The Mortuary partners with the Blood Center to collect blood donations. Donors receive a free VIP pass to the haunted house. Visit www.thebloodcenter.org for more information.
New Noise presents the second work in its New Southern Hymnal trilogy. The outdoor performance focuses on land, labor and two sisters who are reunited after their family's Georgia home burns to the ground. Visit www.newnoise.org for details. Tickets $15.
Krewe of Boo, New Orleans’ official Halloween parade, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, proceeding from Elysian Fields Avenue to Henderson Street. After, the Krewe holds a costume party at Mardi Gras World with music by Destructo and Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Party tickets $50; free to Krewe members. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $50-100http://www.kreweofboo.com
The director of the Hermann-Grima & Gallier Historic Houses discusses Kerri McCafferty's Luxury, Inequity, & Yellow Fever, which features photographs of the houses.
The temple hosts a Voodoo Ball at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, including a lecture at 1 p.m. Tickets $50 and $25, respectively. Visit www.voodoospiritualtemple.org/events for details.