Daiquiri Day Parade
A procession celebrating the sweet summer cocktail and “go-cups that are unique to New Orleans’ way of life” sets out from Elysian Fields and St. Claude Avenue. The Goodchildren Marching Band and local dance troupes will lead the way to Decatur Street and end with a block party. Daiquiri Day is a week later, on July 26, but why not get an early start? Saturday, July 19, at 4:30 p.m. Free.
Mr. Legs XIV
Men of New Orleans step up to help Bridge House/Grace House at the annual event, featuring a men’s dance contest with prizes for best costume, hairiest legs and sexiest legs. Food, drinks, music, a raffle and a silent auction are all part of the raucous fun benefiting the substance abuse recovery programs. 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive. Call (504) 821-7288. Tickets at the door start at $55.
Sounds of New Orleans
The fourth annual concert benefiting the St. Jude Center on North Rampart Street features a raft of local artistic personalities, including actor Michael Cerveris and musicians Paul Sanchez, John Boutte and Shamarr Allen, along with Harmonizing Magic, Mike “Soulman” Baptiste & the Mystics and Erica Falls. 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St. (504) 287-0351 or (800) 745-3000. $35.
Peter Frampton/The Doobie Brothers
Peter Frampton’s 1976 album “Frampton Comes Alive!” is still the biggest-selling concert album in history. His latest album, “Hummingbird in a Box,” was released in June. The Doobie Brothers are remembered for “Black Water,” “Takin’ it to the Streets” and other early 1980s favorites. 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Champions Square. Tickets start at $33.45.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Expect moody ballads about religion, death and obsession when Australian alt-rocker, screenwriter and sometime actor Nick Cave brings the dark sensibility of the award-winning album “Push the Sky Away” to New Orleans Monday, July 21, at 8 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St. (504) 525-1052. Tickets start at $30.
Wine dinners at Galatoire’s
An annual summer wine dinner series returns next week to Galatoire’s, featuring California wineries paired with multi-course meals from chef Michael Sichel. Smoked lamb loin and seared duck in a chocolate kirsch sauce are on the menu for the first dinner. Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak, 215 Bourbon St. Reservations required. (504) 525-6022. 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, $100.