Battle of New Orleans — General Pakenham's Final Supper
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans St., (504) 523-5222
The dinner celebrating the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans begins with period-inspired cocktails and features a five-course meal of period-inspired dishes paired with wine. Period costumes are welcome, and there are theatrical appearances by British Gen. Sir Edward Pakenham (who was killed in the battle) and other officers. Call (504) 571-4673 for reservations. Tickets $149, including tax and tip.
7 p.m. Wednesday
St. James Cheese Co., 5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737
The guided tasting of blue cheeses features various styles from around the world, paired with wines. Reservations required. Tickets $30.
Piety Street Market
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., (504) 269-3982
The monthly craft market gets in the Carnival spirit with costume vendors and homemade king cakes.