The New Orleans Film Fest is back and bigger than ever. Its 26th incarnation will run from Wednesday, October 14 to Thursday, October 22. The festival will again feature many films by local filmmakers and films that are especially of local interest, as well as many with music as their focus.
On Saturday, October 10, the New Orleans Arts Center & Gallery (NOACG), a new 6,000 square foot space on St. Claude Ave., will celebrate the launch of an exhibit, Bywater Biennial, showcasing the work of 75 artists, both established and emerging, who are part of the eclectic downriver arts community.
Starting in October, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will host a series of free jazz concerts at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street). Tickets are free, but advance registration is required for each concert.
Christian Scott released his latest album, Stretch Music, in September. Partially recorded at the Parlor Studio in the Irish Channel, Scott takes contemporary jazz to higher heights with this combination release. The album is both a listening and learning experience, available for purchase as a straightforward album or as an app in the iTunes store.
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is here again, happening October 7-11 at Girard Park in Lafayette. This year's festival is a little extra special, as it commemorates 250 years of Acadians surviving and thriving in southern Louisiana.
The first Tremé Festival, hosted by the Historic Faubourg Tremé Association (HFTA), is happening Saturday, October 3, from 11a-8p. This free festival kicks off a weekend full of events raising funds for urgent repairs for the St. Augustine Catholic Church.