Dinner with a Curator
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday
National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944
Virtual Classroom Coordinator Chrissy Gregg discusses the protection of Italian art treasures during World War II. A four-course meal at The American Sector restaurant features artichoke salad with prosciutto and Parmesan, Tuscan soup with kale and cannellini beans, stewed wild boar with house-made spaghetti or chicken scallopini and espresso zepolle. Wine and nonalcoholic drinks are included. Tickets $60.
Bayou Teche beer and cheese tasting
7:30 p.m. Wednesday
St. James Cheese Company, 641 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 304-1485
Cheesemonger James Gentry leads a tasting of beers from Bayou Teche Brewing and cheeses. Pairings include Ragin' Cajuns with Bleu Mont Dairy Company cheddar, LA 31 Biere Noire with Sequatchi Cove Creamery's Bellamy Blue, Acadie with Gruyere Alpage and others. Tickets $30.
NOLA Crawfish Festival
3 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday
NOLA Brewing, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 896-9996
The festival features 5,000 pounds of boiled crawfish, a crawfish cook-off between 20 teams and more than 20 beers on tap including one brewed for the event. There is music by George Porter Jr., Jon Cleary, Anders Osborne, Nigel Hall, Colin Lake, Billy Iuso & the Restless Natives and others. Passes include one specialty beer and two pounds of crawfish per day. Single-day pass $35 in advance, $45 at the door; three-day pass $99 in advance, $125 at the door.