THURSDAY

  • COFFEE AND DONUTS NETWORKING WITH COMMITCHANGE: 10 a.m., The Propeller, 4035 Washington Ave. Jason Nicosia discusses the free fundraising tools available through CommitChange and fundraising for nonprofits. Email jason@commitchange.com. commitchange.com.
  • AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION NETWORKING MEETING: 11:30 a.m., Heritage Grill, 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Call (504) 934-4900
  • “DOLLBABY” AUTHOR READING AND SIGNING: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Laura Lane McNeal discusses and signs her book. Call (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • STORYTIME EVENT: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Children can decorate a pair of dragon wings and listen to David Kirk’s “Oh So Brave Dragon.” Call (504) 455-4929.
  • RIFFTRAX LIVE “SHARKNADO”: 7 p.m., AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan. The stars of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” harpoon the ridiculousness of the movie “Sharknado.” amctheatres.com.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

  • OUTTAKES FILM FESTIVAL: The Old Firehouse, 720 Mandeville St. Presented by the New Orleans Film Society and Shotgun Cinema. shotguncinema.org.
  • SAN FERMIN IN NUEVA ORLEANS: The running of the “bulls” takes place with plastic bat-wielding Big Easy Rollergirls chasing runners. Other events include a wine dinner, festival of pants. nolabulls.com.

FRIDAY

  • STORYTIME EVENT: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Children can hear “Veggies With Wedgies” by Todd H. Doodler, and make their own veggies with wedgies. Call (504) 455-4929.
  • MOONLIGHT HIKE AND SNOW AND ICE WITH THE SHIVER SHACK: 7:45 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway 190, Mandeville. A 2-mile stroll through the site under the moonlight to experience the sights and sounds of the night. After the walk refresh in the Pavilion for snowball treats provided by The Shiver Shack. Bring your own flashlights. Free, members; $5, nonmembers. Call (985) 626-1238.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • CLASSIC AND MUSCLE CAR AUCTION: Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place. Benefit concert with proceeds going to Children’s Hospital, parade of classic cars through the French Quarter and car show at Mardi Gras World float den. Free. Call (504) 264-CARS (2277).

SATURDAY

  • ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 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.
  • MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS AT AUDUBON ZOO: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. Intermediate and advanced instruction. Photograph insects, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, birds, flowers and plants. $195, members; $208, nonmembers. auduboninstitute.org.
  • CHILDREN’S PROGRAM “LOUISIANA THREATENED/ENDANGERED SPECIES” WITH MASTER NATURALIST SHARON GINN AND KERI LANDRY: 10 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway 190, Mandeville. Explore the many hidden treasures at the Northlake Nature Center as you are guided through the diverse ecosystems and hike the trails as you learn about the importance of preserving our environment for our native wildlife species to survive. Free, members; $5, nonmembers. Call (985) 626-1238 or email rue@northlakenature.org.
  • HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES WITH BRUCE SCHULTZ: 10 a.m. to noon, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St. Photographer Bruce Schultz will introduce participants to a variety of 19th century processes including tintypes, ambrotypes, salt prints and cyanotypes. Attendees will have the option to create a personal tintype for an additional cost. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults: $20, members; $25 nonmembers; child: $10, members; $15, nonmembers. Call (504) 539-9608. ogdenmuseum.org.
  • STORYTIME EVENT “THE NUMBERLYS”: 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie; 3 p.m., Barnes and Noble Westbank, 1601 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Reading and activities for children ages 3 to 7. Call (504) 455-4929.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. Held the second Saturday monthly, the market features more than 40 vendors offering an array of creative art, handmade jewelry and crafts, homemade food, vintage clothes and collectibles, used books and flea market finds in a neighborhood setting. Call (504) 269-3982.
  • AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY-LOUISIANA METAIRIE OFFICE OPENING/DAY OF ACTION: 11:30 a.m., Stewart Office Building, 110 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Take part in the phone bank and neighborhood canvassing, while enjoying free jambalaya, lucky dogs and snowballs.
  • “LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY” AUTHOR READING AND SIGNING: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Wilton Barnhardt discusses and signs his book. Call (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • CRAYON BATIK ART: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Dr. Batik is an ancient art medium and methodology used for creating design. Call (504) 596-2641.
  • GRANTWRITING FOR BEGINNERS: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Participants will learn how to find funding opportunities, tools and tips for writing proposals and ways to make a program competitive for repeat funding. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation for completing the workshop. Discounts are available for students, AmeriCorps, and for organizations registering two or more people. $35. email info@thefundingseed.com.
  • ZEPHYRS DISCO RESURRECTION NIGHT: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Dr., Metairie. On July 12, 1979, DJ Steve Dahl invited disco haters to Comiskey Park to blow up disco records and declared it the Death of Disco. Come out on the 35th anniversary to prove disco is alive in New Orleans. Wear your hottest disco attire to receive discounted tickets.
  • NIGHT VISION, A JOURNEY INTO THE DARK: 7:30 p.m., Fairview-Riverside State Park, one mile east of Madisonville on Highway 22 in St. Tammany Parish. Participants will learn how our eyes operate, how we perceive colors, shapes and movement and how this relates to some animal night vision and their adaptations for survival after dark. This evening program is designed for ages 8 through adult. Free with park admission of $2 per person ages 4-61; free, seniors ages 62 and older, and children 3 and younger. Call (985) 792-4652.
  • TRIPLE FEATURES AT KENNER PLANETARIUM: 8 p.m., Kenner Planetarium & MegaDome Cinema, 2020 Fourth St., Kenner. 8 p.m., “Laser X” with alternative rock; 9 p.m., “Laser Metallica” explores hard-hitting heavy metal; 10 p.m., “Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.” $5 per show. Call (504) 468-7231.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • BARCAMPNOLA 7: 9 a.m., Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology at Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave. A yearly “unconference” that brings passionate people together to share what they love with the community. barcampnola.com twitter.com or barcampnola facebook.com.
  • REPTICON NEW ORLEANS REPTILE & EXOTIC ANIMAL EXPO: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. Vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and raffles. $10, adults; $5, children ages 5-12; free, children ages 4 and younger. Call (863) 268-4273.

SUNDAY

  • KAYAKING THE BAYOU WITH MASSEY’S PROFESSIONAL OUTFITTER DAVID WOODARD: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway 190, Mandeville. David will bring all the gear and teach participants the basics of kayaking and then guide several groups throughout the day on a tour of the bayou. Trip is approximately 2 hours long and starts and returns at the Northlake Nature Center’s canoe launch. Free, members; $5, nonmembers. Call (985) 626-1238 or email rue@northlakenature.org.

LIFE DRAWING AT LONGUE VUE: 11 A.M., LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS, 7 BAMBOO ROAD. ARTISTS OF ALL LEVELS ARE INVITED TO A MORNING OF LIFE DRAWING. FREE. LONGUE VUE AND NEW ORLEANS MODEL GUILD MEMBERS; $10, NONMEMBERS. EMAIL JCOHN@LONGUEVUE.COM TO RSVP. $10.

IRISH FAMILY DAY WITH CASA NEW ORLEANS: NOON TO 2 P.M., THE IRISH HOUSE, 1432 ST. CHARLES AVE. CELEBRATE THE CASA VOLUNTEERS THAT SERVE AS ADVOCATES TO KIDS IN FOSTER CARE AND TO FIND OUT ABOUT WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN CASA. CALL (504) 595-6755. CASANEWORLEANS.ORG.

  • FRENCH MARKET ANNUAL BARTENDER AND WAITERS RACE: 4 p.m., Washington Artillery Park across from Jackson Square (700 Decatur St.), ends at Ursulines Avenue near the French Market arch. Waiters check in between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. There will be a brief parade at 3:45 p.m. featuring French costumed characters, a French vintage car and a brass band to clear the way for the racers.
  • DINNER AND A ZOOVIE: 7 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. Screening of “The Lego Movie.” Come with chairs and blankets and bring dinner. Zoo concession venues will be open and food trucks will be onsite. $5; free, children ages 2 and younger.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 18

  • CAC SUMMER ARTS CAMP: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 900 Camp St. Children ages 6-14 will explore books and use them as a point of reference as they express themselves through five art forms: music, visual arts, culinary, theater and dance. $220 per week, nonmembers; $190 per week, members. Call (504) 528-3805.
  • BE A SUPER HERO CAMP: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St. Children ages 5-8 will bring their superheroes to life by making a mask, cape and super gadgets. $190, members; $215, nonmembers. Call (504) 266-2412. lcm.org.
  • SUMMER CAMPS: 9:30 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle. On the Stage The Story of Art: Children ages 5-8 will create a play that dramatizes a fictional series of events that tells the creation story of a work of art. In the Studio Trash Transformation Camp: ages 5-8 will transform found objects into art and other functional objects. Half day: $130, members; $160, nonmembers; full day: $260, members; $320, nonmembers. Call (504) 658-4128.

TUESDAY

  • “ROYAL & ST. LOUIS” BOOK LAUNCH: 1:30 p.m., Omni Royal Orleans, 621 St. Louis St. Event with author Renee Harris Austell followed by a reception. Free.
  • “THE STORIES WE TELL” AUTHOR READING AND SIGNING: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Patti Callahan Henry discusses and signs her book. Call (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • COOKING DEMONSTRATION: 7 p.m., Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Blvd., Metairie. Presentation by Chef Tasheena Butler.

WEDNESDAY

  • NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 5:45 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway 190, Mandeville. A 2 hour walk in the woods and light exercise. Loppers are limited. Free, members; $5, nonmembers. Call (985) 626-1238 or email rue@northlakenature.org.
  • TEMPLE SINAI MOVIE SERIES: 7 p.m., Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave. Screening of “The Angel Levine” (1970). $5 per person, snack will be provided.
  • 2ND ANNUAL AMPLIFY YOUR STYLE FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m., Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave. Spoken word with Lamman Rucker, Host Mr. KoM, Stylist B. and FreeQuency; music by Troy Sawyer and the Elementz; dance by TRIO Collective. Proceeds benefit Milne Inspiration Center. eiffelsociety.com.
  • THE BAR EXAM, A PUB QUIZ BENEFITING SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA LEGAL SERVICES: 6 p.m., The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St. Featuring free food from Liberty Cheesesteaks and Soul Food Kitchen, door prizes and more. $15; $10, current or incoming law students. therustynail.org.