Paint the Town Green

St. Patrick’s Day means there’s a parade in almost every part of town. Downtown there’s Molly’s at the Market’s annual parade through the French Quarter, which has plenty of walking krewes and riders in carriages (March 11). The sizeable Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club hosts celebrations in that neighborhood with Mass at St. Mary’s Assumption Church followed by a parade (March 12). A big St. Patrick’s Day parade rolls down Metairie Road (March 13). The Downtown Irish Club parade proceeds through the Bywater to Bourbon Street (March 17). Finishing the celebrations is the big Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade that takes over Metairie (March 20). Information, StPatricksDayNewOrleans.com


Good Eggs

Celebrate Easter in the most New Orleans way possible with parades in the French Quarter. For good Catholics, The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade starts at Antoine’s and heads to St. Louis Cathedral for Mass at 11 a.m. Later that day, Chris Owens hosts her annual Easter parade, followed by the Gay Easter Parade – be sure to wear your best bonnets. Information, FrenchQuarterEasterParade.com, GayEasterParade.com, NewOrleansOnline.com



The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival (March 30-April 3) is a feast for lovers of the playwright. This year’s fest, its 30th anniversary, features a production of The Glass Menagerie at Le Petit Théâtre (March 18-April 3. Information, LePetitTheatre.com) and of course, the famous Stella and Stanley shouting contest. Information, TennesseeWilliams.net



March 4-20. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. Information, RivertownTheaters.com

March 4 and 6. New Orleans Opera Association presents Dead Man Walking, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information, NewOrleansOpera.org

March 5-6, 12-13. New Orleans Spring Fiesta and Historic Home Tours, French Quarter. Information, SpringFiesta.com

March 8-13. The Book of Mormon, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com

March 8. Rihanna in concert, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com

March 10-23. The NOLA Project presents Sive, Ashe Power House Theatre. Information, TheNOLAProject.com

March 11. 311 Day concert, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com

March 11-12. BUKU Music + Art Festival, Mardi Gras World. Information, TheBukuProject.com

March 11-13. NOBA Presents Malpaso Dance Company, Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA. Information, NOBADance.com

March 11-20. Marry Poppins, Jefferson Performing Arts Center. Information, JPAS.org

March 18-20. Marigny Opera Ballet presents “Emerging Choreographers,” Marigny Opera House. Information, MarignyOperaHouse.org

March 19. New Orleans International Beer Festival, Champions Square. Information, Champions-Square.com

March 19-20. Congo Square New Worlds Rhythm Festival, Lafayette Square. Information, JazzAndHeritage.org/congo-square

March 20. Mardi Gras Indians’ Super Sunday

March 26. Crescent City Classic. Information, CCC10K.com

April 1-2. Hogs for the Cause, City Park Festival Grounds. Information, HogsForTheCause.org

April 2. NOBA Presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information, NOBADance.com




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