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. www.prcno.org.
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.