- 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.
- CAR SEAT SAFETY EVENT: 5 p.m., Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department, 14890 River Road, Hahnville. (504) 559-8737.
- BUSINESS MIXER: 5:30 p.m., Compass Point Events, 200 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans. Algiers Economic Development Foundation event. algierseconomic.com.
- THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans. Lena Prima performs songs of her father, Louis and some of her original music. $10. neworleanscitypark.com.
- CARROLLTON COURTHOUSE PRESERVATION PRESENTATION: 6 p.m., Richard Memorial Hall, Room 201, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Student-led presentation on documenting, restoring, preserving and reusing the courthouse, focus of Tulane-LSU Design Partnership. louisianalandmarks.org.
- COMMUNITY CONCERT OF RIVER PARISHES REHEARSAL: 7 p.m., Lakewood Elementary School, 501 E. Heather Drive, Luling. Twice-monthly rehearsals for vocal group. No auditions or previous experience needed. firstname.lastname@example.org. (985) 652-0162.
- “A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Cynthia Nobles discusses her book based on the culinary world of Ignatius Reilly. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
- CAJUN VILLAGE THRIFT SIP AND SHOP: 2 p.m., Cajun Village Thrift Store, 13432 Hwy. 90, Boutte. ARC of St. Charles event with sale including formal wear, furniture and $5 bag sale. (985) 331-8820.
- FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, artist Tim Young discusses his performance project, “100 Novels,” music by DJ Marc Stone. noma.org.
- FAMILY GRAS: 5:30 p.m., also Saturday noon and Sunday; neutral ground across from Lakeside Shopping Center, 3300 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Three days of music, arts and Carnival fun and festivities in Jefferson Parish. Musicians expected Friday include Dr. John and Paris Avenue. familygras.com.
- 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.
- RECYCLED BEAD SALE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arc of Greater New Orleans, 925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie. Sale of recycled and glass beads, plus handmade throws and green throws continues Saturdays through Jan. 30. (504) 837-5105. arcgno.org.
- ARBOR DAY ACTIVITIES VOLUNTEERS: 9 a.m., North Lake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Volunteers needed for replanting and reforesting for Arbor Day events. (985) 626-1238. northlakenature.org.
- GREAT SOUTHERN GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. $10. pontchartraincenter.com.
- KINDER GARDEN — WINTER IN THE GARDEN: 9:30 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Play, learn and grow for kids 18 months to 5 years. $12 per child, $10 members, siblings discounted, $5 extra adults. (504) 293-4722. longuevue.com.
- 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.
- FAMILY GRAS: Noon, Sunday; neutral ground across from Lakeside Shopping Center, 3300 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Three days of music, arts and Carnival fun and festivities in Jefferson Parish. Musicians expected Saturday include Imagination Movers, So Long Storyland, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Monkey’s 50th Anniversary Tour and Andy Grammer. visitjeffersonparish.com/things-do/events/family-gras.
- PAPIER-MÂCHÉ MASK WORKSHOP: noon to 4 p.m., Press Street Gardens, 7 Press St., New Orleans. Workshop by NOCCA alum Jacob Reptile about using contact cement for mask making. Ages 9 to adult, prices vary. eventbrite.com/o/5-press-gallery-8443262997
- COMMUNITY VOICE RALLY: 12:30 p.m., 5909 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Gathering for reopening of Armstrong School. (504) 941-2852. acommunityvoice.com.
- “I’LL HAVE IT MY WAY — TAKING CONTROL OF END OF LIFE DECISIONS, A BOOK ABOUT FREEDOM AND PEACE”: 1:30 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Hattie Bryant reads and signs her new book. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.
- PYGMALION FEST 2016: 10 p.m., Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. After parade party with entertainment, food and beverages. $40 and up. brownpapertickets.com/event/2470399.
- YOGA IN THE GARDEN: 9 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. $5 suggested donation. (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
- GREAT SOUTHERN GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. $10. pontchartraincenter.com.
- KING CAKE FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., registration for fitness challenge and fun run 8 a.m.; Champions Square, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Benefit for babies and children at Ochsner with bakeries and vendors in daylong event. Tasting tickets start at $10. kingcakefestival.org.
- CARNIVAL COSTUME BAZAAR: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Annual sale of masks, accessories, costumes, hats, headdresses and more for Mardi Gras merriment. facebook.com/events/579978918823107.
- FAMILY GRAS: Noon, neutral ground across from Lakeside Shopping Center, 3300 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Three days of music, arts and Carnival fun and festivities in Jefferson Parish. Musicians expected Sunday include Amanda Shaw, Johnny Rivers, Rodney Atkins, the Band Perry and Remedy. visitjeffersonparish.com/things-do/events/family-gras.
- “LEFT TO CHANGE — HURRICANE KATRINA AND THE STORY OF TWO NEW ORLEANS NEIGHBORHOODS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. UNO’s Vern Baxter and Pam Jenkins present and sign their book about two African-American neighborhoods and the storm. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- 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.
- CANDLEMAS: 9 a.m., St. Catherine of Siena Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie. Blessing of candles for Feast of the Presentation of the Lord for parishioners to use in home during troubled times. (504) 835-9343. stcatherineparish.com.
- MARDI GRAS MAMBO BINGO AND LUNCHEON: 9:30 a.m., Pontchartrain Center, 4747 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Children’s Hospital Guild fundraiser with Bob Breck calling the numbers. Reservations required. (504) 896-9373. chnola.org.
- “THE ANIMALS’ SECRET KREWE”: 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Stephanie Bond Hulett reads and signs her new book. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.
- 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.
THURSDAY, FEB. 4
- NURSING CAREER FAIR: 8 a.m. to noon, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Auditorium, 2400 Canal St., New Orleans. Resources specialists will share information about current and upcoming vacancies and how to apply for positions as SLVHCS prepares to open its new center in Mid-City.
- 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. www.hollygrovemarket.com.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mid-City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. www.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.
- CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1808 Front St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. www. camelliacitymarket.org.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873. www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
- GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9762. www.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. www.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. www.growdatyouthfarm.org.
- ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 409 Aycock St., Arabi. www.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. www.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. www.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. www.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. www.freretmarket.org.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway Ave., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
- HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037. www.hollygrovemarket.com.
- SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower 9th Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. www.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.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., French Market Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2621. www.frenchmarket.org.