7 Things About New Orleans Right Now – EP158
Mark at Crescent City Brewhouse

Beyond Bourbon Street an Insider’s Guide to New Orleans

Today’s episode is all about now in New Orleans. As we head into summer, this is sort of a state of New Orleans. A combination of things I would do if I was visiting, and/or things to know.

This show is based on questions I’ve been getting most often and is designed to help you decide whether or not this time of year is right for your next visit to New Orleans.

Sponsor: The Historic New Orleans Collection

Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter.

Their current exhibit, Making Mardi Gras runs through May 8, 2022. This show stopping display invites visitors into the sprawling dens, late-night sewing sessions, and sweaty dance rehearsals where “The Greatest Free Show on Earth” is created and re-created each year among the city’s diverse communities.

A 2nd exhibit focuses Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire.
Seventy-five years ago this year, Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire premiered on Broadway. The first performance received a seven-minute standing ovation, and the play has virtually never disappeared from the stage since.

Backstage at “Streetcar”combines selections from THNOC’s wide-ranging Tennessee Williams holdings—many of them seldom displayed—with loans from several other museums. Visitors can read director Elia Kazan’s stage notes, listen to a rare recording of the original Broadway production, enjoy interpretations of the play in popular culture, and see photographs and ephemera from different productions around the world.

This exhibit began continues until July 3, 2022.

Go to HNOC.org/Visit to plan your trip.


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My Book

I have a book! The Beyond Bourbon Street Insider’s Guide to New Orleans officially released on May1st. You can find it online at major retailers like Amazon, Bookshop, Barnes and Noble and more. In New Orleans, Garden District Book Shop, Octavia Books, Blue Cypress have it, as well as The OW, a store located at 2850 Magazine. Owned by our partners at The Occasional Wife the OW has a large supply of books in stock.

If you love the show, the, podcast, and New Orleans, please consider picking up a copy. For more on the book, check out episode 157.

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New Orleans is so much more than the Bourbon Street scenes you may have seen–– it’s a 300-year-old city made up of vibrant neighborhoods, diverse populations, and traditions layered upon each other.
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