Don’t Miss events in New Orleans Thursday, June 12-Sunday, June 15 _lowres

Photo provided by John Craft -- The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra will be honored at the Ladies in Red gala.

Ladies in Red fundraising gala

Music, cocktails, food and an awards ceremony, all for the cause of preservation. Awards will be presented to some of New Orleans’ pre-eminent musicians and the institutions that support them, including Dave Bartholomew, Wendell Brunious, Ronnie Kole, the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra and Don Vappie. Sharon Martin & Company will perform at the patron party, which begins at 7 p.m., and Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs will perform at the gala. The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St. Tickets for the gala are $75. Call (504) 581-7032.

Drenched 5K

A new twist on the 5K run: Sprint, gallop or walk til your internal thermostat hits the red zone; afterward, cool off with water slides, spray guns, “the world’s biggest balloon fight” and more. Live music. Family and friends can buy a no-run pass to get in on the wet fun. Proceeds benefit the Mission to Hear Foundation. $20. 10 a.m. Saturday, Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie. 5K run/walk followed by water slides balloon fights and music. Call (504) 734-5155.

Hook a Kid on Fishing

The “Hook a Kid on Fishing Rodeo” takes place at the legendary Campo’s Marina, 1301 Yscloskey Highway in St. Bernard. Competitors can launch anywhere. Scales open at noon and close at 3 p.m. 10 a.m. Saturday. Call (504) 322-5526 or (504) 279-3229.