THURSDAY

  • NEW ORLEANS MAGAZINE HOBNOBBER EVENT: 5:30 p.m., Hotel Modern, 936 St. Charles Ave. Specialty cocktails, beer and wine specials, hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Tivoli & Lee, music and more.
  • FAUBOURG DELACHAISE RENOVATORS’ HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 3527 Tchoupitoulas St. Renovation-in-progress of late 19th century double moved to a new location, hosted by Preservation Resource Center. Light refreshments. $10. Call (504) 636-3399. www.prcno.org.
  • OPEN DATA, THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE OF LIFE SCIENCES WITH JOHN WILBANKS: 5:30 p.m., New Orleans BioInnovation Center, 1441 Canal St. Health 2.0 New Orleans will host special guest speaker John Wilbanks. Attendees will also have an opportunity for networking. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Tickets are free but must be reserved using Eventbrite. eventbrite.com.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

  • RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS BUILT TO AMAZE: 7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Arena. neworleansarena.com.

FRIDAY

  • “FLEURTY GIRL” THINKERELLA LAB: 10 a.m., Fleurty Girl, 3313 Severn Ave., Metairie. Children ages 3-13 will explore science, art and technology and learn about New Orleans architecture, music, wildlife and more. Space is limited.
  • 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. oldalgiersharvestfreshmarket.com.
  • FOOD TRUCK NIGHT WITH EMPANADA INTIFADA: 6 p.m., Faubourg Wines, 2805 St. Claude Ave. Empanada Intifada offers a delectable menu, and the shop provides the wine pairings. Indoor and outdoor seating. Call (504) 342-2217.
  • BOOK SIGNING: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Webb Hubbell signs his book “When Men Betray.” Call (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com
  • BUENA VISTA SOCIAL LATIN NIGHT: 10 p.m., Dragon’s Den, 435 Esplanade Ave. Call (504) 940-5546.

SATURDAY

  • 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.
  • ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING FOR TEENS: 9:30 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Businesswoman Hope Encalade leads a 10-week series that encourages teens in sixth to 12th grades to become entrepreneurs. Continues through Aug. 9. Call (504) 838-1190.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park New Orleans, intersection of South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues. Features between 75 and 135 local and regional artisans, including painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, printmaking, clothing and soap. Entertainment, food and beverages and a kids tent with a show and activities. nola.gov.
  • SCREENING OF THE ELVIS CLASSIC “KING CREOLE”: 10:30 a.m., Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. One of a seven-part film series being held in conjunction with THNOC’s current exhibition “From Cameo to Close-up: Louisiana in Film.” After the screening, photographer Richard Sexton will present a tour of his exhibition “Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere,” beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. Free. Call (504) 523-4662
  • 2014 INTERNET CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL: 11 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art and New Orleans City Park. The festival features three showings of cat videos compiled by Walker Art Center. Tickets are on sale now for video screenings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (tickets are $12). All showings will be in the theater at the museum. The festival continues outside in New Orleans City Park in front of the Sculpture Garden and across from Big Lake. There is no admission charge to the outside festival which will include costume contests, photo contests, feline art, jewelry, face painting, a photo booth area, music by Wes Raymond and the Soul Factory, and food and drinks from Katie’s Restaurant. No outside food or drinks inside the festival grounds. Proceeds benefit SpayMart and Art for Cats Sake. For more information, email catvideo@spaymart.org
  • FESTIVALES: noon to 6 p.m., Barcadia Bar and Grill, 601 Tchoupitoulas St. A 6-hour, 7-stop craft beer tasting tour through the Warehouse District, including 28 unique three-ounce beer samples, T-shirt and tasting passport. Presented by Evamor. $35. Call (504) 483-3152.
  • TAYLOR PARK FESTIVAL: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Taylor Park, 2600 S. Roman St. Music by DJ Captain Charles, free food, music, games, activities, and a 3-on-3 teen basketball tournament. Call (504) 914-3768. nola.gov/fitnolaparks.
  • BIKINI BOOT CAMP WITH SCULPT FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINER, JASON BUTLER: 1 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 La. 190, Mandeville. Space is limited. Reservations required. Free, members, $5, nonmembers. Call (985) 626-1238 or email rue@northlakenature.org.
  • SKULLS, SKINS & SCAT...WHAT ANIMAL IS THAT?!: 2 p.m., Fairview-Riverside State Park, Highway 22, Madisonville. Learn basic classification for mammals, reptiles and birds, comparing the three with bio-facts. The program is free with park admission of $2 per person ages 4-61; free, seniors ages 62 and older and children 3 and younger. Call (985) 792-4652 or (888) 677-3247.
  • BOOK SIGNING: 5 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Laurel St. Alexandra Duncan signs her book “Salvage.” Call (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com
  • BIG EASY ROLLERGIRLS JUNE DOUBLE HEADER: 5 p.m., University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Dr. Big Easy Rollergirls Crescent Wenches take on the Red Stick Roller Derby Capitol Defenders followed by the BERG All-Stars versus the Gainesville Roller Rebels. Food trucks outside and a cash bar inside. $10, advance; $15, door. $5, children ages 7-12 and college students; free, children ages 6 and younger. crawfishmambo.com.
  • PAY IT FOWARD NPHC HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 p.m., Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave. The Greater New Orleans Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council hosts a party with a purpose. Raffle for a 42-inch flat screen TV at the event. Tickets on sale now for $5. Proceeds from the raffle will fund NPHC community service efforts. eiffelsociety.com.
  • CEILI: 7 p.m., The Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave. A traditional Irish gathering of fun, fellowship and laughs. Call (504) 595-6755. theirishhouseneworleans.com.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • SWAP MEET NOLA: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Margaret’s, 3525 Bienville St. Animal-friendly, mini-enterprise sponsored by the Humane Society of Louisiana offering 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.

SATURDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY

  • 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.

SATURDAY AND WEDNESDAY

  • 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. Call (985) 892-1873.

SUNDAY

  • HOUMAS HOUSE PLANTATION PHOTO WORKSHOP: 10:15 a.m., Jackson Square gate by St. Louis Cathedral, 750 Chartres St. Sponsored by American Photo Safari. Photography instruction is given throughout the journey to Houmas House and participants will learn about the history on an official tour led by guides in period dress.

CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL: NOON, FRERET STREET PUBLIQ HOUSE, 4528 FRERET ST. AN ALL DAY EVENT FULL OF LIVE CARIBBEAN/REGGAE MUSIC AND DJS, INCLUDING A FREE OUTDOOR CARIBBEAN MARKET WITH FOOD AND VENDORS. CALL (504) 344-9474. PUBLIQHOUSE.COM.

  • ADULT/SWIM: noon-5 p.m., W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St. Sundays through Aug. 24. DJs, giveaways and food and drink options at the W Hotel’s rooftop pool. $10, free, hotel guests. Ages 21 and older only. Call (504) 525-9444.
  • SOFAB COOKING DEMO: 2 p.m., French Market, corner of Gov. Nicholls Street and French Market Place. Local chefs cook their signature dishes Sundays through November. Sponsored by Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Call (504) 522-2621.
  • SUMMER WINE FESTIVAL: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St. Sponsored by the French American Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast Chapter. Food, desserts, wines, beer and other spirits as well as a silent action. $65; $55 in advance; $45 for FACC-GC members. Call (504) 458-3528. facc-gc.com.
  • SWINGIN’ SUNDAYS: 8 p.m., AllWays Theatre, 1030 Marigny St. Free dance lessons at 8 p.m. are followed by a live band at 9 p.m. Call (504) 758-5590.
  • UPPITY & URBAN FASHION SHOWCASE: 4 p.m., Apres Champagne Lounge, 608 Fulton St. Uppity & Urban will host its Summer Fashion Showcase coupled with the company’s launch party. Live entertainment and hors d’oeuvres. $20, general admission; $40, VIP; $30, door.
  • FEAST V: 5:30 p.m., Good Eggs NOLA, 1746 Tchoupitoulas St. Artists, activists and social entrepreneurs present creative project ideas intended to engage the neighboring community to the diners in attendance. At the end of dinner, everyone votes on his/her favorite proposal and the night’s proceeds go towards making the top project a reality. $25. feastnola.org.
  • DINNER AND A ZOOVIE : 7 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. The movie will be “Despicable Me 2” and a Minion from the movie will be available for photos until 8:30 p.m. There will be a sing-a-long before the movie and a DJ. Guests will be allowed to bring in food and beverages. Food trucks will be on hand and Snack Shack and Haagen Dazs will be open for business. $5; free, children ages two and younger. (504) 212-5335.

MONDAY-THURSDAY, JULY 3

  • STARS AND STRIPES CAMP: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St. Children ages 5-8 will use their senses, their environment, and fun new materials to learn about a new way to look at stars and stripes. $152, members; $177, nonmembers. For more information, contact Grace Connors at gconnors@lcm.org or (504) 266-2412.

MONDAY

  • BOOK SIGNING: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Lisa Howorth signs her book “Flying Shoes.” Call (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

BICYCLING THE BACK TRAILS AND TIPS TO TRAIL RIDING WITH THE BIKE PATH OWNER DAVID MOELLE: 6 P.M., NORTHLAKE NATURE CENTER, 23135 HIGHWAY190, MANDEVILLE. RIDE THROUGH THE BACK TRAILS OF THE NORTHLAKE NATURE CENTER. HELMETS REQUIRED. MOUNTAIN BIKE OR WIDE TIRES RECOMMENDED. SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. FREE, MEMBERS; $5, NONMEMBERS. CALL (985) 626-1238 OR EMAIL RUE@NORTHLAKENATURE.ORG.

WEDNESDAY

  • 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. ddaymuseum.org.
  • THINKERELLA “FROZEN” WORKSHOP: 10 a.m., Little Miss Muffin, 766 Harrison Ave. Bring your little ones to see highly absorbent polymers turn into fake snow before their eyes, make a jumping Olaf and learn about Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion, and construct an elaborate “ice castle” out of marshmallows and toothpicks. All supplies provided, all creations brought home. Each child gets to wear a real lab coat and safety goggles for the duration of the workshop.

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 ST. BOOK SHOP WILL SELL BOOKS. FREE. WWW.FLEURDELIT.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

GARDEN TO GLASS CELEBRATE LOCAL FOODS IN OUR VICTORY GARDEN: 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M., THE VICTORY GARDEN AT THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST. THE MASTER GARDENERS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS, THE AMERICAN SECTOR AND NOLA LOCAVORES CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF EATING LOCALLY. EDUCATION STAFF WILL HIGHLIGHT THE HISTORY OF VICTORY GARDENS AND THE CIVIC-MINDEDNESS OF GARDENING DURING WARTIME AND HOW THAT SPIRIT CAN BE REPLICATED TODAY. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL (504) 528-1944, EXT. 229.

PUB QUIZ: 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M., STAGE DOOR CANTEEN, THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF AN ARRAY OF TOPICS, INCLUDING WORLD WAR II, AT THE MUSEUM’S PUB QUIZ. PLAY ONE ROUND, OR ALL SIX. THE AMERICAN SECTOR RESTAURANT’S HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS WILL BE EXTENDED TO PLAYERS, WHO CAN ALSO ORDER OFF THE RESTAURANT MENU. CALL (504) 528-1944.

ESSENCE WEEK KICKOFF JAM: 9 P.M., HISTORIC CARVER THEATER, 2101 ORLEANS AVE.

ONGOING

  • OTIS HOUSE TOUR AND W.T. JAY SAWMILL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville. Continues through June 28. Attendees learn about the Jay sawmill community on the Tchefuncte River and the way of life in St. Tammany from 1885-1930. Recently discovered photographs of the era are on display. Call (985) 792-4652.