Thursday

Krewe of Boo Parade

Rolling through the French Quarter and the Warehouse District, this Halloween-themed parade is like a fall bit of Mardi Gras, throws included. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the parade route is as follows: Elysian Fields Avenue to North Peters Street, to Decatur Street, then back onto North Peters to Canal Street; right turn on Canal, then U-turn at Royal Street. Canal to Tchoupitoulas Street, right turn into the Warehouse District; left turn onto St. Joseph Street; right turn onto Convention Center Boulevard to Henderson Street. www.kreweofboo.com.

Friday through Sunday

Voodoo Music and Arts Experience

Three days of sounds and sights at one of New Orleans’ most popular festivals. Festival Grounds, New Orleans City Park, Wisner Boulevard and Friedricks Avenue. 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. (887) 569-7767. worshipthemusic.com.

Friday

Premiere of “I’d Rather Be Rich!”

The Anthony Bean Community Theater premieres a comedy by local playwright Fred Roberts about how friends are affected by the desire for wealth. $20. 8 p.m. Future shows through Nov. 23 Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 3 p.m. Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.com.

Saturday

Son of a Saint Gala

This benefit provides funding for a program that helps deserving children in the Crescent City. A reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. The Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans. (504) 421-9144. www.sonofasaint.org.

Sunday

Anne and Christopher Rice sign new books

New Orleans’ favorite mother-son literary duo return to sign copies of their newest novels, “Prince Lestat” and “The Vines,” at a ticketed event. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. (504) 895-2266.

Wednesday

‘Phantom of the Opera’

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit opens at the Saenger Theatre with reinvented staging, scenery and orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Through Nov. 16. Tickets start at $61. (504) 287-0351. www.saengernola.com.