Those of us in New Orleans will be girding our loins and unbuckling our top buttons in anticipation of the upcoming weekend. There’s crawfish to boil and fun to be had. The weather is getting more lovely everyday as we propel toward Summer. Along the way, there are many events taking place this weekend that are sure to draw some interest.
NOLA Pyrate Week begins, until April 7
7pm: New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami Heat
7pm: NOLA Bunarchy – Benefiting the LA-SPCA this Easter-themed bar crawl through the Marigny starts at Mimi’s, heads to Allways Lounge, St Roch Tavern, Blue Nile and ends at Dragon’s Den. For more info, check out www.noomoon.net
8pm: Badu-Izms: A Tribute to Erykah – Over the next few nights at Cafe Instanbul, Pamela Davis-Noland pays homage to Erykah Badu musically.
8am: Crescent City Classic – The annual 10k race barrels through Jackson Square, the financial district, Esplanade Ave and City Park and ends with a post-race festival in the park. Check out www.ccc10k.com for more info.
10am – 4pm: Arts Market of New Orleans at Palmer Park
11am: SlutWalk NewOrleans – Band together in protest against victim-blaming in sexual assualt cases. Visit www.slutwalkneworleans.org for more information.
1:00pm: NOLA Brewing’s Easter Keg Hunt at Cooter Browns – Only for the grown and inebriated big kids. Benefitting the Gulf Restoration Network, team up and search for the final location of the Easter kegs somewhere in the Riverbend. For more info, head to www.healthygulf.org/easterkeghunt.
8pm: John Boutte at d.b.a.
10am: City Park Easter Egg Hunt
4:40pm: Gay Easter Parade – Benefitting the NO/AIDS Task Force, the parade is led by Tommy Elias and Starr Daniels.
5pm: New Orleans Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
8pm: Meek Mill, 2 Chainz at UNO Lakefront Arena
Enjoy the weekend!