THURSDAY

  • YPE INAUGURAL HAPPY HOUR: 6 p.m., Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Restaurant & Bar, 701 Tchoupitoulas St. Young Professionals in Energy NOLA. eventbrite.com.
  • AIN’T NO HALF STEPPIN’ NOLA! WITH JOHNNY DILKS AND THE HIGHWAY KIND: 7 p.m., One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St. Austin-style eating and drinking featuring barbecue, whiskey, Texas blues/western swing with Johnny Dilks & the Highway Kind, party games and a raffle. $60. oneeyedjacks.net.
  • TALES, TAILS AND COCKTAILS: 8 p.m., Scott Edwards Gallery, 2109 Decatur St. The Naked Girls of New Orleans are serving up stiff drinks, cocktail recipes, bar stories, libation lore and more. Ticket price includes a drink. $20.
  • THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES: 8 p.m., Twelve Mile Limit, 500 S. Telemachus St. William Grant & Sons is sponsoring a cross-country motorcycle road trip from Colorado to New Orleans, culminating in this year’s Spirited Dinner at Twelve Mile Limit. $75. talesofthecocktail.com.

FRIDAY

  • EXPLORE THE SHORE: 9 a.m., Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Highway 190, Mandeville. A park ranger shows attendees the animals and plants that live along the lakefront. Call (888) 677-3668.
  • GR4CF FASHION FUNDRAISER: 5 p.m., Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St. Ice-cream themed children’s fashion show featuring designs by 11-year-old Grace Rose and her Rosie G collection sponsored by Pippen Lane. Music by DJ Quickie Mart, live and silent auction, food by restaurant Meauxbar and catering by Cannatas of Houma. Open bar provided by Republic Nola for adults and New Orleans Ice Cream sponsored bar for children. Collection will be available for sale with all proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. www.rosiegstyle.com.
  • ATURE, A CLOSER LOOK: 9 A.M., FONTAINEBLEAU STATE PARK, 67825 HIGHWAY 190, MANDEVILLE. EXAMINE LEAVES, BARK AND GROWTH PATTERNS. CALL (888) 677-3668.

  • CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Metairie Park Country Day School, Weinmann Auditorium, 300 Park Rd., Metairie. Young artists from the 2014 Metairie Park Country Day School Creative Arts program present visual and creative art from more than 100 program classes, including music, theater, photography and dance.
  • ALL THAT JAZZ: 7:30 p.m., Rosy’s Jazz Hall, 500 Valence St. All proceeds benefit the Akula Foundation. Featuring auctions, jazz music, food and drinks. $30; $50 per couple. Call (504) 881-0452.
  • 6TH ANNUAL G$SH TOUR): 9 p.m., Allways Theatre, 1030 Marigny Ave. Starring Jess J & Jayali. Ages 21 and older. Email getmoneystophatintour@gmail.com or call (818) 723-0847.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • CREEPY FEST: Various times and locations. Sheer Terror Records’ sixth annual New Orleans underground extravaganza. Four nights of pure chaos. Tons of punk, hardcore, garage, thrash, surf, death metal and more. Terror Optics and New Orleans Horror Film Festival present a screening of local short horror films and music videos. facebook.com/creepyfest.

SATURDAY

  • AUDITIONS FOR THE 2014-15 PELICANS DANCE TEAM: 9 a.m., Pelicans Practice Facility, 5800 Airline Drive, Metairie. The Pelicans are looking for girls at least 18 years of age who have previous dance experience and are enthusiastic and committed to representing the Pelicans organization on and off the court. www.pelicans.com.
  • LUWOW: noon, Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Restaurant & Bar, 701 Tchoupitoulas St. Lucy’s 7th annual Block Party LuWow with food, tiki bars, slip ‘n’slide, 30-foot inflatable slide, pools, misting fans and more. Live music starting at 5 p.m. featuring Nick Name and the Valmonts, The UnNaturals and Clockwork Elvis. Free.
  • SON OF A SAINT THIRD BIRTHDAY PARTY & FUNDRAISER: noon - 4 p.m., Dat Dog, 5030 Freret St. With music by The Cyrus Nabipoor Trio and games for kids and adults. Free.
  • MAKING MICRO COMICS WITH CAESAR MEADOWS: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., New Orleans Public Library Nix Branch, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Learn how to draw and assemble your very own tiny comic book using a micro-comic template designed by Caesar Meadows. Call (504) 596-2630.
  • AUTHOR AND SIGNING EVENT: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Scott Damian discusses and signs his new book “Voice: A Stutterer’s Odyssey.” Call (504) 455-4929.
  • A TRIBUTE TO MAYA ANGELOU: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive. Members of Algiers Regional’s Poets and Writers group and other Algiers community members will join together to celebrate the life and work of Maya Angelou. Activities will include readings of her works and dance performances. Light refreshments will be served. Call (504) 596-2641.
  • NOLA CURVES FASHION SHOW: 4 p.m., Nola Spaces, 1719 Toledano St. NolaCurves Plus Size Fashion Show aims to support small and local businesses that specialize in plus size design and fashion.
  • HAPPY’S NOLA 5K RUN/WALK: 6:30 p.m., Happy’s Irish Pub, 1009 Poydras St. An evening downtown 5K course for runners and walkers. Post-race festivities include food, beverages, music. Benefiting Crimestoppers. www.nolarunning.com.
  • FAMILY OVERNIGHT 2014: 6:30 p.m., National World War II Museum, U.S. Freedom Pavilion, 945 Magazine St. Families spend the night at the museum with activities, scavenger hunts and a USO show. Pre-registration is required. $55 per person, nonmembers; $45 per person, members. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • DRUMMING CIRCLE: 7 p.m., New Orleans Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave. Call (504) 460-9049.

SUNDAY

  • JAZZ BRUNCH ON HARRISON: 10 a.m., KC Hall, 6254 Vicksburg St. Fundraiser for a mission trip to Ireland. The Pfister Sisters singing with a dance floor for swingin’, Chef Matt Murphy preparing grits and grillades, door prizes, raffles, face painting. $12, adults; $8, children. Call (504) 270-3451.
  • MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY): 12:15 p.m., AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin perform classic skits with topical twists. amctheatres.com.
  • “MY NEW ORLEANS” MULTI-AUTHOR EVENT: 2:30 p.m., Faulkner House Books, 214 Royal St. Hosted by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, several authors will be honored at a reception, including: Laura Lane McNeal, author of “Dollbaby;” Amy Conner, author of “The Right Thing;” journalist Angela M. Carll, author of “Where Writers Wrote;” Michael Moffitt, author of “Granddad’s Dictionary;” and Michael Murphy, literary agent and author of “Eat Dat.” Following a social hour, authors will discuss their books at 3:30 p.m. RSVP requested. Call (504) 524-2940.

MONDAY

  • IRISH WHISKEY TASTING: 6 p.m., The Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave. Try a rotating sample of Irish whiskeys under the guidance of a local expert. Call (504) 595-6755. theirishhouseneworleans.com.
  • “DOLLBABY” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Laura Lane McNeal will discuss and sign her novel. octaviabooks.com.
  • “DR. MARY’S MONKEY” AUTHOR EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Author Edward Haslam will be signing and discussing his book. Call (504) 889-8143.

MONDAY NIGHT WRITER’S GROUP: 7:30 P.M., BARNES & NOBLE, 3721 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD., METAIRIE. MEETING EVERY MONDAY. CALL (504) 455-4929.

TUESDAY

  • “THE GREAT GLASS SEA” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Storyteller Josh Weil will discuss and sign his novel. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • GLENN BECK’S WE WILL NOT CONFORM: 7 p.m., AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan. Experts and concerned citizens voice their opinions on changing the U.S. education system. amctheatres.com.

WEDNESDAY

  • THE SOUL REBELS, TANK (TANK AND THE BANGAS) AND DJ RIK DUCCI AT WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Algiers Point Riverfront, 200 Morgan St., Algiers. Featuring music, food and local vendors. Call (504) 362-6436.
  • “MORE CURIOUS” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Sean Wilsey will sign and discuss his new essay collection. octaviabooks.com.
  • EDUCATION PIONEERS NEW ORLEANS SHOWCASE 2014: 6 p.m., L.B.Landry High School, 1200 L.B. Landry Ave. An evening dedicated to celebrating the fellows, their work and the city of New Orleans. Featured speakers include Adrian Morgan, CEO of Algiers Charter School Association; Scott Morgan, Founder and CEO of Education Pioneers; and John White, Louisiana superintendent of education. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served. Email michael.richard@educationpioneers.org.
  • EMFAM SHOWCASE/NETWORKING EVENT JULY 2014: 7 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave. This event has been designed to unite performers, business moguls, executives, media personnel and music industry professionals. Call (504) 952-2656 or www.emfamhq.com.