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What’s going on (virtually) this weekend! (Apr. 10-13)

Looking for thing to do virtually this weekend? Here are some of the local online happenings we’re looking forward to!

Friday, April 10 

Mannie Fresh | 7 p.m. | Facebook | Free, but gift cards to support The Maison and its staff can be purchased here.

Famous local DJ, Mannie Fresh is hosts a popular DJ set called “Virus-Killaz” each Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. Check out his Facebook page for more information as the date gets closer.

 

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Saturday, April 11

Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic | 9 a.m. to Noon | $40

The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k road race is held on the Saturday before Easter Sunday each year. This race will be virtual. You choose when you run it, and you choose the course. Most importantly, you’re still able to donate to the charities — many of which are especially vulnerable because of the effects of COVID-19 — who rely on this event for funding.

Easter Bonnet Contest | Noon to 1 p.m. | Free

Tours by Steven is coordinating a Stay at Home/Made at Home Easter Bonnet Contest. This isn’t a live event. Contestants must submit photos of their bonnet by Saturday at noon, and bonnets must be created by materials already around your house! Winners will be announced following the event.

Mannie Fresh | 7 p.m. | Facebook | Free, but gift cards to support The Maison and its staff can be purchased here.

Famous local DJ, Mannie Fresh is hosting a popular DJ set called “Virus-Killaz” each Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. Check out his Facebook page for more information as the date gets closer.

Heatwave! House Party (Zoom Set) | 9 to 10 p.m. | Donations accepted here

DJ Ann Glaviano draws big crowds at her monthly Heatwave shows at Mid-City’s Twelve Mile Limit. Now she’s bringing the same energy to a virtual set-up. The “doors” open at 8:30 p.m. and the show’s from 9 – 10 p.m. She even has a virtual dance for you to learn in advance if you’d like to take part in the Dance-Along.

Sunday, April 12

Mimosas on your Sofa | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Facebook and Instagram | Tips accepted here

Missing brunch? Make your shrimp and grits as DJ Raj Smoove spins his virtual brunch set from the House of Blues Foundation Room. Click here to read more about how Smoove has been brings the beats during the quaratine.

Guided Meditations | 1 p.m. | Skype | Donations accepted here

Tibetan House is offering 30-minute guided meditations via Skype on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays beginning at 1 p.m. The practice is kid-friendly, as well, and beginners are welcome.

Mannie Fresh | 4 p.m. | Facebook | Free, but gift cards to support The Maison and its staff can be purchased here.

Mannie Fresh is back for a special one-hour “Gospel Get Down” set at 4 p.m. He calls it “an hour of inspiration” and you’ll find more information on his Facebook page as Sunday gets closer.

Black Film Festival | nightly events through Apr. 13 | Instagram | Free

Each night this week, the Black Film Festival of New Orleans is streaming a short film created by black independent filmmakers from around the country and hosting a live filmmaker Q&A. Films are available each day at noon and remain so for the rest of the day.

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See? There’s tons going on! If you can afford it, please be sure to tip the band/performers/DJ/teachers/etc. Many of them are battling lost gigs as a result of the pandemic, and are working very hard to keep us entertained during the unique times.

Remember, send us an email if you have an event you’d like me to add for next week’s round-up!