has been rescheduled for Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7pm due to a family emergency. All tickets purchased for the Friday, April 21 event date will be honored at the new date Friday, November 3, 2017. Tickets on sale NOW at, All Ticketmaster Outlets, Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000

Music Inked Into Art

On Saturday, April 1st, Scene By Rhys Art Gallery (located at 708 Toulouse Street) is hosting an event that can't be missed! Resident artist Emilie Rhys will be painting a full color pastel of musicians as they perform.Coffee & tea will be offered. Music by Jackson Lynch & Co.
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Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is this week!

French Quarterly Magazine is a proud sponsor of this five-day festival is dedicated to the Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright, who spent many years living and writing in the French Quarter. The festival assembles some of the top playwrights, authors, actors, and speakers to sit on literary panels and provide master cla