Drag performances, rock shows and block parties round out the weekend.
The end of the week doesn’t need to mean death to your paycheck. The overwhelming amount of things to do in New Orleans means that plenty of those options are $free.99.
Check out the best of this weekend’s free offerings including a drag show, several concerts and a boozy Uptown stroll.
Foundation Free Fridays: Honey Island Swamp Band & Sonic Bloom
Tipitina’s annual summer series continues with a set from the the Honey Island Swamp Band. If the slow-rolling funk and Americana mixture doesn’t get you down to Tip’s, then the fact that all the proceeds for the night go to children’s music initiatives should.
When: Friday June 27, 10 p.m.
Analia XO hosts a night of outside-the-box drag performances. Performers are coming from across the south to showcase their talents as part of this new series.
Where: The Four Seasons Bar, 3229 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie
When: Saturday, July 28, 10 p.m.
Moonlight on Magazine St Block Party
This annual block party brings free booze, vendors and music to several blocks of New Orleans’ shopping district. Everything from yoga to puppies is on offer while these shops extend their hours for an hour to celebrate summer nights.
Where: Magazine St. between Austerlitz & Valence
When: Saturday, July 28, 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Monster Strut (w/ Spirit Cuntz and U.S. Nero)
New Orleans own Monster Strut and U.S. Nero are joined by Little Rock’s Spirit Cuntz for a mixed blend of a night. U.S. Nero’s jazz-inflected sounds, Monster Strut’s bedroom pop and Spirit Cuntz out-and-out rock will make for a great night that’s over before midnight.
Where: Poor Boys Bar
When: Friday, July 27, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.