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NOLA Recommends: This Weekend’s Must-Do Events

Heading our way this weekend and looking for something to do?  Here’s our Top 5 list of things going on in NOLA this weekend. You can’t go wrong by heading to one (or all!) of these events. Come back Monday for more GoNOLA Suggestions!

Thursday, September 2

PazFest II at The Ogden
Ten years ago musical maestro Michael Paz hosted a fundraiser for the Ruth Paz Foundation to build a Burn Hospital in Honduras. The doors are opening in October and to celebrate the occasion, The Ruth Paz Foundation of New Orleans will host “PazFest II”. Complete with a stellar musical lineup, book signings, specialty drinks and a kid’s activity table, this is a don’t miss! $10 general admission
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street

Friday, September 3

NOLA Brewing Cask at Avenue Pub
NOLA Brewing, New Orleans’ only local brewery, will feature a cask-conditioned 7th Street Wheat with fresh blueberries added this Friday at Avenue Pub. This is the third cask-conditioned 7th Street Wheat they’ve done this summer and it’s something you don’t want to miss. They’ll tap the cask at 6:00.
Avenue Pub
1732 Saint Charles Avenue

Ani DiFranco at Blue Nile
Throughout her two-decade, DIY, punky, alt-folk career, Ani DiFranco has put out roughly an album a year (most recently Red Letter Year in 2008). She’s managed to maintain a low profile while living in New Orleans, though she performed recently at Gulf Aid, and this is the first in a series of four solo acoustic shows upstairs at the Blue Nile. Tickets $15.
Blue Nile
532 Frenchmen Street

Saturday, September 4

Freret Arts Market

The Freret Market is held the first Saturday of the month at the intersection of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue. The market is split up along three category lines: food, art, and flea. Besides all of the great shopping every week, the market also hosts local restaurants serving up their unique cuisine, live music, and a kids area.
Freret Street at Napoleon

Sunday, September 5

Southern Decadence Parade
There is plenty to do and plenty to see during this weekend-long celebration but we recommend the Southern Decadence Parade on Sunday. The traditional starting point is The Golden Lantern and the end point is The Bourbon Pub. The parade is led by SoDec Grand Marshals Julien Artessia and Toby LeFort.
The Golden Lantern
1239 Royal Street

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