10 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Our top picks for this weekend's events.

Hulk Hogan is the host of Wrestlemania 30.


Thursday, April 3

Kids and adults alike will enjoy The New Orleans International Puppet Festival, which features performances by avant-garde puppeteers from all over the world performing with marionettes, shadow puppets, hand puppets and large-scale puppets. Info here.

The Canal Place Classics film series presents a retrospective of films by the late Harold Ramis. Groundhog Day screens tonight and Sunday. Info here

A production of The Normal Heart, an unflinching drama about a group of New Yorkers during the AIDS epidemic, premieres tonight at AllWays Lounge. The April 5 performance is a benefit for Forum for Equality. Info here.

The Plus One Show is a fun singer/songwriter showcase in which local artists perform and musicians are gradually added to the stage as their set progresses. Tonight the showcase celebrates its third birthday with rapper TERP2IT (Chris Trew) as the guest. Info here.

Friday, April 4

Wrestlemania 30 is here, and while the main event happens on April 6, there’s fan events all weekend. Info here

The New Orleans Film Society’s filmOrama, the group’s curated film fest of films you might not otherwise see in New Orleans, kicks off tonight. Check out our interview with NOFS Program Director Clint Bowie about the event in this month’s New Orleans Magazine here.

Saturday, April 5

There’s family fun at NOMA when it hosts its Easter egg hunt in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The event also includes a petting zoo, spacewalks, face painting, crafts activities and more. Info here.

Close Me Out features comedians telling drunken tales while drunk. Info here.

An expanded Freret Street Fest happens today with five music stages, local vendors, a kids’ area, food, pet adoptions and more. Info here.

You don’t have to be a Tulane student to enjoy Crawfest, the massive festival with more than 18,000 pounds of mudbugs, plus non-crawfish food and live music. Info here.

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