Weekend Picks: (Mar. 6-8) Wiener dog races, Brass Fest, Cajun Brunch

It's our first full week of calm after the Carnival storm, but don't worry, St. Patricks Day (and a parade, of course) are coming fast.

by Mary Staes
March 5, 2020

It’s our first full week of calm after the Carnival storm, but don’t worry, St. Patricks Day (and a parade, of course) are coming fast.

Here are our weekend picks for Mar. 6-8:

Fri. Mar. 6, 2020


Teen Night | New Orleans Museum of Art | 6 p.m. | Free for visitors 19 and under

NOMA’s Teen Squad presents Teen Night: VIBRANT DIMENSIONS, a Friday night takeover inspired by the work of artists Alia Alia and Odili Donald Odita. Wear your boldest and brightest and enjoy free food, screen-printed T-shirts, art activities, youth performances, music by DJ Legatron Prime and more. Planned by teens, Teen Nights at NOMA are free and open to high school students.

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
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First Fridays at the Jazz Market | New Orleans Jazz Market | 5 p.m. | Free

Every first Friday of the month, Cumulus Media & the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce sponsor free music from New Orleans’ premier artist. This month Michael Watson and The Alchemy will be playing.

New Orleans Jazz Market
Getting there
1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
Mon Closed
Tue 10am–4pm
Wed 10am–4pm, 9pm–1am
Thu-Fri 10am–4pm
Sat-Sun Closed
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Sat. Mar. 7, 2020

New Orleans Original Brass Fest | Louis Armstrong Park | Noon to 9 p.m. | $10

The New Orleans Original Brass Festival was founded to celebrate the culture and legacy of New Orleans music and its people. It is the first of many events to fund the Non-Profit Organization “Save Our Brass Culture Foundation” which was created to give opportunities for elder and retired local musicians a way to provide income for their families. Performers include Rebirth Brass Band, The Roots of Music, the Free Agents Brass Band, The Pinnettes and more.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Getting there
1 Terminal Dr, Kenner, LA 70062, USA
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
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(Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

2020 Wiener Dog Races | New Orleans Fair Grounds | 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | General admission $10

It’s only THE cutest race in town! There will be four heats of wieners, with a Wiener Dog Race Finale to crown the 2020 Fair Grounds Race Course Wiener Dog Champion!

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
Getting there
1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mon-Sat 9am–12am
Sun 10am–12am
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Exhibition tour with BMike Odums | Newcomb Art Museum | 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Free

Artist BMike Odums will be in-person showing off his first museum show #NotSupposed2BEHere at Tulane University. 

Sun. Mar. 8, 2020

Soul Fest | Audubon Zoo | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Free with zoo admission

Thousands of visitors converge upon Audubon Zoo for one of New Orleans’ biggest celebrations of African American culture. The two-day family-oriented event features live musical performances by local jazz, rhythm & blues, and gospel artists on the Zoo’s stage. Sunday’s DJ will be Captain Charles, with performances by Jessica Harvey & The Difference, The Nayo Jones Experience, CASME’ and more.

Audubon Zoo
Getting there
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Mon 10am–5pm
Tue-Wed Closed
Thu-Sun 10am–5pm
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Cajun Brunch | 11 a.m. | Tigermen Den | Food prices vary

Want to shake up your brunch routine? On the second Sunday of the month, Tigermen Den presents Cajun Brunch, complete with dancing lessons and live music. This month, Bywater Bakery will be providing the food, and the Daiquiri Queens will be providing the sounds. Want to know more about what makes this brunch so special? Click here to read our feature on the Tigermen Den’s Cajun Brunch.

The Tigermen Den
Getting there
3113 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
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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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