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Best Things to Do in New Orleans this September 28 Weekend

07:00 September 28, 2023
By: Staff

Nola X Nola


This September 28 through October 8, Nola x Nola returns with more music, culture, and entertainment at various venues around town. This event promotes the vibrant culture of New Orleans with great venues and great music during two fun-filled weekends. Their 2023 edition is currently in the works, but you can follow their Facebook for more updates.

Todrick Hall at House of Blues


Todrick Hall is a performer, composer, actor, director, choreographer, and internet personality who rose to fame after his appearance on American Idol. After building his brand, Todrick experienced success on several television shows, Broadway, and with his originally composed music. On September 29, Todrick will perform songs from his albums "Roach Killaz", "JIM", and "Straight Back to Oz" at the House of Blues.

NOLA Motorsports Zombie Run


This Halloween season, NOLA Motorsports is hosting Zombie Paintball every Thursday - Saturday starting September 28 - October 30. Guests will load onto the battle bus and be taken through an interactive Zombie Apocalypse with rounds of ammo provided by the Zombie Paintball experience. Groups up to 24 can enjoy the party package and private bus experience with rental guns and 150 rounds of ammo each.

Duckhorn Wine Dinner at Briquette


On September 29, Briquette will hold a Duckhorn Vineyards Wine Dinner hosted by Jason Johnson, Duckhorn Vineyards District Director. This special event is a five-course dinner with menu items carefully curated by Executive Chef Peter Isaac and paired with a Duckhorn Vineyard wine.

Bogalusa Blues


On September 29-30, the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival will return to Cassidy Park with good music and good times. The Bogalusa Blues Festival aims at preserving and promoting the blues, featuring performances from Claire Kellar, D.K. Harrell, the Chitlins, Lil Red and Big Bad with Renee Gros, Gregg Wright, Johnny Sansone, and Mr. Sipp. There will be food and drink vendors, attractions, and open campsites for all concert goers.

Opera's "Marriage of Figaro"


On September 29 and October 1, New Orleans Opera Association's production of the Marriage of Figaro will take place at Mahalia Jackson Theater. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the music for this production from Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Conductor Elizabeth Askren and the Jerry W. Zachary and Henry Bernstein Maestro Chair. Enjoy a Pre-Opera party, Nuts and Bolts Lecture, the Performance, and a post-show talkback about this mischievous comedy ensemble.

Walk to End Alzheimer's in Covington


This September 30, head to the Northshore to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. All funds raised will support research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association nonprofit organization. The walk will start at the Covington Trailhead at 10 a.m. with registration opening at 9 a.m. The Walk to End Alzheimer's in New Orleans will take place Saturday, October 28 at Faubourg Brewing Co. Join the fight against Alzheimer's and register, volunteer, or donate!

Fried Chicken Festival


From September 30-October 1, this celebration will return have lots of great vendors, activities, and fun. Over 50 restaurants will be participating in the culinary competition to win the "Best Fried Chicken" and "Best Use of Fried Chicken in a Dish" awards. This will be the first year introducing a third stage called the "Food and Cultural" stage with cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs and discussion panels led by culinary leaders.

Some Like it Hot! Jazz Brunch at Buffa's


Some Like It Hot! Jazz Brunch is coming to Buffa's Bar & Restaurant on Sunday, October 1. Some Like It Hot! Band has been performing their traditional jazz at Buffa's since 2009, and this year is no different with the best traditional jazz brunch in town. They'll be entertaining during the Sunday Brunch at the Back Room of Buffa's at 11 a.m.

Engage Louisiana Fall Fest


On October 1, Engage Louisiana will host the first annual Fall Fest at Pointe-Marie in East Baton Rouge. The festival will directly benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank with canned goods as the price of entry for all guests. The event will be a day of fun, community, and celebration for the whole family with live music, local food vendors, Saints game viewing, and Fall games and activities such as pumpkin carving, a hay maze, face painting, and more.

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