• FALL FESTIVAL: 5:30 p.m., Ecclesia Family Church, 2131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna. Free. A Christian alternative to Halloween. Enjoy food, fun and fellowship. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (504) 496-7990.
  • HEALING THE GREATEST HURT: 6 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula. Open to men and women, the weekend will focus on how to minister to oneself and to others when in the process of grieving the loss of a loved one so that it becomes a relationship again giving us new life; led by Father Matthew Linn, SJ. (225) 294-5039, ext.101, or


  • KIRK FRANKLIN PRESENTS GOSPEL BRUNCH AT HOUSE OF BLUES: 10 a.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St. Kirk Franklin’s handpicked performers showcasing explosive energy, contemporary music and spectacular new cuisine. $44. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the IHOBF, providing arts and music support to underserved youth.

Saturday, Nov. 7

  • RACHEL HELD EVANS LECTURE SERIES: 11 a.m., St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church, 7100 St. Charles Ave. Evans is author of three books that explore the relationship between faith and doubt. or (504) 861-9514.
  • DOMINICAN ORDER 800TH ANNIVERSARY MASS: 1 p.m., St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave. Free. Members of the Dominican Order (Friars, Sisters and Laity) will celebrate the beginning of their 800th anniversary year with a special Mass. All friends of the Dominican Order are invited.
  • SAENGER THEATRE PRESENTS - PUSCIFER: 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St. $42.50-$55. The lineup for the Money Shot tour includes Keenan, Mat Mitchell, Carina Round, Jeff Friedl, Mahsa Zargaran and the newest addition, Paul Barker (Ministry, Lead Into Gold).

Wednesday, Nov. 11

  • ROSARY FOR PEACE: 6 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula.

Saturday, Nov. 14

  • THEOSOPHY AND SELF-TRANSFORMATION DISCUSSION GROUP: 2 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Scott Ramsey of The Theosophical Society in New Orleans leads a discussion on theosophy and self-transformation. Monthly discussions are held in the A/V conference room on the second floor of the library.