NKOTB, Bayou Boogaloo & More: What’s Happening May 15 – 21

What’s happening this week? We’re highlighting some things to do to help you plan out your week. Read on for some events happening around the city.

Monday, May 15 – Hollygrove Market Party in the Garden

Enjoy unlimited food and drinks from some of the best restaurants in New Orleans for Hollygrove Market’s annual fundraiser.  Satsuma, Paladar 511 and Le Petite Grocery are just some of the restaurants participating in this year’s event and music will be provided by Chris Mule of Honey Island Swamp Band.  All this for $35 and a good cause.


Wednesday, May 17 – Wednesday at the Square

Just announced last week, Anders Osborne will play the square along with NPR Tiny Desk winners, Tank and the Bangas. Enjoy the free concert series this Wednesday in Lafayette Square from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food and drink proceeds benefit the YLC.


Thursday, May 18 – Julianne and Derek Hough: Move Beyond

The brother and sister duo known mostly for their work on Dancing with the Stars hit the Saenger Theater this Thursday at 8 p.m. for their “Move Beyond” tour. The high energy act takes fans on a journey exploring the four elements of nature – earth, wind, fire and water. Tickets start at $45.


Friday, May 19 – The Total Package Tour featuring New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men 

Take a musical journey through the 80’s and 90’s with these Grammy Award-winning artists this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Smoothie King Center. NKOTB fans can hear some of their favorite songs like “Hangin Tough” and “Step by Step.” Tickets start at $25.


Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21 – Bayou Boogaloo

Boogie on down to Bayou St. John this weekend for the Mid-City festival.  Rent a kayak, and paddle your way between stages while listening to the sounds of Jon Cleary, Cupid and Chris Thomas King. The festival is free and open to the public.


Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21 – Plaquemine Parish Seafood Festival

Head to Plaquemines Parish this weekend for a celebration of the parishes’ unique heritage, and feast on great local seafood while you’re at it. The three-day fest in Belle Chasse features live music, carnival rides, crafts and the Seafood Queen Pageant.


Sunday, May 21 – Faubourg Marigny Spring Home Tour 

Nine homes in the Marigny will open their doors so guests can take a tour this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.  Highlights this year include the Michalopoulos studio, new architecture on Burgundy Street and a book signing with historian and author Keith Weldon Medley. This is a self-guided walking tour that costs $25.


Do you want to add an event to our calendar? If you would like to let Nola Weekend know about any other events, feel free to drop us a line.

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