New Orleans Events Calendar for June 4-10, 2015 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Leslie Scarabin dances with Alfredo Castaneda on the Mississippi River levee during 2014 Wednesdays on the Point at the Algiers ferry landing. The 2015 concerts begin this week with the Rebirth Brass Band on the Westbank riverfront at 5:30 p.m. www.wednesdaysonthepoint.com.

THURSDAY

  • 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.
  • LONGUE VUE AFTER HOURS: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Lane, New Orleans. Summer family fun with kids splashing between the sprinklers, examining bugs and refreshments. $8 nonmembers. (504) 293-4726. www.longuevue.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.
  • DUAL ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP LECTURE: 6 p.m., American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Honorary Italian Consulate Arnaldo Partessotti discusses rules for obtaining dual citizenship. $10, free for members. (504) 522-7294. www.americanitalianculturalcenter.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.
  • ALGIERS POINT ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 7 p.m., Meade Hall, Mt. Olivet Episcopal Church, Pelican and Olivier Streets, New Orleans. Hurricane preparedness on the Point will be the subject of the June meeting. www.algierspoint.org.

FRIDAY

  • FÊTE DES CHAPEAUX LUNCHEON: 12:30 p.m., Twelfth Nigh Ballroom, Antoine’s Restaurant, 713 St. Louis St., New Orleans. Fashion Group International celebrates the original event from 1948 with lunch, door prizes and hats. $85, $70 members. RSVP fashiongroupneworleans@gmail.com.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • BRIGHT AND TIGHT NIGHT: 7 p.m., Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Ave., Jefferson. Fundraiser for InterACT NOLA, a theatrical company inclusive of people with and without disabilities supported by Arc of Greater New Orleans. Food, refreshments and music, plus the MuffAlottas Dance Troupe and the InterACT NOLA members. $20. (504) 837-5140. www.facebook.com/interactnola.
  • JULEPS IN JUNE: 7:30 p.m. patrons party with juleps, 8:30 p.m. buffet dinner, Roddy Residence, 26 Audubon Place, New Orleans. Fundraising event for The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society’s teenage and adult literacy projects and services and a salute to honoree authors Brian Boyles, Dr. Nia Terezakis and Patty Friendmann. Summer cocktail and suits requested. $150, $75 under 40.(504) 524-2940 or email faulkhouse@aol.com.
  • JUNE UNDER THE MOON: 7:30 p.m., Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Park, New Orleans. All rides and beer for one price. Food for purchase. Saturday is the rain day. Age 21 and older only. $30. (504) 482-4888. www.neworleanscitypark.org/events.
  • WHITE LINEN & PEARLS: 10 p.m., Labor Union Hall, 400 Soniat St., New Orleans. The National Pan-Hellenic Council Greater New Orleans Chapter kicks off summer with all-white-attire event. Food and music, with proceeds to help fund community service efforts. $20. www.eventbrite.com/e/white-linen-pearls-tickets-16126298192?aff=SRCH

SATURDAY

  • LOUISIANA TOUR DE CURE: 6:30 a.m., Tammany Trace, 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville. Benefit bicycle ride for American Diabetes Association. Five different distances. Minimum of $200 to ride. Registration $25. (888) 642-2383 x 6075. www.diabetesorg.com.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NOLA TIME FEST III: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner. Two-day convention of all things “Dr. Who,” with panels, contests, screenings and more. Presented by Krewe du Who and the Consortium of Genius. $25 in advance. www.nolatimefest.com.
  • ANNUAL DOUGLAS REDD CULTURAL SUMMIT: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1724 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Networking and organizing event to stimulate workforce development, capacity building and professional development for artists and organizations. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
  • TERMITE SCHOOL: 10:30 a.m., Garden Study Center, Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. LSU AgCenter Horticulture Extension Associate Chris Dunaway discusses the biology of the termite, swarming season, inspecting for infestation and current measures. $10, by advance registration. (504) 483-9473. www.neworleanscitypark.org.
  • HOUSING SUMMIT: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., A.L. David Park, 2600 LaSalle St., New Orleans. Rescheduled, the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance launches the HousingNOLA planning process with opportunities for community input. Family-friendly activities planned, food and refreshments provided. (504) 821-7227. www.gnoha.org.
  • LOUISIANA CAJUN-ZYDECO FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents a free two-day lineup of music, food and arts. (504) 558-8100. www.jazzandheritage.org/cajun-zydeco
  • CULINARY LOCAL WHODAT DINE AROUND FOOD TOUR ON ORETHA CASTLE HALEY BOULEVARD: noon to 3 p.m., begins at Primitivo, 1800 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Part of the “Eat Local Challenge,” with six food and four cocktail stops. $65. (504) 484-9135. www.destination-kitchen.com.
  • “MILLION DOLLAR ROAD”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Amy Conner discusses and signs her Louisiana novel of a young woman yearning for a better existence and the secret longings that will change the lives of those around her. (504) 455-4929. www.barnesandnoble.com.
  • PARADE OF HOMES: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., various locations throughout the greater metropolitan area. The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans showcases 18 homes open to the public, including the St. Jude Dream Home to be raffled Sunday, June 28. Guidebooks are available at each home. www.hbagno.org.
  • ESSENCE NOW PLAYING TOUR: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., 2701 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner. Mini music festival hosted by Sommore with Luke James. Old phones will be collected for Hopeline domestic violence program. (504) 467-2017. www.verizonnowplaying.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL: 4 p.m., Champions Square, LaSalle Street at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. Showcase for craft beers, with two-ounce samples of more than 150 beers. $40 and up, $20 designated driver. www.neworleansinternationalbeerfest.com.
  • “PACK THE PARK”: 6 p.m., Zephyr Stadium, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation offers $5 vouchers for two to Zephyrs/Nashville game. (504) 836-2205. www.saveourlake.org.
  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT: 6 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Former two-division world champion Dan Henderson battles Tim Boetsch in middleweight, heavyweights Matt Mitrione and Ben Rothwell collide, plus, Louisiana’s own Dustin Poirier meets Yancy Medeiros. $50 and up. (504) 587-3822. www.smoothiekingcenter.com.
  • SUGAR BOWL CRESCENT CITY CONNECTION RUN: 7 p.m., West Jefferson Fitness Center, 175 Hector Ave., Terrytown. Number handout and registration begins at 5 p.m., crosses the river on the HOV lanes of the downriver span, and ends near the Port of New Orleans Administration Building, 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, for post-race party. $30 in advance, $35 on the day. www.ccc10k.com.
  • MAX ’65 REUNION BANQUET/DANCE: 7 p.m. McCaffrey Ballroom, Xavier University Center, Drexel Drive and Broadway Street, New Orleans. The 1965 graduating classes of St. Mary’s Academy, St. Augustine and Xavier Prep Schools are gathering to celebrate their golden anniversary. $100. www.staugpurpleknights65.com.
  • SUMMER WINE FESTIVAL: 8 p.m., The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans. A celebration of wines with “six” appeal, sponsored by the French American Chamber of Commerce - Gulf Coast, with food and music. 1960s attire requested. $55.(504) 458-3528. www.facc-gc.com.

SUNDAY

  • NOLA TIME FEST III: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner. Two-day convention of all things “Dr. Who,” with panels, contests, screenings and more. Presented by Krewe du Who and the Consortium of Genius. $25 in advance. www.nolatimefest.com.
  • PUPPY SOCIAL: 10:30 a.m., Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie. For puppies less than 24 weeks old with up-to-date vaccines and proof. Play with other pups and people under supervision of a trainer. Registration encouraged. $10. www.la-spca.org.
  • LOUISIANA CAJUN-ZYDECO FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents a free two-day lineup of music, food and arts. (504) 558-8100. www.jazzandheritage.org/cajun-zydeco
  • PARADE OF HOMES: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., various locations throughout the greater metropolitan area. The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans showcases 18 homes open to the public, including the St. Jude Dream Home to be raffled Sunday, June 28. Guidebooks are available at each home. www.hbagno.org.
  • FRANCIS T. NICHOLLS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 “SIXTIES CELEBRATION”: 2 p.m., Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell. Fifty-year reunion for class, with other classes invited, featuring Flip Side. $50. www.nichollshi65.com.

MONDAY

  • “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.
  • WWE RAW: 5:30 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Six-man tag team main event with John Cena, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins, Kane and Kevin Owens. $20 and up. (504) 587-3822. www.smoothiekingcenter.com.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • “WINGS OVER NEW ORLEANS”: 6:30 p.m., Cita Dennis Hubbel Library, 725 Pelican Ave., New Orleans. John Taylor discusses and signs his book about Paul and Linda McCartney’s stay in New Orleans during the recording of the Wings’ album “Venus and Mars.” (504) 366-0657. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
  • 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.
  • “IN THE WAKE OF THE FLAGSHIP”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Fredrick Barton discusses and signs his satire chronicling one man’s battle against bureaucracy and corruption. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

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. nationalww2museum.org.
  • LONGUE VUE VISITS THE LIBRARY: 10:30 a.m., Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Insect program, with reading, craft and singalong. (504) 293-4721. www.longuevue.com.
  • 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.
  • WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT: 5:30 p.m., Algiers Ferry Landing, 200 Morgan St., New Orleans. Live music during eight-week summer concert series. Rebirth Brass Band to open. Food and drink vendors will be on hand. www.wednesdaysonthepoint.com.
  • “HENRY HOWARD — LOUISIANA’S ARCHITECT”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Robert S. Brantley discusses and signs his book about this 19th Century architect. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • FRENCH MARKET SUMMER HARVEST GALA: 6:30 p.m., French Market Pavilion, N. Peters and Barracks Streets, New Orleans. Celebrate the opening of tomato season and a kickoff for the Creole Tomato Festival with cocktails and family-style food prepared by top chefs. Proceeds benefit the weekly farmers’ markets. $150. (504) 522-2621. www.frenchmarket.org.
  • “A BIG EASY CHILDHOOD”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Guy Lyman discusses and signs his memories about growing up in the Crescent City. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

THURSDAY, JUNE 11

  • DINE OUT 4 PAWS: Varied meals at restaurants throughout the metropolitan area will be donating 20 percent of their proceeds to the Louisiana SPCA. More than 40 restaurants are included. www.la-spca.org/dineout.
  • 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.
  • TASTE OF ST. CHARLES AVENUE FOOD TOUR: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Five tasting stops along the historic avenue, part of the “Eat Local Challenge.” $75. (855) 353-6634. www.destination-kitchen.com.
  • FESTIGALS: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., registration at J.W. Marriott, 614 Canal St., New Orleans. Four days of festivities centered on women, including an Empowerment day, private parties, Stiletto Stroll and the Bodacious Bras for a Cause Luncheon and Auction of decorated foundation garments. Packages start at $340. www.festigals.org.
  • 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.
  • RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR ON ST. CHARLES AVE.: 5:30 p.m., 5010 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The Preservation Resource Center hosts a tour and talk on renovation of a 1910 Tudor Revival mansion. Light refreshments provided. $10. (504) 581-7032. www.prcno.org.
  • PFLAG NEW ORLEANS MEETING: 7:30 p.m., Central St. Matthew United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Monthly support group meeting for allies and members of the LGBT community. (504) 862-5912. www.pflagno.org.
  • MORRISSEY: 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. British singer-songwriter Morrissey kicks off his U.S. tour. $39.50 and up. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.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. covingtonfarmersmarket.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. 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. 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.