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Qatar Ballroom, Lavin Bernick Center at Tulane University
Free

Katie Orenstein's lecture discusses how women and members of marginalized communities can establish credibility and argue effectively. Email taylor@tulane.edu for details. Read more

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The series of events honors Nobel Laureate William Faulkner, with papers about "New Orleans as a Muse for Literature: 300 Years and Counting" will be delivered Monday and Tuesday, followed by a luncheon with birthday cake and champagne, $60. www.faulknersociety.org/events-2/ Read more

Westbank Bridge Park
$15-$65

Amusement rides, baby alligators, food, live music, a golf tournament and more at this festival that funds scholarships for the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish. alligatorfestival.org. Read more

Eiffel Society
$10

Community Visions Unlimited event with utility box artists creating "mini" versions of the boxes that will be up for bids, with food and music. Tickets are $10.  Read more

Downtown Gretna
$20-$25 single-day, $47.50-$60 three-day pass.

The three-day festival features local and national bands, a German beer garden, international foods, arts and crafts, carnival rides and games, an Italian village, kids' activities and more. www.gretnafest.com Read more

Westbank Bridge Park
$15-$65

Amusement rides, baby alligators, food, live music, a golf tournament and more at this festival that funds scholarships for the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish. alligatorfestival.org. Read more

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
$50-$175

An evening in the sculpture garden of the New Orleans Museum of Art features live entertainment, food, a cocktail challenge, patron party and late night party. Tickets start at $50. (504) 658-4121 or email love@noma.org. Read more

Mardi Gras World
$150-$250

American Cancer Society benefit for the Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge, includes dinner, live entertainment, auction, raffle and more, with 20 honorees for contributions to fight against cancer. Tickets $150-$250. www.bellesandbeausball.com. Read more

Southern Food & Beverage Foundation

Herb Society of America sale to benefit New Orleans Botanical and Longue Vue House and Gardens, with demonstrations, samples and plants. herbsno@gmail.com. Read more

Cassidy Park
$25 for two day pass (in advance), $35 at the door.

Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival will feature two stages hosting live music, as well as food vendors, art, a kids' zone and more. Camper and tent camping is available. Read more

Westbank Bridge Park
$15-$65

Amusement rides, baby alligators, food, live music, a golf tournament and more at this festival that funds scholarships for the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish. alligatorfestival.org. Read more

Downtown Gretna
$20-$25 single-day, $47.50-$60 three-day pass.

The three-day festival features local and national bands, a German beer garden, international foods, arts and crafts, carnival rides and games, an Italian village, kids' activities and more. www.gretnafest.com Read more

Slidell Auditorium
$20

The fundraiser for homeless youth includes dinner, silent auction and the Rev. Bill Miller as guest speaker. Tickets are $20. www.onewaylove.org. Read more

New Orleans Event and Film Studios
$50-$450

Krewe de Pink annual cancer fundraiser with music, silent auction, raffle and coronation of royal court by Queen Julie Stokes. BYOB. krewedepink.org. Read more

Jefferson Performing Arts Center
$46-$86

Country Music Hall of Famer swings through Metairie on his national tour. Tickets $46-$86. (877) 840-0457. jeffersonpac.com. Read more

Lakefront Airport
$65-$150

Lake Forest Charter School is the beneficiary of this gala, which includes dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and more. Alden J. McDonald Jr. is the honoree. Patron party precedes. For tickets, visit lakeforestcharter.org.giving/gala/ or call (504) 593-8264.  Read more

Crescent Park

The annual walk includes a family-friendly event with food and drink vendors, live entertainment, children's activities and an awards ceremony. Registration at 8 a.m., stretch and warm up at 9:15 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. Read more

Westbank Bridge Park
$15-$65

Amusement rides, baby alligators, food, live music, a golf tournament and more at this festival that funds scholarships for the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish. alligatorfestival.org. Read more

Downtown Gretna
$20-$25 single-day, $47.50-$60 three-day pass.

The three-day festival features local and national bands, a German beer garden, international foods, arts and crafts, carnival rides and games, an Italian village, kids' activities and more. www.gretnafest.com Read more

Bridge Side Marina
$20 entry fee

The rodeo is a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and treatment programs in the state. There are adult and girls' divisions, and activities include a live auction, dinner and dance on Saturday, door prizes and more. Times to be determined. Read more

Deutsches Haus
$8, free for children 12 and younger and Deutsches Haus members. 6

The festival celebrates German culture with German food and beers, beer stein-holding contests, dance performances, Dachshund races and more. Read more

The Cellar on St. Louis
$55-$120

Benefit for Friends of Lafitte Greenway with music, food and beverages. Patrons party at 6 p.m., soiree at 7 p.m. Late Night at 9 p.m. lafittegreenway.org. Read more

Bridge Side Marina
$20 entry fee

The rodeo is a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and treatment programs in the state. There are adult and girls' divisions, and activities include a live auction, dinner and dance on Saturday, door prizes and more. Times to be determined. Read more

Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola
$20

Started in 1965, this is the longest running prison rodeo in the country and features bulldogging, barrel racing, bareback riding and more. There also are food vendors and a sale of inmate crafts.  Read more

Roberts Cove Germanfest
$8, free for children 12 and younger.

There's live music, German dancing, German food, German beers, folk demonstrations, singers, antique farm equipment demonstrations, a strolling accordion player, children's activities and more. 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. $8, free for children 12 and younger. Read more

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City Park Festival Grounds
Free

There are more than 20 beignet dishes available from restaurants and food trucks, from simple fried versions with powdered sugar to beignets with seafood and other savory fillings. There's also live music, a children's village, art market and more. Read more

New Orleans Botanical Garden
$10, $5 children 5-12, free for children 4 and younger and City Park members.

There are educational programs, children's activities, music, arts and crafts, a marketplace, plant sales, live music and food. Read more

New Orleans Museum of Art
$5, free for museum members.

The event celebrates Japanese culture with traditional dance performances, arts and crafts, martial arts demonstrations, tours of the museum's Japanese art collections, a fashion show and more.  Read more

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