ALGIERS KIWANIS: 7 a.m., Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer. David “Buck” Landry, president of Our Lady of Holy Cross College, will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets. Guests welcome. Call (504) 391-0667.
BICYCLE TOUR: 9 A.M., SOPHIE WRIGHT PARK, 1941 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. THREE-HOUR BIKING TOUR THROUGH GARDEN DISTRICT AND LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT. TOUR MIXES HISTORY WITH RECENT EVENTS AND MAKES STOPS FOR REFRESHMENTS. $37 WITH BICYCLE AND $25 IF BRINGING A BICYCLE.
GARDEN DISTRICT WALKING TOUR: 1 P.M., OUTSIDE THE DEFEND NEW ORLEANS STORE, 1101 FIRST ST., NEW ORLEANS. TWO-HOUR WALKING TOUR THROUGH THE GARDEN DISTRICT AND INCLUDES STOPS FOR REFRESHMENTS. BRING COMFORTABLE SHOES, AN UMBRELLA OR PONCHO AND CASH FOR DRINKS. $25.
RAINFOREST PLANTS IN WORLD WAR II: 5 P.M. AT THE U.S. FREEDOM PAVILION: THE BOEING CENTER AT THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. EXPLORER AND TIME MAGAZINE “HERO FOR THE PLANET” MARK PLOTKIN WILL LECTURE ON “QUININE, RUBBER, SHERMAN TANKS AND JAPANESE SUBMARINES: HOW RAINFOREST PLANTS SERVED AS KEY STRATEGIC MATERIALS IN WORLD WAR II.” FREE, BUT RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. VISIT WWW.NATIONALWW2 MUSEUM.ORG.
“THE TIMES-PICAYUNE IN A CHALLENGING MEDIA WORLD”: 6 p.m. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Sherry Lee Alexander, with co-authors Alfred Lawrence Lorenz and Vicki Mayer discuss their study of the 2012-2013 transition of a daily newspaper to a three-days-a-week publication. (504) 895-2266.
GOING NUMB: 7 p.m., The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, 514 Chartres St. A fundraiser for theater collective Goat in the Road’s fall show, “Numb.” Two free drinks, games, music, burlesque. $15; $20 at the door. www.goatintheroadproductions.org
SECOND ANNUAL GHOST CAMP: 7 p.m., Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans St., New Orleans. Weekendlong event including a pub crawl, ghost hunt, Ghosts of the Mississippi River cruise, ghost seminars and more. $500 to $975; individual event prices also available. (504) 569-1465.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 12
“UNFATHOMABLE CITY — A NEW ORLEANS ATLAS”: 7 p.m. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. As part of the shop’s 50th anniversary, editor Rebecca Snedeker and several of the essayists from the book will discuss the innovative atlas. (504) 866-4916.
THE ROUX: 8 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Featuring a full cast of burlesque and variety performers of color. cafeinstanbulnola.com.
DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW: 10 p.m., Freret Street Publiq House, 4528 Freret St., New Orleans.
C. G. JUNG SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m., Parker UMC, 1130 Nashville Ave., New Orleans. Jungian analyst Lucie Magnus will examine the nature and maturation of love. $15; $10 for students; free for Jung Society members. jungneworleans.org.
SCALES AND ALES: 8 p.m., Aquarium of the Americas. Cuisine from dozens of restaurants and music by the Atlanta Showstoppers, benefiting the aquarium. (504) 861-5107.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 13
YOGA IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 A.M., NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART, COLLINS DIBOLL CIRCLE, NEW ORLEANS. THE BEGINNER-FRIENDLY CLASSES ARE TAUGHT IN THE SYDNEY AND WALDA BESTHOFF SCULPTURE GARDEN WHEN WEATHER ALLOWS. $5; FREE FOR NOMA AND EAST JEFFERSON WELLNESS CENTER MEMBERS. TO REGISTER, CALL (504) 456-5000.
CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets. The market features produce, flowers and food. Call (504) 861-5898.
RISING TIDE CONFERENCE: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Xavier University. The ninth annual “grassroots new media conference,” focusing on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Local experts discuss and take questions on topics including digital media, white supremacy, the environment and education. $10. http://risingtidenola.com/
EDIBLE LANDSCAPING: 9 a.m. gates open, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Demetria Christo, co-owner of EcoUrban Landscaping, provides insights into integrating edible plants into an ornamental landscape plan. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org
COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. The market offers local produce. Call (985) 892-1873.
THE GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SELLABRATION: 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M., PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER, 923 TCHOUPITOULAS ST. AN “OLD HOUSE FAIR” FEATURING EXHIBITS BY DOZENS OF NEW ORLEANS NEIGHBORHOODS, FREE ARCHITECTURAL ADVICE, HOMEBUYING SEMINARS AND MORE. FREE. (504) 581-7032, WWW.PRCNO.ORG
DR. MARK PLOTKIN TALK AND BOOK SIGNING: 10 A.M. REGISTRATION AND BOOK SIGNING, 11 A.M. LECTURE, PAVILION OF THE TWO SISTER, NEW ORLEANS BOTANICAL GARDEN, CITY PARK. THE ETHNOBOTANIST DISCUSSES “FROM THE AMAZONIAN RAIN FOREST TO NEW ORLEANS VOO DOO: PLANTS OF POWER, MAGIC AND MEDICINE.” $25. (504) 483-9473, WWW.NOBGF.ORG
BROADMOOR ART AND WELLNESS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad Ave., New Orleans. Art vendors, health and wellness organizations, food trucks, live performances, raffles, workshops, free giveaways, presentations by NOPD and NOFD, and a free family second-line workshop featuring “Dancing Darryl.” (504) 596-2660.
OCH ART MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Indoor and outdoor market showcasing arts and crafts, flea market finds, food and refreshments. Focus this month on photography. Free. (985) 250-0378, www.ochartmarket.com
DOWNRIVER MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI RIVER FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. On theme of coffee and bananas, the festival has expanded to three stages with lectures inside the Old U.S. Mint from noon to 4:45 p.m.; music on the stages outside of the building from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and lectures in the French Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free walking tours by the National Park Service. No coolers allowed. (504) 568-2022. www.facebook.com/mississippi riverfest. Free.
CHILDREN’S DAY AT MAPLE STREET: 11:30 a.m. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. As part of the shop’s 50th anniversary, authors of three children’s books will be on hand to discuss their works and crafts. “What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo,” Ryan Murphy and Grace Millsaps at 11:30 a.m.; “Cinderellaphant,” Dianne de Las Casas at 1 p.m.; and “Cook Kids Cook: Louisiana” and “Cook Kids Cook: Fresh and Fit” Kid Chef Eliana at 2 p.m. (504) 866-4916.
VOYAGE AU MUSÉE: Noon, New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park. Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orleans offers tour of the French collection at NOMA. The event will begin with a meal with Francophone speakers, followed by the tour at 1:45 p.m. The fee for the tour and lunch together is $30, or the tour or lunch may be purchased separately. For information or to register, visit af-neworleans.org.
NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Giacobbe Academy of Dance, 6925 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Delta Festival Ballet will hold open auditions for the Nutcracker Youth Corps. Boys and girls audition separately by age group. For details, call (504) 888-0931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Delta Festival Ballet website is at www.deltafestivalballet.com. $10.
OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 3 P.M. TO 7 P.M., OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET, 922 TECHE ST. PRODUCE, SEAFOOD AND MORE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. OLDALGIERSHARVESTFRESHMARKET.COM.
RODEO NEW ORLEANS: 4 P.M., UNO LAKEFRONT ARENA. RODEO KICKS OFF WITH A CONCERT BY MICKEY GILLEY AT 7 P.M. AND CONTINUES WITH BULLFIGHTING, BARREL-RACING, BAREBACK RIDING, SADDLE BRONC RIDING, TEAM ROPING AND RODEO CLOWNS. $20. CONTINUES SUNDAY. WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM
A CRITTER CINEMA: 6:30 P.M., LA/SPCA, 1700 MARDI GRAS BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. SPEND TIME WITH ANIMALS AND WATCH G-RATED MOVIES. AGES 5 TO 10. $30. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. (504) 368-5191 EXT. 207 OR WWW.LA-SPCA.ORG.
DOWNRIVER — MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI RIVER FESTIVAL: 9 a.m., Old U.S. Mint-Louisiana State Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. The event will feature coffee- and banana-themed cooking demos and food booths, lectures and live music.
KIDS MOVE AND SING: 11:30 a.m., New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Visitor Center, 916 North Peters St., New Orleans. Indoor live music and workshop for all ages. Free.
DILLARD INTERNATIONAL ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: 11 A.M. TO 6 P.M., DILLARD UNIVERSITY, 2601 GENTILLY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. THE EVENT WILL INCLUDE LIVE PERFORMANCES, INTERNATIONAL CUISINE AND ARTS VENDORS. FREE. DILLARD.EDU.
PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 A.M., OLD IRONWORKS, 612 PIETY ST., NEW ORLEANS. THE MARKET FEATURES MORE THAN 40 VENDORS IN CREATIVE ART, HANDMADE JEWELRY AND CRAFTS, HOMEMADE FOOD, VINTAGE CLOTHES AND COLLECTIBLES, USED BOOKS AND FLEA MARKET FINDS IN A NEIGHBORHOOD SETTING. (504) 269-3982.
COCKTAIL HISTORY TOUR: 5 p.m., Evangeline, 329 Decatur St., New Orleans. Tour New Orleans’ history of cocktails and sample them along the way. $65, includes tour and four cocktails, or $32 for tour only. doctorgumbo.com.
BIG EASY ROLLERGIRLS DOUBLE HEADER: 5 p.m., UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Meets against the Cenla Derby Dames and the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Project Mayhem. $10 advance; $15 door; $5 youth and college students with ID; free 6 and younger.
MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA REMATCH VIEWING PARTY: 7 p.m., Masquerade Club-Harrah’s New Orleans, 228 Poydras St. Live on pay-per-view. $10 presale; $20 door; $120 VIP table with beer bucket. (504) 265-7976.
TULANE GREEN WAVE FOOTBALL: 7 P.M., YULMAN STADIUM, BEN WEINER DRIVE, NEW ORLEANS. GAME AGAINST THE SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA LIONS. YULMANSTADIUM.COM.
YOGA IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 A.M. TO 9 A.M., NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART, COLLINS DIBOLL CIRCLE, NEW ORLEANS. BEGINNER-FRIENDLY CLASS. $5 OR FREE FOR NOMA AND EAST JEFFERSON WELLNESS CENTER MEMBERS. (504) 456-5000.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 14
FIESTA TASTE AND LEARN SPANISH: 3:30 p.m., Mizado, 5080 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. Sample food, cooking presentation, experience Spanish culture and language. Part of proceeds to benefit Christ the Healer medical missions. Tickets and reservations required. (504) 473-4022 or allianceoflanguageeducation.com.
A TASTE OF OPERA: 4 p.m., Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion, St. Philip and Decatur streets, New Orleans. The New Orleans Opera Association provides preview performance of the upcoming works slated for Crescent City audiences. (504) 522-2621 or frenchmarket.org/event.
RODEO NEW ORLEANS: 4 p.m., UNO Lakefront Arena. Bullfighting, barrel-racing, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping and rodeo clowns. $20. www.ticketmaster.com
SIERRA CLUB: 6:30 p.m., Dominion Auditorium at Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Louisiana state Rep. John Bel Edwards will be the guest speaker when the Sierra Club Delta Chapter meets.
MONDAY, SEPT. 15
TAI CHI/CHI KUNG: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Beginner-friendly classes. $5 or free for NOMA and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. (504) 456-5000.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 16
“MEN WE REAPED”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Jesmyn Ward will sign her story about growing up in impoverished rural Mississippi and the pressures on men who can do no right and the women who stand in for family. (504) 895-2266.
TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS: 7 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center (enter through rear gates on Stadium Drive). “Orchid Basics” followed by a general meeting, then a talk by Glen Ladnier on terrestrial orchids. Presented by the New Orleans Orchid Society. Free. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org
50TH ANNIVERSARY BEATLES PERFORMANCE TRIBUTE: 7 P.M. TAD GORMLEY STADIUM, 5400 STADIUM DRIVE, CITY PARK, NEW ORLEANS. FIFTY YEARS AGO TO THE DAY, CITY PARK STADIUM (NOW TAD GORMLEY) ROCKED WITH THE APPEARANCE OF THE FAB FOUR. WYES WILL RECREATE THE EVENT WITH A BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND. 1960S ATTIRE IS ENCOURAGED. $35 IN ADVANCE; $40 AT THE GATE. (504) 457-2934. NEWORLEANSCITYPARK.COM
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17
GARDEN PEST MANAGEMENT: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Humana Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Sarah Bertrand, of the LSU AgCenter, discusses integrated management of common garden pests. Free. (504) 840-0906, email@example.com
HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT PAT O’BRIEN’S: Noon, Pat O’Brien’s, 718 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Live music, drink specials and more! (504) 525-4823 or patobriens.com.
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OPEN MEETING: NOON, LAPCS, 1555 POYDRAS ST., NEW ORLEANS. PRESENTED BY PATRICK WALSH AND KRISTINE BARKER, THE MEETING WILL DISCUSS THE BOARD’S GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN IT COMES TO GOVERNANCE WITH A PARTICULAR FOCUS ON OPEN MEETINGS.
GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30 p.m. The Akula Foundation offers a free grief and loss support group on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. To register or for information, including the location, call the Grief Resource Center at (504) 247-7818.
NEW ORLEANS MAGAZINE’S PEOPLE TO WATCH: 6 p.m., Messina’s at the Terminal, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans.
“HOPE & NEW ORLEANS — A HISTORY OF CRESCENT CITY STREET NAMES”: 6 P.M., 1850 HOUSE MUSEUM SHOP, 523 ST. ANN ST. SALLY ASHER WILL DISCUSS AND SIGN HER BOOK ABOUT THE SCANDALS AND SCOUNDRELS INVOLVING THE FRENCH QUARTER STREETS: THE FAMOUS, INFAMOUS AND UNKNOWN. ONLY 45 SEATS ARE AVAILABLE. (504) 524-9118.
PIRATES!: 8 p.m., Scott Edwards Gallery, 2109 Decatur St., New Orleans. The Naked Girls of New Orleans Reading. $20 includes drinks sponsored by Sailor Jerry.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 18
STORAGECRAFT PARTNER WORKSHOP: 9 a.m., Doubletree Hotel, 2150 Veterans Blvd., Kenner. The workshop demonstrate how to grow a business and maximize profitability as a reseller.
COURAGE CAPS: 5 p.m., West Jefferson Medical Center Infusion Center, 4511 W. Bank Expressway, Marrero. Knit and crochet caps for cancer patients. Donations of yarn are welcome. (504) 349-1232.
FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD 2: 7:30 p.m., AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan. Joe Cross examines how lifestyle choices impact overall health and how to make healthy habits last a lifetime. amctheatres.com.