There are so many cool things happening this weekend that my head is spinning. Here’s my attempt at breaking it all down by parent-style.
Date Night. If you like to roll on a Friday nite sans the kids, check out the NOMA/New Orleans Film Society outdoor screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. It’s cool, out-of-the box, at a museum, in the sculpture garden. Good group thing, too. Kid-friendly if the date-thing doesn’t work out.
Vintage Family Night. I absolutely love the French Quarter in Fall. My husband grew up getting his pumpkins at the French Market and this is actually where I prefer to go. The French Market Boo Carre Halloween and Harvest Festival is this weekend. Designers, hatters, costumers, and mask-makers on Saturday. Music, dance and drumming performance workshop, petting zoo, face painting, trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, Fat Hen, pie-eating/painting/carving and harvest-themed cupcakes from The Cupcake Fairies on Sunday. Good lord. Read all about it here.
Cultural Connoisseur. Japan Fest is a celebration of Japanese art, culture, food and music. Saturday, October 20, 11-5pm at The New Orleans Museum of Art. Kids under six free. Rad.
Bookish. If being around books inspires, you probably don’t want to miss the 3rd Annual New Orleans Children’s Book Festival this weekend. Storytelling, live music, food, and fun activities for kids of all ages. This is such a special initiative worth knowing about and as a member of the community, worth supporting.
Outside the Bubble. The Oak Alley Plantation Fall Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend boasts pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, bungy jumping, food, jewelry, furniture, clothing, home accessories, paintings, prints, pottery, wooden crafts, toys and much more. All proceeds go toward the preservation, upkeep and maintenance of Oak Alley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, which is owned and operated by a private, non-profit foundation. It’s good to preserve history.
And if you’re in the downtown neighborhood and want to see something really cool, inspiring, innovative and historical, check this out.
What are you doing this weekend? Anything good?