Weekend Picks: Friday the 13th kicks off spooky season early

Of course there's a haunted house open on Friday the 13th, and the Mortuary is getting a head start on spooky season. Friday is their opening day, with three more dates in September for you to get your scares in early.

by Mary Staes
September 11, 2019

Fri. Sept. 13, 2019

 

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What: The Mortuary Haunted House Opening Day
When: Starts at dusk
Where: The Mortuary Haunted House
Price: $30

Of course there’s a haunted house open on Friday the 13th, and the Mortuary is getting a head start on spooky season. Friday is their opening day, with three more dates in September for you to get your scares in early. Click here for hours, tickets and more information.

 

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What: Restaurant Week at Nolé
When: Friday Sept. 13 – Sept. 15
Where: 2001 St. Charles Avenue
Price: Varies

Celebrate restaurant week at Nolé! The restaurant took over the former Cheesecake Bistro on St. Charles Avenue, and honestly, it’s a perfect replacement. It’s a place with an impeccable culinary marriage of all things New Orleans and all things Latin America. It celebrates restaurant week with specials for lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday Brunch. Click here to read more about their brunch and here to read more on their restaurant week events.  

Sat. Sept. 14, 2019

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What: Music Box Village – Fall Opening Weekend
When: 10 a.m.
Where: 4557 North Rampart Street
Price: $5-$10

If you haven’t been to the Music Box Village, you’re missing out. The village is a collection of tiny houses that double as musical instruments, and it’s back open for you to play in! The newest musical installation is an elevator that features the voices of deaf Louisiana residents, and it’s a great way to experience sound in a new dimension. Read more about the Music Box Village here and click here to see their opening weekend hours.

What: Irish Fest
When: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: 1600 Constance Street
Price: $10 , $15 at the door

This fest celebrates the histories of the Irish in New Orleans through music, dance, cuisine and storytelling. There’s also a corned beef cook off, crafts and horseback riding. Click here for more information.

Sun. Sept. 15, 2019

What: Fiesta Fest
When: 5 p.m. – midnight
Where: Felipe’s Mid-City
Price: Free

Experience live music, delicious food, and fresh-squeezed margaritas while being immersed in a celebration of Mexican and Central American culture. Click here for more information. 

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What: Rum & Revenge
When: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Claret Wine & Cocktail Bar
Price: Various prices and drink specials

It’s revenge time! Bring out your ref shirts, your voodoo dolls and your drinking buddies, because the game against the Los Angeles Rams is here! Roulaison Distilling will be offering free samples and happy hour will be going on until 6 p.m. Click here for more information. 

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...

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