We got your weekend: mustaches, moves, and makin' wishes
Thursday - Saturday / Shall we dance? : Even if your moves are more epileptic than they are enviable, you have a good reason to bust a few out. Dance Quarter, an uptown dance studio (1719), will offer free dance classes, in a variety of styles -- tango, salsa, ballet, tap, swing, and hip hop -- to students of all ages and levels. The adjacent martial arts studio, Shaolin Institute, will also offer free kickboxing and kung fu classes. The trial series concludes with a party at Dance Quarter on Saturday at 8 PM; the event will feature a dance demo at 9 PM and complimentary food from Firehouse Cafe. The series is free and open to the public. No excuses for sitting out this round.
Friday - Sunday / Wish upon a bar : Wishes, Wonders, and Who Dats, a charity event that benefits the Make a Wish Foundation, hosts a series of local events this weekend including a pub-crawl, brunch, golf tournament, and parade. On Saturday, you can participate in the Quarter parade, from 11 AM - 12:15 PM, dressed to then ‘Super Heroes and Such’ theme. Following the parade, you can attend a Quarter pub-crawl (adults only), which will visit Pat O’s, Cats Meow, Swamp, Bourbon Cowboy, and the Beach on Bourbon. Registration begins at 10 AM, at the Hotel Monteleone. Click here for a full line-up of events.
Friday - Saturday / Cavin’ to unshaven : If you or a bearded buddy views the razor as -- at best, a waste of batteries (hey, those remotes don’t power themselves) -- you’re in luck. Facial hair enthusiasts will take over NOLA this weekend. Beard Team USA (yes, this actually exists) will hold beard and mustache contests, a facial hair party, and a parade this weekend. On Friday, they’ll host preliminary facial hair contests, as well as an opening party, from 4 - 10 PM at the Sheraton Hotel (550 Canal Street). On Saturday, the organization will host a parade at 11 AM (arrive at 10:30 if you want to participate) and conduct a final round of the competition from noon to 5 PM, both at The House of Blues (225 Decatur Street). Click here for more details and the full schedule. Remember to forget to shave.
Saturday / Saint’ond line : What better way to celebrate the Who Dat Nation than with a second line? The French Market will celebrate the beginning of Saints -- er, football -- season with a pep rally on Sunday from 11 AM - 2 PM. From 11 - 12:30, WWL Radio hosts will participate in a tailgate-relevant cooking demo. Then, from 1:30 - 2 PM, the public is encouraged to participate in a Saints second line parade, ending at Washington Artillery Park. The event is free and open to the public.
Chelsea Lee is assistant editor of NolaVie. Email comments to her at [email protected]
Chelsea Lee is managing editor at NolaVie. Email comments to her at [email protected]