It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means… your Weekly Wins are here! This week catch a movie or a show, and definitely, don’t miss the parade. It’s the perfect way to cap off your night after putting in all that hard work at our Nola Fray 0.5K this weekend!
Here are our top picks for the most fun things to do around the city this week. Which one are you most looking forward to? Share us in your own Weekly Wins by tagging #FrayLife #NOLAFray on social!
Free Sunrise Yoga, Riverwalk Outlet Collection, 6:30 am
Namaste in bed? Think again! Grab your mat and a water bottle and start your morning off right with a free community yoga class on the balcony overlooking the Mighty Mississippi. You’ll even get a voucher for free parking. Can you say ‘ommmm’?
Movies in the Courtyard, Flamingo A-Go-Go, 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
Catch two flicks back-to-back every Wednesday at Flamingo A-Go-Go. This week get your Meg Ryan fix with 90s rom-com classics When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail.
Parade of Mishaps, Algiers Point Ferry Landing, 7:15 pm
Join the 20-30 members of Austin-based circus punk brass band Minor Mishap Marching Band for a lantern parade through the Point. Bring lanterns and lights, and join the marching (and dancing!) procession.
The Book of Mormon, Saenger Theater, 7:30 pm (Check Website for Full Schedule)
Back by popular demand, Tony award-winning musical The Book of Mormon is back in New Orleans, but only for a few nights. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, get your tickets quick to see the warped international sensation The New York Times called “the best musical of the century.”
Night of 1000 Stevies, One Eyed Jacks, 9:00 pm
The largest and best-loved Stevie Nicks fan event in the world is coming to New Orleans! The annual NYC event is heading south for a night of Stevie celebration featuring New Yorker and local performers, and a DJ spinning all Stevie and Fleetwood tracks, culminating with the “Battle of A Thousand Stevies.” Grab your favorite shawl, top hat, and tambourine, and prepare to ring like a bell through the night.
Cirque de 610, Mardi Gras World, 8:00 pm
Step right up for the 9th annual 610 Stompers Debutante Ball! Join NOLA’s favorite short shorts and jacket sporting dance krewe for a circus-themed party that’s sure to get wild. Tickets available online.
The Boat Show 2019, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, (Check website for Full Schedule)
This weekend the Superdome is transforming into Southern Louisiana’s largest boat show, featuring hundreds of boats on display, as well as every boating-related accessory you can think of. There will also be a “Kid’s Zone” with Laser Tag, and if you ask nicely, maybe they’ll let you join in.
Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival, Central City BBQ, 1:00 pm
Celebrate a unique blend of Jamaican and New Orleans culture with plenty of dancing, live music, and, of course, great food! Enjoy jazz and reggae music while you shop the local and Jamaican craft booths, and don’t miss the Jerk Chicken Cook-off. If you’re feeling brave (or masochistic) enter the Scotch Bonnet pepper-eating contest.
NOLA Fray Presents 0.5K: The Ultimate Underachievers Run, Miel Brewery/ Tchoup Yard, 1:30 pm & 5:30 pm
Join us for our official #NolaFray launch event, where we show NOLA just how we Make Fun Possible! The “race” starts with discounted food and drinks at Miel brewery, a slice from Mid City Pizza, as well as live music and dancing as a warm-up. At Go Time, participants will run, walk, and conga line their way to Tchoup yard for a celebratory donut and champagne. Register online for one of the two race waves (1:30 & 5:30) to make sure you get your shirt, all your freebie snacks and drinks, and your pretentious 0.5K oval bumper sticker, so you can share your “accomplishment” with the world.
Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Parade, The Marigny/ Bywater, 7:00 pm
Don your favorite costume and rep your fandom for the nerdiest parade in New Orleans! The sci-fi and fantasy themed IKOC rolls with hundreds of incredible homemade contraptions, con-worthy cosplays, fiery dance krewes, and energetic bands ready to rock the Cantina. Dozens of sub-krewes represent all dimensions of nerd culture and pass out some of the best homemade throws of the Carnival season. The full parade route is available online.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Starting Line @ Poydras & Camp, 7:30 am
On Saturday morning the national Rock ‘n’ Roll race series comes to the Big Easy for one of the city’s best races. Get your sweat on running the 10K, half, or full marathon, or pick a spot on the sidelines to cheer on the racers. The route snakes through the city from Downtown to Uptown and all the way to Gentilly. A different local band plays at every mile marker making this part-race, and all party!
Pet Fest, Lafreniere Park, 10:00am- 4:00pm
Join the Jefferson SPCA for their annual Pet Fest, a party “where pets bring their people!” There will be plenty of live music and dancing, a pet marketplace, and the local brews and food will be flowing. Not to be missed is the Pet Costume Contest. Who knows, you just might make a new forever friend from one of the 400 adoptable pets!
Brewery Bingo, Port Orleans Brewing Company, 7:00 pm
Join your favorite party people, NOLA Fray, in the tasting room every Monday night for free bingo! There will be plenty of beer, swag, and vouchers to win. Score!
2019 Westminster Dog Show New Orleans Watch Party, American Sports Saloon, 6:30 pm
Dogs and handlers are both invited to watch the Kentucky Derby of the dog world while sipping suds. Maybe a little “hair of the dog” is just what a Monday night calls for. (See what we did there?)
King Cake Cooking Class, New Orleans School of Cooking, 6:00 pm
Since 1980 New Orleans School of Cooking has been educating locals and tourists alike on the fine art of Louisiana dining. Held every Tuesday during Carnival, this class teaches pupils to create traditional New Orleans King Cakes, Icing, French Galette des Rois, and French 75’s. Bon appetite!
Carnival Headdress Workshop, Glitter Box N.O., 6:00 pm
On the hunt for the perfect Mardi Gras look? Head to Glitter Box N.O. and craft your own custom headdress. Artists will be on hand to help with the details, and there will be no shortage of glitter!
What “can’t miss” events have you excited this week? Share with us in the comments and be sure to tag #NolaFray and #FrayLife on social!
Want to have some fun this month while saving a buck? Don’t miss the February edition of our budget-friendly series, NOLA on a Nickel.
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