Kim Sunee signs A Mouthful of Stars
4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday
Ancora Pizzeria, 4508 Freret St., (504) 324-1636
Food and travel writer Kim Sunee signs copies of her new cookbook featuring recipes from New Orleans, Tuscany, Provence, Paris, North Africa, India and other regions.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-2586
More than 25 teams compete in the crawfish boiling contest and there's music by Rebirth Brass Band, Glen David Andrews, Robin Barnes and others. Tickets $20 in advance, $20 at the gate.
NOLA Veggie Fest
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 940-1130; www.neworleans- healingcenter.org
The vegan food festival features food samples, cooking demonstrations, speakers, local products, short films, a kids' area and more.