- 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.
- 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.
- “INDIE DARLING”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Travis Ian Smith reads and signs his novel about New Orleans schoolteacher and former rocker and proposed band reunion. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “THE SAINTS OF THE LOST AND FOUND”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. T.M. Causey reads and signs her book about a woman who sees lost things. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- “BOY WITH THORN”: 7 p.m., NOCCA, 2600 Chartres St., New Orleans. Rickey Laurentiis reads from his book of poetry for the New Orleans New Writers Literary Festival. Maple Street Books to sell on site. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
- N.O. HOME & GARDEN SHOW: Noon to 8 p.m., also 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; Mercedes Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Join the Home Builders Association of New Orleans at their 61st annual show, featuring hundreds of vendors and seminars on timely topics. $15. neworleanshomeshows.com
- FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art on the spot, “Pierre Joseph Landry: Patriot, Planter, Sculptor” lecture by Katie Hall Burlison, music by Lynn Drury. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
- LENTEN FISH FRY: 5 p.m., Holy Family Parish Center, 155 Holy Family Lane, Luling. Seasonal fish fry by Knights of Columbus Council 9933. $8.
- DRAFTS FOR CRAFTS: 7 p.m., Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp and Magazine streets, New Orleans. Fundraiser to benefit the restoration of the Higgins boat, PT-305. Music, food and after-hours access to the exhibits. $85, $75 members. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
- 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.
- “NEED TO FEED” 5K RUN, EGG HUNT: 8:30 a.m., St. Charles United Methodist Church, 1905 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan. Run/walk, craft fair, fire trucks, storytime and Easter egg hunt. (985) 764-8292. stcharlesumc.com.
- NEW WRITERS LITERARY FESTIVAL: 9 a.m., Lusher Charter School, 5624 Freret St., New Orleans. Daylong slate of master classes with professional writers, artists, readings and seminars for high school students. Pre-registration required. $20. nocca.com/litfest.
- CHARTER SCHOOLS TEACHER FAIR: 9 a.m., Hynes Charter School Gym, 990 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Certified teachers interested in vacancies can apply. (504) 897-6110. gnocollaborative.com.
- SPRING FIESTA FRENCH QUARTER WALKING TOUR: 9 a.m., also 9 a.m. Sunday; 826 St. Ann St., New Orleans. Historic French Quarter celebration continues with this guided tour. Other events, tours throughout the weekend. $15 and up. springfiestanola.com.
- SPRING CRAFT FAIR: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Charles United Methodist Church, 14034 River Road, Destrehan. Activities include run/walk/bike, egg hunt, concessions. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- VOLUNTEER DAY OF SERVICE: 9:30 a.m., Shelter 1, Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans. Friends of Joe W. Brown Memorial Park and Louisiana Nature Center slate a day to help around the park, with snacks and lunch provided. (504) 427-2596. friendsofjoewbrownpark.org.
- NOMA EGG HUNT AND FAMILY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Hunts, petting zoo, spacewalks and more. $12 advance, $15 door, under 2 free. noma.org.
- MUSEUM DAY LIVE: 10 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Event geared to women and girls features exploration of estate and tour of Wild Garden. Free tickets at smithsonianmag.com. (504) 293-4720. longuevue.com.
- ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES MART: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Annual expo of depression glass, pottery, glass, silver, china, jewelry, furniture, linens, ’40s-’60s collectibles and more. Twenty-three local and out-of-state dealers will market their collectibles and depression glassware. $6 both days. (504) 392-5093 or (504) 392-5887. crescentcityglass.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. nationalww2museum.org.
- ARTS FEST: 10 a.m., Professional Learning Center, 12727 U.S. 90, Luling. Free. stcharlesgov.net.
- CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP: 11 a.m., RHINO Contemporary Crafts Gallery, the Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans. “Wacky Face Tote Bags” will be created with found objects and kitchen items. Reservations suggested. $5 for materials. (504) 523-7945. rhinocrafts.com.
- IRISH CHANNEL ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS AND PARADE: noon, St. Mary’s Assumption Church, corner of Constance and Josephine Streets, New Orleans. Annual service followed by parade on new route. irishchannelno.org.
- “EXECUTIVE REACTION”: noon, Barnes and Noble Bookseller, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. C.W. Lemoine signs this and other books in his Spectre Series. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.
- ABITA SPRINGS EARTHFEST: noon, Abita Springs Trailhead Park, 22049 Main St., Abita Springs. Farmers’ market, food, music, green events, Highland games and youth activities. abitapark.com.
- “HARRY AT THE HOP” SPRING GALA: 6:30 p.m., Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for Harry Tompson Center that serves homeless people in the area. Food, music, live and silent auctions. $75, $35 for 30 and under. harrytompsoncenter.org.
- AUDUBON CHARTER SCHOOL SOIREE: 7 p.m., New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. “Back to Broadway” theme for fundraiser with music, the Chorus Girl Project, food, beverage, games and live and silent auctions. $50. (504) 324-7012. auduboncharter.com.
- NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCERS: 8 p.m., Abita Springs Town Hall, 22049 Main St., Abita Springs. Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band provides music. Lessons at 7 p.m. $10, $8 members. (985) 276-0517 or (504) 887-1485. northshorecajundancers.com.
- “WILL WILDER — THE RELIC OF PERILOUS FALLS”: 1 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Raymond Arroyo introduces his young adult book about a 12-year-old with otherworldly gifts. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “AN ENCHANTED EVENING IN THE GARDEN”: 4 p.m., Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, 12 Magnolia Drive, New Orleans. New Orleans Chapter of Jack and Jill of America fundraiser and honoring the late Ann Coxen Mitchell. $65. enchantedevening.bpt.me.
- TIKVAT YISRAEL: 4:30 p.m., Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans. Monthly meeting for Messianic women’s group, with singing, dancing, learning and schmoozing. (504) 738-3119. media.cjfm.org/pub/reps/michelleb/beadle_messianic_fellowship.pdf.
- “THE STATE OF TRANSPORTATION IN S.E. LOUISIANA”: 7 p.m., Dominion Auditorium, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. James Amdal, of the UNO Transportation Institute, and Matthew Hendirckson, of Ride New Orleans, speak on light rail between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the state of the transit system report and other issues in this Orleans Sierra Club presentation. (504) 307-0187.
- CREATIVE INDUSTRIES SUMMIT: 1 p.m., the Chicory, 610 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Three-session gathering on opening day of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week with forum, panel discussion and arts-business pitch. (504) 218-4807. noew.org.
- 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.
- “FAREWELL, ALEPPO — MY FATHER, MY PEOPLE AND THEIR LONG JOURNEY HOME”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Claudette Sutton reads and signs her book about the Jewish community of Aleppo, Syria. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “FAREWELL, ALEPPO — MY FATHER, MY PEOPLE AND THEIR LONG JOURNEY HOME”: 1:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5324 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Claudette Sutton reads and signs her book about the Jewish community of Aleppo, Syria. (504) 897-0143. nojcc.org.
- “LOUISIANA WOMEN — THEIR LIVES AND TIMES, VOLUME 2”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Co-editor Mary Farmer-Kaiser and contributing writers Shannon Frystak, Tania Tetlow and Leslie Gail Parr will read. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
- “SAVE ROOM FOR PIE — FOOD SONGS AND CHEWY RUMINATIONS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Roy Blount Jr. reads and signs his latest comedic look at eating. (504) 899-7323. maplestreetbookshop.com.
- “LOVE LETS US DOWN”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Suzanne Heagy’s story of everyday life colliding with romantic illusions in an aging hotel. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- “THE SAINTS OF LOST THINGS”: 6:45 p.m., Regatta Room, Pontchartrain Yacht Club, 140 Jackson Ave., Mandeville. C. H. Lawler will discuss his first novel. (985) 626-3192. pontyc.org.
- 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.
- GENEALOGY SERIES FOR BEGINNERS: 1 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Sal Serio, American Italian Research Library curator, leads a series on basic research. “Introduction to Family Research and Different Types of Forms Used” is first. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
- ART IN BLOOM PREVIEW PARTY: 6 p.m. patrons, 7 p.m. preview party; New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Annual event to herald the five-day floral showcase in the museum. Food, music and a chance to see the art in advance. $150. (504) 658-4121. noma.org.
- “FORKED — A NEW STANDARD FOR AMERICAN DINING”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Saru Jayaraman reads and signs her insider’s view of the highest- and lowest-scoring restaurants for worker pay and benefits in each sector of the restaurant industry, and with it, a new way of thinking about how and where to eat. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “POPE FRANCIS AND IGNATIUS”: 7 p.m., Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The Rev. Ted Dziak, chaplain, leads the final discussion in the “Year of Mercy” Lenten series. loyno.edu.
- THURSDAY, March 17
- IRISH CHANNEL ST. PATRICK’S DAY BLOCK PARTY: 10 a.m., Annunciation Square Playground, 1522 Chippewa St., New Orleans. Irish celebration to benefit St. Michael’s School. irishchannelno.org.
- “UNITED STATES OF JIHAD — INVESTIGATING AMERICA’S HOMEGROWN TERRORISTS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Peter Bergen discusses his book about Americans who have been indicted or convicted on terrorism charges. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “WHY THE HISTORY OF WOMEN WRITERS MATTERS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Author and professor Anne Boyd Rioux discusses the topic. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
- “WE HAVE RAISED ALL OF YOU — MOTHERHOOD IN THE SOUTH 1750-1835”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Katy Simpson Smith discusses this and her novels. (504) 596-2630. neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
- 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.
- CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1808 Front 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.
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). 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. (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. FOOD, ART, CRAFTS, LIVE MUSIC AND FLEA MARKET FINDS. FRERETMARKET.ORG.
- 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.?
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead, East Lockwood and North New Hampshire streets, Covington. (985) 892-1873.
- GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., St. Charles Plaza, 12715 U.S. 90, Luling. (985) 764-9762. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
- 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.