Save some green with free shows and exhibits all weekend

We know you blew all your money at 'On The Run II' and we're here for you.

by Alex Galbraith | September 14, 2018

Look, we know you spent all your money on tickets, an outfit and merch at ‘On The Run II.’ That’s okay. It’s Beyoncé. That’s what you’re supposed to do. But if you don’t feel like locking yourself away this weekend to make financial penance, we have plenty of free events that can keep you out of the house without coming out of your pockets.

Sinth 84

https://www.facebook.com/DjShanelove/photos/gm.2141511342738196/507321326396755/?type=3&theater

Just because your broke doesn’t mean you don’t wanna dance. Sweat it out to a mix of new wave songs you know and deep cut Italo-disco tracks that you don’t at this St. Bernard Avenue party.

Where: The Goat
When: Friday, September 14. 10 p.m.-late.
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The Goat
$$$$
Getting there
1301 St Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Hours
Mon Closed
Tue-Thu 9pm–3am
Fri-Sat 9pm–4am
Sun 9pm–3am
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The Somerton Suitcase with Fantasy Non-Fiction & Toby O’Brien

https://www.facebook.com/thesomertonsuitcase/photos/gm.1941244639251647/2143657472342031/?type=3&theater

I can’t speak for the other bands on the bill but the one time I caught Fantasy Non-Fiction out around town, they were fantastic. That’s more than worth the non-existent price of admission.

When: Friday, September 14. 8 p.m.
Where: Bar Redux
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Bar Redux
$$$$
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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Opening Day at the Music Box

https://www.facebook.com/NewOrleansAirlift/photos/gm.219257938762983/2177198269182524/?type=3&theater

The Music Box is back in action and you can play on their odd instruments for free from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. After that, it’s a dance party to celebrate folks who spend money.

Where: The Music Box Village
When: Saturday, September 15, starting at 10 a.m.
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The Music Box Village
Getting there
4557 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA

Ben Eisenberger, Justin Ready, Dan Harvester, Emma Lean, & Vimanas

A night of free tunes and not-so-free food lead by Omaha singer-songwriter Ben Eisenberger.

Where: 231 S. Alexander Street
When: 7 p.m.

231 S Alexander St
Getting there
231 S Alexander St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

Winona Forever by Momma Tried

https://www.facebook.com/threekeysnola/photos/gm.997026883800359/2125662321014222/?type=3&theater

An art exhibit that doesn’t so much remember the ’90s as it remembers our own distorted remembrance of the ’90s. Created and curated by art collective/magazine Momma Tried. The art will be there for the next month or so but you’re going to want to see it first.

When: Saturday, September 15, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel New Orleans
Getting there
600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
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Alex Galbraith

Alex Galbraith

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