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New Orleans Weekend Guide: May 31 – June 2

June arrives this weekend, as well as these great events for your enjoyment…

mahalia jackson theater

Mahalia Jackson Theater (Photo Credit: mahaliajacksontheater.com)

Friday, May 31 –  Sunday, June 2


The stage sensation “Wicked” will return to the Mahalia Jackson Theater for a multinight engagement. The 2010 NOLA presentation was a record sell-out, breaking box office records. Boasting amazing costumes and an award-winning soundtrack, the show offers fun for the whole family.

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Mahalia Jackson Theater
1419 Basin Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Ph. 504-287-0351

TICKETS: For ticket price and availability, please click here.


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Hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s (Photo Credit: tripadvisor.com)

Saturday, June 1

Pat O’Brien’s Start to Hurricane Season

June 1 marks the first day of the 2013 Hurricane Season, and to commemorate, Pat O’Brien’s will hold their annual tradition of a kick-off gathering. From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., the bar’s French Quarter location will offer half-priced Hurricanes, an event that attracts many locals and tourists alike.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Pat O’Brien’s
718 St. Peter Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Ph. 504-525-4823

TICKETS: Entry is free.


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New Orleans Oyster Festival (Logo Courtesy of: New Orleans Oyster Festival)

Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, June 2

Oyster Fest

Featuring over 20 restaurants, New Orleans‘ Oyster Fest presents both traditional oyster dishes and inventive culinary takes on the Gulf Coast favorite. Held in Woldenberg Park, between the French Quarter and Central Business District, the event will also showcase a great musical line-up, including local favorites, as well as Joe Nichols and The Gin Blossoms.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, June 2, 2013

Woldenberg Park
1 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ph. 504-565-3033

TICKETS: Entry is free.

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