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Weekend Picks: Caribbean Fest, Broadway, and More

Broadway, burlesque, comedy, and more.

Tipitina's. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Think you could go just one weekend without a festival? Nope. Saturday keeps you covered with NOLA Caribbean Festival at Roux Carre in Central City. There’s plenty of music to choose from — a free concert at Tip’s and one from local musician Dustan Louque — plus Broadway (more music!), burlesque, and comedy. Find details on all Weekend Picks below.

Friday

1. Hell Yes Next Finals — The annual Hell Yes Fest is just around the corner and will feature an up-and-coming comedian as part of the fold. Who will it be? Attend the Hell Yes Next finals on Friday to find out. Head to the joy theater at 7 p.m. for this all-ages show. Tickets $20.

2. Honey Island Swamp Band at Tipitina’s — Part of the Foundation Free Fridays series, this free concert starts at 10 p.m. (doors at 9) at Tipitina’s. Did we mention it’s free?

Saturday

3. NOLA Caribbean Festival Music, food, arts, and crafts with a Caribbean twist keep the beat going on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Roux Carre on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. There’s also an official after-party at Casa Borrega. Tickets $15.

Roux Carre. (Photo: Rebecca Ratliff)

Sunday

4. Dustan Louque at PORT — Local musician Dustan Louque plays an intimate show at PORT, an emerging arts space in the Upper Ninth. Doors at 7:00. Tickets $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

5. Broadway Open House at the Saenger Preview upcoming shows straight from Broadway for free at this season sampler from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Saenger. You’ll hear several smash blockbusters live and all in one place, including Disney’s The Lion King, Jersey Boys, The Illusionists, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Musical. Free.

The Saenger Theater. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Lagniappe

Color BUZZ Night Run This charitable race pairs two favorite elements — a night run and a color run — rolled into one. Head to Zephyr Field at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets from $14.

Dress 2 Burlesque – W French Quarter presents burlesque performances inspired by the 1920s and ’40s at 7:30 p.m. (although you’re encouraged to arrive early and stay late). Tickets start at $10 with packages available that include parking, cocktails and cabaret tables.

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