72 hours Uptown: Fight, Shop, and Sing Your Heart Out

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Attend a Christmas bash, catch up on shopping at the market, or belt out Handel’s Messiah — there’s no shortage of options to get into the holiday spirit this weekend. See below for a snapshot of what’s going on Uptown.


Friday Night Fights, 7-10pm, Freret Street Boxing Gym, Freret and Napoleon. Monthly outdoor boxing match. $15.

Richard A. Webster book signing, “Bubbles from Atlantis”. 6pm, Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple Street. Reading and book signing. Free.

Philocafe, “Forget It!”. 7pm, Hey Cafe, 4332 Magazine Street.  Philosophical discussion group. Free.

Uptown Chess Club. 7pm, Pepperoni’s Cafe, 8123 Hampson Street. Youth chess club. $5.

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux Birthday Bash. 10pm, Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon. Concert and party. Free.


Ogden Playdate Singalong. 9-11am, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania. Film viewing. Free, with RSVP (call Aya Goto at 504.523.4883).

Prospective Teacher Open House. 9.30am-1.30pm, New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School, 5625 Loyola Avenue. Free, with RSVP (call Kimberly Johnson at 504-324-7061).

PRCNO Holiday Home Tour. 10am-4pm. Multiple locations uptown. Self-guided historic home tours. $40/35/30 (call Averil at 504.581.7032)

Fight Blight Volunteer Day. 10am-3pm. Multiple locations in Hollygrove and Central City. Neighborhood cleanup work. Free. Sign up by registering here.

Freretstivus Market. 12-5pm. Freret Shopping Plaza, Freret and Napoleon. Free.

Steven Harris and Candice Proctor book signing, “Babylonian Codex.” 1-3pm. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania. Free.

Cornell Landry book signing, “One Dat, Two Dat.” 2.30-4pm. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia. Free.

PhotoNOLA exhibition Opening, 5-8pm. Du Mois Gallery, 4921 Freret Street. Free.

Carrollton Area Network Christmas Carols. 5.30pm. Palmer Park, S. Carrollton and S. Claiborne. Free.

New Orleans Black Chorale. 7pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Avenue. Concert. Free.

Experimental Music Concert. 8-11pm. McKeown’s Books and Difficult Music, 4737 Tchoupitoulas. Concert. Free.

Benefit Concert. 9pm-midnight. Cafe Prytania, 3445 Prytania. Concert. $10.


PRCNO Holiday Home Tour. 10am-4pm. Multiple locations uptown. Self-guided historic home tours. $40/35/30 (call Averil at 504.581.7032)

Christmas Concert. 4pm. Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1307 Louisiana. Traditional Christmas music. Free.

Messiah Singalong. 5pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Avenue. Open concert of Handel’s Messiah. Free.

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