May 2, 2024 - Things to Do

Jazz Fest, Master P's birthday, free comic books and more things to do

Photo shows Master P on stage

Master P grew up in New Orleans and founded the No Limit Records label. Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET

The Rolling Stones are in town for Jazz Fest, plus we've got comic book giveaways, Master P's birthday bash and a Cinco de Mayo festival.

Here are some ideas for things to do this weekend in New Orleans.

Thursday

๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ The Rolling Stones headline Jazz Fest Thursday. The fest runs through Sunday. (Guide)

Friday

๐ŸŽค Master P's birthday bash is at the Smoothie King Center. (Tickets)

๐ŸŽ The NOLA Teacher Festival is at Champions Square with free food and live music. (Details)

๐Ÿฆฉ The Hancock Whitney Zoo to Do is at Audubon Zoo. (Tickets)

๐ŸŽถ Porchfest kicks off for the second weekend of Jazz Fest, with live music each night. (Schedule)

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ "Sister Act, the Musical" opens at Rivertown Theaters. (Tickets)

Saturday

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Celebrate Korean culture at the Taste of Korea Festival. Admission is free. (Details)

๐Ÿ““ Get a free comic book at any New Orleans Public Library branch for Free Comic Book Day. (Details)

๐Ÿค– May the 4th be with you during a Star Wars-themed burlesque show at the AllWays Lounge. (Details)

๐ŸŽ Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak hosts a Kentucky Derby viewing party and hat contest. (Details)

  • Ye Olde College Inn also hosts a derby watch party. (Details)

๐Ÿ‘™ Audubon's Cool Zoo opens this weekend for the season. (Tickets)

๐Ÿ“š Make Dolly Parton-themed crafts at the Alvar Libary branch and sign up for free kids books if you live in ZIP code 70117. (Details)

๐Ÿฉฐ Shen Yun is at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center. (Details)

๐Ÿฆž St. Philip Neri hosts its 15th annual crawfish cookoff. (Tickets)

๐Ÿซ Kenner's Movies in the Park series kicks off with a free showing of "Wonka." (Details)

Sunday

๐ŸŒฎ The 8th annual Cinco de Mayo Fest is in Fat City with food and live music. Mannie Fresh and Lonestar Luchador headline. (Details)

๐ŸŒธ Long Vue hosts its free family day. Picnics are welcome. (Details)

๐ŸŽต George Clinton is at The Fillmore. (Details)

Coming up

  • Bad Bunny brings his "Most Wanted Tour" to the Smoothie King Center on Tuesday. (Details)
  • Nicki Minaj brings her tour to the Smoothie King Center on Wednesday. Her previous stop was canceled after she came down with the flu. (Details)

Editor's note: This story was updated Thursday with additional events.

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