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Mid-City home featured in PRC’s Shotgun House Month

The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans is bringing back Shotgun House Month in a virtual format throughout June. Shotgun House Month is a series of house tours and programs that highlight the history and the distinctive design of of these quintessentially New Orleans homes. This year, the Preservation Resource Center will forego in-person tours Read More…

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Fortier Park cleanup scheduled for Saturday morning

Alcée Fortier Park is due for a spring cleaning, so volunteers are gathering Saturday (May 1) morning from 8 to 11:30 a.m. to cut back freeze damaged plants, weed and mulch the beds, and plant some warm season flowers. Volunteers are also needed to install a fountain and to sweep and clean up the  perimeter Read More…

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Bayou Boogaloo festival will go on in May, but without the bayou

The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo will take place on its usual mid-May weekend this year, featuring top local musical acts like the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, 101 Runners, Cha Wa and Tank & the Bangas, plus an art market. There’s one major difference, however: There will be no bayou at the 2021 Bayou Boogaloo. No kayaks, no Read More…

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Kumasi Afrobeat Orchestra debuts new record in Mid-City

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger There was a lot going on Sunday (April 18) when the Kumasi Afrobeat Orchestra celebrated the release its latest record with a backyard concert on North Rendon Street in Mid-City. The concert was a tribute to the late Nigerian percussionist Tony Allen, considered the godfather of Afrobeat music. Kumasi calls Read More…

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Pop-up exhibit shows house floats you may have missed

A pop-up exhibition of the House Float art installations that dotted New Orleans’ neighborhoods during the 2021 Carnival season is on display for the next two weekends at the Contemporary Art Center, while the pieces are auctioned off online. These are the “Hire a Mardi Gras Artist” floats co-sponsored by the Krewe of Red Beans. Read More…

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Sponsored: New ‘Pop-Up @ Tchoup’ with local food vendors and live music debuts this Saturday

New Orleans’ hottest new culinary pop-up is here This Saturday and every Saturday this spring, Rouses Markets will host a family-friendly weekend vacation for your tastebuds. Nearly 20 local food vendors from all over the city will be featured at Pop-Up @ Tchoup, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rouses at 4500 Tchoupitoulas Read More…

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The Weekly Broadside: Inauguration Watch Party, Flea Market, Big Sam’s Funky Nation

The Broadside is the sister business of The Broad Theater. This new outdoor, open-air venue hosts movies, music, magic, muppets, and more. The Broadside has a full bar, hot dogs, and of course, the best popcorn in town. Click each event to find out more. Happening This Week Wednesday, Jan. 20 (today) Inauguration Watch Party 11 a.m. to Read More…