Weekend Picks: The Battle of New Orleans… in the Dome

This week's picks include remembering history with the Battle of New Orleans and gearing up to make history again with the Saints!

by Mary Staes
January 9, 2019

Whew! We made it past New Year’s Day and the start of Carnival last week! But there’s no time to waste, because Sunday is the game we’ve been waiting for, when the Saints (hopefully) blow out the Eagles again!

This week’s picks include remembering history with the Battle of New Orleans and gearing up to make history again with the Saints!


(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

What: Saints Black and Gold Friday at Hancock Whitney Center
Where: Hancock Whitney Center, 701 Poydras Street, 12 – 1 p.m.
Price: Free

Music and light refreshments will be served at this CBD lunch-hour party. Former Saints player Roman Harper will be there, mascot Sir Saint, and the Saintsations. There’s also giveaways for field passes and tickets for Sunday’s game! Click here for more information.

Hancock Whitney Bank
Getting there
701 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70139, USA
Mon-Fri 9am–4pm
Sat-Sun Closed
More Info


General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8-18, 1815, Anglo-American war, engraving from a painting by Dennis Malone Carter, United States of America, 19th century.

What: Battle of New Orleans reenactment
Where: 8201 W Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, La. 70043
Price: Free

The popular reenactment, usually held at the Chalmette Battlefield, is moving to the St. Bernard Parish Government Building due to the most recent government shutdown. Click here for more information.

St. Bernard Parish Government Complex
Getting there
8201 W Judge Perez Dr, Chalmette, LA 70043, USA
Mon-Fri 8:30am–4:30pm
Sat-Sun Closed
More Info

What: Oh! You Pretty Things – David Bowie Burlesque tribute
Where: One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, La. 70130
Price: $20

A burlesque tribute to David Bowie — the Starman himself. Burlesque and live music tributes to the late legend go all evening on Saturday, with two shows dedicated to all things Thin White Duke. Click here for tickets.


What: Saints Tailgate Concert Series featuring Casme
Where: Fontaine Palace Nola, 218 S. Robertson Street, New Orleans LA 70112
Price: Free

Four bars, surrounded by parking lots for the tailgaters, DJ’s and live music. Click here for more information.

Handsome Willy's House Of Food
Getting there
220 S Robertson St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
More Info

What: New Year, New Headshots
Where: Tiffany Caines Photography, 930 Gulf Drive, Gretna La. 70053
Price: $40

Start off the new year right with new headshots! This event is perfect for business professionals and creatives. Click here for more information.

930 Gulf Dr
Getting there
930 Gulf Dr, Gretna, LA 70053, USA

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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