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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

This weekend is one of my favorites of the year because of Daylight Savings Time. I’m so excited for more sunlight to enjoy all New Orleans has to offer and this weekend is packed with lots of event that let you relax and get outside. Whether you’re out for BUKU Music + Art Project, celebrating the opening of new exhibits at the Contemporary Arts Center, chowing down at the food truck soiree and Oyster Jubilee or catching Down the Rabbit Hole at the Marigny Opera House, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate! Happy Weekend, NOLA!

Friday and Saturday

1. BUKU Music + Art Project – In 2012, BUKU made its debut as a premier progressive music and arts festival in New Orleans. The difference between this festival and others hosted in the Big Easy? Their focus is to keep things intimate and close with clear and loud audio. The event fuses together EDM, hip-hop and various sub-genres of indie rock. Along with great musicians, the festival will also feature local food vendors, art exhibits and dozens of regional and national artists. You can take a look at the line up and purchase tickets online.

Friday, March 8

2. Court 13 Homecoming Dance with Lost Bayou Ramblers at the CAC – Cajun rockers Lost Bayou Ramblers will be playing at the Contemporary Art Center in celebration of the opening of four new exhibitions. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can see the new exhibitions and then immediately following, the Lost Bayou Ramblers will play from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. in the atrium of the Contemporary Art Center. You can read more about each exhibition and the event on the CAC’s website.

3. Food Truck Soiree at Rusty Nail – My House is an organization that works to empower culinary entrepreneurs and this time, they’re out to help New Orleans food trucks. They have teamed up with the Rusty Nail for a Food Truck Soiree featuring Foodie Call, La Cocinita, NOLA Girl Food, Brigade Coffee and more. The event will be from 2 pm – 8 pm and will take place outside of The Rusty Nail Bar. All ages are welcome to come to the food trucks but you must be 21 years or older to enter the bar.

Saturday, March 9

4. Oyster Jubilee – In case you didn’t know, there’s something pretty special about Louisiana oysters. So special, in fact, that we host an entire jubilee in their honor! This Saturday, Louisiana’s chefs, restaurateurs, oyster aficionados and fans will gather in the French Quarter to watch the chef competition at 10 a.m. and then see the Ceremonial Cut of the Longest Po-boy at noon.

Sunday, March 10

5. Down the Rabbit Hole at Marigny Opera House – The Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre presents a creative take on the classic favorite, Alice’s Wonderland. A well-costumed cast of 30, an original score, and a grass tunnel entrance, have earned the show a review of “phantasmagoric” by Gambit. Event and ticket information is available on the Marigny Opera House website.

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