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This Week in NOLA: Caribbean Festival, Pitbull & More (Oct. 1 – 15)

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happy October, New Orleans! It’s one of our favorite seasons in the Big Easy, and for a good reason. The events and festivals kicking off this month are unlike anywhere else in the world, so be sure not to miss them! Check out what’s happening this week in NOLA below.

Here’s What’s Happening This Week in NOLA

Art for Art’s Sake 2022

Magazine Street’s biggest (and FREE) event of the fall is BACK! Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. presents Art for Art’s Sake on Magazine Street: Saturday, October 1st, from 6-9 PM! Each Fall, the entire street kicks off the New Orleans Arts season with a fun night of music, wine, gallery viewings, shopping, photo ops, and more!

October 1 | Magazine St. | 6 pm

AFTER HOURS… A Free Night of Short Films

FilmShop Presents… AFTER HOURS: a night of short films & music from NYC, L.A. & New Orleans. The tri-coastal film collective FilmShop presents short films on the theme of “After Hours” from their branches on the east, left, and gulf coasts. Your host Randy Mack also solicited New Orleans’ favorite short films to supplement the program, as well as the premiere of the teaser to his upcoming film DRINKING MUSIC. FREE TO ATTEND… Donations will go to the New Orleans FilmShop.

October 1 | Hi-Ho Lounge | 5:30 pm

Bonobo Fragments Live Tour

Bonobo’s rise has been stealthy but unstoppable and Simon Green, the man behind it all, is now one of the biggest electronic artists of our time, with 6 albums and a revered live show that has seen him play to sold-out crowds across the globe, including multiple shows at Alexandra Palace, Glastonbury, Coachella, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

October 3 | Joy Theater | 8 pm

Pitbull and Iggy Azalea at Smoothie King Center

The 41-year-old superstar is currently on a massive trek for his Can’t Stop Us Now Tour. He and supporting artist Iggy Azalea will perform at The Smoothie King Center on October 6.

October 6 | Smoothie King Center | 8 pm

Craig Ferguson at Civic Theatre

Craig Ferguson is a multiple Grammy nominated, Peabody, and Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, director, and comedian with a diverse career that encompasses film, television, and the stage. He is a New York Times bestselling author and has recorded numerous standup specials for Netflix, Epix, Comedy Central, and Amazon.

October 7 | Civic Theatre | 8 pm

Wakaan Presents Time Warp Tour feat. Champagne Drip

Champagne Drip launched as a decidedly tropical and uplifting sounding project. Operating at first in anonymity, Champagne Drip made a big splash thru the release of official remixes of Bassnectar (Amorphous Music) and Elliphant (Mad Decent). Shortly thereafter, he released his debut EP “Radio Bikini” on Mad Decent. He’ll perform at Republic NOLA early in the month.

October 7 | Republic NOLA | 8 pm

Lucy Dacus at Civic Theatre

The 27-year-old indie singer released her third successful album, Home Video, last year and is currently on an extended leg of fall tour dates. She will perform along with Crooks & Nannies at Civic Theatre in New Orleans on October 12.

October 12 | Civic Theatre | 8 pm

The 2022 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

​​The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is an award-winning event featuring two stages of music, a large selection of the best barbecue vendors in the region, and a local art market. Charlie Musselwhite and Ruthie Foster will top the bill at the festival, which is presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit that owns Jazz Fest. Admission is free and open to the public.

October 14 – 16 | Lafayette Square | 3:30 pm

NOLA Caribbean Festival 2022

The 4th Annual NOLA Caribbean Festival is back with a bang! 3 days, 3 stages, 60+ vendors, 30 international artists, bands & DJs. Delicious Caribbean food and drinks. Located in the historic Congo Square in world-renowned Louis Armstrong Park. Family-friendly festival with kids zone containing inflatables, drum tent, arts & crafts tent, and face painting.

October 14 | Louis Armstrong Park | 6 pm

The Raiford’s Honey Dripper ’84 Juke Joint Opening Party & Concert

Join the Southern Food & Beverage Museum for The Honey Dripper ’84 Juke Joint exhibit opening party and concert on October 15th, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. New Orleans artist Gavin Jones and the Southern Food & Beverage Museum team are creating a fully-immersive Juke Joint experience for visitors with a concert featuring blues musicians Skip “Little Axe” McDonald and Jaeme McDonald. The menu will feature classic Juke Joint dishes curated by Chefs Matthew and Tia Raiford. The Bar at SoFAB will provide specialty-themed cocktails. Tickets are $50.

October 15 | Southern Food & Beverage Museum | 6 pm

Caribbean Boat Party: An All-White Affair

Nola Caribbean Experience presents the event of the year! The Official Caribbean Boat Party: An All-White Affair. 4 rooms (including silent headphones), 12 DJs, and 11 artists, all on a historic Mississippi River steamboat! THIS IS A GUARANTEED SOLD-OUT EVENT! DON’T MISS OUT!

October 15 | Paddlewheeler Creole Queen | 9 pm

featured image via NOLA Carnival Experience

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