Fabulous Carnival fashion doesn’t have to cost a bagful of doubloons. Visit the Bridal Boutique at Bloomin’ Deals to save on a new or gently used gown for your Mardi Gras ball or costume. Formal, cocktail, and bridesmaid dresses start at $20!
The Lyons Center will hold free painting workshops for people of all ages on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings this week, according to the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission.
Now, members of the association are carrying her legacy forward, marrying that love of parades with her quest to build shade structures in the neighborhood’s park by creating a new “Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou” that plans to roll through the Irish Channel starting in 2016.
Author’s Note: Owen is inconsolable this week after the passing of yet another needless, paternalistic ordinance by the New Orleans City Council. Following a mental breakdown, Owen now believes himself to be Bland Landers, an imaginary cantankerous brother of noted advice columnist Ann Landers. Thus, the following advice column will run today in place of Owen’s usual rantings.
My husband and I recently moved in next to a longstanding juke joint, and as we anticipated, it’s far too noisy. Adding insult to this complete absence of injury, they’re also having music more often that they used to because the bar has become more successful (which also means more people loitering around, which makes me nervous for reasons I usually discuss in vague, coded language). I’ve called the police out several times without warning to harass them, but nothing ever gets done. What do I do?
– Batty in the Bywater
Celebrating the return to the original Martin’s location!
3827 Baronne Street at the corner of Peniston and Baronne
Martin Wine Cellar presents a week-long celebration in honor of the Grand Opening of the Baronne Street store and the 25th anniversary of the Metairie store from January 26th through February 1st ,2015. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings and great prices on spirits and wine all week long! Martin’s renowned deli menu items will be 25% off at the Metairie and Baronne Street locations, including wines by the glass, salads, sandwiches, and chef-inspired menu items during lunch and dinner*.
Early Sunday morning, runners from across the country ran New Orleans’ annual Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon. The run began downtown on Poydras, uptown to St. Charles, down to Decatur in the French Quarter and up Esplanade to finish in City Park. Runners had the option to run a full or a half marathon.
The Transportation Security Administration confiscated 30 guns — 26 of which were loaded — from passengers’ carry-on bags at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in 2014, but they seized as much as four times more from other airports around the region, according to a series of recent reports.
The Coliseum Square Association is seeking volunteers to help with its annual breakfast and snacks for the Sixth District New Orleans Police officers to thank them for their service during Mardi Gras.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon will once again fill St. Charles Avenue with up to 16,000 runners on Sunday morning, as well as four music stages to entertain them on the journey.
Two high-concept restaurants planned for Uptown New Orleans — the Lula micro-distillery slated for the Halpern’s building on St. Charles Avenue, and a project on Magazine Street by the owners of Maysville in New York City — both won easy approval from the New Orleans City Council on Thursday afternoon.
Children can decorate doughnut king cakes and learn about the history of the traditional Mardi Gras dessert Saturday morning at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, with free admission for Louisiana families.
City crews are working to repair a damaged hydrant in the Riverbend area, but residents and businesses will experience low water pressure in the meantime, officials said Friday morning.
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will offer free admission this Sunday, January 25th to celebrate the final day of the blockbuster show Basquiat and the Bayou presented by The Helis Foundation.
This is the public’s last chance to see the exhibit, organized by Prospect.3, which brings together important works by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Having never been displayed together publicly in the Unites States, this exhibition’s pieces consider the work of Basquiat and his relationship with the American South.
Every reader of this column probably knows a woman who has used abortion as a powerful tool to help guide her body and her life choices. National statistics consistently show that three out of 10 women have had an abortion — that’s all women, young , old, black, white, Asian and Hispanic.
We’re not sure any woman makes the decision to terminate a pregnancy easily. But it is a decision that millions of women around the world make each year and often pay the consequences emotionally for decades to come. Still, there are no medical, ethical or moral reasons strong enough to ban abortions entirely.
New Orleans police have released a photo of the masked man who robbed a Dollar General store on South Claiborne Avenue at gunpoint Monday evening in hopes that the public can help identify him, authorities said.
The National Organization of Minority Architects will be holding its first annual year-end retrospective this evening (Thursday, Jan. 22) at the Tulane City Center on Baronne Street. The reception will celebrate achievements in 2014 and also look forward to launching programs and events in 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
The impending loss of the charter at Andrew H. Wilson charter school in Broadmoor — one of New Orleans’ most deeply established and celebrated charter schools, but also one of the city’s lowest ranked campuses in state scores — has parents in the community deeply upset.
The school’s strengths, they said at a heated public meeting Tuesday night, run far deeper than superficial and unfairly-calculated test scores show, and they fear that the individualized care they are used to their children receiving will give way to a cookie-cutter approach if a larger operator takes over.