winter 2021

It's Showtime!

December 07, 2021
Christmas Classics, Toe-Tapping Tunes and Dramatic Dances

While cool winter days bring less sunshine, there’s no shortage of exceptional entertainment to brighten your day. Whether your show style is classic or contemporary, comical or heartfelt, you’re sure to find something to excite your senses. From timeless theatrical performances and beloved holiday traditions to symphonic spectacles, it’s the most wonderful time of the year for lights, camera, action!

Saenger Theatre –

December 14–19

New Orleans Holiday Happenings

December 07, 2021
New Orleans is the ideal destination any time of the year, but it is especially magical in the fall and winter months. Boasting mild temperatures, unique traditions and an abundance of special events, our city embraces the holidays, which here begin in October and go through Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras Day on March 1, 2022.

Connecting Cultures through Music

December 07, 2021
The French Academy in Rome was founded in 1666 by Louis XIV and served from the 17th to 19th centuries as the pinnacle of study for select French artists who, having won the prestigious Prix de Rome (Rome Prize), were honored with a scholarship in the Eternal City for the purpose of the study of art and architecture. In 1803, Napoleon Bonaparte moved it to the Villa Medici with the intention of providing young French artists the opportunity to see and copy the masterpieces of the Antiquity and the Renaissance and send back to Paris the results of the inspiration they had gained in Rome.

Pack Santa’s Sack Along the French Market District Colonnade

December 07, 2021
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! My girlfriend, Sarah, and I always vow to give back to our community we love by doing all of our holiday shopping with local businesses. We love supporting the shops who give back to the city where we live, work, and play…this year more than ever. Our favorite wonderland is the French Quarter, so we always look forward to a shopping extravaganza there during the holidays. We shop till we drop, stop for lunch, and shop some more.

New and Renewed Restaurants

December 07, 2021
In a city notorious for its food scene, the New Orleans culinary landscape continues to evolve. New restaurants continue to pop up—including several ethnic eateries—while other favorites have undergone a sort of renewal. Despite all of the openings, closings and reinventing that the restaurant industry has recently experienced, one thing holds true: you do not have to look very hard or far to find a delectable dining experience in the Crescent City. Bon Appétit!

Barrilleaux’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
2000 Burgundy St;

Reveillon on the Rocks: A Toast to a New Year

December 07, 2021
Let’s toast to the New Year! May all your joys be true joys, and all your pain champagne! What a year 2021 has been! Yet New Orleans is always a place for celebration, and we will be among the first to pop a champagne cork or toast with a drink crafted for the season. The “holidaze” and cocktails go together like gumbo and filé! At this most festive time of year, cheers and toasts abound! Pop that cork at one of our local brand-new or classic traditional bars for holiday memories to cherish. There’s always a reason to gather with friends and family to toast each other and celebrate life.

The Human Canvas: Fine Art Body Painting

December 07, 2021
Craig Tracy, born and raised in New Orleans, is the owner of Craig Tracy’s Fine Art Body Painting Gallery. He has always known he would be an artist, and credits New Orleans’ authentic and vibrant culture as a significant factor in his passion, creativity and bliss. His family’s photo album is filled with images, capturing moments of the family members ritually painting each other’s faces for Mardi Gras, when individuality and self-adornment are considered standard practice.

Life Is Like a Ham Sandwich...

December 07, 2021
There is a very valid reason I refuse to run. If I think about it, I am sure I could come up with 72 valid reasons why I don’t run. But only this one applies here: I was running when I broke my foot in the second grade. Doctor Turner called it a clean break and said I would be in a cast for eight weeks while my broken foot healed. What? Eight weeks? I had chickens to feed, cousins to make jealous, and a father to raise. To boot, literally, I wasn’t given one of those super sleek boot things everyone gets today.