Mixologists and local chefs match mixed drinks and food in multicourse dinners. There's everything from a Big Lebowski-themed dinner at Fulton Alley to vodka and steak to a tiki celebration. Visit the website for a list of participating restaurants.
Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995
The all-day block party features tiki bars and drinks, a water slide and, beginning at 5 p.m., music by Clockwork Elvis, The UnNaturals and Nick Name & the Valmonts.
National Daiquiri Day parade
4:30 p.m. Saturday
Gene's Curbside Daiquiris, 1030 Elysian Fields Ave.
Saturday is National Daiquiri Day and a local celebratory parade starts at Gene's Curbside Daiquiris and marches through Faubourg Marigny. Participants include the Goodchildren Social Aid & Pleasure Club Marching Band and dance troupes Roux La La, Organ Grinders, NOLA Chorus Girls and Who Daiq! Flava Girls.