Visit a museum or gallery
Arts District, City Park
That’s right. You can get plenty of culture here, and many local institutions stay open after the field trips are done. There’s the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, which hosts Ogden After Hours every Thursday and features up-and-coming musical acts like Joy Clark, a hometown singer-songwriter described as Tracy Chapman meets Stevie Nicks. Keep the week going with Friday Nights at NOMA, the nighttime series that includes live music, panel discussions, and film screenings. Cap it off with the First Saturday Gallery Openings, where you can take a self-guided tour through the Arts District and see the amazing talent New Orleans has to offer up close and personal. Plus, there’s typically free wine and cheese.