Our top picks for this month’s events
Family Block Party at the World War II Museum
If you’d like to take your kids to something fun and educational during summer vacation, try the first annual Family Block Party at the National World War II Museum on July 26. Families will get exclusive after-hours access to museum exhibits. There will be special experiences and activities for all ages. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org.
If you’re looking for an indoor festival to escape July’s heat and humidity, try Kolaj Fest. From July 10-14, various locations in New Orleans will host collage art and symposiums featuring today’s top collage artists. Venues include the Ogden Museum and Lemieux Galleries in the Warehouse District. Information, KolajMagazine.com.
Bush & Live: The Altimate Tour
Fans of ‘90s alternative music will want to head to Champions Square on July 30 to see alt-rockers Bush and Live perform some of their greatest hits as a part of The Altimate Tour. Information, Champions-Square.com.
The blockbuster musical featuring the songs of ABBA will be performed at Rivertown Theater for the Performing Arts in Kenner from July 11-21. Enjoy hits like “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance On Me” in the story of a bride-to-be on a Greek island trying to discover the identity of her father. Information, RivertownTheaters.com.
Black Restaurant Week New Orleans, Various Locations. Information, NOLAbrw.com
French Quarter Comedy Show, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com
ESSENCE Fest 2019, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Information, Essence.com
Jesus & Jollof LIVE, Orpheum Theater. Information, OrpheumNOLA.com
West Bank Beer Fest, NOLA Motor Speedway. Information, NOLAMotor.com
Copeland’s Chicken Jam, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information, arena.uno.edu
Reel Big Fish & the Aquabats, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com
San Fermin en Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls), The Sugar Mill. Information, NOLABulls.com
Hamlet, Tulane University’s Lupin Theater. Information, NewOrleansShakespeare.org
Dinner and a ZOOvie: Captain Marvel, Audubon Zoo. Information, AudubonNatureInstitute.org
Bastille Day Fete, New Orleans Museum of Art. Information, NOMA.org
Kirk Franklin – The Long Live Love Tour, The Fillmore. Information, FillmoreNOLA.com
The Rolling Stones, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Information, MBSuperdome.com
B97 Presents Pretty Much – The FOMO Tour, The Fillmore. Information, FillmoreNOLA.com
Tales of the Cocktail, Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Information, TalesOfTheCocktail.com
Michael Buble, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com
Built to Spill, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com
Louisiana Sportsman Show, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Information, MBSuperdome.com
Kids Canteen, National World War II Museum. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org
Iyanla Vanzant – Acts of Faith Remix Tour, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com
Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, Grand Isle. Information, TarponRodeo.org
Dinner and a ZOOvie: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Audubon Zoo. Information,
New Orleans Beatles Festival, House of Blues. Information, HouseOfBlues.com
Big Easy Rollergirls, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information, arena.uno.edu
Men’s Basketball Skills Camp (Grades 2-8), UNO Lakefront Arena. Information, arena.uno.edu
Carly Rae Jespen – The Dedicated Tour, The Fillmore. Information, FillmoreNOLA.com