4940 Chef Menteur Hwy,
New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone: (504) 940-5550
Fax: (504) 945-5819
Named after UNO head coach Ron Maestri, this magnificent space is a famous stadium of New Orleans. UNO Maestri Field, in the University of Maestri Field hosts football tournaments. You can find students and visitors bustling in to watch their favorite team live or just hanging around to enjoy the events happening here. The entire experience of watching a performance, here, is truly exciting.
Located on the University of New Orleans campus, this multi-purpose events arena hosts performances, concerts and sporting events and boasts an Olympic-size swimming pool. The arena is well-known for its excellent acoustic design, making all of its seats "good seats."
Whether you're a regular rum drinker or looking for an introduction to the classic spirit, Old New Orleans Rum Distillery is here to help. This fully functioning rum distillery in New Orleans's Ninth Ward is open for tours Monday through Saturday. The distillery's guided tour takes each visitor through every step of the distillation process before finishing the tour in the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery tasting room. Monday through Friday complimentary transportation is available from The Organic Banana in the French Market and from Huck Finn's on Decatur Street. Tour reservations are required if you plan to take advantage of the complimentary transportation.
Initiated by the talented puppeteer and theater artist Pandora Andrea Gastelum, The Mudlark Public Theatre is a thriving performing arts center that hosts puppet shows, concerts, cabarets, and theater performances. The theater serves as a platform for local talents as well as performers on tour from across the country. Gigs of famous musicians like Bhob Rainey, Skogen and La Ruche feature regularly on it's schedule. Visit their website to know more about the upcoming events.
UNO Human Performance Center is where the students of University of New Orleans head for leisure and to catch up with various happenings. This 1,200 seat space is occupied by students, locals and visitors alike to watch sport tournaments and special events. Here patrons just can't seem to get enough with the thrilling and nail-biting experience while watching the University of New Orleans Privateers basketball teams play live.
In the mood for sipping on a few cocktails and listening to heart-warming music? Then Kajun's Pub is your destination! Unwind yourself after a busy week and tune up the jukebox to catch up on old melodies. You could also catch a glimpse of the local bands such as The Zydepunks, My Graveyard Jaw and The Soul Project. The bartenders are on top of their game, so order up your favorite libation and dance the night away.
The Marigny Theatre Corporation is operated on a non-profit basis to promote local arts and culture, and educate the public on varied subjects. The Faubourg Theater Class spreads the awareness of art and helps individuals hone their theater and performing skills. The theater is available to private individuals to screen their own productions and for private and corporate events.
New Orleans Fairgrounds Racecourse and Slots serves up endless betting action. Check out the action on the racetrack or head indoors to check out some gaming action. With over 600 of the newest slot machines on hand, there are plenty of potential jackpots to hit. Food and drinks are served here as well.
NOCCA is a regional performing center that teaches dance, media arts, music, theater and creative writing. So, if you are looking at taking up such courses, then your search ends here. Known for excellence in imparting educative learning, NOCCA has carved a niche for itself and has earned acclaim around the city. To know more about this center, please check the website.
Once a historic church, Venusian Gardens houses glassblower Eric Ehlenberger's gallery and studio. The gallery is composed of a large installation space featuring Ehlenberge's vision of a fictitious Venusian World and a formal exhibition space that showcases his most recent otherworldly creations. Located five blocks from the French Quarter, the Venusian Gardens Art Gallery is a popular rental space for weddings, cocktail parties, and corporate events.
Nicholas M. Benachi, a consul of Greece, built this grand house in 1858. Located on the intersection of Bayou Road and Esplanade Avenue, Benachi House is considered to be quite an exotic presence. Jim Derbes, who received the 1985 Honor Award for restoration, has brought it to its present beauty. Appointments all through the house are descended from various styles such as Victorian, Rococo revival, Gothic, classical and Empire.
New Orleans sounds can be heard pouring out of the doors of the Balcony Music Club seven nights a week. As the club is located at the edge of the French Quarter and only steps from Frenchman Street nightlife, music lovers can step inside to listen to a wide variety of local music. Performers at the Balcony Music Club have included Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers, The Soul Rebels Brass Band, and Washboard Chaz Trio. Patrons can purchase reasonably priced drinks at the casual club's front bar, or at the large back bar.