July 31-Aug 2
Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; www.fqfi.org/satchmo
On Saturday and Sunday, kids can make their own instruments, decorate Zulu coconuts, visit the New Orleans Public Library's Book Nook, become a Junior Park Ranger and participate in special kids' second lines. Admission $5; children age 12 and under are free. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday.
Parent's Night Out
Triumph Krav Maga, 2901 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, (504) 324-5705; www.triumphkravmaga.com
Kids age 6-10 participate in martial arts training, games and a pizza party while their parents are free to enjoy a night to themselves. Admission $10 per child. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.
Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Back to School Fair and Family Health Expo
Dryades YMCA, 2230 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 609-2284; www.dryadesymca.com
Get on track for the back-to-school season at the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's free family fair, which includes food, school supplies giveaways, fitness activities, a cooking demonstration, money skills workshops and free health screenings. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.