#ScreenWithMe Challenge with the Connicks
House of Blues: 225 Decatur St.
Thursday, September 20: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Join Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musician Harry Connick Jr. and his wife, Jill, for an informative evening for Louisianians 50 and older. Colon cancer is the most preventable, but least prevented, form of cancer—in part, due to its low screening rates. The Connicks are stopping in New Orleans on their six-city tour to help raise awareness about colon cancer and educate those over 50. Come out and enjoy some entertainment and education that can potentially save lives.
Music for Mental Health
Gasa Gasa: 4920 Freret St.
Friday, September 21: 7:30 p.m.
Help bring about mental health awareness during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month at Gasa Gasa. This concert, featuring Lebaron Ahmon, Julie Odell, and others, showcases how music can assist with mental wellness. Help to destigmatize mental health issues at this concert and lecture series. All funds from the event will go towards the Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation and its beneficiaries. The BTD Foundation uses music as an outlet to express mental health problems and give a voice to those who feel they do not have one. Tickets are $10, and the event is 18+.
Chevron Walk to End HIV
Crescent Park: 2300 N. Peters St.
Sunday, September 30: 8 a.m.
End September on a healthy note and support a good cause by participating in the Chevron Walk to End HIV. Over the past 29 years, this walk/fun run has raised over $6.5 million towards AIDS research and services. All funds benefit CrescentCare, which strives to create healthier and better communities. Not only do the proceeds benefit a great cause, but 100 percent of the proceeds stay right here in New Orleans. There are three fun ways to participate: create a team, join a team, or walk on your own—whichever way, it’s a fun opportunity to be healthy and helpful.
Fried Chicken Festival
Woldenberg Riverfront Park: 1 Canal St.
Saturday, September 22: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 23: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Enjoy some creative takes on a New Orleans classic at Fried Chicken Fest. With 35 vendors, there’s sure to be something for everyone. In addition to food, enjoy live music on two stages and live cooking demonstrations. Vendors include local favorites, out-of-town eats, and even some vegan options. Chow down on fried chicken in all its forms, from tacos to tenders. This free festival is sure to provide a full two days’ worth of fun and food. Want a more luxurious experience? Be sure to upgrade to the chicken and champagne VIP lounge with plenty of Moët champagne and top-shelf specialty cocktails, access to nearly 2,000 square feet of luxurious, climate-controlled lounge space, and private viewing areas in front of the stage and on-stage.
UNO Lakefront Arena: 6801 Franklin Ave.
Friday, September 28: 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 29: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 30: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Come one, come all—the circus is headed to New Orleans! The Carden Circus, which has been in business for over 50 years now, is stopping in town for five shows over three days. They bring the biggest and best fun around, including aerial acts, acrobats, and trained tigers, elephants, and camels. Animal-lovers out there, don’t worry: Carden allows only the best, most humane treatment of their animals, which they consider to be part of their family. This circus is sure to be fun for kids of all ages, so don’t miss out on the show!
Juneau Penthouse, The Ritz-Carlton: 921 Canal St.
Saturday, September 29: 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Kick off the Halloween season on a good note while supporting Goodwill’s mission of helping people with disabilities or employment barriers. Join local news anchor and author Sheba Turk and wear your best costume. This year’s costume theme is Spirits of New Orleans Past, so become your best ghost, historical figure, or pirate from New Orleans lore. Cocktail attire is required for those not wearing costumes. Come enjoy an evening of live music, good food, and a spooktacular amount of fun.