A zombie with a disfigured, bloody face staggers down a dark, wooded path. A sinister clown carrying a red balloon skips across an empty field. And as three adults creep past a heap of architectural ruins, a crimson demon with twisted horns lunges…
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
Adding musical flavor to Emeril Lagasse Foundation Boudin, Bourbon & Beer 2018 will be Americana/roots bands and musicians Railroad Earth, Donavon Frankenreiter, Lilli Mae and the Honey Island Swamp Band.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
If nothing else, the tricentennial celebrations this year have given New Orleans plenty of opportunities to look at itself.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Diamond Rio and Kellie Pickler headline the country-music KENNER FREEDOM FEST at Williams Boulevard and the lake, starting 2 p.m. Sunday. Also: kids activities, food and a fireworks finale. The fest is free; parking is $5.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Fried chicken is obviously the main dish at the National Fried Chicken Festival presented by Raising Cane’s. But the free festival will also serve up a buffet of local music in Woldenberg Riverfront Park on Sept. 22-23.
There are events celebrating queer pride in most major American cities. So why, exactly, do tourists fly across the country and around the world — many returning each year — to Southern Decadence?
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
If you find yourself among the upward of 200,000 Southern Decadence revelers in the French Quarter this weekend, remember that you’re not just participating in one of the most raucous street parties in New Orleans.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
If there’s any question that New Orleans has one of the most radically vibrant, diverse and flat-out outrageous queer art scenes in the country, look no further than a group show at the Oleander Gallery, 1000 Royal St. in the French Quarter this weekend.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
In all its color, celebration, and controversy, the history of Southern Decadence over the past five decades is the history of New Orleans' LGBT community.
Friday, August 10, 2018
The RED DRESS RUN takes to the French Quarter with a flock of rosy frocks and loads of fun. The Hash House Harriers charity event kicks off at Crescent Park, 1008 N. Peters St., at 9 a.m. Saturday. $45 and up.
Thirteen years after Hurricane Katrina, the last damaged New Orleans public library is finally back. Celebrate at NORA NAVRA LIBRARY'S GRAND OPENING, 1209 St. Bernard Ave., with food, giveaways and more, beginning 11 a.m. Saturday.
Friday, July 20, 2018
The LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN SHOW DEER, DUCK & FISHING EXPO is the largest in the state, complete with celebrities, vendors, seminars and more, Friday through Sunday. $12, $6 ages 6-12. Mercedes-Benz Superdome. louisianasportsmanshow.com.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Northshore Harbor Center's NORTHSHORE FAMILY FUN DAY is a great summer celebration with family fun, music, vendors, a firetruck, obstacle course, characters and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. (985) 781-3650. no…
Friday, July 13, 2018
Allons Enfants! The BASTILLE DAY FÊTE has music, dancing, food, films puppets and more in a celebration of the storming of the French prison that marked a turning point in that nation's revolution. 6 p.m. Friday, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Colli…
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Standing on the floor of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday night, Ed Lewis took a moment to ponder the 2018 Essence Festival’s success.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Some people think of July in New Orleans as a quiet month — a stretch that leaves the city feeling less populated. For centuries, our ancestors fled summer nuisances like malaria and yellow fever. Even today, many decamp for vacations to points no…
Friday, July 06, 2018
Thursday, July 05, 2018
When rapper and actress Queen Latifah shot scenes for the hit movie comedy “Girls Trip” during the 2016 Essence Festival, many seats in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome were empty.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Murder, mayhem and a trio of witches are all in store as "Macbeth" unfolds on stage, part of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University.
Music, food and fireworks mark the SLIDELL HERITAGE FESTIVAL Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Entertainment by the New Orleans Mystics — Days of Motown, 7 Bridges — Ultimate Eagles Experience and Bag of Donuts following the 9 p.m. fireworks. No food or…
Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day this evening at the COPELAND'S CHICKEN JAM, a benefit to fight cancer, with live music, food vendors kids' activities and more. 5 p.m., UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. $12 advance, $15 doo…
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
The LOUISIANA CATFISH FESTIVAL starts Friday at 5 p.m. and runs through Sunday, with carnival rides, contests, live music and competitions. St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church, 17324 La. 631, Des Allemands. louisianacatfishfestival.com.
Monday, June 18, 2018
After what appears to be the final round of talent announcements, the roster of the 2018 Essence Festival is finally set.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Avast, matey! The PIRATE BALL comes aboard for Odyssey House Louisiana, with food, libations, entertainment by the Sirens marching club and silent auctions. 8 p.m. Friday at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $50 and up. ohlpirateball.com.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
What makes for a 20th anniversary Voodoo Music + Arts Experience? Pretty much the same thing as the festival’s 18th and 19th editions.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Mumford & Sons, rapper/actor Childish Gambino and the indie rock band Arctic Monkeys are slated to headline the 20th anniversary Voodoo Experience in City Park this fall.
Monday, June 04, 2018
In a clever promotional stunt, producers of the 2018 Voodoo Experience stationed a Zoltar fortune-telling booth at the Dat Dog restaurant on Frenchmen Street on Saturday night. Between 8 p.m. and midnight, the mechanical Zoltar dispensed clues abo…
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
When Sal Sunseri was a baby, he says, he guzzled oyster juice out of a bottle.
Monday, May 28, 2018
Just like the three acts that preceded him at Bayou Country Superfest on Sunday, Chris Stapleton scored points by name-checking the night’s esteemed headliner.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Producers of Sunday's Bayou Country Superfest at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome have released additional details on performance times, parking and other logistical aspects.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
On Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Bayou Country Superfest will present arguably the best single-day roster in its history.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
With rainy weather in the weekend forecast, the New Orleans Greek Festival will begin a day early this year, adding what organizers are calling a "soft opening" on Thursday. This extra day is all about the food.
Cuban habaneras, Eastern European gypsy music and Argentine klezmer styles combine with elements of early and contemporary New Orleans jazz to give an international flavor to this year’s Birdfoot Festival of chamber music, opening Tuesday and runn…
Friday, May 18, 2018
After severe storms tore through the Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival on Friday, the music is set to begin again on Saturday.
The banks of Bayou St. John are the place to get your boogaloo on for the annual MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO, a three-day festival of music, food, arks and kayaking along the calm waters. 5 p.m. Friday, 500 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans. the…
For Friday through Sunday, the banks of Bayou St. John and the Holy Trinity Cathedral and Cultural Center become a satellite of Greece for the annual GREEK FESTIVAL of food, fun, dancing, culture, beverages and some tricentennial moments this year…
THE CREOLE TOMATO FESTIVAL is the celebration of the red, ripe delicacy, with cooking demonstrations, food booths, entertainment, kids' activities, a run/walk and the Bloody Mary Market in Dutch Alley. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; Frenc…
Thursday, May 17, 2018
On the eve of the 2018 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, organizers announced that admission will be free, as it has been for the previous 12 editions of the festival along the banks of Bayou St. John.
Here's a PDF of the entertainment cubes for the 2018 Bayou Boogaloo on the banks of Bayou St. John in New Orleans. Save this page on your phone, print out this schedule and take it with you, or look for a copy in Thursday's Beaucoup section of The…