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Plan Ahead for 8 Great Events for This Fall

October 14, 2021
By: Staff

First, Looking for live music this weekend? New Orleans' very own Chee Weez are performing live this Saturday at the Picayune Main Street Music Fest. Enjoy the Sidewalk Sale on West Canal and Highway 11, then head over to Goodyear Boulevard for live music at 5 p.m. 801 Goodyear Blvd., Picayune, MS, picayunemainstreetmusicfest.com

Image Courtesy of Oktoberfest New Orleans/Deutches Haus

Next, Oktoberfest is kicking off in Bayou St. John starting next weekend. Head to Deutches Haus at 1700 Moss St. to enjoy live music, great food, and, of course, great German beer! Oktoberfest will be happening through November 13, and is fun for the whole family. 1700 Moss St., 504-522-8014, oktoberfestnola.com

Nocturne XVIII, presented by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, has returned! This fundraiser will be at the Ritz Carlton on Sunday, November 7, and supports music education. Assist a great cause while enjoying a live performance by the amazing Angela Cheng. 921 Canal St., masno.org/NOCTURNE

How about a night culture at the opera? The New Orleans Opera will officially be making its return at the Mahalia Jackson Theater with a two performance of Wagner's Die Walküre, Act One. The shows will take place November 12 and 14. The opera is partnering with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and local filmmaker Samantha Aldana, so it's so to be an interesting night! 1419 Basin St., neworleansopera.org

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Knights, jesters, and more await you at this year's Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond. Taking place every weekend from November 6 to December 12, you'll feel like you've stepped back into the Middle Ages! There's plenty of shops, food, drinks, and entertainment to experience like glass blowing, magic shows, and comedy acts. Check out Ren Fest's website to grab your tickets! 46468 River Rd., Hammond, 985-429-9992, larf.org

Next, don't miss Tulane University's 5th Annual Tipping Point Concert at the Fillmore on November 12. All proceeds from the concert go towards benefitting Tulane's student scholarship support, which helps bring promising young leaders to their campus. There will be an all-star rock line up of acts from both New Orleans and around the country. General admission is $150, so grab your ticket while you can! 6 Canal St., tippingpoint.tulane.edu

The works of numerous up and coming filmmakers will be featured at the 32nd New Orleans Film Festival. The program will feature documentaries, shorts, and more from a number of different directors from all over the South and elsewhere in America. In-person screenings run through November 5-14 while the virtual film fest goes from November 5-21. Visit the New Orleans Film Society's website for tickets. Multiple Locations, neworleansfilmsociety.org/festival

Get a taste of the arts throughout the city during Prospect.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow. This citywide art exhibition will feature the work from an intergenerational group of artists from around the world at multiple different locations around New Orleans. While Prospect's Gala isn't until January, the artwork will be on display starting October 23 and can be viewed whenever you feel like. Visit Prospect New Orleans' website for participating locations and artist list. Multiple Locations, prospectneworleans.org

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