10 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Thursday, Jan. 16
The 76-year-old blues king B.B. King plays the Civic tonight. Mia Borders opens. Info here.

Chanteuses Lisa Picone and Dorian Rush pay tribute to singer Carole King in the show "The Queen of King" at the AllWays Lounge. Info here.

Down the street at the Shadowbox, the Fringe Fest show Tyler With a "T" gets a reprise. The send-up of cabarets and rock concerts features local performers Alex Martinez Wallace as Tyler and Sam Craft. Info here.

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds perform the second show of their New Orleans two-day engagement at the Saenger. Info here.

Taylor 2, the touring ensemble of the Paul Taylor Dance company that usually plays small venues, is at the Marigny Opera House for a three-night residency. They group will also conduct master classes at the space. Info here.

Friday, Jan. 17
Stage tributes to the Beatles have become seemingly ubiquitous, but Rain claims its the first of the genre and that it's the "next best thing" to seeing the Fab Four. See Rain at the Saenger. Info here

Feufollet and the Pine Leaf Boys, two bands known for adding a youthful energy to traditional Cajun music, play at d.b.a. tonight. Info here.

Saturday, Jan. 18
The marching group Pussyfooters raises money for the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children at its annual Blush Ball, which features music by Big Sam's Funky Nation, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Wild Magnolia and DJ Quickie Mart. Info here.

Sunday, Jan. 19
The Color Bomb Run, one of those fun runs where people get doused with colored powder (not to be confused with the Color Run or Color Me Rad) is happening today at UNO Lakefront Arena. Info here.

The inaugural Freret St. Oyster Jam is today. I talked to festival founder Woody Ruiz, of festival and art market food vendor Woody's Fish Tacos, about the event in this month's New Orleans Magazine. Info here.


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