NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 26: A general view of the atmosphere at the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience at City Park on October 26, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)

📰 Life after the Weekend: Oct. 28

It's the height of Spooky Season! Between Voodoo Fest, Boos and Brews and Boo at the Zoo, and we 👏are👏tired, and there's still four more days till Halloween to go.

by Mary Staes | October 28, 2019

It’s the height of Spooky Season! Between Voodoo Fest, Boos and Brews and Boo at the Zoo, and we 👏are👏tired, and there’s still four more days till Halloween to go. We’re fresh off the Saints winning and get two whole weeks to hate the 28-3 Failcons (and Alabama, if you’re an LSU fan). At some point while the city was asleep, Tropical Storm Olga blew through, leaving thousands of people without power. So, if you missed out on the news while you boo-zed and snoozed, here’s a breakdown:


Thousands remain without power after Tropical Storm Olga

After Olga rushed through the city Friday night, more than 7,000 buildings were still without power across the state Monday, according to WDSU. Power is also shut off locally to some customers in Lakeview while crews repair damage the storm caused.


Northshore hit hard by Olga

As the week begins, the Northshore is still dealing with the effects of Olga’s wind and rains. CLECO is continuing to remove large trees from power lines and the City of Covington’s garbage and recycling pickup will return to normal this week. Click here to see a list of roads closed shortly after the storm due to downed trees.


S&WB: 100 percent of the drainage pumps are working

For the first time in recent history, the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board says all 99 of its pumps used for drainage are working, according to a tweet from the utility’s social media account Friday. Officials added it was a major milestone for S&WB.

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Monday, Oct. 28

Stretch & Flow | Wrong Iron | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | $5

An upbeat flow at the newest beer garden in town. Stretch and flow, then drink up for a fantastic evening. A perfect way to cure your case of the Mondays with this yoga and Pilates fusion class.


Tuesday, Oct. 29

Rooftop Movie: Hocus Pocus | Catahoula Hotel | 7 p.m. | Free

Double, double, toil and trouble. Ride your broomstick over to the Catahoula Hotel for a costume contest, drink specials and seasonal punch for the smaller ghouls. First prize in the costume contest is a free stay at the Catahoula!


Wednesday, Oct. 30

Sleepy Hollow in the Garden | Besthoff Sculpture Garden | 7 p.m. | $15

An outdoor, immersive production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” featuring Ichabod Crane and the infamous Headless Horseman. It’s all fun and games, until the cast mysteriously starts disappearing during the show. This play is  perfect for little ones who aren’t ready for scary movies yet.


Thursday, Oct. 31

Happy Halloween! If you’re still on a sugar high from trick-or-treating with the little ones, the French Quarter is a great place to hangout post-kiddie-bedtime to see some great costumes and feel the festive spirits. The annual French Quarter parade has been canceled, but Molly’s at the Market is planning a limo bar hop. Click here for more information.


Friday, Nov. 1

All Saints Day | Mass times vary

All Saints Day is a time to remember those who have passed on and spend time with family still living. Mass times vary from church to church, but Archbishop Gregory Aymond will be celebrating mass at St. Louis Cemetery #3 at 11 a.m. Chairs will be provided for mass. Click here to see a full list of mass times by parish.


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Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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