It’s finally cooler and fall feels like it’s upon us! It’s the perfect time to get out there and celebrate the cool weather and there’s lots to do this weekend. Here are our weekend pics for Oct. 11-13, 2019.
Fri. Oct. 11, 2019
What: Movies in the Park – Princess and the Frog
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Evans Playgound, 5100 La Salle St, New Orleans, LA 70115
This week’s movie in the park is close to New Orleanian’s hearts: heroine Princess Tiana was inspired by our own legend Chef Leah Chase. Make sure to bring your own blanket or chairs to sit on, and the movie starts at dusk. Click here for more information.
What: Gentilly Fest
When: Oct. 11 – 13
Where: Pontchartrain Park
Gentilly Fest celebrates all things “Gentilly,” including continuous live music on four stages and food from a variety of local vendors, including LaDelyo’s Creole Catering, Cafe Dauphine and Bayou Soul Food & Spirits. Click here for more information and to see the performance lineup.
Sat. Oct. 12, 2019
What: Bike the Big Easy
When: 7:30 a.m.
Where: Duncan Plaza
The event offers a casual, social and cultural ride for cyclists through some of the most historic neighborhoods in the city while riding on CLOSED roads. The event will feature a post event party for cyclists of all ages. Click here for more information and to register.
What: Bounce Ya Brass Workout Class
When: 9 a.m.
Where: City Putt
So you’re going to all the fests this weekend? Well, you’ve gotta work off all those calories from the food, right? This class takes signature NOLA bounce moves and teaches them in an aerobics format that makes the class open for all levels and ages. There is no need to be a dancer or know how to dance to enjoy class and get the best cardio workout of your life! Click here for more information.
What: Japan Fest
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Japan Fest, which is organized by Japan Club in New Orleans, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Consulate General of Japan in Nashville, is not only the largest celebration of Japanese culture in New Orleans, but also the Gulf South for over 20 years. Attendants to the festival are encouraged to cosplay, or dress up as characters from their favorite anime. Click here to read our article on the fest for more information.
What: NOLA Mac & Cheese Fest
When: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Armstrong Park
Price: Free admission | Food prices vary
This fest doubles as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics Louisiana, and yes, there’s a contest to see whose dish is the tastiest and cheesiest. Restaurants include Frey Smoked Meat Co. Dirty Dishes, and The Big Cheezy. Click here fore more information.
Sun. Oct. 13, 2019
What: Brunch on the Farm
When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Grow Dat Youth Farm
Price: $35 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under
This special fundraising brunch will be catered by Atchafalaya restaurant and features a bloody Mary bar. mimosas yard games and activities for the kids. Click here for more information and tickets.
What: An evening with Sid Noel: Recollections of a Mad Scientist
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Orpheum Theater
Price: $43.50 + fees
The 89-year-old actor who brought Morgus the Magnificent to local television 60 years ago plans a one-man show Sunday night. For the first time, he’ll being doing a stand up show which also serves as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. Noel promises to discuss the backstory of the character and share behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the live broadcasts, plus clips of classic episodes. Click here for more information and tickets.