Festivals

Louisiana Lifetimes

NORTHERN March 1-4. Wrong Window. Ruston Community Theatre, Ruston. (318) 255-1450. March 3. Jonquil Jubilee Home and Garden Tour. Gibsland. (318) 843-6228. March 6. Monty Python’s Spamalot. Strand Theatre, Shreveport. (318) 226-8555. March 8. Jason Petty’s Hank and My Honky…

MARQUEE

OUR TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH’S EVENTS

Fleur de List

Day Parades 1. Rex. “Lore of the Ancient Americas” is this year’s Rex theme. Providing something that’s totally fresh in parade themes, the tableau will speak of native mythology, legends and images. The krewe works hard at developing an original…

Saints GAMEDAY Magazine

If you would like to get your hands on a New Orleans Saints GAMEDAY program for the Saints vs. Colts Sunday Night October 23, 2011 game call Renaissance Publishing at (504) 828-1380.

2012 Bridal Showcase

2012 New Orleans Bride Event of the Year - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Lionel Ferbos: 100 Years Young

While paying tribute to the centennial birthday of notable musical figures is not uncommon, actually having the honoree alive and still performing at the age of 100 is almost unheard of. Trumpeter and singer Lionel Ferbos was born on July…

Celebrating Haiti at the International Pavilion

“Wherever you go, there are paintings, there’s music, there’s dancing, there’s color. For three centuries, the people have known nothing but struggle. But they celebrate, like we do here.” - Paul Fowler, New Orleans native and co-founder of HeARTS for…

2011 Official Jazz Fest Program

If you would to pre-order your Official 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell Program call Tona at (504) 828-1380.  The cost is $5 plus shipping and handling.

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011 Lineup

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival announced the music lineup today for the 2011 festival scheduled for April 29 – May 1 and May 5 – 8. Jazz Fest incorporates a wide variety of music styles, from rock and…

New Orleans Bride 2011 Bridal Showcase

Join New Orleans Bride for its 2011 Bridal Showcase at Pat O’s on the River and The Riverview Room located at the Jax Brewery on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Visit with numerous bridal vendors,…

Bywater’s Musical Mirliton Festival

All of the city’s historic neighborhoods have their own character, but the sense of place in Bywater feels particularly intense, and this weekend brings an entertaining opportunity to soak it up.  This Saturday, Nov. 6, marks the annual Mirliton Festival…

Under a Voodoo Spell

I’m admittedly still very new to the city. I’ve lived here nearly three months and, though I grew up in Mandeville, am still in the endlessly entertaining process of discovering New Orleans. At the risk of revealing my own naïveté,…

Voodoo Vendors

Voodoo Experience vendors and artists are just as talented, innovative and diverse as the headlining performers, and it is inspiring to see how many creative people are making this Halloween weekend in City Park a colorful reality. Approximately 60 vendors…

A Week Filled With Local Music Fests

While showing a few out-of-towners around New Orleans recently, the daily music listings came over the car radio and unleashed a lengthy litany of gigs scheduled around the city that night. About halfway through the list, one of my guests…

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The calendar of events on myNewOrleans.com allows you to post your event for all the world to see and it is absolutely free. To post your event click here http://www.myneworleans.com/My-New-Orleans/Calendar/ and login. To see what events are happening in and around…

A YEAR-ROUND GUIDE TO LOUISIANA FESTIVALS

JanuaryLivestock Shows, New Iberia, iberiatravel.com/dail.phpNew Orleans Sugarbowl, New Orleans, Allstatesugarbowl.orgFebruaryAnnual Cajun Squeezebox Shootout, Jennings,squeezeboxshootout.comHere’s the Beef Cookoff, OpelousasCamellias in the Country, St. Francisville, audubonbirdfest.comBlack Heritage Festival, Lake Charles, bhflc.orgLouisiana Redbud Festival, Vivian, laredbud.comMarchUncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials, Winnfield,  cityofwinnfield.comCreole Festival,…

April Come She Will

One of my earliest childhood memories is of my mother doing housework. It sounds mundane enough, but my 2-year-old self didn’t see the sweatpants or rubber gloves; I saw an elegant lady with perfectly coiffed blonde hair and glamorous makeup.…