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Your Guide To The French Quarter The French Quarter - or Vieux Carre’ - or the Quarter to the locals, is New Orleans’ most famous and oldest neighborhood. With it’s very unique architecture of historic buildings, row houses, cottages, art galleries, shops, restaurants and museums that are adorned with cast iron balconies, stoops, porches, walled courtyards, shuttered doors and windows and iron gates, decorated with hanging plants and foliage and decorations of the Quarter, they are some of the most photographed streets in the world. You’re best to spend your time in the Quarter on foot so you can leisurely enjoy and savor the sights and sounds of this area so rich and famous for it’s history, culture, music, cuisine, shopping and romance. With so much history, entertainment and culture, there’s an exciting experience around every corner. Make sure to check out the carriageway entrances or courtyards accompanying many restaurants, cafes, galleries, shops and clubs where you may find gardens and fountains you can relax in. Shopping - The French Quarter’s Shopping experience features Art Galleries (many manned with the artists), unique and eclectic Shops and Boutiques that include Antiques, Jewelry, Hats, Clothing, Trinkets, Spices and Candy and much much more. From Royal, Chartres, and Decatur Streets, The French Market, Jax Brewery, to Canal Place including the side streets throughout, you can find shopping around every corner. Including those featured on pages: 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 Dining - Known for it’s cajun, seafood, creole and favorites such as jambalaya, seafood gumbo, red beans and rice and crawfish, the Quarter is a diverse culinary experience from casual dining, cafe’s and bars to the many world-class fine dining restaurants. Including those featured on pages 5, 8, 10, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 32 Entertainment - Enjoy the sights and sounds of local musicians throughout the streets, Clubs or Jackson Square day and night. The energy of the live bands, artists and DJ’s, whether it be local blues, jazz, R&B, Cajun, Zydeco or other music simply piped in, with such a diverse venue you can enjoy it all. Including those featured on pages 5, 13, 18, 25, 26, 27, 30 Salons/Spas/Hotel/Services - Whether you need a trip to the Salon or Spa for you or your pet, a room for your next trip, groceries, housing or just need something different, the Quarter has all it. Including those featured on pages 10, 12, 14, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 Map of the Quarter - Pages 16-17 - your helpful aide to help guide you through the Quarter.

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French Quarter Guide Your Local Guide to Services • Products • Entertainment • Events

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Attractions & Things To Do In The French Quarter 1 - The French Market - French Market Place - 250+ year old market with fresh produce, handicrafts and flea market type booths. 2 - Royal Street - Stroll and take in the entertainment local musicians, performing artists, the art galleries, upscale antique stores, landmark hotels and interesting specialty shops. 3 - Jackson Square - Enjoy the sights and sounds of local musicians, street corner painters, mimes and much more. 4 - St Louis Cathedral - Take a self-guided tour of the oldest catholic church in the United States in Jackson Square. 5 - Bourbon Street - 8 blocks of people watching day and night, bars, shops and many fine restaurants. 6 - Shops at Jax Brewery - 600 Decatur St. - 110 year old old brewery for a taste of New Orleans history and shopping. 7 - Riverwalk Marketplace - 500 Port of New Orleans Place - with views of the Mississippi, visit the retail shops and restaurants. 8 - Canal Place - 333 Canal Street - Many fine shops to browse. 9 - Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve - 419 Decatur St - Free ranger-led riverfront tour daily leaving at 9:30am from the Jean Lafitte French Quarter Visitor Center location. 10 - The 1850 House - 523 Saint Ann St - Tues through Sun 10 am 4:30 pm. The 1850 House is an antebellum row house furnished to represent life in mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans. 11 - Old US Mint - 400 Esplanade Ave - Tues through Sun 10 am - 4:30 pm. Built in 1835 during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, who had advocated for its establishment in order to help finance development of the nation's western frontier. 12 - New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park - 916 N Peters Street - Regular jazz performances, lectures, films, and visual displays. It is also the starting point for jazz walking tours. Page 6

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February 7th, 6:30PM - Mardi Gras Parade - Krewe of Muses - Uptown: Organized in 2000, the Krewe of Muses is named after the legendary daughters of Zeus. In Greek mythology, muses were patrons of the arts and sciences, as well as sources of inspiration for artists, poets, philosophers, and musicians. Formed by more than 650 riders, this all-female organization is the only one of its kind that parades at night. February 8th, 6:30PM - Mardi Gras Parade - Krewe d'Etat - Uptown: Founded in 1996, Le Krewe d'Etat features 21 floats, including a special signature High Priest Float. Its floats adhere to a traditional style of design that impart Le Krewe d'Etat's satirical theme, which has been voted "Best of Carnival" by critics.The Captain and officers ride on horseback throughout the parade. February 9th, 11AM - Mardi Gras Parade - Krewe of Iris - Uptown: Founded in 1917, the Krewe of Iris first started parading in 1959, and it is the oldest and largest all-female krewe in New Orleans. Named for the Goddess of the Rainbow and Messenger to the Gods, the krewe sticks to strict Carnival traditions, wearing fulllength masks and white gloves.The Krewe of Iris has 900 riders, 32 floats, 12 equestian units and marching bands. February 10th, 11:45AM - Mardi Gras Parade - Krewe of Mid-City: Founded in 1933, the Krewe of Mid-City is the 5th-oldest continuously parading organization of the New Orleans Mardi Gras season. Often called "The best day parade in Mardi Gras," Mid-City has gained a reputation for having themes dedicated to children and for having some of the best bands in Mardi Gras from all over the country. February 12th, 10AM - Mardi Gras Parade - Krewe of Rex - Uptown: Founded in 1872,The Krewe Of Rex is one of the oldest participating groups in Mardi Gras.They formed in a New Orleans still recovering from the civil war as a way to entice tourists to visit the city and businesses to put down roots in the community.

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The name Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday, a day of feasting before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. This day is also known as Shrove Tuesday. New Orleans first celebrated Mardi Gras in 1743 with Governor Marquis de Vaudreuil hosting a Carnival ball. New Orleans' Carnival had many similarities to Carnival in Europe. They were both celebrated privately and publicly by all ranks of people. Europe and New Orleans had Carnival balls and they both marched and celebrated in the streets as well. Floats became part of the New Orleans celebration in 1837 and since then have become an integral aspect of festivities. In 1872, the official colors of Mardi Gras were chosen based on an honored visitor to New Orleans: Russian Grand Duke Alexis Romanoff. The purple stands for justice, the green for faith, and the gold for power. Mardi Gras has events organized by private clubs known as krewes. Today there are about 60 krewes that plan the parades and balls of New Orleans' Mardi Gras. The oldest krewe, the Krewe of Comus, was founded in 1857 by men who feared the outrageous antics of Mardi Gras would lead to the holiday being outlawed. Mardi Gras became a legal holiday in Louisiana in 1875. One of the most popular traditions of Mardi Gras is the King Cake, which is a coffee cake pastry with a plastic baby inside. Traditionally, whoever finds the baby in his or her piece of cake is said to have good fortune throughout the year and must provide the King Cake for next year's party.

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Embracing the Essence of Art Greg Creason's Paintings Excerpt of Story by Libby Allen New Orleans gallery owner and artist, Greg Creason, has proven himself as an intuitive and original troubadour in the local arts scene. His paintings capture the essence of women and transform the feeling of an ordinary moment into something inexplicable and honest. Creason began his artistic career by creating realistic cityscapes, which reflected a more accurate and detailed vision of the world around him. His style has evolved, however, into more abstract realms which form a stronger meaning of the subject matter in his work. His most recent series of paintings are elemental, minimal and abstract portraits of women. Creason's portraits of women are romantic and whimsical; if you look closely they seem to tell a story. "I think women really do understand what I'm saying in my paintings. When a woman buys my work it's the ultimate compliment," Creason said. Creason spent years experimenting with applied materials and bleach on satin-silk van cases to perfect what he calls "modern art with a traditional flare". Creason's goal is to capture the essence of New Orleans by creating the image of motion through toning hues and shadows and experimenting with shapes. To do this on silk, he takes the material and stretches it over wood frames to create his canvas. His subtractive approach of applying bleach to the material allows him to take away and add tones to develop a three-dimensional look on a two-dimensional surface. Though his media - calligraphy inks, markers, dyes and colored pencils - are traditional, his trademark style is unconventional. Needless to say, color and tone are vital elements of Creason's work; they provide the vessel through which Creason's subjects come alive. Though, as one would expect, bleach is a very harsh substance and Creason has to use caution when experimenting with it on his paintings. "The bleach process of adding color back into the material is what gives me the ability to reach all of these different color tones. The process is very unforgiving; there's not much room for error," Creason said. "You can have a lot of control, but at the same time no control. Bleach has a mind of its own. You have to understand shadows, light and under-shadows to get it to pop off the canvas." Creason's work embraces the spirit of New Orleans, and, in his most recent series, the essence of women. His work is honest, insightful and full of color and vibrancy. Creason's studio, Creason's Fine Art Gallery, which is located at 632 Royal Street, houses his art work.

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Neighborhood Notes

Whats Going On In The French Quarter

Dreamy Weenies has opened at 740 North Rampart Street with something for everyone.They offer a variety of dogs and sausages including halal, vegan and kosher, with every imaginable topping. Brand new to the French Quarter, across from the French Market, you will find Caseys In The Quarter. Located at 91 French Market Place, stop by and visit this new Bar & Grill. February 21st-24th, Craig Tracy, of Craig Tracy’s Painted Alive Body Painting Gallery at 827 Royal Street will be traveling to Key West, Florida, where he will be painting Live! at the brand new DeRubeis Gallery location on Duval St. Hard Rock Café begins the new year in a new location with a new look. Now located at 125 Bourbon Street, they have joined the world famous Bourbon Street experience.

The Golden Lantern, located at 1239 Royal Street, is under new ownership and have many exciting events going on. They feature live impersonators, live music, face painting and much more. Newly opened Rico’s Drunken Burrito can be found at 409 Bourbon Street. Here, you can enjoy the experience building your own burrito with fresh ingredients.

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Twelve years before Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans, The French Market Restaurant & Bar began serving outstanding seafood and ice-cold drinks to visitors and natives alike. Today the ambience remains the same. Join Chef David Picou in savoring our grand traditions!

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