Weekend Picks: Tet, Valentine’s Day, and More

February 2016
By: Sara Watson, Go Nola

You could take a break this weekend — but you don’t have to. If that second wave of energy washes over you (or if you’re already missing Mardi Gras), keep yourself busy with Tet Fest celebrating the Vietnamese New Year, a rare local show from homegrown musician Christian Scott, a free chance to delve into family history, romantic Valentine’s Day menus, and more.

Pigeon & Prince, the newly opened private events space fromJohn Besh, will cook up a special dish at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Executive chef Erik Loos is making locally sourced, slow-cooked lamb with herbed pasta ragout — samples are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so get there early! Free.