Eatmoor in Broadmoor
5 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday
Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2660
The food truck roundup features Fete au Fest, Chef Johnson, La Cubana, Petite Rouge and Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls. There is music by Shotgun Double. Free admission.
Paradigm Gardens Concert Series
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tuesday
1131 S. Rampart St., (504) 344-9474
Chefs from Primitivo, Toups South and Carrollton Market prepare dishes, and there are raw oysters from Two Girls, One Shuck. Courtyard Brewery and Cathead Vodka provide beer and cocktails. There's music by Mikayla Braun Quartet. The event is outdoors in the urban garden, and food and drink are included with admission. Tickets $50.
7 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, (504) 361-7821
Attendees are encouraged to wear tacky attire to the event, which parodies Carnival balls and raises funds for Bridge House and Grace House. The Cotillion feaures food from local restaurants, an open bar, music, silent auctions and a raffle. Call Bridge House at (504) 821-7134 for information. Tickets are $100. Patron party (begins at 6 p.m.) tickets are $150.