Weekly Wins: Things to Do in NOLA 5/8 – 5/14

 

 

Whoop, whoop, it’s Weekly Wins Wednesday! Jazz Fest may be over, but there are plenty of shows to get you moving and grooving this week. Take it back to the 80s, 90s, and even early 2000s with all kinds of nostalgic bands and events.

 

What do all these happenings have in common? They’re going to be awesome!

Wednesday 05/08

Rob Zombie, The Fillmore New Orleans, 7:00pm

Halloween’s coming early this year! Shock rocker and horror director Rob Zombie is bringing his elaborate theatrics to the Fillmore for a night of music and mayhem. Get ready to “Meet the Creeper” at a show like no other. Tickets available online.

Sum 41: No Personal Space Tour, House of Blues New Orleans, 7:00pm

“Still Waiting” to relive the early aughts? Now’s your chance! Canadian pop-punkers Sum 41 is coming to Nola for a night that will have you “In Too Deep”, and just might leave you with a “Fat Lip.” Tickets available online.

Photo Cred: House of Blues Nola

 

Thursday 05/09

Bounce Ya Brass, W New Orleans French Quarter, 6:00- 8:00pm

Are you ready to “shake it, move it, and bounce it out”? This class with have you breaking a sweat in no time as you learn “signature NOLA bounce moves in an aerobics format.” This class is open to all levels, even if you’ve never danced in your life. The $5 fee gets you a killer workout, plus a FIT cocktail by Sobu. Win!

Detective Pikachu Premier Party with Krewe du Chu, The Broad Theater, 6:30- 9:30pm

If you fondly remember trying to “catch ‘em all” on your Gameboy in the 1990s, you don’t want to miss this special sneak preview event! Krewe du Chu invites you to mingle with the krewe, take photos, enter a raffle, and see the first live-action Pokémon movie… ever! There will even be a costume contest, so dress in your Pocket Monster best.  

Friday 05/10

Glamrock Superfoxx Presents: MTV in the 1980s, Allways Lounge & Cabaret, 9:00pm

Shoulder pads. Big Hair. Spandex. You get the idea. Jesse Tripp and the Nightbreed will be performing all your favorite 80s jams, and even recreating music videos from the 80s with their “own Superfoxxy twist.” Totally tubular!

Emo Night New Orleans, Republic NOLA, 10:00pm

If the sunshine and smiling faces of the summertime make you want to stay home and cry, emo night is the place for you. Head to Republic Nola for the “Summer of Sadness Kickoff” emo night, and “show mother nature that no matter how hot she makes it, she’ll never warm up that icebox that you call a heart!” All your emo faves like My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, and Paramore will be playing all night, to make you feel all those feels. Tickets available online.

Photo Cred: Republic NOLA

Saturday 05/11

UNO’s Crawfish Mambo, University of New Orleans, 11:00am- 5:00pm

What could possibly be more New Orleans than a festival? A crawfish festival, of course! Enjoy all-you-can-eat crawfish from dozens of different crawfish boils, all from teams competing to be the Best of Boil champion. Think you’re good at sucking? Enter the crawfish eating competition. As if that weren’t New Orleans enough, there will also be plenty of live music to keep you entertained all day. Tickets available online.

Champagne Stroll on Magazine, Magazine Street, 5:00- 9:00pm

This annual event is held the Saturday before Mother’s Day, so you can get your last minute shopping done. Enjoy extended shopping hours at your favorite local boutiques as you stroll down historic Magazine Street on a lovely spring night. Over 100 businesses provide free sparkling wine, beverages, and treats, while also offering special sales, deals, and trunk shows. With so much great shopping, you might even get a jump on Father’s Day while you’re at it.

New Kids on the Block: The MixTape Tour, Smoothie King Center, 8:00pm

You loved them then, and you still love them now, so head downtown to see Jordan, Jonathan, Joey, Donnie, and Danny perform your 80s and 90s favorites, complete with those killer dance moves. As if that weren’t exciting enough, NKOTB are joined by icons Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, Salt-N-Pepa, and Naughty by Nature, so prepare to scream “that’s my jam,” all night long. Tickets available online.

Sunday 05/12

Free Yoga at Parleaux, Parleaux Beer Lab, 11:00am- 12:00pm

Get your “Om” on, and then get your drink on. This all-levels class is open to everyone, and offers “a place for everyone to feel comfortable… bring your friends and tell ya mom n’ dem!” This class will focus on core strength and breath, and all yogis get $1 off pints afterward.

The Henchman: A Shakespeare Story, Besthoff Sculpture Garden (City Park), 7:00pm

You’ve heard of Shakespeare in the Park; now get ready for Shakespeare-inspired in the garden! Written by NOLA Project member Michael Aaron Santos and performed by the NOLA Project Company, this play is “a wondrous sequel to A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and features “familiar fairies, mischievous magicians, and a powerful villain.” Tickets available online.

 

Monday 05/13

Brewery Bingo, Port Orleans Brewing Company, 7:00pm

Mondays just got a whole lot better! Join your NOLA Fray fam in the Tasting Room every Monday night for Brewery Bingo. With free entry and multiple chances to win, you’ve got nothing to lose- sounds like a plan to us!

Pythian Market Live Trivia Mondays, Pythian Market, 7:00pm

Do you watch Jeopardy! religiously? Is your head full of random facts, just waiting to burst out? Now’s your chance! Test your random knowledge and win some cash from Pythian Market on Monday nights.

Tuesday 05/14

Beverly Hills 9021bing0, Pete’s Out in the Cold, 8:00- 10:00pm

Bring it back to the 90s with this week’s bingo that takes inspiration from “David and Donna and Steve and Kelly and the whole gang from the Peach Pit.” There will be 10 games, plenty of prizes, “and bonus points for digging out your flannel and denim overalls!”  

What’s on your Win List this week? Share with us in the comments, and tag #NOLAFray and #FrayLife on social!

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