October 2017 Calendar of Events


Courtesy Angolite Prison Magazine

Angola Prison Rodeo
View one of the state’s most unique events at the Louisiana State Penitentiary’s rodeo every Sunday this month starting at 2 p.m. Admission is $20. angolarodeo.com

Halloween fun
From parades to corn mazes to costumes, there are many ways to celebrate around the Capital City this year. Click here for 225’s guide to local Halloween events.

Oct. 6

Sample dozens of craft beers, taste fare from local restaurants and hear live music at Baton Rouge Zoo’s annual Brew at the Zoo event. General admission tickets are $45.
6-9 p.m. brzoobrew.org

Come out for a picnic after dark at the Capitol Park Museum’s Full Moon Feast. Quiana Lynell will provide music. Tickets are $50. 6-9 p.m. louisianastatemuseum.org

Laugh out loud at the Family Dinner Comedy Troupe’s Improv Comedy Night at the Manship Theatre. Tickets are $6. 7:30 p.m. manshiptheatre.org

Oct. 7

Ogden Park Prowl
Gather for a day of art, food and music at the annual Mid City art festival. View vendors and a map of participating streets on the event’s website. 1-6 p.m. ogdenparkprowl.org

McMains Children’s Developmental Center will host its ninth annual Kid’s Bike Event at Istrouma Baptist Church. The free event provides children with disabilities adaptive bikes to ride along with their peers. 8 a.m.-noon.

Courtesy LSU Rural Life Museum

Find your new favorite handmade work from a local artists at October’s Baton Rouge Arts Market hosted by the Arts Council next to the Red Stick Farmers Market on Fifth and Main streets. 8 a.m.-noon. artsbr.org

Oct. 7-8

Harvest Days
Go back in time to the 1800s with the LSU Rural Life Museum. Open-hearth cooking, soap making and woodworking will all be on display at Harvest Days through living history demonstrations. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
$10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $8 for children ages 6-11. lsu.edu/rurallife

Oct. 15

Gain some new skills at “Fight Like A Girl,” a free self-defense class for women ages 13 and older at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library. 3-5 p.m. ebrpl.com

The Ruby Slipper. Photo by Charlene Guilliams.

Oct. 21

BRunch Fest
Get your brunch on at the inaugural festival organized by Geaux Rouge. A few of the participating restaurants include The Overpass Merchant, The Ruby Slipper, Magpie Cafe and The Pelican House. The event will take place at Baton Rouge Gallery. Tickets are $15. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. geauxrouge.com

Oct. 22

Slow Food Baton Rouge’s Louisiana Fall Heat returns for its fifth year, bringing farm-to-table foods, local chefs and mixologists to the Burden Museum & Gardens in cooking and cocktail competitions. 4-7 p.m. slowfoodbr.org

Oct. 28

Meet the makers at October’s Mid City Maker’s Market at 541 S. Eugene St., 5-9 p.m. midcitymakers.market

On the Road

Oct. 11-19

See renowned local, regional and international films at the 28th annual New Orleans Film Festival at the Ace Hotel New Orleans. Check out the full schedule at neworleansfilmsociety.org.

Oct. 21

Sample some cheesy goodness from 15 restaurants at the first annual NOLA Mac N’ Cheese Fest at Louis Armstrong Park, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is free. nolamacncheesefest.com

Oct. 27-29

Courtesy Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

You can find three days of live music, arts vendors and plenty of food at the Louisiana Seafood Festival in Woldenberg Park. Admission is free. louisianaseafoodfestival.com

Oct. 27-29

Round out October’s busy festival calendar with the annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in City Park. Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem and DJ Snake headline the three-day event. Weekend passes are $140. voodoofestival.com


Oct. 5-8

Experience Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal: A Breakthrough Ice Experience” at the Cajundome. Ticket prices and times vary. cajundome.com

Oct. 6

The Pretty in Pink Pub Crawl will be held in downtown Lafayette to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including stops at The Greenroom, Jefferson Street Pub and Dat Dog. Tickets are $20. 6 p.m. socialentertainment.net

Oct. 28

Earl Singleton’s play Too Much Drama To Stay Focused takes the stage at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices vary. 7 p.m. heymanncenter.com