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20 Things to Do in New Orleans This Week [August 3]

IF YOU’RE READY TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES (WHILE DONNING YOUR MASK), YOU’RE IN LUCK! There are quite a few events this week around the city to be involved with, including job fairs, trivia, sunrise yoga, ovie showings, and plant sales. Check out some of our picks below:

Monday, August 3

Chef Carl’s Fried Chicken is Back | Chef Carl’s Monday Night Fried Chicken is back! Served with red beans, cole slaw and a buttered biscuits. TO-GO option available through Teddy’s Cafe.

National Watermelon Day at Felipe’s Taqueria | Celebrate National Watermelon Day with $5 Watermelon Margaritas all day at Felipe’s from 11am-10pm.

Creole House Job Fair | Looking for a job in the service industry? Stop by Creole House‘s hospitality career fair on Monday, August 3rd, located at 509 Canal Street from 3pm-5pm.

Grizzlies v. Pelicans

Tuesday, August 4

Tacos, Tequila, & Trivia at Barcadia | Every Tuesday, head to 601 Tchoupitoulas for tacos, tequila, and trivia. Win gift cards and other cool prizes! Trivia kicks off at 8pm, food & drink specials all day at Barcadia.

Taco Tuesday at Ruby Slipper | Taco Tuesday: Ruby Slipper Cafe style. Every Tuesday at their 4 New Orleans restaurants, they will offer 3 Breakfast Tacos & a Morning Margarita for only $15 from 8:00 am-2:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 5

NOWFE Wine Dinner at Palace Cafe | New Orleans Wine and Food Experience at Palace Cafe featuring wines from Vintage 59.

Don’t Stand So Close to Me- Pirates of the Caribbean Wine & Cheese Party | Join your friends and neighbors for a guided wine and cheese tasting hosted by James Beard Award nominated “Wine Guy” Dan Davis, hosted by Commander’s Palace. Bundle options available.

Thursday, august 6

Garden Cookout with Big Freedia | Big Freedia and crew will be cooking dinner for you under the stars in the beautiful Botanical Garden at City Park. Tickets are available in groups of 2 or 4, in order to maintain appropriate social distancing. Your ticket price includes one (1) three course meal, one (1) Big Freedia’s kitchen signature cocktail and collectible cup, and a meet and greet and photo with the Queen Diva.

Sunrise Yoga Under the Oaks | Do yoga under the Historic Oak Goves along City Park Ave with NOLA Tribe Yoga! Class is limited to 20 tickets and all attendees must sign up for class by purchasing an Eventbrite ticket prior to class arrival.

Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring at the Prytania!Prytania Theatre Presents….Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring. A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. Tickets available online at

Pelicans v. Kings

Friday, August 7

Southern Favorites Cooking Class | Join the Southern Food & Beverage Museum for a safe and fun cooking demonstration & meal! Chef Byron Bradley will teach you the ins and outs of Southern cuisine. Learn about the history & food of Florida and learn how to cook conch fritters, cuban sandwiches, and key lime pie with complimentary beer/wine.

John Lewis: Good Trouble at the Prytania Theatre! | Prytania Theatre Presents….JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE. It’s far more conventional than the life it honors, but John Lewis: Good Trouble remains a worthy tribute to an inspiring activist and public servant. Tickets available online at

Wizards V. Pelicans

Saturday, August 8

Josh Wingerter Ary Gallery Grand Opening | Celebrate the grand opening of Josh Wingerter’s gallery from 6pm-10pm.

Sunday, August 9

Paradigm Plant Sale | From 8am to 10am, get A great variety of summer veggies, flowers and herbs to plant in your garden at Paradigm Garden. In addition, The Daily Beet will be there with breakfast tacos, cold-pressed juices and cold-brew coffee.

Master of the Craft: Deli Meats & Cold Cuts | Learn to make your own cold cuts and deli meats with SoFAB’s Director of Meat Science, Dan Robert. Now you can know exactly what goes between the bread when you make it with your very own hands! Cost: $65 per person ($60 for SOFAB members and $25 for culinary students with school ID

Spurs v. Pelicans

Featured image via Visit New Orleans.

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