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NOLA Recommends: Top 5 Things to do This Weekend

The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (Photo: Paul Broussard)

In New Orleans for the weekend and looking for something fun to do?  Well, you’re in luck because there’s always something going on around town. Here’s our top list of things going on in New Orleans over the next few days. You can’t go wrong by heading to one (or all!) of these events. And, come back on Monday for more GoNOLA suggestions.

Thursday, September 23

80’s Night at One Eyed Jacks
Who doesn’t love the 80’s? Throw on those leg warmers, blue eyeliner and highlighter-colored shirts and head to One Eyed Jacks for a night full of jams from Cindy Lauper, The B-52s, Culture Club and more! Costumes aren’t mandatory, but dressing up is always accepted. 10:00 pm – until, $5.00 cover.
One Eyed Jacks
615 Toulouse Street

Take in the wonders at the Audubon Aquarium (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Friday, September 24

Scales and Ales
Join The Audubon Institute for an unforgettable evening as they celebrate the Aquarium’s 20th Birthday! Sample wine and beer from more than 20 bars and enjoy the sights and sounds of Audubon Aquarium at night. Enjoy delicious New Orleans cuisine from local restaurants, soak up the sounds of live music, and watch the stars come out over the Mississippi River. All food and drinks are included in ticket price. 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, tickets start at $35.00.
Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal Street

Friday, September 24 – Saturday, September 25

9th Annual Ponderosa Stomp Concerts
Don’t miss the 9th Annual Ponderosa Stomp, bigger and better than ever! This year, catch the Ponderosa Stomp Concerts on two stages over two nights! Artists include The Trashmen, Thee Midniters, Honeyboy Edwards and many, many more! Doors at 6:00, show at 7:00; tickets $50.00.
House of Blues
225 Decatur Street

Saturday, September 25

Palmer Park Arts Market
Head to Palmer Park and browse various booths and tents for local, hand-crafted arts. And, this month’s art market marks the third annual community appreciation day. This event continues the Arts Council’s tradition of bringing the community together in cultural celebration, focusing on local organizations and non-profit agencies that contribute to the success of the Arts Market and programs that benefit the growth of New Orleans. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, free.
Palmer Park

Sunday, September 26

Joe Krown Trio with Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste
Don’t miss this trio of New Orleans musical all-stars. Krown, Washington and Batiste began playing together in March 2007 and perform every Sunday night at famed music club The Maple Leaf and have been called “a killer collaboration between three of New Orleans greatest players” by Jan Ramsey of offBEAT Magazine. Free boiled shrimp and exotic meats with paid admission. $8.00.
The Maple Leaf
8316 Oak Street

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