Palm Court Jazz Cafe hosts the Secret Order of Obituary Cocktail

The Legendary gathering of French Quarter residents, inspired by the book Obituary Cocktail by Kerri McCaffety, meets this Friday at the Palm Court Jazz Cafe from 6-7pm. They open their doors at 1204 Decatur Street for 5:45pm.  Bottoms up!
More information at the Obituary Cocktail Website.

Paint-A-Pumpkin 2006 this Saturday

The Lower Decatur Merchants Association and have teamed up to sponsor a new annual event for the kids of New Orleans. Inspired by the traditional fall pumpkin sales at the French Market’s produce shed, we present:

Paint-A-Pumpkin 2006

Kids of all ages are invited to the 400 block of Governor Nichols (between Decatur Street and French Market Place) on Saturday October 14th from Noon to 3pm. We’ll be painting pumpkins which will be available for a nominal cost (you may bring your own). All of the decorating materials will be provided. Trick-or-Treat bags will be given to all the kids. Other activities include Magic Shows, Balloon art, and Giant Bubble blowing. Costumes are encouraged.

Saturday, October 14th Noon – 3pm

400 Block of Governor Nichols (Next to Mojo Lounge)

A special thanks goes out to our own Tyler’s Pride Produce, located at 67-81 French Market Place, for helping us stock our pumpkin patch. If you ever need wholesale produce in the city be sure to give Chuck a call at (504) 561-8286

Swing Nights at the Whirling Dervish

As An Alternative To The Same Old Thursday Night In NOLA.

Starting Thursday November 9th (And Every Other Thursday Thereafter).


And To Kick It Off, An Early Bird SUPER SPECIAL .50 Cent Shots (Bartender’s Call) & $1.00 Well Drinks & PBR’s From 9:00-11:00 P.M. !!!

Come Early, Get Drunk & Have Fun!

Mary Jane's Emporium makes seven.

Our little neighborhood tobacco shop, Mary Jane’s Emporium, is celebrating seven years in business this week. According to Lower Decatur Street lore the shop opened it’s doors at 1229 Decatur Street on September the 9th, 1999. In honor of the occasion they are having a Party Like It’s 1999 Sale, which means a 17% or more discount on many of the items in the shop, with the biggest exception being tobacco. “We’re already too damn cheap on smokes”, laughs the manager. Sale ends September 30th.

Mary Jane's Emporium at night.
Smoking in the French Quarter since 1999

Congratulations guys, and good luck with the next seven years!

Southern Decadence does Decatur

While we had no “official” events listed on any of the “official” Southern Decadence sites, there were plenty of attendees roaming about the Lower Decatur neighborhood this weekend.

Rebirth on Decatur
Police escort service?
Passing the U.S. Mint
Passing the U.S. Mint

These guys were seen on thier way to the real official parade Sunday. They headed the whole sheebang up with their wonderful banner that sports this years theme, “Rebitrh”, in giant faux ceramic street tiles. Some folks say they were lost, but I’d like to believe that they wanted to show the LD some love.

Memorial Service for Katrina Animals

The Louisiana SPCA, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and St. Anna’s Episcopal Church sponsor a jazz funeral march, interfaith service and reception to honor lost pets and celebrate the bonds that unite people and their animals. The march begins at Esplanade Avenue and Decatur Street, 5 Sun., proceeds to St. Anna’s at 1313 Esplanade Ave., with music by the Treme Brass Band and the Storyville Stompers. The public is invited to bring photos or remembrances of their pets but are requested not to bring animals. Call 415-3514 or 368-5191, ext. 202.

From The Times-Picayune