What’s going on? Weekend event picks for Feb. 17-18

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NEW ORLEANS — Here’s a look at some of our top picks for weekend events in and around New Orleans (Feb. 17-18).


  • Uptown Classic 5K and Fun Run – Saturday morning, lace up your running shoes and head to Audubon Park for the Uptown Classic 5K and fun run. Packet pick up begins at 7, with the run beginning at 8:30 a.m. Stick around after or food, refreshments and family-friendly activities.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters – Touring basketball legends the Harlem Globetrotters are bouncing their way to the Smoothie King Center. The action goes down at 2 p.m. Saturday with plenty of hoops and fun for all ages. Click here for more info.


  • Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws parade – At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws rolls on the Mandeville lakefront. It’s a fun-filled dog parade and fundraiser for the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. Click here for more information.


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