Our top picks for this month's events
San Fermin en Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls)
Have you ever wanted to run with the bulls in Pamplona but were put off by the prospect of being trampled or impaled by an angry bull? If so, then San Fermin en Nueva Orleans is for you. On July 14, there will be a “bull run” featuring roller derby players with bull horns and toy bats chasing runners through the CBD. Other social events will be held throughout the weekend from July 13-15. Information, NOLAbulls.com.
Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories
From June 29 to September 16, the New Orleans Museum of Art is showcasing Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories. The exhibition marks the Crescent City’s 300th anniversary by displaying seven contemporary art projects focusing on forgotten or marginalized parts of New Orleans’ history. Information, Noma.org.
Dine & Dance with the Victory Swing Orchestra
The National World War II Museum’s Victory Swing Orchestra celebrates the great big bands of the 1940s for a night of toe-tapping fun. Attendees can enjoy delicious food at the museum’s Stage Door Canteen and dance the night away to high-energy swing music on July 14 and 28. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org.
Bastille Day Fete
Celebrate New Orleans’ French heritage with the Bastille Day Fete. On July 14, the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon in the historic Faubourg St. John neighborhood turns into a lively block party with live music, food, activities for kids, and classic French games like pétanque (similar to bocce ball). Information, Facebook.com/FSJNA.
June 22-July 1
Nunsense, Stage Door Canteen. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org.
Theresa Caputo – Live the Experience, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
Independence Day French Quarter Fireworks, French Quarter. Information, NewOrleansOnline.com.
ESSENCE Festival, Mercedes Benz Superdome. Information, Essence.com.
The Best of Both Worlds Comedy Show, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
Copeland’s Chicken Jam, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information, Arena.uno.edu.
Macbeth at the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, Tulane University. Information, NewOrleansShakespeare.org.
Essence Festival Presents The Read Live! with Kid Fury & Crissie, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com.
West Bank Beer Fest at NOLA Motor Sports, NOLA Motorsports Park. Information, NOLAMotor.com.
Paramore with Foster the People & Jay Som, Champions Square. Information, Champions-Square.com.
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. Information, RivertownTheaters.com.
Allison Krauss, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
Audubon Zoo’s Dinner and a ZOOvie: Coco, Audubon Zoo. Information, AudubonNatureInstitute.org.
31st Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run, Bonnet Carre Spillway. Information, RunNOTC.org.
Sam Smith: The Thrill of It All Tour, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com.
Tales of the Cocktail, Various Locations. Information, TalesOfTheCocktail.com.
By Any Scenes Necessary at the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, Tulane University. Information, NewOrleansShakespeare.org.
Educare Presents Blind Boys of Alabama, Orpheum Theater. Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.
International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, Grand Isle. Information, TarponRodeo.org.
Audubon Zoo’s Dinner and a ZOOvie: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Audubon Zoo. Information, AudubonNatureInstitute.org.
Beatles Fest, House of Blues. Information, HouseOfBlues.com.