Errol Laborde on Carnival food
7 p.m. Tuesday
East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190
Errol Laborde discusses Carnival food traditions outlined in his book, Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival.
Chili in the Channel
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, 3128 Constance St., (504) 717-0128
Attendees can sample a dozen chilis prepared by chefs and amateur cooks. There's a DJ and NOLA Brewing beers are sold. Admission $5.
King Cake Festival
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Champions Square, 1 Lasalle St., (504) 587-3663
The free event features king cake samples, a stroller fun run around the Superdome, a $10 kids' zone and live music. Proceeds benefit pediatric and neonatal programs at Ochsner.