NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 09: Javorius Allen #37 of the New Orleans Saints in action during a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mercedes Benz Superdome on August 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Weekend Picks: Comic Con, make a ref voodoo doll before the playoff game

So we didn't get a bye week Saints fans, but that's ok! Who needs a blood pressure break after the holidays? Not us!

by Mary Staes | January 2, 2020

So we didn’t get a bye week Saints fans, but that’s ok! Who needs a blood pressure break after the holidays? Not us!

Here are our weekend picks for Jan. 3 – 5, 2020:

Fri. Jan. 3, 2020

What: Black & Gold Fan Fest
When: Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Hancock Whitney Center
Price: Free

You’ve already dressed up in your jersey for work, now show it off at Fan Fest during your lunch break! This Friday pep rally goes into overdrive for playoffs with giveaways for sign merchandise, tickets and sideline passes. Click here for more information. 

Hancock Whitney Bank
Getting there
701 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70139, USA
Mon-Fri 9am–4pm
Sat-Sun Closed
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What: Wizard World Comic Con
When: 4 to 10 p.m.
Where: Morial Convention Center
Price: Tickets start at $35, kids 10 and under free.

Celebrate the best in pop culture when Wizard World returns to New Orleans, January 3-5 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Meet “Outlander” stars featuring Sam Heughan plus “Smallville” headliners Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum and others, as well as world-class artists, exhibitors and cosplayers, and participate in entertaining, interesting programming panels all weekend long.

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Getting there
900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Sat. Jan. 4, 2020

Cute handmade Voodoo Doll (made completely by me) with pins

What: Burlap & Brews Voodoo Ref Doll Pain Party
When: Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Second Line Brewing
Price: $15

Grab your family and friends and paint some voodoo dolls with ref stripes! All art supplies are included, plus on free drink ticket, but make sure you wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little paint on. Click here for tickets.

Second Line Brewing
Getting there
433 N Bernadotte St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mon-Wed 4 – 9 PM
Thu 4 – 10 PM
Fri 2 – 10 PM
Sat 12 – 10 PM
Sun 12 – 8 PM
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What: Megan Diana in concert
When: Doors open at 9 p.m.
Where: Gasa Gasa
Price: Tickets start at $7

Now that you’ve had a day or two to recover from New Year’s Eve, you should get out and kick 2020 off with some music with Connor Donohue, Megan Diana ( Dream Country Disco) and Baby Grand.

Gasa Gasa
Getting there
4920 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Mon-Sat 4pm–2am
Sun 3pm–12am
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Sun. Jan 5, 2020

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

What: Vikings at Saints playoff game
When: 12:05 p.m. kickoff
Where: Mercedes Benz Superdome
Price: watch party prices may vary

Your team isn’t in the playoffs? Can’t relate! The Saints are duking it out against the Minnesota Vikings in the Superdome Sunday. Don’t have tickets? No worries, we’ve got a list of great neighborhood bars here where the energy is just as electric as it is in the Dome

Caesars Superdome
Getting there
1500 Sugar Bowl Dr, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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What: Christmas at Barcadia
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Barcadia New Orleans
Price: Free admission, drink and game prices vary

Can’t shake that holiday spirit just yet? Barcadia’s holiday pop-up bar isn’t taking their lights down until Jan. 5, so you’ve got a few days to get that last sip of mint liqueur hot cocoa in! Click here to our list of holiday-themed bar pop-ups, but call to double-check if the one near you has turned it’s Christmas lights off!   

Mary Staes

Mary Staes

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 we're natives or not.

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