10 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend
Our top picks for this weekend's events.
Cecile Monteyne and James Yeargain in NOLA Project's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
Thursday, March 27
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival may be over, but you can still catch the NOLA Project's production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Le Petit. Info here.
Chard Gonzales Dance Theatre presents Tomorrowland, a 1950s sci-fi B movie-themed dance peice, at Marigny Opera House. Info here.
Edible Schoolyard New Orleans hosts its annual fundraiser, An Edible Evening, featuring cocktails, beer, food from more than 30 of New Orleans restaurants; music by The Breton Sound, NOCCA Jazz Ensemble and Seguenon Kone; and an after-party. Info here.
Friday, March 28
The weather is nice, so the New Orleans Film Society kicks off its new outdoor screening series, Moonlight Movies. Tonight's film is Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious. Info here.
A combination of comic books and radio play-style theater, The Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel is this weekend at the CAC. Info here.
Saturday, March 29
Hogs for the Cause, a pork cook-off with a serious music lineup, is today. Check out our interview with the event's co-founders in this month's New Orleans Magazine.
Featuring a chef competition and the ceremonial cutting of the "longest po-boy," the Louisiana Oyster Jubilee is today. Info here.
The touring Brooklyn Brewery Mash arrives to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, parties and more. Info here.
... and there's also FoodFest this weekend, where the French Market will be overtaken by samplings of "hometown eats" from across America. Sunday's events include a beignet-eating competition. Info here.
Sunday, March 30
Bryan Batt, the New Orleans native who's had big roles on Broadway and Mad Men, comes home for his one-man show Batt on a Hot Tin Roof as a benefit for The Forum for Equality. Info here.