At the Snake Oil Festival, a medley of burlesque, music, art _lowres

Photo provided by Snake Oil Festival -- Comedian Swami Yo Mahmi will be part of this weekend's Snake Oil Festival at the Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans.


  • SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL: Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Performances ranging from sideshow to burlesque, music to comedy.
  • LOUISIANA CATFISH FESTIVAL: 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, St. Gertrude Catholic Church, 17324 La. 631, Des Allemands. Food, music, arts and crafts, rides and a 5K and 1-mile fun run.


  • GARDEN FEST: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane. $10, adults; $5, children ages 4-10; free, for those 4 and younger. (225) 763-3990 or


  • BEAUREGARD WATERMELON FESTIVAL: Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds, DeRidder. Live entertainment, food, pageants, children’s activities and watermelons are the hallmarks of this west Louisiana festival.

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