Getting bored of the workweek already? Have no fear; the Weekly Wins are here, your boredom-busting roundup of things to do in the city! This week there are all sorts of ways to get moving and shaking, so lace up your shoes and get out there!
Wednesday, May, 29
Free Pick Up Ultimate, Lafitte Greenway, 7:00- 9:00 pm
Whether you’ve been playing ultimate for years or have only thrown a Frisbee at the beach, come join your Nola Fray Fam for pick up! We’ll meet at the large multipurpose field on the Lafitte Greenway (501 N Claiborne Ave). Bring a light and a dark shirt, a water bottle, and athletic shoes (cleats are recommended). We’ll provide cones and a game disc, though we encourage you to bring your own Frisbee if you’ve got one!
Wednesday Blues Dancing, The AllWays Lounge, 7:00 pm
Lace up your dancing shoes and head to Bywater to shake your groove thing to a live band. No experience or partner required, everyone is invited to join in a “shared love of blues, slow jazz, and partnered dancing.”
Thursday, May 30
Overlook Film Festival, Various Locations, Thursday- Sunday
Where better to celebrate all things horror than America’s most haunted city? That’s right, the Big Easy is turning Big Scary all weekend with film screenings, performances, and other special events all weekend. The full schedule and tickets can be found online.
Pythian Market’s One-Year Anniversary, Pythian Market, 5:30- 9:30pm
One of NOLA’s favorite new eateries is turning one! To celebrate, they’re throwing a free party with a concert by Robin Barnes, raffles and giveaways, and happy hour prices all night long at Bar 108. Cheers to that!
Free Soccer Open Play, Lyons Recreation Center, 7:00- 9:00pm
Whether you’ve been playing soccer for years or haven’t played since you were younger, come join your NOLA Fray fam for pick up! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a water bottle, and athletic shoes (cleats are recommended). Shin guards not required. We’ll provide all the soccer equipment.
Friday, May 31
Symphony Book Fair, UNO Lakefront Arena, Friday- Sunday
Every bookworm’s favorite annual event is back this weekend. The book fair features over 80,000 titles, rare works, framed art, records, and plenty of other odds and ends. With prices starting at $1.00 per book, you can’t afford to not go!
Dinner and a ZOOvie, Audubon Zoo, 6:00pm
What’s better than a movie in the park? A movie in the zoo! This week Audubon premieres their Dinner and a Zoovie summer series where you can watch features al fresco surrounded by your favorite critters. Bring your own food, or treat yourself to food truck fare and “spend a summer evening under the stars.”
Saturday, June 1
Drag Bingo- You Already Knowwwww!, 700 Club, 4:00- 6:00 pm
Kick off Pride a week early at the 700 Club with a special Drag Queen Bingo event. Absolut is hosting the event, so you know the drinks will be on point! Need a little extra incentive to play? The grand prize is a meet and greet with the Queen Diva herself, Big Freedia, as she headlines Pride on June 8!
Harrison Avenue Stroll, Harrison Ave. in Lakeview, 5:00pm
This glorified block party has a little something extra (it is Lakeview, after all)- a trolley to take you up and down the street! Stroll on foot, or on wheels along Harrison Ave. and take advantage of all sorts of giveaways and specials along the way. This event is adults only, so you won’t have to fight off any kiddos for your freebies!
Crescent City Connection Bridge Run, Saturday, June 1, Start @ West Bank/ Finish @ Warehouse District, 7:00pm
Sure, you’ve driven over it plenty of times, but can you say you’ve run over the Crescent City Connection? This 4-miler, one of “the most unique courses in the South,” has you running 300 feet over the Mighty Mississippi. You’ll catch a New Orleans skyline view at sunset so spectacular that the running won’t be the only thing taking your breath away! Register here.
Sunday, June 2
Puppies and Yoga, Audubon Park, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
And you thought “downward dog” was just a name. It might be a little hard to focus on your breathing when you’re getting covered in puppy kisses, but it’s well worth the distraction! Rolling River Rescue is teaming up with Sweet Swine O Mine to bring pups and poses to Audubon Park, and all proceeds are split between the two groups.
Crawfish & Beer, Port Orleans Brewing Company, 12:00 pm
Is there really anything better than fresh, local craft beer and a boiling vat of crawfish? The first boil drops at noon, and they’ll keep boiling until the crawfish is gone. Get ready to suck!
Monday, June 3
The Lemonheads plus Tommy Stinson and Matt Surfin’ & Friends, House of Blues, 7:00 pm
College Rock at it’s finest; the Lemonheads are coming down South! Alt-rockin’ since the 1980s, you’ll mellow out to hits like their cover of “Mrs. Robinson.” Tickets available online.
Tuesday, June 4
2019 Celebrity Black & Gold Softball Game, Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, 5:30 pm
Hosts A.J. Klein and Terron Armstead are taking you out to the ballgame! Watch as your favorite Saints players hit it out in a Home Run Derby, and then play an Offense vs. Defense softball game. All proceeds benefit two of the Saints favorite charities, Son of a Saint and Team Gleason.
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