New York Philharmonic and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra present "Bringing Back The Music: A Benefit Concert" at Avery Fisher Hall on Friday night, October 28, 2005.This image:Lorin Maazel. (Photo by Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images)

Weekend Picks (Jan. 17-19): Accio LPO; New Year, New Look; LEGO Expo

Whether you're getting ready for Mardi Gras or looking for a spot to salsa, here are our weekend picks for Jan. 17-19:

by Mary Staes | January 15, 2020

We’re still riding the high of LSU football’s perfect season, winning the National Championship Monday, and it’s time for the weekend already!

Whether you’re getting ready for Mardi Gras or looking for a spot to salsa, here are our weekend picks for Jan. 17-19:

Fri. Jan. 17, 2020

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What: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”™ In Concert
When: 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater
Price: Tickets start at $55

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performing every note from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™.” Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Click here for more information. 

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
Getting there
1419 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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What: Sno-Ball & Ice Cream Cone Shoe Workshop
When: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: NOLA Craft Culture
Price: $75

Trying to step up your game for your Muses throws this year?  Several shoe designs will be demonstrated, and participants will have a choice of hands-on building and glittering a Sno-Ball or Ice Cream Cone Shoe of their choice. Techniques taught include building cups onto shoes, working with foam and other materials to create structural effects, tips & tricks for making glittery fake food, mastering semi-sheer glitters, and mixing/blending (with a special emphasis on rainbow ombré). The price includes materials needed to make your shoe. Click here for more information and to sign up for the class!

NOLA Craft Culture
Getting there
127 S Solomon St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Hours
Mon Closed
Tue-Sat 10am–6pm
Sun 12–6pm
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Sat. Jan. 18, 2020

What: ‘Like A Ship Without A Sail’ screening at NOMA
When: 2 p.m.
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art
Price: $10

Sci High’s award-winning film ‘Like A Ship Without A Sail’  is being screened at The New Orleans Museum of Art as a part of the Fragmented Landscapes film series. The film won the grand prize in the Film Prize Junior competition. Click here for more information. 

New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Hours
Mon Closed
Tue-Sun 10am–5pm
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What: La Noche Caliente with Muevelo & Mambo Orleans
When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Three Keys, 600 Carondelet Street
Price: No cover

What started as a one-time performance of a tribute to Celia Cruz has now become New Orleans’ newest Latin music sensation, Muevelo, which means “move it” in Spanish. Lead singer Margie Perez and saxophonist Brent Rose lead a talented ensemble of musicians and vocalists that takes you on a musical journey to Cuba.

Learn to move with Mambo Orleans with free lessons from 9 to 10 p.m.! Click here for more information. 

Three Keys At Ace Hotel New Orleans
Getting there
600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 9pm–12am
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Sun. Jan 19, 2020

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What: Funeral services for 5th Ward Weebie
When: Visitation begins at 9 a.m., services begin at Noon
Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater

New Orleans is saying its final goodbye to bounce pioneer and rap artist 5th Ward Weebie Sunday, who passed away Jan. 9. According to WWLTV, at noon there will be a service that is open to the public. A traditional second line procession will immediately follow the funeral service, and burial services will be private.

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
Getting there
1419 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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What: BrickUniverse New Orleans LEGO Expo
When: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center
Price: $15 online, $18 at the door

This fun, family-friendly event will have tons of amazing LEGO creations to gawk at, building zones to unleash your creative energy, and vendors selling the latest LEGO sets, mini-figures, and accessories. Last year’s tickets sold out, so grab them before you go to make sure you can get inside of the experience. Click here for more information. 

Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center
Getting there
4545 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
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What: New Year, New Look: Clothing Swap Benefit
When: Noon to 6 p.m.
Where: The Drifter Hotel
Price: Free entrance with donation

Swing on by the Drifter Hotel for a New Year Clothing Benefit from 12-6pm. Swap out your clothes, accessories, and this past years looks for new or old treasures. Leftover items are always donated to a local organization in New Orleans. Previous donations have been made to Operation Restoration or Covenant House. Click here to see the items that are accepted at the swap.

The Drifter Hotel
Getting there
3522 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 9am–8pm
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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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