Weekend Picks: Closing the big blue doors at the Louisiana Children’s Museum, Sunday Self Care

So there's a cold front in July, eh? By cold front, they really mean temperatures in the 80s, but at the rate this summer heat is rising, we'll take it.

by Mary Staes
July 24, 2019

So there’s a cold front in July, eh? By cold front, they really mean temperatures in the 80s, but at the rate this summer heat is rising, we’ll take it.

Here’s what you can look forward to this weekend:

Fri. July 26, 2019

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What: When I Get Home by Solange Knowles: Film Screening at NOMA
When: 6:30 until 7:15 p.m.
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art
Price: Free

Visual artist and singer/songwriter Solange Knowles presents an extended director’s cut featuring new scenes and musical arrangements of her interdisciplinary performance art film “When I Get Home”.  Admission is free, but seating in NOMA’s Stern Auditorium is limited. An RSVP is required to attend. Click here for more information. 

New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Mon-Fri 10am–6pm
Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 10am–6pm
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What: 7th Annual Millennial Awards
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Ace Hotel
Price: $75

The 7th annual awards ceremony celebrates some of the city’s top millennials across 19 categories.  Click here for more information.

Ace Hotel New Orleans
Getting there
600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
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Sat. July 27, 2019

What: Closing of the Big Blue Doors
When: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Louisiana Children’s Museum
Price: $10

Come play on the final day that LCM is open to the public and enjoy your favorite exhibits one last time! Receive a temporary tattoo and logo sticker, decorate a second line hanky, and sign your name on a Big Blue Door! At 1:45 p.m.m the “Countdown to Closing” will begin, with a balloon drop at 2 p.m. Click here for more information. 

Louisiana Children's Museum
Getting there
15 Henry Thomas Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Sat 9:30am–4:30pm
Sun 11:30am–4:30pm
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What: 13th Annual Faubourg St. John Bastille Day Block Party
When: 4:45 p.m. until 8:45 p.m.
Where: 3100 block Ponce de Leon Streets, between North Lopez and Esplanade
Price: Free

After being rained out earlier in the month, the Bastille Day Block Party is back! Feeling French? Celebrate Bastille Day in the neighborhood of French Creole aristocracy! Neighborhood merchants will have food and beverages for sale and an arts market. There will be two bands and a costume contest for the best Marie Antoinette or Napoleon costume. Click here for more information.

Sun. July 28, 2019


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What: MechaCon Anime Convention
When: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown
Price: $10

Sunday is the final day of the New Orleans MechaCon Anime Convention, but you know what they say, save the best for last! Scheduled ambassadors, like Hynden Walch and Mela Lee will be signing autographs, and there will be a Kawaii Corner, vendors market and cosplay repair section will be open. Click here for more information. 

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Getting there
601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
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What: Self Care Sunday
When: 5 – 8 p.m.
Where: Catahoula Hotel Bar
Price: Free

So with flooding every week and a hurricane scare already this summer, we’re a little stressed. No worries, there’s a free self care Sunday at the beautiful Catahoula Hotel. Enjoy kombucha from Big Easy Bucha, art by Nicholas Buscigilio, chair massages from NOLA Massage Therapy and music from The Night Janitor. Click here for more information. 

Selina Catahoula New Orleans
Getting there
914 Union St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
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Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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