Halloween-themed food truck roundup
6 p.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday
Finn McCool's Irish Pub, 3701 Banks St., 504-486-9080, www.finnmccools.com
Boo Koo BBQ & Burgers, Empanada Intifada, NOLA Girl, The NOLA Truck and Nate the Pie Guy participate. My House NOLA, Finn McCool's, Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, offBEAT Magazine and Old New Orleans Rum host.
Calling it Home Festival
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Docville Farm, Oak Grove, 5124 E. St. Bernard Highway, Violet, 504-606-7436
There's music, dancing, gumbo, stuffed mirlitons, raw and char-grilled oysters, po-boys, seafood, barbecue, cooking demonstrations, crafts and exhibits. There's also a fais do do and a jambalaya cook-off to benefit United Way. The festival is presented by Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) and The Meraux Foundation. Admission $10.
Bitters with Scot Mattox
5 p.m. Monday, SoBou, W French Quarter, 310 Chartres St., 504-552-4095, www.sobounola.com
Scot Mattox, creator of El Guapo Bitters, hosts a workshop on making and using bitters. Participants will make their own bottles of bitters to take home. Appetizers will be served. The event is presented by SoFAB and the Museum of the American Cocktail. Visit www.southernfood.org/events for tickets. Registration $35.