Thursday, October 19/Frank Relle Gallery (910 Royal Street): Visual art and words are coming together on Thursday when critically acclaimed poet, A Scribe Called Quess? shares personal anecdotes on life, family, education, gentrification and coming of age in New Orleans at the Frank Relle Photography Gallery. Quess is a founding member of Slam New Orleans, a member of VOIC’D (Voices Organized in Creative Dissent), and awarded honors from both the Mayor of New Orleans and City Council. His performance will be followed by an Artist Talk. The event begins at 6:00 PM, and it is free and open to the public.
Friday, October 20/The Historic New Orleans Collection Courtyard (533 Royal Street) : The Historic New Orleans Collection’s popular Concerts in the Courtyard series continues Friday, Oct. 20 with popular female jazz vocalist Robin Barnes! Barnes was voted Favorite New Orleans Musician by New Orleans magazine and is a New Orleans Tourism Ambassador. Admission is $10, free for THNOC members, and includes three beverages (wine, craft beer and soft drinks are served). Doors open at 5:30 PM with the concert going from 6:00–8:00 PM. For more information, visit THNOC site.
Saturday, October 21/All around the French Quarter: Halloween in NOLA is like everything in New Orleans. Epic. That is why the Krewe of Boo is hitting the streets on Saturday night. Goblins, costumes, masks, and some serious mischievous will be taking place on the streets of the French Quarter. Hmm…that sounds like every night. Well, on Saturday, it will be more Halloween-themed than usual. The parade is just one of the many Halloween events over the weekend courtesy of Krewe of Boo, so check them out and then hang out in the quarter all weekend to spot the ghouls and goblins!
Saturday, October 21/ Mahalia Jackson Theater (1419 Basin Street): The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) is kicking off its season of dance with the return of Ballet Hispanico on Saturday, October 21. Considered the nation’s premier Latino dance company, Ballet Hispanico celebrates the heart and soul of Latino cultures through dance. The ballet begins at 8:00 PM, and tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
Sunday, October 22/The House of Blues (225 Decatur Street): Tee Grizzley is coming to New Orleans. From what we hear, Jay Z called his song “First Day Out” the best song out right now, and the video has over 90 million plays. His first mixtape ‘My Moment’ has been streamed over 117 million times on Spotify. In other words, let’s get him out of the Internet and in front of real, live people! We know we do that better than anyone here in New Orleans. The concert begins at 8:00 PM, and you can get your tickets here.
Although we are sticking with the “Quarter” theme; there are such great events happening outside those blocks. Which events? Well…
Friday: Bingo Night at Castillo Blanco
Friday: Ghost in the Oaks at City Park
Saturday: Inaugural NOLA Cochon de Lait Festival