Progressive’s Weekend: Things to Do Oct. 11-13 in New Orleans

Another week has come and gone, which means it’s time for the Progressive’s Weekend! Take a look below for our picks on where to eat, community events, and fun things to do throughout the weekend.

Friday, October 11

Where to Eat: Covey Rise CSA Box Signup – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pickup program at Made Grocery is an excellent way to support local and regional farms! In addition to the weekly produce, you can choose add-ons such as meats, Greener Pastures eggs, Mauthe milk, and more.

Community Events:


ICNA Relief Food Drive – 3:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Speaking of food… ICNA Relief NOLA is accepting donations of canned and dry goods at several locations on Friday for their free community food pantry.

Greetings, from Queer Mountain – 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Greetings, From Queer Mountain, is a monthly LGBTQ storytelling showcase from the Allways Lounge. Come out and hear an amazing lineup of storytellers exploring this month’s theme: Good As Hell! Tickets are $5 for this event.

Free Fun Things to Do:

Movies in the Park: The Princess and the Frog – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday’s Movie in the Park from the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission will be The Princess and the Frog. Come out to Evan’s Playground (Lyons Rec Center if it’s raining) and enjoy this great Disney movie. Concessions will be available, or you can bring your own picnic dinner.

Free Public Concert No. 5 with the Manhattan Chamber Players – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Manhattan Chamber Players are offering a free public concert at Tulane University’s Dixon Hall. This performance is “An Unusual Arrangement,” featuring works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and more.

Saturday, October 12

Where to Eat: 3rd Annual NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Feeling hungry? Head over to Louis Armstrong Park to taste the best Mac n’ Cheese that New Orleans can offer. While you’re there, you can get a jump on your holiday shopping by checking out the local vendors and artist’s market.


Community Event: GO VOTE

Saturday is Election Day! There are several important races underway – exercise your right to vote and ensure that your voice is heard in your community.

Sunday, October 13

Where to Eat: CCFM Backyard BBQ – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Buy a ticket and be a Friend of the Market! Then, come out to Central City BBQ for great food, cocktails, local beer, live music, fun for the kids and more. Your support helps Crescent City Farmers Market grow and continue their amazing work.

Community Event: Antifascist Unity Forum: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The People’s Defense League and NOLA Antifa present this family-friendly community event on the Neutral Ground at Canal and Jeff Davis. Food and drink will be provided alongside a discussion of the importance of anti-fascism and community defense in the current age.


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