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🎄 ‘Twas the weekend before Christmas

‘Twas the weekend before Christmas and all through the city...

by Clint Durrett | December 20, 2018

‘Twas the weekend before Christmas and all through the city, good things were happening between the lake and the Mississippi. A new parade was had in the East with care, while New Orleans broke a record thanks to a media pair. We talked to DJ Soul Sister who explained her badass beats. And the fog swooped in last night, which filled all the streets. Now there’s this newsletter with events you can pick. They come just in time – ahead of Saint Nick. 🎅

Wasn’t that fun? – Jingle on the Boulevard … (The rhyming, we agree, was also on point.)

The Jingle On The Boulevard parade was a BIG first for the East. The parade had 12 floats and dozens of dancing groups. If you missed this recipe of fun firsts in the East, here’s the photos we captured to feed that FOMO. 📸

Crushin’ it in the Supa-dome – Breaking records

We wanna hug it out with y’all about how awesome it was THAT A WORLD RECORD WAS BROKEN last weekend. Jessica Dupart (@darealbbjudy) and Raynell Steward (@Supa_Cent) beat out Hong Kong for the biggest toy giveaway in the world. File this one under: Local Win🏆

Soul Sister, flow sister – DJ Soul Sister’s groove

“I’m only looking for records that make me happy, and then those are the records that wind up going in my set” – DJ Soul Sister. We spoke to the Queen of the Rare Groove about what she brings to the turn-tables when she spins her vinyl wonderland into our ears. We also spoke to her on how her groove gives back to society. Here’s how she spins success. 🎧

By gosh, by golly – Bougier than brunch

(GASP!) We know. What could be bougier than brunch? (Shrugs) How about Réveillon dinner? (Nods) How about Réveillon dinner at the Country Club? (Faints) Well, it’s true. And let’s face it: brunch is fantastic. But combine the forces of a fine brunching spot with a festive feasting holiday tradition and you have an occasion for sashaying into the Bywater. We sent in a victim to the delicious den to detail the dinner.  🥂

Your Weekend Planner


Port Orleans Brewing – “Elf” screening — 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Son of a nutcracker! Tickets to the musical at the Saenger have you angrier than Miles Finch that you can’t watch Buddy pass through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest? OUR buddies at Port Orleans will be screening the OG version – the movie.


Holy Ground Irish Pub Annual Christmas Party – 8 p.m. – til

If you’ve been good, Santa will be there. If you’ve been bad, Krampus will be there. And If you have been on a shelf, an elf named Tommy will be there. Games, gifts and guffaws will be available at this annual merry moment of the year.


Le Petit Theatre – “A Christmas Carol” (Various times)

The classic will feature several young artists from the theater’s newly launched Young Conservatory Program. Tickets start as low as $15.

What Else You Should Know

Clint Durrett

Clint Durrett

Hi. I’m Clint.
I’m the Local Market Manager for Very Local New Orleans. I’ve lived in New Orleans since 2001 and been living my best life in this rad place since that year.
I have 10 years of broadcast journalism and digital media experience. Before Very Local New Orleans, I worked for WDSU-TV – producing, product developing, digital media managing– I’ve done it all. I’ve seen first-hand the trials we’ve suffered in this city and the celebrations we’ve enjoyed. I love New Orleans. It’s home.
I’m going to work my hardest to bring you the content and experiences you care about to live your best life here in one of the best cities on the planet.
I love finding things to do here – concerts, food, drinks, nerding out, etc. And I love sharing those things with others.
Contact me via email. Gimme a shout on social. If you see something you think we should know about, hit me up. If you see something that needs fixing on the site, ditto. I want this website to be yours, too. Not just one I manage, but one we as a community and New Orleanians use to help us live our best lives.

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