What's New in New Orleans?
December 30, 2017 9:39 PM   Subscribe

I'm off to visit New Orleans for a while in the near future and I'd like an overview of what's new, what's changed, and what's not to miss. I've been a bunch of times but not recently and I'll be staying in the CBD- We like theater, eating, history, art, engineering projects, menswear (secondhand and thrift) and general homosexual bonhomie. Excellent tours ideal.
posted by The Whelk to Travel & Transportation around New Orleans, LA (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
It's not new, but if you haven't been, you have to go to the Pharmacy Museum, and you have to go for the 1 pm tour. It takes about an hour, and is totally fascinating if you like medicine, public health, drugs, history and how they intersect. It's the best $5 I've spent in a long while.
posted by rtha at 10:04 PM on December 30, 2017 [6 favorites]

In addition to what rtha said about the Pharmacy Museum, we ate at Cochon 3 times while we were there (4 if you count the take out sandwiches for the flight home) and Compere Lapin twice.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:07 AM on December 31, 2017 [2 favorites]

Prospect 4, the New Orleans Triennial! Yay, self-guided awesome art tour on through February!
posted by *s at 5:56 AM on December 31, 2017

The ingenious music box village, a sonic sculpture garden with installations based on the idea of musical architecture. There are a bunch of small house and gazebo like structures with one of a kind musical instruments embedded into the walls, ceiling and floor.

On certain days, there are public hours where you can play with the art. On certain evenings, musicians have shows that include the installations.
posted by umbĂș at 6:30 AM on December 31, 2017 [1 favorite]

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