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Weekend Picks: BUKU, Irish Channel Parade and More

St. Patrick’s Day festivities, BUKU Music + Art project, Sun Belt Basketball championships, and so much more.

Lucky lasses and lads might get a flower during the St. Patrick's Day Parades. Real cabbages are another coveted catch. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Revive Mardi Gras vibes this weekend with festivals and parades aplenty. Ready, set, go!

A stage at BUKU Music + Art Project. (Photo courtesy of aLive Coverage)

All Weekend

1. BUKU Music + Art Project — Mardi Gras World plays host to the sixth BUKU, featuring acts like deadmau5 and Travis Scott within an industrial, artistic vibe. Get the scoop here.

2. Sun Belt Basketball Championships Quarterfinals for the Sun Belt tournament start Friday with semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday. The Lakefront Arena has all the action! Tickets from $15.

The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day parade (Photo by Cheryl Gerber)


3. Sacred Music Festival Head to The Healing Center for this fest, which brings together various cultures and traditions to share prayers, chants, music, and more. The fest runs from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Free.

4. Irish Channel Parade Kicking off at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street at 12:30 p.m., the parade runs up Magazine Street, where the revelry continues along Magazine, disbanding at Jackson Avenue and Annunciation Street. Free.

5. Soul River at Historic Riverlands Church — Plan for a quick day trip to Historic Riverlands for the opening of their Soul River exhibit, spotlighting African-American music, from 4-6 p.m. Call (985) 536.4717 for more information.

Historic Riverlands, about 45 minutes outside New Orleans. (Photo: Rebecca Ratliff)


Vet-A-Gogo Fundraiser Support Dr. Dusty’s 501(c) feral cat spay and neuter program on Sunday at Mimi’s in the Marigny from 2-4 p.m. Your general admission ticket of $10 includes wine and bites and goes to a great cause. A concurrent silent auction features work and products from business like Treasure Tattoo, the Troubador Hotel, Commander’s Palace, and more.