Fall is here! And pandemic over or not, the people are outside, hunty! As for me, if it’s not über COVID-friendly, I’m insiiiide… BUT that doesn’t keep me from knowing the haps around New Orleans. From DJ Soul Sister‘s ultimate dance party to the city’s first Hookah Festival, here’s what’s going on in the city the weekend of Oct. 15 – Oct. 17.
Festin’ At Faubourg – Since Jazz Fest is a no-go, festin’ at Faubourg Brewery is looking like the next best thang. Local music, craft beer, and food are on the menu all weekend long.
Oct. 15-17 | Faubourg Brewing Co. | Lineup
Shack Brown – The hometown comedian will be performing two shows on two nights: Oct. 16 and Oct. 17. Both shows will be hosted by Downtown Leslie Brown.
Oct. 16 + 17 | Comedy House New Orleans | Tickets
Soul Rebels – The legendary brass band is basically taking over New Orleans with a show every night over the weekend:
FRIDAY, OCT. 15
WTF NOLA – Presented by Salon 22 (a salon for women — for the future), WTF NOLA is “a panel discussion on the state of New Orleans and the state of our minds and spirits as we process the aftermath of a hurricane in the midst of a pandemic,” according to the site. The panel will feature Ajax Jackson (Magnolia Studio), Alisha Reed (FlyWithAlishaReed), Dr. Baraka Perez (Psychologist), Katie Witry (Witry Collective). Witry Collective | 7p | Tickets [sold out]
Abstract NOLA – with a bar, food, hookah, and music, Abstract NOLA is a vibe (swipe the IG post up top if you don’t believe me). Get your life with sounds by DJ Jess and singer, Brandon Tarell. Magnolia Mansion | 7p | No Cover
SATURDAY, OCT. 16
Southern Food & Beverage Museum Brunch Series – During the month of October, the SoFAB museum is hosting a series of Sunday brunches by different chefs around the city. This Sunday’s (Oct. 17) brunch features Chef Cristina Quackenbush (Milkfish) who will be preparing a Filipino Kamayan Brunch. Also, Grand Mafun of Dreamland Burlesque will be putting on a show, and the bar will feature drinks by Eve Marie Haydel (DU Alum), bar director for (black-owned) Dooky Chase. SoFAB | 11a | Book
Jon Cleary – One unknown fact about me is that I love me some Jon Cleary! Not only do I miss seeing him perform at Jazz Fest, but to this day, “When You Get Back” is my fave track from the GRAMMY award-winning New Orleanian. Jon and The Monster Gents will be rolling this weekend! Attendees must provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of entry + masks are required. Maple Leaf Bar | 10p | Tickets
hustle! with DJ Soul Sister – DJ Soul Sister on the turntables, you on the dancefloor — that’s the name of the game for the funkiest dance party to hit St. Claude Ave. In accordance with DJ Soul Sister‘s personal Vaccine Mandate, proof of vaccination is required to enter.
Hi-Ho Lounge | 11p | $10 cover
SUNDAY, OCT. 17
The Weekend Spill is a weekly series of a guide to a weekend in New Orleans. If you’d like to see your event on the list, hit me up!