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Six NOLA Events to Attend in the New Year

12:00 December 29, 2021
By: Staff

First, don't miss out on the 88th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl when it comes to NOLA on New Year's Day. The No. 7 Baylor Bears will be taking on the No. 8 Ole Miss Rebels at the Caesars Superdome. Bring your family out and enjoy the biggest game of the new year. You can grab your tickets through Ticketmaster. 1500 Sugar Bowl Dr., 504-828-2440, allstatesugarbowl.org

Image Courtesy of Fan Expo New Orleans

Dust off your best cosplay outfit and head out to the Convention Center for Fan Expo New Orleans from January 7-9. Formerly Wizard World Comic Con, this event is perfect for lovers of comics, anime, video games, and more. Celebrities such as Anthony Mackie, Kevin Smith, Michael Rooker, and more will be there for autographs and photos. Show your fandom love at Fan Expo New Orleans! 900 Convention Center Blvd., fanexpohq.com/fanexponeworleans

Looking to get in shape for 2022? Exercise that New Year's resolution at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center. The center offers a number of different fitness activities for adults and children, such as state-of-the-art fitness equipment, swim lessons, and martial arts classes. Visit their website to sign up for a membership! 5342 St. Charles Ave., 504-897-0143, nojcc.org

Photo by Zach Ciaburri, Image Courtesy of Tango Fire

Enjoy a night of passionate dancing at Tango Fire, presented by the New Orleans Ballet Association. Happening January 22 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, this performance will spotlight the seduction and sophistication of Argentina's national dance. The event will feature World Tango Champions, as well as dancers from the greatest tango house in Buenos Aires. It's a perfect way to experience authentic Argentine culture. 1419 Basin St., nobadance.com

Want a great place to watch the Saints vs. Panthers game on January 2? Banks Street Bar & Grill is just what you're looking for to enjoy gameday. This neighborhood bar in Mid-City has plenty of beer and Louisiana fare to enjoy while you cheer on the Saints. Grab your friends or coworkers and have a great time at Banks Street Bar! 4401 Banks St., 504-486-0258, facebook.com/Banks-Street-Bar-and-Grill

Finally, enjoy an interesting mix of soul and classical as Tank and the Bangas performs with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra That'll take place at the Orpheum Theater on January 14. Forming in New Orleans in 2011, Tank and the Bangas has a sound that incorporates funk, hip hop, rock, and spoken word. Their work has led them to receive a Grammy nomination in 2020. 129 Roosevelt Way, 504-274-4871, orpheumnola.com

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