Late Night Dance Parties And An Atypical Blood Drive Are The Best Free Things To Do This Weekend

Here's your best free things to do this weekend.

by Alex Galbraith | August 17, 2018

Creeping into the back half of August, it’s easy to see why someone might be a little hard up. It’s too dang hot to not indulge in a few drinks, a movie or anything else that gets you out of the outside. If you’ve blown all your money on cover charges and cocktails this week, we have you covered for the weekend.

There’s plenty going on that will allow you to keep your wallet buried deep in your pockets.

B-Movies At The Best Bar

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Bar Redux is many things: a watering hole at the very edge of the Upper Ninth Ward, a crucial source for chicken wings and a mecca for fans of Elvis. But it’s also one of the best movie theaters in town, provided you’re into campy classics or film noir. Out in the Scrapyard — which is what they call their back patio — film nerds and buzz-seekers alike can take in a few B-movie greats like Phantom From The 10,000 Leagues, Attack of The Giant Leeches and Creature From The Haunted Sea.

Where: Bar Redux
When: Friday August 19, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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Bar Redux
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Getting there
801 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Hours
Mon-Thu 6pm–2am
Fri 6pm–3am
Sat 4pm–3am
Sun 2pm–3am
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Night Moves with DJ Nice Rack & Super Cool DJ Kazu

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If you’d prefer a less sedentary weekend, the Ace Hotel has a night that’s sure to get your feet (and all the other attendant bits) moving. Night Moves promises hip-hop, house and a whole lot of bass for people to make their Fridays a bit more strange. They ask that folks get weird, make shapes and be free, even though they’re already handling the “free” bit.

Where: Three Keys at the Ace Hotel
When: Friday August 17, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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Ace Hotel New Orleans
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600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
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Everybody Gets Lei’d: Tropical Blood Drive

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We know, we know. A blood drive? But trust us, Tip’s does their annual blood drive a little bit differently. This tropical themed event will feature 14 Mardi Gras dance troupes squaring off, a limbo contest and three bands. Donors get a lei, a t-shirt, food and drink.

Where: Tipitina’s
When: Sunday, August 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
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Alex Galbraith

Alex Galbraith

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