French Quarter hotel hosts paranormal party, complete with séance _lowres

Photo provided by Bourbon Orleans -- Ghost hunters seek paranormal activity at the hotel. A blur-- or an apparition? -- is circled. The Paranormal Festival gets underway Thursday at the hotel and other areas of the French Quarter in New Orleans.


  • FIRST FRIDAYS ON THE FERRY: 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Vine & Dine, 141 Delaronde St., Algiers Point. Event begins with a happy hour, then a ferry rise to the East Bank where festivities continue. (504) 250-9110


  • VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE: 8 p.m., Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. $30-$50. (504) 522-2081 or


  • ‘ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST’: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. A NOLA Project production. (504) 302-9117 or


  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colora.m.-noon, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. Donna Caire will present “Growing Wild in St. Tammany.” Music by Robert Snow and The Hot Tamales will begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • STAGE DOOR CANTEEN: 6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Event features trumpeter Jay Hagen leading an ensemble of New Orleans musicians in swing-era hits. Dinner and show tickets sold individually or combined. (504) 528-1943 or
  • NATURE HIKE: 9 a.m., Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville. Join the interpretive ranger for a hike through the park (weather permitting) to identify flora and fauna. The hike will begin in the day-area and is approximately one mile. The program is free with park admission of $2, free for children under 3 and seniors. (985) 792-4652


  • BEETLEMANIA: Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. Visitors will be welcomed in the lobby by special pinned beetle look-alikes displayed with guitars to look like John, Paul, George and Ringo. Other beetle-themed activities include races, presentations and refreshments. $16.50, adults; $12, children, and $13, seniors. (504) 378-2693


  • A TASTE OF OPERA AT THE FRENCH MARKET: 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion, French Quarter, New Orleans. Free.
  • MOONLIGHT HIKE: 7:10 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Guides will take participants on a two-mile stroll through the site under the moonlight to experience the sights and sounds of the night. Free for members, $5 for non-members. (985) 626-1238


  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Eric Rivet leads the program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. The program is free with general admission. (504) 528-1944 ext. 288
  • TRIBUTE TO THE ANDREWS SISTERS: 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m., The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The Victory Belles pay tribute to the famed WWII singing group. or (504) 528-1943
  • NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 5:15 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Participants will take a two-hour walk in the woods. Loppers are limited, reservations are required. (985) 626-1238


  • LAGNIAPPE LECTURE: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Presented by Mark Plotkin, the lecture explores how rainforest plants served as key strategic materials in World War II. (504) 528-1943
  • FREEDOM SUMMER: 8 p.m., Samuel Dubois Cook Performing Arts Center, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. $20; $15, seniors and students. Tour buses, group and school rates are available. (225) 281-0576 or (504) 459-9445


  • PARANORMAL FESTIVAL: Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 1003 Bourbon St., New Orleans. The Ghost Camp will feature New Orleans ghost hunters and expert authors and speakers. Events will take place in the hotel and other areas of the French Quarter. Daily and full event ticket packages are available. (504) 569-1465 or


  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St. “From Cameo to Close Up: Louisiana in Film,” through Nov. 26. (504) 523-4662
  • JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY: 400 Julia St., New Orleans. “No Dead Artists,” the 18th annual international juried exhibition of contemporary art, through Sept. 27. (504) 522-5471
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “From Barbed Wire to Battlefields, Japanese American Experiences in WWII” exhibit.
  • NEWCOMB ART GALLERY, WOLDENBERG ART CENTER, TULANE UNIVERSITY: “Chakaia Booker, Eradication: A Form of Obsession” and “Katherine Taylor, One and Together,” through October. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; closed Mondays. Free. (504) 865-5328 or
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle. “Alexis Rockman: Drawings from Life of Pi,” through Oct. 12. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Mondays.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp Place, New Orleans. “Rolland Golden, An Alternate Vision”; “One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia”; “Louisiana Contemporary”; “Historic Black Colleges & Universities Art Showcase.”
  • THE OLD U.S. MINT: 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. “Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images From Louisiana’s Musical Past.” 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose