Progressive’s Weekend: Things to Do in New Orleans Nov. 1-3

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. Saturday is a particularly busy day this weekend, full of festivals, marches, and other events.

All Weekend: Big Easy Con

Halloween has come and gone, which means it’s time for Big Easy Con 2019! This three-day event is New Orleans’ version of ComicCon, and it’s something you won’t want to miss out on. From fun cosplay events and panels to educational opportunities, and the chance to meet some of your favorite artists and celebrities, Big Easy Con has it all. For a full list of the events happening at the Con this weekend, click here.

Friday, November 1

Where to Eat: The First 72+ First Friday Fish Fry – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For $10 per plate, you’ll get a large fish fillet, baked mac & cheese, potato salad, peas, bread, cake, and a cold drink. This fundraiser supports The First 72+, a group that helps people transition out of prison by helping them secure housing, employment, and offers community acceptance.


Community Event: Big Easy Sisters’ All Souls on All Saints Day Mobile Altar Procession – 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Put on your celebration-appropriate black or white attire and join the Big Easy Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for their annual All Souls on All Saints Day Mobile Altar Procession to honor and remember all those who have passed. Bring a memento, offering, or donation to place on the mobile altar to remember anyone who has passed. You (and your remembered loved one) do not have to be LGBTQIA+ to participate.

Free Fun Thing to Do: Incredibles 2 – begins around 6 p.m.

This week’s free movie in the park from NORD is Incredibles 2 at the Milne Playground (5420 Franklin Ave). If the weather is too cold or raining, the movie will be shown inside the rec center instead.

Saturday, Nov 2



Festivals and Events:

Put Housing First March – 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fort Pike Festival – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lakeview Civic Family Fall Fest – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LA NOLA Peace Fest – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Second Line for Equal Justice – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Ghost Bike and Memorial Ride for Robert Blair – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Taste of Africa Mini Fest – 4 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Where to Eat: Oak Street PoBoy Festival – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The name says it all! Come out to Oak Street and enjoy live music, New Orleans’ best Po-Boys, and tons of fun!

Community Events:

Fall 2019 Housing Justice and Discussion Club – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come out for this potluck brunch and discussion of “How to Kill A City” by P.E. Moskowitz.

Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners Weekly Worknight – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come and help open letters from inmates, pick out books to match their interests, and wrap them to be shipped.

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