Here are our weekend picks for Oct. 18-20:
Fri. Oct. 18, 2019
What: 11th Annual Mid-City Porch Crawl
When: 6 p.m. – midnight
Where: NOLA Craft Culture
Price: $25 – 55
This porch crawl provides Mid-City residents the opportunity to meet neighbors and enjoy food and drink from over a dozen Mid-City restaurants and bars. Participating revelers will stroll the neighborhood, visiting beautiful and unique Mid-City porches. Costumes are encouraged for the festive Halloween themed event. Click here for tickets and more information.
What: Blues and BBQ Fest
When: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Lafayette Square
Price: Free to attend
This festival features two stages of music, a dozen vendors of the best BBQ in the region and a huge arts market. Houma native and blues guitarist Tab Benoit is closing out the show Friday night. Click here for more information.
What: 2019 Nola Reggae Fest
When: Gates open at 5 p.m.
Where: Congo Square
The two day festival features more than 40 vendors and 20 musical acts across two stages in the park. Click here to see the full lineup.
Sat. Oct. 19, 2019
What: New Orleans Film Festival
When: Oct. 16 – 23
Where: Various venues
Price: Click here for ticket prices
This eight-day festival brings together more than 200 films from local and national filmmakers. Saturday has a mix of free screenings (in case you’re a movie lover on a budget) but the centerpiece film will be “Burning Cane,” starring Wendell Pierce and directed by NOCCA graduate Philip Youmans. Click here for our guide to the fest and to get tickets.
What: Boo Carre Halloween Haunt
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: French Market
Live music, trick-or-treating, and fun for the kiddos is going down in Dutch Alley this Saturday. Kids will receive a free reusable French Market tote while supplies last. Click here for more information.
Sun. Oct. 20, 2019
What: Dog yoga with Zeus Rescues
When: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: New Orleans JCC
“Doga,” as some call it, is a fun opportunity for both human and canine yogis to enjoy a relaxing (but possibly slobbery!) practice. This class will take place under the Bart Family Pavilion next to the fitness entrance on Leontine Street. This class is free and open to the community, but registration is required. Click here to sign up!
What: House on Haunted Hill at the Prytania
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Prytania Theatre
Check out this Halloween classic staring Vincent Prince, who plays an eccentric millionaire that offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, house party overnight with him and his wife. Click here to buy a ticket.