FRIDAY

KREWE OF BOO'S ROYAL LUNCHEON: Noon, Broussard's, 819 Conti St., New Orleans. Pre-festivities luncheon with king Blaine Kern and guest Bobby Hebert. $100. kreweofboo.com.

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art on the Spot family activity, music by Marc Stone in the Sculpture Garden, NOMA-Tulane-SOPA Design Symposium, movie in the garden "Ghostbusters." (504) 658-4100. noma.org.

CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD: 6 p.m., Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Robin Barnes continues the series. Beverages included. $10. (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.

DESIGN SYMPOSIUM: 6 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. NOMA and the Tulane School of Professional Advancement series with "Technology & Storytelling — Animation, Special Effects, Virtual & Augmented Reality." Panel discussion in the Stern Auditorium with Q&A, digital exhibition and student work. noma.org.

PASTA & PUCCINI: 6:30 p.m., Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St., New Orleans. Jefferson Performing Arts Society's fundraising gala with auction, live music, entertainment, dinner with Parisian theme. $220 and up. (504) 885-2000. jpas.org.

CORSETS & COWBOYS: 7:30 p.m., Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal St., New Orleans. Mystic Krewe of Nyx hosts a benefit for the American Heart Association with a mechanical bull, silent and live auctions and bourbon tasting. Corsets and cowboy attire encouraged. $75 and up. kreweofnyx.org.

STARTING FRIDAY

"ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE": 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; additional performances through Saturday, Oct. 28. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. A new music featuring classic songs from Jimmy Buffett. $50 and up. saengernola.com

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

OKTOBERFEST: 4 p.m., along Bayou St. John, 1700 Moss St., New Orleans. Celebration of all things German, including food, music and drink. $8. oktoberfestnola.com.

BOO AT THE ZOO: 5 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Annual Halloween spectacular at the zoo for children up to age 12, with trick-or-treat "houses," activities, ghost train and concessions. $17. audubonnatureinstitute.org.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

BIKE ONE TIME IN NEW ORLEANS: 12:30 p.m., Compère Lapin, Old No. 77 Hotel, 535 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Four stops on a bicycle tour of restaurants and bakeries in the Crescent City, starting at Compère Lapin and including Cochon Butcher, Bakery Bar and Arnaud's. $99. bikeonetimeinnola.com.

FESTIVAL OF THE LAKE: 5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 312 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Games, activities, food, crafts and music are part of this festival. festivalofthelake.com.

SATURDAY

KOMEN NEW ORLEANS RACE FOR THE CURE: 8 a.m., City Park Practice Track facility, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Annual fundraising walk/run and entertainment for breast cancer awareness and treatment. $35 advance for survivors/adults, $25 youth; $40 day of survivors/adults, $25 youth. info-komen.org.

ZOMBIE RUN: 9 a.m., Generations Hall, 311 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Krewe of Boo 2-mile run through the Warehouse District and French Quarter. Costumes suggested. $20 and up. kreweofboo.com.

BOO CARRE HALLOWEEN AND HARVEST FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., French Market, New Orleans. Kid-centric event begins in Dutch Alley, between Dumaine and St. Philip streets, with trick-or-treating throughout the district. Children in costume receive a trick-or-treat bag (while supplies last) with a list of participating vendors and shops. frenchmarket.org.

CHESS FEST: 10 a.m., Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad Ave., New Orleans. Food, fun, music and a chance to play Grand Master Varuzhan Akobian. (504) 596-2660. nolalibrary.org.

MONSTER MASH FUN FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive, Covington. St. Tammany Parish Hospital's trick-or-treat, games, inflatables, food and crafts. $15 child advance, $5 adult; $20 child gate, $10 adult. (985) 898-4435. stph.org/monstermash.

COCHON DE LAIT FESTIVAL: 11 a.m., Palmer Park, Carrollton and Claiborne avenues, New Orleans. Festival celebrates delicious roast pig and other foods, music and art plus supports Citizens Organization for Police Support 2. nolaporkfest.com.

NOLA MAC N' CHEESE FEST: 11 a.m., Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Cooking contests, music, beverages for sale and more at this free festival. nolamacncheesefest.com.

OXTOBERFEST: 3 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Inaugural beer fest to benefit Boys & Girls Club — Covington Unit, with sampling of local and national brews. Food available for purchase. Must be 21. $30 advance, $35 gate. oxtoberfest.org.

"O WHAT A NIGHT!": 6 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Black-tie gala for museum, with cuisine, entertainment by Jeremy Davenport and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, auction and art. $600 and up. (504) 539.9650. ogdenmuseum.org.

OVERNIGHT CRITTER CINEMA: 6 p.m., Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Movies, PJs, pillows, pizza, popcorn and pets combine for this sleepover event for kids ages 5-10. $75. Preregistration required. (504) 368-5191, ext. 207. la-spca.org/crittercinema.

FALL FOR ART: 6 p.m., downtown Covington. St. Tammany Art Association presents openings, shopping, dining and more in historic district, with live music, children's activities and Mix Masters competition. (985) 892-8650. sttammanyartassociation.org.

KREWE OF BOO PARADE: 6:30 p.m., French Quarter through downtown, New Orleans. Halloween Carnival-style parade, with floats, marching groups and bands. Route starts at Elysian Fields Avenue and Chartres Street, down Elysian Fields, left on North Peters Street to Canal Street, right on Canal to U-turn at Burgundy Street, Canal to right on Tchoupitoulas Street, to end at Andrew Higgins Boulevard.

LAKE FOREST COCKTAILS AND BLUES GALA: 8 p.m., New Orleans Lakefront Airport Terminal, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. Dinner, live entertainment, silent auction and more to benefit Lake Forest Charter School. $65 and up. lakeforestcharter.org/giving/gala/

MONSTER MASH: 8 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Halloween festivities with Krewe of Boo, featuring Flock of Seagulls, costume contest, drink specials, and king of krewe's Blaine Kern's 90th birthday at the after-party. $20 and up.

SUNDAY

JEFFERSON SPCA PET FEST: 10 a.m., Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie. "Barks and Recreation" is the theme for the annual expo with marketplace, food, music, a pet health watch area, costume contest and more. Pets welcome. Jefferson and Louisiana-SPCA adoptions. (504) 736-6111. jeffersonspca.org/petfest.

THE BIG TEASY FESTIVAL: 11 a.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. John "Spud" McConnell and friends host inaugural caffeine celebration as a fundraiser for CASA Jefferson. Sip samples, shop and shuffle with beverages, live music and crafts $10. (504) 529-6598. bigteasy.com.

TUESDAY

"DANSE MACABRE — THE NIGHTMARE OF HISTORY": 11 a.m. through Oct. 31, Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Halloween-themed tour of the Louisiana History Galleries of the "dance of death." $5. hnoc.org.

WEDNESDAY

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT: 6 p.m., Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Rally, vigil, march and speakers to show support for survivors and to change the culture of gender-based violence. facebook.com/pg/TBTNola/

NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS AND THE CEMETERIES IN WHICH THEY REST: 6:30 p.m., Cita Dennis Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave., New Orleans. Emily Ford, of Oak and Laurel Cemetery Preservation, discusses the final resting places of musicians. (504) 596-3113. nolalibrary.org.

ONGOING

A TASTE OF OLDE TOWNE: Through Nov. 29, various locations throughout Slidell. Inaugural wine and dine event, with Champagne brunch, music and art. Prices vary per event. atasteofoldetowne.com.

PUMPKIN PATCH: Noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, through Oct. 31; St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 3245 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Pumpkins, gourds, crafts, baked goods with photographer. (504) 366-0123. stmarksharvey.com.

Visit theadvocate.com/new_orleans for more events and a complete listing of what's going on this weekend.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones