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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (April 17-24, 2017) 

Sippin' in Seersucker, Crawfish Cookoff, Pinch A Palooza

April 21
Sippin' in Seersucker

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday
The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 539-9650
The benefit for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art features food, cocktails, music by Little Freddie King and Aurora Nealand and The Royal Roses, raffles and shopping specials. Food is provided by local restaurants, including The American Sector, Banana Blossom, Nirvana Indian Cuisine and Vega Tapas Cafe. Tickets $65, $45 for Ogden Museum members.

April 22
Crawfish Cookoff

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
Fritchie Park, 905 W. Howze Beach Road, Slidell
The Hospice Foundation of the South's annual Crawfish Cookoff fundraiser features more than 60 teams boiling more than 45,000 pounds of crawfish. There's music by Marc Broussard, Witness, Rock Kandy and Traded Moments. Admission includes all-you-can-eat crawfish. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the gate. Children 12 and under get in free.

April 23
Pinch A Palooza

11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday
Deanie's Seafood, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-4141
Pinch A Palooza includes crawfish-eating contests and music by Amanda Shaw , Flow Tribe, Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters, Vince Vance & the Valiants and others. Crawfish are available boiled, fried, served over nachos and in other dishes. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency.


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