Saints football season is about to be in full swing – you can sprint your way (literally) into the best time of the year! Plus a spooky podcast, the coolest cooking classes, and the punniest night in Nola.
Wednesday, September 4
Gallery Talk: “Ancestors in Stone” with Curator Ndubuisi Ezeluomba
Learn all about this fascinating exhibit directly from its curator as you walk through the works in this casual setting designed to further connect you to the art. (New Orleans Museum of Art // 12-1 p.m. // FREE)
Thursday, September 5
Juice: A Lizzo Tribute Show
The already legendary Lizzo has been selling out stadiums across the country. If you’ve missed a chance to catch her live, don’t worry, you can still party in style to all her best jams. (All Ways Lounge // 11 p.m. // Free)
Friday, September 6
And That’s Why We Drink – A Paranormal and True Crime Podcast
“The world’s a scary place. And that’s why we drink!” Attend a live taping of this super spooky podcast, sure to give you plenty of freaky stories to read up on later and potentially keep you up at night (Joy Theatre // 7 p.m. // $25+)
Live Pun Contest: International House of Puncakes
Love a good pun? Come enjoy the best of the best as contestants battle to win the title of punmaster. You’ll enjoy local comic’s sets between contestants, too! (Hi-Ho Lounge // 8-10 p.m. // FREE)
Saturday, September 7
Louisiana Cooking Class
Grew a few too many fresh fruits in your garden this summer? Pick up too many veggies from your farmers market and running out of recipes? Learn how to preserve your treats well into the winter with this preservation and canning class. (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts // 10 a.m.-2 p.m. // $100)
Saints Kickoff Run
Sprint into football season with this 8th annual 5K! Grab your Saints gear, start on the field at the 50-yard line inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and dash into Champions Square. (Champions Square // 7:30 a.m. // $25+)
Sunday, September 8
New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers New Orleans Watch Party
While you wait for the Saints to kick off on Monday Night Football, catch the Patriots take on the Steelers in the first prime-time Sunday night matchup of the year. Catch the game on the big screen as you relax and enjoy food and drink with other (Saints) fans. (American Sports Saloon // 7-10 p.m. // FREE)
Monday, September 9
Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football
Who dat playing in prime time to start football season?? Last time the Saints took the field, it didn’t end so well, but our boys are back in the spotlight for Week 1 with Super Bowl dreams on the brain. Whether you head to the game, catch it at the bar, or throw a party at home, there is nothing like Monday Night Football game in NOLA!
Tuesday, September 10
Cajun Entertaining with Eric Cook
Learn the art of putting together a true Louisiana feast with Eric Cook of Gris Gris. Cook will demonstrate redfish court-bouillon and corn maque-choux, and you’ll sit down for a family-style dinner filled with wine and great conversation after. (NOCHI // 6-8 p.m. // $75)
Lost in Love: A Visual Concert
Artist, activist, and singer-songwriter William Matthews is touring around his KOSMOS album with live music from the work along with a stunning visual show. A discussion is to follow. Location will be announced after you purchase tickets, so be on the lookout! (TBA // 8-10 p.m. // $12+)
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Need something else awesome to do before kickoff? Don’t miss the annual Saints 5K Run!