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By Nola Boomers Staff, September 2018
Get out and have some fun!
1: Freret Market return after their summer break. The market consists of 90 vendors (art, wearables, crafts, food, produce and flea market items) as well as pet adoptions and live music. 11 am-4 pm.
2: The 2nd annual Kenner Freedom Fest at the Lake will include top-rated, national country music entertainers, great local eats, crafts and more. Free admission. The fun begins at 3 pm and concludes with a fireworks display.
3: LABOR DAY! Enjoy your day at the Shrine on Airline as the New Orleans Baby Cakes play their last home game of the season against the Omaha Storm Chasers. Noon.
5: Paul Simon comes to the Smoothie King Center for his “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour.” Tickets available at ticketmaster.com. 8 pm.
7: Are you ready for some fun? Gleason Gras & Saints Pep Rally celebrates the 8th annual event that benefits the Gleason Initiative Foundation. $10 suggested donation. 5-10:30 pm.
8: Community Yoga with STAR Yoga at East New Orleans Regional Library provides a free yoga class with STAR Yoga. Bring your own yoga mat or towel. 11 am-noon.
12: The BB’s Stage Door Canteen presents The Best of Sinatra, a salute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” featuring the adorable and charming Spencer Racca backed by the Museum’s Victory Trio. Tickets start at $38.99. Additional showings are available. 11:45 am-2 pm.
13: Join Southern Eye Bank for an evening of bowling, zydeco music, food/beverages, spirited competition and prizes at Strikes for Sight 2018 at Rock ‘n’ Bowl. $40/person, $25/non-bowlers. 7-9 pm.
14: The Music Man, one of the most cherished musicals in American theatre marches onto the main stage at Rivertown Theater for the Performing Arts. Showtimes each weekend through Sept. 30.
15: The fifth annual Irish Fest emphasizes Irish cultural traditions that enrich the lives of people in the region through a highly visible, vibrant, and modern day celebration. Join them for a fun day at Kingsley House. 9 am-7 pm.
21: Taste over 25 specialty martinis and enjoy delectable cuisine from over 35 of New Orleans’ best restaurants at Martini Madness. The evening will include an exciting raffle, photo booth, DJ, beer garden, and more! $75/general admission, $65/Friends of City Park members. 8-11 pm.
22: Museum Day Live is an annual celebration hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Ticket provides free admission for two people.
22: The Louisiana SPCA presents the 9th annual Nola on Tap, a festival including live music, 400+ local, national & home-brewed beers, food, contests, art & merchandise vendors, non-beer drinks and games. $5 general admission. Dog-friendly. Noon-7 pm. New Orleans City Park, Festival Grounds.
22 & 23: National Fried Chicken Festival is two-day festival brings food, music, family and festivities together in celebration of the classic Southern dish. Free admission. 11 am-9 pm. Continues on Sept. 23, 11 am-8 pm at Woldenberg Riverfront Park.
25: Crafty Hands, at Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, is the monthly meet up to knit, crochet, and share ideas. Plus, donate to local organizations for their use and enjoyment. 5-6:30 pm.
28–30: The 24th Annual Gretna Heritage Festival encompasses 25 city blocks, and promotes and supports businesses and organizations in the City of Gretna. This year, enjoy the music of Foreigner, The Village People, Montgomery Gentry, Night Ranger, and Lee Ann Womack. Time varies by day.
30: Be a part of the 29th Annual Chevron Walk to End HIV at Crescent Park. Come support this local program where all money stays in New Orleans to support the 3,000 HIV patients served annually. 8:30 am-2 pm.