First, enjoy the arrival of spring at the Spring Sashay Brunch on Sunday, April 4, at Restaurant R'evolution with your favorite drag queens of NOLA Drag! These all-inclusive brunches, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., consist of four courses with bottomless champagne cocktails. 777 Bienville St., 504-553-2277, revolutionnola.com.
Next, the Easter Bunny is coming to the Northshore! Bring your camera to the Mandeville Trailhead for socially distanced pictures on Saturday, April 3. The Easter Bunny will visit from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Afterwards, make sure to check out a variety of vendors and local artisans at the Trailhead Community Market. 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville, 985-624-3147, facebook.com/TheMandevilleTrailhead.
This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can also enjoy the Easter-themed "Shop the Huey" at the Gretna Cultural Center on Huey P. Long Avenue. Participate in some spring shopping at a variety of local boutique booths, all at one location and with great items such as plants, clothing, and even jewelry. 740 4th St., Gretna, gretnala.com/shop-the-huey.
Next, are you a fan of the Chris Owens Easter Parade? Then don't miss meet-and-greet gatherings on Saturday at the House of Broel on 2220 St. Charles Ave. or Sunday at SoBou at 310 Chartres St. Wear your Easter best, then stroll the avenue to visit cardboard cutouts of Chris Owens at various spots around town.
Have a sweet tooth? Haydel's Bakery
is a great place to find your sweet Easter treats. Haydel's is offering
beautiful Springtime Petite Fours, Pastel Easter King Cakes, and much more.
Visit their main location on 4037 Jefferson Hwy. or the Haydel's Bakery and Café
on 3117 Magazine St.
Finally, consider adopting a shelter animal this Easter weekend! The Krewe of Mardi Paws will be focusing their efforts trying to get "harder to adopt" dogs out of the St. Tammany Parish shelter with their April promotion, Spring Fling Unleashed. Visit mardipaws.com for more info.