Nightlife in Destrehan

Bustout Burlesque at House of Blues New Orleans on Friday, December 20, at 8 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

Bustout Burlesque

House of Blues New Orleans

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Rated in Travel Channel’s top 10 burlesque shows, a 1950s-style revue evokes vintage Bourbon Street glamour with sassy, seductive dancers

$31 $16

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Melissa Etheridge: This is ME at Saenger Theatre on December 1 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Melissa Etheridge: This is M.E.

Saenger Theatre New Orleans

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Academy- and Grammy Award-winning folk-pop artist plays songs from her new album, This is M.E., and greatest hits

$62 $31

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"Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Music Is Awesome!" at Saenger Theatre New Orleans on December 2 (Up to 43% Off)

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!

Saenger Theatre

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Colorful and hip kids’ show celebrates the awesomeness of music with happy toy monsters and human friends DJ Lance Rock and Biz Markie

$53.05 $31.81

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Thanksgiving Throwdown with Rebirth Brass Band and Glen David Andrews on November 27 at 10 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Thanksgiving Throwdown with Rebirth Brass Band and Glen David Andrews

The Howlin' Wolf

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Grammy-winning funk-and-roots band lays down thick washes of brass and chant-driven vocals; charismatic singer/trombonist Glen David Andrews

$37.61 $18

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Yeah You Rite! Live Show with Dinner at Club Bamboula's on December 4 at 8 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

Yeah You Rite!

Club Bamboula's

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Local TV show Yeah You Rite! becomes a vaudevillian dinner-theater experience packed with music, dancing, and New Orleans legends

$75 $39

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Bamboula's

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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"Africa Umoja" at Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, December 5–11 (Up to 52% Off)

"Africa Umoja"

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

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Globe-trotting revue celebrates South African culture with both centuries-old traditions and more recent dance styles

$102.20 $49

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Pub Cuisine at Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe (55% Off). Two Options Available.

Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe

Saint John

Venue with live acts offers food such as pork sliders, wings, smoked sausage sandwiches with caramelized onions, and mushroom swiss burgers

$20 $9

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Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Lamar Dixon Expo Center on December 6 or 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Lamar Dixon Exposition Center

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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Featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Rivershack Tavern's historic 100+ year-old edifice envelops daring pub dishes and cold drinks served within a dart's throw of the Mississippi River. Classically trained chef Mike Baskind executes a robust menu that jump-starts waning taste buds with its snack-a-tizers such as fried green tomatoes ($6.75) and fierce alligator sausage ($6) that isn't afraid to talk back to mouths. Heaping sandwiches have playful monikers to delight diners and to conceal the meaty operatives' real names, such as the pastrami-filled Ben D. Rules sandwich ($9.25). A seven-sandwich-deep po' boy lineup includes crunchy delights such as a fried oyster po' boy ($11.75). The historic, worn-in setting surrounds patrons in classic wood-paneled tavern décor and entertains with its rotating calendar of live music.

3449 River Rd
Jefferson,
LA
US

Clouds of fog roll through darkened halls, concealing mercenaries tracking their target’s movement. Before their trap can be sprung, the unthinkable happens: their vests begin to vibrate as a giggling child yells, "Got you!"Laser Tag of Baton Rouge's family-friendly laser-tag sessions thrust players aged 7 and older into similar faux combat, peppered with flashing lights and thumping music. Players race through a 7,500-square-foot multilevel arena brandishing Gen 6 laser-tag weapons that dole out precise shots and automated score updates. Special scenarios challenge players to work cooperatively toward a shared goal; for instance, in the Fugitive mission, one or two targets must escape a group intent on their capture.

Between bouts inside the arena, players can test their gaming skills at the center's arcade, which is filled with contemporary and classic machines. Each game is outfitted with the Power Play system, a swipe-card-and-sensor combo that tracks remaining game credits, relieving players from the hassle of endlessly fishing for quarters. The arcade also leads to an observation deck that looks onto the laser-tag arena, giving spectators a giant's-eye view of the combat below.

8855 Veterans Blvd.
Metairie,
LA
US

For more than 25 years, Melius Bar & Cafe has been dishing out comfort fare and boozy beverages in a casual sports-bar atmosphere with 10 flat-screen televisions for taking in local teams. With a straightforward menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, early birds can munch on traditional cuisine, including the Bucktown special made with two eggs any style, two sausages or three bacon slices, and two slice of texas toast ($3.50), and afternooners can dig into a specialty, such as a burger ($6.25), salad ($2.75+), or fries ($1.75+). Regular happy hours keep parched patrons hydrated with bubbly drinks, and weekly lunch specials remind palates why they choose to go into tasting instead of accounting. With pool tables, shuffleboard, darts, and video poker, bar-room game sharks can hone their sporting skills in a random game play or join a league to show off proper thumb-stretching techniques.

1701 Lake Ave
Metairie,
LA
US

Though its name implies a quick chug or hurried meal, most customers tend to linger at Down the Hatch. That?s because the bar and grill offers scads of activities and creative Cajun-inspired bites to keep loungers happy long into the night. Most evenings here start at a dining room table, where alligator po-boys, smoky pulled pork, and Angus beef burgers are some of the menu?s biggest crowd-pleasers. As the food disappears from plates and more drinks get ordered, crowds diverge onto the brick patio or linger around the bar or jukebox. Amid the festive groups, there are even folks getting work done courtesy of the free Wi-Fi and the belief that the best writers are inspired by whiskey.

1921 Sophie Wright Pl
New Orleans,
LA
US

As chefs simmer authentic New Orleans shrimp étouffée and watch gulf shrimp blacken, chicken and andouille-sausage gumbo bubbles in a pot nearby, filling the kitchen with a spicy aroma. Marigny Brasserie’s menu earned a "good to very good rating" across the board from Zagat, thanks in part to its menu of creole favorites and its wine list. Diners at the bar can peer over at a stained-glass inset of the Marigny Triangle, while those who choose to eat outside can catch a glimpse of Frenchmen Street in person. On some nights, guests can taste spicy shrimp while listening to musicians tune guitars and fill their maracas with fresh bees.

640 Frenchmen St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Friendly bartenders have been serving up pints of Guinness to sports enthusiasts since Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar first opened its doors in 1949. Decades of Irish paraphernalia line the exposed brick walls, which envelop guests as they sip brews at the lengthy wooden bar or bite into seafood-studded poboys and corned-beef sandwiches in vinyl booths. While 20 televisions document the progress of the day?s sporting events, diners can snag chalk from the pool table to prep their cues for a game of eight ball or to draw a mournful outline around an empty basket of fried okra.

2604 Magazine St
New Orleans,
LA
US