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Best Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

07:00 February 29, 2024
By: Staff

Best of the Weekend in NOLA

"Ancestral Kitchens: From Seed to Infinite" Exhibit at the Ace Hotel

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After grabbing dinner at Seaworthy, check out the "Ancestral Kitchens: From Seed to Infinite" exhibition by Chef Jas at the Ace Hotel. Their multi-sensory culinary installation is not to be missed. The opening reception is on February 29 from 6-9 p.m. with homemade kombucha, an edible altar, and music from DJ Funke. The exhibit will be on view from February-April 2024.

William Black at the Metro

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Come enjoy William Black on his Nature of Hope tour at the Metropolitan on March 1 starting at 10 p.m. Black performs iconic electronic dance music, which will guarantee a fun-filled night out. Tickets start at just $15 for this incredible show, so act soon before they inevitably sell out.

New Orleans Home & Garden Show

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The 67th Annual New Orleans Home & Garden Show will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (Hall J) from March 1-3. Interested attendees can come and view the latest in home appliances, gardening features, and so much more. Don't wait because tickets are on sale right now for $10. On-site tickets are $15, but kids 12 and under can enter for free.

Kenner Italian Heritage Festival

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The Kenner Italian Heritage Festival is taking place March 1-3 this year in historic Kenner Rivertown. Come enjoy food, crafts, and live music while celebrating Italian heritage in Louisiana. The festival will feature performances from Lena Prima, The Chee-weez, Michela Musolino, and more.

Dusty Slay at the Joy Theater

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Dusty Slay will be performing at the Joy on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. as part of his Night Shift tour. Slay tells relatable, heartwarming, and hilarious stories about his experience growing up poor and his encounters with the reality of blue collar work ever since. Slay has a Comedy Central set, Netflix special, and is coming to NOLA to make the city laugh.

Monte Carlo's LAC (Swan Lake)

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The New Orleans Ballet Association will host Les Ballets de Monte Carlo's LAC at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Come out and see this imaginative reimagining of Swan Lake. There will be an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience beginning at 6:15 p.m. on March 1. Ticket prices vary on seat location.

Fair Grounds Race Course's Wiener Dog Races

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Calling all weenie dog lovers! The Fair Grounds Race Course will be hosting its annual Wiener Dog Races on Saturday, March 2 at 12:45 p.m. Buy your tickets now to show support for these tiny but mighty canines. Grandstand general admission is $10, Clubhouse seating is $25, and kids ages 12 and under get in free.

Los Islenos Festival

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The annual Los Islenos Festival is taking place March 2 and 3 this year in St. Bernard Parish. The festival will begin each day at 11 a.m. The festival is an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the Canary Islanders that moved to Louisiana in the 1700s, as well as the Native American and Filipino communities that also settled there. Experience this unique music, food, and history this weekend.

Olivia Rodrigo at the Smoothie King Center

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Olivia Rodrigo is a singer, songwriter, and pop icon who will be performing at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. She is known for debut album SOUR, as well as her newest release GUTS. Her song "Drivers License" went viral in 2021 and she has been rising in stardom ever since.

YDtheIllest at the House of Blues

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Come see YDtheIllest perform at the House of Blues on Saturday, March 2 at 9 p.m. Tickets start at just $30 for this sure to be electric show. YDtheIllest grew up in the 9th ward of New Orleans and writes his own lyrics. This up and coming rapper is sure to put on an incredible show.

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