5 Things to Do This Weekend in the CWE: March 29-31

With warmer weather this weekend, are you looking to get out of the house? The neighborhood has plenty to do by yourself or with friends and family. We have new art exhibitions opening, new ice cream flavors, new clothing in stock and much more. You can make a day of it in the Central West End, so head on over!

Attend an Opening Reception| Duane Reed Gallery

Join the Duane Reed Gallery on Friday from 5-8 p.m. for the opening reception of their new exhibitions. They will showcase work from artists Nancy Newman Rice, Luanne Rimel and Bryan Burk. You’ll get to view a variety of artwork, including oil paintings, hand-stitched, silk-printed photographs and ceramics. Their works explore time, nature, humanity and more. This is an event that art lovers won’t want to miss.

Try New Ice Cream Flavors| Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

In honor of the solar eclipse on April 8, Jeni’s has released several new flavors and one highly-requested returning flavor as part of their “Punk Stargonaut” collection. The fun flavors include “supermoon”, “nebula berry”, “purple star born” and “cosmic bloom” and their tastes range from citrus to tart blueberry to candied violet and marshmallow. Top off your scoop with some of Jeni’s “space dust”, a fizzy candy cream topping. This cosmic collection will be here for a limited-time, so stop by now!

Shop Last-Minute Needs| Straub’s Markets

If you’re celebrating Easter, you may still be in need of some items for your holiday gathering. Visit Straub’s and check out their snacks and appetizers offerings. You can also save two dollars on chicken grillers if you purchase them on Friday or Saturday. Perhaps you only need a few ingredients for a dish; Straub’s can provide that too. They have just got in the rare and expensive morel mushrooms. These fresh mushrooms will elevate any dish. Stock up now because they are closed on Sunday.

Get New Workout Clothes| Lululemon

With the weather getting warmer, are you exercising outdoors more? If so, you might be looking for new workout clothes. Lululemon has everything from yoga pants and bike shorts to t-shirts and sports bras. You’ll want to check out their “glaze pink” and “lilac ether” collections, which offer bright and pastel options that scream spring. These comfortable, well-made and stylish pieces will only add to your workout experience.

Enjoy Dinner and Jazz| Evangeline’s Bistro

Enjoy live music with your dinner at Evangeline’s this Saturday evening. From 7-11 p.m., the Backwater Stompers Band will perform. These seasoned musicians play traditional jazz music that will liven up your dining experience. You can enjoy a drink at the bar or sit down for a meal, where you’ll have your choice of Cajun classics, sandwiches, seafood entrees and more. Evangeline’s is a great place to visit for those looking for a unique night out.