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Dirty Linen Night

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09 Sat Aug 2014

Dirty Linen Night

This free event is an art festival featuring art galleries, antique shops, jewelry stores and other specialty shops designated only by plain wooden signs, and holds the work of local artisans and specialized craftspeople have been the street’s mainstay for many years.

Many of the participating galleries and shops give away dirty martinis and dirty rice (for the uninitiated, Cajun-style white rice with chicken livers and giblets). Laundry baskets outside the participating businesses add yet another touch of whimsy to Dirty Linen Night, along with suggestions by the Royal Street merchants for people to wear the linens they might have soiled the week before during White Linen Night. The evening also features participating musical groups, wandering clowns and mimes and other innovative entertainment features.