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

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. (Photo: Zack Smith)

Quick! Name another city on the face of this planet where you can catch a musical tribute to a trumpeter named after a founding father, watch a late night burlesque show, attend an open call for models, learn how to turn used building material into art, and catch a real life HBO character in action. Stumped? Good, because it’s only in New Orleans. And only this weekend. Enjoy:

Friday, February 4

Leroy Jones at Preservation Hall– New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones will take the stage at the legendary Bourbon Street institution Preservation Hall for a tribute to trumpet great Thomas Jefferson. Any time great New Orleans musicians get together at a great location, a night of amazing music is preordained.

Preservation Hall
726 St. Peter Street

Saturday, February 5

Burlesque Ballroom Featuring Linnzi Zaorski – Swinging jazz specialist Linnzi Zoarski, still glowing from her timely return to the Crescent City, will provide musical accompaniment for the weekly burlesque show at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse. This is a late night gig, starting right about midnight, so be prepared to be entertained well into the wee hours of the morning.

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse
Royal Sonesta Hotel
300 Bourbon Street

Fashion Week New Orleans Model Casting Call – Fashion Week New Orleans will be held on March 15 through the 18, and the ultra glamorous event is holding an open casting call for models from noon to 5 pm. With over 30 high end runway shows to fill, there will be plenty of openings. Do you have what it takes?

Sugar Mill
1021 Convention Center Boulevard

Green Project Saturday Workshop – The Green Project is holding a workshop teaching a wide array of environmentally friendly restoration techniques and tips for restoring used building materials. Come learn how easy it is to be green!

Green Project
2831 Marais Street

Davis Rogan Band – Come see the man the Treme character Davis McAlary is based on play his original piano music and some of the songs Steve Zahn plays while pretending to be the real Davis Rogan. Confused? I think Davis is too. The real one. That doesn’t stop him from putting on a great show though. Check it out.

Spotted Cat
623 Frenchmen Street

So what are you doing this weekend? Let us know in the comment section!

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