The Faubourg Delassize neighborhood group in Central City is holding its fourth annual Great Pumpkin Parade and Halloween Party with games, food and trick-or-treating at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 31) in the parking lot of Christ Church Cathedral at 2912 Carondelet.
The Faubourg Livaudais neighborhood in Central City has created a map of homes that will be passing out candy for Halloween, starting at 5 p.m., and is also announcing a Halloween party on Fourth Street.
Two upcoming Freret Markets (Nov. 3 and Dec. 1) and a Frerestivus on Dec. 8 offer plenty of Saturday opportunities to shop local food, art and flea vendors.
The Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association will hold its annual fall block party Sunday afternoon, with plenty of food and activities for adults and children alike.
Heart-shaped waffles, open-faced sandwiches, the Scandinavian Jazz All-stars and Christmas crafts will all be a part of the annual Scandinavian Festival at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church at 1772 Prytania Street this weekend.
The Coliseum Square Association will host its annual Halloween Party for neighborhood children on Wednesday evening following trick-or-treating around the park.
Rene Brunet and Jack Stewart will release their book “There’s One In Your Neighborhood: The Lost Movie Theaters of New Orleans” at a party showcasing old film reels on the Prytania Theatre’s screen (Nov. 1, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.).
Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta will hold a town hall meeting addressing utility companies at the Latter Branch of the New Orleans Public Library on Monday (Oct. 29).
The Friends of Palmer Park will host their Sixth Annual Halloween Party potluck Saturday evening (Oct. 27).
The Jazz Half Marathon, an annual fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital cancer program, will line St. Charles Avenue with local bands to entertain the thousands of runners expected Saturday morning, officials say.
The Krewe of Freret will lead a Freret Street clean-up on Saturday (Oct. 27) and is looking to expand its ranks with a new member drive Monday evening (Oct. 29) at Dat Dog (5030 Freret St.).
The city’s weekly “Movies in the Park” series will show “Iron Man” at 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 26) at Conrad Park in Hollygrove.
The Nix Branch of the New Orleans Public Library will host a lecture Friday evening (Oct. 26) entitled “The Fallen Queen: New Orleans in the Civil War” to finish out this year’s bicentennial program of events.
NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas and a panel of Loyola University criminologists will participate in a crime symposium Friday (Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) addressing New Orleans’ murder rate.
Loyola University will host “Oktoberfest-Opera’s Greatest Drinking Songs” at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 25) with wine and beer to follow.
The Men and Ladies of Class will start their 2012 second line Sunday at 1 p.m. at The Yacht Club, 540 South Broad Street, make a long loop through Central City, and end up back where it started four hours later, according to Big Red Cotton’s post at Gambit.