10 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Our top picks for this weekend's events.


Thursday, May 29


The Birdfoot Festival, which hosts chamber music performances in a variety of locations, continues until Saturday. Info here


Twelve Mile Limit hosts its irreverant dating show, The Hump Connection. Info here.


The Joy Theater hosts its Joy Social Club, which includes a free screening of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and a concert by The Vettes. Info here


Friday, May 30


Saturday Night Live's current Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost performs stand-up at the Civic. Info here


Local writer/performer Chris Champagne tells the story of his father's journey to the NFL in Tiger Tales at Mid-City Theatre. Info here


Saturday, May 31


The Ashe Cultural Arts Center hosts its annual Douglas Redd Cultural Summit, which includes networking opportunities, panel discussions catered to artists and arts organizations. Info here.


The two-day New Orleans Oyster Festival celebrates the bivalve. Info here


Held as a benefit for enhancing Lakeview's New Basin Canal Park, the rescheduled Taste at the Lake features food from local restaurants and live music. Info here


The genre-blending Oakland musician tune-yards performs with up-and-coming electropop duo Sylvan Esso at Republic. Info here


Sunday, June 1


Homegrown folk stars Hurray for the Riff Raff headline a benefit for BreakOUT, an organization advocating for New Orleans' LGBTQ youth. Info here


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