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November
8

Events at the New Orleans Jazz Museum

Jazz Museum Events

When you tour New Orleans homes for sale, you're in the midst of one of America's truly unique hubs of culture. With its rich musical heritage, delicious food, and unmistakable French influences, our real estate agents are confident you'll have many reasons to fall in love.

New Orleans is known as the birthplace of jazz. Between New Orleans open houses, you should make time to visit one of the area's foremost institutions: The New Orleans Jazz Museum. Established back in 1961 and occupying the Old U.S. Mint Building, it seeks to conserve and share the history of jazz.

There's always something new to see, hear, and do at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. Volunteers and staff keep up a busy calendar of events all through the year, and it's not too late to get in on the action.

Let's visit the museum and see some of its upcoming events:

  • Jazz Yoga
    Jazz Yoga is one of the most popular events held at the New Orleans Jazz Museum and runs nearly every week – often twice a week. For example, you can catch it on Saturday, November 12, in the morning or Tuesday, November 15 in the afternoon. Participants of all backgrounds are welcome to enjoy jazz, meditation, and mindfulness. To get the most from the experience, bring your own yoga mat.

  • Arrowhead Jazz Band
    Presented by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, the Arrowhead Jazz Band will be performing on Tuesday, November 22, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – a truly unique live jazz experience. Arrowhead is made up of a medley of National Park Service Rangers playing alongside other local musicians. In a fun-packed hour, they'll share a lively musical experience of New Orleans jazz, along with blues, gospel, and more.

  • The Ella Project Crescendo Session: Legacy Creating
    A signature program of the New Orleans Jazz Museum that local musicians look forward to each year! The Ella Project Crescendo Session: Legacy Creating will be returning for two hours this Tuesday, November 15. This early evening roundtable will discuss important issues for succeeding as an independent musical artist. The upcoming jam session focuses on managing your publishing catalog, estate planning, and termination of copyrights the right way.

  • The Brain and Miracles of Music
    Do you ever wonder what goes on in the brain during the intense, high-energy improvisation of a jazz riff? Dr. Randy M. Rosenberg, MD, an associate professor at Temple University's Louis Katz School of Medicine, will unveil the mysteries of music creation on Thursday, November 17, starting at 2 o'clock. Admission is free! The Brain and Miracles of Music will also feature live jazz music.

  • Beginner French
    Beginner French is another cornerstone program that's becoming much more frequent at New Orleans Jazz Museum. Led by The Alliance Française de La New Orleans, it will be that organization's first French course in the heart of the French Quarter – and many follow-ups are planned. To join the first session, which will meet for ten weeks, drop in on Saturday, November 19, at 10:00 in the morning.

  • 5th Annual Improvisations Gala
    Kick off the social calendar in December with one of the biggest nights in New Orleans Jazz, the 5th Annual Improvisations Gala. This iconic celebration takes place on Saturday, December 3, from 7 p.m. through to 10 o'clock. Some of the leading names in jazz from the local and national scene will take the stage as guests enjoy fine Cajun and Creole cuisine.

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November
2

5 Free Things to do Near New Orleans

Free Things to do in New Orleans

The Big Easy has so much to see and do. You could spend years eating and exploring your way through the city. Although there are plenty of attractions worth the price of admission, New Orleans has its share of budget-friendly activities that will delight residents and visitors alike. Our real estate agents encourage you to check out these five free things to do near New Orleans.

  1. New Orleans Museum of Art – 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124
    NOMA, the New Orleans Museum of Art, is a favorite destination for many locals. Their rotating exhibitions and extensive collections can't be missed! However, if you're looking for a free way to appreciate art, head behind NOMA to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, where you can stroll the tree-lined paths and admire over 60 sculptures created by world-famous artists. Admission is free all year, except holidays.


  2. The Canal Street Ferry – Near 1 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130
    Get a new view of New Orleans by taking a ride on the Canal Street Ferry. Also known as the Algiers Ferry, this boat takes you down the Mississippi for the best views of the city. It will cruise you from the French Quarter to Algiers Point, where you can enjoy Confetti Park, stroll the Algiers Bike Path, or visit the many bars, cafes, and shops around. The Canal Street Ferry operates seven days a week, with the first ferry departures launching between 6 AM and 10:45 AM and ending between 9:30 PM and 11:45 PM.


  3. Explore Uptown & The Garden District
    One of the best free things to do in New Orleans is to explore the city on foot. The vibrant communities hold hidden gems for wanderers who don't mind venturing off the beaten path. Two of the coolest neighborhoods to explore are Uptown and the Garden District. Uptown is a wonderful place to shop and admire historic architecture while the Garden District hosts mansions where you can also take a self-guided walking tour of the area.


  4. St. Louis Cathedral – 615 Pere Antoine Alley, Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116
    The Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France overlooks bustling Jackson Square. It is the United States' oldest Catholic Cathedral that continues to operate. Take a step back in history by visiting the Old Ursuline Convent Museum, the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley, or stop by St. Mary's Church next door, which actually predates St. Louis Cathedral.


  5. Crescent City Farmers Markets/Market Umbrella – 200 Broadway St., Suite 107, New Orleans, LA 70118
    If you want to explore the city, surround yourself with local goods, and get to know your neighbors, a stop at the Crescent City Farmers Markets/Market Umbrella is ideal. These local markets sprout up around town, including in Uptown Square, Bucktown Harbor, and Parkway Bakery and Tavern. Check their schedule to see which vendors, musical guests, and specials will be at each market from week to week.

Would you love to live in one of NOLA's vibrant communities? We can help you find a place surrounded by the best Crescent City has to offer. Contact us today to schedule tours of our New Orleans homes for sale.

January
21

Dancing Your Way Through Lafayette

Dancing in Lafayette

When checking out Lafayette homes for sale, potential buyers often ask our real estate agents about the local entertainment scene. While there are plenty of fun things to do in the area, dancing the night away is a favorite pastime for Lafayette locals.

Whether you're an experienced dancer or you're just learning the art of the two-step, you're sure to find a venue in Lafayette that's perfect for you. Next time you're ready to blow off some steam and shake your tailfeather, pay a visit to one of these popular local dance halls.

  1. Blue Moon Saloon and Guest House - 215 E Convent St.
    Voted one of the 100 best bars in the South by Southern Living magazine, Blue Moon Saloon is one of the most popular music venues in Lafayette. With live bands every day of the week, this world-famous honky-tonk is the ideal place to hear all types of roots music while meeting interesting people, enjoying a cocktail, and showing off your dancing skills. If you're not yet a Lafayette resident, or you don't want to worry about driving home, you can book a room at the Blue Moon Guesthouse and keep the party going all night long.
  1. Randol's - Seafood Restaurant: 2320 Kaliste Saloom Road
    Deeply rooted in traditions of Cajun culture, Randol's Seafood Restaurant prides itself in providing superior quality food, entertainment, and a hopping good time. With live Cajun and Zydeco bands every day of the week, there's no bad time to come to Randol's. Sit down to one of the best dinners you'll ever have, then stick around for a toe-tapping good time.  
  1. Artmosphere - 902 Johnston St.
    A combination bar and grill, art gallery, and music venue, Artmosphere offers something for everyone. With live music six nights a week ranging from Cajun and Zydeco to funk, rock, jazz, and blues, there's never a dull moment here.

    This location offers plenty of room for dancing in the art gallery area, cozy booths for diners, and an outdoor seating area. While you're there, be sure to check out the garden-fresh menu featuring home-grown ingredients and specialties from local markets. 
  1. Feed & Seed Lafayette - 106 North Grant St.
    If you want plenty of room to show off your dance moves, plan to pay a visit to Feed & Seed Lafayette. This 100-year-old building was formerly Broussard's Feed and Seed Store. It's now a spacious music and events venue with a huge wooden dance floor and an outdoor patio. Here you'll find great bands, friendly staff, and a rustic Creole atmosphere that appeals to visitors and locals alike.
  1. Grant Street Dancehall - 113 W Grant St.
    Built in 1878, the historic Grant Street Dancehall is now a 9,000 square foot event venue that turns into a bar/nightclub on Wednesday and Friday nights.

    Located in downtown Lafayette, this venue gives visitors the option to dance the night away on the nightclub side of the bar or relax in the adjoining saloon. Hugely popular among local college students, the live DJ spinning R&B and hip-hop tunes is sure to have you kicking up your heels all night long.

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January
7

Local Living in Lafayette: 7 Best Music Venues in Our Hometown

Lafayette Music Venues
Louisiana has an incredible musical heritage. No matter what style of music you enjoy, you'll find it here in Lafayette. Head over to one of these great local music venues on your next night out. Our real estate agents share all the details.

  1. Artmosphere - 902 Johnston St., Lafayette
    As the name suggests, Artmosphere combines a vibrant performance stage with a gallery spotlighting the works of talented local artists. The kitchen serves lunch, dinner, snacks and a bottomless mimosa Sunday brunch inside or out on the shaded, expansive deck. Music is offered seven nights a week, and you can indulge your inner rock star with karaoke on Tuesday and open mic on Wednesday.

  2. Blue Moon Saloon - 215 East Convent St., Lafayette
    Blue Moon Saloon, located on the back porch of the historic Blue Moon Guesthouse, is a throwback to classic honky-tonks with its casual ambiance and calendar of roots music. The Wednesday night Cajun Jam has become a popular weekly tradition where musicians from all areas and skill levels assemble. Nightly drink specials include $3 Crown Royals, Jameson, and local beers.

  3. Warehouse 535/Rhum Room - 535 Garfield St., Lafayette
    In a past life, Warehouse 535 was indeed a World War II-era railroad warehouse. Today it's been converted to a concert and event hall that accommodates 700 guests. Rhum Room is the fully-stocked on-site bar. In addition to live music shows, Warehouse 535 hosts special events including the Celtic Bayou Festival and the SOLO Songwriters Fest. The facility is also available for private functions such as weddings, company meetings, and graduation parties.

  4. Feed & Seed - 106 N. Grant St., Lafayette
    Want to add authentic Cajun flavor to your upcoming wedding and reception? Feed & Seed is an iconic local venue blending the best of rustic and modern. Farm tables and bentwood chairs form the backdrop for the decor of your choice, with plenty of floor space for a "fais do-do."

  5. The Grouse Room - 1919 Kaliste Saloon Rd. Suite 303, Lafayette
    The Grouse Room takes its unique name from the Chiasson family tradition of marking special events with a group toast featuring a shot of Famous Grouse Scotch. Walls of the Grouse Room display works of John Chiasson, a world-renowned photographer whose subjects included U.S. presidents, professional athletes, kings and queens, and famous musicians. Every Tuesday night features a dueling piano show with free admission.

  6. POUR Restaurant & Bar - 1 Degaulle Square, Lafayette
    POUR Restaurant & Bar pairs a food menu of New American cuisine with a drink list of updated classics, such as a flight of Old Fashioneds made with bourbon, tequila, and rum. Live music shows are held each Friday night, with appearances from noted artists such as Marcia Ball and Sonny Landreth. POUR is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, with Sunday brunch served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  7. Rock 'n' Bowl de Lafayette - 905 Jefferson St., Lafayette
    Rock 'n' Bowl is a local institution that's gained national acclaim through articles in National Geographic, USA Today and Rolling Stone as well as stories on CNN and NBC's Today Show. Instead of dancing, bowl the night away and catch one of the live shows held throughout the week. Snack on tacos and nachos or dine at the Sainte Marie, an upscale restaurant located just inside Rock 'n' Bowl's front door.

These music venues are just a part of the lively social scene that makes Lafayette such an exciting place to live. Contact us for information about Lafayette homes for sale from our cheerful real estate agents. 

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