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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to do in New Orleans this Weekend

Tipitina's (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, putting guys everywhere in a state of mild panic as they try to figure out what to do this weekend. Well have no fear New Orleans – we’ve got five great suggestions for couples and singles everywhere, from a Valentines Day themed fundraiser to an classic love story on an epic scale. There’s something here for everyone.

Friday, February 11

Camel Toe Lady Steppers Annual FundraiserThe Camel Toe Lady Steppers will host their seventh annual blowout tomorrow night at One Eyed Jack’s. Since this year’s party coincides nicely with Valentines Day, it’s been dubbed the “Valen-Toe-Down.” Tickets are $15 at the door and proceeds benefit the Roots of Music, which will also perform.

One Eyed Jack’s
615 Toulouse

George Porter Jr. and Papa Grows FunkOriginal Meter George Porter Jr. takes over Tipitina’s at 10 pm with special guests Papa Grows Funk. They only way this show could get any funkier would be if you could resurrect James Brown, Ernie K-Doe, and Sly Stone and get them to perform at intermission.

501 Napoleon Avenue

Saturday, February 12

SweetArtsGrab your sweetheart and head on over to SweetArts at the CAC. Expect great music and food in an amazing setting – the perfect place to be with the one you love.

Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street

Big Sam at Tipitina’sHead on back to Tipitina’s for one more show this weekend so you can catch premier New Orleans trombonist Big Sam and his Funky Nation. No one lights up a stage and energizes a crowd as quickly as Big Sam. He’ll keep you grooving all night long and help you get ready for Valentine’s Day.

501 Napoleon Avenue

Sunday, February 13

Gone With the WindGone With the Wind revolutionized filmmaking and gave us our first real glimpse of the high drama and extreme emotional toll of the Civil War when it premiered in 1939. Catch the theatrical masterpiece in all it’s big screen glory this Sunday at the Prytania Theatre. This one doesn’t have to be in 3D to be great.

Prytania Theatre
5339 Prytania Street

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