New Orleans Events Calendar, Oct. 1-6, 2015 _lowres

Photo by Christa Rock. Hidden for almost 30 years, "The Wave" sculpture, created for the World's Fair, will find a new home in City Park's Big Lake Tuesday it is dedicated and artist Lynda Benglis discusses the work. 11:30 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans.LyndaBenglisNOLA.eventbrite.com

THURSDAY

  • NATIVE PLANTS CLASS: 9 a.m., Garden Study Center, City Park, New Orleans. Broad overview of several topics relevant to native plants. $30. (504) 483-9473. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • SUPER SATURDAY VOLUNTEER DAY: 9 a.m., Volunteer Center, 1009 Harrison Ave., City Park, New Orleans. Work assignments and tools are given out at 8:45 a.m. Bring closed-toe shoes, water and prepare for outside work. (504) 300-6394. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • NOTARIAL ARCHIVES TOURS: 10 a.m., also Oct. 15 and 29, Notarial Archives Division, Suite 360, 1340 Poydras St., New Orleans. Clerk of Civil District Court Dale Atkins offers free public tours during American Archives Month. Registration required. jstrawn@orleanscdc.com.
  • PONDEROSA STOMP MUSIC HISTORY CONFERENCE: 11 a.m., also 10:30 a.m. Friday, AC Hotel by Marriott, 221 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Musicians, historians and musicologists cover a variety of topics. $20 per day. ponderosastomp.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.
  • JAZZ IN THE PARK: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Raw Oyster Cult with the Pinnettes Brass Band and DJ HC. facebook.com/armstrongpark.
  • ROCKIN’ THE RAILS: 5 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. New Suit opens the five-Thursday series of concerts. (985) 892-1873. covla.com.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Paul Sanchez and Minimum Rage. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “BEALE STREET DYNASTY —SEX, SONG AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF MEMPHIS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Preston Lauterbach reads and signs his account of one of America’s iconic cities. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “MISTER OWITA’S GUIDE TO GARDENING —HOW I LEARNED THE UNEXPECTED JOY OF A GREEN THUMB AND AN OPEN HEART”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Dick Wall reads and signs his late wife Carol’s story of a unique friendship. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrict bookshop.com.
  • TASTE + PAIR: 6 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. “Top Chef” alumna Nina Compton prepares savory dishes for selected wines. Advance ticket purchase required. $45. (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
  • KENNER WINE AND FOOD EVENT: 6:30 p.m., Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. Fundraiser for Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, with food, music and wines to order and purchase at discounted prices. $75. (504) 467-1351. www.chateaugcc.com/wine_food_event/2015
  • HEALTHY EATING SEMINAR: 7 p.m., West Bank Regional Library, 2571 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. LSU AgCenter sponsors session on various types of protein, including salmon patties. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • MARINE BAND CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. “The President’s Own” is sponsored Tulane’s and Loyola’s band programs, as part of Loyola’s Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series. (504) 314-2263.

SWING DANCE FESTIVAL & ULTIMATE LINDY HOP SHOWDOWN: VARIOUS TIMES AND LOCATIONS, THROUGH MONDAY. JAZZ MUSIC AND DANCE EVENT, INCLUDING CONCERTS, CLUB CRAWLS, AFTER-PARTIES, SECOND LINE PARADE, CLASSES AND A JAZZ AND SWING DANCE BATTLE. TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ENTIRE WEEKEND OR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS. $195. NOLASWINGDANCEFEST2015.DANCECAMPS.ORG.

FRIDAY

  • COLLEGE RADIO DAY: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Student Life Center, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Dolphin Radio, WXDR-LP 98.9 FM will host live music and open mic event. (504) 491-3572. dolphinradio.org.
  • CONTRAFLOW V/DEEP SOUTH CON 54: noon to 7 p.m., also 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Airport Hilton, 901 Airline Highway, New Orleans. Three-day event celebrates science fiction, fantasy and related literary, artistic and media genres. Panels, screenings and guest speakers included. $50 weekend pass, $20 ages 8-12. contraflowscifi.org.
  • GRETNA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., also noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, downtown Gretna. Three-day festival encompasses 25 city blocks, with live music, rides, arts and crafts, food, Italian village, German beer garden. $20 single day, $47.50 weekend pass and up. (504) 361-7758. gretnafest.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. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • “THE WRATH AND THE DAWN;” “A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU” AND “JOURNEY TO STAR WARS — THE FORCE AWAKENS LOST STARS”: 5:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Renee Ahdieh and Claudia Gray discuss and sign their novels, respectively. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • PONDEROSA STOMP CONCERTS: 6:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., also Saturday, Rock ‘N’ Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. $60 per night. ponderosastomp.com.
  • “FINDING SAMUEL LOWE — CHINA, JAMAICA, HARLEM”: 6:30 p.m., Delgado Theater, Isaac Delgado Hall, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Paul Williams Madison discusses her book about finding her heritage, with a documentary screening. Grand opening of the theater. Books available at Barnes and Noble stores on City Park and West Bank campuses. $33. (504) 671-5055. dcc.edu.
  • BREASTFEST CELEBRATION: 6:45 p.m., Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar & Restaurant, Chateau LeMoyne, 301 Dauphine St., New Orleans. Second with Pocket Aces Brass Band to Hard Rock Cafe, 125 Bourbon St., for music, auction, food and libations to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $40 and up. breastfestnola.com.
  • “ORFEO”: 8 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Marigny Opera Ballet opens second season with world premiere contemporary ballet by Maya Taylor. (504) 948-9998. marignyoperahouse.org.

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.
  • SHOP FOR CHANGE FUNDRAISER: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., also Oct. 10, first floor, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans, New Orleans. Inventory reduction sale to benefit Dress for Success New Orleans. (504) 891-4337. neworleans.dressforsuccess.org.
  • NOCCA OPEN STUDIO DAY: 10 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. School facilities open to potential students and families for tours, with faculty and students on hand. (504) 940-2854. nocca.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.
  • GLEASON GRAS RACE AND FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. race, 11 a.m. festival, Team Gleason House, 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. Race followed by festival with food, family fun and music by Better Than Ezra, 610 Stompers, Flow Tribe, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and more. Benefits Gleason Family Trust to raise awareness for ALS. Race $55, $20 15 and under; festival $10 gate, $5 advance, $250 VIP. gleasongras.org.
  • TREMÉ FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., St. Augustine Catholic Church, corner of Henriette Delille and Gov. Nicholls streets. Historic Faubourg Tremé Association hosts fundraiser for the church. Food, crafts, children’s activities and a host of performers including John Boutte, Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, James Andrews and the Crescent City Allstars and the Tremé Brass Band. A second line by the Roots of Music will feature the Zulu Connection and Stilt Walkers and Drummers. tremefest.com
  • SECOND LINE FOR SAFETY: 11 a.m., Congo Square, Armstrong Park, 700 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Premiere event to support the French Quarter Task Force. Second line begins at 1 p.m. through French Quarter. Registration to participate $40, $25 for French Quarter Advocate members. fqanola.org.

FOOTBALL & BRUNCH AT GASA GASA: 11 A.M., GASA GASA, 4920 FRERET ST. (504) 304-7110.

  • FRERET MARKET: Noon, Freret Market, 4419 Freret St. (504) 638-2589.

GRETNA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: NOON TO 11 P.M. AND 11 A.M. TO 9 P.M. SUNDAY, DOWNTOWN GRETNA. THREE-DAY FESTIVAL ENCOMPASSES 25 CITY BLOCKS, WITH LIVE MUSIC, RIDES, ARTS AND CRAFTS, FOOD, ITALIAN VILLAGE, GERMAN BEER GARDEN. $20 SINGLE DAY, $47.50 WEEKEND PASS AND UP. (504) 361-7758. GRETNAFEST.COM.

  • FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER: 12:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Mid South Women in Tourism hosts show, marketplace, brunch and raffle to benefit Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans and New Orleans Family Justice Center. $40. mswit.com/news/fundraiser.
  • “THE PEOPLE’S PLACE — SOUL FOOD RESTAURANTS AND REMINISCENCES FROM THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA TO TODAY”: 2 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Exhibit opening and book launch for Dave Hoekstra’s book and Paul Natkin’s photographs. Leah Chase will be on hand, with appetizers from recipes in the book. (504) 267-7490. sofabinstitute.org/events/exhibit-opening-and-book-launch-of-the-peoples-place.

LIGHTHOUSE LOUISIANA CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY: 2 P.M., LIGHTHOUSE LOUISIANA, 123 STATE ST. (504) 899-4501.

  • GRAND GOLDEN GAMBLE: 4 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Fall fundraiser with food, football and a raffle for $4,000 in gold coins. $50. (504) 293-4726. longuevue.com.
  • PARIS SOUL CAFE WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE: 5 p.m., Crystal Magnolia, 7221 Curran Blvd., New Orleans. Honoring seven women, with live music, food and entertainment. $40, $75 couples. (504) 655-5605. facebook.com/EUNIQUEENT/posts/1937781536446312
  • “ART FOR ARF’S SAKE”: 6 p.m., New Orleans Flea Market, 4228 Magazine St. During Art for Art’s Sake, treats for pets, snacks, raffle and discounts. (504) 324-4727. la-spca.org.
  • PONDEROSA STOMP CONCERTS: 6:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., Rock ’N’ Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. $60 per night. ponderosastomp.com.
  • PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BALL: 8 p.m., Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., New Orleans. Concert to benefit the famous French Quarter music emporium. Guests include the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ivan Neville, Deacon John, Corey Glover, Pinettes Brass Band, Griz, Meshell Ndegeocello. $35 and up. (504) 272-0865. civicnola.com.

SUNDAY

  • KELSEY BRADLEY FAVROT MEMORIAL 5K RUN/WALK: 8 a.m., Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Fundraiser to establish a center at LSU Neurosurgery to support brain cancer patients. $30. (504) 340-6976. nolarunning.com.
  • 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.
  • GRETNA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., downtown Gretna. Three-day festival encompasses 25 city blocks, with live music, rides, arts and crafts, food, Italian village, German beer garden. $20 single day, $47.50 weekend pass and up. (504) 361-7758. gretnafest.com.
  • CIRQUE DE CUISINE: noon, Tableau, 616 S. Peters St., New Orleans. French Quarter kitchen tours, beginning here, including Compère Lapin, Shaya, Cane & Table, Johnny Sanchez, eat, Salon by Sucré, Grand Isle, Primitivo, Purloo and more. Sips and bites at each stop. $40, $35 Southern Food and Beverage Museum members. (504) 267-7490. sofabinstitute.org/events/cirque-de-cuisine.
  • “LOCAL NEWS FROM SOMEPLACE ELSE”: 3 p.m., Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., New Orleans. Marjorie Maddox reads from her new book of poetry. (504) 866-9359. mapleleafbar.com/poetry-maple-leaf-bar-new-orleans.
  • WAVE, LEAF AND STONE —IMAGES OF MEDIEVAL SONG: 3 p.m., National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Ursuline Academy, 2701 State St., New Orleans. New Orleans Musica da Camera celebrates 50 years performing. Also Oct. 11 in New Orleans. (504) 895-1972. nomdc.org.
  • BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: 4:30 p.m., St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie. Annual event, includes pet adoptions. (504) 368-5191. la-spca.org.

MONDAY

  • COLE BROS. CIRCUS: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., also Tuesday, Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. $16 advance, $21 gate and up. (800) 796-5672. gotothecircus.com.
  • 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.
  • “WITNESS TO CHANGE — FROM JIM CROW TO POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Sybil Haydel Morial reads and signs her memoir. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “RUN BABY RUN”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Michael Allen Zell reads and signs his book about a criminologist and a New Orleans crime. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.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.
  • CONCERT PIANO SERIES: 8 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Mikhail Yanovitsky will perform. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu.

TUESDAY

  • SCULPTURE DEDICATION AND ARTIST TALK: 11:30 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. “The Wave of the World,” by Lynda Benglis, was created for the 1984 World’s Fair and was stored since then. It will be installed in Big Lake and Benglis will discuss. LyndaBenglisNOLA.eventbrite.com
  • “WITNESS TO CHANGE — FROM JIM CROW TO POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Sybil Haydel Morial reads and signs her memoir. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “NIGHT BUS TO THE AFTERLIFE”: 6 p.m., Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Peter Cooley reads and signs his book for the 1718 Society. Maple Street Book Store to sell. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • YOUNG PERFORMERS CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT: 7 p.m., Marsalis Studio, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Music by Hispanic-American composers performed by students from NOCCA and other institutions. Part of Que Pasa Fest 2015. nocca.org.
  • “AN EVENING OF MINDFULNESS”: 7:30 p.m., Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., New Orleans. C.G. Jung Society presents Peggy Brown. $15 nonmembers, $10 students.
  • “THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS”: 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. A single-night stage performance of C.S. Lewis’ novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view. $35 and up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.

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. nationalww2 museum.org.
  • MUSIC AT MIDDAY: Noon, Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Jon Yarrington, tenor, and Lois Leventhal, piano. (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.
  • “SOUTH TOWARD HOME”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Margaret Eby reads and signs her literary travelogue into the heart of classic Southern literature. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • JAZZ AT THE SANDBAR: 7 p.m., UNO Sandbar in the Cove, Founders Road, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Ellis Marsalis, founder of the weekly jazz program, kicks off the fall calendar. $5, free for students/faculty/staff. (504) 280-6039. nojc.org/sandbar.
  • “GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER —A LIFE”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Christina Vella discusses her book about the peanut wizard. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

THURSDAY, OCT. 8

  • 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.
  • JAZZ IN THE PARK: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Mike “Soulman” Baptiste and Gina Brown. facebook.com/armstrongpark.
  • ROCKIN’ THE RAILS: 5 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Eden Brent performs in the five-Thursday series of concerts. (985) 892-1873. covla.com.
  • “THE GREAT ESCAPE — NINE JEWS WHO FLED HITLER AND CHANGED THE WORLD”: 5 p.m., U.S. Freedom Pavilion, the Boeing Center, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Author Kati Marton discusses the book about Hungarian Jews who traveled to the West. Reservations suggested. (504) 528-1944 x 412. nationalww2museum.org.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. John Rankin, Clarence Johnson III, Charlie Fardella and Washboard Chaz. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “LOUISIANA WILD — THE PROTECTED AND RESTORED LANDS OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans Photographer C.C. Lockwood presents his book of scenic images from Louisiana. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “CREOLE SON — A NOVEL OF DEGAS IN NEW ORLEANS” AND “THAT WINTER IN VENICE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Michael Llewellyn and Ciji Ware discuss their books, respectively. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • COMMUNITY GALA AND AUCTION: 6:30 p.m., New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course Clubhouse, 4th floor, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Fundraiser for Morris Jeff Community School, with art, food and live music. $60. (814) 404-8809. mjcsgala2015.eventbrite.com.
  • HEALTHY EATING SEMINAR: 7 p.m., West Bank Regional Library, 2571 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. LSU AgCenter sponsors session on physical activity, with a fun fruit salad. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • SPECTRI SONORI CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone, Paula Fan, piano, will perform. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu.
  • VOCAL SERIES: 7:30 p.m., Dixon Annex Recital Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Carol Chapman, soprano, and Peter Collins, piano. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu.
  • 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. visitstbernard.com.
    • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues). The market features 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 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, 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

      • Thursday-SUNday
      • ST. TAMMANY PARISH FAIR: 1304 N. Columbia St., Covington. Five days of fair events, including livestock and produce judging, pageants, parades, carnival rides, entertainment and a rodeo. (985) 892-8421. sttammanyparishfair.info.

      THURSDAY-SUNDAY

      • TANGIPAHOA PARISH FAIR: 400 Reid Ave., Amite. This parish fair, dating to 1888, is five days of carnival rides, contests, food, parades and entertainment in the heart of Amite. tangipahoaparishfair.org.

      SATURDAY

      • ART FOR ARTS’ SAKE: Arts District, downtown New Orleans. Galleries throughout the CBD area and Magazine Street will have special openings to celebrate the art and culture of the city.
      • BLUES IN DA PARISH: Docville Farm, 5124 E. St. Bernard Highway, Violet. Music, presentations, kids’ activities and more are featured in this St. Bernard Parish event. (504) 281-2514. facebook.com/BluesInDaParish.

      OCT. 8-10

      • ZWOLLE TAMALE FIESTA: Fiesta Grounds, South Main Street, Zwolle. One of the most unique titles of any festival, this North Louisiana event celebrates the Spanish and Indian heritage of the town. With entertainment, arts, crafts, food and contests, this fest has much to offer. $5. zwolletamalefiesta.com.