Mar 8 & 9
11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Old Courthouse, 1201 Bayou Road, St. Bernard www.losislenos.org The festival offers paella, meat pies, croquetas, seafood, flan and milk cake. A free shuttle takes attendees from the courthouse to the festival grounds. Admission $3.
New Orleans Beer
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
NOLA Brewing, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 896-9996
Jeremy "The Beer Buddha" Labadie and Argyle Wolf-Knapp discuss their new book about New Orleans' beer history.
French Market Fare: Shrimp and Herb Calas
2 p.m. Sunday
French Market, N. Peters St. between Governor Nicholls and Ursulines streets, (504) 522-2621
Chef Matthew Kopfler discusses and prepares shrimp and herb calas.