Don’t call it white-boy Dixieland at this purist live jazz venue, home of the ever-evolving Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who perform and record with the likes of Jack White, Tom Waits, Mos Def, and the Foo Fighters.
New visitors are apt to lose themselves in the Grand Guignol trappings of this French Quarter curio shop. A perfect afternoon for those who are smitten by midwife tools, exotic voodoo “love potions,” and the things that once cured the oddball ills of another time. Gout? Consumption? They’ve got you covered.
Don’t get too tipsy at Arnaud’s French 75 in the French Quarter before meandering up a stairwell to this dimly lit labyrinth holding sequined and bejeweled Carnival costumes from the ’30s to the ’60s.