THURSDAY

  • FLORA, FAUNA & FOOD: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St. Panel discussion exploring the history of urban gardening in New Orleans. Free; $20 for special lunch menu. Call (504) 220-6945 or email j.dawkins@fourpointsfrenchquarter.com.

REGISTRATION FOR NEW ORLEANS BALLET ASSOCIATION TUITION FREE SUMMER DANCE CAMPS: 5 P.M.-7 P.M., LYONS NORDC CENTER, 624 LOUISIANA AVE. AND ST. JEROME CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2402 33RD ST. IN KENNER. ON JUNE 2-26, THE TWILIGHT DANCE CAMPS WILL PROVIDE EVENING CLASSES IN BALLET, TAP, HIP HOP AND MODERN DANCE FOR AGES 6-18 AT SEVEN LOCATIONS IN ORLEANS AND JEFFERSON PARISHES. DAYS AND TIMES OF CLASSES VARY BASED ON AGE, TYPE OF CLASS AND LOCATION. ON JULY 7-25, THE ADVENTURES IN DANCE CAMP WILL BE HELD FROM 9 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M. IN THE CHEVRON STUDIO AT THE NORDC LYONS CENTER. A HEALTHY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ARE SERVED, AND SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE $75 SUPPLIES FEE. AFTER-CARE UNTIL 5:15 P.M. IS OFFERED FOR $60.

ART ON THE ROCKS AT W NEW ORLEANS: 5 P.M.-8 P.M., W HOTEL NEW ORLEANS 333 POYDRAS ST. ARTISTS SHOWCASE THEIR WORK ALONGSIDE A DJ, DRINK SPECIALS AND GIVEAWAYS BY W HOTELS. NEWORLEANS.COM/ARTONTHEROCKS. CALL (504) 525-9444. WNEWORLEANS.COM.

  • SARAH PEKKANEN’S “CATCHING AIR” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Best-seller Pekkanen (“The Best of Us,” “These Girls” and “The Opposite of Me”) presents and signs “Catching Air.” Call (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • INNOCENCE PROJECT NEW ORLEANS GALA: 6:30 p.m., The Foundry, 333 St. Joseph St. The event includes special guest Lance Nichols and catering by Jacques-Imo’s. $150. (504) 586-1309.
  • AUTHOR EVENT: 7 p.m., Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. Peter Cooley, author of a new book of poetry titled “Night Bus to the Afterlife”, will discuss and sign copies. Free.
  • OPA! DANCES OF GREECE: 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 5401 S. Claiborne (enter on S. Prieur). Renowned scholar Dr. Christos Papakostas teaches traditional Greek dances and of the Roma (gypsy) of northern Greece. Sponsored by Crescent City Int’l Dancers. $10 donation. Call (504) 228-6039 or rebecca082@bellsouth.net.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

  • RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION 2014: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Grand Ballroom-Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St. Workshops and giveaways for writers, readers, booksellers and librarians. Meet bestselling authors Heather Graham, Brenda Jackson, Francine Rivers, ReShonda Tate Billingsley and more. Library patrons get in free to the Book Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday with library card. Authors representing all genres, including E.L. James, Lee Child and Debbie Macomber, will be available to talk to fans and autograph books during the fair. Call (919) 412-1102.
  • SAINTS AND SINNERS LITERARY FESTIVAL: Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St. The LGBT literary event with panel discussions, workshops, author readings and writing contests. Call (504) 523-3341.

THURSDAY-WEDNESDAY

  • LOCAL FILM WEEK: Indywood Movie Theater, 628 Elysian Fields Ave. A lineup of Louisiana-made films. Call (504) 345-8804.

FRIDAY

  • NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM 2014 WHITNEY BANK VICTORY BALL: 5 p.m. to midnight, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. This black tie-optional event features an exclusive Patron Party, an elegant dinner by Chef John Besh, followed by Otto Candies’ How Sweet It Is! Dessert and Dancing Soirée featuring delectable delights in the Stage Door Canteen. $35 in advance; $45 at the door. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 334. ddaymuseum.org.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO FESTIVAL: 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Bayou St. John. The music festival along the banks of Bayou St. John features three music stages, an arts market, children’s activities and food and drink vendors. Call (504) 488-3865. thebayouboogaloo.com.

SATURDAY

  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets. The market features produce, flowers and food. (504) 861-5898.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • YOGA POWER PLAY ROOFTOP YOGA FUNDRAISER: 9 a.m., Rice Mill Lofts Rooftop, 522 Montegut St. All levels adult class led by Lauren Darnell from 9 a.m.-10 a.m., arts and crafts area for kids during class, kids and family yoga from 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. with local refreshments from Good Eggs and Raw Republic and raffle prizes from Lululemon and Blue Moon Malas. All proceeds benefit Yoga Power Play organization. $20 per adult; $30 per family.
  • CYSTIC FIBROSIS WALK: 9 a.m., Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St. Call (504) 581-4629. cff.org.
  • LOUISIANA VETERANS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. Habitat for Humanity hosts the fundraiser featuring live music, a car show, amusement rides, arts, crafts and food. General admission $8, veterans $5, children 12 and under free.
  • NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM FAMILY WORKSHOP VICTORY GARDEN: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. Kids and parents will explore the Victory Garden and work with Louisiana Master Gardeners using plants from the garden to make a special treat. Workshops are designed for children ages 8-12. Pre-registration is required. Reserve online or email collin.makamson@nationalww2museum.org. One adult per 3 kids required. (504) 528-1944, ext. 304. ddaymuseum.org.
  • INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF LOUISIANA BUNCHE CAMPUS SPRING FLING: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3418 Coliseum St. Games, food, space walks, student performances. Call (504) 897-6110.
  • WESTWEGO FARMERS AND FISHERIES MARKET CRAWFISH COOK-OFF: 11 a.m., Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego.
  • CRAWFISH COOKIN’ FOR A CAUSE: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mandeville Lakefront Harbor, Lakeshore Drive and Jackson. Benefit for Project Red Light for Hope and Mary Payton’s Miracle Foundation. Tickets start at $25.
  • SPRING FEST IN THE MARIGNY: noon, St. Paul Lutheran School, 2624 Burgundy St. Music, games and food. Call (504) 947-1773.
  • NORTH AMERICAN QUILLING GUILD ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 1 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Quillers display their work, demonstrate techniques and sell their items. Call (800) 850-3878.
  • MILAN GOLF SCRAMBLE: 1:30 p.m., Audubon Clubhouse Cafe, 6500 Magazine St. The tournament benefits Team Gleason. Entry fee $100. Call (504) 212-5282.
  • JEFF FISH FEST & RODEO: 2 p.m., St. Matthew Apostle, 10021 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge. A weigh-in party follows the two-day fishing rodeo, along with prizes, auctions, games, music and steak dinner. $20, adults; $5, children.
  • 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.
  • CRAWFISH RUMBLE: 5 p.m., St. Ann School, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Crawfish, hot dogs, soda and beer are available. $20, ages 16 and older; $10, ages 10 to 15; free, ages 9. crawfishrumble.org. Call (504) 455-8383

GREEN ROOM GALA: 6 P.M., THE OLD CHURCH ON FELICITY, 1220 FELICITY ST. FUNDRAISER FOR THE NOLA PROJECT. DON YOUR FINEST GREEN COCKTAIL ATTIRE FOR AN EVENING FILLED WITH DELICIOUS FOOD AND SPIRITS FROM THE CITY’S BEST RESTAURANTS, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NOLA PROJECT’S 2014-15 THEATRICAL SEASON.

TEAM LANDRY BLACK AND GOLD BASH: 6:30 P.M., FARHAD GROTTO, 2310 HICKORY AVE. MUSIC, FOOD AND BEVERAGES, AUCTION ITEMS, RAFFLE, GUEST APPEARANCES. EMAIL TEAMLANDRY.CURE@GMAIL.COM.

  • REDS & WHITES | NEW ORLEANS ALUMNI OF KAPSI ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GALA: 8 p.m., Dillard University Psb Atrium, 2601 Gentilly Blvd. Tastings of different red and white wines, hors d’oeurves, entertainment and music. The purpose of the event is to help raise funds to send local students to local colleges. $30.
  • MOVIES IN THE PARK: 8 p.m., Heritage park, 303 Williams Blvd., Kenner. This week’s film is Frozen.” No pets or outside food or drinks. Concessions will be sold. Movies are shown on a 25-foot outdoor screen. Free.
  • FANGTASIA IV FEATURING THE 69 CATS AND CLOCKWORK ELVIS: 9 p.m., One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St. Vampire ball featuring a performance by Jyrki 69’s (THE 69 EYES) rockabilly supergroup, THE 69 CATS. Alongside Danny B. Harvey (THE HEADCATS), Chopper Franklin (THE CRAMPS), and Todd T. Burr (TUFF), the four cats will take the stage at Fangtasia IV alongside a bevy of DJs and burlesque dancers in celebration of New Orleans’ infamous vampire culture. With special guests Clockwork Elvis. $25. oneeyedjacks.net.

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. Saturday market features samples from Lola Deux Food Truck and music by Vintage Jazz beginning at 9:30 a.m. Call (985) 892-1873

SUNDAY

  • SWAP MEET NOLA: 9 a.m.-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.
  • FAUBOURG MARIGNY HOME TOUR & FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. festival; noon to 4 p.m. tour, Washington Square Park, 700 Elysian Fields Ave. Festival featuring arts market, music, kids’ activities, food, and more; home tour featuring formerly blighted houses now renovated. Free festival; $20 home tour. Call (504) 948-1859, www.faubourgmarigny.org.

SINGS & STRINGS FESTIVAL: 11 A.M.-6 P.M., GARYVILLE HISTORIC DISTRICT, MUSEUM AND MAIN STREETS, GARYVILLE. MUSIC PERFORMANCES, CRAFT VENDORS AND COOK-OFFS. $5, ADULTS; FREE, CHILDREN 12 AND YOUNGER.

  • ROBIN ROBERTS: 11 a.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. The author talks and signs “Everybody’s Got Something.” Call (504) 895-2266.
  • BICYCLE SECOND LINE AT THE BAYOU BOOGALOO: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bike Easy’s signature membership event along a specially designed bike lanes route. Free for members; membership starts at $35. Call (504) 861-4022. bikeeasy.org.
  • K. L. ARMSTRONG AND M. A. MARR’S “ODIN’S RAVENS” AUTHORS EVENT: 1 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Bestselling authors Marr and Armstrong will present “Odin’s Ravens,” the sequel to “Loki’s Wolves.” (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • MONTHLY BALLROOM DANCE: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Sponsored by the USA Dance Chapter 5031. Stephan Howard will teach a tango lesson from 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m., and will do exhibitions with his students during the afternoon. Cash bar available. Snacks to share are welcome. No dance partner required. Admission is $12 and includes the dance lesson. Member’s admission is $10, and $5 for students under age 21. Call (504) 258-2225.
  • BEHIND THE WALLS OF THE VIEUX CARRÉ TOUR: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., French Quarter. A selection of fascinating homes and courtyards in the Vieux Carré, to benefit the Friends of the Cabildo. $40. Call (504) 523-3939, jason@friendsofthecabildo.org.
  • THE 2014 ART & SOUL GALA: 6 p.m., NOCCA-New Orleans Center For Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St. A gala fundraiser for The Nocca Institute sponsored by The Lupin Foundation. Live entertainment, delicious food, abundant libations, mobile auction bidding, a Nocca Marketplace, and more. nocca.com.
  • THE NEW ORLEANS SIERRA CLUB GROUP: 6:30 p.m., refreshments; 7 p.m., talk, Audubon Zoo’s Dominion Auditorium. Featuring “Tropical forest loss and fragmentation threaten tropical birds: a case study from Central America” by Dr. Thomas Sherry from the Tulane Department of Ecology and Environmental Biology. Free.
  • RETHINKERELLA SUPER PINTEREST MOMS’ NIGHT OUT!: 7 p.m., Thinkerella, 8106 Earhart Blvd. Grab a bottle of wine, some Mom friends, and join us to make superhero capes and masks for your littles. All supplies provided. Just bring yourself, your friends, and your beverage of choice.

SWINGIN’ SUNDAYS: 8 P.M., ALLWAYS LOUNGE AND THEATRE, 2240 ST. CLAUDE AVE. FREE DANCE LESSONS AT 8 P.M. ARE FOLLOWED BY A LIVE BAND AT 9 P.M. CALL (504) 758-5590.

MONDAY

  • “THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY”: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Rosa Keller Library, 4300 S. Broad St. Documentary screening. Refreshments will be served. Call (504) 596-2660.

TUESDAY

  • NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM DINNER WITH A CURATOR “WHEN BASEBALL WENT TO WAR”: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. Education Programs Coordinator Lauren Handley will discuss the relationship between baseball and the war for spectators and athletes, as well as American society as a whole. Dinners catered by Chef John Besh at the American Sector restaurant. Reservations required. Call (504) 528-1944. ddaymuseum.org.

WEDNESDAY

  • 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.
  • LUNCHBOX LECTURE: noon to 1 p.m., The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. Eric Rivet presents “A Tale of Two Torpedoes: The Battleship Bismarck” in the H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229. ddaymuseum.org.
  • NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 5:45 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Hwy 190, Mandeville. A 2 hour walk in the woods and light exercise in the healthy outdoors. Loppers are limited. Call (985) 626-1238 or email Rue@northlakenature.org.
  • SISTAWORKS SCREENING OF “GIRL RISING”: 6 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. The film features voice performances by Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, and Salma Hayek. A short discussion follows the film. Proceeds from the event support SISTAWorks and the Girl Rising Fund. $8. Call (504) 301-4800.