Cheers to the (almost) New Year! Sure, there are plenty of ways to party on Saturday night — from New Orleans’ live broadcast of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve to a plethora of music options along Frenchmen Street and more. But if you need a few other ideas for how to spend the weekend, take a peek below.
1. Pretty Lights New Year’s Eve — Electro maestro Pretty Lights brings his sound to Mardi Gras World on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31 for a New Year’s Eve show featuring additional artists like Emancipator, Curren$y, The Soul Rebels, Manic Focus,Chris Karns, and Maddy O’Neal. Browse ticket options here.
2. Japanese Pub Food Pop-up — Aline Street Beer Garden at Prytania Hall hosts a pop-up from Kaizouku Izakaya on Friday night starting at 6 p.m. We’re looking forward to the roasted yam with miso butter and steak bun…
3. New Year’s Eve Hustle — DJ Soul Sister’s weekly Hustle gets the NYE treatment starting at 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Hi-Ho Lounge. No cover charge.
4. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve — For the first time ever, the iconic New Year’s Eve countdown now includes central time zone… in New Orleans! Actress Lucy Hale hosts the festivities, happening around Jax Brewery in the French Quarter with performances from Jason Derulo and Panic! At the Disco. Don’t miss the fireworks!