Crawfish Mambo

If you like crawfish and supporting the University of New Orleans and development programs for its students, you’re in luck. On May 12, the Crawfish Mambo is a crawfish boil contest held at the UNO Alumni Center. There will be live music and dancing. It is a family-friendly event and children 7 and under get in for free (advance tickets $25, on-site tickets $35). Information,

Bayou Boogaloo

Bayou Boogaloo is one of the fastest rising stars in New Orleans’ festival season. From May 18-20 on the banks of Bayou St. John, there will be live music from a variety of local artists, food, arts and crafts, as well as other fun activities like paddle boat races and games for children. Information,

Nunsense: A Musical Comedy

This hilarious spoof follows five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser for the burials of the rest of their sisterhood following their accidental poisoning caused by their cook, Sister Julia. The remaining nuns—ballet-loving Sister Mary Leo, streetwise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert—stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed. Produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. The show is at the museum’s Stage Door Canteen and runs through June 30. Information,

ZZ Top

On May 20 at the Saenger Theatre, classic rock legends ZZ Top return to New Orleans for a promised concert after missing a scheduled November tour date due to bassist Dusty Hill’s illness. The tour follows the release of ZZ Top’s Live! Greatest Hits from Around the World. Information,


Events, Exhibits, Performances

January 1-June 30

The Church in the Crescent: 300 Years of Catholicism in New Orleans, Old Ursuline Convent,

March 1- May 28

The Founding Era Exhibit, Historic New Orleans Collection,

March 14 – May 30

YLC Wednesdays at the Square, Lafayette Square.

April 27-May 6

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds,

May 3

The Revivalists – Against All Odds, Saenger Theater,

May 3-6

Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream, UNO Lakefront Arena

May 4

Gov’t Mule, Saenger Theater,

May 4

Galactic w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joy Theater,

May 4

Whitney Zoo to Do, Audubon Zoo,

May 4-20

Little Shop of Horrors, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts,

May 5

Cinco de Mayo Fest, Kenner’s Laketown,

May 6

Petty Fest, Southport Hall,

May 6

Riverfront Tricentennial Fireworks Show, New Orleans Riverfront,

May 11

An Evening with Chicago, Saenger Theater,

May 11

Beethoven’s Beginning with Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17, Orpheum Theater,

May 18-20

Alice in Wonderland – A Storybook Ballet, Jefferson Performing Arts Center,

May 18-19

Carmina Burana, Orpheum Theater,

May 19

Joe Bonamassa, Saenger Theater,

May 19-20

NOLA Motorsports Park NASA Club Race, NOLA Motorsports Park,

May 20

KEM & Johnny Gill, UNO Lakefront Arena,

May 22

Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, Smoothie King Center,

May 23-27

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, Various Locations,

May 24

David Crosby & Friends, Joy Theater,

May 25

NOBT Presents Giselle, Orpheum Theater,

May 25-27

Greek Fest, New Orleans Hellenic Cultural Center,

May 25-27

Bayou Country Superfest, Mercedes-Benz Superdome,


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