While Mardi Gras in New Orleans remains the world’s best free party, that only happens over the course of two weeks in the spring. But you can still get your Mardi Gras on, and learn a little something in the process, by visiting the Mardi Gras Museum, which is just above the venerable Arnaud’s Restaurant. Peruse vintage costumes, masks, throws, and photos through the decades to see the roots of this traditional celebration that the city is best known for.
Get your collective motors revving with Esoterotica, a free series of sexy performances by local writers and agents provocateurs hosted by the All Ways Lounge. It’s different every week, but always inclusive of everyone’s desires and proclivities.