June Under the Moon
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, New Orleans City Park, 1 Victory Ave., (504) 482-4888
The party features amusement rides on the Tilt-a-Whirl, Ferris wheel and Ladybug Roller Coaster as well as a black-light disco in the bumper car space. Admission includes beers from Tin Roof Brewing, Modelo and other breweries, plus vodka-soaked gummy worms. No one under 21 admitted. Tickets $30.
WYES Culinary Customs
10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 267-7490; www.natfab.org
A series of cooking demonstrations features chefs Paul Miller of K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, Kevin Belton of PBS' New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton, Anna Nguyen of Nine Roses Restaurant, Ryan Hughes of Purloo, Tom Ramsay of Underground 119 in Jackson, Mississippi and Adolfo Garcia of Primitivo. Mixologist Carmine Potenza of Loa presents a bartending demonstration. Call (504) 486-5511 ext. 200 for tickets. Demonstrations are $35 each; a day pass is $125.
Foxen Vineyard wine dinner
6:30 p.m. Saturday
Emeril's New Orleans, 800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393
The dinner features passed hors d'oeuvres and courses paired with Foxen Vineyard Winery. Dishes include lobster cheese curd croquettes, grilled scallops with brown butter creamed corn, Parmesan-crusted grouper, aged country ham with Louisiana field pea salad, Mississippi lamb and blackberry milk chocolate tart. Tickets $125 plus tax and tip.