Drink Like a Fish: Aquarium of the Americas’ Scales and Ales

        Ever heard the term “drink like a fish?” The saying couldn’t be a better fit for next weekend’s premier event, Scales and Ales (Friday, Sept. 20th), an annual celebration benefiting the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. … Continue reading

Where Color Meets White: Whitney White Linen Night Art Walk

      The arts scene comes alive at the tail-end of each summer when its Whitney White Linen Night weekend. Every year on the first Saturday evening of August—this year, it’s Saturday, August 3rd—Julia St in the Warehouse District comes alive … Continue reading

Luck of the Irish: St. Patty’s Day Celebrations in New Orleans

      Ask any native New Orleanian about their heritage, and you might be surprised by how often you’ll hear “Irish” as an answer. The large population of Irish folk has spurred long-standing traditions in the city to celebrate … Continue reading

Celebrating 2012 Fourth of July in New Orleans

It’s about to be the Fourth of July.  Again.  Our town was here before the American independence from Britain, but we’re not counting that, because we weren’t in the country then anyway.  Heck, some people think we’re still not really … Continue reading

Celebrating Juneteenth at Congo Square, New Orleans

The 19th of June is “Nineteenth,” a holiday begun in Texas and originating from President Lincoln’s proclamation that slaves were emancipated.   He made the announcement New Year’s Day, 1863, but in Galveston, Texas, the slaves didn’t get the word until … Continue reading