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People explore food options and crafts at Tet Fest.

The Crescent City keeps on going with merriment in a host of activities, including a few vestiges of Carnival and Valentine's Day mixed in with a celebration of Vietnamese culture and cuisine.

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Crowds gather for Tet Fest at Mary Queen of Vietnam Church in 2023.

Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, 14001 Dwyer Blvd. in New Orleans, celebrates the Vietnamese Lunar New Year with a three-day TET FESTIVAL Friday to Sunday. Enjoy information about Vietnam, its customs and costumes, along with the array of food and entertainment — from drums to dragons and lots in between. Check out the offerings starting at 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Check out the flavor and beauty of the festival here.

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Artists unidentified, Independent Order of Odd Fellows Heart in Hands Staffs (detail), 1850–1900, Paint and gold leaf on wood, American Folk Art Museum, Gift of Kendra and Allen Daniel, Pho

More than 80 objects that will help unravel the histories of fraternal orders are part of "MYSTERY AND BENEVOLENCE: MASONIC AND ODD FELLOWS FOLK ART"?on display at The Historic New Orleans Collection Friday through May 10. "Mystery and Benevolence" was curated by the American Folk Art Museum in New York and looks at a variety of artifacts, ceremonial regalia and more. The exhibit will be in the center's Tricentennial Wing at 520 Royal St. in the French Quarter. Admission is free, reservations recommended. Have a look at the some of the historic items here.

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'Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles' will be the next LPO concert events at the Orpheum Theater.

There are two chances to rock with the LPO for the?"CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way. Hear two dozen Beatles songs with the orchestra and the sounds the way they were recorded. Matthew Kraemer conducts, with the quartet of Adam Hastings, Tony Kishman, Tom Teeley and Chris McBurney providing "Penny Lane," "I Am the Walrus" and more. Tickets start at $28. Check out the "Hard Day's Night" here.

Eagles November 19, 2022

Don Henley of The Eagles performs at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov.? 19. The show included a performance of the entire 'Hotel California' album and other hits.

More rock makes a roll into New Orleans when the Smoothie King Center sets the stage for "EAGLES: THE LONG GOODBYE FINAL TOUR"?plays with special guest?STEELY DAN Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Jam to classic works like "Witchy Woman," "Tequila Sunrise," "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California." Tickets for the grand finale start at $145. Head over and check it out before they're "Already Gone."


Ali Wong poses for a Red Carpet portrait at the 75th Emmy Awards on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Get ready to laugh out loud Saturday at 8 p.m. for?ALI WONG LIVE, the Emmy-winning comedian and actor who takes to the stage of the Mahalia Jackson Theater. With several specials to her credit, as well as appearing in and executive producing the Netflix comedy "Beef," she is on a cross-country tour. Tickets start at $49.50. Check out the funny here.


Bubba looks out from his castle as the Krewe of Mardi PAWS parades in Covington to the theme 'Tails From the Barkside,' Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023. Founded in 1996, the pooch parade is a fundraiser for Scott's Wish, which strives to make a difference in the lives of people and pets. (Staff photo by Scott Threlkeld, | The Times-Picayune)

Mardi Gras madness isn't quite over, especially on the north shore when the?MARDI PAWS PARADE puts their best paws forward Sunday at 2 p.m. in downtown Covington. "Bark-N-Roll" is the theme for this bark-a-palooza that starts at East Kirkland and North Florida streets. Registration is $25. There's also a costume contest and post-parade fun at the Tammany Trace-Covington Trailhead. Check out more on the parade fun here.

The lost history of New Orleans' two Chinatowns

The Soon On Tong vault in Cypress Grove Cemetery, built in 1904, was used for ceremonies and temporary entombment until remains were ready for shipment back to China. When this old custom faded, Greenwood Cemetery became the final resting place, in below-ground graves, for many in the local Chinese-American community.

As part of the "Coming to America" lecture series, Deutsches Haus presents immigrant expert Winston Ho and RESEARCHING CHINESE AMERICAN HISTORY IN NEW ORLEANS, about those who came to the area as early as 1870 and have had an impact in many areas of the local economy and growth of the region. The series focuses on the lives and adventures of those who came to the shores for the American dream. The free event starts at 2 p.m. Sunday at 1700 Moss St., New Orleans. Take a closer look at this topic here.

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