Treat someone (or yourself!) to the gift of music this season while supporting local musicians with Preservation Hall. Members of its musical collective will deliver Preservation HALLiday Gram merchandise packages (complete with a performance!) in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes starting Frid… Read more

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After a difficult year (to say the least!), it seems like everyone is in the spirit to celebrate the holidays twofold. Singers Elizabeth Lyons and Corri English, in collaboration with Daou Vineyards and BMI, are spreading cheer with their new, catchy song called "Feelin' Like Christmas". Read more

Last week, The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) and Trombone Shorty Foundation (TSF) announced that its 2021 art and songwriting contest will be themed "Alone Together: Art in the Time of the Pandemic." The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors across the state and … Read more

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that beautiful weddings can still happen even in the toughest and most confusing of times. Valerie Gernhauser of Sapphire Events and Ruby and Pearl Events quickly jumped on the smaller wedding trend and created Minimal Matrimony for couples seeking to get… Read more

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When Jennifer Mattingly Rareshide was growing up in Texas, she performed in the Nutcracker with the Beaumont Civic Ballet for many Christmas seasons. "Beginning in the fourth grade and until my senior year in high school, my entire month of December was swept up in the magic of this classic … Read more

Presentation matters and beautifully wrapped gifts, complete with whimsical and elegant touches, play a starring role during the holiday season. This year, I turned to Josh Gurvitz, a local stylist and visual merchandiser, for professional tips and inspiration. In a year where I may not have… Read more

For an intimate dinner party celebrating Hanukkah, Tom Cianfichi of Hazelnut set a stylish table and bar for festive cocktails and holiday fare. Taking the theme "Festival of Lights" literally, he layered the tablescapes with an abundance of sparkling candlelight. Two beautiful Menorahs — on… Read more

The New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute is hosting a festive and COVID-friendly activity on its rooftop. This December, enjoy an intimate moving screening with a themed dinner, cocktail pairings, and panoramic views of the city.  Read more

If you like to wait until December to get in the holiday spirit, then this workshop is the activity for you! FAIT Nola is hosting its Holiday Wreath Making Workshop on Thursday, December 3 and Sunday, December 6 in the courtyard of the Merchant House. Four time slots are available and social… Read more

Interested in joining a book club, but not sure when you'll find the time to read? The Historic New Orleans Collection's Fine Print Book Club is an informal learning program that reads and discusses books related to the history of New Orleans. The group meets approximately six times a year v… Read more

Looking for a unique Halloween experience this year? Join JAMNOLA during their Halloween Artist Takeover with local costumer and makeup artist La Adorna. House of Eclectic Souls is a five-day event that begins Tuesday, October 27 through Saturday, October 27. The experiences on Friday and Sa… Read more

In Tara Shaw's book Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques, the designer shares tips, photography, and plenty of tales from her many years of antique wholesaling and travelling the world. Mark your calendar for these book signings where guests can visit with Shaw and walk away with a pers… Read more

Enjoy the cooler temperatures at the New Orleans Botanical Garden this month. Each Wednesday during the month of October, NOBG will extend its hours to 8 p.m. As always, admission on Wednesdays for Louisiana residents is complimentary, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Read more

Still brainstorming this year's Halloween costume? Take things up a notch with a locally made spooky crown or headpiece. Ellie Platt of Crowned by Ellie has released her first official Halloween collection featuring seven handcrafted pieces donning everything from spiders to sugar skulls.  Read more

Mark your calendars for Ogden Museum of Southern Art's O What a Night! Gala. The glamorous annual event will be taking place in homes across New Orleans through the museum's live and silent art auctions this October.  Read more

While most of the year's big events have been postponed or canceled, the New Orleans Museum of Art's annual Odyssey event will take place over five evenings in November and December. Guests can expect a fun, safe art- and musical-themed evening filled with libations, a three-course seated di… Read more

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Sheltering in place has reawakened a lot of things: homemade sourdough bread, trashy television shows (Tiger King, anyone?), and tried and true hobbies. Working out was no longer a chore, gardening gained many new fans, and testing out new recipes was suddenly a treat. Fend off boredom and r… Read more

Out of an abundance of caution, The Alliance Française of New Orleans has switched all Fall 2020 Session classes from in-person and hybrid to online. While taking online classes may feel unfamiliar, the school is well-equipped to teach students of all levels over Zoom and has plenty of virtu… Read more

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Ochsner Health is investing in New Orleans' youth with a pledge of $1 million to Son of a Saint. Officially announced this week, the total financial commitment will be extended over the next five years to expand the nonprofit organization's programming activities and accelerate its growth. T… Read more

Join the Historic New Orleans Collection this season for their slate of free Virtual Field Trips which are all open to the public. Students, parents, historic buffs, and more can explore New Orleans and Louisiana's vast history through the presentations and chat with THNOC staff. Read more

Beat the heat this season with the National WWII Museum. With measures in place including reduced capacity, enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols, and social distancing guidelines, locals and visitors can safely experience the acclaimed museum and its special exhibits, including Ghost A… Read more