New Orleans Events Calendar, June 25-July 1, 2015 _lowres

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THURSDAY

  • IKEBANA CLASS: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2011 Magazine St., New Orleans. Learn the art of Japanese floral arranging from Alison Scott. $22. (504) 235-1558.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WORKPLACE WELLNESS LUNCHEON: noon, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Monthly gathering to address topics regarding general health and well-being. (504) 569-9070. ashecac.org.
  • 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.
  • RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 3239 Coliseum St., New Orleans. Kay and John Colbert, who are renovating a classic Garden District home with the guidance of Jahncke & Burns Architects. Sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center. $10. (504) 581-7032. prcno.org.
  • PARTY FOR THE COAST NEW ORLEANS STYLE: 6 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana fundraiser, featuring food, Brass-A-Holics, silent auction and more. $30 and up. crcl.org.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. The Symphony Chorus of New Orleans celebrates “New Orleans in Song.” $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “AFTER — THE SILENCE OF THE LOWER 9TH WARD”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Photographer John Rosenthal presents and signs his book, with forward writer Lolis Eric Elie on hand. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “NO FEAR ZEN — DISCOVERING BALANCE IN AN UNBALANCED WORLD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Richard Collins presents and signs his book that focuses on concentration and sitting (shikantaza) as a discipline that can be practiced in everyday life with the dedication of the samurai. (504) 862-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • HELP FREE AN ANGEL BENEFIT: 7 p.m., Bellocq, Hotel Modern, 936 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Food, music, silent auction to benefit Help Free An Angel’s after-school programs for special needs “angels.” $30, $50 couple. helpfreeanangel.org.

FRIDAY

  • 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.
  • CRABFEST LACOMBE: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, John Davis Park, 61100 S. 12th St., Lacombe. The annual three-day salute to the delicious crustacean will feature food, music, a poker run and arts and crafts “under the oaks.” Chairs encouraged. $5 Friday, $10 Saturday and Sunday. (985) 218-9304. crabfestlacombe.com.
  • MIDSUMMER MEMBERSHIP PARTY: 7 p.m., Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The New Orleans Maritime Heritage Foundation fundraiser for exploratory maritime science and technology program for school-aged children, The Tall Ship Experience. Evening includes mini-boat building, raffle and shanty showdown. $10 suggested. (504) 352-8521. thenomhf@gmail.com.
  • DECADENCE SAYS “I DO”: 7 p.m., The Chicory, 610 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Southern Decadence Grand Marshals XLI present the LGBT wedding experience and marketplace with open bar, music and fashions. Proceeds will benefit the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana, Louisiana Equality Foundation and PFLAG Scholarship Fund. $25 and up. decadence.ticketleap.com/decadence-says-i-do.

SATURDAY

  • 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.
  • SUMMER FUN IN THE GARDEN: 9:30 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Hands-on class for toddlers through age 5 in the Discovery Garden. Hearing information will be included. Fee covers one child, one adult. $12, $10 members. (504) 293-4722. longuevue.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS CAT ART AND FILM FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St., New Orleans. All things feline will be displayed, shown and exhibited. Benefits Art for Cat’s Sake, SpayMart and the Louisiana SPCA. $12 advance, $15 door, under 12 free. (504) 368-5191. la-spca.org.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne). The market features arts and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids tent. Free. (504) 523-1465. artsneworleans.org.
  • COMPOST AND SOIL: 10 a.m. to noon, Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park. Lee Rouse presents a workshop on composting. Rouse is the Orleans Parish extension agent of the LSU AgCenter. $10, by advance registration at scapley@nocp.org. (504) 483-9473.
  • 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.
  • FOOD WRITER’S SYMPOSIUM: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., East Jefferson Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Program encourages people to create cookbooks so recipes will not be lost. Speakers will address creating and marketing books. (504) 838-1190. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • AMERICA ROCKS AT LCM: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., New Orleans. Celebrate Independence Day with crafts, picnic foods and a visit from Uncle Sam. $8.50, free for members. (504) 266-2412. lcm.org.
  • “JADEN TOUSSAINT, THE GREATEST — EPISODE 1, THE QUEST FOR SCREEN TIME”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Marti Dumas signs his book about an amazing 5-year-old who actually does know it all. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • CRABFEST LACOMBE: Noon to 10 p.m., also Friday and Sunday, John Davis Park, 61100 S. 12th St., Lacombe. The annual three-day salute to the delicious crustacean will feature food, music, a poker run and arts and crafts “under the oaks.” Chairs encouraged. $5 Friday, $10 Saturday and Sunday. (985) 218-9304. crabfestlacombe.com.
  • AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TOUR: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., departs Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Narrated bus tour explores sites important to pre- and post-colonial African-American history, the Civil Rights movement and jazz heritage. $40 by advance registration. (504) 581-7032. prcno.org.
  • REINVENTING SOUL FOOD: 1 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Chefs Jeff Henderson, Gason Nelson and Syrena Johnson show twists on classic soul food dishes. $25, $20 members, $30 door. (504) 267-7490. sofabinstitute.org.
  • “MILLION DOLLAR ROAD”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Amy Conner signs her book about love and acceptance set in Covington. (985) 626-8884. bn.com.
  • “MAKING RACE IN THE COURTROOM — THE LEGAL CONSTRUCTION OF THREE RACES IN EARLY NEW ORLEANS”: 2 p.m., the Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Kenneth R. Aslakson reads and signs his book in conjunction with the exhibit “Purchased Lives — New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade.” (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.
  • KENNER HISPANIC SUMMERFEST: 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., also Sunday, Laketown, 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Annual celebration of music, food, heritage, crafts and more. (504) 464-0474. khsfest.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.
  • FRERET CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL: 4 p.m., Freret Street Publiq House, 4528 Freret St., New Orleans. Outdoor and indoor market and music festival celebrates culture and spirit of the Islands. $10 and up. freretcarnival.com.
  • SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION AWARDS: 6 p.m., Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. The Collaborative, small business owners for economic equity and parity, sponsor event to recognize businesses and individuals who have made positive impacts. $500 for 10. Youth in Action for the Collaborative c/o Brenda B. Gaines, 7320 Chadbourne Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126.
  • DEACON JOHN’S 75TH BIRTHDAY BASH: 9 p.m., Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Deacon John and the Ivories celebrate the New Orleans legend’s three-quarter century mark. Must be 18 or over. $20. (504) 895-8477. tipitinas.com.

SUNDAY

  • CRABFEST LACOMBE: Noon to 8 p.m., also Friday and Saturday, John Davis Park, 61100 S. 12th St., Lacombe. The annual three-day salute to the delicious crustacean will feature food, music, a poker run and arts and crafts “under the oaks.” Chairs encouraged. $10. (985) 218-9304. www.crabfestlacombe.com.
  • GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR FIFTH AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH: 12:30 p.m., 3419 S. Robertson St., New Orleans. Members, leaders and community officials will break ground on a new 800-seat worship center and meeting facility for the 146-year-old congregation. (504) 891-3591.
  • RECHARGE, REFRESH AND REFUEL EDUCATIONAL EXPO: noon, Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Two-day educational event for beauty industry, including hair, nails, color, product knowledge and branding. $25 and up. eventbrite.com/e/the-educational-expo-tickets-16369718268.
  • TRIDENTINE MASS: 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. The Good Shepherd Parish will offer a Latin or Extraordinary Form of the Mass of the Roman Rite. The Good Shepherd Choir will sing the Gregorian “Missa de Angelis” with Brian Morgan, director of music and principal organist; Phyllis Treigle, soprano soloist; and Bart Folse, chanter. (504) 899-1378. goodshepherdparishnola.com.
  • KENNER HISPANIC SUMMERFEST: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., also Saturday, Laketown, 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Annual celebration of music, food, heritage, crafts and more. (504) 464-0474. khsfest.com.
  • BON BON VIVANT BENEFIT CONCERT FOR BISHOP PERRY CENTER: 3 p.m., Old Ursuline Convent and Museum, 1112 Chartres St., New Orleans. Jeremey Kelley and his band present a concert of jazz, swing and popular music. Donations to benefit the center. (504) 861-9521.
  • PATRIOTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL: 3 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. A star-spangled salute to America and film will be on tap, with music by the Marine Corps Band New Orleans, Ellis Marsalis and Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra. A second line will proceed from the sanctuary to the newly renovated Bishop Polk Hall following the concert for more music, refreshments. (504) 670-2520 or albinas.org.

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. la-spca.org.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. The workshop will examine relationships and economic conditions of 19th century Louisiana in conjunction with “A Louisiana Parlor: Antebellum Taste and Context” which can be used for teacher lesson and curriculum plans. Lunch and tour provided. Registration required. (504) 658-4113. noma.org.
  • RECHARGE, REFRESH AND REFUEL EDUCATIONAL EXPO: 9 a.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Two-day educational event for beauty industry, including hair, nails, color, product knowledge and branding. $25 and up. eventbrite.com/e/the-educational-expo-tickets-16369718268.
  • 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

  • MAGNIFICAT BREAKFAST: 9 a.m., Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Sponsored by Magnificat Metairie, Sr. Judy Gomila, MSC, a native New Orleanian and Marianite speaks about the continued mission of Jesus and how holiness and a sense of humor go hand in hand. Reservations required. $20. (504) 466-2010 or (504) 884-6152.
  • STROKE — EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW: 5 p.m., New Orleans East Hospital, 5620 Read Blvd., New Orleans. Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schilds, neurologist, speaks on the subject. RSVP. noehospital.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.

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., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Longue Vue presents program on insects, with books, crafts and activities. (504) 293-4721. 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. nps.gov/jazz.
  • SIPPIN’ IN THE COURTYARD: 5 p.m., Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Music, food and a cork pull for wine. Portion of proceeds from specialty cocktail benefits Cafe Reconcile. (504) 586-8000. maisondupuy.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. Food and drink vendors will be on hand. wednesdaysonthepoint.com.
  • Thursday, July 2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SPARKS IN THE PARK: 7 p.m., Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive, Covington. Fireworks display, with food and beverage for purchase, face painting for kids. Chairs, picnics encouraged. (985) 892-1873. covla.com.
  • ESSENCE FESTIVAL: 7 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugarbowl Drive, New Orleans. The four-day mega-event kicks off with an evening of entertainment in the dome, featuring comedian Kevin Hart and his “What Now?” tour. $48 and up. essence.com/festival.
  • 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. 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 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). The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids tent. Free. (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.

TUESDAY

  • 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.
  • 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.