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Jam Sessions at Jazz Fest

I'll finally be going to Jazz Fest in New Orleans this year. Does anyone know if there are open jam sessions around the city during the festival? I don't have any illusions about playing with famous folks, but it would be nice to get together with some other musicians and play jazz. (I'm a vocalist, if that makes any difference).
posted by gteffertz on Feb 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Beyond Bourbon St., hopefully.

I have some very specific questions about very specific things to do in New Orleans. [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Jan 22, 2011 - 34 answers

LA to NOLA

My girlfriend and I are driving from L.A to New Orleans next week, and are looking for any advice you might have. (best route, food, lodging, speed traps, tourist traps, etc.) [more inside]
posted by St. Sorryass on Jan 19, 2011 - 19 answers

What's must-see in New Orleans?

I'm going to New Orleans next week for a conference. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Kimothy on Dec 29, 2010 - 30 answers

I'm looking for record stores in New Orleans.

My wife is traveling to New Orleans this weekend, and I'd like her to pick me up a (vinyl) record or two. The place she's staying is on the edge of the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny. Can anyone recommend some cool record stores in that general vicinity where she could pick up N.O. jazz/blues vinyl? I've done a bit of searching, but most of the places I've found seem to stock mostly CDs.
posted by The Card Cheat on Nov 2, 2010 - 4 answers

What should I do this weekend in New Orleans?

What should I do this weekend in New Orleans? I'm taking my girlfriend this weekend for her 30th birthday. We land tonight at about 6pm and depart on Sunday at about 6pm. [more inside]
posted by ben242 on Oct 22, 2010 - 18 answers

I'm sure Metafilter will be able to recommend a clean place, reasonably priced.

Where is a good, inexpensive place for a spur of the moment trip to New Orleans this Saturday? [more inside]
posted by HSWilson on Sep 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Thanksgiving oak leaves in NO?

Have the New Orleans area oak trees already dropped their leaves by Thanksgiving usually? [more inside]
posted by bluesky78987 on Sep 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Real estate in New Orleans

RealEstateFilter: I'm young, single, nearly debt-free and tired of paying lots of money to live in an apartment. Should I buy a house when my long-term plans don't necessarily have me sticking around more than 3-5 years? It's in New Orleans! [more inside]
posted by ista on Aug 23, 2010 - 14 answers

What is Fry filming?

What is Stephen Fry filming in New Orleans this weekend? He tweeted twice about coming here, first saying he will be filming all day and again two hours ago that he is off to the airport.
posted by Anitanola on Aug 21, 2010 - 2 answers

Moon over Miami - wait, no, over New Orleans

Astronomers: how to best determine the exact time to take a photograph of the full moon where the moon is situated between two earthly objects? [more inside]
posted by komara on Jul 20, 2010 - 14 answers

New Orleans thrifts and secondhand stores

Good thrift stores in New Orleans with decent kitchenware? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Jun 9, 2010 - 4 answers

What's the best way to help the New Orleans birds when we're there next week?

Some friends and I will be in New Orleans from June 11-17th for a conference, and were wondering if there's any good way to help out with the injured birds then. It sounds like the shore work is off-limits due to toxicity, so we're fine contributing in any way we can (coffee/hugs/protests?). What are some good organizations to contact for this, since we'll only be available for a short amount of time (1 full day on that Wednesday perhaps, or maybe some afternoons of other days)? If it matters, we'll be car-free (though cab-savvy) and situated near the convention center. Thanks!
posted by unknowncommand on Jun 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Question about the TV show Treme

Question about the TV show Treme and race. (Possible spoilers inside. Well, at least, plot points inside.) [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Apr 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Treme-style music?

Loving (HBO's new show) Treme's music. Where can I sample the best of the best? [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Apr 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me find a hit and run driver

On saturday, the family of a friend of mine was killed by a hit and run driver on I-55 outside of New Orleans. My question is; Do you have any ideas how we can raise awareness of this accident, locally, so we might find the hit and run driver?
posted by razorian on Apr 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Roadtrip Recommendations

Roadtrip filter: Recommendations for things to see, places to eat, cheap but nice places to stay for a US roadtrip - Itinerary follows... [more inside]
posted by jammy on Mar 31, 2010 - 11 answers

Tips for New Orleans nightlife?

Taking a recently divorced friend to New Orleans for a weekend to celebrate his singledom -- any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2010 - 7 answers

Here comes the boogie

The last (I fervently hope) New Orleans wedding question: After the ceremony (on April 2) at the Dauphine Orleans we're having dinner at Restaurant August rather than a music and drinks reception. However, we really want to hear some music (and maybe do a little dancing) afterward. Where should we go to make that happen? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Mar 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Desert-dweller seeks fun in Crescent City

I'm in New Orleans the week of the 13th-20th and have very few plans for what to do during the day (by myself) or at night (with a friend). I'm looking for suggestions for places to go, preferably that we can get to by streetcar. Note: I've never spent this much time in a city with a big river before and have no idea what to do with that. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Feb 27, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me find PJ's Coffee in K-Cup form

New Orleanians: Please help me find a K-Cup analog for PJ's Coffee. [more inside]
posted by jalexc on Feb 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Actually I hope there is not much devastation left to see...

I'm going to New Orleans for 4 days this spring and I am fascinated by Hurricane Katrina. What should I read before I go and what should I do while in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Feb 22, 2010 - 20 answers

We need a jazz band for a swinging ceremony

Does anybody know of a small jazz ensemble to play our wedding ceremony in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by jaybeans on Feb 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Dixieland jazz wedding recessional help!

Help us find an upbeat Dixieland jazz song for our wedding recessional (besides "When The Saints Go Marching In"). [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Feb 10, 2010 - 12 answers

We are the Saints, shufflin' crew/Makin' your vacation less relaxing for you!

How will the French Quarter in New Orleans be affected by Superbowl weekend? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Feb 5, 2010 - 27 answers

It's not so easy to plan a weekend in the Big Easy

New Orleans for 3 days...where to stay, what to do and how to get to the starting line of a marathon. [more inside]
posted by 26.2 on Jan 16, 2010 - 8 answers

New Orleans haircut?

Where in or around New Orleans can I get a Sahag haircut? [more inside]
posted by Mimzy on Jan 5, 2010 - 0 answers

2010 Krewe du Vieux

I'm going to New Orleans in a couple of weeks, and I'm excited to get to attend the 2010 Krewe du Vieux parade - I hear it's pretty crazy and that spectators really get into it with costumes, etc. Have you ever been? What's it like? Do people really dress up? Thanks!
posted by little_c on Jan 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Who gives great vows in NOLA?

Who should marry us in New Orleans? I read this recent question, but our situation has a few differences. [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Dec 18, 2009 - 9 answers

In search of a NOLA floral rockstar

Do you have any recommendations for an awesome (but not crazy expensive) florist in New Orleans? We're getting married there in April 2010 and planning the wedding from San Francisco, so it's hard to know where to start. [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Nov 18, 2009 - 4 answers

What's the best way to teach 8th graders about soil salinity?

What is the best way to demonstrate to 8th graders the issue of soil salinity as well as showing ways to prevent or reclaim salinized soil? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on Nov 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Acoustic music in New Orleans?

Suggestions for acoustic music venues in New Orleans? I'll be visiting NOLA in a couple of weeks and would appreciate some advice about likely spots to hear live music. My tastes run to acoustic Americana, a touch of twang okay, bluesy too, and I already have a basic notion of the more touristy Dixieland scene from previous visits (all of them pre-Katrina). As examples of my interests I would mention the Nawlins-based musicians Mary Gauthier and Anders Osborne (or at least his folkier side). Thanks!
posted by Rain Man on Nov 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Thanksgiving in New Orleans

New Orleans Thanksgiving for out of towners? Restaurant recommendations needed! [more inside]
posted by batgrlHG on Sep 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Why are we planning New Year's Eve this early?

My friends and I trying to plan New Year's Eve. Help us figure out if New Orleans or Miami would be better... [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Aug 31, 2009 - 15 answers

New Orleans jog / walk trails & a hair saloon

New Orleans: looking for a hair saloon, places to jog, places to walk. [more inside]
posted by dog food sugar on Jul 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking Not to Melt in New Orleans in August

My erstwhile traveling companion and I are going to visit The Big Easy in the dead of August, specifically the 13th - 18th. What would be some activities we could do during the daylight hours to keep cool and out of the sun and are there still any Goth nights or the like to entertain us after dark? We are pale, Gothy types who have been to NOLA a few times but never this time of year.
posted by extraheavymarcellus on Jul 24, 2009 - 4 answers

New Orleans wedding officiants for the not-so-religiously-inclined?

New Orleans wedding officiants for the not-so-religiously-inclined? [more inside]
posted by Mayor West on Jul 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Boulevards in New Orleans

What is the local term for those grassy areas that run down the middle of boulevards in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Jul 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Where to eat?

What are the best soul food/creole restaurants in New Orleans? I'm not looking for fancy restaurants, but rather places where anyone can afford to eat and the food can't be beat. (asking anonymously for surprise reasons)
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Swoim...swoirm...swoirmm....

I have swarming formosan termites in between my kitchen window and the screen. I duct-taped the most obvious openings for them, and turned out the lights. What else should I do before the exterminator arrives tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by umbĂș on May 25, 2009 - 3 answers

What Church is this?

What church is this in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on May 21, 2009 - 2 answers

Good places to relax, eat, and drink in New Orleans?

Recommend places to eat, drink, relax, and generally take life slow while on vacation in New Orleans, please! [more inside]
posted by little_c on Apr 7, 2009 - 6 answers

BSG in NO?

I'm staying with a friend who has no cable in New Orleans. This Friday is the last episode of my beloved Battlestar Galactica. Is there anywhere in this city that would show the episode? Bars, coffee shops, gaming stores - I am not fussy, just nerdy.
posted by palindromic on Mar 17, 2009 - 12 answers

Cheap neighborhoods in New Orleans?

What are some fun neighborhoods to live in on the cheap in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Mar 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Gifts to represent ten cities for an anniversary.

Help me distill these ten cities/regions into a giftable essence: Boston, Maui, San Francisco, New Orleans, NYC/Hoboken, Ann Arbor, Toronto, Outer Banks NC, Central PA (Dutch Country), Columbus OH. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Feb 23, 2009 - 32 answers

Plan my roadtrip.

PlanMyRoadtrip Filter: Driving from St. Louis, MO to Brownsville, TX in 3 days. What should we do along the way? [more inside]
posted by lockestockbarrel on Feb 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Travel package recommendations to NoLa

Does anyone have any experience with book it . com ? More specifically their travel packages to New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Feb 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Funky N'Awlins tips?

FreakyNewOrleansfilter: I'll be going to NOLA in March for four days. My travelling companion and I have never actually travelled together before (we usually spend all our time in his room, wink wink nudge nudge). I've gotten lots of tips/advice about lodging/activities/restaurants &etc. from previous AskMe threads, but here's the deal: I want to knock my companion's socks off with some kind of truly off-the-beaten-path, even-the-locals-don't-know-about-THIS thing. [more inside]
posted by CitizenD on Feb 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Heading to NO for a Bachelor Party, what should we do?

Give me your unique bachelor party ideas for New Orleans in late April [more inside]
posted by JakeTimberlake on Feb 4, 2009 - 9 answers

laissez les bon temps roulez

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest logistics questions for a first timer: [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire on Feb 1, 2009 - 4 answers

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