Harvest the Music
5 p.m. Wednesday
Lafayette Square, 600 block of St. Charles Ave., (504) 734-1322
Honey Island Swamp Band kicks off the Wednesday concert series, and there are food and art booths at Lafayette Square. Food vendors include Linda Green, the "Yakamein Lady," Cafe Adelaide, Martin Wine Cellar and Crepes a la Cart. The series continues through Oct. 30.
Crimestoppers Patron Party
7 p.m. Wednesday
Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-8477; www.tipitinas.com
Musicians perform, food and two cocktails are included and there's a live auction at this Crimestoppers New Orleans benefit. Restaurants serving food include Chad's Bistro, Ye Olde College Inn, Galatoire's, Drago's and Creole Creamery. Tickets are $50 in advance, $75 day of and $100 VIP.
Krewe du Cure
6 p.m. Saturday
Harrah's New Orleans, 4 Canal St., (504) 533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com
James Andrews performs while chefs including John Folse, Duke LoCicero and Michael Sichel COOK. There's an open bar, an art auction and prizes. Tickets are $250 and all proceeds benefit the Al Copeland Foundation's local cancer research. — MEGAN BRADEN-PERRY