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Jack Robinson, photographer (American, 1928–1997), Katherine Choy at a Kiln in New Orleans, 1952–1955. Photo courtesy Robinson Archive.

“Katherine Choy: Radical Potter in 1950s New Orleans”

This exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art (on view until April 23rd) gathers oral histories in the first monographic review of celebrated artist Katherine Choy, who was born in Shanghai but eventually found herself as director of ceramics at Newcomb College. This is the first presentation of Choy’s breathtaking ceramics in the Crescent City since fall 1959. NOMA.org


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“Amy Schumer: Whore Tour”

The Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated standup comedian and “Trainwreck” actress will perform at the Saenger on Oct. 20. SaengerNOLA.com

“The Lion King”

The stage musical version of Disney’s “The Lion King” is celebrating 20 years on tour. If you haven’t caught on stage the story of young Simba’s quest to honor his murdered father Mufasa, you have another chance, Oct. 27-Nov. 13 at the Saenger. SaengerNOLA.com

The Big Easy Halloween Half Marathon & 5K Road Race

If you’re looking to challenge yourself as a runner but aren’t ready for a full marathon yet, try the The Big Easy Halloween Half Marathon & 5K Race on Oct. 30. The course will travel the New Orleans Lakefront. BigEasyRunFest.events

“In The Heights”

If you enjoyed “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-Award-winning musical, you need to see his other award winning play, “In the Heights.” It’s the story of young Usnavi, a bodega owner in the largely Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City as it struggles with gentrification. It is playing at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, Oct. 7-16. jpas.org

The Play That Goes Wrong 

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is trying to put on a production of “Murder at Haversham Manor” but everything is going wrong in this delightfully chaotic farce. On stage at Le Petit Theatre, Oct. 20-Nov. 6. LePetitTheatre.com

Marcus Mumford: The Self-Titled Tour

The lead singer of Mumford & Sons is playing a global solo tour, with a stop at the Orpheum Theater on Oct. 14, along with a performance by Danielle Ponder. OrpheumNOLA.com

“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”

A musical comedy that’s both bawdy and wholesome, this small-town story recounts the fall of a bordello called the Chicken Ranch.  It’s playing at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, Oct. 21-Nov. 6. RivertownTheaters.com


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“Pretty Woman: The Musical”

Fans of the 1990 rom-com blockbuster with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere will want to check out the musical version of the story of a Wall Street tycoon and the sex worker he meets by chance and falls in love with. It’s playing at the Saenger Theatre, Oct. 4-9. SaengerNOLA.com


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“Bette Davis: Larger Than Life”

Actress and playwright Jessica Sherr portrays Bette Davis in a story of the legendary actress’ fight against the male-dominated studio system. Other Hollywood legends like Olivia de Havilland and William Wyler also appear. Catch it at BB’s Stage Door Canteen in the National World War II Museum, Oct. 21-23. NationalWW2Museum.org


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Mary J. Blige: GMG Tour W/ Ella Mai and Queen Naija

Mary J. Blige is headlining the “Good Morning Gorgeous Tour,” coming to the Smoothie King Center for one night only on October 15. SmoothieKingCenter.com


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Craig Ferguson

Scottish comedian, 2009 Peabody Award winner, and the former host of “The Late, Late Show” presents his standup at the Civic Theatre on Oct. 7. CivicNOLA.com