Weekend Picks: Comics, Carnival, and Choppa Style

Use the weekdays to take a breather because once this weekend hits, it's back to the craziness.

by Mary Staes
January 3, 2019

So the holidays have flown by. Monday and Tuesday you were caught up in the new year. Wednesday, we all went back to adulting. Well, use Thursday to take a breather because once this weekend hits, it’s back to the craziness.

Here are our weekend picks:

Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

When: Friday Jan. 4 – Sunday Jan. 6

Where: Morial Convention Center
Price: Tickets start at $39.99

All you self-confessed nerds, your time has come. The Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con is from Jan. 4-6, and actors from The Vampire Diaries, Outlander, and more are coming to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Special guest: Jason Momoa 🤤Click here for more information.


When: Saturday, Jan. 5
Where: LA-SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Boulevard, New Orleans, La. 70114
Price: $20

Get your workout resolution on with the Louisiana SPCA Saturday morning during Meowmaste. That’s right, it’s yoga, with kittens. Even if your yoga poses are less than purr-fect, this event is open to all levels and promises to leave you feline fine. Click here for more information.

Black & Gold Watch Party Choppa Style

When: Saturday, Jan. 5
Where: Harrah’s Casino
Price: N/A

Who dey want?


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Brees Family Choppa Style Christmas Eve!

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Cheer on your favorite teams at Masquerade. The club will have beer specials, a performance by Choppa himself, and photo opportunities with the local rapper. Click here for more information.

2nd Annual Tamale Fest

When: Saturday, Jan. 5, Noon until 6 p.m.
Where: Poor Boys Bar, 1328 St. Bernard Avenue
Price: $5, kids 12 and under free

Thought festival season was over? Think again. Tamale Fest will feature a tamale eating contest (of course) and live music from Margie Perez and Armando Leduc y Salsa Royale. Click here for more information.

Twelfth Night

It’s Carnival Time! Sunday marks is the twelfth night after Christmas, but the celebration also goes by King’s Day. It’s when the Three Kings were said to visit Jesus in Bethlehem, but for New Orleanians, it marks the official beginning of Carnival season. There’s plenty of ways to celebrate, including the Phunny Phorty Phellows parade along the St. Charles streetcar line, or the Joan of Arc parade in the French Quarter. Click here for more information.

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...