“BIZ TO BIZ” BREAKFAST AND TRADE FAIR: 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. breakfast, 10:30 a.m. fair, Celestin and Storyville Ballrooms, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce hosts events. (504) 948-0991. norbchamber.org.
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: 12:15 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.
THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Joe Krown Swing Band. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
“UNDER A DARK SUMMER SKY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Vanessa Lafaye reads and signs her debut novel about an impending storm in 1930s Florida. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
“LIFE STORM — HURRICANE KATRINA”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Jennifer Gremillion discusses and signs the first of her planned three books. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
NEW ORLEANS COMMUNITY OUTREACH INAUGURAL BASH: 7 p.m., Café Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Fundraiser with raffle, DJ, prizes and cash bar. $10. neworleansco.org.
EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE: 8 a.m., New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Conference focused on the needs and concerns of people living with HIV, care teams and community health experts. (504) 821-2601 x 209. noaidstaskforce.org/empowerment-conference.
LOUISIANA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, City Park Festival Grounds, 1701 Wisner Blvd., New Orleans. Vendors will purvey more than 50 dishes including crawfish, crab, shrimp, oysters, fish and alligator. The free fest includes music, activities for kids, an art village, cooking demonstrations and fun. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. louisianaseafoodfestival.com.
FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, Music by Cole n Keef, Artful Palate, Author Thomas Beller in Arts & Letters. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
SOUTHERN DECADENCE FLOAT PARADE: 7:30 p.m., Washington Park, 700 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans. Presented by the Knights of Decadence, the parade rolls down Elysian Fields to Decatur Street, right to Canal Street, left on Bourbon Street and ending at Ursulines Street. southerndecadence.net.
PILATES IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m., also Monday 6 p.m. 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.
25 YEARS OF FINTASTIC MEMORIES: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., also Sunday and Monday, Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Giveaways, discounts, second-lines, mermaids and games are just a part of the quarter-century celebration of the aquarium. (504) 565-3033. auduboninstitute.org/aquarium.
SEPTEMBER PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, Pelican Greenhouse, Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive south of I-610 underpass, City Park, New Orleans. (504) 483-9464. neworleanscitypark.com.
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.
FERAL CAT T.N.R.: 10 a.m., Louisiana SCPA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Basics and beyond workshop on trap-neuter-return methods and equipment. (504)762-3306. la-spca.org/tnrclass.
LOUISIANA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., also Sunday, City Park Festival Grounds, 1701 Wisner Blvd., New Orleans. Vendors will purvey more than 50 dishes including crawfish, crab, shrimp, oysters, fish and alligator. The free fest includes music, activities for kids, an art village, cooking demonstrations and fun. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. louisianaseafoodfestival.com.
CHESS CLUB: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. All ages, skill levels invited. Every Saturday through August. (504) 596-2660.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW: 6:30 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. Benefit for Deutches Haus “Murder at the Masquerade” with diners active in participation event. Formal attire. $35 members, $40 in advance, $50 door. (504) 522-8014. deutscheshaus.org.
PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP: 8:30 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Painting workshops each Sunday through Sept. 27 by Peg Usner. Limit 10 to class. $35 single class, $125 all. (504) 293-4724. longuevue.com.
25 YEARS OF FIN-TASTIC MEMORIES: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., also Monday, Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Giveaways, discounts, second-lines, mermaids and games are just a part of the quarter-century celebration of the aquarium. (504) 565-3033. auduboninstitute.org/aquarium.
LOUISIANA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., City Park Festival Grounds, 1701 Wisner Blvd., New Orleans. Vendors will purvey more than 50 dishes including crawfish, crab, shrimp, oysters, fish and alligator. The free fest includes music, activities for kids, an art village, cooking demonstrations and fun. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. louisianaseafoodfestival.com.
SOUTHERN DECADENCE GRAND MARSHAL PARADE: 2 p.m., Decatur and Barracks Streets, French Quarter, New Orleans. Walking parade of annual LGBT festival with grand marshals Steven Mora, Frankie Fierce, Misti Ates, Marsha and Rip Naquin-Delain. southerndecadence.net.
ROCK, RIDE & RESCUE: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Rock ’N’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Benefit for Louisiana SPCA with music, auction, raffles, backsale, bowling and cash bar. $10 (504) 453-3048. la-spca.org/rockriderescue.
RED BEANS AND RICE COOK-OFF: noon to 4 p.m., Torah Academy, 5210 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Kickoff for Kosher cooking competition to benefit the school and the Zachor New Orleans Jewish Endowment Fund. $10, $20 three-plate family. (504) 456-6429. torahacademy.com.
25 YEARS OF FINTASTIC MEMORIES: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Giveaways, discounts, second-lines, mermaids and games are just a part of the quarter-century celebration of the aquarium. (504) 565-3033. auduboninstitute.org/aquarium.
PLESSY SCHOOL FUNDRAISER: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., St. Roch Market, 2381 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Barbecue, punch, arts and crafts and more for benefit of school. facebook.com/strochmarket/events
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., 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.
BABY ARTSPLAY!: 10 a.m., Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3900 Gen. Taylor St., New Orleans. Children 1-3 years 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.
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.
KUNDALINI YOGA: 6 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. Hwy. 190, Mandeville. Bring mat and dress for outdoors. Reservations required. $5 nonmembers. (985) 626-1238. northlakenature.org.
“I WAS A REVOLUTIONARY” AND “MY SUNSHINE AWAY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Andrew Malan Milward and M.O. Walsh discuss their books, respectively. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
“MEN WE REAPED” LECTURE: 6:30 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Author and professor Jesmyn Ward discusses her book about five men she was close to. Part of the Reading Project and this year’s selected work. (504) 865-5728. tulane.edu.
COMBATTING MOSQUITOES STRATEGIES: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Biologist Dinee Devillier discusses mosquito anatomy, disease and control. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
“A TASTE OF CHAOS —THE ART OF LITERARY IMPROVISATION”: 7:30 p.m., Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., New Orleans. Randy Fertel discusses his book at the C.G. Jung Society. $15, $10 students.
WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Visitors can pick up and try on original and reproduction uniforms and more. Free with museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. nationalww2 museum.org.
JAZZ PILATES: Noon to 1 p.m., New Orleans National Historical Park Visitor Center, Dutch Alley, 916 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Stephanie Jordan leads a free class; participants bring their own mats. (504) 589-4841. nps.gov/jazz.
KICKOFF — LIGHTS OUT PARTY: 5:30 p.m., Handsome Willy’s, 218 S. Robertson St., New Orleans. Start for One Book One New Orleans reading event, based on the featured book “New Orleans Boom and Blackout: One Hundred Days in America’s Coolest Hot Spot.” Author Brian Boyles will sign. facebook.com/onebookoneneworleans.
“THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE”: 6 p.m. A documentary about the 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction and alcoholism will be screened, followed by a discussion with director Greg Williams. The film is part of a campaign to focus on “solutions, not problems” and features prominent Americans in recovery. Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave. http:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color//manyfaces1voice.org/
“THE GATES OF EVANGELINE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Hester Young introduces a new series with a book about a visions and the secrets they reveal. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
KATRINA MEMOIR PANEL: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. John Batty leads a panel of authors: Gideon Hodge, Mark Folse, Mikel Schaefer and Michelle Buuck. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us
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.
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 youths. (504) 598-2743. growdatyouthfarm.org.
ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues). The market features art 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.