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HALLOWEEN SQUARE BOO: The French Market District will be giving youngsters a free Boo Carre Halloween Haunt from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 at Dutch Alley, 900 N. Peters St., New Orleans. There will be live music, children’s activities, a Spooky Second Line and tricks or treats. Disguised children can receive a free Boo Carré tote bag. Performances include:

  • 11:15 a.m. Johnette Downing
  • 12:30 p.m., Spooky Second Line with All for One Brass Band
  • 1:45 p.m., Bamzy Baby Productions
  • 3:00 p.m., Joshua Starkman Trio.

HOWL-O-WEENIE DOG COSTUME CONTEST: 3:10 p.m., Dat Dog, 3336 Magazine St., New Orleans. See the dressed-up pups take turns and support Zeus’ rescues. facebook.com.

COCKTAILS AND CRAFTS – SPOOKY HAIRDRESSES: 7:10 p.m., Sazerac House, 101 Magazine St., New Orleans. A workshop for making headdresses with seasonal cocktails. Tickets start at $50. sazerachouse.com.

GALLIVATING GHOST: “Sickness, Death, and Grief in Old New Orleans” will be the theme of Friends of the Cabildo’s Ghostly Gallivant, with candlelight presentations every half hour beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, October 21 at Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., New Orleans. Topics will include the scourge of yellow fever, burial practices and Day of the Dead altars. Tickets are $40, with member discounts, at EventBrite.com.

BOO AT THE ZOO: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21-23, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Daytime celebration with tricks, animal experiments, crafts and more. Tickets start at $5. audubonnatureinstitute.org.

ZOMBIE RUN: 9 a.m. Oct. 22, Warehouse District. A zombie infested 2 mile race to escape the clutches of the Big Easy Rollergirls, who are the Zombie Killers. Tickets start at $25. neworleanszombierun.com.

KREWE OF BOO PARADE: 6:00 p.m. Oct. 22, downtown New Orleans. Carnival-style parade with a spooky twist, featuring floats, marching units, dancing and bands from Marigny through the French Quarter to the Warehouse District. kreweofboo.com.

DRIVE-THRU HALLOWEEN: 6 p.m. Oct. 28, Elmwood Self Storage and Wine Cellar, 1004 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan. Aisle decorated with sweets and gift bags. facebook.com.

HALLOWEEN ART MARKET: The Music Box Village, 4557 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, will be the site of a free Halloween art market from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 23. There will be food and drink, as well as seasonal arts and crafts. .

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: The New Orleans City Park Botanical Garden Conservatory will feature a Día de los Muertos altar from October 26-30. Admission is free for Louisiana residents, courtesy of the Helis Foundation.

SPOOKY SEASON IN NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK: Two weekends of fun for good causes are planned at the Carousel Gardens amusement park in New Orleans City Park.

  • Ghosts in the Oaks: October 20-23. Trick-or-treating, rides, arts and crafts, and a pumpkin patch will be among the family ghosts in the oaks. General admission is 6-9 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $25, with discounts for Friends of City Park members, at NewOrleansCityPark.com.
  • Boos and beers: October 28-29. Access to the amusement park will be adults-only, and the beer will be flowing, from 9 p.m. to midnight on both nights. Tickets are $35 at NewOrleansCityPark.com.

JURASSIC QUEST: All things dinosaur will be celebrated at Jurassic Quest, October 28-30 at the Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Experience realistic animatronic dinosaurs, some of the largest rideable dinosaurs in North America, live dinosaur shows, and interactive science and art activities. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Timed entry tickets start at $19 at www.jurassicquest.com.

Current activities

CREOLE DEATH AND MOURNING and DEATH AND THE MAIDEN: October 5 to November 14, Gallier House, 1132 Royal St., New Orleans. Discover how death and mourning have been observed in the past and a haunting photo exhibition. Special visits on certain days. hgghh.org.

GHOST MANOR ON MAGAZINE: Lit nightly through October 31, 2502 Magazine St., New Orleans. Ghouls and goblins dance and fly in an audio-visual extravaganza most weekends, with extras around Halloween. ghostmanor.org.

KRAKEN HOUSE: lighted exhibition until October 31, 6574 Memphis St., New Orleans. facebook.com/krakenhousenola.

THE MORTUARY: THE HOUSE FEAR BUILT: Until November 5, 4800 Canal St., New Orleans. Haunted house experience in a former funeral home. Tickets start at $30. themortunary.net.

NEW ORLEANS NIGHTMARE: Through October 31, 319 Butterworth St., New Orleans (Elmwood). Seasonal haunted house with attractions such as Outcast Carnival, The Bloodrite and Chop House. Tickets start at $24.99. neworleansnightmare.com.

PUMPKIN PATCHES: Until October 31, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Slidell First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger Ave. Annual selection of seasonal pumpkins with photo ops and treats. furstumcslidell.org. Also, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church1031 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through October 30. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 16-21 (except Sundays), 3245 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. New Mexico Navajo pumpkins, squash, baked goods and more.

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