So, maybe we’re taking this news of a “cold front” a little too far, but this weekend, there’s no shortage of things to do.
Here are our weekend picks for Oct. 4-6, 2019:
Fri. Oct. 4, 2019
What: Bourbon Tasting and Cocktail Makin’
When: 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: 73 Distillery
Cocktails! Free swag! Bourbon before it’s bottled! We have your attention yet? 73 Distillery is one of the city’s best liquor makers and Friday, they’ll take you behind the scenes of their production, offering a last chance to taste their Bywater Bourbon before it even hits the bottle. Come through to learn how to make special cocktails and get your own Very Local stainless steel cocktail shaker. Click here for more information and tickets.
What: Marketing & Millennials – a Networking Mixer and Panel Discussion
When: 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: The Mercantile Hotel
This panel of some of the city’s top social influencers talks about content creation, social media marketing, entrepreneurship, marketing and growing your brand. Click here for more information and tickets.
Sat. Oct. 5, 2019
What: Beignet Fest
When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: City Park Festival Grounds
Price: $5 admission, food prices vary
This food fest doubles with an extra sweet mission to raise awareness and funds for autism programs in Greater New Orleans. In true NOLA style, the event features more than 30 different kinds of beignet dishes, live music, a Beer Garden, Artist Market and Kids Village. Click here for more information.
What: Algiers Fest
When: Noon – 9 p.m.
Where: 2500 General Myer Avenue
This celebration honors the New Orleans military community and is free to the public. Performers include the Marine Corps Band, Little Freddie King and the Hot 8 Brass Band. Click here for more information.
What: Treme Fall Fest
When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: St. Augustine Catholic Church
This festival is in its fifth year and celebrates one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Performers include Bon Bon Vivant, Dawn Richard, The Free Agents Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins. Click here for more information.
What: Loup Garou Fest
When: 8 p.m. – Midnight
Where: Bar Redux
Called “Loup Garou”, this film program specialty will take place over two nights, Oct. 5 and 6 (Saturday and Sunday), and mix the efforts of musicians, artists, and filmmakers, toward the call of darkness and that which crawls and creeps on screen and in our hearts and minds. Local film groups and collectives such as Terror Optics, Pyramid FX, and Creepy Fest (on which Terror Optics is currently doing a documentary). Click here to get the inside scoop on the fest from organizers.
Sun. Oct. 6, 2019
What: Goat Yoga at Paradigm Gardens
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Paradigm Gardens
Amongst the flowers, veggies, and with the adorable Cameroonian pygmy goats come to Paradigm Gardens to do a real sun salutation and downward goat. They have partnered with Move Your Brass to provide you the best goat yoga experience around, and included is a scrumptious and nutritious breakfast of scratch-made baked goods and coffee from Gracious Bakery will be provided. Click here for more information.
What: Monty Python and the Holy Grail 50th Anniversary
When: 10 p.m.
Where: The Prytania
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this cult classic at The Prytania. Click here for more information.