Sweet Baby Jesus, thank you for Fridays.
The temperatures finally dropped, which means it’s playtime in New Orleans. There’s always something going on in the city, so the words “I’m bored” should ne’er leave one’s lips. Whether it be a festival, going to catch some theatre, or partying it up with some bearded beauties, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy. Like facial hair. Heehoo!
Moving on. Cheers to the freaking weekend, ya’ll.
New Orleans Beard and Mustache Championships
Join the hairy men of New Orleans at One Eyed Jacks on Friday, September 26th at 9PM for their Beard and Mustache Championships. Dudes, if you’ve got some facial hair you’re proud of, head on over and join the fun. Ladies are also welcome to kick back, sip on a cocktail, and indulge in the beauty that is bearded (and mustached) men. This event is sponsored by The New Orleans Facial Hair and Pleasure Club which was founded, along with The New Movement Theater, by Chris Trew. Lafayette’s Louisiana Beard is also sponsoring this event. More details here.
Smithsonian Museum Day Live!
I’m sure after all that manly mustache action you are going to need to collect yourself. Luckily for you, if you are looking for something to do on Saturday grab your friends or that special someone and go take in some of the awesome educational culture in New Orleans. Saturday is Smithsonian Magazines’ 10th annual Museum Day Live. Different museums around the city offer a FREE pair of tickets to one of several New Orleans museums (1 order per mailing address). So go check out one that you haven’t seen in a while and see all the amazing exhibits. Then, you can go drinking.
The Odgen Museum of Southern Art, CBD
Longue Vue House and Gardens, Old Metairie
The National WWII Museum, CBD
The Historic New Orleans Collection, French Quarter
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, French Quarter
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, French Quarter
Hermann-Grima Historic House Museum
New Orleans On Tap Beer Festival
Sponsored by The Bulldog and the New Orleans SPCA, this event kicks off on Saturday, September 27th in City Park 1PM-8PM. Come sample over 200 beers, great food, and listen to live music. This event is family and pet friendly, but you must be 21+ to purchase tickets which allows you to sample the beers. There will also be a Neighborhood Adoption Drive at this event from 11-3pm. So if you are looking to add a new furry friend to your posse while getting to drink beer in the beautiful New Orleans, put this event in your calendar.
Great rock group. Have been told by several friends that they put on a great show. Definitely worth checking out! Saturday, September 27th at the Civic Theatre. All ages. Tickets $20. Doors open at 7PM.
JPAS Presents “Blueberry Hill”
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society is kicking off their 37th season with Blueberry Hill, an original New Orleans Jukebox Musical. Directed by Butch Caire and featuring talents of Allee Peck, Peter Elliot, Donald Lewis Jr. and more. The show runs through September 28th (Fridays-Sundays) and takes place at Teatro Wego. Tickets $30. Call (504) 885-2000 for ticket info.
“Thin Walls” – a new play by Michael Allen Zell
September 26th-29th at The Shadowbox Theatre, featuring talents of Big Easy Award winners Jake Bartush, Richard Mayer, and Mary Pauley and directed by Angela Jo Strohm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.
Indywood Movie Theater
Instead of re-watching last season of Orange is the New Black in your P.J.s all day for the 4th time (you know who you are), go see an actual movie in an actual theater. Do you remember when people would still do that? This weekend is the Horror Film Festival, so for all you hardasses that fear no amount of red food coloring, head over to the Indywood Movie Theater on Elysian Fields and check out some out of the box movie choices. Check Indywood.org for showtimes and contact info.
New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys @ Dallas, TX
A good match-up anyway you split it. Check out the places we like to recommend for Saints fans to catch the games and drink to their little hearts content. We have a few injuries this week, so it’s going to be a nail-biter game without a doubt.
Just kidding. Writing this post got me super excited for the weekend, and you should be too. If you need me, I’ll be singing along to Blueberry Hill and drinking beer with a bearded babe. And also patting myself on the back for the impressive alliterations.
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