We don't suggest parsing most literary works under the influence--the words get a bit swimmy--but a "spiked" literary scavenger hunt has our ears perked. Presented by the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, the pursuit takes participants through the back-alley bookshops and landmarks of the French Quarter, answering trivia, solving clues, and completing challenges. Look for famous authors along the paths, facilitating the quest, as well as asking and answering odd literary questions. Those thirsty for more than knowledge can quench with craft beer and specialty coffee drinks.
But wait! There's more...the grand prize winner will receive a $500 all-access pass to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Second through fourth place winners will receive tickets to the festival, as well as the titular books and booze. $35 general admission; $20 for students; $70 VIP. tennesseewilliams.net.