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Mart for Art’s Sake: Mid-City resident showcases New Orleans in reverse glass paintings

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger Visual artist and Mid-City resident Megan Barnes has been showing and selling her work at the Arts Market for about seven years. “A friend, who is an art collector told me about it,” says Barnes. “I really liked the fact that people could talk to and interact with the creators Read More…

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Mid-City restaurants celebrate the holidays with Revéillon dinners

Three Mid-City restaurants are honoring the Revéillon tradition with prix fixe menus that reflect their style and cuisine.  The local Revéillon dinners were inspired by the early Creole residents celebrating the start of Christmas with a big family meal after midnight Mass. This European tradition was used to break the daylong fast leading up to Read More…

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Chickie Wah Wah to celebrate its reopening Wednesday under new owners

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger After spending the summer shuttered, Mid-City music venue Chickie Wah Wah,  will reopen on Wednesday (Dec. 7 ). The club has been recovering from the loss of original owner Dale Triguero, who died in July 2021, as music venues everywhere still struggled with pandemic shutdowns and slowdowns.  Triguero moved to Read More…

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Supernova to light up the Greenway Plaza this weekend

The Supernova will light up the Lafitte Greenway Station and Plaza this weekend with a luminescent outdoor art exhibit, live music and a holiday market. The Greenway’s annual fundraiser highlighting New Orleans culture, music, food and art will be held evenings beginning Thursday (Dec. 8) and ending Saturday (Dec. 10). The free, outdoor experience will Read More…

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Viewpoint: Relationship between Mayor Cantrell and City Council reaches new low

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist This week’s drama that pitted Mayor LaToya Cantrell against City Council President Helena Moreno and the majority of council members is just another example of the deep rift between the two branches of city government. Don’t expect it to heal anytime soon. The council was quick to call out Cantrell Read More…

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Deutsches Haus’ holiday market brings Germany to bayou

The Deutsches Haus is holding its fourth annual Christkindl Markt this weekend over three days, from Friday (Dec. 2) to Sunday (Dec. 4) In the centuries-old tradition of German Christmas markets, there will be booths for holiday shopping and treats. New this year will be evening shopping under lights. The market will feature items from Read More…

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Development planned for Canal and Carrollton to feature juice bar

By Macie Batson, Mid-City Messenger A new building planned for a prominent Mid-City corner will include a healthy choice for juice enthusiasts. Main Squeeze Juice Co., a fast-casual juice and smoothie bar, plans to open its doors in the fall of 2023 on South Carrollton Avenue and Canal Street. Local developer Vincent Marcello owns the Read More…