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Art for Art’s Sake – October 1st, 2011

New Orleans has two major art nights a year; White Linen Night, aptly named, is held in the summer and Art for Art’s Sake occurs in the fall. Many of the major local art galleries have opening receptions on the first Saturday evening of each month, but these two nights (occurring on the 1st Saturday of August & the first Saturday of October, respectively) are extra special. These events bring out the whole city to view the galleries’ new exhibitions, antique shops’ latest offerings, have a few drinks & schmooze. Unlike the regular monthly opening receptions, this is when the galleries display their crème de la crème. It is quite a grand affair; besides the art on display, in many areas, there are terrific live music performances for the crowds, wine and other cocktails are available at most of the venues…and all of this is FREE and open to the public! As the Crescent City begins to take its first few baby steps into fall, our annual art night out, is just around the corner on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 6-9pm.

There are two main drags where Art for Arts’ Sake occurs; the Warehouse Arts District (primarily along Julia St.) & further uptown along the Garden District portion of Magazine You’ll find a wide variety of fine art within The Warehouse Arts Districts, from the stretch of galleries along Julia St. to Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Camp St.  Just opposite the Ogden, the Contemporary Arts Center, or as locals simply call it, the CAC, also hosts a happening  party from 6pm-midnight, however, the CAC’s party is $10 per person.  Meanwhile, uptown along Magazine St., visitors can stroll from one art gallery to the next, with stops in between at high-end boutiques, antique stores, and jewelry shops. There are plenty of options to delight your eyes and keep you entertained for the evening.

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The Satchmo Summer Festival

New Orleans is known for its jazz history and culture. We honor this historical Jazz culture with a celebration of New Orleans own, Louis Armstrong “Satchmo.”  The New Orleans Satchmo Summer Festival is a free American Jazz festival put on by the French Quarter Festivals Inc. to celebrate the life and works of Louis Armstrong.  Featuring free local New Orleans jazz, the Satchmo Festival will be held from August 4th-7th in the French Quarter, at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint, only steps away from the French Market. read more »

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Upcoming July Festivals In New Orleans

Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans is a must for all those who love cocktails or want to experience the cocktail recipes and mixology New Orleans is famous for.  Held from July 20-24 2011. With over 150 events, for experts and amateurs alike, there is sure to be plenty to do for all at this unique festival. This is much more than a celebration but also a great learning experience. There are seminars, competitions, tastings, dinner pairings and workshops. Tickets are limited.
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Its Carnival Time in New Orleans

It’s that time of the year! The city is taking down Christmas decorations and putting up purple, green and gold. It’s a very magical and fun time. Being a native and taking all that our city has to offer for granted, we sometimes forget how these traditions are viewed from the outside world. Here is a list of questions that I am typically asked about  Mardi Gras in case you are  also curious about the basics of the celebration.

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New Orleans Christmas Concerts

New Orleans is celebrating Christmas! An endearing tradition is the Christmas concert series at the St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter.

Enjoy jazz, gospel, classical and traditional music performed by some of our finest local talent.

Mon.       Dec. 6th             Ellis Marsalis
Wed.       Dec. 8th             Zion Harmonizers
Sun.        Dec. 12th            Ingrid  Lucia
Mon.       Dec.  13th           Trish Foti Genco
Tues.      Dec.  14th            Danny O’Flaherty
Wed.       Dec. 15th            Tom McDermott
Thurs.     Dec. 16th            Philip Manuel
Sun.        Dec. 19th            St Louis Cathedral Basilica Concert
Mon.       Dec.  20th           Waltler Wolfman Washington
Tues.       Dec.  21st           Irvin Mayfield

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Holiday Home Tour in the Garden District

New Orleans has some of the most amazing architecture in the world. As you travel about the city, your eyes are drawn to the homes and you’ll find yourself wondering what lays behind those front doors. The Holiday Home Tour is a great way  to  take a peek.

Seven stunning Garden District homes, decorated for for the Christmas holiday will be open for viewing. There will also be  a holiday boutique available with a variety of vendors selling local wares – great opportunity for a bit of Christmas shopping.

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Festival of the Bonfires

One of the regions most enjoyed Christmas event is the Festival of the Bonfires in Lutcher. This is  a short 45 minute ride from your Garden District lodging and will take place over the weekend of December 10th.

 As the sun goes down, the call is made to light more than 100 wooden bonfires on both the east and west sides of the Mississippi River – a tradition that dates back to the 1880′s.

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