City Dining Cards launch party
6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday
NOLA Brewing Tap Room, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 896-9996
Attendees can buy City Dining Cards, which offer discounts at local restaurants, and the third edition of Drink Deck, along with complimentary pizza, chicken wings and beer. There also are gift certificate raffles.
St. Mary Magdalen Seafood Festival
6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday; noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 6425 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 733-1433
There's live musical entertainment, bingo, carnival rides, games, raffles, student performances and seafood dishes.
Social Renaissance's International Night
6 p.m. to midnight Saturday
Port of New Orleans, 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, (504) 522-2551
There are retail booths, music and 13 food vendors including Cajun Moon Catering, Nirvana Indian Cuisine and Aya's Jamaican Cuisine. The event is free and there's limited parking in the Mardi Gras World lot for $10.