Weekend Picks: The return of Midnight Noodle… and school supplies

Let's be honest, after the cabin fever we all had during Hurricane Barry, the sooner the kids are out of the house, the better.

by Mary Staes
July 18, 2019

We know: school just ended. 😩 But it’s never too early to get school supplies ready for the little ones, and let’s be honest, after the cabin fever we all had during Hurricane Barry, the sooner the kids are out of the house, the better.

Here are our weekend picks:

Fri. July 19, 2019

What: Waterworld: The Musical
When: 7 p.m.
Where: 926 Pauline St., New Orleans, LA 70117
Price: $20

Imagine enjoying these hot summer nights indulging in a pool party with delicious food and drinks and experiencing a spectacular theatre production. WaterWorld, the Musical is a hilarious, interactive, swimming pool-based play adapted from the 1995 post-apocalyptic cult favorite/flop movie “Waterworld”. Written and directed by WWOZ’s Danielle Small, the 2019 edition is a live interactive theater experience, featuring synchronized swimming, and a lot of post-apocalyptic drama, along with projections and music by local artist Ratty Scurvics. The audience members are encourage to participate in the show by “seating” in the pool, though dry seating outside the pool is available. Click here for more information.

926 Pauline St
Getting there
926 Pauline St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA

What: Midnight Noodle Returns
When: 5 p.m.
Where: 810 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
Price: $35

After being in the Catahoula Hotel, Midnight Noodle is starting a dinner residency at Pax on North Claiborne Avenue. A six-course menu consists of old favorites like cumin seitan handpulled noodles and newer items like vegan chicken and chive XO dumplings. Click here for more information. 

810 N Claiborne Ave
Getting there
810 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Sat. July 20, 2019

What: Q93/Morris Bart School Supply Giveaway
When: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Rosenwald Recreation Center
Price: Free

The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, iHeartMedia, Morris Bart Attorneys and more are sponsoring their annual school supply giveaway for students ages 5-13. Your child must be present to receive supplies. Click here for more information.

Rosenwald Recreation Center
Getting there
1120 S Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70125, USA
Mon-Fri 8am–3pm
Sat-Sun Closed
More Info

What: Illuminated headpiece workshop
When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: NOLA Craft Culture
Price: $65

Learn to electrify your costumes with simple electronic elements such as fairy lights. In this workshop you will learn the basics of soldering and wiring your lights all while crafting a beautiful headpiece. Click here for more information.

NOLA Craft Culture
Getting there
127 S Solomon St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Sat 10am–6pm
Sun 12–6pm
More Info

Sun. July 21, 2019

What: Vegan 2 the Soul Festival 
When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Lemann Park
Price: Free

Vegan 2 The Soul (V2S) is a free outdoor festival that brings food, lifestyle choices & music together to celebrate and enjoy! Click here for more information. 

Lemann Park & Playground
Getting there
628 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Mon-Sun 6am–10pm

What: Family Day at A.L. Davis Park
When: 12-4 p.m.
Where: A.L. Davis Park
Price: Free

Family day includes food, hot dogs, a school supply giveaway, music and entertainment for the entire family. Click here for more information. 

A. L. Davis Park
Getting there
2600 Lasalle St, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
Mon-Sun 6am–10pm
More Info

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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