our lady of prompt succor tomato festival
Friday through Sunday
Luscious, ripe and red — it’s tomatoes in the parish when Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church and School holds the annual Tomato Festival. Live entertainment, festival royalty and delicious cuisine are all in store. 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday; 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette. olpsschool.org.
zoo-to-do for kids
Specifically for the younger set, Audubon Zoo’s Zoo-To-Do for Kids features age-appropriate noshes, activities and entertainment as a prelude to the adults’ big night May 6. Early admission is at 5:30 p.m., with general admission at 6:30 p.m. $25, $20 members, $40 early admission. (504) 861-6160. audubonnatureinstitute.org/ztdk
wonderful indonesia festival
Delve into the exotic and exciting world of Indonesia at the Wonderful Indonesia Festival, a celebration of music cultural shows and trade expos. Register for a trip to Bali. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Riverwalk at Spanish Plaza, foot of Canal and Poydras streets, New Orleans. Festival, music, cultural shows and trade expo. wonderfulindonesiafestival.org.
saints draft super boil
Watch the first rounds of the NFL draft and enjoy crawfish at the same time. The Saints Draft Super Boil features food, live music and appearances by current and former Saints during draft. Proceeds benefit American Red Cross and the Saints Hall of Fame. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saints Practice Facility, 5800 Airline Drive, New Orleans. $20, $15 13 and under. (504) 731-1700. neworleanssaintscom/fan-zone.
Tuesday to Wednesday
For 24 hours, New Orleanians have a chance to make a difference. The annual philanthropy push hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation provides a chance for givers to help 713 local non-profit groups with donations as small as $10. It begins at 6 a.m. Tuesday and runs until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Several organizations are also sponsoring special gatherings for the day throughout the metro area. givenola.org.
The Historic New Orleans Collection, the French Quarter collection of museums and research facilities dedicated to preserving the past of the Crescent City, celebrates 50 years at Soirée d’Or. The gala features music and food in this elegant Orpheum Theater. $175. 7:15 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.