New Orleans events calendar, Feb. 18-25, 2016 _lowres

Suzanne Rheinstein will be featured in two events Thursday in the greater New Orleans area. First, the interior designer and author will be the featured speaker at the Longue Vue House and Gardens annual Essence of Style Design Symposium. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. $125 for lunch, a private auction and signing following. (504) 293-4723. longuevue.com. At 6 p.m., Rheinstein will sign her book "Rooms for Living a Style for Today With Things From the Past" at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

EVENTS

THURSDAY

  • ESSENCE OF STYLE DESIGN SYMPOSIUM: 10 a.m., Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Author Suzanne Rheinstein speaks on style and her new book at the Longue Vue House and Gardens annual event. Lunch, a private auction and book signing to follow. $125 nonmembers, $100 members. (504) 293-4723. longuevue.com.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 11:30 a.m. daily except Sunday and Monday, Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.
  • VANCE VAUCRESSON TALK AND COOKING DEMONSTRATION: 11 a.m., Georges Auditorium, Professional Schools Building, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Vaucresson discusses the family sausage and butcher business, and makes Creole sausage and crawfish boudin. (504) 816-4091. dillard.edu.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans. The Yat Pack perform. $10. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “FREE MEN”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Katy Simpson Smith launches and signs her book about an escaped slave, a white orphan and a Creek Indian who are being tracked down for murder. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “ROOMS FOR LIVING —A STYLE FOR TODAY WITH THINGS FROM THE PAST”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Suzanne Rheinstein reads and signs her book about interior design. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “DEATH EMBRACED — NEW ORLEANS TOMBS AND BURIAL CUSTOMS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Author and historian Mary Lacoste asks readers to ponder issues that should not be avoided. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
  • DEL SHORES: 8 p.m., AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The writer and actor who created “Sordid Lives”, “Southern Baptist Sissies” and “Daddy’s Dyin: Who’s Got the Will” recounts tales and times in “SINgularly Sordid.” $20. (504)758-5590. delshores.tix.com.

FRIDAY

  • PERSPECTIVES ON NEW ORLEANS ARCHITECTURE — PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE: also Saturday, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. Two-day symposium by the Historic New Orleans Collection with speakers, presentations and insights. $50 and up. (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.
  • WEBSITE WORKSHOP: 2 p.m., Tréo, 3835 Tulane Ave., New Orleans. Get Online NOLA workshop to help small businesses learn to build and edit their own WordPress websites. $15. Bring your own computer. getonlinenola.com/february-19th-wordpress-workshop/
  • MEN’S CLUB FISH FRY: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St., Slidell. Dine in or take out. $10.
  • BIG EASY FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS: 8 p.m., Lakefront Arena, UNO East Campus, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Mike Epps, Earthquake, Sommore, Tommy Davidson and Gary Owen bring their hilarious style to New Orleans in this comedy show. $89 and up. arena.uno.edu.

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. noma.org.
  • BREAKFAST WITH THE TOOTH FAIRY: 10 a.m., Cafeteria in administration building, LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Ave., New Orleans. Fundraiser for American Dental Hygienists’ Association chapter, with breakfast, photo, activities and more. Registration required. $10 child, $5 adult. lsusd.lsuhsc.edu/Toothfairy.html.
  • 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. nationalww2museum.org.
  • “CLICKS WITH CHICKS” GOLF CLINIC: 10:30 a.m., Grand Ridge Golf Club, 500 Willowdale Blvd., Luling. Lesson, food and beverage. In case of rain, held in the clubhouse. $35. (985) 308-1640.
  • “GET YAH PRAISE ON”: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Capital One Stage and Field, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Gospel music showcase during Black History Month. Lineup includes Bishop William Murphy III, Collage and Zeeda. auduboninstitute.org.
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL:11 a.m., Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., New Orleans. Interactive musical performances, drumming, marketplace and more. $8.50. lcm.org.
  • CUPID’S UNDIE RUN: 2 p.m., Masquerade Night Club, Harrah’s New Orleans, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. Roughly one-mile run to benefit Children’s Tumor Foundation. Registration at noon. $25. cupidsundierun.com.
  • MONSTER JAM: 7 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. Giant trucks leap obstacles, roar through tracks and delight young and old in this automotive fiesta. $18 and up. monsterjam.com/events/new-orleans-la
  • COOKIES & COCKTAILS: 7 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd., New Orleans. “Evening in Paris” fundraiser for Girl Scouts Louisiana East with local chefs making creations from cookies, music, libations and a silent auction. $100. www.gsle.org/en/events-repository/2016/cookies_cocktails.html.
  • NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCERS: 7 p.m., Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs. Lessons at 7 p.m., with music by Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours Band at 8 p.m. $10 nonmembers, $8 members. (985) 276-0517 or (504) 887-1485. northshorecajundancers.com.
  • SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES DANCE: 8 p.m., St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Smoke-free dance with Jake and the Nifty 50s. $15. (985) 285-8174 or (985) 285-4662.

SUNDAY

  • YOGA IN THE GARDEN: 9 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. $5 suggested donation. (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
  • REACTIVE ROVER WORKSHOP: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Two-hour workshop about why dogs behave as they do and behavior modification. Preregistration required. $25. la-spca.org/trainingworkshops.
  • PUPPY SOCIALIZATION WORKSHOP: noon, Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. New Orleans. Basics on working with a puppy. Preregistration required. $10. la-spca.org/trainingworkshops.
  • PUMPS AND PEARLS FOR PREVENTION: 1 p.m., Harrah’s Hotel, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. Walk on Fulton Street followed by activities in the hotel ballroom, including silent auction, cooking, screenings and “fierce pumps” competition. To benefit American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta Sororities. $10 for competition. (662) 347-8121.
  • BALLROOM DANCE: 2 p.m., Jefferson Orleans, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. USA Dance hosts monthly event, including samba line lesson at 1:30 p.m. $12, $10 members. (504) 607-1041. (504) 258-2220.
  • “BIG NATE BLASTS OFF”: 3 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Lincoln Peirce reads and signs his eighthnovel in the series. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

INTRO TO DOG TRAINING: 3 P.M., LOUISIANA SPCA, 1700 MARDI GRAS BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. HUMAN-ONLY CLASS ON BASICS. WALK-INS WELCOME. LA-SPCA.ORG/TRAININGWORKSHOPS.

  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. (504) 670-2520. trinityartistseries.com.
  • MOONLIGHT HIKE AND MARSHMALLOW MELT: 5:20 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway 190 East, Mandeville. Stroll through the center at night under the full moon, with melt to follow. Reservations required. $5, free for members. (985) 626-1238. northlakenature.org.
  • “COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS TO WASTE, LITTER AND POLLUTION AT THE CITY LEVEL”: 6:30 p.m., Dominion Auditorium, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. The Orleans Sierra Club presents Maz Ciolino from No Waste NOLA. (504) 307-0187.
  • LENTEN JAZZ VESPERS: 9 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis leads the brief meditation during the season. (504) 670-2520. trinityartistseries.com.

MONDAY

  • “WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE — THE SOUNDTRACK OF THE VIETNAM WAR”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Craig Werner and Doug Bradley discuss their book that explores the songs of the era. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • 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., Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Local chapter of Sweet Adelines International women’s chorus. (601) 550-0983. crescentcitysound.com.

TUESDAY

  • “VICTIMIZATION AND PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES” SEMINAR: 9:30 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Psychologist Marc Handler discusses risk factors for many types of abuse and victimization, and preventative measures and tips for developing response plans. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • CHINA LIGHTS OPENING: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through May 1; Oscar J. Tomas Center, 5 Victory Ave., City Park, New Orleans. More than 30 silk-covered structures fill the Botanical Garden from Sichuan Tianyu in Zigong, China. $18, $12 ages 3 to 12. cityparkpresentschinalights.com.

VINO + VINYASA: 6 P.M., LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS, 7 BAMBOO ROAD, NEW ORLEANS. INVIGORATING YOGA CLASS FOLLOWED BY WINE EDUCATION AND TASTING. $5 DONATION. (504) 293-4721. LONGUEVUE.COM.

  • “ANN TENNA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Marisa Marchetto reads and signs debut novel of a gossip columnist and a challenge to change her life for the better. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

LAWRENCE C. ROSS: 7 P.M. GEORGES AUDITORIUM, PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS BUILDING, DILLARD UNIVERSITY, 2601 GENTILLY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. AUTHOR OF “BLACKBALLED: THE BLACK AND WHITE POLITICS OF RACE ON AMERICA’S CAMPUSES” SPEAKS AS PART OF THE DILLARD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT’S LECTURE SERIES “BRAIN FOOD.” (504) 283-8822. DILLARD.EDU.

  • NUTRITION CLASS: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Branch Library, 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Karen Walker, LSU AgCenter, offers class on grains and makes quinoa and vegetable stir fry. Part of a series. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

WEDNESDAY

  • HEART HEALTH FAIR: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., West Jefferson Medical Center Auditorium, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. Free EKG, blood pressures, glucose and BMI screenings, except between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fasting cholesterol screenings offered from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. only for $5. Screenings require an RSVP. (504) 349-1789. wjmc.org/heart.
  • JUMP ROPE CHALLENGE: 10:45 a.m., West Jefferson Medical Center Auditorium, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. Local personalities challenged to jump as many times as possible in a 2-minute challenge. Prizes offered. (504) 349-1789. wjmc.org/heart.
  • 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.
  • 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. nps.gov/jazz.
  • “COMPLICATED GRIEF”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Laura Mullen reads and signs her book of poetry. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • COLLEGE ESSAY, RESUMES AND INTERVIEW DISCUSSION: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Dr. Carol Langston, director of college guidance at Metairie Park Country Day School, will discuss the importance for pre-college students. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

THURSDAY, FEB. 25

  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans. The New Orleans Moonshiners with Christina Perez perform in this series. $10. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “FALLEN LAND”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Taylor Brown discusses his debut novel about the Civil War with Kent Wascom, author of “Secessia,” about New Orleans during the war. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “NEW ORLEANS — LIFE AND DEATH IN THE BIG EASY” LECTURE: 6:30 p.m., Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. Photographer and author Cheryl Gerber discusses her book for the Save Our Cemeteries lecture series. (504) 525-3377. saveourcemeteries.com.

“LOUISIANA AVIATION — AN EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY IN PHOTOGRAPHS”: 7 P.M., EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY, 4747 W. NAPOLEON AVE., METAIRIE. VINCENT P. CAIRE DISCUSSES HIS NEW BOOK ABOUT THE STATE’S AVIATION HISTORY. (504) 889-8143. JPLIBRARY.NET.

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.
  • 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.
  • ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 409 Aycock St., Arabi. www.visitstbernard.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. (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.