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Weekend Picks: Spring is here! Time to get outdoors!

Grab your windbreaker (because MAYBE it'll be chilly and/or rainy) so you're prepared for the unpredictable New Orleans weather, and get out there!

by Mary Staes
April 3, 2019

All of the outdoor activities are happening this weekend! Grab your windbreaker (because MAYBE it’ll be chilly and/or rainy) so you’re prepared for the unpredictable New Orleans weather, and get out there!

Here are this weeks weekend picks:

Fri. April 5, 2019

 

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Okay one more stop then no more #stillhere

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What: National Burrito Day
When: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Felipe’s Taqueria
Price: $5

No really. $5 Super Burritos. What more does this description need! FYI, the deal is happening at ALL of the Felipe’s locations. Click here for more information.

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What: Game of Rhônes
When: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Martin Wine Cellar
Price: $25

Winter is here, and wine is coming. Martin Wine Cellar is celebrating the return of Game of Thrones by pouring more than 20 Rhônes divided amongst four house tables: Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, and Targaryen.This event happens at both locations. Click here for more information.

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What: Movies in the Park: Hook
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Evans Playground (if it rains – Lyons Center)
Price: Free

RUFIOOOOOOOO! This classic story of an adult Peter Pan remembering his past to get back to Neverland and save his children is bangerang. While critics may be split on the quality of this film, we think anyone not loving this is simply just a lewd, crude, rude bag of pre-chewed food, dude. Click here for more information.

 

Sat. April 6, 2019

What: BlerdFest!
When: Convention: 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Ball: 10 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Where: Algiers Auditorium
Price: $25 in advance, $30 at the door for convention

The two-part celebration is melanated nerds everywhere is having its first convention! During the day, an all-ages convention will take place, with Oscar-winning production designer Hannah Beachler as one of the guest speakers. At night, an adult-only costume ball takes place, featuring music from Power 102.9’s DJ Chicken. Click here for more information.

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Louisiana Irises and climbing roses. #southerngardens #louisianagarden #neworleansbotanicalgarden #neworleans

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What: 40th Annual New Orleans Spring Garden Show
When: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: New Orleans Botanical Gardens
Price: $10 for adults, Children 5-12 years old: $5

Need ideas for your garden this season? Want expert advice on how to make those stubborn rosebushes bloom? Looking for new plants to adorn your front lawn? You can find all of that in the beautiful gardens at City Park on Saturday.

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An overhead close up shot of some taos, rice and beans, fresh salsa and blue corn chips.

What: Mais and Margarita Fest
When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Dutch Alley
Price: Free

Another festival celebrating its first year, this gathering celebrates the Latino presence in the city. Several food vendors will selling tacos, arepas, pupusas, cornbread, corn and grits, cachapas, roasted corn on the cob, and live entertainment will be provided. Click here for more information.

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Photos from the Freret Street Festival. I had some of the best gulf shrimp tacos. Very fresh! #freretstreetfestival #shrimptacos🍤🌮

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What: Freret Street Festival
When: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Freret Street, between Napoleon and Valmont
Price: Free to enter

More than 200 food, arts and crafts vendors will take to Freret Street for this outdoor fest. Performers include ChaWa, dance demonstrations by Nola Capoeira and Margie Perez. Pro tip: take the streetcar here and save yourself the frustration of parking. Click here for more information.

Sun. April 7, 2019

What: Historic New Orleans Collection Block Party – EDITORS NOTE: This event has been postponed due to weather
When: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: The Historic New Orleans Collection
Price: Free

To celebrate the grand opening of its new $38 million exhibition center, the HNOC is hosting a block party! Food vendors are cash-only. Musical performances include Bon Bon Vivant, and the Storyville Stompers Brass Band. Click here for more information.

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What: Downtown Super Sunday – EDITORS NOTE: This event has been postponed due to weather
When: Noon
Where: Parade starts on Bayou St John at Orleans Ave.
Price: Free

Downtown Super Sunday is one of the few days you can see Black Masking Indians outside of Mardi Gras Day. The parade starts on Bayou St John at Orleans Ave. and Jefferson Davis Pkwy, travels down Orleans Ave., goes left on Broad St., then right on St. Bernard Ave. Click here for more information.

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Mary Staes is our Digital Curator. She crafts content for our social media platforms and our 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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