It’s the weekend after Mardi Gras, so we’ve definitely slowed down with our revelry. There’s still plenty of fun things to do around town, and this weekend, I’ve found mostly FREE things for you to check out!
Here are our weekend picks for Feb. 28 through Mar. 1:
Fri. Feb. 28, 2020
Friday Night Food And Fun Bourbon Tasting | 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Grande Krewe | $25
This food and spirits store is hosting a tasting featuring five bourbons and small bites. Every customer will also get five lottery tickets to win one of the featured spirits.
The 23rd New Orleans French Film Festival | Feb. 27 to March 4 | Prytania Theater | Tickets start at $11
Right after Mardi Gras, we’ll continue to “Laissez les bons temps rouler” watching French-language films at the Prytania Theatre. The 23rd New Orleans French Film Festival, one of the longest-running foreign language festivals in the country, showcases excellence in contemporary and classic Francophone Cinema. All films will be screened with English subtitles.
Sat. Feb. 29, 2020
Genealogy Sleuthing | 4 p.m. | Beaucoup Eats | Free to attend, food prices vary
For this family night, learn how to become detectives and search for clues on your family tree about your history. Door prizes will be given out and a special family-friendly menu will be prepared.
As If! 90s Karaoke Party | 6 p.m. | The Drifter Hotel | Free to attend
Dress it down & throw it back to the nostalgia of the 90s! With your favorite lyrics projected on the big screen, channel your inner Britney or Backstreet boy to win a swim club membership at the Drifter’s pool for best performance. Party starts for 6 p.m., karaoke starts for 7 p.m. Adults only please.
Sun. Mar. 1, 2020
Free Family Sunday | 1 p.m. | Long Vue House and Gardens | Free
Louisiana families are now admitted to the gardens free of charge on the first Sunday of every month. Bring a picnic, explore the children’s Discovery Garden, or just stroll the eight stunning acres of winter-blooming gardens. Tours of the house are half-price for locals on Free Family Sundays, and the Shop at Longue Vue will offer 10% off all merchandise.