SPRING PONTCHARTRAIN HOME SHOW: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Featuring a variety of home-related products and services as well as samples of wine, beer and spirits.
HERB DAY: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. Third annual family friendly event with plant sale, classes, a tour and an herb plant petting zoo. Free.
CÉLÉBRATION DE LA DANSE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. A free event with community-wide discussions, demonstrations and celebrations of Cajun, Creole and Native American dance. vermilionville.org.
NEW ORLEANS ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, corner of South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues, New Orleans. Featuring artisans and vendors with works from paintings to photography and clothing to ceramics.
RED STICK ROUX RALLY: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge. Try gumbo from 40 teams while enjoying music from Chase Tyler Band and the Chee Weez. Proceeds benefit Youth Oasis. $10 online, $15 at the event. $40 VIP tickets available. rouxrally.com.
FESTIVAL OF TWO RIVERS AUCTION AND TASTE FAIR: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs. Featuring food from area restaurants as well as a silent action and raffle. Benefiting the church and school. festivaloftworivers.com.
LA FÊTE DE LA RIVIÈRE: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Inaugural spring gala for downtown Baton Rouge museum featuring music from Quiana Lynell, food, drink and a video installation from Tommy's TV. $100-$150, discounts available for members and young professionals under 40. lsumoa.org.
MID CITY RISING: 6 p.m., The Collective, 2678 Government St., Baton Rouge. Featuring a musical performance from The Secret Black Society as well as food and artists displaying their latest works. facebook.com/thecollective2678.
SMOKE & BOIL: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St., Baton Rouge. Featuring art, barbecue and boiled crawfish, festivities and beer. facebook.com/smokeandboil.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
CHAMPARTY: 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., The Market at Circa 1857, 1857 Government St., Baton Rouge. A Champagne stroll and celebration of local art and music, featuring music from The Michael Foster Project. $2 admission. themarketbr.com.