Our top picks for this month’s events

Hogs for the Cause
On March 23 & 24, head to UNO Lakefront Arena for great food, great music and great fun at Hogs for the Cause. Barbecue teams compete against each other in an effort to raise money for families dealing with cancer. There are even vegetarian options available. Bands include The Hot 8 Brass Band and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Single-day tickets are $25 in advance. Two-day tickets are $49 in advance. Information,


Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
With a combination of educational, literary, theatrical and musical programs, the Tennessee Williams Festival honors New Orleans’ most legendary playwright. From Mar. 21-25 in the French Quarter, writers will share their expertise and panelists will discuss literature, along with more light-hearted fare like the annual “Stella!” shouting contest. A variety of ticket and pass options are available. Information,


Noel Gallagher
Take a trip back to the 90s with Oasis guitarist and singer Noel Gallagher for a one-night-only show in the lovely Orpheum Theater on March 2. Ticket prices range from $52-77. Information,


Sun Belt Basketball Championship
From March 6-11, the Sun Belt Conference will host its end-of-season tournament at UNO Lakefront Arena for both its men’s and women’s teams. Each group’s winner is guaranteed a spot in the NCAA “March Madness” tournament, so the teams are sure to be fighting tooth and nail for the championship. Information,




Events, Exhibits & Performances


Jan. 1-Jun. 30
The Church in the Crescent: 300 Years of Catholicism in New Orleans, Old Ursuline Convent. Information,

Mar. 1- May 28
The Founding Era Exhibit, Historic New Orleans Collection. Information,

Mar. 2
2018 Winter Jam Tour, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information,

March 2-4
Cirque du Soleil: Corteo, Smoothie King Center. Information,

March 3-4
Congo Square New Worlds Rhythm Festival, Congo Square. Information,

March 3-11
Spring Fiesta, French Quarter. Information,

March 3
Bianca del Rio, Orpheum Theater. Information,

March 4
Humana Rock ’n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon, New Orleans. Information,

March 8
Papa Roach, Joy Theater. Information,

March 9 & 11
Champion, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information,

March 9-10
Buku Music and Art Project, Mardi Gras World. Information,

March 10
Luke Bryan: What Makes You Country Tour, Smoothie King Center. Information,

March 12
Fleet Foxes, Orpheum Theater. Information,

March 14-25
The Phantom of the Opera, Saenger Theater. Information,

March 15 & 17
Pines of Rome and Bela Fleck, Orpheum Theater. Information,

March 15
Taco Fest, Woldenberg Park. Information,

March 15
Joe Rogan Strange Times 2018 Tour, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information,

March 18
Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday, A.L. Davis Park. Information,

March 20
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque, Joy Theater. Information,

March 24
Simply Sinatra, Orpheum Theater. Information,

March 25
Justin Moore, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information,

March 25
Bon Jovi, Smoothie King Center. Information,

March 30
Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour!, Saenger Theater. Information,

March 30
11th Annual Big Easy Blues Festival, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information,

March 31
Crescent City Classic, New Orleans. Information,



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