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Weekend Picks: Love in the Garden, Accio LPO, NOLA Horror Film Fest

Here are our weekend picks for Sept. 27-29, 2019.

by Mary Staes | September 25, 2019

Here are our weekend picks for Sept. 27-29, 2019:

Fri. Sept. 27, 2019

What: Freelancer Friday
When: 9-5 p.m.
Where: The Shop at the CAC
Price: Free

Need a change of venue for work? Very Local New Orleans is hosting Freelance Friday, where you can come work in the gorgeous Shop at the CAC coworking space for free. It’s a great place to network, get some work and done and meet new people! Click here for tickets. 

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What: Black and Gold Fan Fest
When: 12-1 p.m.
Where: Hancock Whitney Center
Price: Free

Looking for something to do during lunch? The Hancock Whitney Center is teaming up with the Saints to hold a fan fest ahead of the Dallas game, with ticket giveaways and special appearances by former Saints players and Saintsations. Click here for more information. 


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What: Love in the Garden
When: 6:30 p.m. – Midnight
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art
Price: Tickets start at $75

NOMA’s annual fall soiree in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden offers a night of dancing, food and drinks under the stars. This year is the first time the patron party will be held in the sculpture garden’s new expanded area. Food vendors include Antoine’s, Apolline, Fogo de Chao, Houston’s and Superior Seafood. Click here for more information and tickets. 

Sat. Sept. 28, 2019

What: Chevron Walk to End HIV
When: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Woldenberg Park
Price: Suggested donation of $10

This fundraiser supports the need to find a cure for HIV and support those living with the virus. The route is 2-miles long and registration starts at 8 a.m., with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. Click here for more information. 

What: NOLA Horror Film Fest
When: 2 p.m. – Midnight
Where: Prytania Theatre
Price: Tickets start at $35

This four-day film festival is curated by horror filmmakers for horror fans. Saturday is jam-packed with comedy and sci-fi shorts and three feature films. Click here for more information and tickets. 

Sun. Sept. 29, 2019

What: Harry’s Wondrous World presented by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
When: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Loyola University
Price: $15 for adults, children 14 and under free

Muggles, get yourselves together and gather at the closest thing New Orleans has to Hogwarts (Loyola University, of course) for the sounds of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The LPO kicks off it’s Family Series with score selections from the Harry Potter series, and if you arrive early you’ll even have a chance to interact with the orchestra members and their instruments. Accio LPO! Click here for tickets and more information.

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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