The W French Quarter hotel (316 Chartres St., 504-581-1200; wfrenchquarter.com) is reviving its series of outdoor movie screenings this month, with holiday films to be shown in its courtyard and food and drinks provided by SoBou (310 Chartres St., 504-552-4095; www.-sobounola.com), the new restaurant within the hotel.
SoBou will sell snacks like ghost pepper cotton candy, Creole beer nuts, popcorn and grilled donuts, while setting up a s'mores roasting station and serving drinks from its extensive bar list. Proceeds from cocktail and food sales benefit the Robin Hood Foundation Relief Fund (www.-robinhood.org), which is helping with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
The movie schedule features Elf Dec. 12 and Love Actually Dec. 19. Both events begin at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and guests are encouraged to bring collapsible chairs and blankets.