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Dynamic Duo

Saturday Festivals Jam Freret and Julia Streets

This beautiful spring Saturday may be oriented toward Easter, but the Crescent City would be hard pressed to forget festing for a weekend. Two prime NOLA thoroughfares are set to host afternoon attractions that should last well into the night, and showcase their respective growth in recent years.

Box of Wine Parade Switches to Tea For Saturday Fundraiser

Superkrewes may be the engine of Carnival but the beating heart of the season lies in the small walking krewes that we happen upon without even planning on it. One such merry band, Box of Wine, doesn't even require you to leave St. Charles Ave. The krewe notoriously marches on the main Uptown parade route between the morning parades and Bacchus on the Sunday before Fat Tuesday. On Saturday night, the krewe is giving everyone a teaser of the revelry to come, and a chance to help them pay their bills at a Julia Street gallery.

A Dutiful Feeling

Art for Arts' Sake, From Magazine to Julia

From Romantic-influenced swamp-scapes to John Waters' giant roach trap, NoDef Art Writer Kathy Rodriguez seeks the superlative expression on a 5-mile tour of current gallery exhibitions.

White Night

White Linen Night's Seersucker Hordes Show Julia Street's Move From 'Skid Row' to Gallery Row

Saturday will bring white seersucker suits and fancy hats as far as the eye can see as the 17th annual Whitney White Linen Night takes place down on Julia St. But gallery owner, George Schmidt, remembers a time when hordes of people walking around in their Southern finest would have been out of place.

Today's Events: 6.4.11

 June 4, when the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missoury Territory (1812), when the Rolling Stones released ‘Satisfaction (1965), when Roquefort cheese was created, in a cave (1070), Angie Jolie-Pitt’s birthday (1975), Haitan Jazz Voodoo Poet Toto Bissainthe’s death (1994), Flag Day in Estonia, National Unity Day in Hungary, and International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. What better way to celebrate than:

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