Photo by Marc Fouchi -- Tess Fouchi (Fancy Nancy), left, and Reiley Macicel (Bree) star in 'Fancy Nancy: The Musical" at the Rivertown Theatres in Kenner.

FRIDAY

  • VINO ON THE BAYOU: 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Pilot House, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. $5, members; $10, general.
  • THE ORIGINAL PINETTES AT CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD: 6 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. $10 includes three beverages. (504) 523-4662 or www.hnoc.org
  • ALCHEMIA: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Presented by the New Orleans Ballet Association, the multimedia show is a creation by director Moses Pendleton. $24-$129. (504) 522-0996 or www.NOBAdance.com

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • OKTOBERFEST: 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, and 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 415 Williams Blvd., Rivertown, Kenner. Presented by Deutsches Haus. (504) 522-8014 or www.oktoberfestnola.com
  • BOO AT THE ZOO: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. A kid-friendly fundraiser to benefit Children’s Hospital and Audubon Zoo featuring Imagination Movers, The Matthew Davidson Band, The Lowe’s Build and Grow workshop and costume and decoration contests. $17. www.auduboninstitute.org

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theatres for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Based on the popular children’s book, the musical chronicles Fancy Nancy and her friends performing in their first show. $16.50. (504) 461-9475 or www.rivertowntheatres.com

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colora.m.-noon, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. covingtonfarmersmarket.org
  • MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD MARKET: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mandeville Trailhead Amphitheatre, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. (985) 845-4515 or www.mandevilletrailheadmarket.com

VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 A.M.-2 P.M., THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. A HANDS-ON TEEN PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS THEM TO EXPLORE THE MUSEUM’S EXHIBITS. FREE WITH GENERAL ADMISSION. (504) 528-1944 EXT. 304

  • LIVING HISTORY CORPS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. WWII re-enactment. (504) 528-1944 ext. 243

BAT FACTS: 1 P.M., FAIRVIEW-RIVERSIDE STATE PARK, 119 FAIRVIEW DRIVE, MADISONVILLE. A PRESENTATION ON BATS AND TUTORIAL ON BAT HOUSE BUILDING. $2 OR FREE, SENIORS AND CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 3. (985) 792-4652

ARTIST RECEPTION: 6 P.M.-8 P.M., MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY, 433 ROYAL ST., NEW ORLEANS. MEET AND CELEBRATE THE ART OF ALI GOLKAR. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (504) 299-9055 OR WWW.MARTINLAWRENCE.COM

SATURDAY-MONDAY

  • TREME CULTURE FEST: noon-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Treme Community Center and various locations, 900 N. Villere St., New Orleans. www.tremeculturefest.com

SUNDAY

  • KAYAKING THE BAYOU: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A two-hour trip down Bayou Castine with professional outfitter David Woodard. $5, or free to members. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@northlakenature.org
  • YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION: noon, Emeril’s, 800 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. The kick-off to a four-city event sponsored by Ment’or to inspire excellence in young culinary professionals. Four will compete while guests participate in seminars, canapés and award presentation. $50; VIP $75. www.mentorbkb.org/2014-young-chef-competition-new-orleans

MONDAY

  • ST. CATHERINE’S DAY HAT PARADE CHAMPAGNE KICKOFF: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. A hat sale fundraiser and bacchanal. All proceeds to finance the parade Nov. 23. (440) 503-6951 or HatNOLA.com

TUESDAY

  • THIRD TUESDAY IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. Join members of the Master Gardeners and Greater New Orleans Iris Society as they plant and dig irises. Free. (504) 866-2381 or www.louisianairisgnois.com

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 2:15 P.M., CHALMETTE NATIONAL CEMETERY, 8606 W. ST. BERNARD HIGHWAY, CHALMETTE. (504) 281-0510 OR WWW.NPS.GOV/JELA/CHALMETTE-NATIONAL-CEMETERY.HTM

WEDNESDAY

  • LUNCHBOX LECTURE: Noon-1 p.m., H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Sally Asher will present “Hope and New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names.” (504) 528-1944

NEW ORLEANS BEER: 6 P.M., OLD U.S. MINT, 400 ESPLANADE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. AUTHORS JEREMY LABADIE AND ARGYLE WOLF-KNAPP GIVE A HISTORY OF BREWING, FOLLOWED BY TASTINGS FROM ABITA AND NOLA BREWING. $25. (504) 568-6993 OR WWW.CRT.STATE.LA.US/LOUISIANA-STATE-MUSEUM/MUSEUM-SITES/THE-OLD-US-MINT/INDEX

ONGOING

  • “BROOMSTICK”: 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The story of one woman who hovers in the shadowy space between good, evil, fantasy and reality. Ends Nov. 2. (504) 522-6545
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “From Cameo to Close Up: Louisiana in Film,” through Nov. 26. (504) 523-4662
  • LOUISIANA LANDMARKS SOCIETY AND PILOT HOUSE: 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Fridays, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. Special tours: 19th Century Mourning & Interment Customs. Until Nov. 21. $30. (504) 482-0312
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “From Barbed Wire to Battlefields, Japanese American Experiences in WWII” exhibit. nationalww2museum.org
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle. “Alexis Rockman: Drawings from Life of Pi,” through Sunday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Mondays.
  • OTIS HOUSE MUSEUM: 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville. “Victorian Mourning Customs.” $4, general admission; free, seniors older than 62 and children younger than 12. (985) 792-4652
  • NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 1 p.m., Wednesdays, Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A two-hour walk in the woods and light exercise. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@northlakenature.org
  • TRIBUTE TO THE ANDREWS SISTERS: 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The Victory Belles pay tribute to the famed WWII singing group. (504) 528-1943
  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Eric Rivet leads the program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with general admission. (504) 528-1944 ext. 288
  • MYSTERIOUS WISTERIAS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,Sundays, Stage Door Canteen, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A murder mystery event starring Ricky Graham. (504) 528-1943 or www.stagedoorcanteen.org.

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose