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🎶Hot Fun in the Summertime☀

Yes, the heat index is between OMG and WTF already and we’re all sweating, dying from the blazing, bursting UV rays of the sun.

by Mary Staes | May 31, 2019

Brace yourselves, summer is coming. Yes, the heat index is between OMG and WTF already and we’re all sweating, dying from the blazing, bursting UV rays of the sun. So before the night king bids farewell to winter and we feel Drogo’s fire breath of June and July, here are some things to cool your mind and body in the chillest of ways.

Never Drink the Same Beer Twice

New Orleans is a city that likes its craft beer. There are at least 29 different beer places in town where you can get craft beer, but Brieux Carre in the Marigny offers a totally different brew experience almost daily. Owner Robert Bostick talked to us about his bubbling business.

Laid-back Laissez Fare

We know, usually you go to the Marigny at night, but there’s still plenty to do during the day here. We’ll admit it’s a little quieter when the sun is up, but there’s still plenty to do. The Marigny is easy to walk and the laid-back vibe makes it simple to strike up conversations with people in the neighborhood. Here’s where to make sure you go in the Marigny.

Looking at the Present & Past in One Glance

By day, Steve Burmester works in construction, but by night, he’s putting together images of buildings from hundreds of years ago in the form of original digital artwork. His Instagram page showcases images of New Orleans, carefully blended together showing a glimpse of the past and present in one glance.  (Brought to you by Urban South Brewery)

What To Do This Weekend

Fri. May 31, 2019

Quartz Bar Launch Party | 4 p.m. | The Quisby Hostel, 1225 St. Charles Ave. | Free

A 24/7 bar? Even in New Orleans, that’s wild. Well, your 6 a.m. cocktail dreams have come true: Quartz Bar (a 24/7 joint) is having a launch party. There will be a chance to win prizes and NOLA Brewing will be offering goodies.

Dinner in a Zoovie | 6-9 p.m. | Audubon Zoo | $6 pre-sale, $8 at the gate

Audubon Zoo’s Dinner and a ZOOvie series is a great way to spend a summer evening under the stars! Cool Zoo and the Gator Run lazy river will be open for a small additional fee as well, if the kids get easily bored. Bring your own chairs, blankets, and money for concessions as food trucks like Crepes a la Cart, Global Mobile and Valerie’s Snowballs will be on site. The series opens up Friday with the “Incredibles 2.”

Sat. June 1, 2019

Zumba at the Peristyle | 8 a.m. | City Park | Free

Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Come in your workout attire, gym shoes, and bring water as you’ll work up a sweat! The class will happen rain or shine, so no excuses!

Harrison Avenue Stroll | 5 – 9 p.m. | Harrison Avenue | LCIA Members: $5 presale, $10 at the event. Non-members: $15 presale, $20 at the event

Stroll via trolley or foot to take part in all the freebies and specials along Harrison Avenue at this adult-only (because DRANKS) event.

Sun. June 2, 2019

Movie Night at the Holy Ground | 8 p.m. | Holy Ground Irish Pub | Free

Because none of us know what to do after the horrible finale of Game of Thrones on Sunday nights anymore, the Holy Ground is having a movie night! Get ready for the comedy gem “3 Amigos”, and Mother Mary’s kitchen will be serving up loaded pork nachos from their menu. Pajamas and sombreros are encouraged, but regular clothes are fine too!

Hot Plants Clearance Sale | 12-5 p.m. | 1715 Feliciana Street | Plants start at $1

So you want to know if you’ve got a green thumb, but you don’t want to spend $20 on an aloe vera plant you might kill (yes, I’ve done this). Well, Hot Plants is having a clearance sale to make room in their greenhouse. You can still talk to your new green roommates, and it’s less care than a new puppy. Plants start at $1 Sunday only.

Fests This Weekend

New Orleans Oyster Festival | June 1-2 | Woldenberg Park

Symphony Book Fair | May 31 – June 2 | UNO Lakefront Arena

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Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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