Weekly Wins: Things to Do in New Orleans 10/2 – 10/8

 

 

The Saints return home this weekend, but what are you doing the rest of the days this week?

If you need some last-minute ideas or inspiration, we’ve got you covered per usual.

Read on to discover our top picks for things to do around NOLA over the next 7 days, including two boozy ways you can spend your Friday!

Wednesday, October 2

Wicked

Are Wicked Wednesdays a thing? Well, they can be now, because you won’t want to miss this classic play live in New Orleans. (Saenger Theatre // 7:30 p.m. // $49)

 

Thursday, October 3

Cuco

Viral lo-fi pop star Cuco brings his sound to Nola on his “Para Mi” tour. He’s gained plenty of momentum since starting out and is bound for great things, so don’t miss this chance to catch him live. (Republic NOLA // 8 p.m. // $20+)

 

Friday, October 4

Oktoberfest

Don’t miss this authentic celebration of German culture, presented by Deutsches Haus, kicking off this weekend but spanning through October 19. Plenty of Bavarian food and drink delicacies will be available, plus games and activities galore. (Moss St. // 4-11 p.m. // $8)

 

Scales and Ales 

Celebrate the beauty and mystery of sharks in this after-hours aquarium celebration. You’ll enjoy open bars, local food, entertainment and more. (Audubon Aquarium of the Americas // 8 p.m. // $75)

 

Saturday, October 5 

Beignet Festival

Celebrate the most New Orleans treat of all with this sweet festival. Local beignet vendors include Loretta’s Authentic Pralines, Sno-La Snoballs, Luca Eats, Diva Dawg, Ruby Slipper Cafe, Afrodisiac Food Truck, Girls Gone Vegan and more. (New Orleans City Park // 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. // $5+)

 

Sunday, October 6

Goat Yoga

Relax with a simple yoga flow as adorable Cameroonian pygmy goats frolick about (and maybe even on you) to add even more bliss to your practice. A healthy breakfast by Gracious Bakery will also be provided. (Paradigm Gardens // 9-10:30 a.m. // $30)

 

Monday, October 7

Game Night

Learn and play classic games like Settlers of Catan, Splendor, Azul and more as you sip on happy hour specials from The Mayhaw and stroll through the market. (St. Roch Market New Orleans // 6-10 p.m. // FREE)

 

Tuesday, October 8

MLB American League Division Game New Orleans Watch Party

Baseball fans can link up and enjoy the big game on big screens with enhanced sound while sipping on beer and eating great food. You can even enjoy the game outside on the French Quarter balcony. (The American Sports Saloon // 5 p.m. // FREE)

 

What’s your go-to event or activity for this coming week? Let us know by tagging #FrayLife #NOLAFray in your social posts!

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