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A Look Back at 40 Years of The Country Club



This month, the famed Country Club celebrates 40 years of wet, weird, and wild fun in the Bywater. Read on for the story how this neighborhood gem evolved from a hidden backyard hideaway to become the pool of choice for celebs like Beyoncé and one of the top culinary experiences in town. 


Style Like the Nile: Egyptian Lover Throws it Back to the 80's at Castillo Blanco


Egyptian Lover’s performance Friday (6.16) night was a terrific 1980’s throwback celebration of freaks and night-owls set behind the psychedelic Castillo Blanco Art Studios, known otherwise as the intergalactic clubhouse of the Krewe of Chewbacchus. Presented by Disko Obscura with support from Father Figure and Bouffant Bouffant, the evening was one of those timeless events where the freak and chic of the New Orleans nightlife set unite through partying in ode to a cultural icon way too late into the night.


Drink Pink

Bacchanal Wine Hosts 8th Annual Rosé Fest



On Saturday (5.13), Bywater watering hole Bacchanal Wine will offer patrons la vie en rose — or more accurately, vino en rosé — with the 8th annual Rosé Fest. 


Overnight Crime Report: Two Sexual Assaults, Three Deaths, Stabbing, Two Muggings, Shooting


The Major Offense Log (MOL) for Thursday (4.28) included two sexual assaults of minors, two unclassified deaths, a homicide, a non fatal shooting, a stabbing, and two armed robberies according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).


It Stakes A Village

Airlift's Music Village Finds Permanent Home



The Roving Music Village is known for rolling out news and events during fest season. This year, they announced their biggest news yet: the arts installation will no longer rove. Instead, the Music Village will forgo their nomadic ways for a permanent base camp.


Parade Planner: Downtown Irish Club St. Patrick's Day Parade


Following almost two weeks of Irish events, it’s easy to forget that there’s still one more day to celebrate. Today (3.17), is actually St. Patrick’s Day. There is one more procession left, the legendary Downtown Irish Club Parade.


Green Dream

Details & Routes for St. Patrick's Day Festivities



If Carnival came and went too fast for you, you're in luck. St. Patrick's Day provides a mini-season of parades and partying over thenext two weeks. In the Quarter, Jim Monaghan’s St. Patrick’s Day rolls for the 33rd time. Uptown, expect a raucous time at the Irish Channel Parade, and the Downtown Irish Club Parade, an old school classic will cap it off. Plus, there will be block parties galore. Details and routes follow.


Taste of Roam?

Roundup of New NOLA Themed Restos Abroad



Ever since Al Copeland started branching out, Louisiana cookin’ has intrigued the rest of America (and for good reason!) In the past few months, the trend exploded into some sort of cultural draft. Argentina got a “Cocina Cajun;” LA got yakamein; NYC’s West Village got Gentilly; the Bay Area got The Bywater; and in downtown Manhattan, the unfortunately named “Ninth Ward” closed.


Overnight Crime Report


The City received a reprieve from the high crime rate of recent years on Friday (2.19). The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) released the Major Offense Log (MOL) for yesterday and reported only one significant crime. In addition, a dead railway worker was found later on Saturday (2.20) morning.


Farewell ChazFest


The Bywater is changing and some traditions are disappearing along with the transition. On Monday (2.15), Alex McMurray announced that last year was the final edition of ChazFest, the popular neighborhood music mini-festival on account of impending sale of the Truck Farm.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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