It’s a weekend of celebrations: LGBTQ pride, curves in fashion and the Little League World Series champs!
Here are our weekend picks for Aug. 30 – Sept. 1:
Fri. Aug. 30, 2019
What: Freelance Friday
When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: The Shop at the CAC
Working remote? Come check out the gorgeous offices at The Shop in the Contemporary Arts Center for free, and get some work done on us! Freelance Friday is a great place to network and connect with new people in an innovative space. Click here for more information and to register.
What: Southern Decadence
When: Friday – Sunday
Where: French Quarter
Price: Various Prices
Southern Decadence has made New Orleans a top LGBTQ Labor Day . According to the official website for the festival, 2018’s attendance broke records, with more than 250,000 participants. Most of the street party activities take place in the immediate area of the French Quarter, and the dance parties are in the clubs. Since the bars never close, there is something happening around the clock. Click here for more information on the official website.
What: Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Smoothie King Center
That’s right, Backstreet’s back! Live out all your teen dreams this Friday when the Backstreet Boys hit the Smoothie King Center stage. Click here for ticket prices and more information.
Sat. Aug. 31, 2019
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What: Eastbank Little League World Series Parade
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Starts on Veterans Blvd. near Bonnabel West
What: Louisiana Children’s Museum Opening Day at City Park
When: Noon – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 15 Henry Thomas Drive, New Orleans LA 70124
Price: Free (tickets must be reserved)
After closing it’s big blue doors on Julia Street, the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s City Park location will be opening to the public on Labor Day weekend. Everyone’s been waiting to visit, so check the website for timed ticketing options and (heads up), walk-up ticketing will not happen during opening weekend, according to the website. Click here for hours and tickets.
Sun. Sept. 1, 2019
What: Curve The Runway
When: 6 p.m.
Where: The Cannery
This fashion show aims to bring plus-size women of all heights and backgrounds together to embrace their curves and puts designers, consumers and vendors in one place. It’s founders are pushing to create a safe space for women of all sizes to be appreciated, and their annual fashion show will feature multiple vendors, including Magnolia Makeup, handmade precious gemstone beaded bracelet company Ugly Betty Boy Crush and plus size boutique Beaux Curvian Gurlz Collection. Click here to read their interview with us, and here for tickets to the show.
What: Southern Decadence Walking Parade
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Start at Barracks and Royal Streets
This year, Decadence won’t feature a Friday night parade due to continuing street construction along some of the route. Instead, there will be a walking parade Sunday to celebrate the weekend. Click here for the route and more information.