New Orleans events calendar, Nov. 12-18, 2015 _lowres

New Orleans Museum photo. The priceless treasures of the New Orleans Museum of Art will be the backdrop for the Odyssey Ball Friday, the fundraiser for the museum. The evening includes cocktails, a seated dinner and a separate admission after party. $150 and up; $75 after party. 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. (504) 658-4121. noma.org.

THURSDAY

  • MISTLETOE MARKET: noon to 4 p.m., also Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Christ Episcopal School, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Holiday crafts and decor items to benefit the school. (985) 871-9902. facebook.com/CESmisletoemarket.
  • COMICS AND ZINE FESTIVAL: 1 p.m., New Orleans Public Libraries, including main branch, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Also Friday and Saturday. Annual festival, with events primarily at library and other locals. nocazfest.com.
  • 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.
  • “THE AMERICAN SLAVE COAST — A HISTORY OF THE SLAVE-BREEDING INDUSTRY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Ned and Constance Sublette read and sign their book about events and figures in a revealing new light. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • LIBATIONS IN STATIONS UNDER RENOVATION: 6 p.m., 2552 St. Philip St., New Orleans. Preservation Resource Center sponsors look at restoration projects, including this Treme police station being converted to a guest house. prcno.org/events.
  • EDWARD KILDUFF LECTURE: 6:30 p.m., Kendall Cram Lecture Hall, Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Former New York fire chief speaks on career that included 9/11 and Katrina response. (504) 314-2188. tulane.edu.
  • COOKING THE BOOKS AT SOFAB: 6:30 p.m., Brady’s Wine Warehouse, 1029 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Louisiana East and Cooks Club gathering, featuring culinarians Jyl Benson, Poppy Tooker and chef John Besh as he cooks from his new book “Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes.” Tastings, demonstrations and a signed copy of the book are included. $90. (504) 267-7490. southernfood.org.
  • URBAN HEROES CELEBRATION: 6:30 p.m., Cafe Carmo, 527 Julia St., New Orleans. Event honoring those who shaped vision for a vibrant city, with food, music and silent auction. $50. (504) 252-1259. staylocal.org/urbanheroes.
  • SWEET AND SHOP: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, 4119 St. Elizabeth Drive, Kenner. Craft and holiday decor fair to benefit school association. (504) 237-6800. seasschool.org.
  • WINE & DINE WITH HOSPICE: 6:30 p.m., Benedict’s Plantation, 1144 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. Fundraiser for Hospice Foundation of the South, with food, auction and chances for a 50- or 100-bottle wine prize. $65. (985) 643-5470. facebook.com/hospicefoundationofthesouth.
  • ORGAN CONCERT: 7 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 724 Camp St., New Orleans. B. Andrew Mills presents an organ concert, with a projection system to be able to see him at the keyboard, with works by Bach, Chopin and Buxtehude. (504) 525-4413. oldstpatricks.org.
  • FUTURE TAKES FLIGHT: 7 p.m., Arbor Room, 12 Magnolia Drive, City Park, New Orleans. Fundraiser for ReNEW college visits and field studies, with music, raffle and food. $65, $50 educators. (504) 230-4352. renewschools.org.
  • STAIR AFFAIR: 7 p.m., 2912 Prytania St., New Orleans. “Around the World in 80 Days” cocktail party and auction to benefit Start the Adventure in Reading. $50. (504)899-0820. 501auctions.com/stairaffair.
  • ALWAYS FOR PLEASURE FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., also Friday and Saturday, various locations throughout the metropolitan area. Court 13 Arts event combining film, music, art and “mayhem.” court13.com/alwaysforpleasure.
  • UNCORK THE CURE: 8 p.m., The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with music, auction, fashion show and tribute to New Orleans’ Finest 2015 Honorees. $50. VIP $100. finest.cff.org/activity/cystic-fibrosis-foundation/nolasfinest.
  • DIANA KRALL: 9 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The Grammy-winning jazz singer brings her Wallflower Tour performance. $59 and up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.

FRIDAY

  • INTERNATIONAL FALL FEST: 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., International High School of New Orleans, 727 Carondolet St., New Orleans. Food, entertainment, contests and games. (504) 613-5703. insnola.org.
  • “THE NERDY NUMMIES COOKBOOK — SWEET TREATS FOR THE GEEK IN ALL OF US”: 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Rosanna Pansino will meet fans and pose for photos. To receive a wristband (required for meet and greet), purchase the book, on sale Nov. 3. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.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, Ronald Joseph music, screening of “Edward Scissorhands.” (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • MOONLIGHT & MIRACLES GALA: 5:30 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Benefit for adult and pediatric cancer services and research at Ochsner Cancer Institute, with reception, seated dinner, entertainment and a chance to win a new Mercedes-Benz. $500. (504) 842-7125. 501auctions.com/miraclesgala.
  • BOUDIN, BOURBON & BEER: 6 p.m., Champions Square, LaSalle Street at the Superdome, New Orleans. Emeril Lagasse’s Foundation fundraiser with more than 40 chefs cooking their version of boudin, craft brews and bourbon cocktails. $99 and up. boudinbourbonandbeer.com.
  • ST. RITA PECAN FESTIVAL: 6 p.m. to midnight, also Saturday noon to midnight, Sunday noon to 9 p.m., St. Rita Church and School, 7100 Jefferson Highway, Harahan. School fair with entertainment, food, rides and games. (504) 737-0744, ext. 1000. stritapecanfestival.com.
  • WESTWEGO CYPRESS SWAMP FESTIVAL: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., also noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Westwego Farmer’s & Fisheries Market, 484 Sala Ave., Westwego. Music, food, rides, crafts and more. $3. cityofwestwego.com.
  • PALLETS WITH PURPOSE: 6:30 p.m., Food Bank of Covington, 840 N. Columbia St., Covington. Benefit for food bank in the warehouse, with dining, dancing and tour of operation, plus auction. Warehouse chic attire. $75 and up. (985) 893-3003, ext. 105. covingtonfoodbank.org.
  • ODYSSEY BALL: 7 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Fundraising gala includes cocktails, dinner and concert by Patti Austin, with premiere of “Visions of U.S. — American Art at NOMA. After party until 1 a.m. $150 and up; $75 after party. (504) 658-4121. noma.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS PHARMACY MUSEUM GALA: 7 p.m., Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Benefit for museum, with music, cocktails, light fare, auction and raffle. $50. pharmacymuseum.org.
  • “BILLY CANNON — A LONG, LONG RUN”: 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Join former LSU great Billy Cannon and Charles N. deGravelles as they sign and discuss Cannon’s biography. (504) 455-4929. bardnesandnoble.com.
  • “IN BLOOM”: 7 p.m., United Bakery Gallery, 1337 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Book release for Jason Kerzinski’s writing, plus “Cubs” the poet. $5 requested donation. RSVP cloveproductions@gmail.com.

SATURDAY

  • PILATES IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m.; also 6 p.m. Monday. 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.
  • MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA — UNIVERSITY: 8:15 a.m., Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans. Day-long confab for writers, with authors hosting sessions and a panel discussion to wrap the day. $100, $75 members. (504) 523-6000. mysterywriters.org/mwa-university/mwa-university-new-orleans-la.
  • YMCA CORPORATE CUP: 8:30 a.m., Palm Drive, City Park, New Orleans. 5K and kids’ half mile Second Line for Literacy. $35, $15 kids. runnotc.org/races/2015/corpcup.shtml.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMIT: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Professional Sciences Building, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Annual confab of leaders, residents and city agencies. nola.gov/neighborhood-engagement/projects/summit.
  • NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to noon, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St., New Orleans. Information and sale. (504) 620-2224, ext. 500. parkwaypartnersnola.org.
  • HELPING MOTHERS HEAL: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Family Center of Hope, Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries, 4400 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Speakers, panels and workshops on community violence. (504) 891-3264. facebook.com/familycenterofhope.
  • WING WATCHERS CLUB: 9 a.m., Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 1001 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Games, hikes and bird watching for kids in grades five to eight. (504) 589-3882, ext. 225. nps.gov/jela.
  • STEP OUT WALK TO STOP DIABETES: 9 a.m., Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. American Diabetes Association fundraiser. Walk at 10 a.m. (888) 342-2383, ext. 6075. stepout.diabetes.org.
  • CRESCENT CITY COIN CLUB FALL SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Jerome Knights of Columbus Hall, 3310 Florida Ave., Kenner. Dealers display coins, stamps, other related items. crescentcitycoinclub.org.
  • WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S: 9:30 a.m., La Salle Park, 6600 Airline Drive, Metairie. Two-mile event fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Association. Registration 8 a.m., ceremony 9 a.m. (504) 613-6505, ext. 8039. act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=7522&pg=entry.
  • THREE RIVERS ART FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Saturday; downtown Covington. Two-day festival of art, music, children’s activities and food in historic area of this St. Tammany city. threeriversarfestival.com.
  • 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.
  • CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego. Holiday arts and crafts show and sale. (504) 349-5525. alariocenter.com.
  • “FIRST PEOPLE OF THE DELTA”: 10:30 a.m., Barataria Preserve, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month and explore how the first residents of Louisiana’s delta country lived off the plants and animals. Meet at the Bayou Coquille Trail parking lot. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10. nps.gov/jela.
  • ALGIERS FOLK ART FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 207 Leboeuf St., Algiers. A showcase for regional folk art, the Folk Art Zone and Blues Museum event features music, kids activities and food trucks. folkartzone.org.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD FORUM ON HOUSING: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., McDonogh 42, 1651 N. Tonti St., New Orleans. “Healing Our Communities” is the theme of the free forum. RSVP. Therenascencegroup.com.
  • ELECTRIC VEHICLE DAY: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 300 N. Broad St., New Orleans. Expo to showcase vehicles and exhibitors. (504) 434-3364. wholefoodsmarket.com.

TREMÉ CREOLE GUMBO FESTIVAL: 11 A.M. TO 7:15 P.M., ALSO SUNDAY, ARMSTRONG PARK, 701 N. RAMPART ST., NEW ORLEANS. BRASS BAND SHOWCASE AND A PLETHORA OF GUMBO, ARTS MARKET AND KIDS AREA. JAZZANDHERITAGE.ORG/TREME-GUMBO.

“BUILD BY EAR — BRIDGING MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE”: 11:30 A.M., NATIONAL JAZZ HISTORICAL PARK, 916 N. PETERS ST., NEW ORLEANS. WORKSHOP INDOORS AND OUT HOSTED BY PLAYBUILD NOLA. (504) 589-4841. NPS.GOV/JAZZ.

  • “ANOTHER KIND OF HURRICANE”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Tamara Ellis reads and signs her debut novel about young friendship. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • PAINTING ON PHOTOGRAPHS WORKSHOP: 1 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Michael Roque Collins leads class on the process. (504) 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org.
  • COOKBOOK SIGNINGS: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Kitchen Witch Cook Book Shop, 1452 N. Broad St., New Orleans. Kit Wohl signs “New Orleans Classic Celebrations,” Jyl Benson signs “Fun, Funky and Fabulous — New Orleans’ Casual Restaurant Recipes” and Poppy Tooker signs “Tujague’s Cookbook — Creole Recipes and Lore in the New Orleans Grand Tradition.” (504) 528-8382. kwcookbooks.com.
  • CELEBRATE THE ROOTS OF MUSIC: 6 p.m., 70 Audubon Blvd., New Orleans. Benefit for program that empowers youth through music education. $150. therootsofmusic.org.

TOURO FOUNDATION GALA: 7 P.M., MARDI GRAS WORLD RIVER CENTER COMPLEX, 1380 PORT OF NEW ORLEANS PLACE, NEW ORLEANS. BENEFIT FOR FOUNDATION, HONORING DR. JAY M. SHAMES, JUDAH TOURO SOCIETY AWARD RECIPIENT. $200. AFTER-PARTY $50. (504) 897-8435. TOURO.COM/GALA.

  • “SUPERHEROES AMONG US” GALA: 7 p.m., Hynes Charter School Gymnasium, 990 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. School benefit with music, auctions, food and more. $60 advance. (504) 324-7160. 501auctions.com/hynes.
  • “THE BEARER MONOLOGUES”: 7 p.m., United Bakery Gallery, 1337 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Book release for Michael Martin writing, plus essayist Jo Custer. $5 requested donation. RSVP cloveproductions@gmail.com.
  • WOODLINES WILD WINE DINNER: 7 p.m., English Turn Country Club, 3201 Rue Parc Fontaine, New Orleans. Dinner and wine tasting benefits the Woodlands Conservancy. $100 and up. woodlandsconservancy.org.
  • ORLEANS PUBLIC EDUCATION AWARDS: 7 p.m., Harrah’s Casino Ballroom, 226 Poydras St., New Orleans. Presentation of OPEN awards. $100. openpubliceducationawards.org.
  • MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS: 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Chip Davis’ unique arrangements and innovative stylings of traditional holiday music has made it a classic and it will be live. $39.50 and up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.
  • NOLA PROJECT’S GREEN ROOM GALA: 8 p.m., Falstaff Beer Garden, 2600 Gravier St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for New Orleans theatrical troupe, with entertainment, food, raffle and silent auction. Cocktail and green attire encouraged.$65, $45 theater industry. (504) 302-9117. nolaproject.com.

NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCERS: 8 P.M., ABITA SPRINGS TOWN HALL, 22161 LEVEL ST., ABITA SPRINGS. BRUCE DAIGREPONT CAJUN BAND, PLUS LESSONS AT 7:30 P.M. $9, $7 MEMBERS. (985) 276-0517 OR (504) 887-1485. NORTHSHORECAJUNDANCERS.COM.

SUNDAY

  • YOGA IN THE GARDEN: 9 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. $5 suggested donation. (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
  • USA DANCE: 2 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Beginner hustle lesson at 1:30 p.m. $12, $10 members, $5 students. (504) 607-1041 or (504) 258-2220.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Dance and music program, featuring Nanette Ledet, Phillip Rush, Laura Patterson and Albinas Prizgintas. trinityartistseries.com.
  • NORTHSHORE CELEBRATES “DOWNTON ABBEY”: 6 p.m., 85 Cardinal Lane, Mandeville. Benefit for WYES with music, auctions and more. $100, patron $150. (504) 486-5511. wyes.org.
  • “SEA OF SOUNDS — A VOYAGE THROUGH GREEK AND EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN MUSICAL TRADITIONS”: 6:30 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Dr. Kyriakos Kalaitzidis and Paul Macres will perform and explore music of Greece, Byrantium, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Presented by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New Orleans. (504) 282-0259. calendar.loyno.edu/event/f99tsz9ndk.
  • “DELICATE STRANGE”: 7 p.m., United Bakery Gallery, 1337 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Book release for Jessica Ruby Radcliffe writing, plus poet Jimmy Ross, accordionist Ashley Blume and Dr. Louis Martinie. $5 requested donation. RSVP cloveproductions@gmail.com.

MONDAY

  • “HOMMAGE A LOUIS XIV”: 6 p.m., Historic New Orleans Collection, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Chamber music performance in observances of the 300th anniversary of the death of the French king. RSVP encouraged. (504) 523-4662. wrc@hnoc.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.
  • “DEAD MAN WALKING — THE JOURNEY CONTINUES”: 7 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Church, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Sr. Helen Prejean speaks regarding her continued work with death row inmates, victims and problems with justice system. loyno.edu.
  • 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

  • “THE CHEF NEXT DOOR — A PRO CHEF’S RECIPES FOR FUN, FEARLESS HOME COOKING”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Celebrity chef Amanda Freitag reads and signs her latest cookbook. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “GRANT PARK”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Leonard Pitts Jr. reads and signs his novel about race relations through the story of two Chicago journalists. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “SOUTHERN FRIED AND SANCTIFIED — TALES FROM THE BACK DECK”: 6 p.m., Causeway Branch Library, 3457 Hwy. 190, Mandeville. Deborah Burst will discuss her book about travels and people of the South. (985) 626-9779. sttammany.lib.la.us.
  • “NEW ORLEANS BACKYARD BUGS”: 6:30 p.m., Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur De Lis Ave., New Orleans. Zach Lemann, entomologist at Audubon Zoo, speaks and provides chocolate cricket cookies for Orleans Audubon Society. (504) 671-6371.
  • COATS FOR KIDS CONCERT: 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free concert with Ellis Marsalis, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. Jee-Yeoun Ko and NOCCA students. Coat donations requested. facebook.com/events/863873120387545.

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.
  • MUSIC AT MIDDAY: Noon, Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Voice students form Newcomb Department of Music will perform. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu.
  • 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.
  • “LOUISIANA’S SACRED PLACES — CHURCHES, CEMETERIES AND VOODOO”: 5:30 p.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. Deborah Burst discusses her book of historic landscapes and funerary architecture. (504) 596-26541. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
  • “BUILDING THE LAND OF DREAMS — NEW ORLEANS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF EARLY AMERICA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Eberhard “Lo” Faber launches his book about the Crescent City’s history. (504) 899-7323.
  • “WITNESS TO CHANGE — FROM JIM CROW TO POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. New Orleans’ former first lady and first mom Sybil Morial discusses her book about race relations and politics in the Crescent City. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • “WITCHES OF AMERICA”: 7 p.m., Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Alex Mar will read and sign her book about real witches. Maple Street Book Shop will sell. (504) 866-4916.
  • “SOUTHERN LADIES AND SUFFRAGISTS — JULIA WARD HOWE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS AT THE 1884 NEW ORLEANS WORLD’S FAIR”: 7 p.m., Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., New Orleans. Miki Pfeffer reads and discusses her book about women’s issues at and during the fair. (504) 596-2667. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
  • JAZZ AT THE SANDBAR: 7 p.m., UNO Sandbar in the Cove, Founders Road, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Quintology Reunion. $5, free for students/faculty/staff. (504) 280-6039. nojc.org/sandbar.

THURSDAY, NOV. 19

  • THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON OPENER: 1:25 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. The 144th season starts and runs through March. Five Starlight Racing dates will be held, beginning Nov. 20. fairgroundsracecourse.com.
  • HAT TRUNK SHOW AND SALE: 2 p.m., 1 Garden Lane, New Orleans. Haute Dames open house-style event to benefit WYES. RSVP dhansel@wyes.org. (504) 486-5511. wyes.org.
  • LIBATIONS IN STATIONS UNDER RENOVATION: 6 p.m., 801 Rosedale St., New Orleans. Preservation Resource Center sponsors look at restoration projects, including this Lakeview police station being converted into a Susan Spicer restaurant. prcno.org/events.
  • BEAUTY AND THE BOTANICALS —DETOXIFICAJUN: 6 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Dr. Lydia Wheaton Lynn discusses how local flora can keep skin healthy and sample products. RSVP online. (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
  • “COCKTAIL NOIR — FROM GANGSTERS AND GIN JOINTS TO GUMSHOES AND GIMLETS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Scott M. Deitche examines crime and cocktails in true and fictional literature. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “BRIGHT LINES”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Tanwi Nandini Islam reads and signs the debut novel set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “NEW ORLEANS HOMES AT CHRISTMAS”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Bonnie Warren reads and discusses her book of home decor and classic recipes. (504) 596-2630.
  • 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, Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1808 Front 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 youth. (504) 598-2743. growdatyouthfarm.org.
  • ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 409 Aycock St., Arabi. visitst bernard.com.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues). Arts and crafts vendors plus food, music and a kids tent. (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. 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, 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.
  • AROUND THE STATE

    • FRIDAY-SUNday
    • RIVER PARISHES FALL FESTIVAL: Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 401 Spruce St., Norco. Music, rides, crafts, food and home of the “Monster Soft Shell Crab Poboy. sacredheartschoolnorco.org.

    SATURDAY

    • ATCHAFALAYA BASIN FESTIVAL: 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Church, 1452 Henderson Hwy., Henderson. Food, crafts, music, cooking contests, car and truck show, auctions and kids activities. basinfestival.com.
    • THIBODAUXVILLE FALL FESTIVAL: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Thibodaux. Arts, crafts, food and music along Bayou Lafourche, with car show and Thibodauxville Duck Race. thibodauxchamber.com.

    SATURDAY-SUNDAY, THROUGH DEC. 13

    • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:15 a.m. to dusk, 46468 River Road, Hammond. Multi-weekend festival, fair, theme park and immersion experience with food, beverages, shows and various themed weekends. This weekend is “Heroes and Pirates.” $18 adults per day and up; $10 children per day and up. (985) 429-9992. larf.net.