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Weekend picks: Get your eating pants back out, carnival season is in full swing

The grand dame of king cake tastings is upon us.

Carnival season is in full swing! Whether it’s getting your fill of sweets and king cake, or catering more to your creative side, the city has lots to offer this weekend.


What: Blush Ball 2019
When: Jan. 25, 2019, 8 p.m.
Where: Generations Hall
Price: Tickets start at $40
All-female marching group The Pussyfooters are holding their annual ball, where part of the proceeds go to help the Metro Centers for Community Advocacy. You’ll get to party with the Pussyfooters and Brass-A-Holics will be providing the sounds. Click here for more info.

Generations Hall
Getting there
310 Andrew Higgins Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 9am–2pm
Sat-Sun Closed
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What: Create Late at NOMA
When:  Jan. 25, 2019, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art
Price: $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers.
Exclusively for grown-ups, think drink and draw, but more sophisticated. This workshop shows how to draw flowing fabrics. Click here for more info.

New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Opening Hours
Mon Closed
Tue-Sun 10am–5pm
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What: Cookiesss & Beer
When: Jan. 26, 2019, 1-6 p.m.
Where: Brieux Carre Brewing Company
Price: N/A
This local brewery is partnering with Crave Cookie Company to bring a unique pairing of four different brews with four different cookies. Click here for more information.

Brieux Carré Brewing Co.
Getting there
2115 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Opening Hours
Mon-Thu 12–9pm
Fri-Sat 12–11pm
Sun 12–9pm
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What: Krewe of Carrollton Royal Walkabout
Where: Jan. 26, 2019, 6-11 p.m.
Where: Oak Street
Price: $35
Think it’s too early for parades? Think again! This krewe starts early with food and drinks at their den, then a mini float carries the King and Queen down Oak Steet. Click here for more information.


What: King Cake Fest
When: Jan. 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Champions Square
Price: Tasting tickets start at 10 for $20
The Grand Dame of king cake tastings, this party with a purpose features more than 20 different bakeries competing in different categories. Fest-goers get to vote on their favorite cake and proceeds go to Ochsner Hospital for Children. Click here for more information.

Champions Square
Getting there
Lasalle St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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What: Bywater photo walk & social
When:  Jan. 27, 2019, 3-6 p.m.
Where: Bywater Bakery
Price: N/A
Hosted by Frank Aymami Photography, this event is the perfect opportunity to get your camera out and get some practice in. Get your photography questions answered and stroll the neighborhood. Click here for more information.

Bywater Bakery
$ $$$
Getting there
3624 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Opening Hours
Mon-Tue 8am–2pm
Wed Closed
Thu-Sun 8am–2pm
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