THURSDAY, FEB. 5
- BRIDGE LESSONS: 9 a.m., Wes Busby Bridge Center, 2709 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. (504) 889-0869.
- MORNING BIRDING: 9 a.m., Bayou Segnette State Park, 7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego. Ranger-led activity. (504) 736-7140. lastateparks.com.
- HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays, 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.
- 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. nps.gov/jela.
- 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.
- YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., also Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Benson Cancer Center, Ochsner Medical Center, 1515 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Open to all cancer survivors. (504) 842-3910. ochsner.org/ochsner_cancer_institute/healing_yoga
- “THE LOVE BOOK,” “NEW ORLEANS NOIR” AND “SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Nina Solomon, Julie Smith and Barbara J. Taylor sign and discuss their respective books. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- KING CAKE WALK: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. The second annual tasting competition, with voters casting online ballots for a winner to be named on Nola Defender. $10 (504) 539-9650. noladefender.com/category/tags/king-cake-walk.
- “THE ART OF DINING IN NEW ORLEANS 2”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Joy Bateman, author and illustrator, will launch her second book on the Crescent City’s culinary cuisine. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com
- SATIRE AND NEW ORLEANS CARNIVAL: 6 p.m., Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Louisiana State Museum historian Dr. Karen Leathem explores the tradition, from Momus and Comus parades of the Reconstruction era to the antics of Krewe du Vieux today. (504) 568-6993. louisianastatemuseum.org.
- TEDXTU: 6 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. TEDTalks video and nine speakers will combine to spark discussion and connection on the theme “Create Tomorrow.” (504) 865-5105 www.tedxtu.com
- TOURING THE COCKTAIL, DALE DEGROFF: 6:30 p.m., Museum of the American Cocktail, 1504 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Launch of monthly series of seminars, rededication of museum and mixologist Degroff. $40 for members, $50 advance, $60 door. (504) 267-7490. cocktailmuseum.org.
- THE BROADWAY MUSICAL 1980-1990 — BIRTH OF THE MEGA MUSICAL: 6:30 p.m., New Orleans Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. The third in the “Curtain Up! Light the Lights!” series. THe program covers the emergence of Disney, the blockbusters of Andrew Lloyd Webber and continued importance of Stephen Sondheim. (504) 596-2560. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
- EUROPEAN ROSES LECTURE: 7 p.m., Sanctuary of John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 4201 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. Pam and Claude Graves, of the Dallas Historical Society and the Heritage Rose Foundation, at New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society. $5. (504) 831-0525.
- “ENCHANTRESS”: 7 p.m., Shir Chadash Conservative Synagogue, 3737 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Maggie Anton, a Talmud scholar, expert in Jewish women’s history and author of historical fiction series will discuss her novel that illuminates life in 4th Century Babylonia. (504) 889-1144. shirchadash.org.
FRIDAY, FEB. 6
- HALLOWEEN AND PARTY EXPO: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday; New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Events and more than 350 exhibitors for party-planning show. (877) 347-3976. halloweenpartyexpo.com.
- HELEN BRETT JEWELRY SHOW: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday; New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. New Orleans gift and jewelry show with more than 400 exhibitors. helenbrett.com.
- WESTWEGO FARMERS AND FISHERIES MARKET: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market, 484 Sala Ave., Westwego. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (504) 341-9803.
- GULF DISTRICT ROSE SOCIETY WORKSHOP:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., also 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Clarion Inn and Conference Center, 1500 La. 30, Gonzales. “Better Roses for Better Gardens.” $65 weekend, $40 Saturday (include meal). email@example.com.
KREWE OF CORK PARADE: 3 P.M., CORNER OF ST. ANN AND BOURBON STREET, NEW ORLEANS. THIS WINE-THEMED KREWE CULMINATES A FLURRY OF ACTIVITIES WITH A STREET STROLL THROUGH THE FRENCH QUARTER — THE GROUP’S 15TH. KREWEOFCORK.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, “WATERMARK” BY ED BURTYNSKY, 7 P.M. (504) 658-4100. NOMA.ORG.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONCERT AND COMMEMORATION: 5:30 P.M., WHITNEY PLANTATION, 5099 LA. 18, WALLACE. THE BENNIE L. WILLIAMS SPIRITUAL VOICES PERFORM IN THE ANTIOCH CHURCH. DR. IBRAHIMA SECK, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH FOR THE PLANTATION, WILL SPEAK ON THE ENSLAVED COMMUNITY. $40. (225) 265-3300. WHITNEYPLANTATION.COM.
SATURDAY, FEB. 7
- 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.
- 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 FARMER’S 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- PUMPS AND PEARLS FOR PREVENTION: Noon, Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Walk benefits the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta Sororities. Registration at 11:30 a.m. (504) 390-3214.
- 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.
- “HAPPY MARDI GRAS”: 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190. Cornell Landry reads and signs his book about Carnival. (985) 626-8884.
HAROLD WASHINGTON POSTER SIGNING: 3 P.M., LOUISIANA MUSIC FACTORY, 421 FRENCHMEN ST., NEW ORLEANS. THE ARTIST FOR THE 2015 MARDI GRAS INDIAN POSTER WILL BE SIGNING. (504) 586-1094. MUSICFACTORY.COM
SUNDAY, FEB. 8
- NOLA CHESS CLUB: Noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free, open to the public. www.nolachessclub.yolasite.com.
- SIERRA CLUB: 7 p.m., Dominion Auditorium, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Darryl Malek-Wiley will speak on local issues, including fracking on the north shore and the Green army. Open to the public. (504) 307-0187. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorneworleanssierran.blogspot.com.
- “HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE”: 10 p.m., also Wednesday, 10 p.m.; Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. The saga of the boy-wizard continues in this fourth in the series of late-night showings. $10. (504) 891-2787. prytaniatheatre.com.
- MONDAY, FEB. 9
MARDI GRAS FORUM — THE WOMEN OF CARNIVAL: 5 P.M., NUNEMAKER AUDITORIUM, MONROE HALL, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, 6363 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. ROLE OF WOMEN, FROM FEMALE KREWES TO MARCHING GROUPS, TO THE INDIVIDUAL WOMEN CENTRAL TO CARNIVAL, EACH ROLE WILL BE EXPLORED, WHICH WILL INCLUDE COSTUMED GUESTS AND LEADERS FROM AREA WOMEN’S KREWES. (504) 861-5888. CALENDAR.LOYNO.EDU.
“RED — A CRAYON’S STORY”: 5 P.M., BARNES & NOBLE, 3721 VETERANS BLVD. MICHAEL HALL READS AND SIGNS HIS BOOK ABOUT A MISLABELED CRAYON, FINDING YOUR INNER SELF AND FOLLOWING YOUR OWN PATH. (504) 455-4929.
- 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.
- “SAVE THE MURALS” BENEFIT: 6 p.m., New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars & Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. Benefit to fund restoration of Art Deco murals in the terminal. $100. (225) 445-3800. friendsofneworleanslakefrontairport.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, FEB. 10
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway St., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
- LITTLE DIGGERS WINTER EXPLORATION: 9:30 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Children 18 months to 5 years and an adult explore in the Discovery Garden. $8 for nonmembers, free for family members. (504) 293-4722. longuevue.com.
- 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 Ninth Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. sankofanola.org.
- BABY ARTS PLAY: 1 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Series of 12 workshops for caregivers and children 1 to 2. $5 and admission for nonmember caregivers. (504) 658-4106. noma.org.
- “STANDING IN THE SHADOWS (NO MORE)” QUILTING WORKSHOP: 6 p.m., Ashé Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Exhibited in March and April. (504) 569-9070. ashecac.org.
- “THE MARDI GRAS PAINTING OF BOB GRAHAM” AUTHOR EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Graham discusses his art. (504) 889-81432. jefferson.lib.la.us.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11
- 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.