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New Orleans Film Festival @ Various Locations
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – Oct 23 @ 11:30 pm
New Orleans Film Festival @ Various Locations | | |

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The festival, produced since 1989 by the New Orleans Film Society, screens all sorts of local and global voices while providing an opportunity for new and established storytellers to premiere their latest works. 

Attended by thousands of producers, directors, writers, actors and industry professionals, the 10-day event also attracts film fanatics keen to see movies like “12 Years a Slave,” “Carol” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” before their general release. And besides the industry networking, seminars and screenings, fest-goers are treated to a blockbuster list of events, parties and even a second line or two in true New Orleans style. 

The films are shown at various venues throughout the city. There are admissions charges to the various productions and the public is invited.

Sponsor: New Orleans Film Society

The Baroness de Pontalba & the Rise of Jackson Square @ The Cabildo
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
The Baroness de Pontalba & the Rise of Jackson Square @ The Cabildo

This tricentennial exhibition organized by the Louisiana State Museum and guest curator Randolph Delehanty, Ph.D. tells the city-defining story of Don Andrés Almonester and his formidable daughter, Micaela, the Baroness de Pontalba. It shows how a father’s philanthropy and a daughter’s determination created the urban heart and the architectural look of Old New Orleans. The exhibit draws on the landmark buildings and rich collections of the Louisiana State Museum, portraits, treasures from the Pontalba Family château in France, loans from other collections, and historic and commissioned photographs to revisualize New Orleans’ iconic urban core: Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, the Presbytère, and the twin Pontalba Buildings.

Sponsor: Louisiana State Museum

Cajun Jam Sessions @ Museum Cafe, Erath
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Every other Sat. beginning 1/5-12/21:  Cajun Jam Sessions.

Museum Cafe, Erath. Enjoy live Cajun music. 2-6 pm. 337-937-0012.

Touchet’s Jam Sessions
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Every other Sat., 1/12-12/28: Touchet’s Jam Sessions. Touchet’s Bar, Maurice. Live music and dancing. 2-6 pm. Free. 337-893-9882,

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