DCI 2013- BIG, LOUD & LIVE 10: 5:30 p.m., AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, Elite marching bands compete in the DCI World Championship Prelims. From Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. www.amctheatres.com.
BLACKOUT & AMANDA DELEON-PRE-FALL EXHIBIT: 7:30 p.m., 3rd Floor, 234 Chartres St., New Orleans. A night of cocktails as Blackout & Amanda deLeon present 2013 Pre-Fall Collections. Featuring Music by DJ Steven Weber, Jewelry by Mignon Faget & Pop-Up Boutiques by both designers. www.eventbrite.com.
GARDEN PARTY: 6:30 p.m., City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Live outdoor concert featuring Big Sam’s Funky Nation plus Brass-A-Holics on Friday and Bonerama plus Jumpin’ Johnny’s Blues Party on Saturday. No outside food and drink. www.neworleanscitypark.com.
BROAD SAINT BBQ BLOCK FEST: 10 a.m., Broad St. New Orleans, Family fun back to school festival. Free back to school giveaway items for kids.
MOMS NIGHT OUT WITH NEW ORLEANS MOMS BLOG: 7 p.m., Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., New Orleans. Shopping, giveaways, food and drink. http://www.lcm.org.
BE IN THAT NUMBER CELEBRATION-YOUTH MENTORING CONNECTION LAUNCH PARTY: 7 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Food, drinks, music and a great community of people to hang out with. www.nolamentor.org.
BATTLE FOR THE CRESCENT CITY: 8 p.m., Crescent City Boxing Gym, 3101 Erato St., New Orleans, A night of Heavyweight title fighting at Crescent City Boxing Gym now known as the Heavyweight Crescent City Classic — Ten rounds of real hard knockout boxing from two fearless fighters for the championship title. Come out and enjoy a night of electrifying boxing. crescentcityboxing.com.
ERIC CLAPTON CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2013: 7:30 p.m., AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan. Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Los Lobos, Keith Urban and others join Eric Clapton for a jam session. Recorded at New York’s Madison Square Garden. www.amctheatres.com.