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Screen time

The New Orleans Film Festival continues through Sunday, Nov. 15, with outdoor screenings at the Lafitte Greenway and The Broadside. The lineup includes “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets,” the documentary “Professor Longhair, Rugged and Funky,” the locally shot feature about a TV contest loser, “American Reject,” the Valerie Sassyfras documentary “Nobody May Come,” music videos and more. The closing night film is “MLK/FBI,” a documentary about the extent of the government’s surveillance and harassment of the civil rights leader. Visit the New Orleans Film Society website for tickets and information.

The beat goes on

Drummer Jamal Batiste leads his band in a blend of funk, R&B, soul, hip-hop and rock in a show live-streamed from the House of Blues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. Find the link on Instagram, @hobnola. 

Virtually Southern

Lafayette’s Southern Screen film festival is a virtual event this year. Films include “Stardust,” fictionalizing David Bowie’s early tour of the U.S., slates of short films and interviews with film and TV stars including former “Saturday Night Live” comedian Rachel Dratch. The festival runs Nov. 12-15. Visit for schedule. 

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Junior league

The “Raise Your Voice” benefit is a musical revue by young performers to support Angel’s Place, a nonprofit that assists families with children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. More than 40 young people sing classics from shows like “42nd Street,” “A Chorus Line,” “Mean Girls,” “Hamilton” and more. At Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts in Kenner at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Visit for tickets.

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Rose-colored glasses

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience holds a tasting of rose wines from France, Spain, Italy and the U.S., and hors d’oeuvres are included. There are tickets for general admission and table seating on Fulton Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Visit for tickets.

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