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Chicken Chicken, Chicken Fest And Our Other Free Weekend Picks

Free comedy, festivals and museums are all you need to stay busy this weekend,

by Alex Galbraith | September 21, 2018

Got those steadily depressing, low-down, mind-messing almost the end of the month blues? A mix of downriver delights, deep-fried fests and free admission to typically ticketed venues throughout the city this weekend are all you need to have a little fun with even less money.

Set De Flo

Don’t expect a typical DJ night from Lil Jodeci and you’ll do just fine. This blend of hip-hop, house and whatever else Cav feels like playing takes over the Hi-Ho late every Saturday.

Where: Hi-Ho Lounge
When: September 22, 11 p.m.
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Smithsonian Museum Day

On Saturday, 12 museums are opening up for free as part of Smithsonian’s Museum Day. Thanks to the promotion, curious folks can get a pass good for free admission for two people by heading to the Museum Day website. Check out this list of participating institutions:

  • 1850 House
  • Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
  • Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
  • Longue Vue House and Gardens
  • New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum and The Museum of the American Cocktail
  • The Cabildo
  • The Historic New Orleans Collection
  • The National WWII Museum
  • The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint
  • The Presbytere

Where: Various
When: September 22
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Local Uproar

This weekly comedy showcase brings in Baton Rouge funnyman Howard Hall and a metric ton of New Orleans Ice Cream.

Where: AllWays Lounge
When: September 22, 8 p.m.
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The Hummingbirds Variety Hour

You might not have made it to the larger burlesque festival (or our recent workshop) but don’t let the week pass you by without getting some burlesque in your life. This free variety hour hosted by local barbershop quartet The Hummingbirds features prizes and routines, plus a special one-time-only talent show.

Where: AllWays Lounge
When: September 23, 6 p.m.
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Fried Chicken Fest

We’ve already told you how to do this one right. But at the very least you should head down there for Mannie Fresh and Shamarr Allen.

Where: Woldenberg Park
When: September 22-23
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Alex Galbraith

Alex Galbraith

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