HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., also Friday, Elite Hall, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Crescent City Classic two-day free event with exhibitors, demonstrations, classes and seminars. Also, runners can register or pick up packets and bib numbers. www.ccc10K.com.
HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-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.
RANGERS’ CHOICE TALK: 2 p.m., Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Wednesdays through Sundays. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10.
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.
YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Portion of proceeds from dinner, cocktails benefit Louisiana SPCA. Pets welcome in courtyard. www.rareformnola.com.
YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., also 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Benson Cancer Center, Ochsner Medical Center, 1515 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson. Open to all cancer survivors. (504) 842-3910. ochsner.org/ochsner_cancer_institute/healing_yoga.
TASTE + PAIR: 6 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, #7 Bamboo Lane, New Orleans. Dine and learn from local chefs and drink experts at this garden-to-table tasting club. $45. (504) 293-4721. www.longuevue.com.
GRAND OPENING OF NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MARKET: 7 p.m., New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Ribbon cutting, music by Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra plus after party at Bolden Bar in the Market. www.thenojo.com.
PHOTO ALLIANCE PRESIDENT TO SPEAK: 7 p.m., New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Thom Bennett, alliance president, will be interviewed as part of the NOAC Spring Lecture Series. (504) 525-2375. www.neworleansathleticclub.com.
BRING YOUR OWN STORIES: 7:30 p.m. happy hour, 8 p.m. stories, 218 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans. Theme for pop-up storytelling and happy hour is “Secret Weapon.” RSVP storytelling slot. www.bringyourownstories.com.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3
EASTER KEG HUNT: 1:30 p.m., NOLA Brewing Taproom, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Benefit for Gulf Restoration Network, with music and treasure hunt for trophies, beer. $15 advance, $20 day. www.healthygulf.org.
FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, music by Daniele Spadavecchia, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” movie in the garden at 7:30 p.m. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
CRESCENT CITY CLASSIC PASTA DINNER: 5:30 p.m., 8 Block Kitchen and Bar, Hyatt Regency New Orleans Third Level, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Pre-race carbo-heavy buffet dinner and socializing before Saturday’s race. $35. www.ccc10K.com.
SOLID GOLD DANCE-OFF: 7 p.m., Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Benefit for Big Easy Roller Girls, with Disco Amigos, Gris Gris Strut, Nola Cherry Bombs, Roux La La, NOLA Nyxettes and more competing for the Golden Skate. $20. www.bigeasyrollergirls.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
CRESCENT CITY CLASSIC 10K: 8 a.m., from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to City Park, New Orleans. Pre-race warmup begins at 7 a.m.
MICHELOB ULTRA RACEFEST: 8:30 a.m., near finish line for CCC10K at Practice Track Field, City Park, New Orleans. Music, food, activities and awards for race. Free for racers, under 12. $10. www.ccc10k.com.
YOGA IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m., also Monday evening. 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.
CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. camelliacitymarket.org.
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.
EASTER AT THE MARKET: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mandeville Trailhead Market, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Music, children’s activities, photos with Easter Rabbit and more than 50 vendors selling art, jewelry, crafts and food. (985) 845-4515. www.mandevilletrailheadmarket.com.
FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Also Wednesday.
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.
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.
RECORD RAID: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Pop-up open record event with more than 20 vendors. www.recordraid.com.
FRERET STREET FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Freret Street, between Napoleon Avenue and Robert Street, New Orleans. Music, munchies, activities, pet stops and more are part of this neighborhood festival with a growing reputation. www.freretstreetfestival.com.
MADE FROM THE MARKET: 11 a.m., Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Chef Raymond Signal of the kitchens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Smoothie King Center and Champions Square will demonstrate one of his favorite dishes. (504) 569-0405. southernfood.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.
“WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT IT” AND “A LITTLE GIRL NAME DESTINY WHO LOVES TO PRAY” BOOK EVENT: 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Bren Daniels signs two religious-based books. (985) 626-8884. www.barnesandnoble.com.
PLAQUEMINES EASTER-FEST: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Medal of Honor Park, 1292 Barriere Road, Belle Chasse. Entertainment, pony and helicopter rides, food trucks, children’s events including an egg hunt. www.facebook.com/events/453702591450653.
“GUMBO” AUTHOR EVENT: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Veteran food editor Dale Curry serves samples and signs her latest book with recipes for gumbo and jambalaya. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.
“SNOWBALLS FOR ALL” AND “IT’S GREAT TO BE A NOLA KID” BOOK EVENT: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Alexander McConduit and Melissa Wallace will sign and discuss their children’s books. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.?
“GIRL POWER MOVEMENT”: Noon to 3 p.m., New Orleans Public Library, 5200 Read Blvd., New Orleans. Second of a three sessions for ages 10 and up. Guests include recording artists Kourtney Heart, T3 and comedian “Supa.” www.facebook.com/firstprioritymanagement.
HELICOPTER EGG DROP: 1 p.m., City Church of New Orleans, 13123 Interstate 10 Service Road, New Orleans. More than 50,000 candy-filled eggs will be dropped at this family festival featuring entertainment, games, concessions and photos with the Easter Bunny. (504) 246-5121, ext. 106. www.citychurchno.com.
BUNARCHY: 6 p.m., starts at Marie’s Bar, 2483 Burgundy St., New Orleans. Rabbit-themed bar hop to benefit Used Dogs. $16. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
suNDAY, April 5
“HE HOLDS THE KEYS”: 9 and 11 a.m., City Church of New Orleans, 13123 Interstate 10 Service Road, New Orleans. Multimedia experience with live music, singers and dancers, part of services, presented on screen and stage. (504) 246-5121. www.citychurchno.com.
HISTORIC FRENCH QUARTER EASTER PARADE: 10:30 a.m., Antoine’s Restaurant, 734 St. Louis St., New Orleans. This French Quarter parade leaves the venerable restaurant and processes to St. Louis Cathedral for 11 a.m. Mass. Following the service, the parade spills into Jackson Square.
CHRIS OWENS’ FRENCH QUARTER EASTER PARADE: 11 a.m., Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom, Canal and Bourbon streets, New Orleans. Events start with breakfast, auction and entertainment, followed by the parade at 1 p.m., with floats, marchers and an emphasis on chapeaux. www.frenchquartereasterparade.com.
FAIS DO DO EGG HUNT AND BEER HUNT: 11:30 a.m., Bayou Barn, 7145 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Cajun Zydeco music, games, hunts and food are on the menu at this event. $5. www.bayoubarn.com.
LOUISIANA IRIS RAINBOW FESTIVAL: Noon to 4 p.m., Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. View irises in lagoon, display garden and in show, plus demonstrations and plant sale.
SEAL’S EASTER PARADE: 1 p.m., Seal’s Class Act, 2169 Aubry St., New Orleans. This neighborhood holiday parade has an emphasis on the children. (504) 948-7325.
NICKEL-A-DANCE WITH DAVELL CRAWFORD AND THE CREOLE JAZZ MEN: 4 p.m., The Maison on Frenchmen Street, 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. Weekly concert series during March sponsored by New Orleans Jazz Celebration. nojc.org/nickel.
GAY EASTER PARADE: 4:30 p.m., Armstrong Arch, Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Led by grand marshals Deja Deja-Vue and Johnny Passion, this street pageant rolls through the French Quarter, showcasing the fashion and talent of the LGBT community, and benefits Food for Friends, a service of the NO/AIDS Task Force. www.gayeasterparade.com.
MONDAY, April 6
“THE CHIEF JUSTICE SPEAKS — REFLECTIONS ON LIFE AND THE LAW FROM THE HONORABLE CARL STEWART”: 6 p.m., Professional Schools and Sciences Building, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Dillard alumnus and chief judge of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals speaks. (504) 816-4701. www.dillard.edu.
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.
CHORAL AUDITIONS FOR CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS: 7 p.m., music room, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Auditions for new members of local chapter of Sweet Adelines International women’s chorus. (504) 442-7449 or (985) 898-0951. crescentcitysound.com.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TRAINING: 9 a.m., and April 14 and 21; Louisiana Heart Hospital, 64030 Highway 434, Lacombe. Six-part (two each day) series presented by DOVIA New Orleans, with emphasis on steps to successful volunteer program development, recruitment, supervision and improving existing programs. Sessions may be attended individually. $125 members, $200 non members. (985) 624-3514. www.dovianeworleans.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.
“LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG CITY” AUTHOR EVENT: 4:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Mike Curato will read and sign his children’s book about a polka-dotted elephant. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
NOBG FOUNDATION SYMPOSIUM: 5 p.m. cocktail reception and garden tours, 6:15 p.m. lecture, 7 p.m. Q&A and book signing, Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Garden. The second annual symposium (sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation) features a talk and book signing by plantsman Augustus Jenkins “Jenks” Farmer, who espouses old-style, earth-friendly gardening practices. $45. (504) 483-9473. www.symposium.nobotanicalgarden.com.
RENOVATE RIGHT: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. The PRC staff and trusted experts explain the ins and outs of planning and managing a successful renovation project. The class continues at the same times April 14 and 21, a total 7 hours and 30 minutes of instruction. $65 with pre-registration. (504) 581-7032. www.prcno.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.
BRAIN FOOD LECTURE: 7 P.M., GEORGES AUDITORIUM, DILLARD UNIVERSITY, 2601 GENTILLY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. SIL LAI BRAMS, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS AWARD-WINNING WRITER, WILL SPEAK AS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT’S SERIES. (504) 816-4800. WWW.DILLARD.EDU.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
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.
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 U.S. 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lafayette Square, between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street across from Gallier Hall, New Orleans. Twelve-week series put on by Young Leadership Council. Food and beverages for purchase help support the event. (504) 585-1500. wednesdayatthesquare.com.
HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 801 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Monthly market with music, food, crafts and kids’ activities. (504) 535-4486. www.harrisonavenuemarkeplace.org.
“SONG OF MY LIFE — A BIOGRAPHY OF MARGARET WALKER” AND “A DARING LIFE — A BIOGRAPHY OF EUDORA WELTY” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Carolyn Brown signs and discusses her books about southern authors. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.
“THE GOLDEN AGE OF NEW ORLEANS BRASS BANDS”: 6:30 p.m., Historic New Orleans Collection, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Annual Bill Russell Lecture, with commentary from Barry Martyn and performances by the Society Brass Band. Martyn will discuss three bands active from 1960-65. $10. (504) 523-4662. www.hnoc.org.