- NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM DOCUMENTARY SCREENING “BEACHES OF RED”: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Solomon Victory Theatre at the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. A 40-minute documentary covering the Higgins landing craft during the war. Reception precedes screening. Reservations required. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
- BOWLING FOR CHILDREN’S BUREAU: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Fulton Alley complex, 600 Fulton St. Admission to the event includes an opportunity to watch the tournament and enjoy complimentary food, a featured specialty cocktail and free beer. Cash bar. $50, advance; $60, door. Call (504) 525-2366. www.childrensbureaunola.org.
- THE ROLE OF A LITERARY AGENT: 7 p.m., Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. Pamela Ahearn, a literary agent and founder of the Ahearn Agency, will speak. jplibrary.net.
- OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St. Produce, seafood and more are available for purchase.
- JUNIOR COMMITTEE’S SUMMER PARTY: 5 p.m., Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave. Junior Committee of the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association annual summer party. Beer and wine, appetizers. Call (504) 529-2278, ext. 227 or jrsummerparty2014.eventbrite.com.
- NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM MEET THE VETERAN/LAGNIAPPE LECTURE “BEHIND ENEMY LINES”: 6 p.m., The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. In addition to his combat experience, WWII vet Gerry Jones will discuss his 62-year career as an architectural designer. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229. nationalww2museum.org.
- FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS: 7 p.m., 1628 St. Charles Ave. Eight fights sanctioned by USA Boxing. Seven guest performances, including a beauty contest. $15, advance; free for Loyola University students. Call (504) 895-1859.
- “JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY” SCREENING: 8 p.m., The Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. Outdoor screening. $3, FOC/LMF/NOFS; $6, general admission. thelmf.org.
- MODEL APPRECIATION NIGHT: 11 p.m., Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave. The official after-party for Designer Kano Branon’s Phase 2 showcase. Fashion Week NOLA will be in the house. $20. eiffelsociety.com.
- ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday; noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Highway, Metairie. Orchids and related products for sale. Free. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.
- FAT BOY 5K NEW ORLEANS: 8 a.m., LaSalle Park, 6600 Airline Dr., Metairie. Includes weight divisions for individual participants in the 5K. Get a team together to compete in the Boudreaux Challenge Team Division and win a Golden Boudreaux Award. Also featuring the Little Fat Boy 1/4-mile ramble for the kids www.nolarunning.com
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets. The market features produce, flowers and food. (504) 861-5898.
- GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon., Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. The market features vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
- LAFOURCHE CENTRAL MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Lafourche Central Market Pavilion, 4484 Highway 1, Raceland. Shop fresh, shop local at the Lafourche Central Market with local farmers, fishermen, artisans and more. Open every Saturday. Free. Call (985) 438-1231.
- ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., St. Bernard. The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment and children’s activities. Call (504) 355-4442.
- LIBRARYPALOOZA AT EASTBANK: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Blvd., Metairie. Event for children from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. includes a visit from the Audubon Nature Institute’s Zoomobile as well as various agencies, groups and clubs from the area presenting activities, models, displays, demonstrations and information on a variety of science topics. The library also will provide take-home science story times for toddlers and infants. Teen event will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., “We Are Sparking a Reaction — Ice Cream Sundae Experiment.” Teens are invited to “experiment” with a variety of toppings at the sundae bar and they will be encouraged to sign up for summer reading. Anyone who signs up during the party will win a free book. The teen center also will have crafts, gaming, a photo booth and more. jplibrary.net.
- NOLA GIRLS SPEAK ... I LEARNED FROM THE BEST: 10 a.m., Blue Plate Artist Lofts, 1315 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway. A mother-daughter brunch to discuss fostering strong relationships between mothers and daughters. $20. Call (504) 214-7773.
- ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m., Palmer Park, Palmer Park in the Carrollton section of New Orleans (at South Claiborne and South Carrollton avenues). Live music, food and beverage booths, and a kids’ tent with a creative show and crafts.
- LIBRARYPALOOZA AT WESTBANK: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jane O’Brien Chatelain Westbank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan, Harvey. A medieval festival created by the Barony of Axemoor, Society for Creative Anachronism with special demonstrations including sword fighting and archery, plus medieval crafts and clothing. Face painting and special crafts will be available for children and teens. jplibrary.net.
- HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION FILM SERIES: 10:30 a.m., Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. “Jezebel” screening, the first of seven monthly films. Free. Call (504) 523-4662. www.hnoc.org.
- STORMFEST 2014: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Holy Angels, St. Claude and Gallier. Information, book giveaway, films, live music and make-and-take projects. Sponsored by the Goodchildren Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Free. goodchildren.org.
- BEER OLYMPICS: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., NOLA Brewing, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St. Hosted by NOLA Brewing. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Louisiana. The entry fee is $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. nolabeerolympics.eventbrite.com.
- BIG EASY ROLLERGIRLS MAY DOUBLE HEADER: 5 p.m., UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive. Big Easy Rollergirls AllStars take on the Houston Roller Derby Knockouts. The Big Easy Rollergirls Crescent Wenches will battle Bat City Rebellion. Food trucks outside and a cash bar inside. $10, advance; $15, door. $5, kids ages 7-12; Free, kids 6 and younger. $5, college students with valid school ID. crawfishmambo.com.
- TASTE AT THE LAKE: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., West Lakeshore Center, 135 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Food from local restaurants and caterers, live music and more. $35, general in advance; $100, patron in advance. www.tasteatthelake.com.
- MOVIES IN THE PARK: 8 p.m., Heritage Park, 303 Williams Blvd., Kenner. “Iron Man 3” will be shown on a 25-foot outdoor screen. No pets or outside food or drinks. Concessions will be sold. Free. Call (504) 468-7231.
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- NEW ORLEANS OYSTER FESTIVAL: Woldenberg Riverfront Park, 1 Canal St. Oyster-eating and oyster-shucking contests, food from almost two dozen restaurants, daiquiris, beer, cooking demonstrations, a kids’ tent and more. Free. Call (504) 888-7608. www.neworleansoysterfestival.org.
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- YOGA AT THE CABILDO: 8:30 a.m. Saturday; 7:30 a.m Tuesday and Thursday, Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St. Yoga classes for all experience levels. Call (504) 568-6968.
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- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. The market offers local produce. On Saturday, Chompers BBQ will bring serve a sampling from their menu and The Last Chance Bluegrass Band will play at 9:30. Call (985) 892-1873.
- SWAP MEET NOLA: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Margaret’s, 3525 Bienville St. New animal-friendly, mini-enterprise sponsored by the Humane Society of Louisiana offers items from more than 30 local vendors that range from original artwork, to indigenous plants to handmade organic/vegan soaps, lotions and shampoos. Proceeds from some of the market’s sales will help support the Humane Society humane programs around the state. swapmeetnola.com.
- BOOK SIGNING: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Author and illustrator Kenny Harrison signs the children’s picture books “Hide and Seek Harry at the Beach” and “Hide and Seek Harry Around the House.” Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorwww.maplestreetbookshop.comText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color or (504) 866-4916.
- SWINGIN’ SUNDAYS: 8 p.m., AllWays Lounge and Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave. Free dance lessons at 8 p.m. are followed by a live band at 9 p.m. Call (504) 758-5590.
- ARTIST’S WAY SERIES: 7 p.m., Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Blvd., Metairie. A 12-week series of classes based on Julia Cameron’s classic book, “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity,” will be offered on Monday nights beginning June 2 and ending August 18. The series is free of charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required. jplibrary.net.
- DINOSAURS GALORE CAMP: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St. Children ages 5-8 will dig for dinosaur bones in a sand box, participate in a Dino Scavenger Hunt and create their own fossils. $190, members; $215, nonmembers. Call (504) 266-2412. lcm.org.
- SUMMER CAMPS: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle. In the Studio: Off the Wall camp for children ages 9-12. Participants will work together to create a mural for NOMA’s Courtyard. On the Stage: Tell Your Story summer camp for ages 9-12. Participants will explore different ways of crafting their autobiography through poetry, music, art, and more. $130, members; $160, nonmembers. Full day: $260, members; $320, nonmembers. Call (504) 658-4128.
- BOOK SIGNING: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Nicholas Meis presents and signs the new book he has co-authored, “New Orleans Hurricanes From The Start.” Call (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- SOUTHERN REP CELEBRATES LOUISIANA: 6:30 p.m., Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St. Live and silent auction, dinner, open bar, entertainment. southernrep.com.
- WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with admission. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colornationalww2museum.org.
- ZOOBILATION APPRECIATION PARTY FOR AUDUBON MEMBERS: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. Exclusive access to the Zoo and special events, including live music, keeper chats, animal feedings, exhibit open houses and children’s activities. Zoobilation is open to anyone with a current membership. Zoo visitors can sign up to become a member on the day of the event. Blankets, lawn chairs and wagons are welcome, but no outside food and beverage is allowed. Guest passes will not be honored for this event. auduboninstitute.org or call (504) 861-5105.
- 3RD ANNUAL BLACK & GOLD HOOPS CHARITY CHALLENGE: 6 p.m., Jefferson Playground Gymnasium, 4100 South Drive. Football players from the Black & Gold will play against the police, fire department and the military. Great halftime show, $10,000 shoot out, raffles, silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the Michael “Beer Man” Lewis “Striding For Dreams” Foundation and Get Checked or Check Out Health Foundation. $15, ages 18 and younger; $20, adults.
- READING BETWEEN THE WINES: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave. Local authors will discuss and sign their books. Pearl will offer $5 glasses of wine, and Indochow will provide a food pop-up. Maple Street Book Shop will sell books. Free. fleurdelit.com.