Social Events in New Orleans, Louisiana This Week

Let’s explore social events in New Orleans, LA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in New Orleans where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in New Orleans

Bitcoin New Orleans Weekly Wednesday Meetup

Bitcoin New Orleans Weekly Wednesday Meetup

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Bayou Beer Garden

Bitcoin Social, ask all your Bitcon Questions, Learn to buy, Hold and sell Bitcoin or just come have a beer and make friends.(…)

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Crescent City Sound Rehearsal

Crescent City Sound Rehearsal

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: St John Lutheran School Gym

COME SING WITH THE WINNERS!

Crescent City Sound is still walking on Cloud 9 after winning 4 awards at this year’s SAI Regional Contest! We won 1st Place Chorus (small chorus), 3rd Place Chorus overall, Most Improved Chorus and Audience Favorite Chorus.

Singing in an ensemble has been proven to relieve stress, improve mental health and mood and provide a sense of belonging and connection. Do some(…)

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Art Journaling Meetup

Art Journaling Meetup

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center

We will meet up to practice art journaling together. The purpose of the event is to create space, time and community for art journaling. Anyone is welcome, whether you are familiar with art journaling or new to the practice. Art journaling is easy and personal – even if you don’t consider yourself creative or talented, this practice can be a great way to explore a different part of your consciousn(…)

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Prom Night!! (1980) Starring Jamie Lee Curtis

Prom Night!! (1980) Starring Jamie Lee Curtis

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: The Broad Theater

Come dressed in your best prom gear and join us as at the Broad Theatre as we celebrate the 1980 classic “Prom Night”, a bloody romp starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Leslie Nielsen!

Grab your tickets here – [Tickets](http://www.thebroadtheater.com/event/screamfest-nola-timecode-present-prom-night-13-may-2024-730pm/)
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Machiavelli on the Use and Purpose of Political Violence

Machiavelli on the Use and Purpose of Political Violence

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Jefferson Parish Library – East Bank Regional Library

No one doubts that Niccolò Machiavelli defended the use of sometimes brutal political violence to achieve political goals. But there is much more to his political thinking than just the use of violence. In modern times, however, this brutal Machiavelli provided the Italian Fascists with their official political playbook. Much the same playbook was subsequently adopted by Nazis and neo-Fascists. Th(…)

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Walk and Talk @ City Park

Walk and Talk @ City Park

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: City Park

Let’s get together to “get those steps in.” This will become our monthly walk, happening the third Saturday of each month. Bring your water bottle and come walk with us, talk with us!

Meet us at the front steps of the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) [see image].

See you at the park!(…)

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#FrontEndParty

#FrontEndParty

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Scale New Orleans

THIS MONTH:
Nola Coders, we will now be doing a single “Feature Speaker” presenting a 5 – 15 min lightening talk with “BYOB” (Bring Your Own Bug) and some round-robin pair-programming for the remainder of the event. Bring anything you would love a pair of eyes on (extra points for front end). We are also going to do a bit of Show N Tell re: Your Developer Workflows: config and rc files, $profiles,(…)

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Song Sharing Meetup

Song Sharing Meetup

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Newman Bandstand

We meet rain or shine at the picnic tables next to the Newman Bandstand in Audubon Park…look for people with acoustic guitars!

PURPOSE
A twice-monthly support group for songwriters with one purpose: To share our original songs. We encourage each other to become better songwriters and performers.

ABOUT THE MEETING
Want to improve your songwriting and performance skills?
Do you feel anxiety or t(…)

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Shades Gospel Choir Rehearsal

Shades Gospel Choir Rehearsal

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Carrollton United Methodist Church

All skill levels welcome! If you would like to seriously consider joining Shades of Praise, we can talk with you about the requirements. We rehearse at the corner of Carrollton and Freret. You will want to enter from Freret, walk through the kitchen where you’ll sign in and see the choir in the room beyond. Freret is closed for roadwork. So you will need to park on Carrollton or another side stree(…)

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Casual German Discussion

Casual German Discussion

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Bratz Y’all! Bistro • Bakery • Biergarten

Please join us for a casual german conversation! All levels welcome.

Bis dann!(…)

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Shut Up & Write Fridays @ Mojo Coffee

Shut Up & Write Fridays @ Mojo Coffee

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Mojo Coffee House

Our mission is to provide a place for writers to sit together and work on their projects. It will amaze you how motivating it is simply to be in the company of your fellow writers! And, you will see progress, even if you only spend one hour per week on your writing. Whether you are in the brainstorming phase or working on your final draft, this is the group to get things done.

THE SCHEDULE:

6:30(…)

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Songwriters Create Songs For the World to Enjoy!

Songwriters Create Songs  For  the World to Enjoy!

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Buffa’s

• What we’ll do

• What to bring

• Important to know(…)

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NOLA Hack Night

NOLA Hack Night

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: The Rusty Nail

New Orleans Hack Night occurs around 7pm every Tuesday at [The Rusty Nail](http://www.rustynailnola.com/). It’s an unstructured, social meetup with no organizers and no agenda.

Join the [Nola Devs Slack](https://join.slack.com/t/nola/shared_invite/zt-4882ja82-iGm2yO6KCxsi2aGJ9vnsUQ) for more information. Feel free to ask questions about Hack Night in the #hacknight channel.

We typically convene (…)

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Toastmasters Weekly Meeting

Toastmasters Weekly Meeting

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

Whether you are looking to conquer your fear or improve your public speaking, our club is a supportive place and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth!

**Join us for speeches, table topics and critiques at our weekly meeting! All are welcome!**

Starting at 6pm sharp at M(…)

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Get Active

Get Active

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Westbank Workout

30-45 minute workout. We do a little bit of everything. Support, Socialize, Promote an active healthy lifestyle. We motivate each other toward reaching certain goals and share our results. 80% nutrition and 20% exercise(…)

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Guided Meditation

Guided Meditation

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: New Orlean’s Chapter AMORC Rosicrucian Order

Everyone is invited to learn and experience a guided meditation. Develop your psychic centers in order to attune with the positive energies of the Universe. This event is open to the public. Bring a friend!

Not a Rosicrucian? Go to rosicrucian.org to join.(…)

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Nola French Language Meetup

Nola French Language Meetup

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: 326 N Norman C Francis Parkway

Join us at bayou beer garden,326 N. Norman C. Francis **Blvd**. Meet people, and practice your French language skills. All skill levels welcome(…)

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ACIM Thursday Evening Class with Dr. Gary Arnold

ACIM Thursday Evening Class with Dr. Gary Arnold

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Unity of Metairie

A Course in Miracles (also referred to as ACIM or the Course) is a 1976 book penned by Helen Schucman. It is a curriculum intended for those seeking to achieve spiritual transformation, that culminates in devotional non-duality. The underlying premise is that the greatest “miracle” is the act of simply Being Fully Conscious of “the Awareness of Love’s Presence.

The group discussions of the Course(…)

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Rook Cafe Saturday Board Game Meet-up

Rook Cafe Saturday Board Game Meet-up

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Rook Cafe

Hey! We’re re-booting the Rook Board Game Meet-up on Saturdays. Come be a part of it! Bring a friend or two! Bring your own games, or play some of the ones we have at the shop, or join a table and make new friends! Be nice! Buy some coffee or tea, and tip the barista! Get your shots! Stay home if you’re feeling sick!

This is a repeating event on Saturdays, so people don’t usually RSVP here, but w(…)

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NEW ORLEANS REAL ESTATE INVESTORS! Lee Phillips on “Asset Protection”

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Sheraton Metairie – New Orleans Hotel

Are you ready to take your wealth-building game to the next level?

Join us for an exclusive event featuring Mr. Lee Phillips, Counselor to the United States Supreme Court and US Federal Tax Court attorney, as he unveils the legal strategies for asset protection and navigating the IRS that he’s developed for his wealthiest clients.

Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to gain a competiti(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in New Orleans is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in New Orleans on Neworleans.com, Nolaweekend.com, or Neworleanscitypark.com.

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InterNations New Orleans – Official May Spring Gathering

InterNations New Orleans - Official May Spring Gathering

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Monteleone Hotel

Dear Members,

It’s time again to meet, mingo and enjoy our time together.

Lets meet at the Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleones.

The most celebrated hotel in the French Quarter since 1949.

We’re meeting on Saturday May 18, so we can listen to Big Joe Kennedy and Lena Prima & the TLP band.

You can park across the street at Mr. B’S restaurant.

We hope you can make it!

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