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Five Things to Do in New Orleans This May 12th Weekend

15:00 May 09, 2022
By: Gracie Wise

Louisiana Veterans Festival

First up, come to the Louisiana Veterans Festival to celebrate our service members and the sacrifices they made for our country. There will be delicious state cuisine and refreshing beverages, arts-and-crafts, live performances, and a tribute ceremony. Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces, Cowboy Mouth, and Bonerama will be performing at the festival. The festival will be held on Saturday, May 14 at Heritage Park.

1701 Bayou Ln., Slidell, 985-646-4371, laveteransfestival.com

Dox Quixote at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre

Next, catch American Ballet Theatre's Dox Quixote at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre. Based on the beloved novel, the ballet tells the story of a starry-eyed hidalgo who mistakes fiction with reality throughout his adventures. His wild imagination leads to a vibrant adventure full of dancing and a compelling cast of characters. The play starts on May 14 at 7:30 p.m. and May 15 at 2:00 p.m.

1419 Basin St., 504-525-1052,nobadance.com

Chelsea Handler at the Orpheum Theater

If you're looking for a laugh, check out Chelsea Handler, who will be at the Orpheum Theater this weekend. Her Vaccinated and Horny Tour is set to be an evening of stand-up comedy and conversation. She's sure to share moments from her life and will likely talk about everything from her pet dogs to global chaos, as she entertains audiences. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. on May 12.

129 Roosevelt Way, 504-274-1481 https://orpheumnola.com

International Jewelry and Merchandise Show

Can't get enough jewelry? Helen Brett Enterprises will be hosting its International Jewelry and Merchandise Show at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. There will be 550 businesses selling necklaces, bracelets, watches, and all sorts of accessories to satisfy your wallet. You can also expect other items such as t-shirts, leggings, headbands, and beauty products. The show will be open to the public on May 14-15 at 10:00 a.m.

900 Convention Center Blvd., 630-241-9865, helenbrettexhibits.com

Book Signing by John P. Back, Jr.

Finally, head on over to Dixie's Cafe at Houmas House for a book signing by John P. Beck, Jr. His latest book, Breaking the Code, explores the importance of Occupational DNA and how businesses can use it to determine jobs for employees based on their personality types, abilities, and interests. Whether you're starting a new business or wanting to innovate the workplace, this book will provide you with good insights. The book signing will be held on May 15 at 3:30 p.m.

40136 Hwy. 942 River Rd., Darrow, 225-473-9380, houmashouse.com

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