New Orleans Events calendar for Nov. 19-25, 2015 _lowres

Photo by Kerri McCaffety -- City Park's Celebration in the Oaks lights up the night for more than month each year, but the festivities kick off in super style with three preview parties this week. One is a posh, adults-only gathering Friday, a casual beer and bells aimed at the young adult crowd and the family-friendly Sunday gathering. Tickets vary for each event. neworleanscitypark.com.

THURSDAY

  • LOYOLA ALUMNI DESIGN LECTURE: 12:30 p.m., 610 Monroe Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Julie Schumachr Grubs, of Rizzoli Books, discusses elements of design in the industry. www.loyno.edu.
  • THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON OPENER: 1:25 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. The 144th season starts and runs through March. Five Starlight Racing dates will be held. www.fairgroundsracecourse.com.
  • HAT TRUNK SHOW AND SALE: 2 p.m., 1 Garden Lane, New Orleans. Haute Dames open house-style event to benefit WYES. RSVP dhansel@wyes.org. (504) 486-5511. www.wyes.org.
  • FRENCH MARKET TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY: 4:45 p.m., Washington Artillery Park, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Holiday kickoff includes caroling, a second line, concert and illumination of holiday greenery. www.frenchmarket.org.
  • ANNUAL BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE: 5 p.m., Elmwood Self Storage & Wine Cellar, 1004 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan. Chambers of commerce, vendors, food and beverages for networking opportunity. www.meetup.com/nawlinsnetworkers.
  • “10 GRAND FOR 10 YEARS”: 5 p.m., Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans. Magnolia PT benefit for New Orleans Musician’s Clinic, with Camel Toe Lady Steppers, Susan Cowsill, food, auction and raffle. $20, $50 VIP. www.eventbrite.com.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, 101 Victory Ave., City Park, New Orleans. Benny Grunch and the Bunch finish the park’s music series. $10. (504) 483-9488. www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • LIBATIONS IN STATIONS UNDER RENOVATION: 6 p.m., 801 Rosedale St., New Orleans. Preservation Resource Center sponsors look at restoration projects, including this Lakeview police station being converted into a Susan Spicer restaurant. www.prcno.org/events.
  • BEAUTY AND THE BOTANICALS —DETOXIFICAJUN: 6 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Dr. Lydia Wheaton Lynn discusses how local flora can keep skin healthy and sample products. RSVP online. (504) 293-4721. www.longuevue.com.
  • “COCKTAIL NOIR — FROM GANGSTERS AND GIN JOINTS TO GUMSHOES AND GIMLETS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Scott M. Deitche examines crime and cocktails in true and fictional literature. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • “BRIGHT LINES”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Tanwi Nandini Islam reads and signs the debut novel set in New York and India. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “ART AT THE PERIMETER”: 6 p.m., Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Artists talk with Brandan Odums, Alex Gustrom and Candy Chang. (504) 314-2200. www.tulane.edu.
  • ARTIST TALKS: 6 p.m., Indigo Building, Joan Mitchell Center, 2275 Bayou Road, New Orleans. Discuss on theme of power, process and memory, with Vandana Jain, Glexis Novao and James Biederman. Tour follows. (504) 940-2500. www.joanmitchellfoundation.org.
  • ARTS AND ACTIVISM FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m., Foundation Gallery, 1109 Royal St., New Orleans. Benefit for Cafe Hope, with talk by artist Jessica Bizer and selected menu by cafe. $5 to $15 suggested donation. www.cafehope.org.
  • BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU CELEBRATION: 7 p.m., J.W. Marriott, 614 Canal St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for the French American Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast chapter, including the first harvest of the wine, with food, music and spirit vendors. $65 and up. (504) 458-3528. www.facc-gc.com.
  • “NEW ORLEANS HOMES AT CHRISTMAS”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Bonnie Warren reads and discusses her book of home decor and classic recipes. (504) 596-2630. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
  • SOUTHERN-FRIED SCHMANCY: 7:30 p.m., Tulane Hillel, 912 Broadway St., New Orleans. Fundraising gala for Hillel’s leadership and community programs, with music, southern food and surprises. $99 and up. www.schmancy.org.
  • WHAT’S COOKIN’ WITH CASA: 8 p.m., The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for abused and neglected children, with food, auction, cocktail competition, golf putting competition and more. $75 and up. (504) 522-1962. www.casanewolreans.org/whatscookin.

FRIDAY

  • TRANSGENDER MARCH OF RESILIENCE: 11 a.m., Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Walk to City Hall for 1 p.m. press conference. (504) 525-9025. www.youthbreakout.org.
  • “THE NOT VERY MERRY POUT-POUT FISH”: 4 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Deborah Diesen reads and signs her children’s book. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER GALA: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Concerned Citizens for a Better Algiers, 1417 Nunez St., New Orleans. Food, music and holiday decor for sale. (504) 362-1066. www.ccfaba.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, Score for Unity music, Katie Pfohl on “Visions of Us.” (504) 658-4100. www.noma.org.
  • HARVEST PARTY FOR TRYSTEREO: 5 p.m., The Tigermen Den, 3113 Royal St., New Orleans. Vegetarian and vegan holiday sides dinner to benefit New Orleans Harm Reduction Network, with music, cider and face painting. www.facebook.com/events/1175129295835308/
  • ST. BERNARD PROJECT’S NOLA FOR NOLA: 7 p.m., Il Mercato, 1911 Magazine St., New Orleans. Fundraiser with music, food, beverages. $125. www.stbernardproject.org/events.html
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS PREVIEW PARTY: 7:30 p.m., Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. Adults-only party with music, train rides, food and cocktails. Holiday attire required. $100 advance, $120 door. (504) 483-9386. www.neworleansictypark.com.
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY BENEFIT CONCERT: 8 p.m., Convocation Center, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans. Featuring Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michelle. $50 and up. (504) 669-3074. www.xula.edu.
  • “GOLDEN JUBILEE OF DANCE”: 8 p.m., also Saturday, Roussel Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. 50th anniversary program for Loyola Ballet. $12, $8 students/staff/seniors. (504) 865-2074. www.cmfa.loyno.edu/montage/theatre-arts-dance-events.
  • SIGMA BENEFIT CONCERT: 8 p.m., Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. LSU Health Student Interest Group for Music and the Arts (SIGMA) features performances by bands from area health schools. $10 donation.
  • JERRY SEINFELD: 9:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The star of his groundbreaking television show and icon of the comedy community brings his show to the Crescent City. $45 and up. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.com.

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. In conjunction with East Jefferson Wellness Center. $5. (504) 658-4106. www.noma.org.
  • CRESCENT PARK CRAFTS BAZAAR BELL RINGING: 10 a.m., Crescent Park at Mandeville Wharf, 2300 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Opening day for new market held every third Saturday of the month, featuring artisans, food trucks, activities and more. www.frenchmarket.org/crescent-park-bazaar.
  • GIRL SCOUTS DAY AT LONGUE VUE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Tours and scavenger hunt for scouts. Registration required. $4, $6 leaders and adults. (504) 293-4701. www.longuevue.com.
  • FREE FAMILY DAY —MIXED-UP MEDIA: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Art projects, entertainment and food vendors centered on nontraditional materials and methods. (504) 539-9650. www.ogdenmuseum.org.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. War history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • KIDS IN THE KITCHEN — EASY AS PIE: 10:30 a.m. for ages 7-11, noon for ages 12-15, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1830 Martin Luther King Blvd., New Orleans. Age-specific workshops for making holiday treats. $10 and up. (504) 267-7490. www.sofabinstitute.org.
  • HOLIDAY MARKET: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington. Vendors provide a plethora of gift ideas. (985) 871-1112. www.fumccov.net.
  • AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 11 a.m., Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., New Orleans. The Jazz and Heritage Foundation sponsors day of culture and importance of tribes with performances and crafts. www.lcm.org.
  • GROWING VEGGIES IN NOLA: 11 a.m., also Nov. 28, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1609 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Two-class series on urban food production. (504) 352-1750. www.southboundgardens.com.
  • PET ADOPTION: noon to 3 p.m., Feet First, 4122 Magazine St., New Orleans. Counselors and pets will be on hands for adoption. (504) 368-5191. www.la-spca.org.
  • TURKEY FRYING 101: 2 p.m., Gumbo Garden, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1830 Martin Luther King Blvd., New Orleans. King Kooker sponsors the workshop, free with museum admission. Includes drawing for a rig to fry turkeys. Drawing at 3 p.m. Must be present to win. www.sofabinstitute.org.
  • LOWER COAST WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL: 2 p.m., English Turn Country Club, One Club House Drive, New Orleans. Outdoor afternoon of wine, entertainment and food tastings to benefit the New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra and Lower Coast nonprofit agencies. $55 and up. (504) 391-8000. www.lowercoastwinefestival.com.
  • VINEAUX ON DA BAYOU: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. Greater Mid-City Business Association tasting event with wine and food from area distributors and restaurants. $35. www.vineauxondabayou.com.
  • “THE ABC ANIMAL HOSPITAL”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Daughter and father duo Kelly and Chip Molthrop read and sign their children’s book. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • HEALING DRUM CIRCLE AND AFRICAN DANCE: 3 p.m., Congo Square, Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Part of Transgender awareness week. (504) 525-9025. www.youthbreakout.org.
  • BAKE SALE: 4 p.m., also 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette. Before and after each Mass, Beautification Society offers goodies for sale. www.olps-charlmette.org.
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS — JINGLE BELLS & BEER: 7 p.m., Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Park, New Orleans. Young adults party with rides, beer and food. Casual attire. $40 advance, $45 door. www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. The classic troupe returns after 15 years, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression in a mixed repertoire performance, sponsored by New Orleans Ballet Association. $24 and up. (504) 522-0996 www.nobadance.com.
  • THE COMEDY GET DOWN: 8 p.m., Smoothie King Center. Comedy confab of A-list funnymen, including Cedric “The Entertainer,” D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy. $47.75 and up. (504) 587-3822. www.smoothiekingcenter.com.

SUNDAY

  • HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Sisterhood holds annual bazaar and bake sale. (504) 885-2600. www.gatesofprayer.org.
  • YOGA IN THE GARDEN: 9 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. $5 suggested donation. (504) 293-4721. www.longuevue.com.
  • OAK STREET PO-BOY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oak Street at South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans. The Crescent City’s favorite sandwich gets a day to celebrate, with music, an art market, history center and lots of po-boys. www.poboyfest.com.
  • MES PTA MISTLETOE MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Madisonville Town Hall, 704 Water St., Madisonville. Madisonville Elementary School Parent Teacher Association holiday market, raffle and gumbo cook-off. (985) 845-3671. www.facebook.com/MadisonvilleElemPTA/
  • BIG OVER EASY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., New Orleans. Annual fundraiser for families dealing with childhood cancer, this year for Julian Haney Medical Trust. Food, music, kids’ activities and a silent auction. $22.09. www.eventbrite.com.
  • ST. CATHERINE’S DAY PARADE: 10:30 a.m., St. Charles Avenue and Pleasant Street, New Orleans. “The Hat Pack” celebrates feast day of St. Catherine with traditional French parade of chapeaux. (440) 503-6951. www.hatnola.com.
  • “THE LEGEND OF L’IL RED”: 1 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Zachary Richard sings, reads and signs his fable of a blind turtle and a one-clawed baby crawfish. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • ART BATTLE: 2 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Six artists stage a live battle in the Roussel Discover Garden, creating new work using a variety of media. Silent auction follows with activities for children. (504) 293-4721. www.longuevue.com.
  • “MY LIFE ON THE ROAD”: 3 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Gloria Steinem reads and signs her latest book. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Sufi music, Rumi poems and Turkish songs with Andrew McLean on sarode, Hans Gruenig on tablas, Joseph Darensbourg and Richard Bienvenue singing. www.trinityartistseries.com.
  • “UNDER OUR SKIN — GETTING REAL ABOUT RACE AND GETTING FREE FROM THE FEARS AND FRUSTRATIONS THAT DIVIDE US”: 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Ben Watson reads and sign his new book. (504) 455-4929. www.barnesandnoble.com.

“THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO”: 7 P.M., JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, 5342 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. MITCH ALBOM PRESENTS AND SIGNS HIS NOVEL ABOUT A MUSICIAN AND THE POWER OF HIS GUITAR’S SIX STRINGS. TICKETS ACQUIRED THROUGH OCTAVIA BOOKS. (504) 899-7323. WWW.OCTAVIABOOKS.COM.

  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS FAMILY PARTY: 6 p.m., Carousel Garden Amusement Park, City Park, New Orleans. Family-friendly casual event with unlimited rides, eats, entertainment, clowns, an airbrush tattoo artist and more. $40 early admission advance, $30 general admission. www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • THE NU GROWTH PROJECT: 7 p.m., Port, 2120 Port St., New Orleans. A men’s health awareness event, in support of No Shave November, The Matthew Hill Foundation and the American Cancer Society, with newcomers of the local arts and entertainment community. $10. www.2120port.com.

MONDAY

  • 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. www.noma.org.
  • “THE HARD TIMES”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Russell Scott reads and signs his book about how men love and the illegal diamond trade. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • CHORAL AUDITIONS FOR CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS: 7 p.m., Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Local chapter of Sweet Adelines International women’s chorus. (601) 550-0983. www.crescentcitysound.com.
  • LAW & SOCIETY LECTURE: 7 p.m., Georges Auditorium, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Attorney and civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of “Just Mercy,” will deliver the annual Justic Revius O. Ortique Jr. lecture. (504) 816-4800. www.dillard.edu.
  • EAT.MIX.MINGLE.: 7 p.m., Rebellion Bar and Urban Kitchen, 748 Camp St., New Orleans. Mixer with music and poetry, followed by dinner, games and door prizes. RSVP $1 per person. www.eventbrite.com.

TUESDAY

  • HOLIDAY CAMP AT NOMA: 9:30 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Single-day camp for young artists ages 5-10. $35 per class. (504) 658-4128. www.noma.org.
  • “BUG APPETIT”: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Wednesday, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. Enjoy traditional holiday favorites with some added touches by the chefs from Tiny Termite Cafe. Tasting included with admission. www.audubonistutute.org.
  • “NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS MOMENTS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Photographer Judi Bottoni and Carnival expert Peggy Scott Laborde discuss their collection of photographs and essays. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • JOE BONAMASSA: 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Bonamassa brings his show to the Crescent City. $83 and up. (504) 525-1052. www,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. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • MUSIC AT MIDDAY: Noon, Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 862-3214. www.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. www.nps.gov/jazz.
  • FESTIVAL OF PRAISE TOUR: 7:30 p.m., UNO Lakefront Arena, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. National tour of Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell and Israel Houghton plus chorus and production elements. $55 and up. (800) 745-3000. www.arena.uno.edu.

THURSDAY, NOV. 26

  • TURKEY DAY RACE: 8:30 a.m., Tad Gormley Stadium, 5400 Stadium Drive, City Park, New Orleans. Thanksgiving 5-mile race and youth half-mile benefits Spinda Bifida of Greater New Orleans. $30 registration. runnotc.org.
  • BAYOU CLASSIC THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE: 3:30 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. The kick-off public event for the annual Bayou Classic Gridiron contest between Southern and Gambling State Universities rolls from the dome to the French Market. mybayouclassic.com.
  • 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. www.hollygrovemarket.com.
    • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mid-City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. www.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. www.icdnola.org.

    SATURDAY

    • CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1808 Front St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. www.camelliacitymarket.org.
    • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
    • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873. www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
    • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9762. www.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. www.gretnafarmersmarket.com.
    • MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. (985) 624-3147. www.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. www.growdatyouthfarm.org.
    • CRESCENT PARK CRAFTS BAZAAR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mandeville Wharf, 2300 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Every third Saturday, except January, February and August. www.frenchmarket.org/crescent-park-bazaar.
    • ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 409 Aycock St., Arabi. www.visitst bernard.com.
    • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues). Arts and crafts vendors plus food, music and a kids tent. (504) 523-1465. www.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. www.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. www.swapmeetnola.com.
    • FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret Street at Napoleon Avenue. More than 90 vendors. Food, art, crafts, live music and flea market finds. www.freretmarket.org.

    TUESDAY

    • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway Ave., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
    • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037. www.hollygrovemarket.com.
    • SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower 9th Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. www.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. www.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. www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
    • AROUND THE STATE

      • SATURDAY-SUNday, THROUGH Dec. 13
      • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:15 a.m. to dusk, 46468 River Road, Hammond. Multi-weekend festival, fair, theme park and immersion experience with food, beverages, shows and various themed weekends. This weekend is “Heroes and Pirates.” $18 adults per day and up; $10 children per day and up. (985) 429-9992. www.larf.net.