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Temple Ruff is a native of Virginia, and holds a BA of Classical Civilizations from William and Mary and an MS of Communications Strategy from the Brandcenter at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to her passion for writing, Temple enjoys visiting museums, attending live music shows, and running in the park.

New Orleans Weekend Guide: October 18-20, 2013

Friday, October 18

up on the roof beer tasting

Up on the Roof Beer Tasting (Photo Credit: Nola.com / East Jefferson General Hospital)

Up on the Roof Beer Tasting

On Friday evening, The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital will host its seventh annual Up on the Roof Beer Tasting. Dozens of celebrated local, national, and international beers will be available for sampling. In addition, guests will enjoy culinary presentations by some of New Orleans’ favorite restaurants (including Drago’s, Zea Rotisserie & Grill, and Nacho Mama’s), as well as live entertainment.

WHEN: Friday, October 18, 2013 7 p.m.  – 10 p.m.
(Patron Party starts at 6 p.m.)

Roof of EJGH Esplanade Garage
East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70006
Ph. 504-454-4000

TICKETS: $45/Advance, $55/Door , $100/Patron. Please click here to purchase.

Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19

oktoberfest in new orleans

Oktoberfest 2009 in New Orleans (Photo Credit: Michael DeMocker / The Times-Picayune Archive)


For its second weekend, the annual celebration of German culture will be held at the Deutsches Haus. In addition to live music, food, and games, attendees can also participate in Saturday’s 5K walk/run. Special menu items will include beef goulash with buttered Spatzel noodles, Kassler Ripchen, and potato soup with bacon and sour cream. Read the full Miss A profile here.

Friday, October 18, 2013, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1p.m. – 11 p.m.

415 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70062
Ph. 504-461-9475

TICKETS: General admission is free.

boo at the zoo

Boo at the Zoo in New Orleans (Photo Credit: www.auduboninstitute.org)

Boo at the Zoo

For the first of two weekends, Boo at the Zoo will take place at New Orleans’ Audubon Zoo. Fun for the entire family, the event will include trick-or-treating, train rides, haunted houses, and carnival games. Proceeds from BATZ will benefit both the New Orleans’ Children’s Hospital and zoo programming. Read the full Miss A profile here.

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, October 18-19, 2013, 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Ph. 504-581-4629

TICKETS: $17/ticket (Children under 1 year free). Click here to purchase.

Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20

crescent city blues and bbq

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival (Photo Credit: www.lafayette-square.org)

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

Featuring delicious food and live music, the eighth annual Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival will be presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Planned performances include, but are not limited to: Cedric Burnside, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Shemekia Copeland, and Sonny Landreth. In addition, before or after the planned festivities, attendees can enjoy the numerous attractions within the surrounding CBD and St. Charles Avenue neighborhood.

Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Lafayette Square Park
Between St. Charles Ave. and Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

TICKETS: Admission is free.

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