We've got your weekend: dance, drama, football, and books
Thursday 12/31 (laid-back): Head to Crescent Park for some late night New Year's Eve celebration. Crescent Park will have extended hours on NYE, Thursday December 31, 2015, and remain open until 1 A.M. January 1st, 2016 to accommodate public viewing of the Crescent City Countdown Club fireworks on the River. For more information on Crescent Park visit https://www.frenchmarket.org/
Thursday 12/31 (a bit fancier): The Cannery, a Mid-City event venue and reception hall, plans to host a New Year’s Eve celebration complete with live music and food. The New Year’s Eve party will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Cannery, which is located at 3803 Toulouse St.
The Mid-City New Year’s Eve extravaganza offers live music by The Benchwarmers, a gourmet buffet, a premium bar and secure parking. After enjoying live music and dancing, guests will second line to the Cannery’s fourth floor rooftop to watch the city’s firework celebrations and indulge in a champagne toast to ring in 2016. Tickets to New Year’s Eve at The Cannery are now available online atwww.cannerynola.com/NYE.
Thursday 12/31 (ring in the New Year free): If buying tickets in advance or paying a rather exorbitant cover charge isn't really your thing, then head to 12 Mile Limit. They are having a NYE party with DJ Ann Glaviano (Heatwave) with no cover, lots of records, and moves that you get to create yourself.
Friday 1/1 (there's a football thing?): Well, it's not the Saints, but it is Oklahoma State versus Ole Miss, and it is at the Superdome. So, if you have recovered from NYE and are looking to scream and shout around 7:30 PM, head over to the Superdome for the Sugar Bowl.
Friday and Saturday 1/1 and 1/2 (teens and adults): The CAC is once again hosting the Teen 24-Hour Theater Festival, which is a theatrical experiment created for, and by, New Orleans teens. High school students can sign up to be directors, actors, playwrights, costumers, or prop/set designers who will work to create a 5-play theater festival in only 24 hours. Sounds crazy? It is!