Weekly Wins: Things to Do in New Orleans 8/21 – 8/27



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+)


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)


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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