10 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend
Where to be and be seen Feb. 13-16, 2014.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops play Tipitina's this weekend.
Thursday, Feb. 13
Perfect for this wintry weather, Canal Place screens the Coen brothers' Fargo tonight and Sunday for its classics series. Info here.
Friday, Feb. 14
It's NBA All-Star weekend, and there's a ton of events happening this weekend, from games to star-studded happenings. Info here.
Massenet’s opera Cinderella is happening tonight and Sunday at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. Info here.
The NOLA Community Printshop hosts a Valentine's Day cover show featuring guests doing renditions of their favorite love tunes by Robyn, Sonic Youth, Loretta Lynn and more. Info here.
Sweet Crude plays a show at Gasa Gasa that's also a music video shoot. Andrew Duhon opens. Info here.
Trixie Minx and other dancers appear in Creole Sweet Tease's Valentine's Day burlesque review at the Saint Hotel. Info here.
Carolina Chocolate Drops, a young group from North Carolina playing old-timey string music, plays tonight with Luke Winslow-King at Tipitina's. Info here.
Saturday, Feb. 15
The theme for this year's Krewe du Vieux is "Where the Vile Things Are," and reigning as king is historian John Barry (I interviewed him for this month's New Orleans Magazine). You can catch the parade in the Marigny Triangle and French Quarter. Info here.
The RockOn Foundation hosts a benefit concert featuring The Walkmen, Lost Bayou Ramblers and a DJ set from Vampire Weekend's Chris Tomson. Info here.
Bonus Monday, Feb. 17, event:
Laverne Cox, the transgender actress from Netflix's Orange is the New Black, presents a free lecture at Tulane University's McAlister Auditorium. Info here.