The Krewe of Saint Anne also know as the Society of Saint Anne parades through the Marigny and Bywater  Mardi Gras morning in New Orleans, La., March 5, 2019. The walking group is celebrating its 50th anniversary from its founding in 1969. Photo by Matthew Hinton

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Two weeks of Jazz Festin’ and widespread panicking can take a toll, can’t they?

by Clint Durrett | May 9, 2019

Two weeks of Jazz Festin’ and widespread panicking can take a toll, can’t they? As you nurse that sun kissed slobbered skin, celebrate no more school until the fall or enjoy the weeks before the summer sun comes out to make us sweat till we bleed, we have happenings this weekend where you can get a thrill, be chill or keep it real. From slaying the undead to sipping and sauntering down Magazine Street, mom can join you for the antics and merry mayhem.

How You Get Your Groove Back

We live here and we all tend to enjoy moving our bodies to a beat. Despite some of us not being very good at it, we still do it with the confidence of Romy and Michele at their high school reunion. But, if a groove is what you’re lacking, then check out these spots to learn how to cut a rug.

‘One shoe at a time’

Shoes keep your feet protected, away from the elements, safe and clean. But what if those same shoes on your feet could do all those things for someone else? We spoke to this shoe company on how it does it.

‘Home’ shopping network

It’s a home store that looks like, well, a home. We step into Home Malone – uniquely stocked with locally made pieces lining the shelves of the home shop. We spoke to the owner who is helping local artists thrive.


Weekend Planner


Movies in the Park: ‘The Wiz’ | St. Roch Park | 5 p.m. | FREE

This week’s movie in the park from NORDC features a superstar mom, Diana Ross, in the 1978 classic “The Wiz.” Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a few snacks.

Zombie Apocalypse Live | New Orleans Nightmare | 7 p.m. | $24

The apocalypse is coming! Take on zombies in a tactical, live action experience. Put your survival skills to the test by bringing the walking dead to life.


Krewe of Turtles Parade | Brennan’s Restaurant | 11 am. | FREE

This annual parade commemorates the 2015 return of the the 10 turtles that inhabit the restaurant’s courtyard pond after being displaced for 19 months. It’s been dubbed the “slowest second line on Earth.”

Magazine Street Champagne Stroll | 5 p.m. | Magazine Street | FREE

Because what mom doesn’t love shopping? This sip and shop is free to participate in and brings a crowd to Magazine Street for promotional sales, and art and trunk shows.


Dog Days on the Bayou | Bayou Paddlesports | 9 a.m. | Half-off rental rates

Need to practice your paddling before Bayou Boogaloo later this month? Bring your furry friend and get half off rental rates for the day.

Downtown Super Sunday | Bayou St. John | 12 p.m. | FREE

After being postponed due to weather, Downtown Super Sunday is one of the last times to see the Mardi Gras Indians in one place.


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Clint Durrett

Clint Durrett

Hi. I’m Clint.
I’m the Local Market Manager for Very Local New Orleans. I’ve lived in New Orleans since 2001 and been living my best life in this rad place since that year.
I have 10 years of broadcast journalism and digital media experience. Before Very Local New Orleans, I worked for WDSU-TV – producing, product developing, digital media managing– I’ve done it all. I’ve seen first-hand the trials we’ve suffered in this city and the celebrations we’ve enjoyed. I love New Orleans. It’s home.
I’m going to work my hardest to bring you the content and experiences you care about to live your best life here in one of the best cities on the planet.
I love finding things to do here – concerts, food, drinks, nerding out, etc. And I love sharing those things with others.
Contact me via email. Gimme a shout on social. If you see something you think we should know about, hit me up. If you see something that needs fixing on the site, ditto. I want this website to be yours, too. Not just one I manage, but one we as a community and New Orleanians use to help us live our best lives.

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