Things to do in NOLA May 2nd – May 8th




Monday. May 2nd

  • What: Shorty Fest Presented by Acura
  • Where: Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Shorty Fest Presented by Acura’s musical lineup features performances by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Galactic feat. Anjelika Jelly Joseph, Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and students from the Trombone Shorty Academy. In addition to the indoor celebration, Shorty Fest is expanding its festivities with a free outdoor block party featuring performances by local brass bands, high school marching bands and Mardi Gras Indians, plus a silent auction on the neutral ground with food trucks and more.
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Tuesday, May 3rd

  • What: Daze Between New Orleans
  • Where: Faubourg Beer, 3501 Jourdan Rd
  • Time: 1:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: The inaugural Daze Between New Orleans festival is set to take place during the days between Jazz Fest weekends, 5/3-5/4, at Faubourg Brewery. The two-day event, presented by Live For Live Music, Purple Hat Productions, GMP Live, and Rose Tours, will tap into the worlds of jazz, funk, jam, folk, and beyond to serve up a musical gumbo worthy of the Big Easy’s unique cultural character. In addition to music, fans may enjoy all that Faubourg has to offer, from top-notch beer selection to fantastic traditional Louisiana cuisine. A portion of all proceeds will go to New Orleans-based nonprofit organizations via Rex Foundation.
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Wednesday, May 4th

  • What: Wednesday at the Square with Shamarr Allen and Margie Perez
  • Where: Lafayette Square, S Maestri Pl
  • Time: 5:00-800pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit YLC’s community projects and leadership development programs.
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Thursday, May 5th

  • What: Jazz Fest Weekend Two
  • Where: Fair Grounds, 1751 Gentilly Blvd
  • Time: 11:00am
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Friday, May 6th

  • What: Preservation Hall’s 60th Anniversary Celebration presented by New Orleans & Company
  • Where: Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way 
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Please join us in celebrating the storied Preservation Hall’s 60th Anniversary at an extraordinary benefit concert featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band, renowned members of the Preservation Hall collective, and spectacular special guests. Proceeds will benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation.
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Saturday, May 7th

  • What: Goat Yoga
  • Where: Paradigm Gardens, 1131 S Rampart
  • Time: 9:00-10:30am
  • Info/Lagniappe: Amongst the flowers, veggies, and with the adorable Cameroonian pygmy goats, come to Paradigm Gardens to do a real sun salutation and downward goat. We have partnered with master yoga teacher Jimena Urritia to provide you the best goat yoga experience around. Also included is a Paradigm Gardens hat, fresh-squeezed Paradigm mint/strawberry lemonade, as well as Paradigm windowsill garden.
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Sunday, May 8th

  • What: Mother’s Day at Second Line Brewing 
  • Where: Second Line Brewing, 433 N Bernadotte
  • Time: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Join us for a fun filled Mother’s Day at the brewery, featuring: BRUNCH from Hamster’s Handpies, CRAWFISH and lunch from Southerns, POP UP MARKET with art, jewelry, and more, KIDS ACTIVITIES like the bounce house — yes! it WILL be up, and of course…. BEER!
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