THURSDAY, AUG. 21

  • HAPPY HOUR WITH YNPNGNO AND NOLA AMERICORPS ALUMS: 4 p.m., The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., New Orleans. Come support Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and NOLA Americorps Alums at a happy hour networking event with other young professionals. There will be free raffles items announced at a later date. therustynail.org.
  • BOWL-A-THON: 5:30 p.m., Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. The club’s biggest fundraiser and fun-filled event. This year there will be a special award for the team with the Best Team Uniform, so come dressed to impress. rocknbowl.com.
  • YPE AUGUST HAPPY HOUR: 6 p.m., Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Restaurant & Bar, 701 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Young Professionals in Energy NOLA will hold a networking event for local colleagues in the oil and energy industry.
  • TRIVIA NIGHT: 7 p.m., The Hi Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. hiholounge.net.
  • BESH STEAK BEER DINNER: 7 p.m., Besh Steak, 228 Poydras St. Featuring a different beer from NOLA Brewing Co. for each course. $75 per person. harrahsneworleans.com/restaurants/besh-steak.html.
  • HELP FREE AN ANGEL FOUNDATION, PAINT WITH A PURPOSE: 7 p.m., Painting with a Twist, 700 Dublin St., New Orleans.

FRIDAY, AUG. 22

  • BICYCLE TOUR: 9 a.m., Sophie Wright Park, 1941 Magazine St., New Orleans. This three-hour biking tour goes through the Garden and Lower Garden districts and mixes historical events with current ones. It starts and ends at the park. The cost is $37 for tour and bicycle, and $25 for just the tour. Bring cash for refreshments, comfortable shoes and a poncho.
  • “STEINBECK, THE ART OF FICTION” EXHIBIT: 10 a.m., Irish Cultural Museum, 933 Conti St., New Orleans. Lew Aytes, a sculptor, and Robert Nease, a photographer, created this exhibit for the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California. It includes text from John Steinbeck’s writings, as well as commentary from noted Steinbeck scholars. icmnola.com.
  • NOMA BOOK CLUB, NEW BOOKS POTLUCK: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. NOMA’s Book Club meets in the Felix J. Dreyfous Library to read and discuss art-related fiction and nonfiction. To join or for information, call (504) 658-4117 or email scork@noma.org.
  • STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS: 10 a.m., The Williams Group NOLA, 201 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Learn how to start a business in this workshop.
  • COCKTAIL HISTORY TOUR: 5 p.m., Evangeline, 329 Decatur St., New Orleans. Join New Orleans tour guide, Dylan O’Donnell, aka Dr. Gumbo, on a journey through New Orleans’ history of cocktails while sampling them along the way. The cost is $65 and includes tour and four cocktails or $32 for just the tour. doctorgumbo.com.
  • NOMA BOOK CLUB: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. The club meets in the Felix J. Dreyfous Library for potluck and discussion of art-related fiction and nonfiction. (504) 658-4117 or scork@noma.org.
  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle. Activities and performances, cooking demonstrations. Free with museum admission.

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

  • STUDIO KIDS! “FIGURE IT OUT”: 10 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Children, ages 5-10, can attend art classes where they will explore galleries for inspiration and learn about a different medium in each class. Register for one class or the series. Limited to 12 students per class. $22 for members; $30 nonmembers. Email education@noma.org or call (504) 658-4128 to register.
  • CUTTING EDGE CE CONFERENCES AND EVENTS: 10 a.m., Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. Cutting Edge CE Conference and Events is an annual three-day event that draws together established and aspiring music industry professionals from around the nation and world. Sessions cover the business-end of the music industry. There will also be a trade show, the NewWorks Showcase and the Roots Music Gathering.

FAMILY FAIR 2014: 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M., OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART, 925 CAMP PLACE, NEW ORLEANS. THIS ANNUAL EVENT WILL FEATURE A VARIETY OF ART ACTIVITIES INSPIRED BY A SOUTHERN COUNTY FAIR AS WELL AS GAMES AND PERFORMANCES FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES. FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. ADMISSION IS FREE. OGDENMUSEUM.ORG/INDEX.HTML.

  • STORYQUEST “CLOUDS”: 11:30 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. StoryQuest combines professional authors, actors and artists to bring the world of children’s literature to life. The event is free with museum admission.

BIG EASY ROLLERGIRLS DOUBLE HEADER: 5 P.M., UNO, 2000 LAKESHORE DRIVE, NEW ORLEANS. COME SEE YOUR BIG EASY ROLLERGIRLS ALLSTARS TAKE ON THE TEXAS ROLLERGIRLS FIRING SQUAD, FOLLOWED BY THE TXRG TEXECUTIONERS VERSUS THE ATLANTA ROLLERGIRLS DIRTY SOUTH DERBY GIRLS. DOORS OPEN AT 4:30 P.M. TICKETS ARE $10 IN ADVANCE, $15 THE DOOR FOR ADULTS, $5 FOR CHILDREN, 7-12, AND STUDENTS WITH ID AND FREE FOR CHILDREN, 6 AND YOUNGER. CRAWFISHMAMBO.COM/SSLPAGE.ASPX?PID=391.

  • JAKE OWEN: 7 p.m., Champion Square, Benson Tower and Superdome, New Orleans.
  • BREWSIANA CRAFT BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL: 7 p.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. Festival will have 21 varieties of craft beer, including seasonal and rare releases by NOLA Brewery, Bayou Teche Biere, Chafunkta Brewing Co., Covington Brewhouse, Parish Brewing Co., Tin Roof Brewing Co. and Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. Colin Lake, Brass Bed, The Scorseses, The Wooden Wings, Hazy Ray and Kelly Love Jones will all perform. There will also be pub-style food pairings for the featured beers. Admission is $12. hob.com/venues/clubvenues/neworleans.

16TH ANNUAL CHAIRISH THE CHILDREN: 7 P.M, PATRON PARTY; 8 P.M., MAIN EVENT. LOUISIANA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 420 JULIA ST., NEW ORLEANS. AUCTION; RAFFLE TO WIN A $1,500 LEE MICHAEL FINE JEWELRY SHOPPING SPREE. GOURMET CUISINE BY PÊCHE SEAFOOD GRILL, SIGNATURE FIREFLY MOONSHINE COCKTAILS. SPONSORED BY CAPITAL ONE BANK. PATRON TICKETS, $150; MAIN EVENT, $50. GO TO WWW.LCM.ORG OR CALL (504) 266-2415.

SUNSET ON SATURDAY: 7 P.M., THE SARATOGA, 212 LOYOLA AVE., NEW ORLEANS. TRUNK SHOW FEATURING THE DESIGNER, KANO BRANON, WINE TASTING AND CUSTOM ROLLED CIGARS.

AVITA DRUGS BELLE REVE BREEZE GALA: 8 P.M., GENERATIONS HALL, 310 ANDREW HIGGINS DRIVE, NEW ORLEANS. GALA FEATURES FOOD, DRINKS AND ENTERTAINMENT.

  • THE FOURTH CIRCLE: 8 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Dane Rhodes and DaDa Productions present a performing arts experience that shows what can happen when different disciplines work together. After being exposed to a short art-house film as inspiration, three artists, a musician, a dancer and a painter, come together to create a new original piece. Box office opens at 7 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUG. 24

  • THE FOURTH CIRCLE: 3 p.m., MidCity Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans.
  • BOYZ II MEN: 7 p.m., Champion Square, Benson Tower and Superdome, New Orleans.
  • OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY WITH KEITH SWEAT: 9 p.m., Masquerade Club-Harrahs New Orleans, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. Official Concert afterparty hosted by Keith Sweat and featuring music by DJ Captain Charles. Admission is $20. (504) 265-7976 or Normasquerade@caesars.com.

MONDAY, AUG. 25

  • PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP: Neuropsychologist Susan Andrews will be the speaker when the Big Easy Fleur de Lis Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1 p.m. in the Esplanade 1 Room of the Conference Center at East Jefferson General Hospital. The free meetings are held on the last Monday of each month and are open to the public. For information, contact Bonnie Huddleston at (504) 905-6355 or BonHudd4417@gmail.com.
  • MONDAY NIGHT WRITER’S GROUP: 7:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. (504) 455-4929.

TUESDAY, AUG. 26

  • “FIVES AND TWENTY-FIVES” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Michael Pitre, an LSU graduate who joined the Marines in 2002, debuts as a novelist and will sign copies of his book on the Iraq War. octaviabooks.com.
  • WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY FILM AND DISCUSSION: 12:30 p.m., Room 212W1 of Building 1 on the City Park Campus. The Irma Thomas Center commemorates Aug. 26, the date in 1920 when American women gained the right to vote, with a program featuring a short film, “Votes for Women,” and a discussion. Free. (504) 671-6325.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27

  • GROWING FALL CROPS: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Humana Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter discusses planting crops for fall, especially those tin containers. Free. (504) 840-0906, ASchneider3@humana.com.
  • LONGUE VUE EVENING IN THE GARDEN: 5 p.m., Longue Vue House, 7 Bamboo Road., New Orleans. Members can bring a picnic basket, games for the kids or a bottle of wine and experience Longue Vue after hours. RSVP on Eventbrite or by emailing jgick@longuevue.com. (504) 293-4723.
  • EMFAM SHOWCASE/NETWORKING EVENT: 7 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Emfam Showcase/Networking Event is for performers, executives, media professionals and others in the music industry. Presale online tickets are $5 with a $1.27 processing fee. (504) 952-2656 oremfamHQ.com.
  • ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD: 10 p.m., Freret Street Publiq House, 4528 Freret St., New Orleans.

THURSDAY, AUG. 28

  • BLESSING OF THE HERBS: 9:30 a.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. The Herb Society hosts a traditional blessing on the eve of St. Fiacre Day, following by a reception and talk on herbal liqueurs. Free with RSVP. (985) 781-4372.
  • LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 p.m., 1421 Josephine St. Features a rare Gothic Revival home under renovation by Andrea St. Paul Bland, sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center. $10. (504) 636-3300, www.prcno.org.
  • “THE SHELTERING” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. In his fourth novel, Mark Powell broadens the Southern backdrop of his earlier work into a sprawling thriller taking readers from the Middle East to the South to the storied American West. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • MEMPHIS REDBIRDS AT NEW ORLEANS ZEPHYRS: 7 p.m., Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie.
  • TECH-NOLA-GY TECH FEST DINNER: 6 p.m., La Louisiane at Hotel Mazarin, 730 Bienville Ave., New Orleans. “TechNOLAgy Techfest Dinner” will celebrate local innovation and technology with a four-course dinner. Hosted by the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, Antonio de Ulloa, who was a renowned scientist in the 18th century. The dinner is $100 per person, which includes tax, gratuity and wine, but not eventbrite fees.