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COOLinary New…

Aug 21 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Entergy IMAX Theatre…

Aug 21 - 21, 2014
Entergy IMAX Theatre and 3D Entertainment Distribution invite audiences on an… more

Harrah’s New Orleans…

Aug 21 - 21, 2014
Harrah's New Orleans proudly celebrates the local sounds of the city by… more

Johnny Vidacovich,…

Aug 21 - 21, 2014
Join us for  live Jazz featuring  Johnny Vidacovich, Nicholas Payton,… more

Joy Theater Presents…

Aug 21 - 21, 2014
Please come and enjoy live music performance at 9:30 pm along with these fun… more

Lakefront Arena…

Aug 21 - 21, 2014
Get ready New Orleans as One Republic arrives at the Lakefront Arena! Guests… more

Mark of the Feminine

Aug 21 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Open Mic Night at…

Aug 21 - 28, 2014
This summer, Thursday nights at Hard Rock New Orleans are open to local… more

True Colors Exhibition

Aug 21 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Bustout Burlesque

Aug 22 - 22, 2014
Bustout Burlesque is an authentic 1950s-style burlesque show, recreating the… more

Crescent City Lights…

Aug 22 - 24, 2014
The Crescent City Lights Youth Theater summer season (in partnership with… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 22 - 22, 2014
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New Orleans Museum of…

Aug 22 - 22, 2014
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28th Annual…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Join us for the 28th Annual Mid Summer Mardi Gras. Presented by the Krewe of… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 23 - 30, 2014
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Aug 23 - 30, 2014
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Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Join us for a Trunk Show Featuring Kano Branon - (Designer & Stylist of… more

Brewsiana - Craft…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Cheers to the best of South Louisianas brews, bands, and bites. BREWS: 21… more

Champions Square…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Jake Owen is coming to Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square  for his… more

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash unite as "three… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 21 - 31, 2014
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Mini Architectural Tour

From refined Greek Revival mansions to colorful Creole cottages, New Orleans boasts unique buildings that reflect the cultural influences and style trends of their time periods. If you have only a short period of time, consider stopping by a few of these beauties.

1. Hermann-Grima House (820 St. Louis Street)
The earliest and best example of American architecture in the French Quarter.
Built in 1831, this elegant residence accurately depicts the lifestyle of a wealthy Creole family during New Orleans' Golden Age. Tour its stately interiors, courtyard garden, horse stable and functional outdoor kitchen.

2. Beauregard Keyes House (1113 Chartres Street)
A raised Creole cottage once inhabited by Confederate General Pierre G.T. Beauregard and author Frances Parkinson Keyes.
This prime example of a raised center house was designed by architect Francois Correjolles and was finished in 1826. Enjoy features like a large parlor, twin curved stone staircases and a brick-walled garden with boxwood hedges and a cast-iron fountain.

3. Gallier House (1132 Royal Street)
The former home of James Gallier Jr., the city's most famous architect.
As one of the city's most talented architects of his time, James Gallier Jr. ensured his own home reflected a life of success and style. Walk through its lavishly appointed rooms, as well as the detailed garden, carriageway and slave quarters.

4. Longue Vue House and Gardens (7 Bamboo Road)
Known as New Orleans' Best Kept Secret Garden.
Longue Vue is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of stunning gardens that include an interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages. Inside the the Classical Revival mansion, guests can find one of the largest collections of Creamware outside of England. Outside, explore one of the most intact gardens designed by renowned landscape architect, Ellen Biddle Shipman.

5. Madame John's Legacy (632 Dumaine Street)
One of the few buildings to have escaped the great fire of 1795.
A surviving relic of 18th-century New Orleans architecture, this building complex includes the two-story main house, kitchen with cook's quarters and a two-story garçonnière, all separated by a courtyard.

6. Edgar Degas House (2306 Esplanade Avenue)
Storied house near City Park that was the home of artist Edgar Degas during his time in New Orleans.
Explore the home of French-Impressionist painter Edgar Degas, who created 22 works while living here, including two pieces showcased on the premises. Guided tours are conducted by Degas' great-grandniece and are by appointment only.

7. The Merieult House (533 Royal Steet)
One of the few buildings to survive the 1794 fire that all but destroyed the French Quarter. Part of The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Dating back to the 18th century, this building has been in continuous use since the 1720s, as both a place of business and residence. It was remodeled in the 1830s, reflecting the then-current Greek Revival style of architecture, which accounts for its cast-iron balconies and granite first-floor façade.