8 things to do this weekend: Jan. 11 – 13

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Saints fans are getting pumped for the first playoff matchup, while the North Shore kicks off Carnival celebrations. Looking for things to do this weekend? We narrowed down eight events for you to check out.

‘Les Misérables’ at the Saenger Theatre

Friday, Jan. 11 – Sunday, Jan. 13

The Broadway in New Orleans series brings “Les Misérables” to the Saenger Theatre is week. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, “Les Misérables” tells the story of broken dreams, unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ticket prices start at $30.

The performance schedule this weekend is as follows:

  • Friday: 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

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Rites, Rituals, and Revelry: The History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Friday, Jan. 11 – Sunday, Jan. 13

The Historic New Orleans Collection presents this exhibit on the history of Mardi Gras until March. 1. The guided tour dives into city’s Carnival traditions, the development of parading krewes, the arrival Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs and Mardi Gras Indians and the modern era’s popular superkrewes and LGBTQ Mardi Gras celebrations. Tours are held at 11 a.m. from Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $5 or free for THNOC members.

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St. Bernard Parish hosts 2019 Battle of New Orleans events

Friday, Jan. 11 – Saturday, Jan. 12

St. Bernard Parish officials says they will host local events celebrating the Battle of New Orleans on Friday and Saturday despite the partial Federal shutdown. Living History re-enactors have been invited to camp out at Sidney Torres Park on Friday night. There will be auxiliary and living history demonstrations in the park.

Friday, Jan. 11

  • The Daughters of the British Empire Wreath Laying Ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. at the De La Ronde Ruins Historic Site on St. Bernard Highway.
  • Nunez Community College Lecture Series from 10:25 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 12

  • Lecture Series from 10:25 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the St. Bernard Council Chambers
  • Historic St. Bernard Parish tours from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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Saints Black and Gold Friday Pep Rally

Friday, Jan. 11

Saints fans are invited to a free lunch time pep rally to celebrate the first playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Black and Gold Friday happens at noon at the Hancock Whitney Center, formally One Shell Square. Former New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper, Sir Saint and the Saintsations are scheduled to appear. The event will feature music, light refreshments and giveaways.

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St. John Fools of Misrule Twelfth Night March

Saturday, Jan. 12

Covington kicks off Carnival celebrations with the St. John Fools of Misrule parade on at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The marching krewe will parade around downtown Covington in elaborate costumes while making stops at watering holes along the way. The Fools and Jewels follow a route along New Hampshire Street to Boston, and north along Columbia back to the Seiler, with stops.

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Meowmaste: Yoga with Kittens

Saturday, Jan. 12

The Louisiana SPCA and NOLA Tribe Yoga team up for a playful yoga class with kittens. Classes kick off Saturday and continue every Saturday in January. Even if your yoga poses are less than purrfect, the event is open to all experience levels. Check-in begins at 9:45 a.m. with class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pre-purchase of tickets is required. Walk-ups will not be accepted. You must have a ticket to enjoy the class. The class proceeds will be shared with the LA-SPCA. Tickets are $20. Mat rentals will be available for $3. All kittens are available for adoption after the Meowmasté event!

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Black & Gold 'Choppa Style' Football Watch Party

Sunday, Jan. 13

Who Dats can cheer on the Saints “Choppa Style” at a free Black and Gold watch party. Harrah’s Casino hosts the event inside its Masquerade Night Club. New Orleans rapper and songwriter, Choppa is set to make an appearance at the event. Fans can test their “Choppa Style” moves during post-game Choppa performance and dance contest. Must be 21 years or older to enter casino and attend the party.

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New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday, Jan. 13

Who Dats will storm the dome for first divisional playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday. Champions Square will play host to pregame festivities starting at 12:30 p.m. Big Sam’s Funky Nation will provide pregame entertainment. Even if you’re not heading to the Superdome, they’re are playoff parties and places to watch the game all around the area. Check out some spots around town to watch the Saints here.

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