New Orleans calendar for Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2015 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Scenes from the graveyard inside The House Of Shock in Jefferson on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.


  • COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., City of Covington, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. The final block party of the year.
  • HOW TO STAY FRIENDS WITH YOUR EXES: 9 p.m., The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Enjoy comedy from Andrew Youngblood, Gabe Bravo and many more. Tickets are $5.


  • HOUSE OF SHOCK: 7:30 p.m.-midnight, 319 Butterworth St., New Orleans. One of the oldest haunted house attractions in New Orleans returns. This season is titled “The Resurrection,” and features three new events, including the Bordello of Freaks. Tickets start at $25.


  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 North Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demo by Market Vendors Josh and Jessica of Simply Pure. Music by The Abita Stumps.
  • SCARIUM AT AUDUBON AQUARIUM: 10 a.m.-5p.m., Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Scarium at the Aquarium will feature festive educational programming, discounts for costumed guests, special treats for the animals, and much more spooky excitement. All Scarium at the Aquarium activities are included in general admission or membership. For more details, visit
  • THE NEW MOVEMENT PRESENTS SCHOOL NIGHT: 7 p.m., The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. This show features the brightest stars of the company’s comedy conservatory. $8.


  • 5 PRESS GALLERY: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5 Press Gallery, 5 Press St., New Orleans. Brandan Odums brings common themes of his murals into a gallery context. In addition to painting, the exhibition will focus on artworks created on the spray cans used for his street art installations. The exhibit runs through November 7th.
  • DAVID BORGERDING RECENT SCULPTURE EXHIBITION: 10 a.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Runs through Oct. 31. See a collection of fabricated bonze sculptures that marry intricate planning and detail with a sense of spontaneity, lyricism, and freedom.

The Katrina Decade “Images of an Altered City”: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres St., New Orleans. The display presents 77 photographs of New Orleans’s ongoing recovery, taken by David G. Spielman, and runs through Jan. 9, 2016.

Exhibition “It’s Only Natural Flora and Fauna in Louisiana Decorative Arts”: THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through Nov. 28. Admission is free. Curator-led tours will take place at noon each Tuesday during the run of the exhibition.

  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER “REVERB PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE”: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. This exhibition runs through Nov. 1 and features local artists exploring the evolution of art and artistic practices in New Orleans and its surrounding region over the last decade. Admission is $8-$10. (504) 528-3805 or
  • THE BOTANICAL GARDEN THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 5 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, New Orleans. Concert series. Gates open at 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Parking is free.
  • INSIDE ART INVISIBLE PING & ABSENCE AND PRESENCE: 10 a.m., Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St. New Orleans. Runs through Oct. 31. See new paintings and collages by Brian Guidry and new drawings and paintings by Monica Zeringue.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II,” will be shown through May 30, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection” runs through Nov. 7. (504) 539-9650 or
  • THE PRESBYTERE: 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: Two Carnival Artists,” focuses on artists Helen Clark Warren and John Scheffler, both of whom lived and worked in New York.

RHINO presents “UPcycle — Reuse, Reconstruct, Reconfigure”: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Rhino Contemporary Craft Company, 333 Canal St., New Orleans. The exhibit will be on view through Nov. 22, with a reception at the gallery on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 24, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The show will feature pieces made by gallery artists in glass, metal, wood, fiber, clay and found objects.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones