• NEW ORLEANS WINTER GEM, JEWELRY AND BEAD SHOW: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. This event features fine jewelry, beads, beading supplies and pearls. For more info, visit


  • ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY CELEBRATION: 8 a.m., Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd., Baton Rouge. Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There will be a march immediately following the program. No tickets are needed.

ZYDEFEST: Noon-8 p.m. Evangeline Downs, 2235 Cresswell Lane Extension, Opelousas. Enjoy musical performances from Rusty Metoyer, Cedryl Ballou, Curley Taylor, Geno Delafose and Chubby Carrier as part of this free event. Must be 21 or older.

Compiled by Advocate staff