So I have decided to base my weekend picks on what I am doing this weekend. So here, besides getting highlights and doing laundry, are my top weekend picks (in no particular order):

Jammin on Julia
Where: 300-600 block of Julia Street
When: Saturday April 4, 6-9 p.m.
Cost: Free to the public

Listen to some great music by the Free Agents Brass Band, the Roots of Music Crusaders Marching Band and Tikki & the Rhythm Rockers. Tons of restaurant will be there serving up some grest dishes and beverages including Back to the Garden, Ben & Jerry’s, La Côte Brasserie, Le Citron Bistro, Michael’s Catering of Mat & Naddie’s, Mona’s Café, Nirvana Indian Cuisine, Sun Ray Grill, and Whole Foods Market. Stroll through the galleries and take in some art with Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery, Arthur Roger Gallery, Contemporary Arts Center, d.o.c.s., Gallery Bienvenu, George Schmidt Gallery, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, LeMieux Galleries, Michelle Y. Williams Gallery and Soren Christensen Gallery.

Crawfest at Tulane
Where: Tulane University Lavin-Bernick Center Quad, Tulane campus
When: Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Free to the public and crawfish can be received free with a Tulane University ID.

This year’s third annual Crawfest looks like it will be by far the biggest and best. This year, Crawfest will have over 160,00 pounds of boiled Louisiana crawfish. Yum. And you just can’t beat the lineup: RJD2, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Chali 2na of Jurassic 5!, The Radiators, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Crawfest SuperJam with The Joe Krown Trio, Joe Krown, Russell Batiste, Walter "Wolfman" Washington and special guests!, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove with Kevin O’ Day, The Zydepunks, The Revivalists, Funk.Soul.Family, Frogs Gone Fishin’ with Caleb Dance, and the Mardi Gras Indians! Crawfest was created and is produced and paid for by the students of Tulane.

Fleur de Tease
Where: One Eyed Jack’s, 615 Toulouse Street
When: Sunday, April 5, 8 and 10 p.m.
Cost: $20

Don’t miss Trixie Minx and the best burlesque dancers in town for their Pirate Burlesque Revue, featuring aerialists and even magic. And of course, don’t forget about the pirate-inspired costumes. Arrrgh.

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
Where: Downtown Pontchatoula
When: Friday, April 3, Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5
Cost: Free to the public

Over 250,000 people are expected at the 37th annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. There’s music, rides, games, crafts, food, and then of course there’s the strawberries. You can’t miss the best strawberries in Louisiana. Why do you think Abita Strawberry tastes so good? Also, don’t miss bands on TWO stages, like, Top Cats, Bag of Donuts, Five Finger Discount, Todd O’Neil, Molly Ringwalds, Big Al & The Heavyweights, and many more.