This weekend is packed with things to do. There’s so much stuff going on the only thing I’m sure to be doing is watching the Saints take on the Bucs (don’t forget we’ve got the late game this week!) and gain a commanding grip on the NFC South and close out a lengthy road swing with back-to-back divisional games. As for the rest of the days, I think I’ll have to see how the wind is blowing before I commit.
Daiquiri Days: We highlighted this two-day long celebration earlier in the week. Undoubtedly one of the more unique events of the weekend.
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest: Lafayette Square gets invaded starting at 5:30 on Friday for three days of almost non-stop blues and plenty of BBQ and free admission. You’ll certainly recognize a lot of the food vendors, including Love at First Bite and the Joint. The full festival menu is available here. Want to go, but don’t want to miss any football? Your covered at the Abita Sports bar. Not sure how that will all work, but I’m assuming it will be a tent with a bunch of TVs.
New Orleans Film Festival: Need a bit more film culture in your life or want to be able to whip out references to some obscure films? You’ll be able to take care of that for the next week. From today through the 20th, there is a full slate of films to check out in theaters all over town.
A Midsummer’s Night Dream: Enjoy the great outdoors and one of the better known Shakespeare plays, A Midsummer’s Night Dream is performed out in NOMA’s sculpture garden. Shows tonight and Sunday at 7. Tickets are available here.
And that’s all in addition to the normal craziness we’ve got going on around town. Enjoy the weekend.