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Asking for a Friend: A "Friendship Networking" Hang

January 13, 2024

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Okay Bar
    1700 Port Street, Apt B, New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map/Directions]
  • Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
  • Event Host: What Now?
  • Admission Price: Suggested $5-10 donation at the door
  • More Info: (603) 724-0432 Visit Event Website

When you're a kid, all it takes is finding someone who likes playing in the sandbox like you do - BAM, they're your new best friend.
But it's harder to make friends as an adult, especially post-pandemic when people have moved and friend circles have shifted. How are you supposed to meet new people???
That's the burning question that led comedians Emily Slazer and Julia Delois to conceive of Asking for a Friend, New Orleans' only "friendship networking" event.
We've been doing Asking for a Friend events since July 2022 and they've grown beyond anything we could have predicted.
We pop up at different venues each month, but if this event has one home, it's definitely Okay Bar (1700 Port Street)! The vibes are just right for low-stakes connecting and kicking back with new friends and old.
We challenge you to invite a new friend or acquaintance - someone you don't know very well - to come hang out and meet some awesome new folks. You can even point to this event so you don't feel so awkward!
And don't worry - it's all totally casual and low stakes. No weird introduction circles, no "fun facts"...we'd never do that to y'all.
You'll get a name tag with a funky little conversation-starting prompt, and then it's just mingling and bar hangin' from there.
See you there, future friends!
Saturday, January 13th | 6-9 pm
Okay Bar | 1700 Port Street
$5-10 suggested donation at the door - no one turned away for lack of funds!

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Okay Bar

Located in St. Claude, Okay Bar serves drink with a variety of live entertainment ranging from live DJ’s to film appreciation nights.