Looking for plans this weekend? Add these three things to your to-do list.

Hilltop Shoppe

Stop by Hilltop Shoppe for its big Summer sale! The entire store is 20% off including popular items like Estelle Colored Glasses, beautiful bar accessories, and other home items. The sale does not apply to special orders and is running through Saturday, July 24.

Hilltop Shoppe is located at 3714 Magazine Street

Parade of Homes

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The second weekend of Parade of Homes is taking place on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25. View the latest innovations in building construction and industry trends in several neighborhoods including Lakeview, Bucktown, Metairie, English Turn, Algiers Point and more. Parade of Homes is also offering 3D virtual tours of many of the 19 participating homes via the free "New Orleans Parade of Homes" mobile app (available on in the App Store and Google Play). Additionally, the app can be used by in-person attendees with its full list of locations, directions, price ranges, and more.

More information can be found online or on the New Orleans Parade of Homes app

Mister Mao

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Escargot Wellington, Preserved Lemon, Horseradish, Powder of Stems + Ends credit Paprika-Studios.jpg

Mister Mao officially opens to the public on Saturday, July 24. Helmed by Chef Sophina Uong and her husband and partner William "Wildcat" Greenwell, Mister Mao will serve creative, "inauthentic" food and cocktails in its dining room, interactive Chef's Counter, and bar and lounge. Situated in the former Dick & Jenny's space, the 1,400 square foot restaurant has been transformed with bright colors and funky decorations. An ever-changing selection of small plates served from roving carts is available, along with delicious shareable (or personal) dishes. The restaurant will serve dinner Thursday through Monday from 5-10 p.m.

Ssam Style Charmoula Octopus, Lettuce, Herbs, Radish photo credit Paprika Studios.jpg
Dark chocolate tart, cocoa cookie crust, black garlic ganache, malty peanut brittle, coconut cream, rice crispies, candied cocoa nibs Photo Credit Paprika Studios.jpg
Chilled Octopus Cocktail, Cerveza Jelly, Salsa Yucateca photo credit Paprika-Studios.jpg
Billion Dollar Betsy photo credit Paprika-Studios.jpg
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Mister Mao is located at 4501 Tchoupitoulas Street