Timothy Baker directs the Delgado Community College's performance of the play about a Marine who is set to deploy to Vietnam. General admission $15, students, faculty and staff $12.
The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library sell low-priced used books, games and music, including a collection of railroad and World War II books. Call (504) 455-2665 or email friendsJPL@yahoo.com for details.http://www.friendsofjeffersonlibrary.org
Following Jimmy Cliff’s visit last week, House of Blues continues its Kingston-in-New Orleans reggae run by hosting The Wailers, on tour for a 30th anniversary performance of Bob Marley’s posthumous, gazillion-selling gateway compilation Legend. Mighty Mystic opens at 8 p.m. | Sun. Oct. 19
Los Lobos, Ana Popovic, Joe Louis Walker, Mel Waiters, Bobby Rush and others headline the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s free festival, and there are regional styles of barbecue, an art market and more. At Lafayette Square. | Fri.-Sun. Oct. 17-19http://www.crescentcitybluesfest.com
Beginners and experienced players of the ancient Chinese game compete for prizes. Registration starts at $35. Sign up at www.nojcc.org. Registration $35http://www.nojcc.org/index.php?submenu=jewish_life&src=gendocs&ref=MahJonggTournament&category=Main
Chefs Susan Spicer and Chris Hastings judge four young competitors at this cooking competition sponsored by culinary nonprofit Ment'or. Tickets $50; VIP $75. Tickets $50http://www.mentorbkb.org
The orchestra performs pieces by Rossini, Bizet, Dankner and Beethoven. Tickets start at $20.