10 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2013

Pearl Jam is one of the headliners at The Voodoo Experience this weekend.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Happy Halloween! There's fun stuff to do besides Frenchmen Street craziness. At Shadowbox Theatre check out Evil Dead: The Musical, a, well, musical version of the cult classic horror film. Info here.

Over at The Prytania, The Rocky Horror Picture Show screens twice tonight with a live "shadow cast." A warning that "virgins" — myne those who have never seen attended a Rocky Horror screening — might be subject to gentle hazing. Info here.

There's also some live music tonight: Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins and Bonerama play Armstrong Park for the Jazz in the Park concert series. Info here.

Electro duo Quintron and Miss Pussycat play One Eyed Jacks. Info here.

And for what is sure to be a raucous show, Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band are at the Civic. Info here.

Playwright Jim Fitzmorris presents The Island of Dr. Fitzmorris, a creepy, one-man show celebrating Halloween and including tales of a childhood in 1970s New Orleans. Info here.


Friday, Nov. 1

The Voodoo Experience takes over City Park again, featuring headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails and The Cure. Day tickets are sold out, but weekend passes are still available. Info here.

The Mountaintop, Katori Hall's drama about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final night before his assassination, opens at Anthony Bean Community Theater. Info here.

Also in theater: Harvey, Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about an affable man claims to see a 6-foot-tall rabbit, opens at Rivertown Theaters. Info here.


Sunday, Nov. 3

If you want to get away from the commotion of New Orleans during Halloween weekend, take a ride out to Covington for the annual Harvest Cup Polo Classic. Besides polo there's also auctions, food and speciality cocktails, with proceeds benefiting charitable organizations in St. Tammany Parish. Info here

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