Fall is on its way. Have fun this weekend as everyone jumps into the season of football, holidays and cooler weather. Chris Tucker, Mikel Knight and a couple of great bands are in the area, and a world-famous haunted house is opening its doors. Get ready to sing, laugh, and scream!

Chris Tucker

This year, Chris Tucker has decided to return to the stage as a standup comedian. He's known for his roles in the "Rush Hour" trilogy, "The Fifth Element" and, of course, "Friday." Now, audiences can see his humor up-close and personal. Take the small drive to New Orleans on Friday, Sept. 23, to join this hilarious actor/comedian as he debuts his standup comeback.

Tickets start at around $55 including tax at www.ticketmaster.com. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the UNO Lakefront Arena.

Mikel Knight

Friday, Sept. 23, head to the Texas Club to experience some great and unique music. As Mikel Knight says in his song, "Saddle Up," his music is, "a little bit of country with a hip-hop twist." Although there are other country rap artists, Knight takes a different approach and brings something completely new to the world of music.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Go to www.thetexasclub.com for more information.

Michael Foster Project

Well-known around the Baton Rouge area, The Michael Foster Project is a popular jazz and brass band. Their songs range from calming to upbeat and fun. In other words, there will be something for everyone. Come out and have a great night at Chelsea's Caf? this Friday, Sept. 23.

The show starts at 10:30 p.m. For more information, go to http://chelseascafe.com/

Chris LeBlanc Band

The Roux House hosts the Chris LeBlanc Band this Friday, Sept. 23. This local band has toured all around the U.S. and Europe with their twist of southern rock, old school blues and Motown. The Chris Leblanc Band plays a mixture of original and cover songs, including a Beatles cover. Get ready to rock the night away and have a fun experience with this great band.

For more information, visit http://www.rouxhousebr.com or call (225)344-2583.

The 13th Gate Haunted House

Ranked at hauntworld.com as No. 3 of the top haunted houses in America for 2011 and named MTV's scariest haunted house in the country, this spooky event isn't something to miss. This nationally ranked house makes its yearly debut this weekend in downtown Baton Rouge.

The 13th Gate opens Friday and Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information, go to http://midnightproduction.com/ .