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This weekend in New Orleans, enjoy COOLinary dining deals and Museum Month specials, plus live music and more. Check out our picks for the weekend below. 

Delight in COOLinary dining deals  

Take advantage of dining deals in New Orleans with COOLinary. Indulge in two-course lunch (for $25 or less), or three-course dinner and brunch deals (for $45 or less) from August 1-31. Participants include GW Fins, Café Degas, and over 80 other restaurants. Don’t miss your chance to try some of the best food in New Orleans for a steal.  

Participate in Museum Month  

Purchase one membership and get access to all participating museums for the month of August. Museum Month 2022 includes The Historic New Orleans Collection, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, plus more. Find the details for museum month here and enjoy staying cool this summer in NOLA.  

Jam out at Tipitina’s Free Fridays 

Presented by Crystal Hot Sauce, Tipitina’s Free Fridays summer concert series is back and better than ever. On Fridays from May 27 to September 3, enjoy free concerts from a rotating list of local performers, including Billy Iuso + Sam Price & The True Believers on Friday, August 19. 

Paul Broussard, New Orleans Tourism

Stay cool with Art & A/C 

Art & A/C from The Helis Foundation is back. Every Saturday during the month of August, Louisiana residents receive free admission to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Arts Center. Beat the heat while checking out some new exhibits this month. 

Attend a Saints open practice 

Football is back, and the Saints are in full swing this preseason. Attend an open practice on Sunday, August 21 at 3:45 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the practice is at Caesars Superdome.