Livingston-Tangipahoa community photo gallery for March 13, 2014 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by ROGER W. ZETTLER JR. -- From left, Gay LaFleur and Melody Landrum dance at the Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival. The event returns Friday and will run through Sunday.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • BUKU MUSIC + ART PROJECT: 1400 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. The fifth annual music and arts event features performances from Future, Miike Snow, Chvrches, and Fetty Wap. General admission tickets for $99.50 are still available. For information, visit thebukuproject.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • NEW ORLEANS HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. View home-related services and products under one roof. For information, visit neworleanshomeshows.com.
  • SICILIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 312 E. Railroad Ave., Independence. The annual festival features a spaghetti cook-off, parade, arts and crafts and a poker run. For information, visit indysicilianfest.com.

CHOCTAW FIREMAN’S FAIR: 2854 CHOCTAW ROAD, THIBODAUX. THE 33RD ANNUAL EVENT FEATURES MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND, A PARADE, LIVE AUCTION AND FOOD SUCH AS FRIED CATFISH, CRAB CAKES AND SEAFOOD GUMBO. FOR INFORMATION, CALL (985) 633-2888.

SATURDAY

  • ST. PATRICK’S DAY MUSIC FEST: 7 a.m., bands start at 11 a.m. Uncle Earl’s, 3753 Perkins Road, Suite 3. The seventh annual event features performances from Band Camp, The Chee Weez, 17th Floor, Flow Tribe, Ship of Fools, Minos the Saint, West Without, and Geaux DJ. You must be 21 years old to enter. Burgers and jambalaya will be served all day under the tent. (225) 343-1899.
  • WEARIN’ OF THE GREEN PARADE: 10 a.m. Baton Rouge’s 31st annual parade begins on Hundred Oaks Avenue. For information, visit paradegroup.com.
  • CELEBRATING THE WRITTEN WORD: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St. The city’s largest literary event features well-known local authors discussing their genres and expertise. Tickets are $35. For information, visit hammondarts.org/literary-festival.

Compiled by Advocate staff