Sunday, Nov. 8

  • KIRK FRANKLIN PRESENTS GOSPEL BRUNCH AT HOUSE OF BLUES : 10 a.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. Kirk Franklin’s hand-picked performers showcasing explosive energy, contemporary music and new cuisine. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the IHOBF, providing arts and music support to underserved youth.
  • RACHEL HELD EVANS LECTURE SERIES: 11 a.m., St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, 7100 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Evans is author of three books which explore the relationship between fair and doubt. scabc.org or (504) 861-9514.
  • ASHE TO AME. VISUAL ART EXHIBITION EXPLORING THE ENDURING SPIRITUALITY OF PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT: 3 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha C, Haley Blvd. An exhibition that looks at the evolution of creativity and spirituality of people of African descent, with particular emphasis on the city of New Orleans. $10. For more information call (504) 569-9070. ashecac.org.

Wednesday, November 11

  • ROSARY FOR PEACE: 6 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula.

Saturday, November 14

  • THEOSOPHY AND SELF-TRANSFORMATION DISCUSSION GROUP: 2 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Scott Ramsey of The Theosophical Society in New Orleans leads a discussion on theosophy and self-Ttransformation. Various books are introduced concerning our evolutionary journey through and beyond the human kingdom. Monthly discussions are held in the A/V Conference Room on the second floor of the library.
  • DANCE FEATURING JAKE & NIFTY 50’S: 8 p.m., St. Luke’s Family Center, 9140 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. There will be snacks and door prizes. Attire is dressy casual.

Wednesday, November 18

  • ALEX MAR - WITCHES OF AMERICA - ANTENNA GALLERY: 7 p.m., Antenna Gallery at 3718 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Alex Mar will be reading from “Witches of America.” She will be joined by Margaret Eby and Justin Nobel.

Sunday, Nov. 22

  • SIXTH ANNUAL ST. CATHERINE’S DAY PARADE: 10:30 a.m., St. Catherine, St. Charles Ave. and Pleasant St. This year’s theme is “The Hat Pack.” The parade also features live music with Bart Ramsey and members of Zazou City.
  • BISHOP VISITING: 5 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh Street, Slidell. The Right Rev. Morris Thompson, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, will celebrate the Holy Eucharist and confirm Katy-Anne Binstead, Camille Colley, Mallory Hancock and Angela Lyle. After the service there will be a reception in Comfort Hall to honor the bishop. office@christchurchslidell.com.