THURSDAY

  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. daily, Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.
  • CONTEMPORARY DESIGN IN HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS: 6 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Dr. Eugene Cizek, professor emeritus of architecture and preservation studies at Tulane, discusses the topic, including successful projects. $5, members free. (504) 581-7032. prcno.org.

FRIDAY

  • “DOING THE DEVIL’S WORK”: 6:30 p.m., Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, 631 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Bill Loehfelm launches his third book in the Maureen Coughlin series with a “Clue”-themed mystery party. (504) 985-5536. tubbyandcoos.com.

NEW ORLEANS TANGO FESTIVAL: OPENS AT 7 P.M., ASTOR CROWNE PLAZA, CANAL AND BOURBON STREETS. ALSO FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCES, LESSONS. TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORNOLATANGOFESTIVAL.COM/

“THE STORY OF FRENCH NEW ORLEANS —HISTORY OF A CREOLE CITY”: 7 P.M., NIX LIBRARY, 1401 S. CARROLLTON AVE., NEW ORLEANS. DR. DIANNE GEUNIN-LELLE DISCUSSES HER BOOK ABOUT NEW ORLEANS HISTORY. (504) 596-2630. NEWORLEANSPUBLICLIBRARY.COM. FRIDAY

FOLKLIFE FOODWAYS WALK: 1 P.M., FRENCH QUARTER VISITORS CENTER, JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK AND PRESERVE, 419 DECATUR ST., NEW ORLEANS. TOUR WITH AN EMPHASIS ON AREA CUISINE. RSVP REQUIRED. (504) 589-3882, EXT. 227. NPS.GOV/JELA.

  • TALES AND ALES FOR HOME SALES: 4 p.m., 5164 Wildair Drive, New Orleans. Block party and open house for five newly constructed homes by Project Homecoming. Food and drink purchases benefit the project. projecthomecoming.net.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Photographer Del Hall is going by geographer Richard Campanella, music by Alexandra Scott. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • LOUISIANA CATFISH FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church, 17324 La. 631, Des Allemands. Food, music, rides and more are featured at this festival in the “catfish capital of the universe.” (985) 758-7591. louisianacatfishfestival.com.

FAVORITE FATHERS CELEBRATION: 6 P.M., ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CETNER, 1712 O. C. HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. ASHÉ AND NEW ORLEANS FATHERHOOD CORSORTIUM SPONSOR EVEN TO SALUTE DADS. $10. ASHECAC.ORG.

  • NEW ORLEANS PRIDE: 8 p.m., also events Saturday and Sunday, various locations the French Quarter, New Orleans. Concerts, dances, parade and block parties packed the weekend of celebration for the LGBTQ community. Some events require tickets. prideneworleans.com.

SATURDAY

  • LOUISIANA BICYCLE FESTIVAL: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Abita Springs historic district. Group bike ride, vendors, food.

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.

BISCUITS AND BLESSINGS II: 8:30 A.M., PICCADILLY’S, 2222 CLEARVIEW PARKWAY, METAIRIE. THE NEW ORLEANS SECTION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN SPONSOR A PRESENTATION ON WOMEN’S HEALTH, PERSONAL FINANCE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT. $15. TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORBROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/2543700?REF=349591

LIVING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE: 9 A.M., CREVASSE 22 | RIVER HOUSE, 8122 SARO LANE, POYDRAS. FIRST OF A SERIES OF BRAINSTORMING CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN CITIZENS AND DESIGNERS, AND UNVEILING THE INSTALLATION OF THE MODGUN HOUSE BY ROBERT TANNEN. (504) 218-4807. CANO-LA.ORG.

HEALTH SCREENINGS, MEDICAID INFO: 9 A.M.-2 P.M., DRYADES YMCA, 2220 ORETHA CASTLE HALEY BLVD. BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR SCREENINGS, HEART HEALTH ASSESSMENTS, NUTRITION AND EXERCISE WORKSHOPS PRESENTED BY AMERIHEALTH CARITAS. INFORMATION ABOUT LOUISIANA’S MEDICAID EXPANSION, INCLUDING HOW TO APPLY FOR COVERAGE, WILL BE AVAILABLE. (215) 863-5458 OR (TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR215) 356-7963.

  • REGENCY HOME ECONOMICS: 9 a.m., Chalmette Battlefield of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Rangers and living history volunteers explain basic household skills from the War of 1812 era. Must be 16 and older. RSVP required. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.

BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH SOCIAL CAPITAL SEMINAR: 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M., LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, 411 S. PRIEUR ST., NEW ORLEANS. CONTENT IS GEARED TOWARDS PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL AS FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO PROVIDE SERVICES TO PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS. (504) 888-9111. FHFJEFFERSON.ORG.

OWN THE CRESCENT FAIR: 10 A.M., SOJOURNER TRUTH NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, 2200 LAFITTE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. GREATER NEW ORLEANS HOUSING ALLIANCE SPONSORS EVENT TO ENCOURAGE HOME OWNERSHIP. GHOHA.ORG.

  • ROOTS REGGAE CULTURAL FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., also Sunday; Tad Gormley Stadium, 5400 Stadium Drive, City Park, New Orleans. First music, food and experience festival. $45 and up. rrcfest.com.
  • PICNIC IN THE PARK: Noon, French Quarter Visitors Center courtyard, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 419 Decatur St., New Orleans. Bring lunch and celebrate National Picnic Day, plus a ranger’s talk about the role of courtyards. nps.gov/jela.

TURBODOG DAYS OF SUMMER: NOON TO 4 P.M., ABITA BREWING CO. BEER GARDEN, 21084 LA. 36, COVINGTON. PORTION OF PROCEEDS BENEFIT LA/SPCA. LA-SPCA.ORG/EVENTS.

  • IN THE SOFAB KITCHEN WITH AIMEE BROUSSARD: Noon, Rouse’s Culinary Innovation Center, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The baker, blogger and author demonstrates from her new book “Picnics, Potlucks & Porch Parties: Recipes & Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining.” natfab.org/events/
  • “THE SECRET OF THE OTHER MOTHER — A CHARLOTTE READE MYSTERY”: 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Laura Cayouette signs her book about family secrets and history set in New Orleans. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“DARK BAYOU — INFAMOUS LOUISIANA HOMICIDES”: 1 P.M., BARNES AND NOBLE, 3721 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD., METAIRIE. ALAN GAUTHREAUX AND DARYL HIPPENSTEEL SIGN THEIR NEW BOOK ABOUT BAYOU STATE MURDERS. (504) 455-4929. BARNESANDNOBLE.COM.

“KEVIN BELTON’S BIG FLAVORS IN NEW ORLEANS”: 3 P.M., BARNES AND NOBLE, 3721 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD., METAIRIE. THE LOCAL CHEF AND WYES SERIES STAR SIGNS HIS NEW COOKBOOK (504) 455-4929. BARNESANDNOBLE.COM.

IN THE SOFAB KITCHEN WITH FATHER BILL MILLER : 3 P.M., ROUSES CULINARY INNOVATION CENTER, SOUTHERN FOOD AND BEVERAGE MUSEUM, 1504 O.C. HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. MILLER AND GREG REGGIO OF ZEA’S PRESENT TASTINGS OF THE RESTAURANTS HANDCRAFTED BEERS AND DISCUSS HIS BOOK, “THE BEER DRINKER’S GUIDE TO GOD: THE WHOLE AND HOLY TRUTH ABOUT LAGER, LOVING AND LIVING.” NATFAB.ORG/EVENTS/

  • SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES DANCE: 8 p.m., St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. $15. (985) 285-8174 or (985) 285-4662.

SUNDAY

  • FATHER’S DAY CONCERT AND FAMILY CELEBRATION: 1 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Fathers admitted free, with live music by Fathers and Sons of the New Millennium. audubonnatureinstitute.org.
  • USA DANCE: 2 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Lesson taught at 1:30 p.m. $12, $10 members, $5 students. (504) 607-1042 or (504) 258-2220.

MONDAY

  • 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.

TUESDAY

  • PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Slidell City Council Chambers, 2045 Second St., Slidell. Slidell Police Department hosts open session as part of onsite assessment for national re-accreditation. (985) 646-6125. slidellpd.com.
  • MEDITATION SEMINAR: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Psychologist and hypnotherapist Rick Landry discusses benefits of meditation. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
  • “FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL RETIREMENT”: 7 p.m., also June 28; West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Course for planning or those already retired. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

WEDNESDAY

  • DOING BUSINESS IN CUBA SUMMIT: 9 p.m., Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Louisiana Alliance for Cuba hosts day-long gathering for information with local and Cuban officials, businesspeople. (225) 376-3626. louisianaalliance.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.
  • GENEALOGY SERIES FOR BEGINNERS: 1 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Sal Serio, American Italian Research Library curator, leads a series on basic research. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
  • ST. JOHN’S EVE VOODOO RITUAL: 6 p.m., International House New Orleans, 221 Camp St., New Orleans. Summer solstice celebration in white attire with 150 ceremony started by voodoo queen Marie Laveau. RSVP. ihhotel.com/rituals-and-events/st-john-s-eve
  • ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASS: 6:30 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Alessandro Steinhaus, director of Language and Cultural Programs at the American-Italian Cultural Center, will lead Wednesdays through June 29. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
  • “WRITING THE MEMOIR”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Reine Dugas leads session on penning the autobigraphy. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

JUNE 23

  • “BLOOD EAGLE”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Adam Crittenden reads and signs his book of poetry. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

EAT LOCAL DINNER: 7 P.M., GROWING LOCAL NOLA FARM SITE, 1750 CARONDELET ST., NEW ORLEANS. MEAL FEATURING PRODUCE AND PRODUCTS FROM WITHIN 200 MILES OF THE PLATE. $40, $35 EAT LOCAL CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS. SQUAREUP.COM/STORE/GROWING-LOCAL-NOLA

“FEAR DAT NEW ORLEANS” AND “EAT DAT NEW ORLEANS”: 7 P.M., EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY, 4747 W. NAPOLEON AVE., METAIRIE. MICHAEL MURPHY DISCUSSES FOOD AND VOODOO. (504) 889-8143. JPLIBARY.NET.

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 buy 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, Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1808 Front 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. 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. 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. growdatyouthfarm.org.
  • MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m., 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Vendors, live music, prepared foods. (985) 845-4515. mandevilletrailheadmarket.com.
  • ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 409 Aycock St., Arabi. 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. 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. (504) 269-3982.
  • 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. 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, East Lockwood and North New Hampshire streets, Covington. (985) 892-1873.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., St. Charles Plaza, 12715 U.S. 90, Luling. (985) 764-9762. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
  • 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.

AROUND THE STATE

  • Thursday, June 23, to Saturday, June 25
  • BEAUREGARD WATERMELON FESTIVAL: Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds, DeRidder. Live entertainment, food, pageants, children’s activities and watermelons are the hallmarks of this west Louisiana festival. beauregardwatermelonfestival.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, TO SATURDAY, JUNE 25

  • LE FESTIVAL DE LA VIANDE BOUCANÉE DE LA LOUISIANE: Ville Platte. This festival showcases local smoked meats including sausage, tasso, pounce bourée, deer, pig, rabbit and fish. Music runs all both days, and arts and crafts booths and beauty pageants are slated. lasmokedmeatfestival.com.
  • LOUISIANA PEACH FESTIVAL: Dowtown Ruston. Festival celebrates the north Louisiana peach crop, with contests, carnival rides, art exhibits, pageants, food, music and more. $15 weekend pass. louisianapeachfestival.org.