New Orleans Events Calendar for June 5-11, 2014 _lowres

Photo by Ian McNulty -- Friday is Food Truck Night with Empanada Intifada from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Faubourg Wines, 2805 St. Claude Ave. The truck offers up a menu of tasty treats, and the shop provides wine pairings. Indoor and outdoor seating. Call (504) 342-2217.


  • FLUTTERFLY BUTTERFLY: 11 a.m., New Orleans Public Library, Nix Branch, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Attendees learn about monarch butterflies, examine specimens and learn how to save them. Call (504) 596-2630.
  • “NAVIGATE HER” PREMIERE: 6 p.m., Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St. A short film that highlights the contributions of African-American women to the city of New Orleans through a series of short interviews.
  • ROUSTABOUT FINALE SHOW WITH KURT BRAUNOHLER: 7 p.m., One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St. The finale celebration of Kurt Braunohler’s crazy adventure down the Mississippi River to raise money to send goats to families in Africa. Hosted by Kurt Braunohler, featuring stand up from Kristen Schaal, local favorite Cassidy Henehan and special guests.
  • CACHET ARTS AND CULTURE PROGRAM KICK-OFF: 7 p.m., New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, 514 Chartres St. Panel discussion and performances by Goat in the Road Productions. Call (504) 565-8027.


  • D-DAY COMMEMORATION: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. Events include film screening, panel discussion, ceremonies, book signing.
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St. Produce, seafood and more are available for purchase.
  • FOOD TRUCK NIGHT WITH EMPANADA INTIFADA: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Faubourg Wines, 2805 St. Claude Ave. Every Friday, Faubourg Wines teams up with Empanada Intifada. The truck offers up a delectable menu of tasty treats, and the shop provides wine pairings. Indoor and outdoor seating. Call (504) 342-2217.
  • COOKING WITH FRESH HERBS AND EDIBLE FLOWERS: 6:15 p.m., Good Eggs NOLA, 1746 Tchoupitoulas St. Create and taste mocktails, cocktails and appetizers using fresh herbs and edible flowers in this hands-on cooking class with resident chef Linda Michurski. $5. Call (504) 777-3380.
  • THINKERELLA PINTEREST NIGHT: 7 p.m., Thinkerella, 8106 Earhart Blvd. Grab a bottle of wine, some mom friends and make Who Dat door hangers for the upcoming football season. All supplies provided. Just bring yourself, your friends and your beverage of choice.


  • BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS AT AUDUBON ZOO: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. After a lecture on the basics of your camera and how to shoot in Aperture Priority and Manual mode professional animal and commercial photographer and photography instructor Amy Shutt will show you her animal photography techniques and share many tips so you can get the best shots possible. $140 members, $153 nonmembers.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets. The market features produce, flowers and food. (504) 861-5898.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon., Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. The market features vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items.
  • LAFOURCHE CENTRAL MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Lafourche Central Market Pavilion, 4484 Highway 1, Raceland. Shop fresh, shop local at the Lafourche Central Market with local farmers, fishermen, artisans and more. Open every Saturday. Free. Call (985) 438-1231.
  • ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD AND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., St. Bernard. The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment and children’s activities. Call (504) 355-4442.
  • FROM DANCING GOATS TO GREEN MERMAIDS, COFFEE AND NEW ORLEANS: 9 a.m., Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St. Discussions about New Orleans’ past and present relationship with coffee, and a demonstration and sampling of cafe brulot at Tableau Restaurant. Call (504) 523-4662. $40, nonmembers; $30, members.
  • ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING FOR TEENS: 9:30 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Businesswoman Hope Encalade leads a 10-week series that encourages teens in sixth through 12th grades to become entrepreneurs. Continues through Aug. 9. Call (504) 838-1190.
  • NOLA TIME FEST: 10 a.m., Doubletree Hotel, 2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner. Costumes, discussions, prizes and live music to celebrate “Doctor Who.” $15, adults, $7.50, children, in advance. Call (504) 467-3111.
  • LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN CRAFT FAIR: 10 a.m., New Canal Lighthouse, 8001 Lakeshore Dr. Featuring local artwork, handmade jewelry, art prints, home decor, photography, pottery, glass, wooden creations and gifts as well as summer water safety information and instruction. Presented by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. Refreshments available. Free. Call (504) 836-2205.
  • FRERET MARKET: noon to 5 p.m., Freret Street Market, Freret St. and Napoleon Ave. Local vendors, pet adoptions, Big Easy Rollergirls, food, live music by Diablos Horns at noon, Pigeontown at 1:45 p.m. and El Dorazio at 3:30 p.m. Free.
  • FIFTH ANNUAL 610 STOMPERS “SAVED BY THE BALL” CRAWL: 1 p.m., Grit’s Bar & Pool Hall, 530 Lyons St. Wear “Saved by the Bell” themed costumes. Come learn the dance moves that premiered at the Annual Sweet 610 Debutante Ball: 610 Candles before embarking on a Ball Crawl including The Kingpin, Grit’s Bar, F&M’s, Fat Harry’s, Superior Seafood and Le Bon Temps (in no particular order). Proceeds benefit Animal Rescue New Orleans. You must be over 21, sign a waiver and be registered to participate. $35 by June 6; $40, day of the event.
  • GERT TOWN FAMILY FESTIVAL: 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Norwood Thompson Park, 7200 Forshey St. A second-line led by Da Truth Brass Band, music by DJ Captain Charles, church choir performances, free food, music, games, activities and a 3-on-3 teen basketball tournament. Call (504) 914-3768.
  • NATCHEZ’S FAMILY FUN DAY: 2 p.m., Steamboat NATCHEZ, Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River. A family cruise down the mighty Mississippi featuring entertainment and games for the whole family, including a caricaturist, pirates, clowns, face painter, trivia games and more. Boarding starts at 2 p.m. Cruise from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations required. $15, adults; $7.50, children ages 6 to 12; free, children ages 5 and younger. Call (504) 569-1401.
  • ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL CRESCENT CONNECTION BRIDGE RUN: 6 p.m., West Jefferson Fitness Center, 175 Hector Ave., Gretna. Participants are invited to attend a party and awards ceremony after the race, located at the base of the river at the Port of New Orleans with live entertainment, Michelob Ultra Beer and food. $30 through June 6; $35 on race day. Registration is online only.
  • BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE INAUGURAL “HEART FOR HOPE” SPRING FLING: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. This Blue Carpet event will feature performances by poets, dancers and musicians, such as Tank and the Bangas, Tonya Boyd-Cannon and Definition DJ Chris Stylez. $20, presale; $25, door. Call (504) 484-7744.
  • HEART AND SOUL GALA: 6 p.m., Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. Cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions to benefit the American Heart Association. $250. Call (504) 830-2300.


  • YOGA AT THE CABILDO: 8:30 a.m., Saturday; 7:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday, Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St. Yoga classes for all experience levels. Call (504) 568-6968.


  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. The market offers local produce. Call (985) 892-1873.


  • SWAP MEET NOLA: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Margaret’s, 3525 Bienville St. New animal-friendly, mini-enterprise sponsored by the Humane Society of Louisiana offers items from more than 30 local vendors that range from original artwork to indigenous plants to handmade organic/vegan soaps, lotions and shampoos. Proceeds from some of the market’s sales will help support the Humane Society humane programs around the state.
  • THE HANGOVER BRUNCH PART 1: 11:30 a.m., Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave. Sounds by DJ Keith Scott, photobooth, bottomless mimosas, poinsettias and more. A buffet brunch until 2 p.m. compliments of Catering by Eiffel. Ages 21 and older. Call (504) 525-2951.
  • FAIS DO-DO BRUNCH: noon, The Tigermen Den, 3113 Royal St. Brunch, dance lessons and live Cajun and zydeco music. Tickets start at $5.
  • ADULT/SWIM: noon to 5 p.m., W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St. DJs, giveaways and food and drink options at the W Hotel’s rooftop pool. $10; free, hotel guests. Ages 21 and older. Call (504) 525-9444.
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ROMP: 12:30 p.m.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color, Palmer Park, South Claiborne and Carrollton avenues. Bocce ball, tug of war and volleyball, and music by Hot 8 Brass Band. Tickets $5 for 30 minutes of game time. Competition tickets $25 per person.
  • SOFAB COOKING DEMO: 2 p.m., French Market, corner of Gov. Nicholls Street and French Market Place. Local chefs cook their signature dishes. Call (504) 522-2621.
  • BOILIN’ AT THE BREWERY: 4 p.m., Covington Brewhouse, 226 E. Lockwood St., Covington. Beer and crawfish. Proceeds benefit the Covington Heritage Foundation. $25, new members; $15, current members; $5, children ages 7 to 12; free, children ages 6 and younger. Call (985) 373-0623.
  • BFHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL BEN’S BASH PARTY: 4:30 p.m., New Mid-City Lanes Rock ’N’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave. Live music from Jonno & Eva and other acts. All you can bowl, kids’ activities. $35; $15, recent graduates (classes of 2010-2014); free, children ages 6 and younger.
  • AN EVENING IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE: 5:30 p.m., English Turn Country Club, One Clubhouse Drive. The summer fundraiser to benefit the programs and services of the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section featuring a dinner buffet, a silent auction and entertainment by the Fleur de Lis Singers. $55-$500. Call (504) 861-7788.
  • BOOK SIGNING: 5:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Khaled Hosseini discusses and signs “And the Mountains Echoed.” Includes signed book. $16. Call (504) 899-7323.
  • TNM FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m., The Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. The New Movement celebrates its new home at 2706 St. Claude Avenue. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the continuation of the theater’s renovation process. Event includes a variety show, silent auction, giveaways, boozing and all the funniest, most fun people in New Orleans. $27.06.
  • SWINGIN’ SUNDAYS: 8 p.m., AllWays Theatre, 1030 Marigny St. Free dance lessons at 8 p.m. are followed by a live band at 9 p.m. Call (504) 758-5590.


  • LOUISIANA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CAMPS: Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St. Super Silly Circus Camp for ages 5 to 8. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $190, members; $215, nonmembers. In the Studio: Globe Trekker for ages 5 to 8. Half day: $130, members; $160, nonmembers; full day: $260, members; $320, nonmembers. On the Stage: You’re the Poet! for ages 5 to 8. Half day: $130, members; $160, nonmembers; full day: $260, members; $320, nonmembers. Call (504) 658-4100. To register for camp, email Elise Solomon at or call (504) 658-4128.


  • ART & DRAMA CAMP: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Place. Students entering second to fifth grades will learn basic art and performance skills, create the script, props, scenery and more for an original multi-act play performed on the last day of camp. $450, members; $500, nonmembers. Call (504) 539-9612.


  • SCOTT COWEN BOOK SIGNING: 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave. Tulane University President Scott Cowen presents his newest book, “The Inevitable City.” A dessert reception and book signing will follow the presentation. Free. (504) 897-0143.


  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with admission. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 288.
  • THE GARDENIA YOUTH GARDENING PROGRAM: 4 p.m., Gretna Library, 102 Willow Drive, Gretna. A monthly gardening program for teens and tweens. Free. Call (504) 889-8143.
  • NATURE WALK AND WORKOUT: 5:45 p.m., 23135 La. 190, Mandeville. Visit swamps, ponds, bayous, hardwoods forests and pineland habitats with a two hour walk in the woods and light exercise in the outdoors. Loppers are limited. Call (985) 626-1238. Email
  • SHOTGUN CINEMA PRESENTS “THE DOUBLE”: 7 p.m., The Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St. $7. Call (504) 408-2032.


  • OTIS HOUSE TOUR AND W.T. JAY SAWMILL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville. Continues through June 28. Learn about the Jay sawmill community on the Tchefuncte River and the way of life in St. Tammany from 1885-1930. Recently discovered photographs of the era are on display. Call (985) 792-4652.