FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art on the Spot family activity, music by Sexy Dex and the Fresh, Movies in the Garden All '80s Flashback series, with "Sixteen Candles." (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
VICTORY BALL: 7 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Eve of Veterans Day salute, with food and cocktails, entertainment and access to the museum. $100 and up; $50 active duty; $80 veterans and members. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
MOONLIGHT & MIRACLES GALA: 7 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Ave., New Orleans. Ochsner Cancer Services benefit, with seated dinner. $400 and up, $100 raffle. ochsner.org.
HYNES LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER GALA: 8 p.m., Hynes Charter School Gymnasium, 990 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Fundraiser for the school with dinner buffet, live music, live and silent auctions. $60 and up. (504) 324-7160. 501auctions.com/hynes.
BAYOU ROAD BALLOON FESTIVAL: 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sidney D. Torres Memorial Park, 3338 Jean Lafitte Parkway, Chalmette. Three days of music, artists, a Veterans Day parade, carnival rides, food and balloon rides. Nightly balloon glow at 5 p.m. $5 and up; rides $20. bayouroadballoonfestival.com.
ST. RITA PECAN FESTIVAL: 6 p.m. Friday and Noon Saturday and Sunday, St. Rita Catholic School, 7100 Jefferson Highway, Harahan. Festival fundraiser for the school, with music including the Chee Weez, Top Cats and Cowboy Mouth; food, carnival ride, bingo, auctions and more. (504) 737-0744, ext. 1000. stritapecanfestival.com.
WESTWEGO CYPRESS SWAMP FEST: 6 p.m. Friday and Noon Saturday and Sunday, Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, 484 Sala Ave., Westwego. Music, food, rides, games and crafts are highlights of this West Bank festival. (504) 341-9083. cityofwestwego.com.
RIVER PARISHES FALL FESTIVAL: 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sacred Heart Church, 453 Spruce St., Norco. Three days of music, food, rides, games and fun. (985) 764-9958. sacredheartschoolnorco.org.
LAKEVIEW VETERANS DAY PARADE: 11 a.m., along Harrison Avenue to Argonne Boulevard. Celebration of veterans and Americana. (504) 952-9925.
FORESTIVAL — A CELEBRATION OF ART AND NATURE: 11 a.m., A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Road, New Orleans. Art activities for all ages, music, guided walks, food and beverage vendors. $10 suggested donation. astudiointhewoods.org.
NEW ORLEANS BOOK FESTIVAL: 1 p.m., Big Lake, Friedrich Avenue, City Park, New Orleans. Reading, activities, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, fireworks and more. Bus service provided from several libraries throughout the city. nolabookfest.org.
DESTREHAN PLANTATION FALL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m., Destrehan Plantation, 13034 River Road, Destrehan. Two-day arts and crafts festival with more than 125 vendors, antiques and collectibles, food and pony rides, with live music. $8. (985) 764-9315. destrehanplantation.org.
OAK STREET PO-BOY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., Oak Street and South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans. Rescheduled festival in salute to the Crescent City's favorite sandwich, with loads of eats, beverages, entertainment and more. Wristbands $5 required to purchase po-boys. poboyfest.com.
A CONVERSATION WITH FUNK/EDM STAR GRIZ: 5 p.m., Jazz and Heritage Center, 1205 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Interview with Grant Kwiecinski as part of the "A Conversation With" series by the Grammy Museum and the foundation's Sync Up Conference. (504) 558-6100. jazzandheritage.org.
SIERRA CLUB: 7 p.m., Dominion Auditorium, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Former Gov. Buddy Roemer speaks on "State of the State — What's Going On With Louisiana's Environment." (504) 307-0187.
LES COMÉDIENS FRANÇAIS LECTURE: 6 p.m., Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Screening of the silent film "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," with live accompaniment by pianist Karol Mossakowski. Reservations required. $15, $5 members. (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.
Visit theadvocate.com/new_orleans for more events and a complete listing of what's going on this weekend.
Compiled by Marchaund Jones.