THURSDAY, MARCH 26
- THE ART OF DESIGN: Also Friday and Saturday, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Three-day convention including workshops and appearances by Tim Gunn. www.arteducators.org/conv15.
- VENETIAN GLASS BEAD TRUNK SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, New Orleans Glassworks and Printmaking Studio, 727 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 529-7277. www.neworleansglassworks.com.
- BIG BOOKSALE: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. The Friends of Jefferson Parish Library hosts semi-annual sale of about 100,000 books. (504) 455-2665. www.friendsofjeffersonlibrary.org.
- HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-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.
- CRIMESTOPPERS AWARDS LUNCHEON: 11 a.m., Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans. Annual event for bestowing honors. $100 up. (504) 837-8477. www.crimestoppersgno.org.
- WORKPLACE WELLNESS LUNCHEON: Noon, Ashé Cultural Arts Cetner, 1712 Oretha C. Hale Blvd., New Orleans. Monthly event to focused on general health and well being. (504) 569-9070. www.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.
- 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.
- 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/ochsner_cancer_institute/healing_yoga.
- LOUISIANA CRAWFISH FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., also 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday; Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, Chalmette. Knights of Columbus Council 5747 annual salute to the mudbugs, with live music, food, rides, crafts, pageants and more. $5 per day except Thursday or $25 one-day pay-one-price armband. www.louisianacrawfishfestival.com.
- “HEATHEN” BOOK EVENT: 5 p.m., Whitney Presentation Room, Thomas Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Poet R. Flowers Rivera reads and signs her latest book of poetry. www.interdisciplinary.loyno.edu/africanstudies.
- EDIBLE BOOK DAY: 5:30 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, #1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Community groups and individuals are invited to bake and decorate cakes inspired by books. All edible books must be “bookish” through the integration of text, literary inspiration or form. Registration required. (504) 658-4117. www.noma.org.
- “SUNDAY PASTA” BOOK EVENT: 6 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Edwin Garrubbo signs, reads and offers tastings from his new cookbook featuring a year of weekly pasta recipes. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
- MOROCCAN ROLL GALA DINNER: 6 p.m., The Arbor Room, Popp Fountain, City Park, 12 Magnolia Drive, New Orleans. Preview dinner and silent auction for Hogs For the Cause benefit. $200. www.hogsforthecause.org.
- ANCIENT WISDOM: 6:30 p.m., Nims Center, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. The Theosophical Society in New Orleans hosts a discussion to examine keys to wisdom. www.theosophical.org.
- “TAI CHI AMERICAN STYLE” BOOK EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Terry Rappold discusses his simple guide to healthy living for those leading busy, fast-paced lives. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us
- AN EDIBLE EVENING: 7 p.m., Dreamkeeper Garden, Langston Hughes Academy, 3519 Trafalgar St., New Orleans. Benefit for Edible Schoolyard New Orleans with music, food and a Late Wave Party after. $60 at door. esynola.org/an-edible-evening-2015.html.
- JOHN WATERS’ “THIS FILTHY WORLD — FILTHIER AND DIRTIER”: 8:30 p.m., Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. Filmmaker and personality John Waters brings his uncensored one-man show celebrating his film career and obsessional tastes. (504) 528-9569. www.thejoytheater.com/tickets/list.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
- TULANE LAW SCHOOL HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m., Marriott Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Induction of newest members of hall. $60. (504) 865-5909. www.tulane.edu.
- “A REASON TO HOPE” LITERARY LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m., St. Charles Room, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Benefit luncheon with authors to rains funds for Alzheimer’s Association. $100, $150 with books. (504) 613-6505. www.alz.org/louisiana.
- HOGS FOR THE CAUSE: 3 p.m. Friday, also 11 a.m. Saturday, City Park Festival Grounds, 1701 Wisner Blvd., New Orleans. Annual benefit to raise funds for patients with brain cancer. Featuring two stages of live music, food and barbecue contest. $20 and up. www.hogsforthecause.org.
- “MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE” BOOK EVENT: 4:30 p.m., Faulker House Books, 624 Pirates Alley, New Orleans. Jonathan Odell signs his book set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi about a town on the verge of change that begins with small things such as friendship. (504) 524-2940. www.facebook.com/pages/faulkner-house-books.
- 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 Daniele Spadavecchia, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” movie in the garden at 7:30 p.m. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
- KENNER ITALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown, 405 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Now celebrating 14 years, this three-day “Festa Italiana” celebrates the rich Italian heritage and customs. Music, food, activities for children and rides will be part of this event. $5 entry. www.italianheritagefestival.com.
- CAMP TIGER BENEFIT AUCTION: 7 p.m., Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. Music, food and drinks benefit LSU Health Science Center’s summer camp for children with special needs. $100. www.lsuhsc.edu/orgs/camptiger.
- RUBARB COMMUNITY BIKE SHOP FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m., The Tigermen’s Den, 3113 Royal St., New Orleans. Benefit for Rusted Up Beyond All Recognition Bikes. $10. www.rubarbike.com.
- AMERICA’S HOMETOWN SWEETS: 8 p.m., Cafe Reconcile, 1631 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Sample the nation’s best chocolates, cookies, candies, cakes, pies and other treats in this kickoff for the FOODFEST. $40. (504) 888-7608. www.nolafoodfest.com.
- NOLA PYRATE WEEK: 7 p.m., New Orleans and surrounding towns. Events promote location and events to highlight local art, music, food and culture, including giving back to community. www.nolapyrateweek.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
- BIG BASS RODEO: 6 a.m., Casino Building, City Park, New Orleans. The oldest freshwater rodeo in the country, this event is a nonprofessional family activity. Entry fee $10 adults, $5 age 12 and under. Also the Boats on the Bayou Division for nonmotorized vessels on Bayou St. John. $15. www.bigbassfishingrodeo.com.
- UNITED WAY OF ST. CHARLES BRIDGE RUN: 6:30 a.m., West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling. 10K and 5K benefit run with food and music after race. www.uwaysc.org/bridge-run.
- YOGA IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m., also Monday evening. 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.
- 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. oldalgiersharvest freshmarket.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.
- BIG TREESY TREE GIVEAWAY AND FRUIT TREE SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Get a free tree to plant and help in the restoration of the city’s trees. (504) 309-2561. www.broadmoorimprovement.com.
- SPRING FIESTA FRENCH QUARTER GUIDED WALKING TOUR III: 9:30 a.m., departs 826 St. Ann St. Vieux Carré tour is led by a licensed guide. $20. springfiesta.com.
- KINDER GARDEN — THE GREEN GRASS GROWS: 9:30 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Toddlers 18 months up to 5 years get hands-on experience with gardening, crafts. $10 members, $12 non-members (covers adult and one child). (504) 293-4722. www.longuevue.com.
- SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA DAYLILY SOCIETY MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Dr. Henry Bradford, of Covington, will discuss hybridizing day lilies. Free. (504) 889-8143. www.ahsregion13.org/contact/selds_club.htm.
- CITY PARK EASTER EGG HUNT: 10 a.m., Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, 7 Victory Ave., New Orleans. Children 8 and younger search for more than 15,000 candy-filled eggs, with special area for toddlers. Cartons for eggs provided. Rides begin at 11 a.m. Gates open at 9 a.m. Tickets available in advance or at the gate. $4 per person. www.neworleanscitypark.com/events/easter-egg-hunt.
- GROWING VEGETABLES: 10 a.m. to noon, Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. In the third installment of “Lessons with Lee,” Lee Rouse, of the LSU AgCenter, offers a practical overview of growing vegetables from seed in the spring garden. $10 by advance registration. (504) 483-9473. www.nocp.org.
- FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-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.
- SHOTGUN HOUSE TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., also Sunday, tour headquarters Nadeau, 2728 Magazine St., New Orleans. The annual Preservation Resource Center’s tour of seven Irish Channel and Garden District homes. $30 (504) 581-7032. www.prcno.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.
- “THE BEIGNET THAT ALMOST GOT AWAY” BOOK EVENT: 10:30 a.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. A live performance with puppets, props and Pat Roig’s picture book about two cockroaches as they chase an beignet through the French Quarter. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
- HOLIDAY SPECIAL AT SOFAB INSTITUTE: 11 a.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1609 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Free admission to museum plus crafts, cannoli making, St. Joseph’s Altar, nonperishable food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. (504) 569-0405. www.southernfood.org.
- FOODFEST STREET FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., also 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, French Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Four blocks of the historic market will features eats from across the country, with portions and prices to provide lots of tasting opportunities. www.nolafoodfest.com.
- NOMA EGG HUNT AND FAMILY FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, #1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Egg hunts, a petting zoo, spacewalks, face painting, craft and activities are part of the day. $10 members, $12 for non-members, $15 door, kids 2 and under free. (504) 658-4100. www.noma.org.
- AMERICA’S FOOD FEST: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., also Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Farmers Market in the French Market, 1100 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Taste America’s most celebrated dishes, all within four blocks of the French Market. (504) 592-3405. www.frenchmarket.org.
- MADE FROM THE MARKET: 11 a.m., Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Dirty Dishes duo Artis and Lesley Turner demonstrate using fresh market supplies. (504) 569-0405. southernfood.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.
- “SOCK SPOT” AUTHOR EVENT: 11:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Neil William Pierson read and sign his book about lost socks and teaches children to pick up after themselves. (504) 455-4929.
- “GIRL POWER MOVEMENT”: Noon to 3 p.m., New Orleans Public Library, 5200 Read Blvd., New Orleans. First of a three sessions for ages 10 and up. Guests include recording artists Kourtney Heart, T3 and comedian “Supa.” www.facebook.com/firstprioritymanagement.
- 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.
“RESURRECTION OF MAGDALENE”: 1 P.M., ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 1712 ORETHA C. HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. DISCUSSION ON THE ROLE OF MARY MAGDALENE FACILITATED BY DR. MARI ZIOLKOWSKI. (504) 569-9070. WWW.ASHECAC.ORG.
“I REMEMBER...” ART EXHIBIT AND WETLANDS FESTIVAL: 1:30 P.M., JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK AND PRESERVE, 6588 BARATARIA BLVD., MARRERO. THE PARK AND THE COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT TASK FORCE WALKING PRESENTS TOURS, PHOTOGRAPHY, MUSIC, BIRDWATCHING, ORAL HISTORIES, EXHIBIT OF WORKS BY PHOTOGRAPHER LANE LEFORT AND PAINTINGS BY MARIAN BRISTER MARTINEZ. (504) 589-2133. WWW.NPS.GOV/JELA.
- UNITED WAY JAMBALAYA COOK-OFF: 3 p.m., Plaquemines Parish Government Complex, 225 F. Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse. Benefit for C.A.R.E. Centers and the YMCA in Plaquemines. Music, food, activities, prizes and more. $8 advance, $10 door. (504) 827-6817. www.unitedwaysela.org.
ART AUCTION FOR SCHOOLS: 3:30 P.M., CAFE INSTANBUL, 2372 ST. CLAUDE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. AUCTION OF PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT WORKS TO BENEFIT MORRIS JEFF AND HOMER A. PLESSY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS, INCLUDING RODRIGUE PRINT OF “WE ARE MARCHING AGAIN.” WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/997885180224806.
REDD LINEN NIGHT — A VISUAL ARTS FUNDRAISER WITH A TWIST: 6 P.M., ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 1724 ORETHA C. HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. ART OPENING WITH PERFORMANCES, DANCING AND FOOD. $35, $15 AGES 7-12. (504) 569-9070. WWW.ASHECAC.ORG.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
- SPRING FIESTA FRENCH QUARTER SELF-GUIDED TOUR II AND IV: 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. respectively, departs 826 St. Ann St., New Orleans. Go inside several Vieux Carre homes on self-guided (II) or guided (IV) tour. $30. springfiesta.com.
- SPRING FIESTA BRUNCH AND HOME TOUR II: 11:30 a.m., Antoine’s Restaurant, 713 St. Louis St., New Orleans. Three-course brunch included with tour of French Quarter homes. Reservations required. $80. springfiesta.com.
- NOLA CHESS CLUB: Noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free, open to the public. nolachessclub.yolasite.com.
- BEIGNET EATING CONEST: 12:30 p.m., French Market, French Quarter, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. The New Orleans Fire Department will field a team to determine which of them can eat the most beignets in the least amount of time. The contest will feature an open competition. Register 15 minutes before the start. www.nolafoodfest.com.
- PALM SUNDAY RABIES VACCINATION: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., fire houses through Orleans Parish. La. SPCA and Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Association sponsor inoculations for cats and dogs. Pets must be on leash or in carriers. $15 cash. www.la-spca.org.
- ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY: 2 p.m., One Eyed Jack’s, 615 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Part of Brooklyn Brewery Mash, the festival celebrates shorts and features from around the country, showcasing local work as well. $5. www.brooklynbewerymash.com.
- “THE RESURRECTION OF KEMET AND OTHER AFRICAN SPIRITUAL SYSTEMS IN THE NEW AGE” LECTURE AND BOOK EVENT: 3 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Author Perry Khepera Kyles signs and lectures as part of The African Diaspora Lecture Series. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
- NICKEL-A-DANCE WITH DAVELL CRAWFORD AND THE CREOLE JAZZ MEN: 4 p.m., The Maison on Frenchmen Street, 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. Weekly concert series during March sponsored by New Orleans Jazz Celebration. nojc.org/nickel.
- TRINITY JAZZ VESPERS: 9 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Vocalist Amanda McCarthy and pianist Hezekiah Brinson perform Ellis Marsalis’ “Crucifixion” in a 30-minute program of music and Scripture. (504) 522-0276. trinityartistseries.com.
MONDAY, MARCH 30
- VOICES NOT FORGOTTEN: 10:30 a.m., also Tuesday, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Performances that deal with the history of the music and dances of the period. $7. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
- 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. Auditions for new members of local chapter of Sweet Adelines International women’s chorus. (504) 442-7449 or (985) 898-0951. crescentcitysound.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 31
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway St., 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.
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, APRIL 1
- 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.
- 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 U.S. 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
- WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lafayette Square, between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street across from Gallier Hall in the CBD, New Orleans. 12-week series put on by Young Leadership Council. Food and beverages for purchase help support the event. (504) 585-1500. wednesdayatthesquare.com.
- “TEMPESTA’S DREAM” BOOK EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Chip Lococo discusses his work about a young singer’s quest for opera stardom and love. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.