The Elevator That Won't Go Down

  Tired of crappy news? Me too. So let's take two really bad current events – Fort Worth (cop shooting) and buildings falling down (our own not-so Hard Rock hotel), and try to find some light. Tough call, I know.…

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Get Your Fright On, Louisiana

Joe Genna and Molton Brasseaux suffered under the heat of an Aug. 28, 1926, evening, longing to see their girlfriends in the southwestern Louisiana sawmill village of Tullos. They hailed a taxi out of DeRidder, driven by the affable Joe…

Watered Down

  Another day, another boil order. As the kids say, “I can’t even.” Two things happened Saturday related to the Sewerage & Water Board. First, I got a bill for $286 for a single month. The typical U.S. family spends…

A Little Pop

  In August, it was announced that local New Orleans artist Ashley Longshore – whose mixed-media pop art that New Orleanians love to love has gained huge attention nationally in the past two years – partnered with makeup giant Maybelline…


Windsor Court’s 35th Anniversary Celebration Menu @ The Grill Room
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Windsor Court's 35th Anniversary Celebration Menu @ The Grill Room

The Grill Room at Windsor Court invites guests to enjoy a rotating, prix fixe menu of seasonal selections celebrating the hotel’s 35-year history. With optional wine pairings and an accessible price point, the limited time offering is the ideal way to experience the restaurant’s contemporary cuisine and share the flavors of the season.

Exclusions may apply during special events or holidays

$35 per person, $25 optional wine pairings

Complimentary valet parking


Scout Island Scream Park @ Scout Island Scream Park
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Scout Island Scream Park @ Scout Island Scream Park

Scout Island Scream Park presented by New Orleans City Park and The Mortuary is an immersive Halloween festival experience on Scout Island in City Park. The 2018 inaugural event brought in more than 50,000 people. Attendees enjoy music, food, entertainment, carnival rides, a Kid Zone, and horror haunts filled with thrills and chills.

Knowing every age will enjoy Scout Island Scream Park, including those maybe too young for the horror haunts, a daytime festival has been added this year.

As night falls, Scout Island Scream Park evolves into a dark carnival of unusual monsters, amazing illusions, stunning special FX, unique and original costumes, makeup, animations and frightening detail created by the artists of The Mortuary Haunted Mansion. Only the courageous will survive the intense encounters with these infamous creatures of the night. Plus enjoy live music on special event nights.

Free Sunrise Yoga at Riverwalk @ The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
Oct 16 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Free Sunrise Yoga at Riverwalk @ The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is proud to assist New Orleanians reaching their fitness goals by hosting a FREE Sunrise Yoga at 6:30 AM every Wednesday, led by Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation.

Yoga will be held inside the mall near the Julia Street entrance, or if weather permits, on the balcony overlooking the scenic Mississippi River. Guests are encouraged to bring a mat, a water bottle, and any other preferred personal yoga equipment. Guests will receive a free parking pass at the end of the class. Donations to @jaibhaktiyoga are greatly appreciated.

Sponsor: Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation

The Baroness de Pontalba & the Rise of Jackson Square @ The Cabildo
Oct 16 @ 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

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