8 things to do this weekend: Nov. 2 – 4

We rounded up some festivals and other fun events for this weekend. Check out our weekend planner for details.

We found some cool festivals along with a couple of Day of the Dead celebrations. Looking for things to do this weekend? We narrowed down eight events for you to check out.

Bucktown Seafood Festival

Friday, Nov. 2 – Sunday, Nov. 4

Contraflow, The CheeWeez and Rockin Dopsie, Jr. are among the acts set to perform at the Bucktown Seafood Festival this weekend. The fest also includes plenty of food, games and rides for families. Kids can check out the “Little Shrimpers Village,” an area specifically designed for children ages 5 and under. Festival hours are Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at St. at St. Louis King of France School. Admission is free.

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'School of Rock the Musical' at the Saenger Theatre

Friday, Nov. 2 – Sunday, Nov. 4

Based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black, this musical heads to the Saenger Theatre as part of the Broadway in New Orleans series. This musical follows Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck rock guitarist who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prep school. The music features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Showtimes for this weekend include Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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Celebrate National Sandwich Day with 500-Foot Po-Boy

Some iconic New Orleans brands team up on National Sandwich Day to make the “longest po-boy ever created in New Orleans.” Makers will create a super-sized, 500-foot po-boy in Lafayette Square on Friday. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to come get complimentary sandwiches; one will be given per person. Festivities also include music by the Storyville Stompers Brass Band and an inaugural sandwich eating contest. Po-boy options will include ham and roast beef in both traditional and Cajun varieties.

Keith Urban: Graffiti U World Tour

Friday, Nov. 2

Grammy Award-winning country mega star Keith Urban stops in New Orleans this Friday while on his “Graffiti U World Tour.” Fans can sing along to Urban’s its along with brand new songs that have never been performed live. The electrifying concert experience starts at 7:30 p.m. The tour will also feature special guest Kelsea Ballerini opening for Urban.

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Day of the Dead Second-Line Parade

Friday, Nov. 2

Members of Krewe de Mayaheul honors Day of the Dead with an altar and second-line parade on Friday. Participants can meet at Siberia Lounge at 7 p.m. where the group will feature an altar. A second line will head to St. Roch Cemetery starting at 9 p.m. Music, drinks and a moving Day of the Dead altar are party of the procession. Must be age 21 or older to attend.

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Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Saturday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 4

Harken back to the 16th century as the Louisiana Renaissance Festival kicks off this on Saturday in Hammond. Visitors can visit the “Village of Albright” and experience an adventure full of  entertainment, theatre, rides, educational demonstrations, holiday shopping and food. The festival takes place weekends from 9:45 a.m. to dusk, from now through Dec. 9.

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Algiers Folk Art Festival

Saturday, Nov. 3

Dr. Bob is among the artists at this showcase of regional folk art on Saturday. The Algiers Folk Art Festival will feature artists’ tents, live musical entertainment, and food-truck concessions. Little Freddie King and Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes are among the acts set to perform. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Folk Art Zone & Blues Museum in Algiers Point.

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Inaugural Dia de los Muertos Festival

Sunday, Nov. 4

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana hosts its inaugural Dia de los Muertos Festival at the New Orleans Baby Cakes Stadium on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The festival honors the Mexican celebration of life, Day of the Dead. Festival-goers can enjoy local bands, delicious food, kids activities, arts and crafts, shopping and other activities. Admission is free.

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