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Weekend Picks: Daiquiri Season, Burlesque Fest, and More

Who says summer’s on its way out when you can sip on a daiquiri and listen to live yacht rock?

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Howlin' Wolf. (Photo: Rebecca Ratliff)

Who says summer’s over when you can sip on a daiquiri and listen to live yacht rock? There’s also a tech conference, a concert from songstress Lianne La Havas, and, perhaps most important, an art show starring pancakes and booze. Get the scoop on all picks below.

Daiquiri machines in rotation. (Photo: Rebecca Ratliff)

All Weekend

1. Daiquiri Season — Toast New Orleans’ favorite drink (sorry, Sazerac) with this Tales of the Cocktail event happening all month long. This weekend includes a daiquiri hour at Bar Frances, “The Flavors of Floridita” at Cane & Table, daiquiri pairings at Sylvain, and more. Check out the full schedule here.

2. Burlesque Fest — The sultry artform gets its due at the 8th-annual Burlesque Fest, including varied programming and the crowning of the “Queen of Burlesque.” Prices vary.


Lianne La Havas.

3. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show Howlin’ Wolf hosts more than 50 artists starting at 8 p.m. Browse paintings, photography, sculpture, and other mediums while chowing down on pancakes (and booze) for a $5 cover. In their own words, “not even IHOP serves pancakes this cheap.”

4. Where Y’Acht at One Eyed Jacks Yacht rock from the ’70s and ’80s is the forte of this cover band, performing at One Eyed Jacks at 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12.

5. Lianne La Havas at The Civic — The singer-songwriter takes the stage Saturday night with doors at 7 p.m. and show starting at 8 p.m. Local band Tank & the Bangas open. Tickets $30.


Almost Fall Bus Crawl, Y’all! — On Sept. 15, celebrate almost fall (which starts Sept. 22) from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. with this event benefitting the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation. The crawl starts at the Ace Hotel with stops at Rebellion, Cafe Istanbul, Old Marigny Firehouse, and finally back to the Ace for a reception in their Barnett Hall venue. Expect plenty of tempting bites and cocktails plus live music performances. Tickets $150.  

Venture Pop Conference — Get the juices flowing at this two-day conference on Saturday and Sunday, designed specifically for creative entrepreneurship and held at the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market. Tickets $299.