May 9, 2024 - Things to Do

Mother's Day brunch, new seafood festival, Champagne Stroll and more things to do

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Mother's Day is Sunday, and there's the brand new Brews, Boils & Bubbles festival this weekend in New Orleans.

Check out our best bets for things to do.

Thursday

πŸ“• Steve Gleason and Jeff Duncan hold a reading and book-signing at Octavia Books. (Tickets)

βš“οΈ The NOLA Project presents "Shakespeare's Tempest, Reimagined" all weekend at the Lafitte Greenway. (Tickets)

πŸ“Ί The Historic New Orleans Collection screens a documentary about fraternal organizations and hosts a social hour. (Details)

Friday

πŸͺ„ See "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" with a live symphony orchestra at the Saenger this weekend. (Tickets)

πŸŽ‰ The West Jefferson Family Fest is in Marrero with music, food and crafts. (Details)

🎭 New Orleans Youth Theatre puts on several productions this weekend of "Newsies" and "Descendants: The Musical." (Tickets)

πŸ‘‘ NORD's Movies in the Park continues with "Princess and the Frog" in Algiers Point. (Details)

Saturday

🦞 The inaugural Brews, Boils & Bubbles festival is on Lakeshore Drive with music and seafood. (Tickets)

πŸ“ Sugar Roots Farm has its annual spring festival with animal feedings, pony rides and live music. (Tickets)

πŸ§›πŸ» New Orleans Ballet Theatre presents "Dracula." Costumes are encouraged. (Tickets)

πŸ₯‚ The Champagne Stroll is on Magazine Street with more than 100 businesses participating. (Details)

🎻 The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has a free show at City Park. (Details)

🎢 The Jefferson Community Band puts on a free sunset concert at Bucktown Marina. (Details)

πŸŽ₯ Kenner's Movies in the Park series continues with a free showing of "Trolls Band Together." (Details)

Sunday

πŸ’ It's Mother's Day.

Coming soon

  • Brooks & Dunn bring their tour to the Smoothie King Center on May 16.
  • Solo theater play "Two Elizas" is at the Hermann-Grima House from May 16-19.
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