Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for May 24-27, 2019

May 21, 2019

Hopefully the long weekend lets you squeeze in a little extra fun! Here are my picks for some of the best things to do this weekend. And of course, your backyard BBQ too!

WWII Museum: For the past several years our Memorial Day commemoration has highlighted the service and sacrifice of fallen servicemembers by working with the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II. Memorial Day honors those who have given all for their country and for freedom.

Greek Fest - Thursday-Sunday at the Greek Orthodox Church. Opa! There's a "soft opening" on Thursday from 5-9pm with $5 admission with limited activities. Then all the fun, food and Greek culture along Bayou St John for the rest of the weekend with admission $8, kids under 12 free.

Greek Fest Run/Walk - The New Orleans Track Club kicks off Greek Fest with a 5K and 1mile. Entry into the fest and a post-race party is included with your registration.

Ariana Grande concert - Saturday, Smoothie King Center. She's the biggest name in pop music these days and while I considered this for the's not exactly G rated so maybe teens and up? Tickets start at $32.

Cool Zoo - Most of the water attractions, like Cool Zoo, that have only been open on weekends are now officially open every day through the summer so enjoy!

The Topcats in the Park - Friday, 6:30pm, Kenner's Heritage Park. It's a free concert in Rivertown.

Trivia Pub Crawls - There are several this weekend. Mean Girls theme on Friday, The Office theme on Saturday, and Game of Thrones theme on Sunday.

Magic 101.9 Pop-Up Broadcast - Sat 12-2pm, Northpark Nissan. Join me, Annette, for a little car browsing and prize wheel spinning.

Furniture Tent Sale - All weekend, Greige Home Interiors in Covington. Check out this once a year showroom clearance at our sponsor's location. (this weekend and next)

Free Paint - Thursday 5/23 and Friday 5/24. Okay, not exactly "fun," but a good money saver if you're a SCHOOL, CHURCH, NON-PROFIT or ARTIST. Reclaimed paint is free of charge!


ARNO at Tutti Frutti Harahan - Saturday, 1-4pm. Fundraiser and pet adoptions from Animal Rescue New Orleans

Take Paws Rescue at Jefferson Feed Metairie - Saturday, 12-3pm. Meet some pets looking for homes at the location next to Trader Joes.

Low Cost Heartwork Prevention Clinic - Saturday, 10-11:30am, Crown of Life Lutheran Church. Heartworm medicine for 6 months for $35-$45!