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Weekend Picks (Jan. 10-12): Tamale Fest, Shakespeare Fest, LSU pep rally

So, we're healing from the Saints loss on Sunday, but never fear, football isn't over for Louisiana!

by Mary Staes | January 8, 2020

So, we’re still healing from the Saints loss on Sunday, but never fear, football isn’t over for Louisiana! LSU is playing in the National Championship game Monday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and there’s lots to do before the game this weekend.

Here are our weekend pics from Jan. 10-12, 2020:

Friday, Jan. 10

What: “Inventing Acadia” Gallery Talks, Music
When: 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art
Price: Museum admission price varies ($8 to $15)

Friday Nights at NOMA brings together live music, movies, children’s activities and more. A variety of tours and discussions related to Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana will be conducted, with particular emphasis on the portrayal of African Americans in 19th century landscape paintings of the state. Click here for more information.

New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Sun 10am–5pm
More Info

What: Hamlet at the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tulane University’s Dixon Hall
Price: $25 for general admission, $15 for students

New Orleans’ professional classical theatre company has housed at Tulane University since 1993. Click here to read’s review on the “action-packed” play and here to buy tickets to the show.

Dixon Concert Hall
Getting there
Newcomb Cir, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
More Info

Sat. Jan. 11, 2020

What: Get It Ready!!! 360 Step Cardio Workout
When: 11:130 a.m.
Where: Nola Spaces
Price: $15

Experience a high energy Step Cardio Fitness class like none other! Club-like LIGHTING and SOUND will set the tone of this Fitness jam session you don’t want to miss! If you ever experienced step cardio you have to try GetTaStep’n360°. Don’t worry, all fitness levels are welcome. Come GetFitwithCorey! Click here for tickets. 

NOLA Spaces
Getting there
1719 Toledano St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
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(Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)

What: DJ Soul Sister presents Hustle!
When: 11:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Where: Ace Hotel New Orleans
Price: Free

Come as you are; all positivity and fun welcome. DJ Soul Sister will be on the turntables, you’ll be on the dancefloor. Underground disco, rare groove, old school funk, boogie, true school hip hop, fusion jazz movers and groovers, more bounce to the ounce, more fun for your bun. Click here for more information and here to read more about DJ Soul Sister, the Queen of Rare Groove.

Ace Hotel New Orleans
Getting there
600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
More Info

Sun. Jan 12, 2020

What: New Orleans Tamale Fest
When: Noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Poor Boys Bar
Price: $8 general admission, kids 10 and under free. Food prices vary.

This festival features tamale vendors from across the state and live music from Armando Leduc and Salsa Royale. At 4 p.m. a tamale eating contest will take place, and there’s face painting for the kids! Click here for more information. 

Poor Boys Bar
Getting there
1328 St Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Mon-Thu 5pm–4am
Fri-Sat 5pm–6am
Sun 5pm–4am
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(Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

What: LSU Pep Rally
When: 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Fulton Street
Price: Free

The Topcats will rock Fulton Street for a huge LSU Tigers Pep Rally! Come cheer the team on and wear your favorite LSU colors. Click here for more information. 

Fulton Street
Getting there
Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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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