Courtesy, The Jazz Playhouse

Six Things To Do in New Orleans for the June 16th Weekend

12:00 June 13, 2022
By: Esther Boone

Summer is in full swing here in New Orleans! Whether you're looking to beat the heat or soak up the sun, here's a list of six things to enjoy for the June 16th weekend.


Just a couple hours' drive outside of New Orleans, Funambula is taking entertainment to new heights at the Beaux Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Running through June, this high-stakes show of circus acrobatics, skilled aerialists, and tight-rope walking is a must-see for the whole family. With tickets starting at just $12.95, you can easily join in all the fun! (

Drag Cabaret at the Jazz Playhouse

Pride comes to Jazz Playhouse this weekend as Trixie Minx's Productions will be hosting late night Drag Cabaret on Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m. and 12 a.m., respectively. For just $35, you can spend the night sipping cocktails, tasting small bites, and catching the show. 21 and over only! (

Wild 'N Out at Smoothie King Center

Nick Cannon and his smash hit MTV series, Wild 'N Out, makes its way to New Orleans this Friday at Smoothie King Center. The beloved improvisational show, chock-full of hip hop humor, encourages lots of audience participation and crowd engagement. Step out to show them some of that NOLA spirit. (

National Record Store Day at Mushroom Records

Record Store Day rolls around annually, and this year Uptown's Mushroom Records will be celebrating in style. Whether you're an artist, an employee, a music lover, or a simple customer, the day is meant to capture the importance of record stores and the culture they add to every city and area. For vinyl enthusiasts, look out— the Mushroom will also be dropping exclusive releases this Saturday, June 18 (

Juneteenth Fest

REJOICE hosts its 6th annual Juneteenth Fest this Saturday and Sunday at Rivertown in Kenner. This year the festival will honor fathers and father figures within the Black community. Complete with plenty of food options, art vendors, and live music events, it's something you won't want to miss. (

Restaurant Week

Think ahead this weekend and start booking reservations for New Orleans' upcoming Restaurant Week— which kicks off on Monday, June 20. Specialty menus and discounted prices help to celebrate food in the city that loves to eat. Make sure you act quick, because tables will surely be going fast! (

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