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.

FALL FOODIES AND FESTIVITIES: 5 p.m., Bucktown Marina, Metairie-Hammond Highway at Lake Pontchartrain, Metairie. Inaugural fundraiser for Jefferson Community Health Care Centers with food, music, kid zone, inflatables and treats. $25 includes five food tickets. (504) 371-8958.

HELLUVA HULLABALOO AUCTION AND PARTY: 5:30 p.m., Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Auction and party celebrate university's student athletes. $75, $100 door.

BOUDIN, BOURBON AND BEER: 6 p.m., Champions Square, LaSalle Street at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. Emeril Lagasse Foundation's fundraiser with more than 60 chefs offering up the Cajun delicacies, beverages, cigars and live music. $99 and up.

MAGNOLIA | MOONLIGHT | MARDI GRAS GALA: 7 p.m., Whitehall Plantation. 100 Central Ave., Jefferson. Benefit for Magnolia Community Services with silent auction, live entertainment, raffle, special creations wondershop and art gallery. $125 and up.

JIM GAFFIGAN: 7 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The Grammy-nominated comedian visits the Crescent City during his Noble Ape tour.

MOONLIGHT MAGIC: 7:30 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St., New Orleans. Fundraising gala for French Quarter Citizens organization, with live music, food, silent and live auctions. $125 and up.

MOONLIGHT ON THE MISSISSIPPI: 8 p.m., Grand Oaks Mansion, Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. Black-tie Retro Prom fundraiser for Boys Town Louisiana with food and beverage, music, games, silent auction and more. $100 and up.


ST. BASIL INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Basil Antioch Orthodox Church, 3916 Hudson St., Metairie. With dishes from Mediterranean cuisine, Russia, Serbia, Eastern Europe, Ethiopia and Louisiana. Live music, activities for children. $5 Friday, $5 and up Saturday. (504) 888-8114


BUCKTOWN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. Friday and Noon Saturday and Sunday, 1600 Lake Ave., Metairie. Three-day festival of music, rides, games and succulent seafood are the hallmarks of this festival for St. Louis King of France School. (504) 833-8224.


CRESCENT CITY FALL CLASSIC 5K: 7 a.m., Roosevelt Mall, City Park, New Orleans. Autumn race in the Crescent City Classic series, with qualifying for the spring 10K race available. $35 and up.

DANCE PROJECT ALLIANCE COLOR FUN RUN: 7:30 a.m., John Slidell Park, 105 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Fun 4.5K run/walk to raise funds for the school and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, with food vendors, entertainment and more. $40.

TOUCH A TRUCK: 10 a.m., Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Junior League of New Orleans presents a chance for kids and their families to see and feel trucks and police and fire vehicles and those who operate them. $10 advance, $15 day of, $60 family pack. (504) 891-5845.

FOREST FEST: 10 a.m., Woodlands Trail, 449 F. Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse. Music, food trucks, guided hikes, scavenger hunts, bounce house and more. Food and beverages for sale. $10, $5 children. (504) 433-4000.

CENTRAL CITY FESTIVAL: 11 a.m., Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans. "A Block Party on the Boulevard" is the theme for a day of performances, second line, food, kid activities, music and commerce. (504) 528-1806.

BAYOU BACCHANAL: 11 a.m., Armstrong Park, 835 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Friends of Culture present the Caribbean festival with parade from the World Trade Center at 1 Canal St. with music, food and entertainment.

FOLK ART FEST: Noon, Algiers Folk Art Zone and Blues Museum, 207 Lebouef St., New Orleans. Showcase of regional folk art for sale, with artists, music, crafts and food truck concessions. (504) 261-6231.

FALAYA FEST: 3 p.m., Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive, Covington. Inaugural music festival, with food and beverages for purchase. $12 advance, $14 gate. (985) 892-1873.

WICKED WINE RUN: 4 p.m., Pontchartrain Vineyards, 81250 Highway 1082, Bush. 5K and 1K with after-party through the vines. 21 and older. $30 and up for racers.

CARNIVALE DU VIN: 5:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Emeril Lagasse Foundation hosts black-tie reception and dinner, with live auction of top wines, followed by musical performance by Midtowne Men, cast members from the original Broadway run of "Jersey Boys." $1,000 and up.

TOURO FOUNDATION GALA: 6 p.m., Mardi Gras World River Center Complex, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. "Take A Road Trip" is the theme for the annual gala to honor Dr. Tom Oelsner, recipient of the Judah Touro Society Award, with reception, dinner and post-gala party. $200 and up. (504) 897-8435.

CARNIVALE AT CAROUSEL GARDENS: 7 p.m., Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, 7 Victory Drive, City Park, New Orleans. CADA evening with unlimited rides, cotton candy and face painting. $10, $8 children. (504) 821-2232.


KELSEY BRADLEY FAVROT MEMORIAL RUN/WALK: 8 a.m., Shelter 10, Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Fundraiser 5K run/walk to benefit LSU Department of Neurosurgery's Brain Tumor Center. $35.

PURPLESTRIDE NEW ORLEANS: 8 a.m., Roosevelt Mall, City Park, New Orleans. Fundraiser walk for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN — SQUASH IT OUT: 10 a.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1830 M.L. King Jr. Blvd., New Orleans. Ages 7-11 learn how to make butternut squash lasagna. $20, $15 members. (504) 267-7490.

NOLA 4X4ING FOR A CURE: Noon, Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. East Jefferson Breast Care Center fundraiser with food, raffle, silent auction and more. $10.

VIRGIN ISLANDS RELIEF FUND BENEFIT: 4 p.m., NOLA Brewing, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Portion of food and beverage sales go to fund, with live music, silent auction as well. $10 donation. (504) 650-0976.

NOCTURNE XV: 5 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St., New Orleans. Musical Arts Society of New Orleans gala, with performance by pianist Spencer Myer, plus Champagne reception and dinner. $200 and up. (504) 899-4826.


FALL FOODIE CRAWL IN CARROLLTON: 6 p.m., Dante's Kitchen, 736 Dante St., New Orleans. Five-stop food and beverage "crawl," with stops at Boucherie & Bouree, La Casita, Carrollton Market and a surprise. A portion benefits the Louisiana Barman's Fund. $55 advance and up; $65 door and up. (773) 983-0626.


A TASTE OF OLDE TOWNE: Through Nov. 29, various locations throughout Slidell. Inaugural wine and dine event, with Champagne brunch, music and art. Prices vary per event.

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Compiled by Marchaund Jones.