Upcoming Events


America, Illustrated:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Bayou Classic…

Nov 26 - 26, 2015
Join us for the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade. The parade will begin at the… more

Clyde & Iggy

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for the local musical duo Clyde & Iggy.  Their repertoire… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 26, 2015
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Nov 26 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Florida Room: Jessica…

Nov 26 - 29, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to present Florida Room by Jessica Bizer … more

Jasper Johns:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Prints from the Donna Perret Rosen and Benjamin M. Rosen Collection: Jasper… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

Patriot, Planter,…

Nov 26, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

The Historic New…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Photography of…

Nov 26, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Nov 26, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more


Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaquchi. Trained… more

Visions of US:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016
Visions of US explores evolving ideas about American cultural identity from the… more

2015 Battle of the…

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more


Nov 27 - 27, 2015
Swipe Right and come and play in the Lounge at Foundation Room. DJ Raj Smoove… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment from… more

Sixty Minute Sip Down

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
Who says it has to end early? We are extending this New Orleans Friday… more

America, Illustrated:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more


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On January 6-the official opening of the Carnival season in New Orleans-publisher ARTHUR HARDY announced the launch of an electronic version of his best-selling annual magazine, the Mardi Gras Guide. For the first time ever, the entire contents of the 160-page annual publication are available in a digital format for the same $4.99 cover price as the printed version, which has sold more than 2.5 million copies since its inception. The 2014 edition includes a history of Mardi Gras, a "Royalty Gallery" featuring photos of the kings and queens of more than 30 parades, answers to FAQs, individual profiles and maps of more than 50 parades, What's New, and behind the scenes stories on the celebration's movers and shakers. Also included are live links to more than 100 Mardi Gras krewes and advertisers who share in the joys of the festive season in New Orleans.  As a bonus, the digital edition will provide updated information on last minute parade route changes or the addition of celebrity riders."

Mardi Gras falls late this year, on March 4.

For more information, check the publication's

About Arthur Hardy

Fifth-generation New Orleanian Arthur Hardy is recognized as a premier authority on Mardi Gras. He has been featured on nearly every national TV network, including six appearances on the Today show. Locally he serves as the on-air Mardi Gras expert for WDSU television and WWL radio.

Arthur Hardy Publishing has produced books dealing with regional subjects such as the NFL New Orleans Saints, neighborhood movie theaters, prep football, the Fair Grounds Race Track, as well as histories of Carnival organizations such as Rex and Endymion. The company has also published the works of noted New Orleans writers Angus Lind, Ronnie Virgets, Bob Carr, Ron Brocato, Wayne Mack and Bob Roesler.