Dinner with Degas
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday
Degas House, 2306 Esplanade Ave., (504) 821-5009
www.degashouse.com Chef Jacob Cureton prepares dishes from Lafcadio Hearn's Creole Cookbook, the first Creole cookbook ever written. The dishes prepared are the same dishes Degas ate while lodging there from 1872 to 1873. Call to register. Dinner $78.
Snake & Jake's 20th Anniversary
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday
Snake & Jake's Christmas Club Lounge, 7612 Oak St., (504) 861-2802
www.snakeandjakes.com The dive bar celebrates 20 years, with cake, drink specials and the Food Drunk food truck.
Magic Ladle Gretna Market Soup Cookoff
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Old Gretna Train Depot, 300 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 361-1822
www.gretnafarmersmarket.com Guests sample competing soups made with farmers market ingredients. Competitors can win trophies and cash prizes. Contestants are still needed and can call to register. Sampling guests $5, non-sampling guests free.