Heading our way and looking for something to do? Here’s our Top 5 list of things to do this weekend. You can’t go wrong by heading to one (or all!) of these events.
Friday, August 20
The Rebirth Brass Band
The Rebirth Brass Band, a New Orleans’ institution, appears at Howlin’ Wolf from 10:00pm till 12:00am. The Rebirth sound is purely their own, weaving together traditional brass band, funk and modern music. Definitely a must not miss!
907 South Peters
3rd Annual 80s Prom Throwback featuring King Rey
Come get your photo taken in front of an 80s prom backdrop, while classic 80s movies like 16 Candles and Pretty in Pink play on the big screen. Then dance to the sounds of King Rey, a five-piece band with a loyal following in the New Orleans area. Their sound reveals influences of 60s psychedelia to disco, with a bit of local flavor thrown in. The show starts at 10:00pm.
Republic New Orleans
828 S. Peters St. (in the Warehouse District)
Fabergé Gallery Tour
New Orleans isn’t all Bourbon Street and the French Quarter. Come get a personal gallery tour of the new Fabergé installation at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The tour begins at 12:00pm and will be led by curator John W. Keefe, who recently published a catalogue of masterworks by Fabergé.
New Orleans Museum of Art
One Collins C. Diboll Circle at City Park
$10 ($8 for Louisiana residents with photo ID)
Saturday, August 21
Congo Mambo at Rock N’ Bowl
R&B and bluesmen Herman Hitson and Chick Willis hit the stage at New Orleans’ legendary Rock N’ Bowl. Where but New Orleans can you rock out while you hit a few frames?
Rock N’ Bowl
3000 S. Carrollton Ave.
$5 cover to get in, bowling is additional
Sunday, August 22
Farm to Table Jazz Brunch
Enjoy a local, seasonal three-course brunch with drinks included while you listen to the sounds of local jazz musicians. All proceeds from the tax-deductible donation benefit the Hollygrove Market & Farms educational programs. Tickets are available through their website.
Hollygrove Market & Farm
8301 Olive St.