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Four Fun Things to Do This March 17th Weekend

13:00 March 15, 2022
By: Gracie Wise

First up is Tracey's and Parasol's St. Pat's Block Party Celebration on Thursday, March 17. Back by popular demand, this happy-go-lucky carnival will kick off on St. Patrick's Day at 11 a.m. on the corner of Third and Constance Street. There will be music, green beer, Jell-O shots, and corn beef and cabbage. Don't forget to wear green!

Next up is Jefferson Performing Arts Society's Shrek the Musical from March 18 to 20. Directed by Kristopher Shaw, this Tony Award-winning production is based on the hilarious fairy-tale film. The musical stars Enrico Cannella as the hotheaded Shrek, Micah Richerand Desonier as the feisty Princess Fiona, and Josiah Rogers as the wisecracking Donkey. Tickets are available JPAS's website. 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504-885-2000,

Watch the U.S. Navy Blue Angels take flight as they demonstrate their skills and aircraft capabilities at the New Orleans Air Show. There will also be a Kid's Zone that includes paintball, a rock wall, a space camp combo, and STEM learning stations. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations must be made in advance. The show will take place on this Saturday and Sunday at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse. 400 Russell Dr., Belle Chasse, 504-678-3260,

Finally, catch Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Cutting Edge Theater. Based on the Genesis story, the musical stars Earl Poole as Joseph, one of Jacob's 12 sons who's sold into slavery by his jealous brothers due to his ability to interpret dreams. Expect different styles of music, colorful costumes, and hilarious dialogue. The musical will take place this Friday and Saturday. 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell, 985-285-6666,

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