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Plan a Staycation and Explore Six Things NOLA Has to Offer

09:00 March 26, 2021
By: Staff

First, have you ever been to a drag brunch?! This Saturday, March 27, head to The Cannery for its Kookie & the Queens drag brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Themed "The Next Best Thing to an Easter Parade", enjoy brunch, bottomless mimosas, and an exciting drag show. There'll even be an Easter scene selfie-wall! 3803 Toulouse St., 504-486-8351,

Next, enjoy a meal in the beautiful outdoor courtyard at Cafe Amelie in the French Quarter. Cafe Amelie features a wonderful brunch with fantastic cocktails, as well as a romantic dinner under the lights, with delicious dishes such as savory salads and braised beef short ribs. 912 Royal St., 504-412-8965,

While in the Quarter, head over to the French Market, where you can shop for everything from food to clothing to art. And after a little shopping, experience serenity at nearby Crescent Park. The park is located on the banks of the Mississippi and offers stunning views.

Or, enjoy your staycation by taking a tour. French Quarter Phantoms Tours offer a variety of outings led by master storytellers. You'll be surprised by the things you can learn in our historic cemeteries. Or enjoy their Garden District Tour or the Music of NOLA Tour. 718 N. Rampart St., 504-666-8300,

Next, live theater is back, responsibly, at the Cutting Edge Theater in Slidell. Enjoy a sassy take on Disney princesses by seeing the theater's newest production, Disenchanted! This award-winning musical will run from April 9th to the 24th. 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell, 985-649-3727,

Finally, what's better than acting like a real-life pirate?! The upcoming, socially distanced, Pirates of the Pontchartrain Festival in Hammond will take place April 10, 11, 17, and 18. Grab your friends and enjoy some fun on the high seas! 46468 River Rd., Hammond, 985-602-9390,

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