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20 Things to Do in New Orleans This Week [August 17]

It’s another week in New Orleans! For those looking to support local this week, check out some of the awesome restaurants participating in COOLinary, or restaurants around the city that are participating in special food-related days like Taco Tuesday & Wing Wednesday. NOWFE continues their dinner and wine series this week, and there’s even a pop-tart making class for kids at Acorn in the Louisiana Children’s Museum! 

Check out some of our top picks below, and don’t forget your mask.


COOLinary | We know August is one of the most unbearable months. The days feel long, it is outrageously hot and humid outside, and many restaurants are suffering due to COVID-19. That’s where the COOLinary Series comes in. Throughout the city are a handful of restaurants offering brunch, lunch, and dinner specials in partnership with COOLinary

JAMNOLA | JAMNOLA, a 5,400-square-feet of pure NOLA joy, is officially open! The interactive art pop-up celebrates the iconic art, music, food, and theatrics of the city through the eyes of 20 local lead artists.

Back to the Future showings at Prytania Theatre | A classic is returning to Prytania Theatre all week long! Get details on Back to the Future showings and other movies being played here.


Pitcher Nights at Reginelli’s Pizza | Enjoy $4 HUGE 60 OZ PITCHERS of Abita Amber or Paradise Park every Monday at all Reginelli’s Pizzeria locations with entree purchase. While supplies last, at participating locations. Must be 21 years or older to purchase alcohol.


AVO Taco Tuesday at Port Orleans Brewing Company | You can’t have a Taco Tuesday without TACOS… and beer! Join AVO Taco at the Port Orleans Brewing Company every Taco Tuesday for some beer and taco specials including… $11 for 3 Tacos & $3 16oz Dorada.

Tacos, Tequila, & Trivia at Barcadia$5 Espolon Tequila deals, taco specials, and physically distanced trivia at 8pm, all at Barcadia! Located at 601 Tchoupitoulas Street in the CBD

Canva & Cocktails Workshop | Kristen Pate, Inc is hosting a Canva workshop for those looking to learn more about the graphic design app. Register for the free workshop here.

Kin Pop-Up at Palm & Pine | Kin is serving some ramen favorites for a pop-up at Palm & Pine located at 308 N. Rampart Street. They will be offering 3 ramen options and paired cocktails. When you arrive at 308 N. Rampart, you will have to order on-site with CASH ONLY. First come, first serve.


NOWFE Wine Dinner at Briquette | An Italian Feast prepared by Anthony J Tusa hosted by Antonio Molesini at Briquette, 701 S. Peters Street. The dinner will be paired with Ruffino Winery wines. $125/per person. Call (504) 302-7496 for reservations.

Tourism & Hospitality Webinar | Mr. Stephen Perry, President & CEO of New Orleans & Company, will provide an update on the tourism and hospitality industry including local & national trends and plans for the future. 

Wing Night Wednesday at Cansecos on Carrollton | Visit Cansecos on Carrollton every Wednesday for Wing Night from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. In house, made to order fresh wings… 10 wings- $8.99 & 20 wings- $15.99.


Garden Cookout with Big Freedia | Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dinner show featuring Big Freedia cooking some of your fave dishes! Tickets are available in groups of 2 or 4 in order to maintain social distancing. Ticket includes a three-course meal, Big Freedia’s kitchen signature cocktail and cup, and a meet-&-greet with Big Freedia herself! Purchase tickets here.

Latter & Blum Presents Panorama Jazz Band | Panorama Jazz Band is a New Orleans jazz band who always delivers their music with the spirit of Carnival. They will perform on Latter & Blum At Home at 7pm CST, a digital event series featuring local entertainers whose incomes have been wiped away by COVID-19 👉

Nourish & Flourish Day Pass at Scale | Escape your Work-From-Home routine and come experience coworking life at Scale Workspace with our Nourish and Flourish Day Pass! The $30 day pass includes one full day of co-working, catered lunch from a local NOLA restaurant, and a Cyanotype workshop with David Armentor (NOLA-based photographer). 


French Quarter Walking Tour | Immerse yourself in history, architecture, and folklore of New Orleans’ famous neighborhoods with one of our expert guides every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at 10:30am – departing from 523 St. Ann Street (1850 House Museum Store). Face masks required and audio systems used to maintain social distance. $10/per person.

Bub’s Burgers at Zony Mash | Bub’s Burgers is popping up at Zony Mash Beer Project, located at 3940 Thalia Street. To-go only. 


Voter Registration Drive | NOLA Periodontics presents 1st Annual Voter Registration Drive from 9AM-2PM. Do you need to register to vote or know someone who does? Come out to the Voter Registration Drive and make it a​ family affair with this safe social distancing drive! Please wear a mask.

Kid’s Table Cooking Series POP TART BAKING CLASS at Acorn | Acorn at the Louisiana Children’s Museum presents the Kids Table Cooking Series: Pop-Tart Baking Class! Make your own pop-tart and enjoy breakfast while it’s baking. Please wear a mask.

  • Child: $15
    Includes pop tart baking class and a child’s breakfast: scrambled eggs & bacon, juice or milk
  • Adult: $8
    Includes an adult breakfast bowl: scrambled eggs, grits, bacon & toast
  • Adult: Free
    No breakfast

Pool Party Yoga at the Drifter Hotel | NOLA Tribe Yoga is popping up at The Drifter Hotel with their weekly Pool Party Yoga class! All attendees must sign up for class by purchasing an Eventbrite ticket ($15) prior to class arrival. Includes vinyasa yoga class and a complimentary adult beverage.


Paradigm Plant Sale | Summer veggies, flowers, and herbs can be found at Paradigm Plant Garden! The Daily Beet will also be in attendance serving up breakfast tacos, cold-pressed juice and cold-brewed coffee. 

Featured image via Michael Hicks / Flickr.

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