After several long months, New Orleans is finally getting back into the groove of things. With COVID-19 restrictions lessening, more events will be popping up around the city. After the year we’ve had, you won’t want to miss a single one. Here’s a list of upcoming events that are sure to interest you and your family.
Be Kind to Yourself - April 3rd
Calling all art lovers! The Jonathan Ferrara Gallery will be opening a new exhibition on April 3rd titled Life In Bloom. It will feature new figurative paintings by New-Orleans based artist, Ruth Owens. Through her art, Owens explores the relationship between outdoor spaces and people of color. Her series placing black and brown bodies against backdrops showcasing natural environments, which people of color have often been excluded from.
The exhibition will be available for viewing from April 1st to May 29th. The first Saturday Gallery Openings, however, will begin on April 3rd and May 1st from 10 am – 5pm. This gallery is free for those wishing to pay it a visit.
The Pissarro Dynasty: Five Generations of Artistic Mastery - April 19th
If that isn’t enough art for you, do not worry! M.S. Rau will be presenting a collection from five generations of Pissarro family artists. This will range in styles, media, and subjects. The Pissarro dynasty is the longest in the history of Western art, and no other family has yet to match their artistic legacy.
This showcase will be occurring Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM. This collection will be on display until May 15th, and it is free to the public.
Dog Day - April 10th
If you have a four-legged friend that you love to take everywhere with you, this just might be the event for you. On April 10th, Bayou Paddlesports will be holding a Dog Day. What is this you ask? Simply a day where you can bring your furry friend to paddle alongside you!
Prices start at $12 for kids and $22 for adults. This event will begin at 9 AM and last until 5 PM. No pets, but don’t want to miss out on the fun? No worries! Bayou Paddlesports will also be hosting family day on April 17th.
Goat in the Road Scavenger Hunt - April 17th
For those looking for something to do that is a little out of the ordinary, Goat in the Road Productions will be hosting a scavenger hunt on April 17th. Groups can sign up and follow clues around Marigny and Bywater, exploring the murals of the neighborhood and spending the day outside. Costumes are encouraged, especially goat horns. There will even be an on-site craft table available to make your own.
Princes begin at $10 and snacks and refreshments will be available. Masks are required for check-in.
Zurich Golf Classic - April 19th
If you are a fan of golf, this is the event for you. The Zurich Classic of New Orleans, one of the most fun tournaments of the PGA tour, will take place through April 19th to April 25th. While you watch, you can enjoy classic Louisiana foods, including Gulf shrimp and freshly shucked oysters.
For more information, feel free to call or check out their website
A Sip of French Culture - April 22nd
A sip of French culture takes place at the Sazerac House, and it is a great opportunity for those who are wanting to experience new and away from the watchful eyes of children. Learn more about the French influence that is still seen in New Orleans today, including music, architecture, and etiquette.
Events begin at 5 PM and last for 45 minutes. It is $25 per person, and all guests must be 21 or over to participate. The event will include socially-distanced seating and face coverings are required.
Treme Virtual and Cultural Festival - April 24th
The beloved Treme Fall Fest that is enjoyed by both guests and locals alike is making a comeback, but this time things will be a little different. On April 24th, a small fundraising concert will be held at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, featuring the Treme Brass Band, Dr. Michael White, and James Andrew. The event will be live streamed and up to 100 guests will be able to view it live on the museum lawn.
The event will begin at 6 PM and will last until 9 PM. Tickets are priced at $100 each.
Dinner and a Movie: Say Anything - April 30th
What’s better than a dinner and a movie? According to NOCHI, not much. As a result, they have curated a special event that not only showcases some classic films and a menu to match but also a panoramic view of the New Orleans skyline. On April 30th, NOCHI will be featuring Say Anything with a large menu inspired by the movie, including a “Seattle Dog” which is a pork pate with caramelized onions and herb-whipped cream cheese.
Tickets are $65 and include a movie-inspired feast and speciality cocktails, including non-alcoholic and vegetarian options. The doors open at 7 PM, and dinner is served at 8 PM. The movie screen will follow shortly after.
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