5 Great Things Not to Be Missed

Where New Orleans - - EDITOR’S NOTE -

1 RED DRESS RUN > AUG. 11 On your mark, get set—throw on some­thing scar­let and hit the streets! This two-mile, booze­fu­eled free-for-all be­gins at 11 am at Cres­cent Park, with strag­glers go­ing way into night. Elysian Fields Ave. and N. Peters St.; no­lared­dress.com

2 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS > AUG. 17 & 30 The Black and Gold kicks off its pre­sea­son lineup tak­ing on the Ari­zona Car­di­nals, be­fore tack­ling the Los An­ge­les Rams at month’s end. Both games take place at 7 pm, pre­ceded by a free fan fest at Cham­pi­ons Square at 4 pm. Mercedes-Benz Su­per­dome, 1500 Poy­dras St., 800.745.3000

3 TONY BEN­NETT > AUG. 25 Lady Gaga, k.d. lang and count­less others have per­formed duets with the 19-time Grammy great. Catch the liv­ing leg­end at the Saenger The­atre, where he joins voices with daugh­ter Antonia. 1111 Canal St., 800.745.3000

4 JOUR­NEY & DEF LEP­PARD > AUG. 27 Two mega rock bands come to­gether for one colos­sal con­cert at the Smoothie King Cen­ter. 1501 Dave Dixon Dr., 504.587.3822

5 SOUTH­ERN DECA­DENCE > AUG. 30 SEPT. 3 What be­gan in 1972 with a small group of friends has mor­phed into one of the largest gay gath­er­ings in the South. The non­stop party spills out of the clubs and onto the streets. south­ern­deca­dence.net; to­geth­er­wenola.com

Red Dress Run cap­tion here

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