Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for May 31 - Jun 2, 2019

May 28, 2019

Are you also recovering from my Memorial Weekend sunburn? Aloe up and let's rally in time to enjoy another sunny, summer weekend.

Oyster Festival - Saturday and Sunday at Woldenberg Park. Lots of oyster dishes and live music plus the shucking contest and oyster eating competition.

Northshore Heart Walk - Saturday, 8am at Fountainebleau State Park. By taking part in the 5K you're raising awareness and money for the fight against the #1 killer in the U.S. The event is also free to come enjoy the festival for tips on living a healthier lifestyle.

Harrison Ave Stroll - Saturday at 5pm. Walk along Harrison Ave in Lakeview and enjoy freebies and specials at businesses along the way. Non-members of Lakeview Civic can get bracelets for $20 at the event.

Volksfest - Saturday and Sunday at the Deutsches Haus. The German celebration of the start of summer includes Maypole dancing, live music, kid games and of course German food and drinks.

Dinner and a ZOOvie - Friday 6-9pm at Audubon Zoo. Bring chairs and blankets to watch the movie "Incredibles 2" at the zoo.

Halfway to Halloween Dance Off - Saturday, 2-6pm at Spanish Plaza. The Krewe of Boo is hosting the dance off with their custumed dance krewes from the parade. Celebrity judges, music, giveaways. Free and fun for all ages.

Bullet-Proof Gardening - Saturday, 10:30am-11:30am. Local gardening expert talks about local plants that are hard for us to kill if your thumb isn't very green. $12 at Botanical Garden in City Park.

First Saturday on Magazine St - Saturday. Shops, restaurants and other Magazine St businesses offer discounts and giveaways the 1st Saturday of each month.

Spring Market at Abita Brewery - Saturday, 11am-4pm. Local vendors selling a variety of crafts and good. Old School Eats selling food and of course beer. Take the tour or just grab a drink in the Tap Room. All ages welcome.

Arts & Hearts 5K for Covenant House - Saturday 7:30am. 1/2 mile race at 7:30 and 5K at 8am at Audubon Park. Run or walk & your donation goes to support homeless and runaway youth.

Crescent City Connection Bridge Run - Saturday, 7pm. 4 mile race that starts on the Westbank and runs across the bridge into the Warehouse District.

 

PET EVENTS

Barks n Bubbles - Sunday 1-4pm at Manning's on Fulton. Manning's is donating 20% to Animal Rescue New Orleans plus a silent auction and adoptable dogs on site.

Crawfish and Puppy Kisses for a Cure - Saturday 12-6pm at Port Orleans Brewing. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society us hosting a boil with beer purchase donations going to the charity. Plus a puppy kissing booth. Your own dogs are welcome as well.

ARNO at Petco Metairie - Saturday, 12-4pm. Pet adoption event with Animal Rescue New Orleans.

Take Paws at Jefferson Feed - Saturday 12-3pm. Look for adoptable animals at the location next to Trader Joe's.

Puppies and Yoga - Sunday 10am-2pm. How cute!?Breathe into your poses with the pleasant distraction of puppy kisses. $20 charity donation.