THURSDAY

  • AWARENESS RECOVERY BENEFIT GALA: 8 p.m., Allways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave. Domestic abuse awareness event.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NEW ORLEANS MARATHON & 1/2 MARATHON: Events include expo, kids’ race and the main race. Visit runrocknroll.com for event schedule.

SATURDAY

  • AUDUBON ZOO PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. Join professional photographer Amy Shutt in collaboration with Audubon Institute of New Orleans at Audubon Zoo for a wild photography class adventure that teaches you the basics of your DSLR camera and how to get the best animal shots. $153. auduboninstitute.org.
  • WYES ROYAL REX DEN TOUR: 10 a.m., WYES TV, 916 Navarre Ave. Live music, close-up view of the krew’s floats and food and drinks. $40. (504) 840-4886.
  • BOOK SIGNINGS: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Kid Chef Eliana will sign copies of her book, “Cool Kids Cook: Fresh & Fit” at 10:30 a.m. and John H. Baron presents and signs his new book “Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans” at 6 p.m. http://www.octaviabooks.com
  • FRERET MARKET: Noon-5 p.m., Freret Street Market, Freret St. and Napoleon Ave. Big Easy Rollergirls, pet adoptions and more. freretmarket.com or (504) 236-5527.

SUNDAY

  • KREWE OF MARIAH 2014 MEMBERSHIP!: 7 p.m., New Orleans Theatre, 1200 Canal St. thejoytheater.com.

TUESDAY

  • PATINA SHOE PARLOR’S 2ND ANNUAL CREATIVE SHOWCASE: 6 p.m., The Chicory, 610 S. Peters St. Creative showcase highlighting artists and establishments from around the city emphasizing art, culture, lifestyle and fashion in New Orleans, complimentary drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Email info@patinashoeparlor.com.
  • WENDY WEBB READS FROM THE VANISHING: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Free. octaviabooks.com.

ONGOING

  • OCCUPY NEW ORLEANS! VOICES FROM THE CIVIL WAR: 9:30 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 529 Royal St. The exhibit taps the experiences of ordinary men and women to tell the story of the war years. Through Feb. 23. (504) 523-4662.