Autumn Times

Northern Louisiana

Through Sept. 30. Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs. Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport 318-424-3466.

Through Sept. 30. Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk. Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport 318-424-3466.

Sept. 16. Designing an Evening Garden. Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, Monroe (318) 387-5281, www.bmuseum.org. Sept. 18. Taste of Home Cooking Show. West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe, (318) 387-5691.

Sept. 18-21, 25-28. Strauss Main Stage Theatre: The Fantasticks. Strauss Theatre - Young Troupe Stage, Monroe (318) 323-6681.

Sept. 20, 27. Strauss Young Troupe: Camelot. Strauss Theatre - Main Stage, Monroe (318) 323-0474.

Sept. 20-21. 7th Annual Magnolia Classic Paint Horse Show and Futurities. Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe (318) 325-9160, www.arklatexphc.com.

Sept. 26-27. Louisiana Chicken Festival. Dubach (318) 777-8540.

Sept. 26-28. 2nd Annual ScrapPink Convention. West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe (318) 801-0256.

Sept. 26-Oct. 4. Metamorphoses, Tales from Ovid. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, Shreveport (318) 869-5242.

Sept. 27. Make-and-Take a Seasonal Craft. Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum, Monroe (318) 361-9611, www.nelcm.org.

 Sept. 27-28. Black Bear Course Championship. Black Bear Golf Course, Delhi (318) 878-2162.

Sept. 29-30. Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Horse Sale. Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe (318) 325-9160.

Oct. 1. Guaranty Bank/Adams Tour Pro-Am. Black Bear Golf Course, Delhi (318) 878-2162.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31. “First Ladies of the United States.” Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 3201 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport (318) 861-7615.

Oct. 4-11. Red River Revel. Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett St., Shreveport (318) 673-5100.

Oct. 11-12. 2008 Louisiana State Cowboy Action Shooting Championship. Downsville (318) 397-2035, www.cypresscreekcowboys.net.

Oct. 11-12. Delta Fest 2008. Chennault Park, Monroe (318) 329-4947, www.ladeltafest.com.

Oct. 17-18. Red River Rounders 34th Annual Halloween Ball. Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd., Bossier City (318) 741-8900.

Oct. 18. Annual Open House and National Wildlife Refuge Celebration. Red River National Wildlife Refuge  Headquarters Unit, 555 Sunflower Road, Bossier City
(318) 868-3255.

Oct. 18. Shreveport Symphony Orchestra’s Season Sixty-One Opening Night. Riverview Theater, 505 Travis St., Shreveport, (318) 673-5100.

Oct. 18. Start! Heart Walk. Forsythe Park, Monroe (318) 387-9274.

Oct. 18. Astronomy Night Hike. Poverty Point State Historic Site, Epps (318) 926-5492 Oct. 18. Houston Ballet II. Monroe Civic Center - Jack Howard Theatre,
Monroe (318) 388-3011, www.twincityballet.com.  

Oct. 19. Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity. CenturyTel Center, 2000 CenturyTel Center Drive, Bossier City 318-747-2501. Oct. 21. Heirloom Plants in the Garden. Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, Monroe (318) 387-5281, www.bmuseum.org Oct. 23-25, Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Strauss Main Stage Performance: Ladies First. Strauss Theatre - Main Stage, Monroe (318) 323-6681. Oct. 23-Nov. 2. The Glass Menagerie. Louisiana State University in Shreveport Theatre, 1 University Place, Shreveport (318) 797-5283. Oct. 23-Nov. 9. State Fair of Louisiana. Shreveport (318) 635-1361. Oct. 24. Celtic Festival Kick-off Party. Enoch’s Irish Pub, 507 Louisville Ave., Monroe (318) 388-3662. Oct. 24-26. Red River Revue. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City (318) 741-8310. Oct. 25. Poverty Point Edible Plants. Poverty Point State Historic Site, Epps (318) 926-5492. Oct. 25. Great Pumpkin Run for Research. Centenary College Athletics & Gold Dome,  2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport (318) 813-1056. Oct. 25. Make-and-Take a Seasonal Craft. Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum, Monroe (318) 361-9611, www.nelcm.org. Oct. 25-26. Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival. Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe www.nelacelticfest.net. Oct. 28. The 4th Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala. West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe (318) 387-3650. Oct. 31. Boo! at the Boardwalk. Louisiana Boardwalk, 540 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City (318) 752-1455. Nov. 1. Miss Louisiana Port City Scholarship Pageant. 400 Common St., Shreveport (318) 429-6885. Nov. 4. 4th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Louisiana Boardwalk, 540 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City (318) 752-1455. Nov. 8.  Shreveport Opera presents: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. Riverview Theater and Riverview Hall, 505 Travis St., Shreveport (318) 673-5100. Nov. 13-23. The Clean House. Louisiana State University in Shreveport Theatre, 1 University Place, Shreveport (318) 797-5283. Nov. 22. Shreveport Symphony Orchestra presents: “‘Awaken the Pulse.” Riverview Theater and Riverview Hall, 505 Travis St., Shreveport (318) 673-5100. Nov. 25. 30th Annual Bossier Christmas Parade. Louisiana Boardwalk, 540 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City (318) 752-1455. Nov. 26. Great Russian Nutcracker Presented by Louisiana Dance Foundation/Louisiana Dance Theatre. Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport (318) 226-1481. Nov. 29. Bass Pro Shops Christmas Parade. Louisiana Boardwalk, 540 Boardwalk Blvd.,  Bossier City (318) 752-1455. Dec. 6. Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival. Earl Williamson Park, Oil City (318) 424-9090. Dec. 6-7. The Nutcracker presented by Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet. Riverview Theater and Riverview Hall, 505 Travis St., Shreveport (318) 673-510. Dec. 19-20. The Last 5 Years by Jason Robert Brown. 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport (318) 222-4186. Dec. 20. Shreveport Symphony Orchestra presents “Awaken the Memory.” Riverview Theater and Riverview Hall, 505 Travis St., Shreveport (318) 673-5100.
Central Louisiana November - Louisiana Pecan Festival www.louisianapecanfestival.com Through Oct. 4. Art Exhibit. River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria (318) 473-2670, www.riveroaksartscenter.com.   Sept. 5-Nov. 1. Pat Musick. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria (318) 443-3458. Sept. 19-Oct. 3 (select dates). Brown Bag Fall Concerts. Alexander Fulton MiniPark, Alexandria (318) 449-5051. Sept. 26-Oct. 10. Downtown Rocks. Downtown Amphitheatre, Alexandria (318) 449-5051. Oct. 1-15. Iris Bulb Sale. St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Alexandria (318) 483-4000 Oct. 1. Annual Balloon Launch. St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria (318) 483-4000. Oct  3. 8th Annual Wild Cook-Off. Downtown Amphitheatre, Alexandria (318), Alexandria (318) 443-7203 x 3. Oct. 3-31. Pink Basket Raffle. St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria (318) 483-4000. Oct. 4. Rapides Junior Runners. Bringhurst Ballpark, Alexandria (318) 201-0035, www.rapidesjuniorrunners.org. Oct. 4. Funeral Re-enactment and Cemetery Tour. Kent Plantation House and Rapides Cemetery, Alexandria (318) 487-5998. Oct. 7. MPP Job Fair for Persons with disAbilities. Best Western Inn and Conference Center, 2720 N. MacArthur Dr., Alexandria (318) 487-5281, www.LaMPP.org. Oct. 8-12. Lights on After School Exhibit. Rapides Parish Coliseum Expo Hall, Alexandria (318) 473-1379. Oct. 10. Exhibit Reception/Art Walk. River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria (318) 473-2670 Oct. 11. Fall Herb Day and Yard Sale. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria (318) 487-5998. Oct  11.  Renegade Harley-Davidson Bike Raffle to benefit Hope House. Renegade Harley-Davidson, Alexandria (318) 487-2061, www.RenegadeHD.com. Oct. 12. Threads 2008. Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Alexandria (318) 466-6074. Oct. 17. Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: “Beyond the Call,” Hearn Stage, Kress Theater, Alexandria (318) 484-4471. Oct. 17. Ghost Stories: Tales Along the Bayou. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria (318) 445-2411 x 213. Oct. 17. 11th Annual Pig Roast. Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Alexandria (318) 473-9504. Oct. 17-19. St. Rita School Fair. England Airpark, Alexandria (318) 729-5246. Oct. 18. Expressions of Harmony. Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria (318) 442-9709. Oct  18. Memory Walk 2008. Downtown Amphitheatre, Alexandria (318) 619-8383. Oct  25. Long Leaf Legends and Lore. Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Longleaf (318) 748-8404. Oct. 25. Zoovie Boo. Alexandria Zoo, Alexandria (318) 441-6818, www.thealexandriazoo.com. Oct. 25-Dec. 20. Teen Splash Bash. 1831 Turner St., Alexandria (318) 445-8261. Oct. 26. Breast Cancer Awareness Event and Paint Pink Art Exhibit. Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria (318) 769-7602. Oct. 26-Oct 29. Fall Revival. Newman United Methodist Church, Alexandria (318) 448-6213. Oct. 29-31. Zoo Boo. Alexandria Zoo, Alexandria (318) 473-1143, www.thealexandriazoo.com.  Oct  29-30. CMN Bath & Beauty Sale. Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria (318) 448-4952. Oct. 30. Classical Pianist Vladimir Zaitsev. Concordia Bank, Vidalia (318) 757-2707. Oct. 30. Musical Odyssey V: Red River New Horizons Band. Vernon Parish Library, Leesville (337) 239-2027. Oct. 31. Halloween at the Y. 1831 Turner St., Alexandria (318) 445-8261. Nov. 1-Dec. 31. Holiday Light Safari. Alexandria Zoo, Alexandria (318) 473-1143, www.thealexandriazoo.com. Nov. 6. Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Educational Lecture. CHRISTUS Cabrini Cancer Center, Alexandria (318) 466-6074. Nov. 8-9. 21st Annual Gem and Mineral Show. Beauregard Fair Expo Hall, 610 West Dr., DeRidder (318) 443-5184. Nov. 8. Sugar Day Festival. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria (318) 487-5998. Nov. 13-15. A Very Merry Market. Alexandria Riverfront Center, Alexandria (318) 443-6975. Nov. 14-16. Wild Card Bass Championship. Red River (803) 429-1784. Nov. 14. Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers -”Tjuba Ten (The Wet Season).” Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria (318) 484-4471. Nov. 20. Classical Guitarist Jack Sanders. Concordia Bank, Vidalia (318) 757-2707. Nov. 22 . Youth Challenge Program Interviews. Camp Beauregard, Pineville (318) 641-5803. www.ngycp.org. Nov  22. “The Half Marathon” sponsored by Run Wild. Indian Creek Recreation Area, Woodworth (318) 445-9735, www.runwild.us. Dec. 5-7. “Follow the Star” - A Louisiana College Christmas. Louisiana College, Pineville (318) 487-7194. Dec. 5. Cabrini Cancer Center’s Annual Patient Christmas Party. CHRISTUS Cabrini Cancer Center, Alexandria (318) 466-6074. Dec. 5. Holiday Magic Downtown. Alexander Fulton Mini Park and Downtown Amphitheatre, Alexandria (318) 449-5051. Dec. 5. Exhibit Reception. River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria (318) 473-2670. Dec. 6. An Old Fashion Christmas. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria (318) 487-5998. Dec. 6. Annual Porch Sale. Bolton Home, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria (318) 473-2670. Dec. 7. Expressions of Joy. Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria (318) 442-9709. Dec. 11-20. A Possum Grape Christmas Live. Kress Theatre, Alexandria (318) 473-6573, www.lsua.edu. Dec. 12. City of Pineville’s Christmas Parade. Main St., Pineville (318) 449-5650. Dec. 13. Cenla Christmas Spectacular. Coughlin Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria (318) 448-0284. Dec. 14. City of Alexandria Christmas Parade. Alexandria (318) 308-4179. Dec. 15. Look Good Feel Better Holiday Gathering. Cabrini Power Center, Alexandria (318) 466-6074. Cajun Country

Oct. 1-2. Coastal Shrine Club Circus. Acadiana Fairgrounds, New Iberia (337) 365-7539. Oct. 2. Evening Under the Oaks. Sliman Theater, New Iberia (337) 369-6446. Oct. 4. Latin Music Festival. Parc International, Lafayette (337) 291-5566. Oct. 4-5. Germanfest. St. Leo Catholic Church, Roberts Cove (337) 334-8354. Oct. 4. Louisiana Cajun Food Festival. Downtown Kaplan (337) 643-2400. Oct. 6. Games of Acadiana Golf Classic. Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club, Lafayette (337) 984-1920. Oct. 9-12. Louisiana Cattle Festival. Downtown Abbeville, (337) 385-2397 or (337) 652-0646. Oct. 10-12. Festival Acadiens et Creoles. Downtown and Girard Park, Lafayette (337) 232-3737 or (800) 346-1958. Oct. 11-12. Tri-State Fall Rodeo. Houma Airbase, Houma (985) 232-0001. Oct. 11-12. World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off and Gumbo Cook-Off Food Festival. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia (337) 364-1836. Oct. 15. Taste of South Louisiana. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma (985) 851-1020. Oct. 15. The Pajama Game. Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette (337) 291-5555. Oct. 16-19. International Rice Festival. Downtown Crowley (337) 783-3067. Oct. 17-18. Grand Isle Ladies Fishing Rodeo. Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle (985) 787-2997. Oct. 17-19. Louisiana Gumbo Festival. Chackbay/Choupique Fairgrounds, Chackbay (985) 633-7789. Oct. 18. Pepper Festival. Evangeline Oak Park, St. Martinville (337) 394-9327. Oct. 18. UL vs. Arkansas State @ Cajun Field. Lafayette (337) 265-2100. Oct. 23-26. Lousiana Yambilee Festival. Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino Fairgrounds, Opelousas (337) 948-8848. Oct. 24-26. Tailgating Cook-Off and Fais-Do-Do. The Loreauville Park, Loreauville (337) 380-5216. Oct. 24-26. French Food Festival. Larose Regional Park, Larose (985) 693-7355. Oct. 25. Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands. Cajun Field, Lafayette (337) 984-3700. Oct. 25. Pandapalooza. Acadiana Fairgrounds, New Iberia (337) 369-6764. Oct. 26. Halloween Festival. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia (888) 942-3742. Nov. 1. UL vs. Florida International @ Cajun Field. Lafayette (337) 265-2100. Nov. 1. The Great Chili Challenge. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia (337) 364-2273. Nov. 1. Southdown Fall Marketplace Arts & Crafts Fair. Southdown Plantation House, Houma (985) 851-0154. Nov. 1-2. Abbeville’s Giant Omelette Celebration. Magdalen Square, Abbeville (337) 893-0013 or (337) 893-2408.
Nov. 2. Terrebonne Livestock Association Horse Show. Houma Air Base Arena, Houma (985) 851-0154.
Nov. 6. Jeff Dunham Comedy Show. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles (337) 491-1432.
Nov. 8. The Louisiana Theatre Festival. Central School Arts and Humanities, Lake Charles (337) 309-6332.
Nov. 8. Annual Festival de Bayou. Evergreen Cajun Center, Houma (985) 876-3818.
Nov. 9. November Classical Concert. Rosa Hart Theatre, Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles (337) 433-1611.
Nov. 11. Mulberry Elementary School’s Veteran’s Day Program. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma (985) 872-5328.
Nov. 11. Veteran’s Day Ceremony. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.
Nov. 13-16. Port Barre Cracklin Festival. Veterans Park, Port Barre (337) 585-6637.
Nov. 15. Bayou Region START Heart Walk. Southdown Plantation House, Houma (888) 352-3824 ext. 7722.
Nov. 15. Brudley’s Annual Wild Game, Seafood & Jambalaya Cook-Off. Acadiana Fairgrounds, New Iberia (337) 365-7539.
Nov. 15. Rice Capital Championship Gumbo Cookoff. Downtown Crowley (337) 788-0177.
Nov. 15-16. Merry Mistletoe Marketplace. Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette (512) 441-7133.
Nov. 21. Downtown Live After 5. Downtown Houma (985) 873-6408.
Nov. 25. Great Russian Nutcracker. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles (337)491-1432.
Nov. 29- Dec. 31. A Cajun & Creole Christmas. Greater Lafayette Area (337) 232-3737 or (800) 346-1958.
Dec. 3. UL vs. Middle Tennessee @ Cajun Field. Lafayette (337) 265-2100.
Dec. 6. Delcambre Holiday Cook-Off and Boat Parade. Delcambre Shrimp Festival Building and Delcambre Canal, Delcambre (337) 685-2420 or (337) 685-4219.
Dec. 6. A Bayou Christmas. Larose Regional Park & Civic Center, Larose (985) 693-7355.
Dec. 6. Southwest Louisiana Christmas Lighting Festival. Lake Charles, Sulphur, DeQuincy, Starks (377) 436-9588.
Dec. 6. Santa on the Bayou. Petit Bayou Caillou, Chauvin to Cocodrie (985) 879-3465.
Dec. 7. Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia (337) 365-1428 or (888) 942-3742.
Dec. 12. Southwest Louisiana Christmas Lighting Festival. Vinton (377) 436-9588.
Dec. 13. Southwest Louisiana Christmas Lighting Festival. Westlake, Iowa, Moss Bluff (377) 436-9588.
Dec. 13. Christmas in the Park. Downtown Gueydan (337) 536-6600.
Dec. 14. St Lucy Festival of Light. St. Martinville Square, Main Street; St. Martinville (337) 394-6021 or (337) 288-2784.Baton Rouge/
Plantation Country
Sept. 5-Oct. 15 (select dates). New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music. Kaplan (337) 643-1528.
Oct. 2. Taste of Pointe Coupee. Scott Civic Center, New Roads (225) 638-3500.
Oct. 3. LASM Annual Gala. Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge (225) 344-5272.
Oct. 3. Taste of Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge (225) 408-0268.
Oct. 4. Louisiana Book Festival. Louisiana State Capital and State Library of Louisiana, Baton Rouge (225) 219-9503.
Oct. 4. Family Safari Nights. BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, Baton Rouge (225) 775-3877.
Oct. 5-26. Angola Prison Rodeo. Louisiana State Penitentiary, Baton Rouge (225) 766-8379.
Oct. 5. Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre-An Evening of Works by Martha Graham. Baton Rouge River Center for Performing Arts, Baton Rouge (225) 766-8379.
Oct. 5. Latino Festival. Catholic Deaf Center, Baton Rouge (225) 773-5071.
Oct. 5. SugarFest. West Baton Rouge Museum, Baton Rouge (225) 336-2422.
Oct. 8-9. Baton Rouge Business and Technology Expo. Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge (225) 928-1700.
Oct. 9. Frame to Frame: LSU MOA and a Movie. Shaw Center for the Arts, LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge (225) 389-7200.
Oct. 10. Kids for President. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 344-0334.
Oct. 10-12. Boucherie Festival. Ascension Civic Center, Sorrento (225) 675-8515 or (225) 675-5337.
Oct. 10-12. Sunshine Festival. Old Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Donaldsonville (225) 473-4814.
Oct. 11. Southern University vs. Texas Southern @ Mumford Stadium. Baton Rouge (225) 771-4500.
Oct. 11-12. Oldies But Goodies Fest. West Baton Rouge Tourist Information Center, Baton Rouge (225) 344-2920.
Oct. 11-12. Awesome Art in Autumn Gardens Festival. Houma House Plantation & Gardens, Burnside (225) 644-8496.
Oct. 15-18. Hollydays. Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge (225) 924-0298.
Oct. 17-18. Southern Garden Symposium. Afton Villa Gardens, Wildwood Plantation, Hemingbough and Fairview Townhouse, St. Francisville (225) 635-3738.
Oct. 18. Southern University vs. Florida A&M @ Mumford Stadium. Baton Rouge (225) 771-4500.
Oct. 18-19. Boo at the Zoo. BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, Baton Rouge (225) 775-3877.
Oct. 18-19. Oak Alley Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival. Oak Alley Plantation, Baton Rouge (800) 442-5539.
Oct. 21. Seussical. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 344-0334.
Oct.22-29. Counting Backwards. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 344-0334.
Oct. 22-Nov. 2. Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. Fairgrounds, Baton Rouge (225) 755-3247.
Oct. 24. US Air Force Concert Band & Singing Sergeants. Scotlandville High School, Baton Rouge (225) 775-1205.
Oct. 25-26. Cajun Village Oktoberfest. Cajun Village, Sorrento (225) 675-5572.
Oct. 27-28. Yellow Leaf Festival. Commerce Street, St. Francisville (225) 635-3665.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Pointe Coupee High School Rodeo. Multi-Use Center, New Roads (225) 718-2438.
Nov. 1. LSU vs. Tulane @ Tiger Stadium. Baton Rouge (225) 578-2184.
Nov. 1. Baton Rouge Arts Market. Main Street Market, Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
Nov. 1-Dec. 8. Louisiana Renaissance Festival. River Road, Hammond (225) 985-9992.
Nov. 2. Annual International Heritage Festival. Baton Rouge Civic Center, Baton Rouge (225) 930-0901.
Nov. 7. Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity. Baton Rouge River Center. (225) 389-4940.
Nov. 8. LSU vs. Alabama @ Tiger Stadium. Baton Rouge (225) 578-2184.
Nov. 10. The Meaning of Tea. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 344-0334.
Nov. 11. Veteran’s Day Memorial Service. USS Kidd, Baton Rouge (225) 342-1942.
Nov. 14. Opera Louisiane Presents: Lucia di Lammermoor. Baton Rouge River Center for Performing Arts, Baton Rouge (225) 389-4940.
Nov. 14-16. Highland Games of Louisiana. Jackson (225) 927-2944.
Nov. 15. Southern University vs. Alabama State @ Mumford Stadium. Baton Rouge (225) 771-4500.
Nov. 21. White Light Night Art Hop. Mid City Art and Design District, Baton Rouge (225) 924-6437.
Nov. 29-30. Native American Powwow. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales (504) 837-6085.
Dec. 5. North Boulevard Festival of Lights. North Boulevard, Baton Rouge (225) 389-5520.
Dec. 6. Annual Christmas Bonfire Party. Oak Alley Plantation, Baton Rouge (225) 265-2151.
Dec. 7. Deck the Halls. River Region Art Gallery, Gonzales (225) 644-8496.
Dec. 7. Pearl Harbor Day. USS Kidd, Baton Rouge (225) 342-1942.
Dec. 20-21. The Nutcracker: A Tale From the Bayou. Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Baton Rouge (225) 766-8379.
Greater New Orleans
Through Oct. 5. The Contemporary Arts Center Presents: City Stage. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans (504) 528-3805.
Through Oct. 31. The  World War II Museum presents “Real to Reel: Hollywood and World War II.” National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans (504)527-6012.
Through Nov. 2. “Coping With Katrina.”  The New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Cir. City Park, New Orleans (504) 488-2631.
Through Dec. 27. Mandeville Trailhead Community Market. Mandeville (985) 624-3147.
Through Jan. 11. “Lives Remembered: Photographs of a Small Town.” The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans (877) 813-3329 x 270.
Sept. 26-Oct. 31. Oktoberfest 2008. Deutsches Haus, 200 S. Galvez St., New Orleans (504) 522-8014.
Sept. 28. New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers. Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Oct. 1-2. Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium. Jazz & Heritage Gallery, 1205 N. Rampart St., New Orleans (504) 558-6100.
Oct. 3-5. Gretna Heritage Festival. Downtown Historic Gretna Market, Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna (504) 361-7748.
Oct. 4. Tulane vs. Army. Tad Gormley Stadium, City Park, New Orleans (504) 587-3822.
Oct. 4-5. Congo Square Rhythms Festival. Congo Square/Armstrong Park, New Orleans (504) 558-6100.
Oct. 6. New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings. Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Oct. 9. Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans Presents Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans Presents: “Harvest the Music” Series  - Benjy Davis. Lafayette Square, 600 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans (504) 734-1322.
Oct. 10-12. Fall Family Festival. 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge (504) 737-4604.
Oct. 10-16. 19th Annual New Orleans Film Festival. New Orleans (504) 309-6633.
Oct. 10-26. Nunsense. Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego (504) 855-2000 x 205.
Oct. 12. New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders. Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Oct. 16. Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans Presents: “Harvest the Music” Series  - Bonerama. Lafayette Square, 600 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans (504) 734-1322.
Oct. 17. Ghost in the Oaks. Storyland, City Park, New Orleans (504) 483-9376.
Oct. 18-19. 3rd Annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. Lafayette Square, New Orleans (504) 558-6100.
Oct. 18-19. 3rd Annual Oak Alley’s Plantation Fall Arts and Crafts Festival. Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie (225) 265-2151.
Oct. 18. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Presents -Breakfast with the SHARKS. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., New Orleans (504) 861-2537.
Oct. 18-19. Fall Garden Show. Botanical Gardens, New Orleans (504) 838-1170.
Oct. 18. Jefferson Performing Arts Center Presents: Michel Lauziere. Jefferson Performing Arts, 400 Phlox Ave, Metairie (504) 885-2000.
Oct. 18. The New Orleans Arena Presents: New Kids on the Block. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Oct. 23. New Orleans Arena Presents: Sesame Street Live “When Elmo Grows Up”. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 522-5555.
Oct. 23. Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans Presents: “Harvest the Music” Series : The Radiators. Lafayette Square, 600 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans(504) 734-1322.
Oct. 24-26.  10th Annual Voodoo Music Experience. City Park, New Orleans (504) 524-0050, www.thetenthritual.com.
Oct. 24-26. Boo at the Zoo. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. (504) 861-2537.
Oct. 24-26. The Gulf Coast Home and Garden Expo. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans (504) 582-3023.
Oct. 25. Arts Market of New Orleans. Palmer Park, New Orleans (504) 523-1465, www.artscouncilneworleans.org.
Oct. 25. Football: Tulane University vs. Rice. Louisiana Superdome, Sugarbowl Drive, New Orleans (504) 587-3822.
Oct. 26. House of Blues Presents: Sara Bareilles. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans (504) 310-4999.
Oct. 26. New Orleans Saints vs. San Diego Chargers. Louisiana Superdome, Sugarbowl Drive, New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Oct. 30. Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans Presents: “Harvest the Music” Series - Bag ‘O Donuts. Lafayette Square, 600 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans (504) 734-1322.
Oct. 31. Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade. New Orleans (504) 361-7821.
Oct. 31. Return to the Forbidden Planet. Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego (504)855-2000 x 205.
Nov. 1. New Orleans Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Nov. 1-Jan. 18. Prospect.1 New Orleans. New Orleans (504) 613-8600, www.prospectneworleans.org.
Nov. 1-2. Swamp Fest 2008. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. (504) 581-4629.
Nov. 1. UNO Lakefront Arena Presents: Widespread Panic. U.N.O. Lakefront Arena, New Orleans (504) 522-5555, www.arena.uno.edu.
Nov. 8-9. Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival. Destrehan Plantation, 13034 River Road, Destrehan (985) 764-9315.
Nov. 8. New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami Heat. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Nov. 8. UNO Lakefront Arena Presents: Jeff Dunham. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans (504) 522-5555, www.arena.uno.edu.
Nov. 8-9. GNO Expo: Exotic Bird & Craft Fair. Alario Center, Westwego (504) 349-5525.
Nov. 12. House of Blues Presents: Joe Jackson. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans (504) 310-4999.
Nov. 12. New Orleans Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Nov. 14. New Orleans Hornets vs. Portland Trail Blazers. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Nov. 15. Tulane University Football vs. UAB. Louisiana Superdome, Sugarbowl Drive, New Orleans (504) 587-3822.
Nov. 18. House of Blues Presents: The Black Crowes plus Buffalo Killers. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans (504) 310-4999.
Nov. 19. New Orleans Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Nov. 21. Concerts in the Courtyard: Theresa Andersson. 533 Royal St., New Orleans (504) 523-4662.
Nov. 22. New Orleans Hornets vs. Oklahoma City. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Nov. 23. Celebration in The Oaks Children’s Preview Party.  Carousel Gardens, Storyland, City Park, New Orleans (504) 483-9415.
Nov. 23. Down by the Riverside. Woldenberg Riverfront Park, 1 Canal Street New Orleans (504) 558-6100.
Nov. 23. New Orleans Po-Boy Preservation Festival. Oak Street, New Orleans (504) 228-3349, www.poboyfest.com.
Nov. 24. New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers. Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Nov. 29. Arts Market of New Orleans. Palmer Park, New Orleans (504) 523-1465.
Nov. 29-Dec. 7. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego (504) 885-2000.
Dec. 3. New Orleans Hornets vs. Phoenix Suns. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Dec. 5-14. Miracle on 34th Street. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox Ave, Metairie (504) 855-2000 x 205.
Dec. 6. New Orleans Hornets vs. Memphis Grizzlies. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Dec. 6. Oak Alley Plantation’s Annual Christmas Bonfire Party. Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18 (Great River Road), Vacherie (225) 265-2151.
Dec. 7. New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons. Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Dec. 10. New Orleans Hornets vs. Charlotte Bobcats. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Dec. 12. UNO Lakefront Arena Presents: Playhouse Disney Live! UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans (504) 522-5555.
Dec. 17. New Orleans Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Dec. 20. Arts Market of New Orleans. Palmer Park, New Orleans (504) 523-1465.
Dec. 20. New Orleans Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Dec. 23. New Orleans Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Dec. 26. New Orleans Hornets vs. Houston Rockets. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Dec. 28. New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers. Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Dec. 30. New Orleans Hornets vs. Washington Wizards. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Dec. 31. “Pop A Cork” for City Park 2008. The Pavillion of Two Sisters, City Park (504) 483-9376.
Dec. 31. New Year’s Eve 2008. Jackson Square, French Quarter, New Orleans (800) 672-6124.

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