Best Bets: Start cuffing season off with ‘Hocus Pocus’ on ‘A Dark & Stormy Night’

Start your week off by getting ready for cuffing season, bounce ya brass to work off some beignet fluffiness, cast some spells at a Hocus Pocus screening or have a cocktail-filled Dark & Stormy Night before sasshaying to the official Rupaul Drag Race tour stop.

by Kiri Walton
October 8, 2018

In New Orleans, we don’t have to work for the weekend. (But with festivals centered around fried chicken and beignets, maybe we do have to work out  a little harder because of our weekends.) We always have a lot of something going on all across the city, and it can be hard to wade through it all and know whether an event is worth your time or money. Don’t worry, that’s what your Very Local team is here for. We got you covered.

Too Trill Trivia -Cuffing Season edition

The best way to describe Too Trill Trivia is trivia featuring what organizers call “intelli-ratchet” questions. Because we all got some ratchet in us. This week’s edition will have “dating twist” as it is the start of Cuffing Season. (Are y’all ready?) The night is also a celebration of local comedian Geneva Joy’s upcoming board game, Cuffing Season. *Come a little early to find parking since the Saints will be playing.
When: Doors open at 6. Game will be held 7-9 p.m.
Where: Three Keys at the Ace Hotel
Cost: Free

Three Keys At Ace Hotel New Orleans
Getting there
600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon-Sun 9pm–12am
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Bounce Ya Brass

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Channel your inner Freedia and work off those beignets from Beignet Fest with some bounce moves. Release the wiggle. This is a judgement-free zone and all walks of life are welcome. Get ready to sweat and have some fun doing it!
When: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5:45 p.m.
Where: Crescent Park
Cost: Free

Crescent Park
Getting there
Crescent Park Trail, 2300 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Mon-Sun 6am–7:30pm
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Free Screening of Hocus Pocus

Before we all put on our costumes and run amok (amok, amok, amok), we must watch this classic Halloween flick. Winnie put a spell on all of us when we were kids, and now it just doesn’t feel quite like Halloween until we’ve watched Hocus Pocus. Well, go check it out for free with your squad at our city’s only cidery, Broad Street Cider & Ale. If you’re going to recite the lines out loud with strangers of one of the best damn Halloween movies of all time, shouldn’t you do it while sipping on cider? After the screening, head BACK to Broad Street for a little Hocus Pocus trivia on Friday!
When: Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Broad Street Cider & Ale, 2723 S. Broad St.
Cost: Free

A Dark & Stormy Night

Are you ready for a showdown among the city’s top mixologists? A Dark & Stormy Night is an evening of cocktails and ghost stories benefitting 826 New Orleans’s free youth writing and publishing programs. Eight bars– Balise TavernBar ToniqueCatahoula HotelJosephine EstelleMorrow’sSaba RestaurantSeaworthy, and The Quisby, will participate in a cocktail competition where the winner will be chosen by attendees’ votes. Additionally, there will be tarot card readings, a haunted supply store pop-up, tasty small bites and live music from Lenny Raney.
When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Felicity Church, 1220 Felicity St.
Cost: $65-125 Get tickets

Broad Street Cider
Getting there
2723 South Broad Street Rear Patio, New Orleans, LA 70125, USA
Mon-Wed Closed
Thu 4–7pm
Fri 4–9pm
Sat 2–5pm
Sun Closed
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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World- New Orleans

This is the official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour stop in New Orleans as the new season of the show kicks off. Bob the Drag Queen will host the show full of performances from season 10 finalists and fan favorites, like Aquaria, Valentina, Eureka and Violet Chackhi.
When: Friday, Oct. 12, Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m.
Where: The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal Street
Cost: $49-$155

Joy Theater
Getting there
1200 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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