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Stone Temple Pilots & Bush

Fans of 90s grunge rock can flock to Champions Square on October 5 for an outdoor concert featuring Stone Temple Pilots and Bush. Even though Champions Square is an outdoor venue, the website indicates proof of vaccination/negative test will be required. Champions-square.com

Chalmette Battlefield

The Battle of New Orleans is not just an important event in New Orleans history, but American history. Chalmette Battlefield, off St. Bernard Highway, will make for a great day trip in the (hopefully) more pleasant October weather. nps.gov/jela/chalmette-battlefield.htm.

“Set It Off”

Musical theater aficionados can get excited that musicals are back. The Saenger Theater will host “Set It Off” on October 29. It’s an adaptation of the film of the same name that tells the story of four Black women who try to fight their way out of poverty by robbing a bank. SaengerNOLA.com.


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“Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman’s Guide to Grieving”

New Orleans-based writer Merissa Nathan Gerson makes her book debut with a part-memoir, part self-help guide to grieving. Gerson writes about her experience coping with the death of her father while she was in the midst of other life changes (a move, a house renovation). 

While the book talks about Gerson’s own journey, it’s not limited to her experience. It offers relatable, real-world tips for coping with grief of any kind. Considering the events of the past year and a half, a book offering this kind of help might be just what some people need in a world turned upside down.

Praising the book, Deborah Miller of “The Jewish Book Council “writes, “This book is significant for anyone who may be accompanying a grieving family member, friend, or acquaintance and wants to do so with compassion.”


Krewe of Boo!

Considering how many large-scale October events have been canceled already, this one may not happen. However, it is, as of press time, still tentatively scheduled to parade through the French Quarter to the Warehouse District on Saturday, October 23. Definitely check out KreweOfBoo.com for the most up-to-date info.

“The Addams Family”

If you’re looking for an evening at the theater the whole family can enjoy, visit the Jefferson Performing Arts Center on Airline Drive on Oct. 8-17 for “The Addams Family.” Wednesday Addams is dating a nice “normal” boy and must find a way to make sure his family gets along with hers. jpas.org.


“Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman’s Guide to Grieving”

New Orleans-based writer Merissa Nathan Gerson makes her book debut with a part-memoir, part self-help guide to grieving. Gerson writes about her experience coping with the death of her father while she was in the midst of other life changes (a move, a house renovation). 

While the book talks about Gerson’s own journey, it’s not limited to her experience. It offers relatable, real-world tips for coping with grief of any kind. Considering the events of the past year and a half, a book offering this kind of help might be just what some people need in a world turned upside down.

Praising the book, Deborah Miller of “The Jewish Book Council “writes, “This book is significant for anyone who may be accompanying a grieving family member, friend, or acquaintance and wants to do so with compassion.”


Please check each venue’s website for the most current information, as circumstances may change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As of press time, the statewide mask mandate and Orleans Parish’s vaccine/negative COVID-19 test mandate for indoor venues are still in effect.

 

 

 

 

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