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Halloween Happenings


Monday thru Friday during October
Hermann-Grima House ‘Mourning Tour’ – 10 a.m – 3 p.m.
Herman-Grima House, 820 St. Louis St. (504) 525-5661

The historic home will be draped in black while the front parlor will be set for the funeral of one of the home’s previous residents.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during October and October 30 & 31
House of Shock – 319 Butterworth St. in Jefferson (under the Huey P. Long Bridge east bank) 504-734-SHOCK

The House of Shock is believed to be the most realistic and frightening experiences in town! It offers an outdoor stage show that includes live actors, stunts and state of the art light and pyrotechnics in addition to a full bar, food, merchandise, games and themed entertainment.

October 20 thru November 1
Scarecrow Trail – City Park Botanical Gardens, 504-483-9386

A gathering of scarecrows depicted in scenes that are humorous, scary or creative will grace City Park’s Botanical Gardens.

Friday, October 26
The Witching Hour Ball 2007 – The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 South Peters Street

The official reincarnation of past Coven Balls celebrated by Anne Rice’s Vampire Lestat Fan Club. The fan club has been reborn and this year will host a new Halloween party called “Les Temps des Vampires”. Starting at 9pm, musical guests include Anders Manga, Analog Missionary and Paul Mercer and the Ghosts Project. Proceeds from a raffle will benefit Habitat for Humanity New Orleans.

October 26, 27 and 28
Boo at the Zoo – Audubon Park

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Audubon Zoo for this annual Zoo extravaganza featuring games, trick-or-treating, a haunted house, the Zoo’s Ghost Train and more! www.auduboninstitute.org for tickets and information.

October 26 thru 28
Voodoo Music Experience – New Orleans City Park

A music-packed, three-day-long festival that features both nationally acclaimed recording artists and local favorites from many musical genres. This year’s musical line up includes: Theresa Andersson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Wilco, The Black Crows, Dr. John, John Cleary and many more.

Saturday, October 27
MOM’s Halloween Ball – The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 South Peters Street, (504) 522-WOLF

Beginning at 9pm and running into the wee hours, this is a an outlandish costume party featuring live music by Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and the Toubab Krewe.

Saturday, October 27
Howl-O-Ween – 1-3pm Clearview Mall

Howl-O-Ween Canine Costume Contest & Trick or Treating for dogs with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the LA SPCA. Call 885-0202 or visit www.laspca. org for more information.

Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28
Ghostly Galavant – 1850 House, 523 St. Anne Street, Louisiana State Museum

Friends of the Cabildo will be lead a tour of St. Louis Cemetery #2 beginning in the French Quarter at the 1850 House (St. Anne side of Jackson Square).

Wednesday, October 31
Canine Costume Contest and Trick or Treating – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Canine
Connection, 3440 Magazine Street

Registration fee and food for sale to benefit the LA SPCA. Call (504) 218-4098 or visit www.la-spca.org or www.canineconnectionnola.com for more information.