1 — Whitney White Linen Night (Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St. & 200-600 blocks of Julia Street, 504-528-3805; www.cacno.org) This annual Julia Street block party features live music, museum and gallery exhibit openings and 20 local vendors serving up food and cocktails. All proceeds benefit the Contemporary Arts Center. Hours 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission free.
1-2 — Satchmo Summer Festival (Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504-522-5730; www.fqfi.org) See July 31 listing for description.
14-15 — Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival (Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, 1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, Mississippi, 601-960-1891; www.jacksonrhythmandbluesfestival.com) Four of the five music stages are indoors in air-conditioned spaces decorated like juke joints. Chaka Khan and the Isley Brothers are the headliners for the two-day festival, which features about 30 Mississippi blues musicians and regional and national R&B groups. Other performers include Macy Gray, Ana Popovic, Bobby Rush, Truck Patch Revival and others. Hours 5 p.m.-till Fri., 3 p.m.-till Sat. Admission $40 Fri., $55 Sat.
15 — Arts and Crabs Fest (Burton Complex, 7001 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles, 337-439-2787; www.visitlakecharles.org) Regional restaurants present dishes made with crabs, paired with beers from Louisiana craft breweries. There also are interactive cultural activities. Hours 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Admission $25.