rockin’ the rails: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., 419 N. New Hampshire, Covington. Free outdoor concert featuring The Pfsiter Sisters. (985) 892-1873 or http://www.covla.com.
‘Mad Men’ Season Six Premiere Party : 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Hotel Monteleone and the Carousel Bar & Lounge, 214 Royal Street, New Orleans. Costume contest, cocktails, passed themed hors d’oeuvres, music by the Yat Pack. Advance registration recommmended. $10. http://www.hotelmonteleone.com/madmen.
THURSDAY AND SUNDAY
ray nagin — the going away party: 8 p.m., Thursday, Andrea’s Italian, 3100 19th St., Metairie; Sunday, Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles, New Orleans. Comedy show by Chris Champagne and Philip Melancon. $15. (504) 330-9117.
A TASTE OF COVINGTON: Downtown Covington. Various events at locations throughout the city. Visit http://www.atasteofcovington.com for schedule and ticket information.
Free outdoor concert benefitting Operation Homefront: 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Boomtown Casino, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey. Food, beverages, bands. (504) 366-7711.
‘Passport to the Arts’ gala: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., 16 S. Treasure Island, Slidell. Admission is complimentary with your Friends of the Arts membership. Membership is $75 per member and includes one ticket to the gala. Reserved tables of 10 available for $500. You can apply for membership at Accents & Things, Purple Armadillo and the Cultural Arts Department. http://www.slidell.la.us
Light Of Hope Gala to benefit casa jefferson: 7:15 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Robin Kinchen, Bonerama, Voodoo Symphony, New Orleans street performers. Live and silent auctions. $75, general admission or $150, seated. http://www.casajefferson.com/light-of-hope-gala.
FILM SHOWCASE: Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. The New Orleans Film Society, in partnership with the Prytania Theatre, presents a weeklong spring showcase of new foreign and independent film and documentary film April 5-11 at the Prytania Theatre. $10, NOFS members; $11, general admission. Advance tickets can be purchased in person at the Prytania Theatre box office (5339 Prytania Street) or online at Prytania’s website or http://www.theprytania.com.
Raintree Gala — Paint the Town Green 2013: 6 p.m.-7 p.m., patron party at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 525 Fulton Street, New Orleans; 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Gala- Harrah’s Theatre 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. Music by The Yat Pack. Live and silent auction, food from New Orleans’ best restaurants. One gala ticket, $85; one patron party ticket, $160; two gala tickets, two patron party tickets, program listing, $500. (504) 899-9045.
Hickory Dickory Rock: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., New Orleans City Park’s Storyland and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Family Service of Greater New Orleans’ third annual fundraising event. $10. Tickets can be purchased online at http://fsgno.org or at the gate of the Carousel Gardens.
LUAU FUNDRAISER : 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Sun Ray Grill, 1051 Annunciation St., New Orleans. National Council of Jewish Women’s Greater New Orleans Section’s annual fundraiser, “A Hawaiian Paradise.” Open bar, hula dancers, leis, kosher-style luau, DJ, ukulele player, silent auction. Tickets start at $50. Call Marisa Kahn at (321) 544-4171 for more information.
Bayou Jam : 5:30 p.m., Heritage Park, Slidell. Christian Serpas and Ghost Town. Chairs, blankets, ice chests and picnic baskets encouraged. Drinks and onsite catering available for a nominal charge. No pets, grills or glass. (985) 646-4375 or http://www.slidell.la.us.
Film Screening — “Hogan’s Heroes” (1965): 7:30 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
NOLA Bike to Work Day: 7 a.m. Visit http://bikeeasy.org/events/archives/929 for a schedule of events.
harrison Avenue Marketplace: 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 801 Harrison Ave. Food, vendors, music, kids’ activities. http://harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.