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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 12Second Line Brewery tasting7:30 p.m. WednesdaySt.
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.
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.
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.
October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22Deutsches Haus' Oktoberfest4 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m.-11 p.m.
Addy NajeraFri. Sept. 30 | The deadpan comedian, cat lover and veteran of the New Movement Theater and local comedy shows records her debut album.
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.