10 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Our top picks for this weekend's events.

John Legend performs at the Saenger.

Thursday, May 1

Today is what's become known as "locals day" at Jazz Fest, and the fest continues this weekend with headliners Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera and Arcade Fire. Info here

Soul-pop singer John Legend ("Ordinary People") plays the Saenger tonight. Info here.

Republic hosts Down on the Bayou V, a benefit for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, featuring JoJo Hermann and The New Orleans Suspects, Bonerama, Col. Bruce Hampton and others. Info here

Friday, May 2

If Jazz Fest is a little casual for your taste, there's the black-tie Zoo to Do at Audubon Zoo. Info here.

The Carter Theater in the Treme neighborhood reopened this week, and all weekend it hosts jazz concerts. Info here.

Fiya Fest includes a crawfish boil and three stages of live music to benefit The Roots of Music. Info here.

Goat in the Road Productions presents part three of its serial radio play, This Sweaty City, at The Shadowbox. Info here.  

Young Cajun-influenced rockers Feufollet, Sweet Crude and Pine Leaf Boys play Sibera. Info here.

Saturday, May 3

Gregg Allman, Lucinda  Williams, Widespread Panic, Irma Thomas and others pay tribute to Dr. John for the taped concert, "The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music" at the Saenger. Info here.

Close Me Out, a show in which guests tell their most ridiculous drunken tales, is tonight. Info here

 

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