Aug 25, 2023 - Things to Do

Free music, bike riding lessons and more things to do in New Orleans this weekend

Stuffed characters from "Bluey's Big Play" perform alongside human counterparts onstage.

Cast members perform onstage during a press preview of "Bluey's Big Play The Stage Show" at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Heat advisories or no, there's still plenty to keep us busy around New Orleans this weekend.

Driving the news: Leading the social calendar is Midsummer Mardi Gras, which returns Saturday to roll on Oak Street.

Here are the rest of our picks for things to do in New Orleans:

🎤 Free Fridays at Tipitina's continues with Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph leading an Earth, Wind and Fire tribute. Expect special guests. (Details)

🎭 Anthony Bean Community Theater's "The Bodyguard: The Musical" wraps up its August run this weekend. (Details)

🎺 Kermit Ruffins, DJ Jubilee and the Stooges Brass Band are on the music lineup for the Lower 9 Festival. Things kick off at 11am Saturday and last until 6pm. (Details)

🍺📚 Faubourg Brewery is exchanging free beer for paperbacks in gently used condition as part of a book drive for Books 2 Prisoners on Saturday between 2pm and 5pm. (Facebook)

🚲 Learn to ride a bike with Bike Easy. Workshops are available for both kids and adults on Saturday. (Details)

🐕 Get the kids and head to the Saenger Theatre, which hosts "Bluey's Big Play" on Saturday and Sunday. Two shows each day. (Details)

🎬 Haven't seen "Barbie" yet? Now's your chance. For National Cinema Day, participating theaters are offering $4 movie tickets on Sunday, writes Axios' Kelly Tyko. (Details)

🏠 Check out new home projects and free tastings during the Pontchartrain Home Show and Langenstein's Food Fest at the Pontchartrain Center. (Details)


Get more local stories in your inbox with Axios New Orleans.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more

More New Orleans stories

No stories could be found

New Orleanspostcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios New Orleans.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more