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Events & Festivals: 2013 Fall Arts & Entertainment Guide 

click to enlarge Shemekia Copeland performs 
at the Crescent 
City Blues & 
BBQ Festival.
  • Shemekia Copeland performs at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival.

WWE Live: Supershow
A 30-man battle tops this professional wrestling bill.
UNO Lakefront Arena
Sept. 27

Old Algiers Riverfest
The music lineup includes Nicholas Payton, the Hot 8 Brass Band and others, and there's food, crafts and children's activities.
Algiers riverfront
Sept. 28-29

Old Arabi Sugar Fest
The Old Arabi Neighborhood Association and Domino Sugar present the fifth annual celebration of sugar with giveaways, kids’ activities, food and arts and crafts; event also includes a donut-eating contest.
LeBeau Plantation
Sun., Sept. 29

Tangipahoa Parish Free Fair
The fair features livestock shows, pageants, music, amusement rides and more.
Oct. 2-6

Ponderosa Stomp
The festival features performances by one-hit-wonders and the legends of early rock 'n' roll and R&B, a screening of the documentary Muscle Shoals and more.
Rock 'N' Bowl and other locations
Oct. 3-5

Gretna Heritage Festival
Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago and ZZ Top perform at the annual music festival and fair.
Downtown Gretna
Oct. 4-6

Art for Arts Sake
Galleries and museums open shows for the opening of the season.
Oct. 5

Fall Festival
The Antique Village hosts a festival with outdoor art, craft and antique vendors, food booths and live music.
Denham Springs
Oct. 5

New Orleans Film Festival
The festival includes regional premieres of major feature films plus juried programs of features, documentaries and short and experimental films.
Various locations
Oct. 10-18

Louisiana Seafood Festival
Better Than Ezra tops the musical headliners and there's food from more than 30 vendors.
City Park
Oct. 11-13

Steamboat Stomp
Traditional jazz bands celebrate the history of jazz on riverboats.
Steamboat Natchez
Oct. 11-13

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
The author and public radio host broadcasts a live show.
Saenger Theatre
Oct. 12

Wooden Boat Festival
The festival celebrates boat-making and everything from canoes and piroques to larger vessels. There's food, music, crafts, contests a parade and more.
Oct. 12-13

Celebracion Latina
There's Latin food, crafts and music at the event celebrating the nations and cultures of Latin America.
Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St.
Oct. 13

Fall for Art
Covington art galleries open new shows and celebrate visual art.
Downtown Covington
Oct. 16

Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars
There are elephants, tigers, clowns, a high-wire act, daredevil motorcycle stunts and more under the big top.
Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell
Oct. 16-17
Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie
Oct. 18-20

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation neighborhood festival features Jonny Lang, James Cotton, Shemekia Copeland, Blind Boy Paxton and others.
Lafayette Square
Oct. 18-20

New Orleans Anarchist Bookfair
The fair features independent writers and publishers and caters to alternative political viewpoints.
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Oct. 19-20

Lestat Reunion Ball
Anne and Christopher Rice attend the Lestat Fan Club ball featuring live music and more.
Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive
Oct. 25

Krewe of Boo
The costumed krewe parades Mardi Gras-style on floats and parties afterward at Mardi Gras World with music by the Pimps of Joytime and Flowtribe
Oct. 26

Olde Towne Slidell Fall Street Fair
The fair features antiques, furniture, jewelry, pottery, toys, food, music and more.
Oct. 26-27

Voodoo Music + Art Experience
Pearl Jam, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails and Bassnectar headline the festival.
City Park
Nov. 1-3

Theresa Caputo
The star of Long Island Medium shares stories and insights and gives readings to audience members throughout her show.
Saenger Theatre
Nov. 3-4

So You Think You Can Dance Tour
The top 10 finalists from season 10 of the popular Fox TV show perform.
Saenger Theatre
Nov. 5

Three Rivers Arts Festival
The festival features more than 200 artists, a run, kids activities, music, food and more.
Nov. 9-10

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival
Glen David Andrews and John Boutte perform, and vendors serve traditional Creole dishes.
Louis Armstong Park
Nov. 9-10

New Orleans Book Fair & Media Expo
The fair features small and independent publishers, readings by local authors and more.
Nov. 16

New Orleans Fringe Festival
The alternative theater event features a wide array of dramas, comedies, circus arts, puppetry and genre mashups.
Various locations
Nov. 20-24

Oak Street Po-boy Festival
Local restaurants and chefs serve new and exotic po-boys and there's live music.
Oak Street from South Carrollton Avenue to Eagle Street
Nov. 24

Celebration in the Oaks
The live oaks of City Park are hung with holiday lights and decorations.
City Park
Nov. 29-Jan. 4, 2014


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