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If you're craving for some cultural action while in the city, head straight to the Southern Rep. Theater. A wide ranging gamut of eclectic theatrical events, thought provoking plays, comic interludes and brilliant compositions make up for an eventful cultural experience. Simplicity of plot, clarity of ideas and ease of delivery are what distinguish their productions from the others. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Respect for the traditions of the past and appreciation for the cutting edge are evident in the New Orleans Ballet Association's venue. Classics such as Alice in Wonderland and Swan Lake share a season with modern works including a multi-media piece Still/Here by Bill T. Jones. Regular performances include the Paul Taylor Pace Company, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. All performances are held at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts in Louis Armstrong Park. After each performance, artistic directors and company members discuss their work with audience members. This is a worth while experience!
Martin Lawrence Galleries: New Orleans is the place to be if you are an avid lover of fine arts. Open seven days a week, this art gallery is frequented by locals and tourists in large numbers on a regular basis. The regularly changing exhibitions at Martin Lawrence Galleries: New Orleans provides something for the art lovers in the city to look forward to.
"Let the good times roll" is the unofficial motto of New Orleans, one of the United States oldest cities. New Orleans is a city with a legendary appetite for all the good things in life - music, food and celebration. The iconic French Quarter is the heart of the city, its Creole architecture still lived-in and home to a staggering array of bars and restaurants. This is the site of the annual Mardi Gras, but there's always something to celebrate in New Orleans. Birthplace of Jazz, music is an essential part of the day to day life its citizens. Bars host live music daily featuring everything from Blues, Rock and Jazz to genre-defying compilations. Along the way are eateries doling out local cuisine - fluffy beignets dusted with sugar, steaming bowls of gumbo, and crocodile sausage - easily one of the nation's most distinctive and ethnically diverse. Top attractions include the National WWII Museum, Jackson Square, the Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Built on the banks of the Mississippi River, the surrounding swamps and bayous of New Orleans are the setting for safaris of a different kind, where close encounters with crocodiles are common amid the cyprus trees.
Located within the French Quarter of New Orleans, Cafe Soule brings together the proud culinary traditions of France and New Orleans. With options like Chicken Florentine Crepe, carb stuffed butterfly shrimp, calamari, Andouille sausage po-boy and crawfish etoufee, alongside a wide selection of sweet and savory crepes, french toast, waffles and other breakfast items, Cafe Soule is a favorite amongst the foodies of New Orleans. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, the restaurant has garnered much attention for its friendly service, delicious food, impressive wine list and charming ambiance. Apart from its regular dining area, the restaurant also boasts an excellent banquet room called the Paris Room that is available on hire for a range of private events with its own catering menu.
A very famous venue to host special events in New Orleans, Bourbon Vieux is said to be one of the best party locations in New Orleans. If you're planning a corporate or social event, the staff at Bourbon Vieux can arrange everything—music, theme, decoration and much more. The venue easily accommodates 500 guests when it comes to wedding receptions, and it has a extensive list of clients from big names in the corporate world to city celebrities. Its location overlooking Bourbon Street is also quintessential Crescent City at its finest.