Monster movie madness and more

Grab some popcorn and candy corn and soak up some classic scary movies at the Prytania Theater Uptown this week, with daytime, evening and late-night showings of some Halloween favorites, such as “Little Shop of Horrors,” the original 1978 “Halloween,” “Interview with the Vampire,” “The Shining,” and “Psycho.” Of course, spooky screen season wouldn’t be complete without a midnight screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” so grab some toast, a newspaper (to keep you dry in the rain), a water gun and your best Rocky get-up and mark your calendars.

BBQ Pop-Up

If you’re in the mood for something smoky, Zony Mash is hosting a special Brews and Barbecue pop-up this Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:30 until, featuring BBQ from award-winning Swine Krewe. The event will benefit Hogs for the Cause, with pulled pork sandwiches, pork belly Banh Mi, and smoked tofu or pork noodle bowls, plus great brews and Saints game viewing.

Scary-fun Road Trip

If you’re looking for a short getaway, Houma’s annual Rougarou Fest returns this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be plenty of food and drink, live music, costume contests, a wetlands discovery center with a nutria pardoning, and a 13 penny scavenger hunt for good luck (because, as everyone knows, a Rougarou can’t count past 12).

Boo-tiful Weekend

Get your costumes ready, the Krewe of Boo! rolls this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with plenty of events going on before, during and after, including happy hour in the courtyard at Pat O’Briens on Friday, the Zombie Run/Walk, featuring members of the Big Easy Roller Derby, to scare up fun in the morning on Saturday, and viewing parties at Tujague’s, Crescent City Brewhouse and more.  

Sunday brunch gets in on the spooky fun, with Poppy’s Pop-Up Drag Brunch at Tujague’s Restaurant. Louisiana Eats host Poppy Tooker and a group of her most fabulous friends present a three-course brunch, bottomless mimosas and plenty amazing performances. Costumes are encouraged.