- LOVING DAY CELEBRATION: 1 p.m., Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave. The event celebrates the civil rights victory Loving v. Virginia, which ended race restrictions on marriage. There is an ice cream social, music, kids activities and a photo exhibit of multi-racial families. Call (504) 298-3161.
- THE SURPRISING SOUTHERN ORIGINS OF SECOND-WAVE FEMINISM, 1950-1980: 6 p.m., The Cabildo, 701 Chartres. Janet Allured, Visiting Scholar at the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University, will discuss her research on the intellectual origins of the movement for gender justice that arose in the South in the mid-1960s. Free.
- JUMA’S HOUSE OF BLUES EVENT: 6 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St. Juma Ventures hosts a cocktail reception with appetizers and drinks while networking with local business leaders. Learn about the difference Juma is making for underserved youth in New Orleans. Email email@example.com.
- COUTURE FOR A CAUSE: 7 p.m., VIP reception; 8 p.m., fashion show, Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave. A Fashion Affair for the Heart. Proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association in New Orleans. $40, general admission; $75, VIP; $45, door. Call (504) 756-2478.
- MOONLIGHT HIKE: 7:50 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway 190, Mandeville. Attendees walk the two-mile trail, listen to animal sounds and eat snowballs. $5. Call (985) 626-1238.
- NEW ORLEANS TANGO FESTIVAL: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 739 Canal St. The festival includes tango lessons, a dance party and performances. Call (504) 962-0500. www.nolatangofestival.com.
- OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St. Produce, seafood and more are available for purchase.
- FOOD TRUCK NIGHT WITH EMPANADA INTIFADA: 6 p.m., Faubourg Wines, 2805 St. Claude Ave. Every Friday from 6 p.m.- 9:30 p.m., Faubourg Wines teams up with Empanada Intifada. The truck offers up a delectable menu of tasty treats, and the shop provides the perfect wine pairings. Indoor and outdoor seating. Call (504) 342-2217.
- OPERA IN THE PIAZZA: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Piazza d’Italia, 537 S. Peters St. A romantic evening under the stars featuring Italian opera arias and Ferraris on display, Italian wines, beer, and food.
- LADIES IN RED FUNDRAISING GALA: 8 p.m., The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St. Jazz musicians and the institutions that support them will be honored by the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. Honorees are Dave Bartholomew, Wendell Brunious, Ronnie Kole, the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, the Prime Example and Don Vappie. Sharon Martin & Company will perform at the patron party, which begins at 7 p.m., and Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs will perform at the gala. Tickets are $75. Call (504) 581-7032. www.prcno.org.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
- BLACK WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE: Hampton Inn, 1201 Convention Center Blvd. Tulane University Professor Dorothy Roberts is the keynote speaker for the conference about violence, trauma and recovery in the lives of black women.
- WYES BEER TASTINGS: 7 p.m. Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday, Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place. The beer tasting on Friday includes more than 90 craft beers along with food by chef Tom Hinyup. Tickets $50. Saturday’s beer tasting includes more than 275 beers and food for purchase. Tickets $40. Call (504) 486-5511 ext. 200. www.wyes.org.
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.
- LOUISIANA BICYCLE FESTIVAL: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway, 190, Mandeville. Custom-made bicycles on display. Call (985) 626-1238.
- WALK IN THE WOODS - POISONOUS PLANTS: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway 190, Mandeville. Attendees hike through 400 acres of land and identify poisonous plants. $5. Call (985) 626-1238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations.
- 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. Shop fresh at the Lafourche Central Market with local farmers, fishermen, artisans and more. Open every Saturday. Free. Call (985) 438-1231.
- GILLESPIE MEMORIAL COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: 9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, 2903 Jefferson Ave. Janet Hays, of www.savecharityhospital.com, is the guest speaker. Call (504) 866-9010.
- ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., St. Bernard. The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment and children’s activities. Call (504) 355-4442.
- VERTICAL GARDENS TALK & PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon sale, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Margee Green, NOCCA’s Garden Coordinator and Patrick Ellis of CRISP Farms discuss and demonstrate vertical gardening techniques. Free. Call (504) 620-2224. www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
- ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING FOR TEENS: 9:30 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. 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 HEALTH AND FUN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1222 N. Dorgenois St. Food, children’s activities and community health education. Call (504) 821-0529.
- HOOK A KID ON FISHING RODEO: 10 a.m., Campo’s Marina, 1301 Yscloskey Highway, St. Bernard. Competitors can launch anywhere. Scales open at noon and close at 3 p.m. Call (504) 322-5526 or (504) 279-3229.
- DRENCHED 5K: 10 a.m., Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie. 5K run/walk followed by water slides, balloon fights and music. Proceeds benefit the Mission to Hear Foundation. $20. Call (504) 734-5155.
- OCH MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Indoor and outdoor market showcasing arts and crafts, flea market finds, food and refreshments. Free. Call (985) 250-0378. www.ochartmarket.com.
- BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. The Friends of the New Orleans Public Library will be holding a yard sale featuring thousands of hard-cover and paperback books. Proceeds from the book sale will go toward funding summer reading programs, adult programming, staff development, local literary events, early literacy programs and much more.
- SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT: 10 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. The event is free of charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required. Tournament participants are encouraged to bring their personal games to accommodate as many players as possible. Call (504) 889-8143 or email email@example.com.
- BIKE EASY BICYCLE WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to noon, St. Roch Park, 1800 St. Roch Ave. Learn how to bike with confidence, review the basics of safe bicycling, and take a ride throughout the neighborhood. Call (504) 914-3768. www.nola.gov/fitnolaparks.
- PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. The market features more than 40 vendors offering an array of creative art, handmade jewelry and crafts, homemade food, vintage clothes and collectibles, used books and flea market finds in a neighborhood setting. Call (504) 269-3982.
- ST. ROCH COMMUNITY FAMILY FEST : noon to 6 p.m., St. Roch Park, 1800 St. Roch Ave. There will be a second-line led by Wendell Brunious, music by DJ Wild Wayne, church choir performances, free food, music, games, activities and a 3-on-3 teen basketball tournament. Call (504) 914-3768. www.nola.gov/fitnolaparks.
- RÉSUMÉ-WRITING SEMINAR: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Dr. Jessica Rareshide, of Rare Insight, LLC, will be leading Résumé Writing Secrets, a seminar that will provide insight into creating a hire-worthy résumé.
- A CONVERSATION WITH JOY REID AND HANK WILLIS THOMAS: 4 p.m., Freeport-McMoRan Theater, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St.; 5 p.m., cocktail reception. Talk: $10, general admission; free, CAC Members with registration. Cocktail reception: $30, general admission and CAC members. Call (504) 528-3805. cacno.org.
- WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE: 5 p.m., Markey Park, 700 block of Piety Street, between Royal and Dauphine streets. The bike ride is in support of cyclists, body image and energy independence. Call (504) 944-7900.
- THE H.O.P.E. FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m., The Crossing, 519 Williams Blvd., Kenner. The fundraiser includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit The H.O.P.E. Foundation. $50. Call (504) 416-7764.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
- SWAP MEET NOLA: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Margaret’s, 3525 Bienville St. New animal-friendly, mini-enterprise sponsored by the Humane Society of Louisiana offers 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.
- LOUISIANA CAJUN-ZYDECO FESTIVAL: 11 a.m., Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St. Call (504) 658-3200.
- NEW ORLEANS PRIDE FESTIVAL: Washington Square Park, 700 Elysian Fields Ave. Live music and a parade through the French Quarter Saturday, as well as a block party on Bourbon Street on Sunday. Free. Call (504) 418-1725. www.prideneworleans.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. On Saturday Chef Robert Vasquez of Restaurant Opal Basil on the Trace in Mandeville and Cafe Vive will create specials with ingredients from the market and music by Reed Alleman begins at 9:30 a.m. Call (985) 892-1873.
- 12TH ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY RACE: 8 a.m., Audubon Park Shelter No. 10 Newman Bandstand, 6500 Magazine St. Featuring team awards for father/son, father/daughter, grandfather/grandson, and grandfather/granddaughter teams. Sign up your team on race morning at the Team Signup table. This is the third event of the Grand Prix series. The race is in honor of Richard Newcomb and benefits Each One Save One. runnotc.org.
- BLOOD DRIVE: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 411 N. Rampart St. The drive is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Peter Claver. Eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating. Bring photo identification. Registration is available at www.tbcdonors.org or call Eleanora Bazile (504) 220-0177 for an appointment or scheduling information.
- FATHER’S DAY FAIS DO-DO FESTIVAL: noon, Bayou Barn, 7145 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Call (504) 689-2663
- ADULT/SWIM: noon-5 p.m., W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St. DJs, giveaways and food and drink options at the W Hotel’s rooftop pool. $10, free, hotel guests. Ages 21 and older only. Call (504) 525-9444.
- USA DANCE CHAPTER 5031 MONTHLY BALLROOM DANCE: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Jefferson Orleans, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Carrie Delorge will teach Night Club Two Step lesson at 1:30 p.m.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color, general dancing begins at 2 p.m. No dance partner required; several mixer dances planned. Donation of snack food welcome. $12; $5, students ages 20 and younger; $10, USAD members. Call (504) 258-2225 or (504) 607-1041.
- IRISH FAMILY DAY AND FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH AND DINNER AT THE IRISH HOUSE: 2 p.m., The Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave. Learn about the variety of Irish organizations in Louisiana. Movies for kids with popcorn included. For adults, happy house-priced drink specials and information for those who wish to become more involved in the Irish community. Call (504) 595-6755. theirishhouseneworleans.com.
- SOFAB COOKING DEMO: 2 p.m., French Market, corner of Gov. Nicholls Street and French Market Place. Local chefs cook their signature dishes. Call (504) 522-2621.
- HONOR THY FATHER-FASHION SHOW BY KENO KOUTURE: 3 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave. The debut show will include everything from bowties and lingerie to evening gowns and costumes. There will also be live entertainment including music and comedy as well as vendors with items for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Back to School Bundles. neworleanshealingcenter.org.
SUNDAY-THURSDAY, JUNE 19
- 41ST AMERICAN HARP SOCIETY NATIONAL CONFERENCE: various times and locations. The American Harp Society. The New Orleans Chapter of the American Harp Society presents performances which will feature solo, chamber, orchestral, concerto and jazz harpists from the Southern region and beyond. Call (678) 870-4277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BOOK SIGNING: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Scott Cowen discusses and signs his book, “The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and The Future of Urban America.” Free. Call (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- IRISH WHISKEY TASTING AT THE IRISH HOUSE: 6 p.m., The Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave. Try a rotating sample of Irish whiskeys under the guidance of a local expert. Call (504) 595-6755. theirishhouseneworleans.com.
- 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.
MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 20
- SUMMER ‘SCAPES SUMMER CAMP ART IN THE GARDEN: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. The camp teaches kids to develop artistic creativity. Call (504) 488-5488.
- 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.
- DIVERSITY IN COMICS: 3:30 p.m., Main Library Teen Zone, 219 Loyola Ave. This program will feature local comic artists discussing representation in comics and speculative fiction focusing on activism and social change.
- CMYK: 7 p.m., Laser Tag and Games, 8855 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Group admission price is $20 and that includes some pizza and pop. Cmyk, is a social drinking engagement for creatives, designers, students, or whomever wants to meet like-minded creatives, fancies a drink and shoptalk. Ages 21 and older only.
- MTC MOVIE NIGHT FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m., Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St. The Monumental Task Committee Inc. presents a special showing of “Singing in the Rain” at the Prytania Theater. Featuring signature cocktails, movie concessions and prizes. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit the Monumental Task Committee Inc. theprytania.com.
- OTIS HOUSE TOUR AND W.T. JAY SAWMILL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville. Continues through June 28. Attendees learn about the Jay sawmill community on the Tchefuncte River and the way of life in St. Tammany from 1885-1930. Recently discovered photographs of the era are on display. Call (985) 792-4652.
- DUCK DECOY DISPLAY: THNOC’s Orientation Center at 533 Royal St. The Anne and Dick Stephens Collection of Louisiana Decoys and Wildfowl Artifacts celebrates the talent and dedication of the men who devoted themselves to this region’s distinct carving traditions. Admission to see the display is free, and gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Call (504) 523-4662.
- FREE TOURS OF THNOC’S WILLIAMS RESIDENCE AND ARCHITECTURE AND COURTYARDS FOR ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Sunday through Labor Day weekend, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St. Present either a Geneva Conventions CAC ID or a DD Form 1173 ID card. Call (504) 523-4662.