7 p.m. Saturday
Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 415-3514; www.nomaf.org
The red carpet preview event for the debut of David Simon's HBO series Treme is a party and charity auction to benefit the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. The entire cast will attend. Entertainment is by Lionel Ferbos, John Boutte, Leigh "Little Queenie" Harris and others. The auction includes the opportunity to appear in Treme and to have a character in the show named after you. Tickets $100.