Nov 9, 2023 - Things to Do

Free turkeys, FORESTival and more things to do in New Orleans this weekend

The Brassaholics play at FORESTival on Saturday at A Studio in the Woods. Photo: Douglas Mason/Getty Images

Here's what's going on around New Orleans this weekend:

๐Ÿ“š The New Orleans African American Museum hosts an opening reception Thursday for Sabrina Nelson's "Frontline Prophet: James Baldwin" exhibition.

๐Ÿ“– Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush visit Garden District books Friday to sign copies of their new children's title, "Love Comes First."

๐ŸŽต The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra joins New Orleans Opera for "Blue" on Friday and Saturday at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.

๐ŸŽค Thais Clark performs Friday and Haruka Kikuchi performs Saturday for the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Fall Concert Series. Tickets are $10 each.

๐ŸŽŠ Mandeville's Festival of the Lake offers family-friendly entertainment and a craft market Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday.

๐ŸŒณ Score some free greenery at the Big TREEsy giveaway Saturday morning.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ The National WWII Museum will offer free admission to all veterans and host a special commemoration ceremony for Veterans Day on Saturday. The ceremony begins at 11am.

๐ŸŒณ RAM Haiti and Brassaholics headline A Studio in the Woods' FORESTival on Saturday. There's also a beading workshop with Spy Boy Walter Sandifer, a puppet show from Quintron and art activities for kids.

๐Ÿšฒ Take a bike tour of Jefferson Parish with the Jefferson Chamber on Sunday. It starts and ends at Estelle Playground in Marrero.

๐Ÿฆƒ Feed the Second Line hosts a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway on Sunday from 10am to noon. Stop by to pick up a turkey, volunteer during the event or donate to the cause.

๐Ÿฎ The Water Lantern Festival is at Louis Armstrong Park on Sunday. Gates open at 2:30pm, and lantern launch is planned for 5:30pm.

๐Ÿช” Lufu NOLA celebrates Diwali with a special menu on Sunday.


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