THURSDAY, OCT. 2

  • BICYCLE TOUR: 9 a.m., Sophie Wright Park, 1941 Magazine St., New Orleans. Three-hour biking tour through the Garden District and Lower Garden District of New Orleans. $37, tour and bike rental; $25, tour and B.Y.O.Bike.
  • WINE DINE & DESIGN/TABLESCAPES: 11:30 a.m., Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. $100-$250.
  • OPERATION HOMEFRONT LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m., Audubon Tea Room at Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans Whitney Bank will present Wine, Dine and Design, a tablescapes luncheon benefitting Operation Homefront. 20 tables decorated by top local designers and retailers, plus a seated luncheon with wine. $250 per person includes a champagne reception, luncheon with wine and presentation. Call (504) 830-7232.
  • ST. TAMMANY PARISH FAIR: 11 a.m. Exhibits, food, a livestock show, rodeo, live entertainment and a carnival. Covington. www.sttammanyparishfair.info.
  • TANGIPAHOA PARISH FAIR: 11 a.m. Live entertainment, 4-H activities and displays, carnival rides, games, a gumbo cook-off; music, parade and food. Amite. www.tangipahoaparishfair.org.
  • CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: 12:30 p.m., Lakewood Golf Club, 4801 Gen. DeGaulle Drive. Raffle, door prizes and awards. Proceeds benefit LA/SPCA. $125. Visit www.lafcaa.com.
  • CEMETERY & HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM TOUR: 12:30 p.m., departs from Basin Street Station, 501 Basin St., New Orleans. The Hermann-Grima House and Save Our Cemeteries team up to present a tour of St. Louis No. 1 cemetery plus the Hermann-Grima House, which features it annual 19th century funerary and mourning customs tour. $30. (504) 525-5661.
  • GARDEN DISTRICT WALKING TOUR: 1 p.m., Outside the Defend New Orleans Store, 1101 First St., New Orleans. Two-hour walking tour of the Garden District neighborhood. $25.
  • PUMPKIN PATCH: 2 p.m., St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie. Ends Oct. 31.
  • YARD TO TABLE WORKSHOP: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, Algiers. Learn how to grow mustard and collard greens, broccoli and lettuce from seed. Sponsored by AARP and Green Light New Orleans. Free by calling (877) 926-8300 to reserve. (504) 485-2164 for more information.
  • CHARTWELL GRAND OPENING: 5:30 p.m., 1225 Magazine St., New Orleans The Chartwell Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children with autism and related disorders, has moved to its new building. For information, go to www.thechartwellcenter.org.
  • SWING DANCE FESTIVAL: Festival with demonstrations, lessons, competitions in various venues throughout the city. www.lindyshowdown.net.
  • SMALL PRESS PUBLISHING WORKSHOP: 6 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Author and publisher Gary Michael Smith will discuss the process of small press publishing. Free. For more information, visit neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • “YOU DON’T KNOW ME- NEW AND SELECTED STORIES”: 6 p.m. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. James Nolan discusses and signs his book. (504) 895-2266.
  • “SWEET AS CANE, SALTY AS TEARS”: 6 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Opelousas native Ken Wheaton talks about his book. (504) 899-7323.
  • BYWATER FOOD TRUCK ROUND UP: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. St. Claude and Feliciana avenues, New Orleans. St. Claude Main Street and My House NOLA begin a month of weekly Bywater food-truck roundups. Thursday features Theo’s Pizza Truck, Dirty Dishes and Burgers Ya Heard. Beer, live music. www.stclaude.org
  • YOUR INVESTMENT IQ: 6 p.m., Robert E. Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Learn about the importance of developing a strategy, the impact of asset allocation and the influence of inflation on long-term goals. Free. For more information, visit neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • KENNER WINE AND FOOD EVENT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. Food from local restaurants and music by Groovy 7. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation. $90. www.louisianahospitalityfoundation.org.
  • WOMEN PERFORMING FOR WOMEN: 6:30 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A night of music, food and celebration to benefit the women and children of Hagar’s House. $40 or $75 per couple. (504) 210-5064 or www.HagarsHouseNOLA.org.
  • LAFRENIERE LIVE: 6:30 p.m. Al Copeland Meadow Concert Stage in Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie. Weathered will perform as part of the Lafreniere Live fall concert series. No outside food and drink allowed.

VINTAGE FASHION & LIFESTYLE EXPO: 7 P.M., OLD U.S. MINT, 400 ESPLANADE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. VINTAGE CLOTHING VENDORS, COCKTAILS, FASHION SHOW AND MUSIC BY THE SHOTGUN JAZZ BAND. TICKETS $25.

FRIDAY, OCT. 3

  • ST. TAMMANY PARISH FAIR: 11 a.m. Exhibits, food, a livestock show, rodeo, live entertainment and a carnival. Covington. www.sttammanyparishfair.info.
  • TANGIPAHOA PARISH FAIR: 11 a.m. Live entertainment, 4-H activities and displays, carnival rides, games, a gumbo cook-off; music, parade and food. Amite. www.tangipahoaparishfair.org.
  • CEMETERY & HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM TOUR: 12:30 p.m., departs from Basin Street Station, 501 Basin St. The Hermann-Grima House and Save Our Cemeteries team up to present a tour of St. Louis No. 1 cemetery plus the Hermann-Grima House, which features it annual 19th century funerary and mourning customs tour. $30. (504) 525-5661.
  • GRETNA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Annual three-day music and family festival centered on downtown Gretna. $20-$47.50. www.gretnafest.com.
  • MUSIC UNDER THE OAKS: 4:30 p.m., Newman Bandstand, Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Loyola Faculty Chamber Ensemble performs in free concert series.
  • COCKTAIL HISTORY TOUR: 5 p.m., Evangeline, 329 Decatur St., New Orleans. $65, tour and cocktails; $32, tour. www.doctorgumbo.com.
  • ST. ANN HAWAIIAN FAMILY FEST: 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m., 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Two-day school fundraising fest includes food, music, drinks, games, fun run, a raffle, bingo and a silent auction. (504) 455-8383.
  • BYWATER FOOD TRUCK ROUND UP: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. St. Claude and Feliciana avenues. St. Claude Main Street and My House NOLA begin a month of weekly Bywater food-truck roundups. Friday brings Grilling Shilling, Meltdown and Cocoa & Cream. Beer, live music. www.stclaude.org.
  • MUSIC IN THE PARK: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Heritage Park, 303 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Free outdoor concert. (504) 468-7231.
  • CHILDREN’S HERO AWARDS: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 1605 Lakeshore Drive. The Children’s Bureau of New Orleans will honor seven individuals and two organizations with Children’s Hero Awards. Visit www.childrens-bureau.com.
  • TNM R.I.P: 9 p.m., The New Movement-Nola, 2706 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. $8-$10.
  • ZULU FISH FRY: 7 p.m. The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club will hold a fish fry, featuring entertainment by DJ Captain Charles, at the new Zulu Hall, Roy E. Glapion Jr. Building, 730 N. Broad St., New Orleans. For information, email zulupresident@aol.com or call (504) 610-6500.

SATURDAY, OCT. 4

  • ANTIQUE CAR SHOW: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 8601 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. The Antique Auto Club of St. Bernard car show “St. Bernard Rocks The Fifties,” will include prizes, a DJ, activities for children and raffles. Registration is $25 per car for antique cars at least 25 years old. For information, call (504) 279-5311 or (504) 874-0458.
  • CRAFTS SHOW: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 115 E. D A’mour St., Chalmette. Covenant United Methodist Church hosts a crafts show with music, concessions, a silent auction and a children’s corner with pumpkin decorating and wood cutouts. For information, call (504) 271-3763.
  • ST. TAMMANY PARISH FAIR: 10 a.m. Exhibits, food, a livestock show, rodeo, live entertainment and a carnival. Covington. www.sttammanyparishfair.info.
  • TANGIPAHOA PARISH FAIR: 10 a.m. Live entertainment, 4-H activities and displays, carnival rides, games, a gumbo cook-off; music, parade and food. Amite. www.tangipahoaparishfair.org.
  • BABY & CHILD FEST: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Featuring 100 exhibitors and sponsors, live entertainment, meet and greets with children’s favorite characters, including Anna, Elsa and Kristoff from Frozen. $8 (504) 298-8234 or www.BabyandChildFest.com.
  • PROPERTY HISTORY WORKSHOP: 10:30 a.m., Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Introduction to the property research resources available in the Louisiana Division/City Archives. For more information, visit neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • BLESSING OF THE PETS: 10:30 a.m., St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Celebrating the feast of St. Francis. The LA/SPCA will be on hand with pets available for adoption. After the blessing, participants will gather in the parish hall for ice cream sundaes and pet treats. For information, call the church office at (504) 947-2121 or email admin@stannanola.org.

PARK(ING) DAY: NOON-9 P.M. PARKING SPACES BECOME ART INSTALLATIONS ON JULIA STREET AS PART OF CAC’S ART FOR ARTS’ SAKE. FREE. WWW.CACNO.ORG.

  • BLUES IN DA PARISH: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Docville Farm, 5124 E. St. Bernard Highway, Violet. Live music; harmonica workshop at 1 p.m. Free. www.facebook.com/BluesInDaParish
  • PET ADOPTION EVENTS: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson Feed Pet and Garden Center, 4421 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, and Petco, 3520 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie.
  • GRETNA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Noon to 11 p.m. Annual three-day music and family festival centered on downtown Gretna. $20-$47.50. www.gretnafest.com
  • ST. ANN HAWAIIAN FAMILY FEST: Noon to 11 p.m., 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. School fundraising festival includes food, music, drinks, games, fun run, a raffle, bingo and a silent auction. (504) 455-8383.
  • FRERET MARKET: Noon to 5 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. Outdoor market offers more than 90 vendors of food, art, crafts, live music and flea market finds. Free. www.freretmarket.org.

“NEW ORLEANS CLASSIC CREOLE RECIPES”: 1 P.M. GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP, 2727 PRYTANIA ST., NEW ORLEANS. KIT WOHL SIGNS HER COMPILATION OF STRAIGHTFORWARD RECIPES AND LUSH PHOTOGRAPHY ABOUT NEW ORLEANS CITY-STYLE DINING. (504) 895-2266.

  • FALL FUN FEST: 2-4 p.m. Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., New Orleans. Games, crafts, music and refreshments. Free. For more information, visit neworleanspubliclibrary.org.

POETRY READING: 2 P.M., LATTER LIBRARY, 5120 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. CURATED BY POET GINA FERRARA, THE READING ALSO FEATURES NINA OUEDRAOGO, BILJANA OBRADOVIC AND DENNIS FORMENTO. FOR INFORMATION, CALL (504) 596-2625 OR VISIT WWW.NEWORLEANSPUBLICLIBRARY.ORG. THE READING IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

SWING DANCE FESTIVAL: WEEKEND FESTIVAL WITH DEMONSTRATIONS, LESSONS, COMPETITIONS IN VARIOUS VENUES THROUGHOUT THE CITY. WWW.LINDYSHOWDOWN.NET.

  • NEW ORLEANS PRAYER GATHERING: 3 p.m.-6 p.m. UNO Lakefront Arena. 6801 Franklin Ave. Christians are invited to gather for the Regional Day of Prayer. www.neworleansgathering.org.
  • GROWING LOCAL NOLA OPENING: 4:30-7:30 p.m., 1750 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Recirculating Farms Coalition and Growing Local NOLA open the Central City food and farm center, Growing Local NOLA, a public garden and community center. Free food, activities for children, exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, live music. (504) 475-4823.
  • ART FOR ARTS’ SAKE: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, Julia Street and citywide. Openings, art installations. Food, drink, music. Free. www.cacno.org.
  • BYWATER FOOD TRUCK ROUND UP: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. St. Claude and Feliciana avenues. St. Claude Main Street and My House NOLA begin a month of weekly Bywater food-truck roundups. Saturday it’s Burgers Ya Heard, Diva Dawg and Cocoa & Cream. Beer, live music. www.stclaude.org.
  • VAMPIRE 5K: 6:30 p.m., 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie. Participants may register as either a vampire or citizen.
  • CEMETERY & HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM TOUR: 12:30 p.m., departs from Basin Street Station, 501 Basin St. The Hermann-Grima House and Save Our Cemeteries team up to present a tour of St. Louis No. 1 cemetery plus the Hermann-Grima House, which features it annual 19th century funerary and mourning customs tour. $30. (504) 525-5661.
  • STORYVILLE RISING: 9 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St Claude Ave., New Orleans. $20-$50. (504) 322-8862.

SUNDAY, OCT. 5

  • SWAP MEET NOLA: Artists, farmers, bakers and flea market vendors set up booths. 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. (504) 813-5370.
  • ST. TAMMANY PARISH FAIR: 11 a.m. Exhibits, food, a livestock show, rodeo, live entertainment and a carnival. Covington. www.sttammanyparishfair.info.
  • TANGIPAHOA PARISH FAIR: 11 a.m. Live entertainment, 4-H activities and displays, carnival rides, games, a gumbo cook-off; music, parade and food. Amite. www.tangipahoaparishfair.org.
  • GRETNA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Concluding day of the annual three-day music and family festival centered on downtown Gretna. $20-$47.50. www.gretnafest.com.
  • BLESSING OF THE PETS: 6 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Adoptable pets showcased. For information, email adopt fromarno@yahoo.com.

MONDAY, OCT. 6

  • FEAST OF TABERNACLE NEW ORLEANS: 8 p.m., Neo Jazz School of Music & Yisrael Records Inc., 3100 Toledano St., New Orleans.

TUESDAY, OCT. 7

  • OPEN HOUSE: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus School, 6325 Cromwell Place, New Orleans. Holy Name of Jesus serves children from prekindergarten through seventh grade. For information, contact admissions director Libby McGinn at (504) 861-1466 or lmcginn@hnjschool.org or visit www.hnjschool.org.
  • OPEN HOUSE: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, St. Katharine Drexel Preperatory School, 5116 Magazine St., New Orleans. College preparatory education to female students in grades 8 through 12 with a focus on academic, extra and co-curricular programs. For information, call (504) 899-6061 ext. 310 or visit www.drexelprep.com.
  • CHRISTMAS CANTATA: 7 p.m., Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. The International Youth Fellowship ministry presents a Christmas concert including carols, Handel’s Messiah, Hallelujah Chorus, and a Message. Free. Go to iyfusa.org. Wednesday, Oct. 8
  • INSTAGRAM & PINTEREST WITH RAPJAB: 8:30 a.m., Good Work Network, 2028 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Week 1 of the social media series “Exploring Pinterest & Instagram.”
  • HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lakeview Grocery parking lot, 801 Harrison Ave. Outdoor market features food, arts and crafts, activities for children, live music and more. Free. www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.
  • TASTE & TOUR: 5:30 p.m., Medical Office Building, 5640 Read Blvd., Suite 550, New Orleans. Tour 65 office units on New Orleans East Hospital’s campus, available for medical and health-related service providers.
  • “A FINE BODY OF MEN- THE ORLEANS LIGHT HORSE, LOUISIANA CAVALRY, 1861-1865”: 6 p.m. The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Author Donald Peter “Pete” Moriarty II will sign his book chronicling the history of an independent troop of cavalrymen from New Orleans who served during the Civil War. (504) 523-4662.
  • PRETTY IN PINK BRAS FOR A CAUSE: 6 p.m., Southport Music Hall, 200 Monticello Ave., Jefferson. Cancer benefit. (504) 452-2622 or jacs723@aol.com.
  • PAT BOURGEOIS’ DEBAUCHERY: 7:30 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Live soap opera about a snooty Uptown family with a decidedly downtown mom. $10. (504) 488-1460.