Need to hear big engines roar? Head to MONSTER JAM Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. VIP Pit Party tickets available for early admission, with a same-day ticket. $15 and up.

Lots of tastes and a good deed are all part of Sunday's KING CAKE FESTIVAL. The annual benefit for Ochsner Hospital for Children has music, king cakes and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Champions Square, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. $10 and up.

CARNIVAL COSTUME BAZAAR Sunday is the annual sale for Mardi Gras masquerading. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. (504) 504-4113.

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