Weekend Picks: No Limit yoga, Running of the Bulls, Midsummer Mardi Gras

Running from roller derby girls in the heat with a beer in hand? Yes, please.

by Mary Staes
August 22, 2019

Looking for things to do this weekend? Here are our weekend picks for the weekend of Aug. 23 – 25:

Fri. Aug. 23, 2019

What: No Limit Yoga
When: 7 p.m.
Where: The Carver Theater
Price: $10

In the next installment of Nola-Centric yoga, an hour-long yoga session is set to the sounds No Limit Records’ classic hits! All yogi levels are welcome. Click here for more information and tickets. Sounds provided by DJ Jess.

Photo by Matthew Hinton

What: Tipitina’s Free Concert Series w/ Big Sam’s Funky Nation
When: 10 p.m.
Where: 501 Napoleon Avenue
Price: Free

As part of Tipitina’s free concert series in August, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Smoke & Bones are hitting the stage. There’s no cover or tickets needed, but you must be 21 to attend. Click here for more information. 

Sat. Aug. 24, 2019

What: Running of the Bulls
When: 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Sugar Mill
Price: $30-$95

Why get up early on a Saturday to get whacked with plastic bats? You should instead ask, “¿por que no?” t’s hardly a run that is meant to mirror the annual bull run in Pamplona, Spain. Attendees in New Orleans walk with beer and sangrias in hand as the Big Easy Rollergirls gored, well, spank, us with whiffle ball bats. Click here for more information.

What: Midsummer Mardi Gras
When: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Maple Leaf Bar
Price: Free

Around here, it’s never too early to think about Mardi Gras. Every year, the Krewe of Oak hosts a walking parade Uptown. Get your costumes ready, this year’s theme is “Wild in the Wetlands.” Click here for more information. 

Sun. Aug. 25, 2019

What: Backyard BBQ & Slip and Slide for Immigration Rights
When: 4 – 9 p.m.
Where: Grow Dat Youth Farm
Price: $35

Looking for a way to beat the heat while helping a good cause? The proceeds from this event go to ISLA: Immigration Services & Legal Advocacy to defend the rights of immigrant communities and advocate for just and humane immigration policy. Click here for more information. 

(Photo by Todd Plitt/Getty Images)

What: Reading from Toni: A Night to Honor Toni Morrison’s Legacy
When: 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Southern Rep Theater
Price: Free

A night of reading selections from the unparalleled work of author Toni Morrison in honor of her life and legacy. Featured readers include Ladee Hubbard, Sarah Broom, Bernice McFadden, Kelly Harris and Kristina Kay Robinson.

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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