New Orleans events calendar, April 18-25, 2013

THURSDAY

  • ROCKIN’ THE RAILS: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., 419 N. New Hampshire, Covington. Free outdoor concert featuring Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys. (985) 892-1873 or http://www.covla.com.
  • DINING INTERNATIONALLY —FAMILY NIGHT AT ANCORA: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., 4508 Freret St., New Orleans. World Affairs Council of New Orleans program. http://www.wacno.org or email director@wacno.org.

FRIDAY

  • YOUNG CATS SWINGING FOR OLD LIONS BENEFITING NEW CUBS: 8:30 a.m., check-in; 10 a.m., tee time, Joe M. Bartholomew Municipal Golf Course in Pontchartrain Park, 6514 Congress Drive, New Orleans. 2013 New Orleans Musicians Celebrity Golf Classic & Awards Banquet with guest host Norman Robinson, WDSU-TV News, and live music by George French & Friends. Player fees include awards banquet. The Evening Tribute and Awards Banquet at The Reserve of Orleans Reception Center, 3101 Bruxelles St., immediately following the Golf Classic, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Kuumba Institute, the Youth Cultural Arts Program at ASHE’ Cultural Arts Center. $125 per player; awards banquet only $50/person. For information, call Glennon Bazzle, (504) 583-6842.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • CAJUN FEST: 10 a.m., Visitation Of Our Lady, 3520 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Great food, fun and games. Live music, free admission.

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music, fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • DÎNER EN BLANC: Time and location to be announced. Guests will meet in groups at pick-up points where organizers will escort them to the location. All attendees wear white and bring gourmet feasts, tables, chairs, glasses, silver and white linen. Live entertainment, tastings of craft beers and wines will be provided. Twenty percent of proceeds benefit local youth charities. $35. http://neworleans.dinerenblanc.info or (504) 304-8198.
  • BUGS & BREW FOR DREW CRAWFISH COOK-OFF AND BEER FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.–5 p.m., River City Plaza at Mardi Gras World.
  • THE EVENT FEATURES: Crawfish competition with more than 50 teams, cask-aged beer garden, local music including Papa Grows Funk, Honey Island Swamp Band, Johnny Sketch, and Stone Rabbits and entertainment for kids. This family-friendly festival will benefit the Drew Rodrigue Foundation, a local nonprofit that celebrates heroes in the face of adversity, in honor of Drew Rodrigue, a local football coach who battled cancer. Free. Advance VIP tickets can be purchased online for $60. http://bugsandbrew.com.
  • CRAWFEST: noon-10 p.m., Tulane University, New Orleans. All-day festival with three stages and 17,000 pounds of crawfish. Free. $10 for crawfish; $5, children 12 and younger. http://www.facebook.com/crawfest.
  • SUNSET AT THE LANDING: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Columbia St., downtown Covington. Free concert featuring Double Date and Sonic Migration. Bring chairs and refreshments.

SUNDAY

  • EARTH DAY FESTIVAL AT BAYOU ST. JOHN: 10 a.m., Bayou St. John, 4226 Canal St., New Orleans. Live music, food, children’s activities, art, green business information. Free. http://nolaearthdayfest.wordpress.com.

MONDAY

  • FILM SCREENING - “HOGAN’S HEROES” (1965): 7:30 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

TUESDAY

  • THE ARAB SPRING REVISITED- JORDAN LIBYA, YEMEN AND SYRIA TWO YEARS LATER: 6:30 p.m., the Attic at Lucy’s, 701 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. World Affairs Council of New Orleans presents a discussion with Les Campbell of the National Democratic Institute and Tom Garrett of the International Republican Institute. Advance purchase required. $30, members; $35, nonmembers. http://www.wacno.org or email director@wacno.org.

WEDNESDAY

  • CREATIVE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.– 3 p.m., CAC Warehouse, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 528-3805. Email info@cacno.org.
  • LAGNIAPPE LECTURE - “OVER THESE PRISON WALLS I WOULD FLY-COUNTRY MUSIC POWS DURING WORLD WAR II”: noon, H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Lecture by Kevin Fontenot. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.