Weekend Picks (Mar. 13-15): NOLA St. Patrick’s Day parade cancelled, bar crawl still on

We know: this weekend's BIG plans have gotten cancelled because of the Coronavirus. But there are still things to do out in the city!

by Mary Staes
March 11, 2020

We know: this weekend’s BIG plans have gotten cancelled because of the Coronavirus. But there are still things to do out in the city!

DISCLAIMER: We should tell you if you’re feeling sick, please don’t attend any of these events. There’s always something happening in New Orleans and missing one weekend or two isn’t a huge deal. All of these events are subject to cancellation by organizers or parish officials.  Not sure of the Coronavirus symptoms? Click here for an article from the World Health Organization on what to look out for.

Here are our weekend picks for Mar. 13-15:

Fri. Mar. 13, 2020

Free Coworking Friday | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | The Shop at the CAC | Free

Want to work in a gorgeous, creative space for free? The Shop is an art-filled coworking space located in the Contemporary Arts Center. You’ll have access to high-speed Wi-Fi, complimentary French Truck Coffee, both floors of the workspace, private phone booths, and furnished rooftop deck. Plus, enjoy a beer to wrap up the day beginning at 5 p.m.

The Shop At the CAC
Getting there
900 Camp St 3rd floor, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon-Fri 9am–6pm
Sat-Sun Closed
More Info
(Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Movies in the Park: A Wrinkle in Time | 4300 S. Broad Ave. | 5:30 p.m. | Free

This weeks Movie in the Park sponsored by NORDC is “A Wrinkle In Time.” Pre-show fun begins one hour before the movie start time with field games and activities. Blankets, picnics, and lawn chairs welcome. If the weather is bad, the alternate movie site is Rosenwald Recreational Center.

4300 S Broad St
Getting there
4300 S Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70125, USA

Sat. Mar. 14, 2020

Photo by Matthew Hinton

Saint Patrick’s Day “Not a Parade” Barcrawl | Irish Channel | 1 p.m. | Free to participate, drink and food prices vary

The parade may have been cancelled, but organizers are planning a bar crawl to help support all the local businesses that might be left out due to the cancellation. The crawl includes Half Moon Bar, Tracey’s, Parasols, Balcony Bar, Dat Dog, The Bulldog and others. Along the way.

Half Moon Bar & Restaurant
Getting there
1125 St Mary St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon-Sun 12pm–4am
More Info

India Fest | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | New Orleans Museum of Art | $10 general admission

The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans present India Fest, a vibrant festival of Indian arts, culture, and cuisine. The event features a wide variety of performances, activities, and programs throughout the day, including a traditional lamp lighting ceremony, classical and Bollywood dance, sari demonstrations, henna applications, yoga, lectures, film and more. Booths in the sculpture garden will offer food from three local restaurants: Taj Mahal, Saffron, and Silk Road.

New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Mon-Fri 10am–6pm
Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 10am–6pm
More Info

Sun. Mar. 15, 2020


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St. Patrick’s Hangover Pajama Brunch | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Flamingo A Go-Go | Food prices vary

Roll out of bed and head on to this colorful spot in the Warehouse District. Brunch features bottomless mimosas/rosé and their special limited-time drink, the Irish mint mudslide.


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...

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