- COCKTAIL HISTORY TOUR: 5 p.m., Evangeline, 329 Decatur St., New Orleans. $32-$65. doctorgumbo.com
- MOVIES IN THE PARK: 6 p.m., Joe Brown Memorial Park, 5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans. “Thor 2: The Dark World” will be shown as part of NORDC’s film series at parks around the city. Field games and fitness activities first, then it’s show time at sunset. Local booster clubs sell concessions to raise funds. (504) 658-3032 or nola.gov/nordc/movies-in-the-park.
- COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Columbia St., Covington.
- LOVE IN THE GARDEN: 7 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Event honoring NOCCA artists Jennifer Odem, Brandan Odums, Mary Jane Parker, Ersy Schwartz and Michel Varisco. $50-$150. noma.org
PINKTOBER: 7 P.M. PARADE, 8 P.M. GALA, HARD ROCK CAFÉ, 125 BOURBON ST., NEW ORLEANS. JOIN THE BREASTFEST 2014 PINKTOBER SECOND-LINE PARADE WITH POCKET ACES BRASS BAND IN FRONT OF THE HYATT FRENCH QUARTER ON CANAL STREET UNDER THE CLOCK. THEN PARADE TO HARD ROCK CAFÉ FOR FOOD FROM LOCAL CHEFS, COCKTAILS, ENTERTAINMENT, A SILENT AUCTION, RAFFLES AND MORE. (504) 529-5617 OR BREASTFESTNOLA.COM
FRIDAY AND SUNDAY
- ‘THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES - BOB HOPE AND HIS ALL-STAR PACIFIC TOUR’: 8 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Reenactment variety show production. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org
- ‘SHREK THE MUSICAL’: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $38.50, adults; $36.50, seniors; and $33.50, students and active military. rivertowntheaters.com
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colora.m.-noon, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. covingtonfarmersmarket.org
- NATURE HIKE: 9 a.m., Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville. Free with park admission of $2. (985) 792-4652
- SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Free. smithsonianmag.com/museumday
- MASTERCHEF CASTING IN NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. An open call for Season 6 of the Fox reality cooking competition series.
- HELPING HANDS FOR AMERICA’S LANDS: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Barataria Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, and Chalmette National Cemetery, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. As part of a nationwide day of service, volunteers will provide trail maintenance, trash pickup and other cleaning. (504) 689-3690 ext. 10 or nps.gov
- ‘BLAZE’ SCREENING: 10:30 a.m., The historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “From Cameo to Close-up: Louisiana in Film. Free. (504) 523-4662 or hnoc.org
- CURATORIAL WALKTHROUGH AND RECEPTION: 2 p.m., Lupin Foundation Gallery, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. A talk by Regine Basha, curator of “Mark of the Feminine”. Free, CAC members and with gallery admission. (504) 528-3805 or cacno.org
- ‘BETWEEN THE SHADOW AND THE LIGHT’: 4 p.m.-6 p.m., McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Exhibition opening. Free.
- TIPITINA’S FOUNDATION RHYTHM AND BLUES 5K RUN: 5 p.m., Tipitina’s Uptown, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Beginning and ending at the Uptown institution, the run features serenading bands along the route, plus an after-race festival with food, drinks and live entertainment on the neutral grounds. Proceeds benefit the foundation’s work to protect and preserve Louisiana’s musical culture. runnotc.org/races/2014/rhythm.shtml.
NOLA POETS FOR FERGUSON: 6 P.M.-8 P.M., MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART, 2003 CARONDELET ST., NEW ORLEANS. AS PART OF A NATIONAL LIVESTREAM 24-HOUR POETRY READING, THE EVENT IS A FUNDRAISER TO RAISE MONEY TO COVER LEGAL FEES FOR THOSE ARRESTED IN FERGUSON IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE MURDER OF MIKE BROWN. $5-$10 SUGGESTED DONATION.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
- MANDEVILLE FALL CRAFT SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lions Hall, 720 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Array of exhibitors and craftspeople from across the South and Northeast.
- ‘AN ILIAD’: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performed by Denis O’Hare. $35, general; $25, CAC members; $30-$40, door. cacno.org/iliad
- SWAP MEET NOLA: 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. Artists, farmers, bakers and flea market vendors. (504) 813-5370
- TIPS TO TRAIL RIDING: 6 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S., Mandeville. The Bike Path owner David Moeller will share his passion and expertise with tips to riding the trails. $5. (985) 626-1238
- READING BETWEEN THE WINES: 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. A literary series where local authors discuss and sign their books. fleurdelit.com
- ‘CAPTURING CONFINEMENT’: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Dinner and talk with curator Kim Guise.
- ‘SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE’: 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, New Orleans. $54-$280. theaterneworleans.com/Tickets-Active.php?eventID=1643802&venueID=1486
- ‘BROOMSTICK’ LADIES NIGHT: 8 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. (504) 522-6545
- WOMEN PERFORMING FOR WOMEN 2014: 6:30 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A night of music, food, and celebration to benefit the women and children of Hagar’s House. $40 or $75, couples. (504) 210-5064 or HagarsHouseNOLA.org
- NEW ORLEANS VINTAGE FASHION AND LIFESTYLE EXPO: 7 p.m., Old U.S. Mint-Louisiana State Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. The expo is the pre-party to The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival. $15-$50.
- HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St. “From Cameo to Close Up: Louisiana in Film,” through Nov. 26. (504) 523-4662
National World War II Museum: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “From Barbed Wire to Battlefields, Japanese American Experiences in WWII” exhibit. nationalww2museum.org
- NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle. “Alexis Rockman: Drawings from Life of Pi,” through Sunday, Oct. 12. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Mondays.
- WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Eric Rivet leads the program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with general admission. (504) 528-1944 ext. 288
- TRIBUTE TO THE ANDREWS SISTERS: 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The Victory Belles pay tribute to the famed WWII singing group. (504) 528-1943
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose