New Orleans Events Calendar for Sept. 10-16, 2015 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will be the spot for fun, food and music for Scales & Tales, a benefit for conservation and education programs. Tickets are $75, $65 for members. 8 p.m. Friday, Canal Street at the Mississippi River, (504) 861-5107. auduboninstitute.org.

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THURSDAY

Walk the wetlands: 10 a.m. daily except Monday and Tuesday, Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero (near Crown Point). Explore Louisiana swamp and marsh on a ranger-guided walk. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10. nps.gov/jela.

Battle of New Orleans talk: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.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.

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. rareformnola.com.

Jazz in the park: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Partners & Crime, with Brassaholics. facebook.com/armstrongpark.

Thursdays at twilight concert: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. New Orleans Mystics will play the sounds of Motown. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.

PUBLIC FORUM ON ISLAM: 7 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Presentation on faith and traditions of Islam by the imams of New Orleans. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will provide the welcome.

GOAT IN THE ROAD FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m., New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, 514 Chartres St., New Orleans. Food, games, theater and acrobatic performances highlight this event for the upcoming production of “Uncle Vayna: Quarter Life Crisis,” inspired by Anton Chekhov. $20. goatintheroadproductions.org.

FRIDAY

OPENING OF COURT: 9 a.m., St. Tammany Parish Justice Center, 701 N. Columbia St., Covington. Judges of the 22nd Judicial District (St. Tammany and Washington parishes) open court with reception to follow. (985) 809-5300.

DOWNTOWN NOLA AWARDS: 11 a.m., Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 739 Canal St., New Orleans. Downtown Development District honors projects and businesses. State Treasurer John Kennedy will keynote. $40. downtownnola.com/awards.

FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot. Movies in the Garden series featuring Tim Burton’s films. “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” at sunset. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.

CURTAIN CALL BALL: 7 p.m., Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Inaugural fundraiser with performances and food by Dickie Brennan’s Tableau. Silent auction at 9 p.m. $250 and up. (504) 522-2081. lepetittheatre.com.

SCALES & ALES: 8 p.m., Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans. Food, music and dancing with the fishes (and others). Proceeds benefit aquarium’s conservation efforts and educational programs. $75; $65, members. (504) 861-5107. auduboninstitute.org.

JAZZ AT THE OPERA HOUSE: 8 p.m., Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Lawrence Sieberth Quartet performs original compositions and rarely played selections. $20; $10, students/seniors. marignyoperahouse.org.

BUNNYFEST: 9 p.m., Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Benefit for cartoonist Bunny Matthews with music, raffle and silent auction. $15. (504) 895-8477.

SATURDAY

FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK: 8 a.m., Laketown at Williams Boulevard, Kenner. Annual St. Vincent de Paul benefit. 1-mile walk at 9 a.m., refreshment and entertainment to follow. (504) 835-9932 or (504) 834-9706.

Pilates IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m.; also 6 p.m. Monday. 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.

SCOTS & YACHTS: 9 a.m., New Orleans Yacht Club, 403 N. Roadway St., New Orleans. Half-day benefit for Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program. Customized for new sailors 18 or over to learn how a sailboat works, to crew on a Flying Scot and more. $75 suggested minimum donation. Registration required.

FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING: 9 a.m. to noon plant sale, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1139 Baronne St. Learn all about selecting and growing fall vegetables from Kiki Fontenot of the LSU AgCenter. Free. (504) 620-2224

MUSIC SCHOOL AUDITIONS: 10 a.m., George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Free and open to students 10-17 from throughout the greater metropolitan region. Register online: jazzandheritage.org/events/heritage-school-auditions.

VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m. to noon, also Sept. 26, Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Ave., New Orleans. Tours of warehouse and community kitchen with opportunities to learn about opportunities to help. Reservations required. (504) 734-1322. secondharvest.org.

TEACHER EFFICACY CAMPAIGN TOWN HALL: 10 a.m., Administration Building Auditorium, Xavier University, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans. Education leaders discuss the future of the profession with a community planning session on a direct action strategy. nolateachertownhall.eventbrite.com.

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN — EDIBLE ART: 10:30 a.m. and noon, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Two classes: Edible Arrangements for ages 7-11; Gorgeous Garnishes for ages 12-15. $10; $5, members. (504) 569-0405. sofabinstitute.org/events/kids-in-the-kitchen.

DOWNRIVER FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A celebration of the river and the Lower French Quarter with live music, food, cooking demonstrations, lectures and kids’ activities. At the Old U.S. Mint and the French Market.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA: noon to 4 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Free school supply giveaway, with entertainment, health screenings, speakers and guests. Donation of canned goods for Second Harvest Food Drive is requested. dsefnola.org.

“HENRY HOWARD —Louisiana’s architect”: 1 p.m., 1850 House Museum Store, Lower Pontalba Building, 523 St. Ann St., New Orleans. Photographer Robert S. Brantley will sign copies of his book about the noted designer. (504) 524-9118. louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/1850-house.

Born TO THE BEAT POETRY AND MUSIC: 2 p.m., Morning Call, City Park, 56 Dreyfous Drive, New Orleans. Band The Shiz will perform with poets and writers to celebrate the Beat Generation during National Beat Poetry Festival. (504) 321-1984.

BLUEDOO Party/Walk/Run: 5 p.m., Gibson Quad, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Benefit for prostate cancer research. Participants encouraged to wear blue. Food, beverages, auction, kids’ tent, entertainment. $30; $15, students or party pass. (504) 988-6592. nolabluedoorun.org.

“THE WIND IN THE REEDS — A Storm, A Play, and the city that would not be broken”: 7 p.m., Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. Actor and author Wendell Pierce discusses and signs his book at this ticketed event. Actor and activist Phyllis Montana-Leblanc, who appeared with Pierce in “Treme,” will interview him. Garden District Book Shop selling tickets. $5 and up admission. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCERS: 7 p.m., Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs. Dance lesson followed by dance with Jono & Bayou Deville band. $7 members, $9 nonmembers. (985) 276-0517. northshorecajundancers.com.

“WADING HOME”: 7:30 p.m.; also 3 p.m. Sunday, Roussel Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free local premiere of Katrina-themed opera by Mary Alice Rich based on Rosalyn Story’s novel. The original cast, including Louisiana native Donnie Ray Albert, from the Dallas premiere, will perform with Chalmette High School Voices and Givonna Joseph, founder of OperaCreole. (504) 865-2074. loyno.edu

SUNDAY

“THIS IS YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE”: 3 p.m., Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2445 Fourth St., Slidell. (985) 201-7800.

“WADING HOME”: 3 p.m. Roussel Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free local premiere of Katrina-themed opera by Mary Alice Rich based on Rosalyn Story’s novel. The original cast, including Louisiana native Donnie Ray Albert, from the Dallas premiere, will perform with Chalmette High School Voices and Givonna Joseph, founder of OperaCreole. (504) 865-2074. loyno.edu

“Bike Easy — The Future of Bicycling in New Orleans”: 6:30 p.m., Dominion Auditorium, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Dan Favre, of Bike Easy, will give an overview of the group, safety tips, commuting and more. (504) 307-0187.

PATTON OSWALT: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Comedian, actor and recording artist brings his show to New Orleans. $38 up. (504) 287-0350. mahaliajacksontheater.com.

MONDAY

TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS COOKING CLASS: 11 a.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. In-depth look at creating traditional dishes. $40; $35 members. (504) 267-7490. sofabinstitute.org/events/taste-of-new-orleans-cooking-class.

PLAYGROUND DESIGN DAY: 4 p.m., Belle Chasse YMCA, 8101 La. 23, Belle Chasse. Local children will draw dream playgrounds that will be used as inspiration for an actual design to be built in November. (504) 392-9622. ymcaneworleans.org/bellechasse/

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.

Irish history lecture: 7 p.m., Nunez Auditorium, Nunez Comunity College, 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette. Luke Ahearn, of the Irish Cultural Museum, will discuss “The History of the Irish in New Orleans,” part of the Nunez History Lecture Series. (504) 278-6422. nunez.edu.

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. (601) 550-0983. crescentcitysound.com.

TUESDAY

Flash Career Fair: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. Hospitality industry network event with résumé advice, industry representatives. (504) 566-5098. neworleanscvb.com

BABY ARTSPLAY!: 10 a.m., Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3900 Gen. Taylor St., New Orleans. Children ages 1-3 and caregivers taught to integrate arts into daytime routine. Tuesday through Oct. 6. $10 per class, $45 all five. (504) 523-3525. ya4la.org.

CHILD PASSENGER seat FITTING STATION: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop L, 2600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. Troopers host free check to help parents safely and properly install child seats based on age, height and weight of child. lsp.org.

“OF THE RISING TIDE — A Photo Essay of the vanishing bayou community of isle de jean charles”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Melinda Rose reads and signs her book about the Native American people of this island as they continue life on the island. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“A FREE STATE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Tom Piazza launches his book about a runaway slave, a minstrel show and life in Philadelphia in the 1850s. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR SEMINAR: 7:30 p.m., AARP Community Resource Center, 3502 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Workshop for those 50 and older to make business a legal entity and to protect assets. Seating limited. Registration required. (877) 926-8300.

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.

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. nationalww2 museum.org.

Music at Midday: noon, Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. James Oakes, piano. (504) 862-3214. 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. nps.gov/jazz.

“A SUDDEN LIGHT”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Garth Stein reads and signs his book about a family’s struggle with real and imagined ghosts in the Pacific Northwest. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“fear dat new orleans — a guide to the voodoo, vampires, graveyards and ghosts of the crescent city”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Michael Murphy launches his book about the otherworldly atmosphere of New Orleans. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 17

Walk the wetlands: 10 a.m. daily except Monday and Tuesday, Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero (near Crown Point). Explore Louisiana swamp and marsh on a ranger-guided walk. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10. nps.gov/jela.

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.

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. rareformnola.com.

Jazz in the park: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet with the Treme Brass Band. facebook.com/armstrongpark.

Thursdays at twilight concert: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Lena Prima sings some of her father’s famous tunes. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.

“a free state”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Tom Piazza reads and signs his novel about a runaway slave, a minstrel show and the world of the 1850s. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“The scribe”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Mathew Guinn reads and signs his novel about murder in Atlanta in the 1880s. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

“CREOLE WORLD”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Photographer Richard Sexton presents a slide show of his work. (504) 596-2630. neworleanspubliclibrary.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. 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. covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

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

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.

St. Bernard Seafood & Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 409 Aycock St., Arabi. visitstbernard.com.

ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues). The market features arts and crafts vendors plus food, music and a kids tent. (504) 523-1465. 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. 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 Ave., 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.