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John “Papa” Gros premieres Mardi Gras music video

Tonight (February 14), acclaimed pianist, vocalist and songwriter John “Papa” Gros will perform a special “Carnival Kickoff” concert at Tipitina’s, where he’ll be joined by Mark Mullins from Bonerama plus opener […]

Louis Moreau Institute for New Music Performance to host festival

The Louis Moreau Institute for New Music Performance celebrates its sixth season with a 2020 festival at the Marigny Opera House on March 9 at 7:30 p.m. and in Tulane’s […]

Galactic, Partners-N-Crime, Flow Tribe & more set for YLC concert series

On March 11, a new season of the YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series will kick off. The YLC — Young Leadership Council — announced its 2020 performance schedule […]

2020 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival shares lineup, schedule

The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival returns for its 2020 edition March 28-29 in New Orleans’ Armstrong Park. BeauSouleil avec Michael Doucet, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas and Sean Ardoin are […]

Krewe du Vieux’s 2020 Mardi Gras parade was full of d*cks

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, Krewe du Vieux rolled its 2020 Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Its phallic satire was front and center, as was its signature irreverent humor. […]

American-Chinese eatery Blue Giant is a new star on the dining scene

I’m not usually one for formalities. I tend to lean towards things that are on the cusp, a little irreverent and not done by the book. I figured the start […]

Patois Film Festival Presents New Co-Directors and Festival Dates

The Patois Film Festival — formally known as the Patois New Orleans International Human Rights Festival (PATOIS) — announced its new co-directors, Zandashé Brown and Zaferhan Yumru, along with dates […]

Check out photos from the 2020 Krewe Bohème Mardi Gras parade

On Friday, February 7, 2020, Krewe Bohème rolled its 2020 Mardi Gras parade through the Marigny and French Quarter neighborhoods of New Orleans. Check out photos of the parade — […]

New Orleans Oyster Festival to host fundraiser on Feb. 13

For a decade, the New Orleans Oyster Festival has hosted its annual event in an effort to raise awareness about the Louisiana Gulf Oyster, as well as coastal erosion and […]

Dwayne Dopsie to perform at Mardi Gras Mask Market

The New Orleans French Market continues its now 37-year tradition with the annual French Market Mardi Gras Mask Market which is held February 21-24, 2020. The Market will welcome 12 […]