Nelson Mandela tribute on Sunday, and other community events

A tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela will be held Sunday in New Orleans. The event, scheduled for 1 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church at 1329 Jackson Ave., will feature spoken-word performances and music from various New Orleans artists. The event is organized by RhondaMarie Beaudette Stern; Jean Montes, the music director at Loyola University; and Andrew Wiseman. For more information, call (504) 920-5064.

Motown concert in Chalmette

A Motown concert will be held in Chalmette on Sunday afternoon. The “Memories of Motown” Christmas concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Sigur Civic Center, 8245 West Judge Perez Drive. Tickets are $25, and all proceeds will go to the Greater St. Stephen Ministries and the Paul S. Morton Scholarship Foundation. For more information call (504) 244-6800.

Mid-City dessert and ugly sweater party

My House NOLA will be hosting an “ugly sweater party” on Wednesday that will feature food from an array of food trucks. The event, to be held at 3701 Banks St., is supported by Fin McCool’s Irish Pub, the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, Offbeat Magazine and Old New Orleans Rum. Food vendors in attendance will include Boo Koo BBQ and Burgers, Beignet Roule and Nate the Pie Guy. For more information, call Barrie Schwartz at (248) 933-1463.