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Best Things to Do in New Orleans this Weekend

12:00 August 10, 2022
By: Staff

Best Things to do in New Orleans This August 12th Weekend

From appreciating art in last weekend's dirty white t-shirt, to jamming out to "Why Can't We Be Friends" at House of Blues, you are sure to be entertained by New Orleans' entertainment offerings this weekend.

How Did This Get Made? at Fillmore

Have you ever seen a work on the big screen that was so horrible you wonder how it was allowed to be played for audiences? In the touring show "How Did this Get Made," Diane Raphael, Jason Mantzoukas, and Paul Scheer mercilessly take apart and make a mockery of terrible, off-center films for the audience's entertainment value. Individuals seeking a good laugh should purchase tickets for their upcoming show at the Fillmore on Friday, August 12 at 6 p.m.

Red Dress Run

Sponsored by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, the "drinking club with a running problem," the Red Dress Runbegins in Crescent Park with a steady flow of beer and thousands of 21+ individuals decked out in red dresses. The race, described as a 5k(ish) event, will last for 2 miles, and all of the proceeds will go directly to charity. An annual event, this year's Red Dress Run will happen on August 13 at 9 a.m. and cost $65.

Saints Watch Party at Nice Guys Bar and Grill

Avid Saints fans searching for the perfect venue to watch the Saints go up against the Texans this weekend should look no further than Nice Guys Bar! Nice Guys Bar offers a casual setting to enjoy bar fare such as chicken wings, burgers, quesadillas, nachos alongside a viewing of sporting events. Saturday, August 13 at 7 p.m. Who's ready to watch the Saints get their first W? Who Dat!

War at House of Blues

Hailing from Long Beach, California and formed in 1969, War mixes elements of funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, psychedelia, and reggae into their music. They are best known for the hit songs "The World is a Ghetto," "Spill the Wine," and "Why Can't We Be Friends." This Saturday at 9 p.m., War will deliver a dynamic performance at New Orleans' premier live entertainment venue, House of Blues. Purchase your tickets now so you can experience this beloved band live!

Dirty Linen Night

The dirty, less polished sibling of "White Linen Night," Dirty Linen Night will take place on Saturday, August 13 on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Free and open to the public, this event invites individuals to don their leftover linens from the weekend before, and take a stroll up and down the featured art galleries on Royal Street. Select art galleries will be handing out free dirty martinis!

Carmo's Celebrating the Season Dinner

This Sunday, August 14th at THNOC's Food Forum will wrap up its celebration of summer with a unique themed dinner and beverage pairing. Dr. Harris and Dana Hann, the chef-owner of Carmo, have worked together on a special menu inspired by the Gulf South and Caribbean that is inclusive of local vendors.

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