May Events


Whitney Zoo-to-Do

If you’re looking for something fancy during the last weekend of Jazz Fest, don your best cocktail attire and head to Audubon Zoo for the Whitney Zoo-to-Do on May 5. Live music will be provided by Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters, among other artists. Food and drinks will be served by over 70 local restaurants and over 30 cocktail bars. The event is adults only. Information,


May Events


New Orleans Greek Festival 2017

Opa! It’s that time of year again for the New Orleans Greek Festival. From May 26-28, come to the Hellenic Cultural Center to enjoy authentic Greek food, music, and dance (there will also be hot dogs if you have any children who are picky eaters). There are canoe rides on the bayou, as well as face painting, inflatables, and a playground for children. Information,



May Events





Shorty Fest

On May 4th, music aficionados can enjoy Shorty Fest, a benefit concert for the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which helps pass on New Orleans’ musical and cultural heritage on to its youth. The event, held at the House of Blues, has developed a reputation as a showcase for up-and-coming artists. Tickets range in price from $80 general admission to $250 VIP tickets. Information,







May 1-May 21 A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s, New Orleans Museum of Art. Information,

May 3 Pixies, Saenger Theater. Information,

May 3, 10, 17, & 24 YLC Wednesday at the Square, Lafayette Square. Information,

May 4-7 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds. Information,

May 4 The Revivalists, Orpheum Theater. Information,

May 5 WWOZ Presents Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Presents Exile on Bourbon Street, Orpheum Theater. Information,

May 5  Whitney Zoo-to-Do, Audubon Zoo. Information,

May 5 Hurray for the Riff Raff, Civic Theatre. Information,

May 6 Galactic, Orpheum Theater. Information,

May 9-14 Finding Neverland, Saenger Theater. Information,

May 9-Oct 1 New at NOMA: Recent Acquisitions in Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art. Information,

May 9 Blink 182, Lakefront Arena. Information,

May 9 The Weeknd: Starboy – Legend of the Fall Tour, Smoothie King Center. Information,

May 13 The Chainsmokers, Smoothie King Center. Information,

May 13 Jessica Lang Dance, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information,

May 18 Move Beyond – Live On Tour, Saenger Theater. Information,

May 18 & 20 Pepe Romero and the Three-Cornered Hat, Orpheum Theater. Information,

May 19 The Total Package Tour: NKOTB, Paula Abdul & Boyz II Men, Smoothie King Center. Information,

May 19 Band of Horses, Joy Theater. Information,

May 21 Sigur Ros, Saenger Theater. Information,

May 25-28 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, Various Locations. Information,

May 26-28 New Orleans Greek Festival 2017, Hellenic Cultural Center. Information,

May 26-28 Bayou Country Superfest, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Information,

May 27 Trey Songz Presents: Tremaine the Tour, Orpheum Theater. Information,

May 31 CeCe Winans, Orpheum Theater. Information,