Weekly Wins: Things to Do in NOLA 6/26-7/2



It’s Wednesday, Wednesday, gotta get down on Wednesday, Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the Wins, Wins… that’s right, Weekly Wins Wednesday is here (and now that terrible song’s stuck in your head… you’re welcome)! This week we’ve got things to watch, things to do, and things to drink. Hey, it’s New Orleans. Cheers!


Wednesday 06/26

Cat(head) on a Hot Tin Roof: Rooftop Movie Night

Could there possibly be a more appropriate movie to watch from a rooftop? Hometown Hero Tennessee Williams’s classic Southern drama starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman is even better with a few drink specials from Cathead Distillery. The curtain goes up at 8:00, but head over early to “snag sips, seats, and snacks from Piscobar Kitchen.”


(Catahoula Hotel // 7-10pm // Free)



Climbing Meet Up

‘Try something a little different and get your climb on! Thanks to JNOLA, entrance and shoe rentals are half price for one night only. Throw on your workout gear and get ready to sweat so good, while having a blast. To save yourself some time at the door, you can sign their wavier


(New Orleans Boulder Lounge // 7pm).


Thursday 06/27

Teach Me How To Tiki

It’s officially summertime and that means it’s officially tiki bar season! Sure, we all love a good Piña Colada or Hurricane, but there’s a lot more to the art of tiki than “syrupy sweet” and “neon” drinks. Join master mixologist Dee Taylor and learn how “fresh fruit juices mingle with herbs, bitters, and all manner of rums to create cocktails that taste like a tropical vacation and spark endless creativity.” You’ll learn how to make all the classics, and stock your home bar so you can build a top-notch tiki bar in your own backyard. Tickets available. 


(NOCHI // 6-8pm // $65).


Zydeco Thursday with Chubby Carrier

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Grab your whole #FrayLife team for some friendly competition on the lanes instead of the field! Enjoy authentic Zydeco music from Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, and let the lively rhythms inspire your amazing nine frames of victory.


( Mid-City Lanes Rock n Bowl // 8-11pm // Free)



Friday 06/28

AVO Taco Pop-Up, Port Orleans Brewing Company, Friday- Sunday

New York-based fast-casual joint AVO Taco is heading south and opening up shop in New Orleans for one weekend only. Their innovative chefs are “taking over the Port Orleans kitchen for a whole weekend to bring you multiple delicious tacos, corn, queso, and many types of guac.” Great tacos and awesome local beer? Que combo perfecto!   


(Port Orleans Brewing Company // 11am-10pm) 


Louisiana LGBT Film Festival, LGBT Community Center of New Orleans, 6:30- 10:30 pm

The mission of this festival is to “hear voices from all members of the LGBTQIA community and allies, and to see the world through the lens of awareness, acceptance, and empowerment.” Watch a variety of different films, discuss with filmmakers, musicians, and writers, and stay for the awards ceremony.


(LGBT Community Center // 6:30-10:30pm)


Saturday 06/29

MLQ South SuperSeries

Grab your broomsticks and banners and get ready to cheer for our Major League Quidditch home team (yes, we have a Quidditch team!), the Nola Curse. Playing their only home games this season, Saturday the Curse take on the Kansas City Stampede and Sunday they tackle the San Antonio Soldados. To Accio! your tickets, which are “buyer sets admission,” visit the MLQ


(Lasalie Park // 11am // Free).



Slidell Heritage Festival

Celebrating its 22nd year, the Heritage Festival is a fundraiser for local charities that provides big fun for everyone! There will be plenty to do including dancing to jams by headliner Bag of Donuts and plenty of other live music acts. You definitely won’t go hungry with all kinds of food and drink vendors, and you can take home some great finds from the Art Walk. Make sure you head over to the water at 9:00 pm for the epic fireworks display!


(Heritage Park // 4-11pm)



Sunday 06/30

Diva Drag Brunch: Country Queens

Billed as “the most fun at brunch you will ever have,” Diva Drag Brunch is a full drag show and a full brunch buffet! Chow down on Southern culinary classics like fried Catfish and baked macaroni while the ladies entertain you with Southern country music classics. You’ll want to Boot Scoot and Boogie all day long afterwards! Tickets available 


(The Fillmore // 10:30am // $45).


The 21st Annual Patriotic Music Festival

Celebrate the 4th of July a little early with this musical tribute to our homeland. Some of the city’s best musicians, including Ellis Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Jazz Orchestra, The New Orleans Trombone Choir, and of course, the US Marine Corps Band, will wow the crowd with their “three-hour extravaganza honoring Independence Day!” The best part? This event is free and open to the public!


(Trinity Episcopal Church // 3-6pm // Free)



Summerween Spooktacular

October is way too far away; why not get spooky right now? As the folks at Broad Street say, “there’s Midsummer Mardi Gras. There’s Christmas in July. Time to start celebrating Summer Halloween, because once a year isn’t enough!” Break out your best costume and dance it up to spooky tunes while sipping “Planchette’s greatest cocktail hits.” There will be an art market full of ghoulish goodies, and even themed sweets by Grey Bird Baking Company.


( Broad Street Cider // 3-8pm)


Monday 07/01

Club Midnight: A Weekly Dance Social

Don your finest black… everything, and head out for a macabre night of dancing and drinking in a “New Orleans Speakeasy atmosphere.” Hit the floor at 7:00 pm for a free instructor-led group dance lesson, then stay all night and test out your new moves to “dark genre DJs spinning gothic, synth, wave, industrial, electro swing, and world punk.” There will be drink specials all night featuring locally made Franklin St. Germain Absinthe, as well as a full dining menu.


(The Axeman Room // 7-10pm // No Cover)


Tuesday 07/02

One Brick Service Social

Interested in giving back to our city? One Brick’s mission is to create “a community of volunteers by offering fun opportunities to serve local nonprofits,” and they do so by bringing volunteers and local nonprofits together. Learn all about their local programs while sipping awesome craft beers and cocktails. Your first drink is on them, so bring the whole #NolaFray team and learn how y’all can make an impact together!


(Bayou Beer Garden // 6-7:30pm)


What are you up to this week? Share with us in the comments and tag #NolaFray and #FrayLife on social! 



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