☔🎺 Rain at Jazz Fest? Don’t widespread panic yet 😱

There was almost “widespread panic” this morning over Jazz Fest. No, not the band that replaced Fleetwood Mac, who replaced the Rolling Stones for Jazz Fest next week. We’re talking about the flash dump and downpour of rain that swept through the area this morning, delaying the beginning of the two-weekend music-filled fair grounds. But, hey, what’s a Jazz Fest without a little mud? If you’re avoiding the dash to declare your spot on the soggy surfaces of the fest for now, let us woo you with the wonders of what else you can dive into and soak up.

The Prytania Promise

With the latest Marvel movie “Avengers: Endgame” hitting theaters and already breaking blockbuster records, it’s easy to pick a Giant-Man-sized theater, such as an IMAX or one of the bazillion other cineplexes. But before you bounce, hit a local theater, such as the Prytania on — this is easy to remember — Prytania Street in Uptown. We take a look at the more than 100-year history of this show hall.

Central City has legit AF Filipino food

First, our writer on this didn’t want y’all to know about this spot, because food tastes better when you’re in on the secret. But the secret is out because we can’t be selfish forever. You MUST try CK’s Hot Shoppe and fill your face with this Filipino food. Frolic here and waddle home afterward.

Twerk hard and play hard; Beyonce Boasts NOLA
Queen Bey isn’t letting her foot off our necks anytime soon. After releasing her film and live album “Homecoming,” she finally posted her first Instagram story, showcasing the #BeforeILetGoChallenge. In the video is none other than the local dance group Twerk NOLA.

 

What To Do

Friday

Jazz Fest Highlights: 

PJ Morton | Santana | Aloe Blacc | The Revivalists | Free Agents Brass Band | Tab Benoit

Non-Jazz Fest:
Brass-A-Holics FREE Show | The Maison | 10 p.m.-3 a.m. | FREE
Can’t get into Jazz Fest? Want to see one of the artists without paying the ticket price? Check out this late-night spot for a free show from the Brass-A-Holics.

Saturday

Jazz Fest Highlights:
Preservation Hall Jazz Band | Katy Perry | Leon Bridges | Better Than Ezra | Boz Scaggs | Rebirth Brass Band

Non-Jazz Fest:

Tombs by Twilight | St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 | 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. | $50

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is usually closed off except to tour groups, but this takes it a step further by taking you there at night. Guided by Save Our Cemeteries, the tour includes a drink and appetizer at the Batch Lounge afterward. Ghost sightings not guaranteed.

Sunday

Jazz Fest Highlights: 

Ellis Marsalis Family Tribute | Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles | Bonnie Raitt | Irma Thomas | Treme Brass Band | Flow Tribe

Non-Jazz Fest:

Sunday Swim Society Launch Party | NOPSI Hotel | 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. | $20

It’s getting warm in the city! And before you know it, it’ll be swearable and unbearable. The pool at the NOPSI Hotel is opening to the public with a lunch party.

 

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