Halloween New Orleans will support Project Lazarus with dances, silent auctions and parties | Entertainment/Life

Under the “WonderLand” banner, Halloween New Orleans is planning a trio of holiday events ranging from black tie to costume. All benefit the Lazarus Project.

For nearly four decades, Halloween New Orleans has helped the local organization provide transitional housing and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless. Since its inception, Halloween New Orleans has raised nearly $5 million.

The ghoulish good times begin on October 28 with the Queen’s Ball and Silent Auction at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., in the Warehouse District.

The formal event, with a black-tie favourite, will include entertainment by DJ Alexis Tucci, an open bar, food and drag performances. Individual tickets start at $95.

On Saturday, October 29, the fun resumes with “Nightmare in Wonderland” at the Fillmore New Orleans, on the second floor of Harrah’s Casino, 6 Canal St., on the Mississippi River. Tucci returns to entertain, along with Aquaria, winner of Season 10 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Costumes are required, and there will be a contest and midnight show. Tickets start at $125.

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Dance on October 31 wraps up the weekend of events in the courtyard of the New Orleans Jazz Museum in the Old US Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. Drinks will be provided and music will be provided by DJ Joey With The Mustache featuring Jake Wesley Rogers. A second line in the French Quarter will end the event. Tickets start at $80.

Weekend passes that include all events start at $285. For more information, visit halloweenneworleans.com.

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