Feb 29, 2024 - Things to Do

Octavia Spencer signing, Olivia Rodrigo and more things to do in New Orleans this weekend

Olivia Rodrigo smiles at a crowd. She is viewed from below, and she looks over her shoulder.

Olivia Rodrigo's GUTS tour lands at the Smoothie King Center this week in New Orleans. Photo: Christopher Polk/Billboard via Getty Images

It's officially spring in New Orleans, if this weekend's list of things to do is any indication.

Here are our top picks:

📚 Octavia Spencer and Ashley Elston appear at Garden District Books for a signing tonight. (Details)

🎬 Movies in the Park is back for the spring beginning with "The Marvels" at A.L. Davis Park on Friday sunset. (Details)

🎵 The Dew Drop Inn has a number of grand opening events this weekend, including performances by Deacon John and Irma Thomas on Friday night, and Partners-N-Crime, the New Breed Brass Band, Tonya Boyd-Cannon and Mia X on Saturday. (Details for Friday and Saturday)

🎤 Olivia Rodrigo is at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday night. (Details)

🦢 Les Ballets de Monte Carlo brings "LAC (Swan Lake)" to the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Saturday. (Details)

🐰 The Easter Bunny is back at Lakeside Mall on Saturday. Get those family photos!

🎉 Los Isleños Fiesta honors St. Bernard Parish's roots on Saturday and Sunday. (Details)

🎡 Carousel Gardens, the amusement park inside City Park, opens for the season this Saturday. (Details)

🍻 If you're the kind of person who can run 26.2 miles, let alone doing so while consuming alcohol, The Legs N' Dregs Brewery Marathon returns Sunday. (Details)

🍀 Celebrate Friendship Day with the Algiers Shamrock Society at Old Point Bar on Sunday. (Details)

  • If you want to bike there, the NOLA Social Ride is arranging a noon ride to the West Bank. (Details)
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