FRIDAY

  • BOOK SIGNING: 10 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. “The Boswell Legacy” author Kyla Titus, granddaughter of Vet Boswell and author of the Boswell family memoir will present. www.boswellsisters.com.
  • LECTURE: 11 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. “The Boswell Sisters on the Air,” a lecture presented by David McCain. www.boswellsisters.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
  • CRUISE IN: 5:30 p.m., Lee’s Burgers, 104 Lake Drive, Covington. A classic car show. (985) 898-3440
  • 21ST ANNUAL TOM SAWYER MISSISSIPPI RIVER RUN: 6:30 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans.
  • COLUMBUS DAY CONCERT: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Piazza d’Italia, adjacent to the American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 522-7294 or www.americanitalianculturalcenter.com

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • SACRED TO THE MEMORY — MOURNING TOURS: 12:30 p.m., Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Homes, 820 St. Louis St., New Orleans. $30. (504) 525-9735. www.hgghh.org
  • 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

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • NEW ORLEANS GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL AND JEWELRY SHOW: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. (504) 214-3205

MYSTERIOUS WISTERIAS: 6 P.M.-9 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, AND 11 A.M.-2 P.M.,SUNDAY, 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.

  • NEUTRAL GROUND RHYTHM TAP & LIVE JAZZ: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. The Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap will perform. $15-$30. www.theatreontap.com/neutral-ground.html

SATURDAY

  • CHOCOLATE COVERED INSECT DAY: Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. Visitors can enjoy sugary surprises created by executive bug chefs, and dip edible critters in a chocolate fountain. $16.50, adults; $12, children and $13, seniors. AudubonInstitute.org
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$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
  • JAPAN FEST: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Presented by NOMA and the Japan Club of New Orleans. $5. (504) 658-4100 or www.noma.org
  • JOURNALING IN NATURE: 10 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Master naturalist Lauren Hemard will present. (985) 626-1238 or www.northlakenature.org.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A hands-on museum event for teens. (504) 528-1944.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: 11 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. “2014: The Year of the Boswell Sisters Revival.” Representatives of Boswell-themed projects will discuss the recent surge of interest in close harmony and jazz singing. www.boswellsisters.com
  • “MACAROONED ON A DESSERT ISLAND”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Johnette Downing will read and sign her new book. (504) 866-4916
  • “NEW ORLEANS HOMES AT CHRISTMAS”: 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Bonnie Warren and Cheryl Gerber discuss and sign their book about how the Crescent City decorates and feasts for the holidays. (504) 895-2266
  • “THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF PFISTER SISTERS HARMONY”: 1 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. A performance by the Pfister Sisters. www.boswellsisters.com
  • LECTURE: 2 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Kyla Titus will present “Inside the Private Lives of the Boswell Sisters.” www.boswellsisters.com
  • “FAULKNER & FRIENDS”: 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Casa Borrega, 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. A book release and signing by Vicki Salloum.
  • MOONLIGHT MARKET - A FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m., 725 Magazine St., New Orleans. Enjoy an evening of farm-to-table fare from 20 of New Orleans’ best restaurants. Live music, local grain & cane-to-glass cocktails, local craft beer garden and silent auction. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • “BROOMSTICK”: 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, 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. (504) 522-6545

SUNDAY

  • PORCHES, PATIOS & PARLORS OF THE FRENCH QUARTER HOME TOUR: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., beginning at 629 or 924 Gov. Nicholls St., New Orleans. Hosted by the Greater New Orleans Council of the Navy League of the United States to benefit the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. $25. (504) 522-8946 or www.gnonl.org
  • BALLET HYSELL FALL CONCERT: 2 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Loyola University, New Orleans. Presenting ballets choreographed by the late Harvey Hysell. $20, adults; $15, seniors, military and students; $10, children. (504) 897-5505 or hysell.brownpapertickets.com
  • “FAULKNER & FRIENDS”: 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m., The Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., New Orleans. A book reading and signing by Vicki Salloum.

TUESDAY

  • 2014 BOULIGNY LECTURE: 6 p.m., the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. An annual presentation examining the Spanish influences of Louisiana history.
  • “JOY THE BAKER HOMEMADE DECADENCE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. , New Orleans. Joy Wilson, the blogger behind JoytheBaker.com, signs and demonstrates from her new book about desserts and baked goods. (504) 895-2266

WEDNESDAY

  • A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY: 241 Chartres St., New Orleans. “WHERE : The Exploration of Photographs and Place, 1843-2014,” an exhibit of 49 of the greatest classical and contemporary photographs in the world, through Jan. 31.

LUNCHBOX LECTURE: NOON-1 P.M., H. MORTIMER FAVROT ORIENTATION CENTER, THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. LAUREN HANDLEY WILL PRESENT “A MOST VITAL WATERWAY: THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DURING WWII”. (504) 528-1944

NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 1 P.M., 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

  • “SKINK — NO SURRENDER”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. International best-selling author Carl Hiaasen will read and sign his new young adult novel. (504) 899-7323
  • “THE GREATEST JEWISH-AMERICAN LOVER IN HUNGARIAN HISTORY”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Michael Blumenthal will read and sign his collection of stories. (504) 866-4916

ONGOING

  • 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

  • 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

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose