THURSDAY

  • LA-SIGMA REU/RET FINAL POSTER PRESENTATION: 9:30 a.m., Tulane University, 201 Boggs. LA-SiGMA’s 2014 Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers participants will showcase their summer research in this poster presentation.
  • STORYTIME EVENT “WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA?”: 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble West Bank, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey. A Discover and Learn Event featuring “What Do You Do With an Idea?” by Kobi Yamada. Call (504) 263-1146.
  • BITCOIN AND THE DIGITAL CURRENCY REVOLUTION: 12:15 p.m., The New Orleans Exchange Center, 935 Gravier St. Seminar. Free.
  • IRISH CHANNEL RENOVATORS’ HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 to 7 p.m., 622 First St. Renovation-in-progress of formerly blighted shotgun double camelback into three spacious units, hosted by the Preservation Resource Center. Light refreshments. $10. Call (504) 636-3399. www.prcno.org.
  • AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Editor Lynette Ater Tanner discusses and signs her book “Chained to the Land: Voices from Cotton and Cane Plantations.” octaviabooks.com.
  • GENEALOGY EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie. Gaynell Brady will lead a free genealogical presentation focusing on African American heritage. This event is free of charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required. Call (504) 889-8143.
  • STORYTIME EN ESPAÑ OL: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Featuring “Si le das una galletita a un raton (If You Give A Mouse a Cookie)” by Laura Numeroff. Reading, word practice and activities to follow. Call (504) 455-4929.
  • MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY): 7:30 p.m., AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin perform classic skits with topical twists. amctheatres.com.
  • “20,000 DAYS ON EARTH” SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING: 7:30 p.m., Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. $10. Call (504) 352-1150. zeitgeistinc.net.

FRIDAY

  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St. Produce, seafood and more are available for purchase. oldalgiersharvestfreshmarket.com.
  • FOOD TRUCK NIGHT WITH EMPANADA INTIFADA: 6 p.m., Faubourg Wines, 2805 St. Claude Ave. Empanada Intifada offers a delectable menu of tasty treats, and the shop provides the perfect wine pairings. Indoor and outdoor seating. Call (504) 342-2217.
  • ADVENTURES IN HOT MONOGAMY WITH KATE MCCOMBS: 7 p.m., The AllWays Lounge & Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave. In this workshop, sex educator Kate McCombs will share tools for creating and maintaining a sex life that delights you and your partner. $10-$18. Call (504) 534-8697.
  • FLAWLESS FRIDAY: 11 p.m., Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave. The biggest urban/Latin clash in the city. There will be salsa lessons from 11 p.m.-11:45 p.m. eiffelsociety.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • “K MISSING KINGS”: 6 p.m., Friday and Sunday; 5 p.m. Saturday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Screening of the movie. $15. zeitgeistinc.net.

SATURDAY

  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets. The market features produce, flowers and food. Call (504) 861-5898.
  • BAIT-N-WAIT FISHING DERBY FOR KIDS: 8 a.m., Fairview-Riverside State Park, one mile east of Madisonville, La. 22. St. Tammany Parish. Casting competition with prizes awarded in different age categories. A Louisiana Wildlife Educator will be onsite at the official “weigh & measure” station to record the catches of the day, and award the prizes at noon. Activities for mini-anglers ages 5 and younger will include making a fish print and fishing for magnetic fish in a swimming pool. Pre-registration is encouraged. The fishing derby is free with park admission of $2 per person ages 4-61; free, seniors ages 62 and older and children ages 3 and younger. Call (985) 792-4652.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon., Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. The market features vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
  • LAFOURCHE CENTRAL MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Lafourche Central Market Pavilion, 4484 Highway 1, Raceland. Local farmers, fishermen, artisans and more. Open every Saturday. Free. Call (985) 438-1231.
  • ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING FOR TEENS: 9:30 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Businesswoman Hope Encalade leads a 10-week series that encourages teens in sixth-12th grades to become entrepreneurs. Continues through Aug. 9. Call (504) 838-1190.
  • FAMILY ICE CREAM SOCIAL AT LONGUE VUE: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Ice cream from the Creole Creamery, games, and a pet adoption from Animal Rescue New Orleans. $8. Call (504) 293-4723. longuevue.com.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park New Orleans, Intersection of South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues. Presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans, the market features between 75 and 135 local and regional artisans, including painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, printmaking, clothing and soap. Entertainment, food and beverages and a Kids Tent with a show and activities. nola.gov.
  • “HUSH...HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE” SCREENING: 10:30 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. Senior curator/historian John Magill will provide commentary prior to screening. Free. thnoc.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS DAIQUIRI FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., New Orleans Daiquiri Festival, 548 Marigny St. The 4th annual festival features 11 performing artists, family activities, a make-your-own snowball stand, gourmet food trucks, cold beer, cocktails and a full range of daiquiri flavors. neworleansdaiquirifestival.com.
  • “UNVEILED” AND “BOUND BY BLOOD” AUTHORS EVENT: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Both authors will discuss and sign. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • BIG EASY ROLLERGIRLS JULY DOUBLE HEADER: 5 p.m., UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive. Big Easy Rollergirls Crescent Wenches take on the Hub City Derby Dames followed by the BERG All-Stars versus the Windy City Second Wind. Food trucks outside and a cash bar inside. $10, advance; $15, door. $5, kids ages 7-12 and college students; free, kids ages 6 and younger.
  • MOVIE IN THE PARK CRAFT SHOW EVENT: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Mississippi River Heritage Park, 3rd Street and Williams Boulvevard. Kenner. Local crafters offer gift ideas from 5 p.m. At 8 p.m., view the holiday movie “Elf.” Blankets or lawn chairs encouraged. No food, drink or pets. Concessions will be sold. Weather permitting. Call (504) 468-7231.
  • RIVERSHACK TAVERN’S RIVER RUN 2 MILE RUN/WALK: 6:30 p.m., The Rivershack Tavern, 3449 River Road. therivershacktavern.com.
  • CHAPTER V PILLOW TALK 5TH ANNUAL ALL WHITE AFFAIR: 9 p.m., Encore Nightclub, 3940 Tulane Ave. Presented by Louisiana Bad Girl Entertainment. Ladies only.$20, advance; $25, door; $30, V.I.P. seating. Call (504) 258-9353.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • SWAP MEET NOLA: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Margaret’s, 3525 Bienville St. Animal-friendly, mini-enterprise sponsored by the Humane Society of Louisiana offering items from more than 30 local vendors that range from original artwork, to indigenous plants to handmade organic/vegan soaps, lotions and shampoos. Proceeds from some of the market’s sales will help support the Humane Society humane programs around the state. swapmeetnola.com.

SATURDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY

  • YOGA AT THE CABILDO: 8:30 a.m. Saturday; 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St. Yoga classes for all experience levels. Call (504) 568-6968.

SATURDAY AND WEDNESDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. The market offers local produce. Saturday Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorCText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorhubba’s Snowballs will sample and sell the summertime favorite and music byText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Olga Wilhelmine begins at 9:30 a.m. Call (985) 892-1873.

SUNDAY

  • AMERICAN BEAUTIES PAGEANT: noon, Bayou Blue Recreation Center, Mazerac Street, Houma. Girls ages newborn to 12 years can enter. Holiday crowns, sashes, medals, gifts and cash awards. Southern beauties on Facebook or southernbeauties.webs.com.
  • THE STEVENS FAMILY FUNDRAISER: 1 p.m., Southport Music Hall, 200 Monticello Ave., Jefferson. Live band, an open bar, food, silent auction. $50.
  • SWINGIN’ SUNDAYS: 8 p.m., AllWays Theatre, 1030 Marigny. Free dance lessons at 8 p.m. are followed by a live band at 9 p.m. Call (504) 758-5590.
  • DINNER AND A ZOOVIE: 8 p.m., Audubon Zoo, Magazine St. Screening of “E.T. The extra-Terrestrial.” Guests may enter beginning at 7 p.m. and the movie will start about 8 p.m. Food and beverages will be allowed. Food trucks will be on hand and Snack Shack and Haagen Dazs will be open for business. $5; free, children ages 2 and younger. auduboninstitute.org.

MONDAY

  • “BICYCLING THE BACK TRAILS” AND “TIPS TO TRAIL RIDING” WITH THE BIKE PATH OWNER, DAVID MOELLER: 6 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 La. 190, Mandeville. David will share his passion and expertise with tips to riding the trails for the biking enthusiast and guide you through the back trails. Helmets required. Mountain bike or wide tires recommended. Space is limited. Reservations required. Free, members; $5, non-members. Call (985) 626-1238 or email rue@northlakenature.org.

TUESDAY

  • “QUEEN SUGAR” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Natalie Baszile discusses her debut novel. octaviabooks.com.
  • BASQUE NAMES: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Michel-Antoine Goitia-Nicolas, founder of the Louisiana Basque-American Society and Cultural Organization will discuss local Basque culture and history. Free. Call (504) 889-8143.
  • GLENN BECK’S “WE WILL NOT CONFORM”: 7:30 p.m., AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan. Experts and concerned citizens voice their opinions on changing the U.S. education system. amctheatres.com.

WEDNESDAY

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with admission. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. ddaymuseum.org.
  • WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Algiers Point Riverfront, 200 Morgan St. Live music, food and local vendors. Call (504) 362-6436.
  • NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 5:45 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 La. 190, Mandeville. A 2-hour walk in the woods and light exercise. Call (985) 626-1238 or email rue@northlakenature.org.
  • THE 1ST NEW ORLEANS NOTWEDDING: 7 p.m., The Chicory, 610 S. Peters St. Tickets include dinner, drinks and a seriously good time. thenotwedding.com.
  • GREATER NEW ORLEANS BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS COALITION FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m., Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Ave. $35; $40, door. Call (504) 875-7544.

ONGOING

  • BARKITECTURE COMPETITION: The Humane Society of Louisiana encourages interested participants to construct customized dog houses for puppies in need. The dog house building competition is open to all individuals, businesses and students. Participants are encouraged to work in teams of two to four people, and each team must submit a $25 nonrefundable registration fee. Students are exempt from the registration fee. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Louisiana. Interested individuals and teams can enroll at barkitecturehumanela.eventbrite.com through August 1. Each dog house must be delivered to Lakeside Mall on August 10 between 8 a.m. and noon.