CAJUN HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL: Sugarena Acadiana Fairgrounds, New Iberia. Pageants, talent contents, live entertainment and hot sauce contests headline this festival. sugarena.com/chsf.htm.
LOUISIANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Baton Rouge. Film festival, music events, gala receptions to celebrate the state's film industry. Prices vary per event. lifilmfest.org.
NEW ORLEANS POETRY FESTIVAL AND SMALL PRESS FAIR: New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., and other locations in New Orleans. Readings, "poetry with bands" show, workshops, panels and performances. nolapoetry.com.