Here are our weekend picks for Nov. 1 – 3:
Fri. Nov. 1, 2019
What: National Sandwich Day
When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Gallier Hall
Few things scream “New Orleans” louder than the iconic po’boy. For the fourth year in a row, Blue Plate Mayonnaise, Chisesi Brothers Meat Packing Co. and Leidenheimer Baking Company are partnering to celebrate National Sandwich Day by feeding the masses. The local brands are collectively spreading tradition and bringing awareness to hunger and homelessness one po’boy at a time. All are welcome to stop by and snag a po’boy in front of Gallier Hall at 545 St. Charles Ave. starting at 11 a.m. until sandwiches run out. Po’boy options will include ham, turkey and roast beef in both traditional and Cajun varieties and a specialty Cajun turkey Philly po’boy with grilled onions, peppers, provolone cheese and roast beef gravy created by Parkway Bakery and Tavern’s Justin Kennedy. Click here for more information.
What: Big Easy Con
When: 2 – 9 p.m.
Where: Morial Convention Center
Price: Tickets start at $30
Big Easy Con is a 3-day inclusive pop culture convention celebrating the people and one-of-a-kind spirit that make New Orleans one of the best cities in the world. Combining the excitement of the French Quarter with the passion and community of fandom, Big Easy Con will feature stars from television and movies, the biggest names in the comic industry, cosplay superstars, unique exhibits and vendors, and family-friendly programming. So get ready to experience the festive spirit of New Orleans, and geek out at Big Easy Con! Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
Sat. Nov. 2, 2019
What: Crescent City Classic Fall 5K
When: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: City Park
Held in the beginning of November, this race has multiple audiences! Serious runners can use this event as a qualifier to earn a prime starting position in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k (this is the ONLY opportunity to run a qualifying time at the 5k distance) and the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Fall Classic 5k encourages participation by area students. Click here for more information.
What: Opening Night at the CAC
When: 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Where: The Contemporary Arts Center
This season FIVE new exhibitions will be opening at the CAC. They’ll examine the reclamation of identity, Black femininity, queer and chosen love and the 10th anniversary of New Orleans Airlift. Click here for more information.
Sun. Nov. 3, 2019
What: Oak Street Po-Boy Fest
When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Oak Street
Price: Admission is free, food prices vary
Oh, behold! Po-boy fest is here! This one day fest packs out Oak Street with dozens of delicious vendors. We hope you brought your stretchy pants! Click here to see the full menu and for more information.
What: Bloody Mary Fest
When: Noon – 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Howlin’ Wolf
The fest brings together more than two of the best Bloody Mary’s in the city, as well as food and drinks from K-Paul’s, Wakin’ Bakin’ the Ruby Slipper and Cafe Navarre. Click here for tickets and more information.