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The Bumble House x Mardi Gras @ The Bumble House
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Bumble House x Mardi Gras @ The Bumble House | | |

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler on Bumble! Join us at our balcony at 232 Bourbon Street for free drinks, merch, and music on Saturday, February 22 from 12:00-4:00pm. Show your active Bumble profile for entry + free drinks (while supplies last)! You can be active on any of our modes: Date, BFF, or Bizz to enter. You must be 21+ to enter. No outside drinks.

37th Annual French Quarter Fest Gala Presented by Chevron @ The Fillmore New Orleans
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
37th Annual French Quarter Fest Gala Presented by Chevron @ The Fillmore New Orleans | | |

French Quarter Fest presented by Chevron kicks off the 2020 festival season on Friday, March 6, 2020, with its annual gala fundraiser at New Orleans’ state-of-the-art entertainment venue, The Fillmore New Orleans. Evan Christopher and David Torkanowsky will perform at the 7 p.m. patron party that precedes the gala. Gala guests will experience a night with New Orleans’ bilingual pop band Sweet Crude and Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band. Sweet Crude’s unique style of French and English lyrics are punctuated with pop-rock tunes from the six-piece band, and no band exemplifies the essence and soul of New Orleans like Rebirth Brass Band. The gala will feature a full open bar, dinner, and a silent auction. The night’s entertainment is a prelude to the full suite of Louisiana music at the festival.

2020 honorees include musician Walter “Wolfman” Washington, OffBeat Magazine publisher Jan Ramsey, and Vance Vaucresson of Vaucresson’s Sausage. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. will also honor the late Earl Bernhardt and Tropical Isle for years of support and commitment to the French Quarter community.

The gala serves as a fundraiser for the non-profit French Quarter Festivals, Inc. and provides fans with a direct way to support the organization. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at Gala tickets are $155 or fans can upgrade their experience by purchasing VIP Patron tickets for $250. In addition to single tickets, tables are available for local businesses and team leaders who want a way to support the free French Quarter Festival and provide employees or important clients with an unforgettable VIP experience.

Psychedelic Sunday Burlesque @ Hi-Ho Lounge
Mar 8 @ 10:30 pm
Psychedelic Sunday Burlesque @ Hi-Ho Lounge | | |

Vivacious Miss Audacious presents:
Immerse yourself in a surreal evening of burlesque filled with untold delights, vibrant colors, wild sensations and outrageous acts!

Hosted by GoGo McGregor, featuring a rotating cast of guest stars.

Cole Swindell in Concert @ The Filmore
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm

Come check out Cole Swindell on his Down To Earth Tour in New Orleans!

Houston Ballet Performance @ Mahalia Jackson Theater
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Houston Ballet returns on March 28 for the first time in over a decade with a beautiful performance that spotlights the company’s legacy as “a leading force in the dance world” (Pointe Magazine). Looking to the future and honoring the past, this exquisite company of elite artists presents an evening of ballets that have all been created especially for Houston Ballet, including spectacular revivals and new premieres.

NOBA season ticket subscribers save up to 20 percent off the single ticket price by purchasing a season ticket package. The Grand Series package of all four performances ranges from $136 to $520. The flexible Build-a-Series package allows season ticket holders to design their own season package and starts at $108. Discounts are also available for students with a valid student ID. Single tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000 or visiting