ST. THERESA BON TON FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 4822 Carlyss Drive, Carlyss. With food, fair rides and music as well as a garage sale, cake walk and children's activities. Free.
OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE CRAFT FAIR: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1000 N. Starrett Road, Metairie. Featuring vendors with handmade products as well as food and sweets available for purchase. (504) 382-1063.
HALFWAY TO ST. PAT'S DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Overpass Merchant, 2904 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Featuring live music from Rockband and festivities to celebrate the halfway mark to St. Patrick's Day. $20 donation gets one free green beer and supports Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. eventbrite.com.
SHRIMP & JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Archbishop Shaw High School, 1000 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Featuring music from the Bucktown All-Stars, Joey Thomas Band and The Strays as well as food and fun. Pre-sale tickets $20, $25 day of event. archbishopshaw.org/product/shrimp-jambalaya-festival.
LALA FESTIVAL: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Cajun Picasso, 102 Woodvale Ave., Lafayette. A live craft festival with featured artists, music and barbecue. $5. facebook.com/lalafestivalacadiana.
PONCHATOULA ART AND WINE STROLL: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., downtown Ponchatoula. Enjoy artwork from local school kids and a wine tasting in the downtown area. Free.
NINTH ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS BURLESQUE FESTIVAL'S QUEEN OF BURLESQUE: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., The Civic Theatre, 510 O'Keefe Ave., New Orleans. Bringing the best of classic striptease dancers together to compete for the title. $40-$50. ticketfly.com.
PERKINS ROWE ARTS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Perkins Rowe, 10000 Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. The eighth annual event features an arts market, children's art activities and live music. perkinsroweartsfestival.splashthat.com.
LOUISIANA COMIC CON 2017: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. The two-day event features artists, vendors and fan groups as well as appearances from stars like Jason David Frank, Sean Astin, Barry Bostwick, Michael Biehn and many more. $25 daily tickets, $5 for kids, $40 weekend pass, and $25 military weekend pass. louisianacomicconlafayette.com.
BATON ROUGE BOUTIQUE BLOWOUT SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. Join the Baton Rouge Fashion Council and more than 20 local boutiques for this big sale. VIP shopping opens from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for $8. Public access starts at 10 a.m. eventbrite.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., 2315 Rita St., Zachary. Featuring games, family fun and food.