Summer is winding down, but so many amazing events are just heating up this week. Meet new friends or a potential S.O. at speed dating, find out where to hear some sweet tunes throughout the city, get competitive with bingo and board games, and even more ways to celebrate the dog days of summer.
Read on for all of this week’s wins, PLUS discover where you can snag a cool weekend pool pass that includes $20 in food/drink!
Wednesday, August 21
Speed Dating at Port Orleans Brewing Company
Put down your phone and look up! The love of your life (or maybe your new BFF) could be right in front of you at Fray’s latest speed dating event. In addition to enjoying the lovely company of all your fellow speed daters, you’ll enjoy food, drinks, extended happy hour and the opportunity to win great raffle prizes. This is a 21+ event. (Port Orleans Brewing Company // 7 p.m. // $15)
Nola Downtown Music and Arts Festival
An offshoot of the Music Business Institute, this end of summer festival is an opportunity for the community to interact with music professionals while hearing live music, shopping local pop ups, eating from food trucks, and more. (starts at Crescent City BBQ // 1 p.m. // FREE)
Thursday, August 22
Baby Cakes Baseball Bingo Night
Bingo, baseball, food and drinks – what could be a better way to spend your Thursday?
Your ticket inc a $5 food voucher. Deals include $4 16-oz domestic beers and $5 craft beers. Dogs are welcome for Bark in the Park and you can play BINGO with NOLA Fray in the concourse. (The Shrine on Airline // 7 p.m. // $10)
Friday, August 23
Big Easy Guitar Fest
The New Orleans Jazz Museum presents an incredible lineup of guitar heroes in their state of the art practice space. Enjoy tunes from Jimmy Robinson, Brian Stoltz, John Rankin and many more performers. Your admission to the festival also includes admission to the Jazz Museum exhibits. (New Orleans Jazz Museum // 2-4 p.m. // $8)
Saturday, August 24
BREWSIANA: Craft Beer & Music Festival
Taste the best of what over a dozen local breweries have to offer in one place! In addition to sampling brews from local faves, you’ll enjoy live music, pub food, and the opportunity to win many great prizes. (House of Blues // 6 p.m. // $10+)
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Only ☝️ ONE WEEK ☝️ until Brewsiana takes over our House on Saturday, August 24th! This *indoor* craft beer & music festival will feature beers from 18+ breweries, live music from 8+ bands, pub food, and so much more… Like a @Saints superfan Dixie Tailgate! Learn more and get your tickets now at the link in our bio.
Sunday, August 25
Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues New Orleans
Spend your Sunday enjoying the best of Gospel music new and old, all while indulging in an all you can eat buffet of your breakfast favorites, southern classics and of course, House of Blues’ signature chicken and waffles. To sweeten the deal, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, which “provides arts and music support to underserved youth.” (House of Blues // 10 a.m. // $35.65+)
WET Weekend Pool Pass
We’re sure you don’t need us to tell you this, but it’s hot out – like, really really hot out. Beat the heat with a pass to the W Hotel’s outdoor pool for hours of relaxation and swimming. You’ll also get $20 of food and beverage credit to enjoy at the hotel’s SoBou restaurant and bar. (W French Quarter // 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. // $20)
Monday, August 26
Yoga at the Carver
Join Domineaux Yoga for practice at this donation-based class. Held on Monday evenings, it’s the perfect way to wind down from the first day of your work week and center yourself for the days ahead. (Carver Theatre // 5:30 p.m. // admission with donation)
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𝐍𝐨 𝐋𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐘𝐨𝐠𝐚 is in 5 days!!! Hit refresh on your summer workout routine word to @visitneworleans and join us for 𝐍𝐨 𝐋𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐘𝐨𝐠𝐚 at the @historiccarver on Friday, August 23rd. For ticket information click the link in our bio! #Yoga #NoLimit #NoLimitYoga #DomineauxYoga #AbstractNOLA #CIVWay #Health #Wellness #Beauty #Fitness #historiccarvernola
Tuesday, August 27
Board Game Happy Hour
Let your competitive streak shine at Miel’s board game happy hour. Grab your friends and family for a night of some friendly competition, and fuel your play with $1 off all pints of Miel’s beer while you compete. (Miel Brewery & Taproom // 6-9 p.m. // FREE)
What are you most excited about this week in NOLA? Show off your own personal weekly wins by tagging #FrayLife #NOLAFray in your social posts!
Want to peddle your way to a winning week? Check out our guide to the best biking spots in the city!
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