No matter what you do this weekend, make sure you bundle up. Temperatures are forecast to be in the sixties and with the wind, it’s definitely brisk out there.
Here are our weekend picks for Nov. 15-17:
Fri. Nov. 16, 2019
What: Fête des Fromages
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: New Orleans Jazz Museum
Price: $10 entry fee
This two-day fest features more than 150 cheeses, two dozen international cheesemakers and win, of course! There will also be cured meat and pate from Trois Petit Cochons, crackers from Rustic Bakery and preserves from Terrapin Ridge Farms. Click here for more information.
What: LPO: The Music of David Bowie
When: 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater
Price: Tickets start at $10
Relive the music of David Bowie with orchestral accompaniment by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra! Click here for ticket prices and information.
Sat. Nov. 17, 2019
What: Friendsgiving with Very Local New Orleans
When: 7 – 11 p.m.
Where: The Shops at the CAC
So you want to get your friends together for a big dinner party before the holidays with your families, but oh the cooking, the cleaning, the remembering to invite everyone… it’s just a lot. Well, Very Local New Orleans is inviting you and your friends over for dinner at OUR HOUSE in the gorgeous space in The Shop at the Contemporary Arts Center.
It’s a three-course dinner party with a menu curated by author, host and TV personality Chef Toya Boudy. There’ll even be unlimited drinks provided by 73 Distillery. Click here for more information and tickets.
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What: NOLA Wing Wars
When: Noon – 8 p.m.
Where: Central City BBQ
Price: Tickets start at $10 for general admission, $75 for VIP tickets
Four bands, 20 restaurants & over 40,000 chicken wings. VIP tickets include unlimited open bar, chicken wings and BBQ from Central City BBQ, lounge seating, luxury bathrooms and front of stage access. Click here for tickets and more information.
Sun. Nov. 18, 2019
What: Congo Square Rhythms Fest/Treme Gumbo Fest
When: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Armstrong Park
Price: Free to enter, food prices vary
This fall, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present two of its popular festivals on one weekend – Treme Creole Gumbo Festival and Congo Square Rhythms Festival. There will be two stages of music celebrating the New Orleans traditions that spring from the African diaspora: jazz, funk, contemporary and traditional brass band, gospel and rhythm & blues. Some of the best brass bands in the city are also featured at the festival. Click here for more information on food vendors and to see the music schedule.
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What: NOLA Comedy Hour
When: 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Hi-Ho Lounge
Duncan Pace blends New Orleans funniest comedians, 1st-timers, & touring pros into a great show every week at Hi-Ho Lounge. Click here for more information.