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Hundred Years of Catholicism in New Art will present The Orléans Collection, Orleans. The exhibit at Old Ursuline an exhibition of works of art from the Convent Museum shares the story of the magnificent collection of the city’s St. Louis Cathedral from its beginnings namesake, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans as a small wooden church to its present- (1689–1723). day iconic edifice. Photographs, portraits, For more information on these cities’ letters and incredibly preserved artifacts 2018 celebrations, contact Huffman will allow guests to explore the rich his- (Sault Ste. Marie) at, tory of the Catholic Church’s three cen- Francisco Gallegos (San Antonio) at turies in New Orleans., And for three months, beginning and Tran (New Orleans) at ttran@new Oct. New Courier Orleans Museum of SFO 26, 1/2 the vertical 2018 ad 1/2.qxp_Layout 1 1/4/18 10:01 AM Page 1 T H E S A N TA F E O P E R A A Season To Remember CANDIDE M A D A M E B U T T E R F LY D O C T O R AT O M I C T H E I TA L I A N G I R L I N A L G I E R S ARIADNE AUF NAXOS “With incredible investments in our city’s museums and cultural institu- tions, awesome new rides at our family- friendly theme parks, and hundreds of events celebrating cuisine and culture throughout the year, it’s a great time to visit San Antonio,” says Matej. The pinnacle of the citywide celebra- tion will be Commemorative Week, May 1–6. Each day carries a specific theme, including history and education, arts, the founding fathers and mothers, the city’s five missions, and its past and current military heritage. Events that follow include the Texas Folklife Festival, June 8–10, celebrating ethnic food, music, dance and crafts; the San Antonio Beer Festival (Oct. 20), fea- turing local and international beers from more than 150 breweries; and the Ford Holiday River Parade (Nov. 23), a night- time procession of floats that kicks off the River Walk’s display of holiday lights. New Orleans is another celebratory city that is turning on the lights for its 300th anniversary in 2018. Luna Fete, running the entire month of December, will feature an unusual art installation and a festival of lights that will use the city’s iconic architecture as the canvas for a large-scale video projection. It’s one of many ways the Crescent City will commemorate its 1718 founding. “New Orleans is rolling out the red carpet and creating many special expe- riences around its past,” says Thu Tran, of the New Orleans CVB. “We have some great tricentennial events groups can plan visits around.” In conjunction with the anniversary, 45 landmarks across the city will highlight specific bits of history through a QR code reader app. At landmarks in the French Quarter, Mid City, Uptown and Downtown, visitors can scan the code to pull up a short video that details the site’s history. April 19 through 25 is NOLA Navy Week, when ships from the U.S., Canada and around the globe will be in New Orleans for a week-long festival, which includes free ship tours and a cook-off between the ships. During the first part of Navy Week, New Orleans will host a flotilla of tall ships near NTA-member Audubon Aquarium. Through the end of June, visitors can catch The Church in the Crescent: Three GROUPS LOVE US! Preview Dinners I Customized Lectures I Backstage Tours I Tailgate Parties Contact Kathy Murphy at or call 505-986-5911 2018 SEASON June 29 through August 25 800-280-4654 13