A Shrimp Creole Beignet courtesy of Valerie's Creole Sneaux Catering is on display during the Beignet Festival at the City Park Festival Grounds in New Orleans on Saturday, October 6, 2018.  (Photo by Peter G. Forest)  Instagram:  @forestphoto_llc

Weekend Picks: Making cocktails, Beignet Fest, Goat Yoga

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.

by Mary Staes | October 2, 2019

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
Price: $20

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.

Seven Three Distilling Co.
Getting there
301 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Mon-Sun 10 AM – 7 PM
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What: Marketing & Millennials – a Networking Mixer and Panel Discussion
When: 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: The Mercantile Hotel
Price: $15

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. 

The Mercantile Hotel
Getting there
727 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
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Sat. Oct. 5, 2019

(Photo by Peter G. Forest)

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. 

City Park Festival Grounds
Getting there
Henry Thomas Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA

What: Algiers Fest
When: Noon – 9 p.m.
Where: 2500 General Myer Avenue
Price: Free

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. 

Federal City
Getting there
Federal City, New Orleans, LA 70114, USA

What: Treme Fall Fest
When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: St. Augustine Catholic Church
Price: Free

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. 

Saint Augustine Catholic Church
Getting there
1210 Governor Nicholls St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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What: Loup Garou Fest
When: 8 p.m. – Midnight
Where: Bar Redux
Price: $5

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. 

Bar Redux
Getting there
801 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Mon-Thu 6 PM – 2 AM
Fri-Sat 6 PM – 3 AM
Sun 6 PM – 2 AM
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Sun. Oct. 6, 2019

(Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

What: Goat Yoga at Paradigm Gardens 
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Paradigm Gardens
Price: $30

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. 

Paradigm Gardens
Getting there
1131 S Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
Monty Python And The Holy Grail, poster, poster art, 1975. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

What: Monty Python and the Holy Grail 50th Anniversary
When: 10 p.m.
Where: The Prytania
Price: $11.75

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 PrytaniaClick here for more information.

Prytania Theatre
Getting there
5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Mon-Sun 10 AM – 10 PM
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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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