Local hip-hop artist Choppa performs during halftime of the NFC Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, January 20, 2019.  (Photo by Peter G. Forest)

Weekend Picks: Everything but watching that football game

There's so much going on in the city, we won't have to watch football on Sunday!

by Mary Staes | January 31, 2019

This was supposed to be the week. The week we played the game. The week we won.

No, we’re not still bitter.  But there’s so much going on in the city, we won’t have to watch football on Sunday!

Friday

What: Harry Potter Trivia Pub Crawl
Where: French Quarter
When: Feb. 1, 1 – 10 p.m.
Cost: $15
Wizards and muggles welcome! Top winners get some Harry Potter swag and we’ll have plenty of opportunities to win bar tabs and Potter shots. Click here for more information.

What: SoLA Mangia Grand Opening
Where: St. Roch Market
When: Feb. 1, 5-11 p.m.
Cost: various
At Mangia, get to know dishes influenced by a mashup of Cajun, Creole, and Italian cuisine.

Saturday

What: Brick Universe LEGO Expo
Where: Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center
When: Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $18
BrickUniverse is the ultimate LEGO fan experience. Building zones, professional LEGO artists, massive LEGO displays, and more. Click here for more information.

Sunday 

What: Super Bowl Blackout Second Line
Where: Jackson Square
When: Feb. 3, 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
The best part about this second line? Referee penalty flag handkerchiefs. Click here for more information.

What: Boycott Bowl
Where: Fulton Street
When: Feb. 3,  Noon
Cost: $10-$50
The grand dame of #PettyParties. Choppa, Partners ‘N’ Crime, Shamarr Allen, Rockin Doopsie are all on the ticket. Proceeds go to NORD. Click here for tickets. 

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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