Vance Vaucresson cooking demonstration
12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Thursday
Dillard University, Ray Charles Program Center, Professional Schools and Sciences Building, Room 112
Vance Vaucresson discusses his Vaucresson's Sausage Company and his family's multigeneration history of butchers and sausage makers. He also demonstrates how to make Creole sausages and crawfish boudin. A talk precedes from 11 a.m. to noon in Georges Auditorium. For information, call (504) 816-4091. Free admission.
Cookies & Cocktails
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 581-4367
The Girl Scouts Louisiana East's fundraiser features Girl Scout cookie-inspired cocktails, appetizers and desserts. Participating restaurants include Barcadia, Cafe Reconcile, Kingfish, Rebellion Bar and Urban Kitchen, Restaurant R'evolution and others. Celebrity judges will name top dishes and there's an audience's choice. There is entertainment by the 610 Stompers and Papa C & the Slammin' Horns. Tickets $100, $125 for the patron party at 6 p.m.
Sunday Dancehall Down Bayou Terre aux Boeufs
3 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Museum, 1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard, (504) 682-0862<
The event features a family-style dinner with food foraged by Blaise Pezold and prepared by chef Michael Gulotta of MoPho. There's music by Guitar Lightnin' Lee and His Thunder Band, a photo exhibit by Monique Verdin and a discussion of coastal conservation led by A Studio in the Woods artist-in-residence Christy George and Tulane University professor Laura Murphy. Proceeds benefit the Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society. Suggested donation $15.