Carnival season may be over, but here in New Orleans there’s always something going on. Good thing #FrayLife is here with your Weekly Wins- our list of the best events happening across town this week. Whether you want to get active, check out some arts and culture or dance the night away, we’ve got you covered.
Ash Wednesday Brunch, The Country Club, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In need of a cure for a wicked Mardi Gras hangover? Recover the classy way at the chic Bywater eatery The Country Club. They’ll be offering up a classic brunch menu with favorites like fried green tomatoes, and a full Bloody Mary bar.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz, Smoothie King Center, 7 p.m.
Root, root, root for the home team as the Pels take on the Jazz, who funnily enough, used to be the home team.
Yoga at Miel Brewery, Miel Brewery & Taproom, 6:15 p.m.
After a crazy busy Carnival season, it’s time to chill out and get your Om on with this all levels, donation-based ($5 recommended) yoga sesh. Grab your mat and come thirsty because yogis get 15% off all pints after class.
Fast Times 80’s Dance Night, One Eyed Jacks, 10 p.m.
“Since Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, way before Nirvana, there was U2 and Blondie, and music still on M-T-V…” Bust out the shoulder pads and head over to One Eyed Jacks to party like it’s 1985.
Disney Trivia, Broad Street Cider, 7:30 p.m.
Think your squad is Nola’s best Mickey Mouse Club? Test your smarts at Broad Street Cider, which will be the “Happiest Place on Earth” for one night only. Each team with at least one member in costume gets a bonus point, so the hardest question you have to answer is: who are you going to be?
TRAP Karaoke: New Orleans, House of Blues, 10 p.m.
TRAP Karaoke is more than your average office outing. It’s a unique, “user-generated concert” that stands for “personal empowerment, cultural participation, cherished moments, community, and creating a safe space for human connection.” Visit their website to get your tickets, and if you’re brave enough, to sign up to perform.
Cookie Dough Bliss Grand Opening Party, Cookie Dough Bliss New Orleans, 12 p.m.
North Carolina based Cookie Dough Bliss (imagine an ice cream parlor, but it’s all cookie dough!) is opening up shop in New Orleans, and you’re invited to their Grand Opening. The party will include plenty of promos, giveaways and most importantly, dough tastings.
Second Saturdays, St. Claude Ave., 6- 9 p.m.
Get in touch with your artistic side and gallery hop along St. Claude Avenue in Bywater at Second Saturdays. Each month (on, you guessed it, the second Saturday) all of the art galleries in the area host receptions for their new exhibitions. Check out Amalgamations at the UNO St. Claude gallery and enjoy plenty of free wine and snacks while you’re perusing. A full map of the St. Claude Arts District galleries is available online.
Zac Brown Band: Down the Rabbit Hole Live, Smoothie King Center, 7 p.m.
The Zac Brown Band is bringing their best “Chicken Fried” country folk rock songs to the Smoothie King Center. They may be from Atlanta, but don’t hold it against them; you’re sure to enjoy their “Homegrown” hits. Tickets are available online.
44th Los Isleños Fiesta, St. Bernard, 11 a.m.
Celebrate the history of the proud Isleños, originally Canary Islanders, who arrived in Louisiana in the late 1700s. Learn about their culture from folklore group Timbayba, listen to plenty of live music and join in on the dancing. You know there will be plenty of great food and Spanish sangria, and admission is only $3.00!
Pawdi Gras, Regions Bank Belle Chasse, 12 p.m.
This yearly parade is a fundraiser for the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society, and the 2019 theme will honor two and four-legged first responders. Fun floats and dogs in costumes: it’s going to be adorable, and you don’t want to miss out.
Crawfish & Beer, Port Orleans Brewing Company, 12 p.m.
Is there really anything better than fresh, local craft beer and a boiling vat of crawfish? Get ready to suck!
Pups & Poses: Yoga & Pilates & Puppies, Renaissance Hotel Warehouse District, 6:30 p.m.
Zeus’ Rescues is teaming up with the Renaissance Warehouse District hotel to “bring you a furry flow filled with cuteness!” Join WWLTV’s April Dupré for her signature Hip Hop Yogalates flow class. Expect high energy from the class, and the pups. It’s sure to be a doggone great time.
Game Night at St. Roch After Dark, St. Roch Market, 6 p.m.
This isn’t your grandma’s game night! The folks at TurnTableTop are hosting a night of “modern board gaming” where you can learn how to play popular titles like Splendor, Azul, Ticket to Ride, Carcassone and Onitama. Mix and match your dinner from St. Roch’s diverse vendor line-up, and enjoy drink specials all night.
Hip Hop Ya Brass, Crescent Park, 5:45 p.m.
Get ready to sweat at this “high energy cardio class, family reunion and your favorite party wrapped in one!” This all-levels class will have you busting killer hip hop moves to classic hip hop and pop jams, so you’re guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
Hamilton, Saenger Theater, 7:30 p.m.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 11-Tony winning smash hit musical is coming down south for a limited run at the Saenger Theater. See the Founding Fathers like you’ve never seen them before: live, singing and rapping-if you can get your hands on some tickets, that is!
If you’re looking to squeeze in a much-needed exercise this week, check out one of the many hiking trails near NOLA to keep things fun!
How are you keeping the party going post-Mardi Gras this week? Share with us in the comments and tag #FrayLife and #NolaFray on social.
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