dine out 4 paws


Animal lovers and anyone who cares about furry friends won’t want to miss the opportunity to lend a hand a helping a paw by simply going out to breakfast, lunch or dinner. Dine Out 4 Paws is an effort by the Louisiana SPCA and local restaurants to raise funds to help animals throughout the community. Check out the list of participating places in today’s Beaucoup or at www.la-spca.org.

cheech and chong with war


8 p.m. June 12, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The renowned comedy duo brings their standup routine to the Crescent City, with the legendary rockers of “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends” fame. $39.50 and up. (800) 745-3000. www.saengernola.com.

610 stompers ball crawl


Feel the heat on the street to the madcap beats at the 610 Stompers strut their magical feet. The hugely popular ensemble of “Ordinary Men; Extraordinary Moves” will be staging their Back to the Ball Crawl to benefit CASA Jefferson, Providence Community Housing and the VFW Post 8973. Be a stomper for the day through the streets of Uptown with stops at The Kingpin, Grit’s Bar, F&M’s, Fat Harry’s, Superior Seafood and Le Bon Temps. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at Grit’s 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 530 Lyons St., New Orleans. www.610stompers.com.

an evening with cch pounder


Acclaimed actress and star of locally shot “NCIS: New Orleans,” and jewelry designer CCH Pounder will read from Donald Rawley’s “Slow Dance on the Fault Line.” The evening includes food, a meet-and-greet with the artist, a raffle of a piece by Pounder, a silent auction and live music. $75 CAC members, $100 general admission, $150 preferred seating. 8 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 528-3800. www.cacno.org.

the impractical jokers ‘where’s larry?’ tour


The pranksters from the hit television series bring their show to the local stage with new material. The Tenderloins bring their hidden-camera hijinks with never-before-seen challenges, stories from the set, a Q&A and messages from the fans. 7:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. $33.50 and up. (800) 745-3000. www.saengernola.com.

karen berg-arlington


Cabaret singer, author and motivational speaker Karen Berg-Arlington is joined by Broadway musical director Phil Hall for a one-night performance of her show “Open a New Window: Songs for a New Chapter.” 8 p.m., June 13, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $20 and up. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.

french market creole tomato festival

Saturday and Sunday

Food, music and merriment come together in the Historic French Market for the 29th annual Creole Tomato Festival. Four stages feature live music for all ages plus culinary demonstrations to whet the appetite. And food and activity booths along the market have lots to offer. The event kicks off with the Ripe and Ready Rally at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, French Market, from Jackson Square to the Old U.S. Mint on Esplanade Avenue. www.Frenchmarket.org.