We've got your weekend: Holiday festivities
Thursday & Friday / Complimentary Pearl Wine Co. tastings : Pearl Wine Co. (3700 Orleans Ave #1c) continues their free weekly tastings through the holidays -- with complimentary pours each Christmas Day and the 26. Thursday's event (5 - 7 p.m.) will feature food (for purchase) from La Cocinita food truck and a pop up from Crescent City Farmers Market. Friday's event (6 - 8 p.m.) will feature food (for purchase) from Foodie Call food truck and music from Sarah Gromko.
Friday - Thursday, January 1 / Ashe Kwanza celebration : The Ashe Cultual Arts Center is hosting their annual week-long Kwanza celebration, each day focusing on a different tenant of the holiday. Highlights from the celebration include a book signing on Saturday, a vegan brunch on Sunday, a talent showcase on Monday, a dinner theater performance on Wednesday. Events held at various locations; some events require an admission fee. View the full schedule for individual event details and locations.
Friday / Louisiana History Caroling : In conjunction with Louisiana History Alive, The French Market carries the holiday spirit through the 26 with the final installment of weekly holiday series Caroling Louisiana History Alive, a live caroling event featuring historic New Orleans characters delivering popular holiday tunes. The performance will be held from noon - 1 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market stage. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday / Talk Nerdy to Me : New burlesque series Talk Nerdy to Me, hosted by Variety performance group The Society of Sin, hosts its weekly show -- featuring a rotating lineup of burlesque performances, local comedians, sideshow performers, and musicians -- at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) a the Dragon's Den (435 Esplanade Ave.) $10 online or at the door.
Saturday - Sunday / Creole Christmas Historic Home Tour : The Friends of the Cabildo host the organization’s annual holiday home tour from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The self-guided tour takes participants through five public and private French Quarter houses adorned with holiday decors, learning about 19th century Louisiana Christmases and enjoying refreshments through the route. Homes include Williams Residence, the 1850 House, Beauregard-Keyes House, Spring Fiesta House, and Gallier House. The tour begins at the 1850 House at 523 St. Ann Street on Jackson Square; tickets ($25 GA / $20 for Friends of the Cabildo/ $15 for students) available online or at the door.