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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. 


Today in NOLA: 9.7.14


Who Dat! The Saints are back for real, playing their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. If pigskin’s not your bag, catch the Sunday matinee of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest or join the NOLA Social Ride at the Country Club this afternoon. Tonight, James Singleton leads his quartet at Snug Harbor and the Hot 8 Brass Band play on without their leader at the Howlin’ Wolf. See the details:


Bicycle Buffs Strip Down for World Naked Bike Ride


Take it off and take off! This Saturday (June 14th), the World Naked Bike Ride holds its fifth annual outing in New Orleans. Under the tagline “Bare As You Dare,” the ride is known for the nudies but also encourages all their painted and scantily clad kin to join. 


New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Breakdown


Every January 1, people all over the world resolve to cure their crushing hangovers. With a new year comes new remedies, but there is always the tried and true breakfast cocktail. NoDef offers some tips on where to go, plus some recipes for those trying not to leave the house.   


Today in New Orleans 9.25.13


Today, Lafayette Square welcomes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue for a free, outdoor show in the rising star's hometown. Later on in the Quarter, local indie/folk act Hurray for the Riff Raff is playing One Eyed Jacks. Happy Birthday to Lafayette Creole music star Cedric Watson, born on this day in 1983. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Today in Decadence 9.2.13


Dedadence revelers who have stored their energy for the last day can join in today's Outer Loop Bar Crawl, or sweat out the toxins at the Country Club. Once it gets dark, there are circuit dancers in the Quarter, Queeraoke & Wet T-Shirt contests in the Marigny, and more.    


Southern Decadence Daily: 8.30.13


Unlike the storm warnings of past years, Southern Decadence is set for clear skies this year. Between pool parties and lube wrestling, there will be plenty of chances to get wet this year, even if there is no rain. Here's a rundown of Friday's events:


Today in New Orleans 4.3.13


Tonight, catch Grammy-winning R&B artist Anthony Hamilton on his NOLA tour stop. Service industry folks can take a dip in the Bywater. On April 3, 1949, Edwin Edwards married his first wife, Elaine Schwartzenburg. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Mirliton Festival Gets New Bywater Digs


by Erica Boni

Downtown New Orleanians are once again gourd-ing its loins for one of their biggest annual parties.The Bywater Neighborhood Association hosts its 23rd annual Mirliton Festival on Saturday. The mirliton is a unique heirloom perrenial squash, native to Louisiana. Since the beginning of the festival, neighborhood chefs have spent the first weekend in November cooking it up into delicacies.


Mirliton Festival Gets Country Club Kickoff, with Daiquiris


by Emma Boyce

It's almost time for the annual Bywater party that celebrates neighborhood ties and local vegetables: the Mirliton Festival. But before spreading out in Markey Park, fest fans are invited to relax poolside with a daiq. Tonight is the Mirliton Festival Kickoff Party, which aims to get everyone prepared for Mirliton madness, and introduce the world to a signature, delicious daiquiri: the Bywater Bomber. The party is hosted by the Bywater Neighborhood Association, and aims to continue the fest's mission of celebrating the rich Bywater culture.  


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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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