We’ve got your weekend: Get scared, get sweaty, and get stuffed with food!

Event Pick of the Week: Loup Garou  Film Fest 

Loup Garou Film Festival is happening at Bar Redux on October 5 and 6. (Photo: Loup Garou Film Fest)

What: It’s a film fest dedicated to scare and challenge your psyche. 

When: Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, beginning at 8:00 PM

Where: Bar Redux ( 801 Poland Avenue)

Why: Uh, did you all not feel that breeze we had. It’s basically fall, which means it’s time to get into pumpkins, skeletons, and — you know — some gore. What to know more? Well good thing we want to scare you with these details. 

Here are the details: Loup Garou s a common legend dating back to French and French Canadian Settlers across French Louisiana. Cajun legend states that, Loup Garou is a wolf-like beast creature similar to the Werewolf legend. Loup Garou roams the swamps at night. Well, all kinds of creatures will be roaming the swamps and the city for the Film Fest, which is in its Fourth Year. The fest takes places over two days, starting at 8:00 PM each night. They have a full list of artists and film makers involved, and the art show is free, followed by screenings with an admission of $5 each night. To see a full line up of the schedule, check out their event page here. 


And now for the rest of the WEEK(end)

Wednesday, October 2/Bellegarde Bakery (8300 Apple Street): We learned something this past week; October is national pasta month. As if we needed any convincing to honor the pulverized grain we love so much. Well, Bellegarde is honoring this pasta month beginning Tuesday, October 1 (we know, we’re a day late — deadlines, amIrite?). Anyway, Bellegarde Bakery will offer freshly made pasta made with 100% freshly stone milled flour from the bakery. The bakery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, and the available pasta varieties include:

Wednesday, October 2/The Cove (Founders Road, 2000 Lakeshore Drive): Jazz at the Sandbar is back, and they are kicking off this UNO series with pianist Ellis Marsalis on Wednesday. Jazz at the Sandbar, held at UNO’s the Cove, is designed to provide UNO Jazz Studies students an opportunity to get real life experience performing with respected professional musicians in front of a live audience. The series is presented on Wednesday nights during the fall and spring semesters and features a different respected jazz artist each week. The concert is free for the UNO community, and there is a suggested donation of $10 to the general public. The concert begins at 7:00 PM. 

Thursday, October 3/Paper Machine (6330 Saint Claude Ave): Antenna is having their second annual fundraiser, In the Fold: Reflections on Water. This means you can come to share an evening of art and libations with Antenna staff and supporters at Antenna’s creator-driven center for print, Paper Machine. At this annual fundraiser, you’ll get the first peek at next year’s 20/20 Reflections on Water programming and be able to celebrate everything Antenna has accomplished during 2019, with live music, food, drink, and more. The event runs from 7:00-9:00 PM, and donation levels range, which you can find out here

Friday, October 4/Marigny Opera House (725 St Ferdinand Street): A Midsummer’s Night is here, but the Shakespeare one, not the Mardi Gras one. Oh, and we’re talking about the ballet, not the play. Here’s what we’re trying to say: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, based on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, is a full-length contemporary ballet choreographed by Marigny Opera Ballet’s Derwin May Jr. The original orchestral/choral score was composed by New Orleans-based composer Tucker Fuller. All performances will be accompanied by live music provided by the New Resonance Orchestra and singers from Krewe du Voix Chamber Choir. Performances will take place on Friday, October 4, at 8:00 PM, Saturday, October 5, at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, October 6, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are between $30-$45, and you can purchase them here

Friday, October 4/The Cellar on St. Louis (2500 Saint Louis Street): There’s nothing better than getting a little grub and refreshments in order to support a cause, and you can join Friends of Lafitte Greenway at the 7th Annual Greenway Soirée. Their annual celebration includes  dining, dancing, and drinks trailside. The night will include musical entertainment by Mario Abney and the Abney Effect & DJ Slick Leo as well as a long list of participating restaurants. There are all different levels of support that you can offer, and you can check out that list here

Saturday, October 5/Santos Bar (1135 Decatur Street): It may be cooling down outside, but that doesn’t mean we want you to stop getting sweaty. To get your glands going, head to Santos to hear and dance to Ha Sizzle, AKA the King of Bounce, ( a Grammy-award winning rapper and artist from New Orleans); The Right Swipes, who are a pop/rock duo from New Orleans; Softie, a minimal synth, stormy dark pop, and DJJJ, who has been spinning in New Orleans for over a decade. This party is hosted by Rusty Lazer, it’ll cost you $8 to get in, and it all begins at 9:00 PM. For full details, check out the event page here

Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6/Gris Gris (1800 Magazine Street): Gris-Gris Weekend Brunch is starting this weekend, and they are extending their  Sunday brunch to both Saturday and Sunday ( from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM). What tasty delights can you expect? Well, specialty dishes include: Blueberry Bourbon Pain Perdu, Chicken Gizzard Omelette, Chicken Biscuits and GravyGo With the Flo (Crispy Oysters, Creamed Spinach, Fried Egg with Hollandaise), Gris-Gris Slam (2 Eggs, Bacon, Grits, Hashbrowns and a Biscuit), plus traditional staples like Shrimp and Gris-Gris Grits and a selection of lunch items. There are also cocktails galore, and you can check them all out on the menu here: https://grisgrisnola.com/brunch. Go get your fill, brunchees! 


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