Sweatier, raunchier and may even artsier than White Linen Night, Dirty Linen Night rules this Saturday. (Photo: artsneworleans.org)

Dirty Linen Night take to Royal Street this Saturday

White Linen Night took over New Orleans’ Arts District last weekend, so that means it’s Dirty Linen Night’s turn to take over part of the French Quarter this weekend.

The annual gathering—slated for 6-9pm on Saturday, August 12—will feature between 30 and 40 participating galleries and antique shops across the an eight block stretch of Royal Street. Much like White Linen Night, these establishments will open their doors to the public and give out food and beverages (usually dirty martinis and dirty rice). Unlike White Linen Night, attendees aren’t encouraged to wear a particular type of garment.

In typically New Orleans fashion, Dirty Linen Night will feature musical performances, as well as wandering clowns, mimes and other forms of entertainment (in addition to whatever the French Quarter has to offer).

More information, including a list of participating galleries and shops, can be found via the event’s website.