Our top picks for this month’s events
New Orleans’ signature sweet treat has its own festival on October 6 at the Festival Grounds in City Park. More than 30 beignet dishes from some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants will be served, along with other culinary delights, a kids’ village, and live music from bands including the Imagination Movers. BeignetFest.com.
Dubbed “A Celebration of the Americas,” Carnaval Latino celebrates Latin food, music, and culture with a parade from the Marigny to Generations Hall, where the festivities will continue with music, food and beverages, and more. The festival takes place from October 13-15. CarnavaLatiNOLA.com.
New Orleans Film Festival
From October 17-25 at theaters across the city, the event once dubbed “Cannes on the Mississippi” returns to give New Orleanians a taste of both local and international cinema. The full lineup is not known as of press time, but last year’s festival included future Oscar winners like Call Me By Your Name; I, Tonya and Darkest Hour. NewOrleansFilmSociety.org.
On Fridays and Saturdays from October 5-20, Oktoberfest returns to New Orleans in its new digs at the Deutsches Haus on Moss Street along Bayou St. John. Try over 20 different German beers, 20 different schnapps and 9 wines. There will also be German meats, cheeses, desserts and oompah music. OktoberfestNOLA.com.
Events, Exhibits & Performances
Sept. 26-Oct. 7
Aladdin, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour, UNO Lakefront Arena. arena.uno.edu.
A Doll’s House Part 2, Southern Rep Theatre. SouthernRep.com.
Art for Art’s Sake, Magazine Street & Warehouse District. MagazineStreet.com.
Treme Fall Fest, St. Augustine Church. FaubourgTreme.wixsite.com/TremeFest.
Fall Out Boy – “Mania Tour”, Smoothie King Center. SmoothieKingCenter.com.
MercyMe’s “The 1magine Nation Tour”, Smoothie King Center. SmoothieKingCenter.com.
Rupaul’s Drag Race – Werq the World, The Joy Theater. TheJoyTheater.com.
Ron White, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.
Gentilly Fest, Pontchartrain Park Playground. GentillyFest.com.
World War II Air, Sea, and Land Festival, New Orleans Lakefront Airport. AirSeaLandFest.com.
Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, Lafayette Square Park. JazzAndHeritage.org/Blues-Fest.
The Breeders, Civic Theater. CivicNOLA.com.
Kevin Hart – “The Irresponsible Tour”, Smoothie King Center. SmoothieKingCenter.com.
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.
Paw Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue, UNO Lakefront Arena. arena.uno.edu.
Soiree and Street Party, Southern Food & Beverage Museum. natfab.org.
Praise Fest, Bayou St. John. PraiseFestNOLA.com.
Trombone Shorty’s “Hometown Threauxdown”, Champions Square. Champions-Square.com.
NOLA Mac ’N’ Cheese Fest, Armstrong Park. NOLAMacNCheeseFest.com.
Krewe of Boo, French Quarter. KreweOfBoo.com.
Country Smooth Festival, NOLA Motorsports Park. CountrySmoothFest.com.
Hannibal Burress, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.
Dance Theater of Harlem, Mahalia Jackson Theater. MahaliaJacksonTheater.com.
Alice in Chains, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.
Maxwell, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, City Park. VoodooFestival.com.
Nicki Minaj & Future – “Nickihndrxx Tour”, Smoothie King Center. SmoothieKingCenter.com.
Oct. 30-Nov. 4
School of Rock, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.
Oct. 31: Ed Sheeran
Mercedes-Benz Superdome. MBSuperdome.com.