There’s lots of food and laughter to be had in the city this weekend.
We’re getting to the tail-end of fall fest season, with the holidays and Mardi Gras coming up quick. But just because fests are coming to a close soon doesn’t mean there aren’t some good ones to venture out to this weekend. Combine that with plenty of opportunity to get in some good laughs, and you’ve got a winning weekend.
Treme Creole Gumbo Fest
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Want gumbo?!?! Come out this Saturday and Sunday to the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival for a bowl of Ms. Loretta’s delicious gumbo. You can find us next to the beverage tent. We’ll also be serving our savory shrimp and grits, unforgettable crabmeat beignets and of course our one of a kind praline beignets…OH MY LAWD! Stop by and see us. We’ve got stuff to keep your body warm and your belly happy. 😋😋😎🤩
It’s cold so you know what that means; gumbo season! The two-day fest Nov. 17-18 is brought to you by the same people who produce Jazz Fest, and the entertainment attracts some of the best brass bands in the city. Saturday, bands like The Treme Brass Band, Shamarr Allen and Ashlin Parker’s Trumpet Mafia will be playing. Sunday, The Free Agents, The Pinettes, and Hot 8 will take the stage before Rebirth closes out the festival. If gumbo isn’t your thing, there are po-boys, shrimp n’grits, stuffed bell peppers and praline beignets for dessert. Click here for more information.
NOLA Wing Wars
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Twenty of the city’s restaurants will be competing Saturday, dishing out more than 40,000 chicken wings. They’ll all be competing for Tiger Sauce’s King of the Wing Award, and there’ll be entertainment by Big Sam’s Funky Nation and The Marc Stone Band, just to name a few. Participating restaurants include 14 Parishes, Barcadia, Mopho and We Dat’s. General admission is $15. Click here for more information.
Hell Yes Fest
Since 2011, Hell Yes Fest has been the Gulf South’s largest comedy festival. This weekend is it’s last go-round this year, with shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday and Saturday sets include improv and stand-up, while Sunday is a “secret show.” Click here for more information.
Fete De Fromages
Fete De Fromages is loosely translated as “Festival of Cheese,” and it lives up to the name. On Saturday, more than 100 artisan cheeses will be available at the old U.S. Mint. There will be cheese samples, wine, cider, beer and music. There are also seminars about different cheeses and tips on how to make the perfect cheese and charcuterie boards. General admission is $30 for adults and $12 for children 4-16. Click here for information.
Gary Owen at the Saenger Theater
Stand-up comic Gary Owen comes to the Saenger Saturday night at 8 p.m. You may remember him from movies like “Think Like a Man” and “Ride Along,” or his stand-up comedy specials and appearances on Comedy Central. His side-splitting views on being the patriarch in an inter-racial marriage bring a unique take to subjects like race and sports. He’s also an avid Bengals fan, and, well, we know how that game against the Saints went. Click here for ticket information.
Saints punter go ahead have a beer, your not gonna be needed today.
— Gary Owen (@garyowencomedy) November 11, 2018