FOLKLIFE FOODWAYS WALK: 1 p.m., French Quarter Visitor Center, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 419 Decatur St., New Orleans. Tour of Vieux Carré with emphasis on local and regional cuisine. Registration required. (504) 589-3882, ext. 227.

STORMIN' THE SAZERAC: 1 p.m., Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Commemoration of women entering the formerly male-only Sazerac Bar en masse, demanding equality. Lunch in the Blue Room, a fashion show and entertainment are on tap. Period attire (1940s) recommended. $49. (504) 335-3219.

PAY IT FORWARD HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 p.m., Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Brain Injury Association of Louisiana benefits from up to 20 percent of bar sales at new happy hour series. (504) 982-0685.

"THE UNDOING OF SAINT SILVANUS": 5:30 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Beth Moore discusses and signs her book about a young woman's complex spiritual and familiar intricacies. (504) 455-4929.

BELLES AND BEAUS BALL: 6 p.m., Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. "A Salute to Survivors" is the theme for the American Cancer Society's evening of honorees with dinner, live entertainment, silent and live auctions in a USO-style evening. $150 and up. (504) 219-2282. 

TASTE AMERICA NEW ORLEANS: 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Blvd., New Orleans. James Beard Foundation benefit features cuisine by Alex Guarnaschelli, Justin Devillier, Bret Gauthier, Nina Compton, Isaac Toups and more. $300 and up.

SCALES & ALES: 7 p.m., Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Food, beverages and live entertainment are celebrated in the aquarium at this fundraiser. $75 and up, $65 and up members;

LOVE IN THE GARDEN: 8 p.m., Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Fall evening of dinner, dancing and libations, plus the honoring of six local artists. $100 and up. (504) 658-4100.


"THE SOUND OF MUSIC": 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The story of the von Trapp family and their escape from Nazi-controlled Austria is the backdrop for a true love affair between a nun-turned-governess and an Austrian naval hero and his seven children. $45 and up. (504) 525-1052.


COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. Food demo by Coffee Rani Food Truck and music provided by Chris Talley and Three Rivers Consortium.

GLEASON GRAS: 9:30 a.m., Team Gleason House, 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. A 5K race, music, entertainment, food, auctions and more raise awareness for ALS and benefits the Gleason Family Trust, a fund established to help defray medical costs for former New Orleans Saints Steve Gleason, who suffers with the debilitating disease. Race registration and festival entry fees vary.

LATINO FOOD TRUCKS IN NEW ORLEANS TODAY: 11 a.m., French Quarter Visitor Center, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 419 Decatur St., New Orleans. Tulane's Sarah Fouts discusses immigration trends and their influence on the city's food culture. (504) 589-3882, ext. 227.

HAMP FEST: 7 p.m., St. Augustine High School, 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., New Orleans. Festival celebrates the music and legacy of St. Aug bandmaster Edwin Harrell "Hamp" Hampton, with Jeffrey Osborne to headline. $40.


"MARTHA WRIGHT AMBROSE (1914-2000) — THE REDISCOVERY OF A SOUTHERN REGIONAL ARTIST": 2 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Roulhac Toledano and Scott Veazey discuss and sign their book about the artist's work. (504) 895-2266.

GRAND GOLDEN GAMBLE: 4 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Vegas-themed fundraiser includes food, music and only 300 tickets sold for a chance to win $4,000 in gold coins. $50 advance, $75 door, $100 after raffle begins.


"FELDPOST — THE WAR LETTERS OF FRIEDRICH REINER NIEMANN": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Whitney Stewart signs and discusses the documentary about life and frontline experiences of a German soldier in WWII. (504) 899-7323.

"THE NO EXCUSE GUIDE TO SUCCESS — NO MATTER WHAT YOUR BOSS — OR LIFE — THROWS AT YOU": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Jim Smith Jr. discusses and signs his self-help book. (504) 895-2266.


"INDECENT JUSTICE" PREMIERE: 10 p.m., Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. Action thriller by former Mandeville Mayor Bernard Smith, filmed in St. Tammany Parish. (504) 891-2787.


"boom": 8 p.m. Through Saturday, Valiant Theatre, 6621 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Rockfire Theatre presents a comedy about a Craigslist hookup at the end of the world. $20.

CARROLL GALLERY: 5:30 p.m., Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Featuring "Chromatic Surfaces," works by Jamey Grimes and Rick Snow of sculpture, sound and light. Through Sept. 30. (504) 314-2228.

"LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL": 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; also Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 to Oct.1; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The Big Easy Boys, a rotating quartet, is joined by the Big Easy Babes for an original show featuring doo-wop, Motown and rock 'n' roll tunes. $44, $41.90 seniors, $39.80 students. (504) 461-9457.

“MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!”: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Features more than 200 original objects — including coins, paper currency, printing plates, political cartoons, counterfeit detectors and paintings — that illustrate the history of money in America, with a special focus on Louisiana. Through Oct. 29.

"PIPPIN": 7:30 p.m. Friday, Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 2; Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. A stage play about the young prince Pippin who is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. (504) 522-2081.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones