The weather is warming up, and it’s time to kick the festival/outdoor season off! Festival season has officially started, but if you’re looking for other things to do, there’s no shortage.
Here are our weekend picks:
Fri. April 12, 2019
What: Nola Dance United: Bollywood, Latin & Afrobeats Night
When: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: Cafe Istanbul
Price: $10 advance, $12 at the door.
When you’re on the dance floor, where you come from and where you’re going ceases to matter; all that matters is the here and the now. This party aims to unite us all. Click here for more information.
What: Movies In The Park: Despicable Me 3
When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Joe Brown Park
This week NORD’s Movie in the Park is in New Orleans East, with Despicable Me 3. Brings the blankets and the kids, the movie starts at dusk. Click here for more information.
Sat. April 13, 2019
What: 5th Annual Rose’ Soiree’
When: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Martin Wine Cellar
Put on your best pink dress and celebrate Rose’ all day! The event will include samples for five different rose’s paired with cheese, of course. Click here for more information.
What: Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s Easter Egg Hunt
When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: The Fly
Participants can exchange the eggs they find for a gift bag filled with candy, and if you get there early, you can register for free admission to the Audubon Zoo. Click here for more information.
Sun. April 14, 2019
What: Westbank Super Sunday
Where: Starts at Landry Walker High School, ends at McDonough Playground
Since the cancellation of Downtown Super Sunday last week, Westbank Super Sunday will be the last time to see the Black Masking Indians up close. Click here for more information.
What: Thai New Year and Food Festival
When: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Wat Wimuttayaram Buddhist Temple of Louisiana, Inc.
This annual celebration will begin with worship and presentations of alms and food to the monks, as well as a ceremony of watering the sacred statue of Buddha and blessing of the lay people at 1 p.m. A range of Thai food will be at various vendors. Click here for more information.