The Progressive’s Weekend: Thanksgiving 2018 Edition

Past policies, beyond bickering and right at the doorstep of our inner child, this is The Progressive’s Weekend!

We here at Big Easy Magazine have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Week. First and foremost, we thank our readers for pushing us to better, higher, and more progressive levels. We thank our staff of writers and editors, whose creative contributions drive our mission forward. We thank the city of New Orleans, for another year of just being itself. And, of course, we thank Ivanka Trump, for proving that hypocrisy and irony know no bounds (but, her emails).

Wishing one and all a happy and fulfilling Turkey Day, here are some ideas for weekend activities in and around town!:


Saints vs Falcons – The Superdome, 11/22 at 7:20 PM

Netflix will see a huge dip in viewing trends during this game (in the Gulf region at least). This very fun and very bitter rivalry go beyond teams, but into seething distaste for one another Southern cities, thankfully played out on the sports field and not the streets. With quite the winning streak, our Saints appear to be the obvious victors. But, as always, nothing is certain. Keep your eyes peeled!

Thanksgiving Dinner – 11/22

Are you not in the mood to cook or even get a deep fried Popeye’s turkey? There are some dining options for you and yours. Check out our full listicle, or, here are some recommended joints to haunt:


Ralph’s on the Park


Johnny Sanchez


Be sure to get a reservation asap!

Thanksgiving Buffet – 11/22, Bourbon Orleans from 2 PM to 6 PM

Lounge around, drink, eat, and mingle! Bring the kids, even (yes). Over 36 traditional and local buffet items will be made available, including unlimited champagne, mimosas, and Bloody Mary’s. You know, maybe we can skip the visit to the In-Laws … $64 for Adults, $30 for children, kids under 5 eat free.

Audubon Zoo Light Showcase – 11/23 til 12/30, Audubon Zoo, recurring from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Happening daily, kick off the holiday season with a vibrant display of lights and colors! Featuring arts & crafts and live entertainment throughout, be sure to bring large groups with you to take part! Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members. And, don’t forget to check out our full list of holiday lighting ceremonies and displays here.

Every weekend is a progressive weekend. Every day is full of moments that allow us to move forward and grow. And, as we say here at Big Easy Magazine, values are not meant to simply be spoken about but lived out.

Bill Arceneaux has been an independent writer and film critic in the New Orleans area since 2011, working with outlets like Film Threat, DIG Baton Rouge, Crosstown Conversations, and Occupy. He is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association and is Rotten Tomatoes approved. You can view his film reviews and other articles here.

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