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Bibliophiles everywhere can rejoice in a new month of fresh releases to tuck into. From chick lit to biographies, November delivers plenty of captivating material. We narrowed down the list to three books—all written by females—that are worth picking up at Garden District Book Shop. Happy reading!  Read more

Spooky season continues with a special screening presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection. On Tuesday, November 5th, The Phantom of the Opera (the silent one) will be shown with music by pianist Pierre Queval. The French-born musician, who was the young-artist-in-residence at the St.… Read more

Working on Saturdays in the Fall has become the new normal for Emily Villere Dixon. She's in her eighth season as the coordinator of offensive operations for the LSU Football team, while also serving as a multi-media reporter for LSUsports.net. On a weekly basis, she interviews head coach Ed… Read more

It's no secret that New Orleans loves Halloween. As the most haunted city in the country, it's no surprise that residents do their part to keep the spirit alive with incredible displays throughout the month. While most add a few pumpkins and skeletons to their lawn or porch, others take it t… Read more

Looking to become more involved in the arts? The New Orleans Opera Association has three membership groups worth considering. Each is open to both opera beginners and super fans, and offers calendars filled with events and social opportunities. Whether you're hoping to give back to the arts … Read more

Easy Does It, a retro road trip flick, will premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival on Friday, October 18th. The evening will also serve as the hometown debut for New Orleans-based director Will Addison, who graduated from University of New Orleans and was active in their film school. The … Read more

With cooler temperatures (for now at least) and Halloween swiftly approaching, New Orleans has fully embraced all things spooky. From visiting "Skeleton House" on Saint Charles to dining at haunted spots like Cavan or Muriel's, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the holiday. Belo… Read more

The New Orleans Museum of Art's most anticipated event of the year is just weeks away. The Odyssey Ball returns Friday, November 15th and raises the funds necessary to support the museum's exhibitions and educational programs. This year's bash is themed Mystère Louisiane. Read more

Shuck Cancer, presented by Latter & Blum and hosted by Superior Seafood, is returning for a second year to Napoleon Avenue this November. The funds raised from the lively oyster-filled fete will benefit the American Cancer Society's local Access to Care Program. Read more

Hunter Cole, an artist and scientist, will give New Orleanians the chance to experience both art and science at the same time. Her interactive event titled GLOW: An Illuminated Living Art Experience, will be held Thursday, October 10th from 6-10 p.m. at the Zeitgeist Theatre. Read more

"Carmen is the one you have been warned about. And you still fall in love," reads the description by New Orleans Opera. The famous French opera set in Seville, Spain will be performed Friday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Perform… Read more

The start of a new month means a fresh set of books to dive into. From first time memoirs to collections of short stories, October's newcomers are already creating well-deserved buzz. Pick up one of these three books the next time you visit Garden District Book Shop! Read more

Call all Patrick Swayze fans! The Inaugural New Orleans Swayze Fest takes place this Saturday, September 28th and will celebrate the life of the late actor. Popping up at Petit Rouge Cafe, guests will commemorate the Dirty Dancing star with a movie screening, costume contest, trivia about th… Read more

If you're already dreaming about this upcoming weekend, you aren't alone. It's hard not to think about all of the delicious events taking place in New Orleans! From cocktail-centric parties to a fried chicken lover's mecca, there are plenty of tasty options to add into your weekend plans. Ch… Read more

It's hard to believe that it has been over 20 years since Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City was published. The book launched the iconic HBO series (six seasons and two movies) that is still just as beloved today as it was in the early oughts. In Bushnell's most recent release, the author g… Read more

Between LSU and Saints (and Tulane!) football seasons, it can be hard to remember the numerous festivals held in the city during the fall. But as the weather finally cools off, and you’re looking for fun things to do outside of a stadium, there are many festivals around the city to choose fr… Read more

Date nights have many forms: first date, a "just because" date, an anniversary, or even a friend date! Switch things up from your go-to restaurant or bar and try something new in New Orleans. From dressing up and attending a hypnotizing orchestra concert to bonding over food you've prepared … Read more

Now that you’ve prepared the perfect black and gold game day outfit, procured your clear stadium bag, and made it through college football, it’s (finally!) time to cheer on the Saints. Whether or not you’re actually going to the game, here are some essentials to help you make it through the … Read more

Hip flasks serve as a stylish stadium essential and a handsome accessory for the gentleman on the go. A traditional flask carries eight ounces of your favorite tipple and slips right into a pocket for a sporting event or a day out about town. The best versions are lightweight, durable, and d… Read more

As we leave summer behind (but not the heat, of course), we're ready for all things Fall. September brings a large list of new book releases including thrillers, hilarious memoirs, and long-awaited sequels. We've narrowed it down to 5 must-reads to pick up the next time you're browsing a boo… Read more

This weekend marks the 47th Southern Decadence Festival, the largest LGBT event in New Orleans. What started as a small going-away party has transformed into a grand celebration of queerness and the LGBT community in the city. Fondly known as “Decadence,” many of the events of this weekend a… Read more

Where is your ideal happy hour destination? Do you prefer a light, airy spot⁠—maybe even al fresco⁠—or a darker and moodier locale? Some are drawn to drink at their favorite dive bar, while others opt for a more luxurious backdrop post-work. Still trying to figure out your go-to? Maybe it's … Read more

Whether your summer has been filled to the brim with activity or you've been taking it easy (lucky you!), there's always a reason to give your calendar a break and spend a night in with a new novel. August happens to be chock full of juicy releases in all genres. From the scary and suspensef… Read more