THURSDAY, APRIL 30

  • JAZZ BRUNCH AND SECOND LINE PARADE: 10 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Brunch and free concert featuring Grammy Award-winning artists Terence Blanchard and Poncho Sanchez on the front steps with a second line from NOMA down Lelong Drive, along Esplanade Avenue to the Fair Grounds for a second performance at the gates of Jazz Fest.
  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. For $25, customers can purchase a share of local produce. Walk-ins welcome. (504) 483-7037. holly grovemarket.com.
  • MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS PANEL FORUM AND RESOURCE FAIR : 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Delgado Community College Student Life Center, City Park Campus, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Community mental health agencies will provide information, resources and screenings. Information and screenings are free. Reservations required for forum and luncheon. (504) 671-6004. Email sborne@dcc.edu.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 12:15 p.m., daily except Sunday and Monday; Chalmette Battlefield, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Ranger provides information about the historic event. (504) 281-0510. www.nps.gov/jela.
  • RANGERS’ CHOICE TALK: 2 p.m., Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Wednesdays through Sundays. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mid-City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmers market.org.
  • MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., 901 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Food, music, and arts and crafts market. (504) 684-5410.
  • YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., also 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Benson Cancer Center, Ochsner Medical Center, 1515 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Open to all cancer survivors. (504) 842-3910. http://crescentcityfarmersmarket.orghttp://ochsner.org/ochsner_cancer_institute/healing_yogawww.arena.uno.eduwww.tromboneshortyfoundation.orgwww.neworleansathleticclub.comhttp://camelliacitymarket.orghttp://crescentcityfarmersmarket.org">ochsner.org/ochsner_cancer_ institute/healing_yoga.
  • DISNEY ON ICE “FROZEN”: 7 p.m., also Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday, noon Sunday; UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. The smash hit animated movie about Elsa and Anna hits the ice in this skating extravaganza. $20 and up. (504) 280-7222. www.arena.uno.edu.
  • SHORTY FEST 2015: 7 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Benefit concert for the Trombone Shorty Foundation with three stages of music, Mardi Gras Indians and local talent. $55 general admission, $250 VIP, $500 patron. www. tromboneshortyfoundation.org.
  • NOAC LECTURE SERIES: 7 p.m., New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 Rampart St., New Orleans. Anne Brett, author of a new book on the National Leprosarium at Carville, speaks about her parents’ lives as patients. www.neworleans athleticclub.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 1

  • DOMINICAN LAITY 2015 RETREAT: Also Saturday and Sunday, Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula. Annual retreat is “Lectio Divina in Dominican Life.” Two night stay with meals: $170; $140 double occupancy; $70 commuter. Donations will also be solicited for the Retreat Master stipend and other expenses. (504) 975-7703. www.laydomsouth.org.
  • SYNC UP MUSIC CONFERENCE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday; The Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Free industry conference brings together leaders to help independent artists navigate the landscape of new media. Registration required. www.jazzandheritage.org/sunc-up.
  • FIYA FEST: Noon to 8 p.m., Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans, New Orleans. Crawfish boil and benefit for the Roots of Music and the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic. Two stages feature 95 artists. $65. www.fiyawerx.com.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, performance by Keith Burnstein. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • ZOO TO DO: 8 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. The annual fundraiser mixes food, libations, auction items, music and animals for a fun evening under the stately oaks. There’s also a raffle for a new Lexus. $175, $155 members, $110 young Audubon member ages 21-35. (504) 861-6160. www.auduboninstitute.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 2

  • LEMONADE DAY LOUISIANA: Throughout the metro area, Lemonade Day Louisiana is a fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business using a lemonade stand as well as fundamental lessons about life, success and themselves.
  • BIG EASY, BIG HEART 5K: 8 a.m., Canal and Bourbon Streets, French Quarter, New Orleans. New Orleans Track Club race to benefit the New Orleans Mission. A 3.1-mile course runs through the Quarter, Marigny neighborhood, the French Market and Jackson Square, before finishing on Bourbon Street. Festivities will include the Crawfish Race for teams of six dressed in costumes. Music, food, awards presentations. Registration 7 a.m Email NOTC.PR@gmail.com.
  • PILATES IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m., also Monday 6 p.m. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. In conjunction with East Jefferson Wellness Center. $5. (504) 658-4106. noma.org.
  • CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. camelliacitymarket.org.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. crescentcity farmersmarket.org.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873. covington farmersmarket.org.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9762.
  • KENNER RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Heritage Park, 303 Williams Blvd., Kenner. (504) 468-7211.
  • GRETNA FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 300 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna. gretnafarmers market.com.
  • REFUGE WORK/PLAY DAY: 9 a.m., Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges, 61389 Hwy. 434, Lacombe. Group and individual volunteers are needed to assist with grounds maintenance on the headquarters, with lunch and canoeing after. RSVP. (985) 882-2025 or david_stoughton@fws.gov. www.friendsoflouisiana wildliferefuges.org.
  • MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. (985) 624-3147. mandevilletrailhead market.com.
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 922 Teche St., Algiers. oldalgiersharvest freshmarket.com.
  • GROW DAT FARM STAND: 9 a.m., 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, City Park, New Orleans. Produce grown in City Park, sold by youth. (504) 598-2743. growdatyouthfarm.org.
  • BEGINNING WITH BEES: 10:30 a.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park. Overview of the equipment and considerations for beekeeping by Russell Harris. $10 with advance registration. (504) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TOUR: 10 a.m., Old U.S. Mint, 400 block of Barracks Street, New Orleans. Friends of the Cabildo guides take visitors to French Quarter sites important to the battle. Registration required. $25. (504) 523-3939. www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
  • JUNIOR LEAGUE KITCHEN TOUR AND HOUSE BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN OF THE YEAR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Junior League tour headquarters, 4319 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Self-guided tour of 11 kitchens including the House Beautiful Magazine’s “Kitchen of the Year”. $40 advance, $45 day of the event. (504) 891-5845. www.jlno.org.
  • SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., French Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Weekly market featuring produce, seafood, preserves, breads and baked goods. (504) 522-2621. www.frenchmarket.org.
  • FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Also Wednesday.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. War history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
  • MADE FROM THE MARKET: 11 a.m., Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Southern Food and Beverage Museum reps will demonstrate. (504) 569-0405. southern food.org.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Indoor-outdoor market. (504) 269-3982.
  • SWAP MEET NOLA: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. An all-in-one farmers market, bakers market, arts and crafts market and flea market. (504) 813-5370. swapmeetnola.com.
  • FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret Street at Napoleon Avenue. More than 90 vendors of food, art, crafts, live music and flea market finds. freretmarket.org.
  • ARTS WALK BENEFIT: 6 p.m., Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St., New Orleans. “Happy Dogs” exhibit by J.T. Blatty featured, with 10 percent of proceeds of sales will be donated to Looziana Basset Hound Rescue and New Orleans German Shepherd Rescue. Exhibit continues through May 30. (504) 302-7942. martinechaissongallery.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 3

  • NOLA CHESS CLUB: Noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free, open to the public. nolachessclub.yolasite.com.
  • “MAIDEN, MOTHER, MUSE — THE WOMEN IN THE CANTIGAS OF ALFONSO X”: 3 p.m., Holy Name of Mary Church, 500 Eliza St., Algiers. New Orleans Musica da Camera performs eight songs that are stories of miracles attributed to the Virgin Mary. The collection, Las Cantigas de Santa Maria, joins the literary, musical and visual arts. (504) 895-1972.
  • CHANTEZ!: 3 p.m., St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1545 State St., New Orleans. The New Orleans Vocal Arts’ VOCE, the chamber ensemble, celebrates spring with a French-language concert. Suggested donation $20. www.novachorale.org.
  • NICKEL-A-DANCE: 4 p.m., The Maison on Frenchmen Street, 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. Weekly concert series during March sponsored by New Orleans Jazz Celebration. nojc.org/nickel.
  • SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: 4 p.m. art walk, 6 p.m. concert, Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs in a free concert. Audience is invited to bring refreshments, blankets and chairs. Vendors will be available. In case of rain, the concert will be in Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 Second St. www.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colormyslidell.com/event/louisiana-philharmonic-orchestra-2Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Jazz pianist Donald Blum presents. (504) 670-2520. www.albinas.org.

MONDAY, MAY 4

  • MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU: 4 p.m., Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, 631 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. An afternoon of “Star Wars” fun with readings and other events. (504) 598-5536. www.tubbyandcoos.com.
  • SHOEBOXUS PARADE — MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU: 6 p.m., Washington Square Park, Royal and Frenchman Streets, New Orleans. Krewe of Chewbacchus presents “the biggest little sci-fi themed shoebox parade in the universe.” After parade party at Handsome Willy’s. www. chewbacchus.org.
  • TAI CHI CLASS: 6 p.m., NOMA Sculpture Garden, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. East Jefferson Wellness Center classes outside or in the museum. $5. (504) 456-5000. noma.org.
  • “AND A BOTTLE OF RUM — A HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD IN TEN COCKTAILS” BOOK EVENT: 6:30 p.m., Rosa Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Wayne Curtis discusses rum’s illustrious past and an historic rum cocktail demonstration and tasting. (504) 596-2660. www.neworleans publiclibrary.org.
  • CHORAL AUDITIONS FOR CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS: 7 p.m., music room, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Local chapter of Sweet Adelines International women’s chorus. (504) 442-7449 or (985) 898-0951. crescentcitysound.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 5

  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway St., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037. hollygrovemarket.com.
  • SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower 9th Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. sankofanola.org.
  • “JUDAISM DECODED — THE ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION OF JEWISH TRADITION”: Noon, Chabad Jewish Center, 4141 W. Esplanade Ave.; and 7:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color30 p.m., Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, 3747 W. Esplanade Ave. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorSix course session to uncover the unique formula that has sustained Jewish tradition for millennia. (347) 351-6476 or myJLI.com.
  • ORGAN AND LABYRINTH AND CANDLELIGHT: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Music director Albinas Prizgintas performs classical to rock to pop on the 5,000-pipe organ. (504) 670-2520. albinas.org.
  • “DELTA 88” BOOK EVENT: 7 p.m., Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Chris Chambers reads from his collection of flash fiction pieces for the 1718 Society. Maple Street Book Shop. (504) 866-4916. www. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “THE DARKNESS SURVIVES” BOOK EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Sally Michelle Jackson reads and discusses her book about honeymooners and strange goings on in the Crescent City. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Visitors can pick up and try on original and reproduction uniforms and more. Free with museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. nationalww2museum.org.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead at East Lockwood and North New Hampshire streets, Covington. (985) 892-1873.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., French Market Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2621. frenchmarket.org.
  • JAZZ PILATES: Noon to 1 p.m., New Orleans National Historical Park Visitor Center, Dutch Alley, 916 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Stephanie Jordan leads free class, participants to bring their own mats. (504) 589-4841. www.nps.gov/jazz.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET WEST BANK: 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., 12715 U.S. 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517. germancoast farmersmarket.org.
  • WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lafayette Square, between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street across from Gallier Hall, New Orleans. Twelve-week series put on by Young Leadership Council. Food and beverages for purchase help support the event. (504) 585-1500. wednesdayatthe square.com.
  • FRENCH COOKING CLASS: 5:30 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Traditional cooking with Brigitte Gomane. Includes three courses plus wine. RSVP afno@af-neworleans.org. $80, $65 members. (504) 568-0770. www.southernfood.org.
  • “THE BONE TREE” BOOK EVENT: 7:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Greg Iles signs and discusses his thriller about corruption, racism, history and what people will do for their family. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrict bookshop.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 7

  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. For $25, customers can purchase a share of local produce. Walk-ins welcome. (504) 483-7037. holly grovemarket.com.
  • RANGERS’ CHOICE TALK: 2 p.m., Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Wednesdays through Sundays. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mid-City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
  • MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., 901 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Food, music, and arts and crafts market. (504) 684-5410.
  • YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., also 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Benson Cancer Center, Ochsner Medical Center, 1515 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Open to all cancer survivors. (504) 842-3910. ochsner.org/ochsner_ cancer_institute/healing_yoga.
  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., also May 14, 21 and 28; Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Music, food, treats and drinks for pets and owners. Portion of proceeds benefit Louisiana SPCA. www.la-spca.org.
  • EDUCATORS’ NIGHT OUT: 5 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardnes, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Open house-style evening exclusively for educators with curriculum development consultation. Registration required. (504) 293-4724. www.longuevue.com.
  • “THE FURNITURE BIBLE” BOOK EVENT: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Christophe Pourny discusses and signs his overview of favorite techniques—ceruse, vernis anglais and water gilding, with step-by-step photographs to replicate each technique. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.