Monthly Archives: August 2011

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Southern Decadence

The fortieth annual Southern Decadence  will be celebrated Labor Day weekend, August 31st to September 6, 2011. Considered one of the top gay destinations in the world, Southern Decadence is known as the”Gay Mardi Gras” and attracts tens of thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered participants each year. New Orleans has issued an Official Proclamation to welcome Southern Decadence to the city in recognition of the large financial impact the celebration has on the city.

The official colors for this year’s event are Fuchsia Pink, Black and Silver. The official song is Firework by Katy Perry, and the theme is “Viva New Orleans:What Happens in New Orleans Stays in New Orleans”. , to borrow from another rather unrestrained American city. The parade will be led by Grand Marshals Misael Rubio and Tiffany Alexander on Sunday through the streets of the Big Easy.

We book early at 1896 O’Malley House for Southern Decadence, so start planning ahead for next year!

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Jazz’n the Vines

Pontchartrain Vineyards presents the 2011 Jazz’n the Vines Outdoor Music Concert Series on various evenings throughout the summer from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

For example, on Aug 27, enjoy the beautiful Jazz stylings of Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders.

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Admission: $10.00/person Children 12 and under are no charge

Where: 81250 Old Military Road (La Hwy 1082) in Bush

DO Bring: Picnic dinner, lawn chair, picnic dinner, flashlight, and umbrella

NO outside wine, beer or sprits, pets, BBQ or fire pits allowed.

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White Linen Night!

New Orleans has always been hot in the summer. In the days prior to the delightful invention of whole-house air conditioning, like we have at 1896 O’Malley House, ladies wore white dresses and gentlemen donned white linen suits to escape some of the summer doldrums.

White Linen Night is a celebration of those bygone days, when modern-day ladies and gentlemen stroll the Warehouse Art District on the first Saturday night in August in their white linen. Occasionally you will even glimpse stylish white hats.

This year, as sponsored by Whitney Bank, White Linen Night will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. Julia Street will be blocked off for four blocks for so that the strollers can visit approximately 20 different art galleries. The Contemporary Arts Center . will host a White Linen Night party as well, with an art show and live music.

Complimentary hand-held fans will be available at each gallery and at booths along Julia Street . Sample New Orleans’ cuisine from local eateries and sip on cool drinks as you stroll from gallery to gallery. Enjoy the music flowing from the outdoor stages from several local musicians.

For only $10 (free for CAC members), the official after party at the Contemporary Arts Center is a must-do! You will hear great music, enjoy real art and mingle with an enthusiastic crowd. Cash bars and food are at hand from 9 p.m.-midnight.

When you’ve had your fill of White Linen, return to your cool room at the 1896 O’Malley House for a restful night in luxurious bed linens!

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