Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 25-31, 2016)

Oct 25Von Winning wine dinner7 p.m. TuesdayHerbsaint, 701 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-4114www.herbsaint.comVon Winning Winery general manager Andreas Hutwohl and winemaker Stephan Attman attend a five-course dinner featuring von Winning wines and dishes by chef de cuisine Rebecca Wilcomb.

New Orleans Halloween events

Bernie Baxter's Traveling Sideshow.Private residence, 44 Vivian Court, Algiers — A haunted house at a private residence has a "Dahlia's Diner" murderous chef theme. Donations accepted.

Theater and comedy events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 18-24, 2016)

4000 MilesFri.-Sun. Oct. 20-Nov. 5 | Carol Sutton and James Bartelle star in the drama about an aimless young man who has just finished a cross-country bike trek reconnecting with his formerly rebellious grandmother in New York City.

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 18-24, 2016)

October 19Angel's Envy bourbon and barbecue dinner7 p.m. WednesdayRevel Cafe & Bar, 133 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-6122www.revelcafeandbar.comThe dinner features Chris McMillian's bourbon cocktails made with Angel's Envy bourbon and tastings of several Angel's Envy bottlings.

Ambitious bites at the 2016 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

The festival returns to Oak Street on Oct. 23
Though it was started to celebrate traditional New Orleans po-boys, the Oak Street Po-boy Festival is a great place to sample creative versions of the sandwich. This year's options include a Creole barbecued local wild boar po-boy from Carmo, a New Orleans schnitzel po-boy by Bratz Y'all and GW Fins' fried lobster po-boy.

7 films and shorts to see at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival

Rob Reiner’s LBJ opens the festival featuring more than 200 films
The New Orleans Film Festival kicks off Wednesday with the opening night presentation of LBJ, director Rob Reiner's portrait of President Lyndon Johnson starring Woody Harrelson (pictured), Jeffrey Donovan and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The festival screens more than 200 films, including narrative features, documentaries, short animated and live-action films, experimental works and more.

Gentilly Fest celebrates local music, food and more

With music from Leo Nocentelli, Kermit Ruffins, James Andrews and others Oct. 7-9
The neighborhood festival features three days of live music and more. Leo Nocentelli, guitarist for The Meters, performs Friday, along with Michael Ward and Phillip Manuel.

Skynyrd, Kool & the Gang, Etheridge and others headline Gretna Heritage Festival

The annual bash in downtown Gretna returns Oct. 7-9
The Gretna Heritage Festival turns downtown Gretna into 25 blocks of festival grounds for three days, with five music stages, food and amusement rides.   Kool and the Gang headlines the music lineup on Friday.

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 4-10, 2016)

October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22Deutsches Haus' Oktoberfest4 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m.-11 p.m.

Events in New Orleans this week (Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2016)

Addy NajeraFri. Sept. 30 | The deadpan comedian, cat lover and veteran of the New Movement Theater and local comedy shows records her debut album.

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2016)

Sept 30Scales and Ales8 p.m.-11 p.m. FridayAudubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., (504) 581-4629www.auduboninstitute.orgThe fundraiser features beer from Abita Brewing Company, cocktails, wine and food from area restaurants including GW Fins, Kingfish, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant and others.


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