A week of spooky happenings, for both adults and kids
Boo at the Zoo. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629;www.auduboninstitute.org — Audubon Zoo's annual Halloween extravaganza for kids up to age 12 offers trick-or-treating, Ghost Train rides, a carousel, scary and non-scary haunted house options, costumed characters, laser tag, a monster maze, games, live music and a toddler area. Tickets $17, babies under 1 year free. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Boo Fest. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 E. Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com — The event has games, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a costume contest and wheelchair-accessible trick-or-treating. Proceeds fund assistive devices and home modifications for children with disabilities. Admission $2. Families of children with special needs may enter at 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Bow-Wow-Ween Puppy Party. Creole Gardens Guesthouse, 1415 Prytania St., (504) 569-8700 — The guesthouse hosts a dog-friendly Halloween costume party featuring DJ Black Queen Anne, a silent auction, raffles and pinatas. Proceeds benefit the Mid-City Mutt Mamas dog rescue. Free admission; food and drinks available for purchase. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.
Confetti Kids Spooktacular Halloween Party. Preston B. Delcazel Memorial Playground, corner of Opelousas Avenue and Seguin Street — The free Halloween party features games, crafts, inflatables, karaoke and prizes for the best costume and the best carved pumpkin. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Fall Fete: Hallow Oui! Danneel Playground, 5501 St. Charles Ave.;www.auduboncharter.com — Audubon Charter School hosts a free Halloween party with games, inflatables, crafts, face painting, a costume contest, art market, auction and live music by Alex McMurray & the Fabricators, Hot Club of New Orleans, Billy Iuso, Miss Sophie Lee and Michot's Melody Makers. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Ghost Bowl-a-Thon. Rock 'n' Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700;www.rocknbowl.com — Teams bowl to benefit Spinal Bifida of Greater New Orleans at an all-ages Halloween fundraiser with music by The Strays. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Ghostly Gallivant Gala. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.friendsofthecabildo.org — Costumed guests enjoy food and drinks from French Quarter restaurants and music by Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces at the Friends of the Cabildo's Halloween party. Non-member tickets $50, members and under age 35 $45. 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Ghostly Tours. 1850 House, 523 St. Ann St., (504) 568-6968; www.crt.state.la.us— Guests encounter the ghosts of historic New Orleans figures on special Halloween tours organized by the Friends of the Cabildo. Tours begin every half hour. Tickets $25, students $10. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.