New Orleans events calendar, Aug. 13-20, 2015 _lowres

Advocate file photo by Ian McNulty -- Sunday -- New Orleans Sushi Fest & Competition is a celebration of Japanese-inspired cuisine, as chefs and restaurants from around the area vie for bragging rights. Sample-sized dishes and Japanese beverages will be for sale, there’s a marketplace for crafts, karaoke is available and Flow Tribe provides entertainment. Also, there will be a raffle for airline tickets to Japan that will benefit the Japan Society of New Orleans. $15 advance, $25 door. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Lakefront Arena, UNO, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. neworelanssushifest.com.

THURSDAY

  • “MEET THE SAINTS” LUNCHEON TICKETS ON SALE: Through Aug. 25. Luncheon noon, Wednesday, Sept. 2, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola St., New Orleans. The annual “Meet the Saints” luncheon includes the team, awards and merchandise, plus an auction. Business attire only. $75. (504) 242-4545. tdcno.com.
  • WALK THE WETLANDS: 10 a.m. daily except Monday and Tuesday, Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero (near Crown Point). Explore Louisiana swamp and marsh on a ranger-guided walk. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10. nps.gov/jela.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 12:15 p.m. daily except Sunday and Monday, Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Discover 1815’s Battle of New Orleans with a ranger talk. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.
  • HISTORIC DISTRICT LANDMARKS COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING: 1 p.m., City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans. Public meeting to discuss the city’s proposed moving of four monuments. nola.gov/HDLC.
  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA. rareformnola.com.
  • LONGUE VUE AFTER HOURS: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Visit in the cooler hours of the evening during August for picnics, crafts and water activities. $8 non members. (504) 488-5488. longuevue.com.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue are featured. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “A BIG EASY CHILDHOOD” AND “VEIZERVIZERWIESERWIESER — A MEMOIR”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Authors Guy Lyman and Keith Viezer, respectively, discuss their memoirs about New Orleans and Granite City, Ill. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING: 7 p.m., City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans. Public meeting to discuss the city’s proposed moving of four monuments. nola.gov/HRC.

FRIDAY

  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA — LOUISIANA LATE NIGHT: 5 p.m. to midnight, New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. “Art on the Spot,” music by Amanda Shaw, lecture by Howard Sutcliffe, gallery talks, food options, screening of “Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte” and more. $10, $8 seniors, $6 children. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • “WHEN THE LEVEE’S BROKE —A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACT”: 5 p.m., also 11 a.m. Saturday, New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. A special screening of Spike Lee’s documentary about Katrina. Acts 1 and 2 with a short intermission. Acts 3 and 4 Saturday. Part of the Katrina 10 Film Series. (504) 596-2560. neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • TRUE ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL: 7 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, various times, Robert E. Nims Theatre, Performing Arts Center, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Three-day cinematic event featuring films and panels. $9 films or $35 weekend pass. true-orleans.org.
  • BEST OF SHORT FILMS OF SUNDANCE: 7:30 p.m., Old Edison Building, 614 Gravier St., New Orleans. Indywood Movie Theater will host a “Bike-In Screening” of the Sundance Film Festival shorts. Local films will kickoff the evening. $7. (504) 345-8804. indywood.org.
  • “ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” 40TH ANNIVERSARY: midnight, also Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. Do the “Time Warp Again” for this special screening, with The Well-Hung Speakers providing the live-action staging. $10. (504) 891-2787. prytaniatheatreneworleans.com.

SATURDAY

  • 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.
  • POP UP BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Friends Of The New Orleans Public Library move their weekly sale due to construction at the Latter Library St. Charles Ave. spot.
  • SELF-PUBLISHING WEBINAR: 10 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Part of regular meeting of Southeastern Louisiana chapter of the Romance Writers of America, marketing director for Smashwords presents a three-part series open to the public. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • 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.
  • 610 STOMPERS TRY-OUTS: 11 a.m., also Sunday, The Maison, 508 Frenchman St., New Orleans. Auditions for the world-famous all-male marching ensemble will be held — 50 spots per day. Callbacks will be Aug. 23. 610stompers.com.
  • “WHEN THE LEVEE’S BROKE —A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACT”: 11 a.m., New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. A special screening of Spike Lee’s documentary about Katrina. Acts 3 and 4. Part of the Katrina 10 Film Series. (504) 596-2560. neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • PET ADOPTION AND BAKE SALE: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Louisiana SPCA counselors and pets will be on hand for adoption. (504) 368-5191. la-spca.org/offsite.
  • “EXPLORATION’S END — THE SECOND JEFF CHAUSSIER NEW ORLEANS MYSTERY”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. George Sanchez will sign copies of this and his first book in the series. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • TRUE ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL: 12:45 p.m., also Friday and Sunday, various times, Robert E. Nims Theatre, Performing Arts Center, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Three-day cinematic event featuring films and panels. $9 films or $35 weekend pass. true-orleans.org.
  • YOUNG AUDIENCE CHARTER SCHOOL FAMILY FUN DAY: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mel Ott Park, 2301 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna. Performances, food, fun, snowballs are part of this beginning-of-term event. (504) 304-6332. yacharterschool.org.
  • BIKE MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY WORKSHOP: 1 p.m., also Aug. 22, Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Road rules, repairs and answers, plus door prizes for kids under 18. (504) 596-2660. neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • “MILLION DOLLAR ROAD”: 3 p.m., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Amy Conner reads and signs her latest work. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.
  • CHESS CLUB: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. All ages, skill levels invited. Every Saturday through August. (504) 596-2660.
  • BONSAI AUCTION: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Marine Corps League Hall, 2708 Delaware St., Kenner. The Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society offers a diverse selection of bonsai trees, material and supplies. Free. www.gnobs.org.
  • “ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” 40TH ANNIVERSARY: midnight, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. Do the “Time Warp Again” for this special screening, with The Well-Hung Speakers providing the live-action staging. $10. (504) 891-2787. prytaniatheatreneworleans.com.

SUNDAY

  • 610 STOMPERS TRY-OUTS: 11 a.m., The Maison, 508 Frenchman St., New Orleans. Auditions for the world-famous all-male marching ensemble will be held — 50 spots per day. Callbacks will be Aug. 23. 610stompers.com.
  • TRUE ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL: noon, various times, Robert E. Nims Theatre, Performing Arts Center, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Three-day cinematic event featuring films and panels. $9 films or $35 weekend pass. true-orleans.org.
  • IKEBANA CLASS: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 2011 Magazine St. Learn the art of Japanese floral arranging. $22 by reservation. (504) 235-1558.
  • “THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Dana Gynther signs and reads her novel about a young woman’s life in Paris in the ’20s and ’30s. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS SUSHI FEST AND COMPETITION: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Lakefront Arena, UNO, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Japanese cuisine, chefs and restaurants vying for a variety of titles, a karaoke club and a marketplace are all part of this event. There will be a raffle for airline tickets to Japan that will benefit the Japan Society of New Orleans. $15 advance, $25 door. neworelanssushifest.com.

MONDAY

  • “I’M CAROLYN PARKER — THE GOOD, THE MAD, AND THE BEAUTIFUL”: 6 p.m., Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Screening of Jonathan Demme’s PBS documentary account of Parker’s five-year effort to rebuild after Katrina. Part of the Katrina 10 Film Series. (504) 596-3100. neworleanspubliclibrary.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.
  • 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. (601) 550-0983. crescentcitysound.com.

TUESDAY

  • CHILD PASSENGER SEAT FITTING STATION: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop L, 2600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. Troopers host free check to help parents safely and properly install child seats based on age, height and weight of child. lsp.org.
  • “GETTING BACK TO ABNORMAL”: 6 p.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. Screening of the 2014 PBS documentary about the ongoing efforts to rebuild, followed by a discussion. Park of the Katrina 10 Film Series. (504) 596-2641. neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • 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.
  • STAGE DOOR IDOL 2015 FINALE: 6 p.m., BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The winner will be announced for this war-era song contest looking for singers. (504) 528-1944 x 267. nationalww2museum.org.
  • “WHAT WENT MISSING AND WHAT GOT FOUND”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Fatima Shaik reads and signs her collection of stories about New Orleans individuals pre-Katrina. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. SERVICE AWARD RECEPTION: 6:30 p.m., Lakefront Airport Terminal, 601 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. Boy Scouts Southeast Louisiana Council award winners Charles L. Rice Jr. and Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger. $250. (504) 256-0377. bsa-selacouncil.org/wmy.
  • “A NIGHT OF PRAYER, A NIGHT OF PRAISE, A NIGHT OF GREAT EXPECTATIONS!”: 6:30 p.m., 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive. Jerry Troxclair, of Peace in Prayer Ministries, hosts a prayer vigil for guidance and direction for the country and parish. (504) 919-6625.
  • ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m., Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden (use rear gates), City Park, New Orleans. The New Orleans Orchid Society begins with “Orchid Basics,” followed by “Hot Lips: A Look at the Inheritance of Lip Color and Structure in the Cattleya Alliance,” by Jean Ikeson of Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Free. (504) 888-6639. neworleansorchidsociety.org.
  • “PLEASE FORWARD — HOW BLOGGING RECONNECTED NEW ORLEANS AFTER KATRINA”: 7 p.m., Press Street Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A book launch with editor Cynthia Joyce and some of the bloggers. They will read, discuss and sign the collection of Internet posts surrounding the storm. Maple Street will handle sales. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

WEDNESDAY

  • 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.
  • 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 a free class; participants bring their own mats. (504) 589-4841. nps.gov/jazz.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20

  • IKEBANA CLASS: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2011 Magazine St., New Orleans. Learn the art of Japanese floral arranging. $22 by reservation. (504) 235-1558.
  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA. rareformnola.com.
  • RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR IN CARROLLTON: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 7841 Fig St., New Orleans. Visit the renovation-in-progress of an early 20th century house and hear from the owners about the project. Light refreshments. $10. (504) 581-7032. prcno.org.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Pfister Sisters will bring their swing style to the evening. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “PLEASE FORWARD — HOW BLOGGING RECONNECTED NEW ORLEANS AFTER KATRINA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Editor Cynthia Joyce and some of the bloggers read, discuss and sign the collection of Internet posts surrounding the storm. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “WE’RE STILL HERE YA BASTARDS — HOW THE PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS REBUILT THEIR CITY”: 6:30 p.m., All Soul’s Episcopal Church, 5500 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Roberta Gratz reads and signs her book about post-Katrina New Orleans. (504) 948-1859. robertabrandesgratz.com.
  • MARKETS

THURSDAY

  • 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. hollygrovemarket.com.
  • 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. icdnola.org.

SATURDAY

  • 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. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873. covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9762. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
  • 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. gretnafarmersmarket.com.
  • MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. (985) 624-3147. mandevilletrailheadmarket.com.
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 922 Teche St., Algiers.
  • GROW DAT FARM STAND: 9 a.m., 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, City Park, New Orleans. Produce grown in City Park, sold by youths. (504) 598-2743. growdatyouthfarm.org.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues). The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids tent. Free. (504) 523-1465. artsneworleans.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. frenchmarket.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.

TUESDAY

  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway Ave., 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.

WEDNESDAY

  • 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.
  • 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. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.