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New Orleans in Feb or March, but not for Mardi Gras. Oui?

My friend and I would like to plan an (approximately 4-day) trip to New Orleans this February or March, but not be there for Mardi Gras itself. Are these good times to travel there? [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes on Jan 3, 2014 - 14 answers

 

How to have a great time in New Orleans?

I’m travelling with my significant other to New Orleans between December 29th and January 3rd, so we are looking for recommendations (food, bars, entertainment, etc.) Specific details and questions below the fold! [more inside]
posted by turniphead on Dec 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Help with New Orleans piano

I have become obsessed with New Orleans piano. What CDs are the best place to start for the following: Jelly Roll Morton Professor Longhair Dr. John. Plus, any names I should add to the list? Thanks.
posted by captainscared on Oct 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Old timer New Orleans Jazz - trumpet

Trying to remember a jazz musician. He went commercial way back in 60's I think. He played trumpet I think. One tune I recall was "Elephant Walk" He was a very big man. He was on TV for quite a while. Can anyone remember this?
posted by JayRwv on Feb 24, 2013 - 2 answers

New Year's in New Orleans?

Where to go in New Orleans for New Year's? [more inside]
posted by Go Banana on Nov 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Honeymooners need fantastic costumes!

Can you think of some great costumes for a honeymooning bar-hopping couple in New Orleans over Halloween? [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Jan 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for some background on New Orleans, Louisiana

Looking for some books on New Orleans. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jan 23, 2012 - 12 answers

Travel Suggestions for New Orleans

Going to New Orleans in January for business. Looking for some suggestions [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Dec 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Can I bring cans and bottles on a New Orleans picnic?

Drinking outdoors in New Orleans: I'm planning a picnic with a large group of people in a New Orleans city park. I know outdoor drinking is permitted in New Orleans as long as the alcohol is consumed in a plastic cup and not the original container. My question is, can I bring a cooler of beer and wine to a city park, and serve the drinks in plastic cups? In other words, am I legally permitted to have open glass or metal containers outdoors as long as they're in a cooler?
posted by Ziggurat on Sep 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Austin to New Orleans Suggestions

What should we see, eat, or do on our way from Austin to New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by jsmith78 on Jun 3, 2011 - 10 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

The Big Easy.

I'm going to New Orleans for a long weekend in November. I know I can search Yelp and the rest of the internet for recommendations (I've found plenty) but I want to know from you, MeFites... [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Oct 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Anything fun next weekend in New Orleans?

Anything cool happening in New Orleans next weekend (April 16th-20th)? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Apr 6, 2010 - 9 answers

the voodoo that you do

Looking to learn more about Haitian voodoo in America. [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Sep 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Can you find Night Owl, by Bobby Loveless?

Where can I find a digital copy of Bobby Loveless' 'Night Owl'? It's an old rock and roll tune (late fifties - early sixties) which was hugely popular in Louisiana (and throughout the Delta region). I have been looking for it on behalf of my father-in-law, who is a huge fan of this era's music? It's pretty obscure, I acknowledge.
posted by The Giant Squid on Oct 10, 2008 - 10 answers

American South Road Trip?

Road Tripfilter! Is it feasible to drive from NYC to New Orleans, hitting stops along the way, without going insane? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 29, 2008 - 29 answers

How do I move back to New Orleans?

How do I move back to New Orleans? Or, in light of the economy here and elsewhere, should I stay in Baton Rouge and suck it up? [more inside]
posted by ultraultraboomerang on Jul 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Ice Ice Baby.

Where can I find some good, quality shaved ice in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Jun 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Guide us on our great South Western road trip

Road trip from Raleigh, NC to San Deigo California. Long schedule inside, please provide any insights you have! [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Apr 21, 2008 - 5 answers

NOLA / Cool Food / Risky Hotel

Couple of questions about upcoming New Orleans Trip. [more inside]
posted by Classic Diner on Feb 11, 2008 - 20 answers

Life in New Orleans in 1925

Where is good source of information about everyday life in New Orleans during the 1920s? [more inside]
posted by thivaia on Jan 25, 2007 - 5 answers

ZaidecoFilter

Can you recommend Cajun music with heavy French influence? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Aug 24, 2006 - 10 answers

What do I need to know as Red Cross volunteer?

I've just been asked to deploy to New Orleans as a Red Cross volunteer (mi). [more inside]
posted by efalk on Oct 22, 2005 - 9 answers

How did the New Orleans cemeteries fare through Hurricane Katrina?

Amid the original concerns about a Cat 3 or higher hurricane hitting New Orleans was the above-ground cemetery circumstances in the city. I'm not sure this thread could be any more ghoulish than what the status quo is but, has anyone heard anything about the status of the cemeteries in New Orleans?
posted by Jazznoisehere on Sep 3, 2005 - 10 answers

Disaster Boon For Termites?

The Formosan Termites apparently like moist, hot conditions. Does anybody know if the waterlogged conditions in New Orleans will lead to an explosion in their numbers? [more inside]
posted by meehawl on Sep 2, 2005 - 7 answers

Visits to Deserted Cities?

What happened the last time a city was evacuated? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Sep 1, 2005 - 13 answers

Did the mayor leave New Orleans?

I know the the mayor of New Orleans (Ray Nagin) has issued a mandatory evacuation order for NO. Has he left the city too?
posted by Count Ziggurat on Aug 28, 2005 - 10 answers

I was drunk, where was I?

I was drunk in the Quarter, where was I? [more inside]
posted by kuperman on Mar 21, 2005 - 13 answers

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