Monday, August 04, 2008

Dirty Linen Night in the French Quarter

Now that you've celebrated White Linen Night, it's time for Dirty Linen Night! Royal Street is one of my favorite strolls in NOLA. We love wandering in & out of the antique shops, art galleries & stores that line this famous avenue in the French Quarter. A good friend of ours had a wonderful gallery on Royal before Hurricane Katrina. But.... I don't want to digress into that.

Dirty Linen Night began as the Royal Street merchants response to the Warehouse District's White Linen Night. Now, it includes Dumaine Street, Jackson Square & Dutch Alley Artist's Co-Op. You will be surrounded by sidewalk music, performances & demonstrations. Enjoy dirty martinis, dirty rice ~ you get the idea :) The shops will be open late, and many offer special sales for the night. You will see lots of laundry baskets as props too.

Blocks 500 to 1000 of Royal will be closed to traffic turning the street into a great pedestrain mall.

The festivities will wrap up with a Second Line Parade. It will start at Dutch Alley Artist's Co-op ( Decatur & Dumaine ) around 8:45 pm. From there, you will end up on Bourbon Street.

Dirty Linen Night Art Walk
Saturday, August 9th, 2008
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Royal Street & surroundings
French Quarter
New Orleans, LA

This year, Dirty Linen Night has partnered with a non-profit called Better Opportunities Right Now. "BORN specific purpose is to provide Better Opportunities Right Now by connecting socio-economically disadvantage citizens with life skills information and resources through education, advocacy and referral services."

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