8 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Our top picks for this weekend's events

The new OUTakes Film Festival is this weekend.

Thursday, July 10
The New Orleans Film Society partners with Shotgun Cinema to present the LGBT film fest OUTakes in Marginy’s Old Firehouse. Films include To Be Takei, about the “Star Trek” actor-turned-gay activist George Takei; Before You Know It, a documentary about gay seniors citizens, which will feature director PJ Raval in attendance; Female Trouble, the John Waters classic and more. Info here.
Tulane’s Summer Lyric series continues with the classic dancer music A Chorus Line. Info here
Christopher Shinn’s A Dying City follows a young therapist whose husband was killed while on military tour in Iraq who recieves an unexpected visitor on the anniversary of his death. Info here.
Friday, July 11
The Bangers & Mash comedy show at Irish House features comic Rich Aronovitch. Info here.
The New Movement co-founders Chris Trew and Tami Nelson present their last show together at the theater’s current space (TNM will move to St. Claude Avenue soon). Info here.
Saturday, July 12
Two international themed celebrations are today. There’s the Running of the Bulls, where the “bulls” are roller girls. Info here.
You can also celebrate Bastille Day at a free fete in Spanish Plaza with live music from Feufollet and others, French food, kids’ activities and more. Info here.
Sunday, July 13
Enjoy the W Hotel’s pool for a day at Strut + Swim, a poolside runway show with a DJ, drink specials and giveaways. Info here.

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