Events in New Orleans, July 23-29, 2015 _lowres

Victory Swing Orchestra celebrates the classics with“Sentimental Journey — The Big Bands of World War II” at the National WWII Museum Saturday. The band will feature tunes such as “Sentimental Journey,” “Begin the Beguine” and “Take the A Train.” 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, also Aug. 8, 22, Sept. 12; BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. $65 dinner, show.(504) 528-1943. www.stagedoorcanteen.org

THURSDAY

  • DINING OUT FOR LIFE: Throughout the day, greater New Orleans area. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of the proceeds from meals to the NO/AIDS Task Force which helps persons affected by HIV and AIDS and the health of the entire community. Restaurants are listed at the website. (504) 821-2601 x 256. www.diningoutforlife.com/neworleans.
  • 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 x 10. www.nps.gov/jela.
  • GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: 11 a.m. through Saturday, Tarpon Rodeo Drive, Grand Isle. Fishing begins at daybreak but a host of music, activities for children, food, educational events are available at the Pavilion. Scales close at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday. www.tarponrodeo.org.
  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: Ends today, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. Array of French films, including documentaries, biographies, classics and recent releases. $11 per screening, packages available. www.prytaniatheatreneworleans.com.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 12:15 p.m. daily except Sunday and Monday, Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Discover 1815’s Battle of New Orleans with a ranger talk. (504) 281-0510. www.nps.gov/jela.
  • SCI HIGH SUMMER INTERNSHIP SHOWCASE: 4 p.m., Science and Mathematics High School, 5625 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Culmination of program and celebrations of accomplishments of interns placed around the city. (504) 410-4182. www.noscihigh.org.
  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA. rareformnola.com.
  • BELLES AND BEAUS ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY: 5:30 p.m., The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans. Complimentary wine, beer and food at “meet and mingle” with cancer crusaders and supporters. They will be recognized at the American Cancer Society’s ball in September. (504) 219-2282. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorwww.facebook.com/events/916764345034648.
  • AARP ENTREPRENEUR SERIES: 5:30 p.m., AARP Community Resource Center, 3502 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. First of four parts for people age 50 and over seeking a path to business ownership. Registration required. (877) 926-8300.

MONUMENTAL DECISIONS — CONFEDERATE MEMORIALS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: 6 P.M., LOUISIANA HUMANITIES CENTER, 938 LAFAYETTE ST., NEW ORLEANS. LOUISIANA CULTURAL VISTAS MAGAZINE HOSTS A PUBLIC FORUM WITH HISTORIANS TO DISCUSS THE HISTORY AND FATE OF SEVERAL MONUMENTS. (504) 620-2476. WWW.LEH.ORG.

  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.

“N.O. LIT — 200 YEARS OF NEW ORLEANS LITERATURE”: 7 P.M., MID-CITY LIBRARY, AMERICAN CAN BUILDING, 3700 ORLEANS AVE., NEW ORLEANS. NANCY DIXON DISCUSSES TWO CENTURIES OF LOCAL WRITING. (504) 596-2654. WWW.NEWORLEANSPUBLICLIBRARY.COM.

  • FRIDAY
  • GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: 11 a.m. through Saturday, Tarpon Rodeo Drive, Grand Isle. Fishing begins at daybreak but a host of music, activities for children, food, educational events are available at the Pavilion. Scales close at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday. www.tarponrodeo.org.
  • BIG CHILL BLOCK PARTY: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 500 and 600 blocks of N. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans. Family-friendly event with activities, food trucks, cocktails and specials from businesses on the block. (504) 598-5536. www.tubbyandcoos.com.
  • MILLENNIALS PANEL DISCUSSION: Noon, Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Presentation on impact millennials have had on city since Katrina. www.millennialawards.com.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, music by Lynn Drury. Artful Palate features chef Steven Marsella. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • DINNER AND A ZOOVIE NIGHT: 6 p.m., Capital One Stage, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Big Hero 6” at 8:15 p.m., dance party at 7:15 p.m. Moviegoers invited to picnic, with chairs and blankets, or concessions for purchase. Cool Zoo/Gator Run water park will be open. $5 movie, $10 movie and Cool Zoo. www.auduboninstitute.org.
  • SaturDAY
  • PILATES IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m., also Monday 6 p.m. New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. In conjunction with East Jefferson Wellness Center. $5. (504) 658-4106. noma.org.
  • ORLEANS PARISH SHERIFF JOB FAIR: 9 a.m. to noon, OPSO Executive Office, 819 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Accepting applications for deputy sheriff. (504) 826-6702., www.opso.us.
  • KINDER GARDEN — SUMMER FUN: 9:30 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Lane, New Orleans. Children’s activity for ages 18 months to 5 years. $12, $10 members, $5 additional adult. (504) 293-4722. www.longuevue.com.
  • 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.
  • BRIDAL EXPO: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., also Sunday, Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Annual Welliver Productions wedding event with vendors throughout the mall. Non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank requested. (504) 831-5288. www.welliverproductions.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.
  • GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: 11 a.m. through Saturday, Tarpon Rodeo Drive, Grand Isle. Fishing begins at daybreak but a host of music, activities for children, food, educational events are available at the Pavilion. Scales close at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday. www.tarponrodeo.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. www.la-spca.org/offsite.
  • 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.
  • ENTERTAINMENT LAW SEMINAR: 4 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Ashe’s Side by Side and Goodwork Network present an overview on the music industry. Registration required. (504) 569-9070. www.goodworknetwork.org.
  • “SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY — THE BIG BANDS OF WORLD WAR II”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, also Aug. 8, 22, Sept. 12; BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The museum’s Victory Swing Orchestra celebrates the classics “Sentimental Journey,” “Begin the Beguine” and “Take the A Train.” $65 dinner, show.(504) 528-1943. www.stagedoorcanteen.org
  • WHITE SUMMER NIGHT — A SUNSET GARDEN PARTY CELEBRATING ART ON THE LAKE: 7 p.m., Pontchartrain Yacht Club, 140 Jackson Ave., Mandeville. Benefit for Safe Harbor Northshore, domestic violence and shelter service. Music, food and cocktails on Lake Pontchartrain, plus art for purchase and authors signing books. White attire encouraged. $35, $40 at door. (985) 626-3192. www.safeharbor.org.
  • HELP FREE AN ANGEL BENEFIT: 7 p.m., Bellocq, Hotel Modern, 936 St.Charles Ave., New Orleans. Fundraiser for group that builds awareness of the difficulties faced by under-privileged single parents who care for children with disabilities. Food, music, cash bar and silent auction. $30, $50 couple. www.helpanangel.org.
  • MILLENNIAL AWARDS SHOW: 8 p.m., Freedom Pavilion, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Gala to announce winners of awards. “A Salute to Service” in honor of the anniversary of Katrina. Admission is free but donations are requested to certain charities. Registration required. www.millennialawards.com.

SUNDAY

  • BLOOD DRIVE: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Jude Hall, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 411 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. The Knights of Peter Claver and the Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a drive to bolster the low supply at the Blood Center. (504) 241-1892. thebloodcenter.org.
  • BRIDAL EXPO: Noon to 4 p.m., also Saturday, Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Annual Welliver Productions wedding event with vendors throughout the mall. Non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank requested. (504) 831-5288. www.welliverproductions.com.
  • HEARTWORM FUND BENEFIT: 11 a.m., Down the Hatch, 1921 Sophie Wright Place, New Orleans. Louisiana SPCA benefits with a portion of the proceeds from food and cocktail sales. Adoptable pets will be on hand from noon to 4 p.m. (504) 522-0909. www.la-spca.org.
  • KARAOKE AND COCKTAIL FUNDRAISING PARTY: 7 p.m., also Monday, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. See ’Em On Stage: A Production Company plans two-night event, with specialty cocktails, a contest with songs from “Grease,” and performances by local talent from “Grease 2.” $10. (504) 298-8676. www.oldmarquer.com.

MONDAY

  • WEST ST. TAMMANY RED BEANS ‘N RICE COOK-OFF: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bogue Falaya Hall, Covington City Complex, 317 N. Jefferson St., Covington. All-you-can-eat event to kick off the United Way campaign. Judging, awards at 1 p.m. $8 per plate; $75 per team. (985) 778-0815. www.unitedwaysela.org.
  • TAI CHI CLASS: 6 p.m., NOMA Sculpture Garden, City Park, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. East Jefferson Wellness Center classes outside or in the museum. $5. (504) 456-5000. www.noma.org.
  • KARAOKE AND COCKTAIL FUNDRAISING PARTY: 7 p.m., also Sunday, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. See ’Em On Stage: A Production Company plans two-night event, with specialty cocktails, a contest with songs from “Grease,” and performances by local talent from “Grease 2.” $10. (504) 298-8676. www.oldmarquer.com.
  • 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. www.lsp.org.
  • STAGE DOOR IDOL: 6 p.m., BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The third round of preliminary competition where selected contestants sing a song in the style of the 1940s. $5. (504) 528-1944 x 267. www.stagedoorcanteen.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.

WEDNESDAY

  • HUMAN RESOURCES SEMINAR: 1 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission and Jefferson Chamber of Commerce sponsor this presentation as part of Proper Jefferson series. Registration required. www.jedco.org/events.
  • 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 to bring their own mats. (504) 589-4841. nps.gov/jazz.
  • SIPPIN’ IN THE COURTYARD: 5 p.m., Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Music, food and a cork pull for wine. Portion of proceeds from specialty cocktail benefits Cafe Reconcile. (504) 586-8000. maisondupuy.com.
  • WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT: 5:30 p.m., Algiers Ferry Landing, 200 Morgan St., New Orleans. Live music during eight-week summer concert series. Food and drink vendors will be on hand. wednesdaysonthepoint.com.
  • OUTCRY TOUR 2015: 7 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Contemporary Christian worship tour. $27.50 and up. www.smoothiekingcenter.com.
  • Thursday, July 30
  • WORKPLACE WELLNESS LUNCHEON: Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. “We Are One” presented by Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
  • 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.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • SATCHMO SUMMERFEST OPENING NIGHT SCREENING: 6 p.m., Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. “High Society” screening and gala reception at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel following to kick off annual French Quarter festival. Hats, gloves, and seersuckers are encouraged. $150 screening and reception, $25 and up for screening only. (504) 522-5730. www.fqfi.org/satchmo.
  • IDINA MENZEL: 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Broadway star, motion picture actress and recording artist Menzel brings her global tour to the Crescent City for one performance. $57.40 and up. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.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.
  • 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. oldalgiersharvestfreshmarket.com.
  • 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 Highway 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.