10 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Our top picks for this weekend's events.

Sleigh Bells performs at the BUKU Music + Art Project this weekend.

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Thursday, March 20

The annual Tenessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival has begun, and there's author events, master classes, performances and more all weekend. Be sure to check out our inteview with festival guest Diane Ladd here. Visit the fest website for more information.

Friday, March 21

The BUKU Music + Art Project, now in its third year, kicks off tonight. Headliners at this year’s fest include The Flaming Lips, David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, Nas (performing his debut album Illmatic in its entirety), Explosions in the Sky and Sleigh Bells. More info here.

NOLA Comedy Hour, the local stand-up comedy showcase with weekly shows, presents a live recording of a comedy album tonight at The New Movement. Eight New Orleans comedians are slated to perform. Info here.

Pop royalty Elton John, who is readying a new album, performs tonight at the Smoothie King Center. Info here.

Saturday, March 22

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation celebrates the music and culture of the African diaspora with its annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. Info here.

... and not too far from that festival at Champions Square, the New Orleans International Beer Festival takes place. Info here

Fleur de Tease Burlesque presents an Alice in Wonderland-themed revue. Info here

Sunday, March 23

Since it was rained out this weekend, Super Sunday will happen this weekend. The procession begins at noon at A.L. Davis Park.

Keep those St. Patrick's Day/St. Joseph's Day celebrations going with the Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade in Metairie. Info here.

The Elm Theatre, which has staged plays and taught classes in its Warehouse District space but is moving to a new location, hosts a season announcement party and fundraiser. Admission includes food and drinks. Info here.

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