Things To Do In New Orleans

Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour with Alice Cooper at Smoothie King Center on September 4 at 8 p.m. (Up to 27% Off)

Motley Crue

Smoothie King Center

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The final tour sees Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, & Mick Mars going out big, performing glam-metal hits with special guest Alice Cooper

$53.50 $40

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The Sweet Spot New Orleans: Red Light Special at Eiffel Society on Friday, January 30, at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot New Orleans: Red Light Special

Eiffel Society

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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$40 for Two-Hour Kayaking Tour for Two from Kayak-iti-Yat (an $80 Value)

Kayak-iti-Yat

Bayou St. John

Two-hour tours in ergonomically designed kayaks explore historic neighborhoods of Faubourg St. John and Park Island

$80 $40

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Big Easy Aerial Tour for Two, or One- or Three-Lesson Flight Package from Flight Academy of New Orleans (50% Off)

Flight Academy of New Orleans LLC

New Orleans

Certified pilots fly aircraft over New Orleans’ downtown during aerial tours; flying lessons include flight time in a C152

$230 $125

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Entry to BLT Ball Mardi Gras Party for One, Two, or Four on February 13 Plus Specialty Drinks (Up to 57% Off)

BLT Ball

Jefferson

Musicians belt out high-energy tunes as costumed guests sip drinks and hit dance floor during annual themed event

$40 $19

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Two Months of Gymnastics Classes for One or Two Students at Empire Gymnastics Academy (Up to 60% Off)

Empire Gymnastics Academy

Jefferson

Kids of all experience levels flip, tumble, and build strength while making friends at a gym helmed by a former Elite Power Tumbler

$245 $99

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On-Ramp Program with 10 CrossFit Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Metairie CrossFit (Up to 74% Off)

Metairie CrossFit

New Orleans

After completing a beginner's training program, CrossFit students begin challenging functional-fitness workouts

$150 $39

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Four Weeks of Membership and Unlimited Fitness Classes at Go Fit Farm (65% Off)

Go Fit Farm

New Orleans

From the merchant: Come and sample our exciting Zumba and Strength classes, and see why we get results!

$160 $56

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$10 for a Day at the Races with Concessions at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots ($25 Value)

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

Fair Grounds New Orleans

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Third-oldest track in the U.S. hosts spectators in an upscale clubhouse with simulcasts of other tracks’ races year-round

$25 $10

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Dance Classes at Lakeview Creative Arts Center (Up to 58% Off)

Lakeview Creative Arts Center

Lake Shore - Lake Vista

Dance classes for all ages include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet, which also includes more advanced pointe courses

$135 $59

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Four- or Eight-Hour Kayak Rental from Joe Rugs Water Adventures (Up to 53% Off)

Joe Rugs Water Adventures

Ponchartrain Park

Explore the expansive water along the French Quarter via kayak

$65 $32

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$20 for 20 Classes at Shanti Yoga Shala ($260 Value)

Shanti Yoga Shala

East Riverside

Lunchtime and evening Vinyasa classes for all experience levels; Vinyasa yoga improves flexibility and strength in a fluid series of poses

$260 $20

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5 or 10 Mat Pilates, PiYo, or Pi-Rx Classes at 504 FIT (Up to 54% Off)

504 FIT

West Riverside

Students increase strength and flexibility in PiYo classes, which combine yoga and Pilates; PiRX, which adds TRX exercises; or mat Pilates

$95 $45

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3-in-1 Cemetery Walking Tour for Two or Four from Witches Brew Tours (Up to 62% Off)

Witches Brew Tours

French Quarter

Walking tour travels through historic haunts, including the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and Congo Square

$50 $19

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10 Karate Classes with One Anti-Bullying Class and Uniform for One or Two Kids at My Dojo Karate (Up to 87% Off)

My Dojo Karate

Multiple Locations

Through safe, fun classes kids aged 3 and up get in better physical shape while strengthening their minds

$209 $29

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$13 for NOLA Home Show for Two ($26 Value)

NOLA Home Show

Convention Center

Hundreds of exhibitors plus local and celebrity designers share tips for home design and renovation

$26 $13

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Single-Day or Full Registration or Entry to Masquerade Ball at The Hands On Literary Festival (Up to 53% Off)

The Hands On Literary Festival

Hotel Maifon St. Charles

Ring in the new year with a four-day literary festival featuring informative panels and culminating in a masquerade ball

$120 $60

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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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Cirque du Soleil's “Varekai” at Smoothie King Center on November 19–23 (Up to 40% Off)

Cirque du Soleil's “Varekai”

Smoothie King Center

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A wounded hero wanders a magic forest populated by aerialists, acrobats, dancers, contortionists, jugglers, and clowns in surreal costumes

$66.15 $39.50

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Amid the high-tech environs of a climate-controlled arena with a turf field, Playmakers Indoor Sports facilitates the frolicking needs of recreationalists with a full menu of soccer, lacrosse, flag football, and paintball. Throughout the year, members of various skill levels unite at the enclosed facility for leagues and pickup games, eliminating alfresco annoyances such as bad weather and verbally abusive seagulls. Every Friday night, the Northshore location's field sprouts a series of inflatable bunkers for paintball sessions, during which sharpshooters strap on provided protective gear and the equipment necessary for dappling human canvases with high-speed brushstrokes. Staffers further enlighten budding athletes during sports camps and kids' programs, and the facility can be rented out for private parties.

6124 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans,
LA
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Preservation is as much a priority as presentation at LeMieux Galleries, which is why the displays that the shop crafts from thousands of frames and acid-free mats often involve leaving a buffer of air between delicate paintings and glass. Framers there ensure that stolen copies of the Declaration of Independence can be secretly enjoyed for generations to come with their careful framing techniques, which can preserve the natural edge of paper and safeguard the stitches of antique needlework. In more than a quarter century in the business, the store has displayed everything from souvenir magazines to jerseys within their frames, the styles of which range from sleek contemporary to the ornate gold moulding that grows unbidden in French palaces. LeMieux Galleries also exhibits sculptures, paintings, and ceramics by artists from the Gulf South.

332 Julia Street
New Orleans,
LA
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Facilitating the fan-delighting collision of comic-book universes and intergalactic heroes, Wizard World organizes Comic Cons and pop-culture conventions across the continent. At each event, stars from the silver screen set down roots in booths across the convention floor, wielding markers for autographs and their photo-op-ready smiles. Past guests have run the gamut from William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, and the cast of AMC?s The Walking Dead. Away from the crowds, stars also participate in talks and Q&A panels as part of the event?s programming. Along with beloved actors, Wizard World?s conventions grant guests a chance to interact with writers and artists as well as partake in activities such as gaming tournaments and costume contests.

900 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans,
LA
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Certified under the Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Academy of New Orleans puts wind under student's wings with professional, structured flight-training programs. Their staff of licensed and FAA-certified aviators instructs small classes that allow one-on-one interaction between students and Certified Flight Instructors for more vigorous training. The team tutors neophyte flyers in a variety of lessons that range in length and topic. The aviators also offer aerial tours that soar over New Orleans' French Quarter, the Mississippi River, and the glistening bayous of South Louisiana.

5701 Walter Beech St.
New Orleans,
LA
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Dubbed a “powerhouse of comedy” by the Austin Chronicle, The New Movement unleashes a dizzying number of comedy shows that belie the institution’s young age. Founded in 2009 by improvisers Chris Trew and Tami Nelson, the theater and conservatory has already established itself in two cities, training fledgling performers in the art of the extemporaneous by inspiring them to take comedic risks on stage, whether it’s connecting emotionally with a character or performing actual surgery. Whether or not the performers are costumed or bearing props, they aim to create a fully realized world on stage through grounded situations and elegant but always creative transitions between scenes.

907 South Peters Street
New Orleans,
LA
US

Bruno's Tavern occupies three corners of Maple and Hillary, just as it did when it opened in 1934. But thanks to a four-year-long rebuilding project, the pub's collection of Tulane and Saints memorabilia hangs on new walls alongside plasma TVs. While watching games, patrons can sip 20 types of draft beer and tuck into debris po’ boys, Crystal hot sauce burgers, and Boudreaux sweet-potato fries with blue cheese, pecans, and golden raisins.

7538 Maple St
New Orleans,
LA
US