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

This weekend in New Orleans is full of creativity, culture and class. From pop music to one of Mozart’s operas, and from edgy ballet shows to a real, live circus, there is something for everyone happening around the city. We know that choosing what to do isn’t always easy, so check out our picks for the top events this weekend to help you make your plans.

All Weekend

1. Shrine Circus – Thanks to the Jerusalem Shriners, the circus is in town. Get your fill of animals and amazing feats this weekend at the Shrine Circus. This family affair raises money for the Jerusalem Shriners to continue to perform their community service and civic involvement, including supporting the Shriners Hospital for Children. Family fun for a good cause – it doesn’t get much better than that.

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Peaches performs this weekend at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans. (Photo from Kmeron on Flickr)

Friday, January 24

2. Peaches – Smack dab in the New Orleans French Quarter at One Eyed Jacks, you can catch a special performance from edgy, rock/electro/pop dance music artist, Peaches. She has been pushing boundaries and making music since 2000 and this weekend she will be in New Orleans doing her thing. Also taking the stage will be musician and visual artist, Vice Cooler, and New Orleans swamp-hop performance duo, Quintron and Miss Pussycat.

Friday and Saturday

3. Kingfish: The Life & Times of Huey P. Long at the Joy Theater – Starring John “Spud” McConnell, this weekend, after a successful tour, “The Kingfish: The Life & Times of Huey P. Long” is back in New Orleans, playing at the Joy Theatre. This live stage production chronicles the life of Louisiana’s 40th governor, Huey P. Long. From his attitudes in life to his would-be thoughts on current politicians and events from the grave, this play allows you to get to know “the Kingfish” like never before.

Diavolo Dance Theatre
Don’t miss the Diavolo Dance Theatre’s edgy and exciting ballet performance (Photo via Diavolo Dance Theatre)

4. Loyola Opera presents Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” – For two nights this weekend, The Loyola Opera Theatre will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera, “The Magic Flute.” This magical opera follows the story of Prince Tamino and his magical flute as he endeavors to rescue the Queen of the Night’s kidnapped daughter. A night of beautiful music and stunning visuals is ahead of you at the Loyola Opera.

Saturday, January 25

5. NOBA Presents Diavolo – Diavolo Dance Theatre with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is not your average dance performance. The skilled dance artists in this show, presented by the New Orleans Ballet Association, perform dare-devil stunts and risky moves that will have you on the edge of your seat. A huge wow-factor combined with refined dancing techniques will make this show a visual playground that you will not want to miss.

Lagniappe: NBA All Star Jam Session Scavenger Hunt on January 25 – Follow NBA All Star Jam Session ambassadors Anthony Davis, Tyreke Evans, and Austin Rivers on Twitter for clues to the locations of some amazing prizes.

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