THURSDAY, MAY 28

  • WILDSEEDS BLACK FUTURES FEST: Through Sunday, Ibis Conservation Room, White Buffalo, 1401 Leonidas St., New Orleans. Presented by WILDSEEDS: New Orleans Octavia Butler Emergent Strategy Collective, the weekend of festivities will feature film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, literary readings, and art and music by local artists and musicians. www.blackfuturesfest.strikingly.com.
  • IKEBANA CLASS: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2011 Magazine St., New Orleans. Learn the art of Japanese floral arranging. $22. (504) 235-1558.
  • YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., also 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Benson Cancer Center, Ochsner Medical Center, 1515 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Open to all cancer survivors. (504) 842-3910. ochsner.org/ochsnercancer_institute/healing_yoga.
  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA. www.rareformnola.com.
  • BOWLING FOR CHILDREN’S BUREAU: 5:30 p.m., Fulton Alley, 600 Fulton St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for the bureau’s mental health services. Bowling, food, beer and a cash bar. $50 in advance, $60 door. (504) 208-5569. www.childrensbureaunola.org.
  • RIVER LORE — A CONVERSATION WITH CAPT. “DOC” HAWLEY AND BEN SANDMEL: 6 p.m., Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette St., New Orleans. River pilot and calliope player Hawley is joined by music writer Sandmel for a discussion of life on the river, the folklore, music and culture. (504) 523-4352. www.facebook.com/KnowLA.
  • “OFF THE PAGE”: 6 p.m., Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer present and sign their book about young romance and magic. Tickets required through Octavia Books. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • GET CHECKED — PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE: 6:30 p.m., Rosa Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Part of LSU Health Tiger Talks, discussions on screenings. (504) 596-2600. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • “IN BLOOM”: 7:30 p.m., United Bakery Gallery, 1337 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Jason Kerzinski reads and signs his book. (802) 310-3719.

FRIDAY, MAY 29

  • SYMPHONY BOOK FAIR: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Human Performance Center, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Three-day fundraising effort. $10 until 5 p.m. Friday. Children’s book sale noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. www.symphonyvolunteers.org.
  • A SYMPHONY OF ORCHIDS: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. New Orleans Orchid Society annual three-day show and sale. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, performance by Bamboula 2000, lecture by John Thornton, director of African-American Studies at Boston University. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • MAKE-A-WISH FAMILY BINGO NIGHT: 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, 900 Monroe St., Gretna. Benefit by Elks for children’s foundation. Food, prizes. $5 cards. (504) 281-4528. www.facebook.com/bpoe2496.
  • FILMORAMA: Through June 4, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. Seven-day festival of 19 films, 10 of which are Louisiana premieres. Producers and directors will be on hand for many films. (504) 309-6633. neworleansfilmsociety.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 30

  • PILATES IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m., also Monday 6 p.m. New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. In conjunction with East Jefferson Wellness Center. $5. (504) 658-4106. noma.org.
  • LAKEVIEW FAMILY HEALTH FAIR AND OPEN HOUSE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., East Jefferson General Hospital Lakeview, 7030 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Health screenings, tours, snacks, games and a chance to meet the family physicians. (504) 503-6761. www.ejgh.org.
  • BROMELIAD SHOW AND SALE: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. The River Ridge Bromeliad Society hosts its 10th annual show and sale. Also Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. (504) 467-6415.
  • SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Esplanade Rooms 1 and 2, East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie. Free screenings, no appointment necessary. (504) 454-4454. www.ejgh.org.
  • ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Elks Lodge, 900 Monroe St., Gretna. Fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (504) 281-4528. www.facebook.com/bpoe2496.
  • SYMPHONY BOOK FAIR: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Human Performance Center, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Three-day fundraising effort. Children’s book sale noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. www.symphonyvolunteers.org.
  • “A SYMPHONY OF ORCHIDS” SHOW: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. New Orleans Orchid Society annual three-day show and sale. Exhibit area closed for judging until noon but sales remain open. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.
  • 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.
  • LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S FOR MIDDLE-STAGE CAREGIVERS: 10 a.m. to noon, Magnolia Room, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Education program by the Alzheimer’s Association featuring effective communication strategies and understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior. Registration at 800-272-3900. (504) 613-6505.
  • LIBRARYPALOOZACON: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Beginning of summer reading program with superhero crafts, activities, gaming, cosplay, appearances by Star Wars characters and more. www.jplibrary.net.
  • LIBRARY CON — ALL FANDOMS CONVENTION: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, Madisonville Branch Library, 1123 Main St., Madisonville. Superheroes, comic book authors and artists on hand for summer reading program kickoff. Costumes encouraged. www.sttammanylibrary.org.
  • OYSTER FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Two-day annual event celebrating the bivalve with food, crafts, music and contests. Shucking competition at noon, largest oyster contest in the afternoon. Cooking demonstrations will be throughout the day. (504) 835-6410. www.neworleansoysterfestival.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS HOUSING SUMMIT: Presented by Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance. (504) 821-7072. www.housingnola.org.
  • BICYCLE REPAIR WORKSHOP AND LAFITTE STREET RIDE: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mid-City Market Patio, 401 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Free workshop covers basics of maintenance. Ride begins at 12:30 p.m. RSVP at FOLC-NOLA.org/events. www.facebook.com/events/1062379327111613.
  • SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTIES: Beginning at 11 a.m., all locations of New Orleans Public Library, throughout the metropolitan area. Activities and events at various times to begin summer reading program. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
  • “WALKING NEW ORLEANS”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Barri Bronston signs her book about 30 self-guided walking tours throughout the city. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • EXTRAORDINARY VOLUNTEER AWARDS: 1 p.m., Docville Farm, 5124 E. St. Bernard Hwy., Violet. Community Center of St. Bernard to honor Iray Nabatoff and Dr. Sharon Ober with afternoon of music, food and festivities. (504) 281-2512. www.ccstb.org.
  • WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF NEW ORLEANS MEETING AND DINNER: 6 p.m., Zea Rotisserie and Grill, 1525 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Annual meeting with keynote by Michael W. Magner, “From Kenya to New Orleans: Fighting Corruption Internationally and At Home.” $60 advance, $70 door. www.wacno.org.
  • TASTE AT THE LAKE: 6:30 p.m., West Lakeshore Center, 135 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans. Fundraiser for “Lighting the Way” campaign for lights along New Canal Basin Park. $40 and up. (504) 233-4932. www.tasteatthelake.com.
  • “AFTER THE STORM”: 7:30 p.m., Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Jefferson Chorale presents a concert for the 10th anniversary of Katrina. $12, $8 children and seniors. (504) 738-7446. www.facebook.com/TheJeffersonChorale.

SUNDAY, MAY 31

  • ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Elks Lodge, 900 Monroe St., Gretna. Fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (504) 281-4528. www.facebook.com/bpoe2496.
  • SYMPHONY BOOK FAIR: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Human Performance Center, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Children’s book sale noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. www.symphonyvolunteers.org.
  • OYSTER FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Annual two-day event celebrating the bivalve with food, crafts, music and contests. Oyster-eating contest at 11:45 a.m. Cooking demonstrations will be throughout the day. (504) 835-6410. www.neworleansoysterfestival.org.
  • “A SYMPHONY OF ORCHIDS” SHOW: Noon to 4 p.m., Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. New Orleans Orchid Society annual three-day show and sale. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.
  • SECOND CHANCE SUNDAYS: Noon to 4 p.m., Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Half-off adoption for animals six months and older each Sunday in May. www.la-spca.org/adoptables.
  • BROMELIAD SHOW AND SALE: Noon to 3 p.m. Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. The River Ridge Bromeliad Society concludes its 10th annual show and sale. (504) 467-6415.
  • NOLA CHESS CLUB: Noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free, open to the public. nolachessclub.yolasite.com.
  • RUBBER DUCK DERBY: 4 p.m., Big Lake, City Park, New Orleans. Annual benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank. Top prize $5,000, plus 10 additional prizes. Ducks start at $5, with discounts for multiples. www.duckrace.com/nola.
  • “AFTER THE STORM”: 4 p.m., Harahan Gym, Hickory and 10th Streets, Harahan. Jefferson Chorale presents a concert for the 10th anniversary of Katrina. $12, $8 children and seniors. (504) 738-7446. www.facebook.com/TheJeffersonChorale.
  • BOILIN’ AT THE BREWERY: 4 p.m., Covington Brewhouse, 226 E. Lockwood St., Covington. Covington Heritage Foundation presents crawfish and beer. $40 families, includes membership; $25 individuals; $15 members. (985) 892-1873. www.covingtonheritagefoundation.com.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Tom Sancton Jazz Quartet. (504) 670-2520. www.albinas.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 1

  • “COCKTAIL FOR A CAUSE”: Through June, Ralph’s on the Park, 900 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Portion of “Six-Toed Cat” cocktail benefits the Louisiana SPCA. www.la-spca.org.
  • TAI CHI CLASS: 6 p.m., NOMA Sculpture Garden, City Park, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. East Jefferson Wellness Center classes outside or in the museum. $5. (504) 456-5000. noma.org.
  • “THINGS YOU WON’T SAY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Sarah Pekkanen reads and signs her book about a family in crisis and a marriage on the brink after a tragic shooting. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • CHORAL AUDITIONS FOR CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS: 7 p.m., music room, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Local chapter of Sweet Adelines International women’s chorus. (504) 442-7449 or (985) 898-0951. crescentcitysound.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 2

  • ORGAN AND LABYRINTH AND CANDLELIGHT: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Music director Albinas Prizgintas performs classical to rock to pop on the 5,000-pipe organ. (504) 670-2520. albinas.org.
  • HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS MEETING: 6:15 p.m., Slidell City Council Chamber, 2055 Second St., Slidell. Slidell Police Department hosts opening meeting and allow citizens to ask questions and express concerns to public officials. www.slidellpd.com.
  • “LIVING YES — A HANDBOOK FOR BEING HUMAN”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Psychotherapist Mark Morris discusses his book and the human condition. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

  • 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 free class, participants to bring their own mats. (504) 589-4841. www.nps.gov/jazz.
  • WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lafayette Square, between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street across from Gallier Hall, New Orleans. Twelve-week series put on by Young Leadership Council. Food and beverages for purchase help support the event. (504) 585-1500. wednesdayatthesquare.com.
  • ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICKOFF PARTY: 6:30 p.m., Robert E. Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Singer and raconteur Philip Melancon will be featured at this event to begin the summer reading program for adults. (504) 596-2638. www.neworleanspubliclibary.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

  • 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.
  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA. www.rareformnola.com.
  • POLECON: 5:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Four-day International Pole Convention kicks off with “Cleo’s Rockin’ Welcome to PoleCon” and continues with workshops, classes and performances for pole dancing and fitness enthusiasts. www.poleconvention.com.
  • “RIDING WITH THE BLUE MOTH”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Bill Hancock discusses and signs his book about his cross-country bicycle adventure following the death of his son. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “DIVE-IN MOVIE”: 6:30 p.m., W New Orleans French Quarter, 316 Chartres St., New Orleans. Fashion show, cocktails, throwback tunes before sunset showing of movie (7:45 p.m.). Movie food, beverages available for purchase. Movie complimentary. RSVP. www.wnolarspv@whotels.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. hollygrovemarket.com.
    • 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. www.icdnola.org.

    SATURDAY

    • 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. covington farmersmarket.org.
    • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9762.

    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. gretnafarmers market.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.
    • 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. growdatyouthfarm.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. swapmeetnola.com.
    • 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.

    TUESDAY

    • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway, New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
    • 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 9th Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. sankofanola.org.

    WEDNESDAY

    • 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 Highway 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.