- FREEDOM RIDES EXHIBIT: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 30, Law Library, Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., New Orleans. Display on riders and PBS history series “American Experience.” (504) 310-2400. lasc.org.
- NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL: Various times and locations throughout the metro area, festival headquarters Contemporary Arts Center Atrium, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Panels, parties and picture shows celebrate filmmaking in and for New Orleans. Packages start at $55 and up. neworleansfilmfestival.org.
- NOCCA ARTS COLLEGE FAIR: 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Chevron Forum, 2831 Chartres St., New Orleans. More than 58 universities, colleges and arts schools will be represented at this open event for high school students. No RSVP required. nocca.com.
- 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.
- ROCKIN’ THE RAILS: 5 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Kermit Ruffins performs in the five-Thursday series of concerts. (985) 892-1873. covla.com.
- WINE AND CHEESE NIGHT TOURS — AROUND THE WORLD: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. After-hours zoo tours with wine, cheese, zoo experts and animals. $35, $25 members. auduboninstitute.org.
- “SECOND LINE HOME — NEW ORLEANS POEMS”: 5:30 p.m., Central City Library, Mahalia Jackson Center, 2405 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Mona Lisa Saloy reads her work about unique Crescent City customs. (504) 596-3110. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
- BLOWDRY 101 — A BEAUTY TRENDS EVENT: 5:30 p.m., Glenn Michaels Salon, 1623 Metairie Road, Metairie. Fashion Group NOLA event with lesson, food, drink and door prizes. $15, $10 members. RSVP. neworleansprovisional.fgi.org.
- HEALTHY EATING SEMINAR: 7 p.m., West Bank Regional Library, 2571 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. LSU AgCenter sponsors session on salads. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
- JEFFERSON PARISH COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. (504) 889-9143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
- YOU NIGHT RUNWAY SHOW: 7 p.m., Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. “Fight Club”-themed runway event and celebration as culmination of empowerment program for breast cancer survivors. $125 and up. (887) 591-5936 x 3. younightevents.com.
- NEW HORIZONS BANQUET: 7 p.m., Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, 12 Magnolia Drive, City Park, New Orleans. Fundraiser for Mary’s Song and The 180 Center with dinner, entertainment and silent auction. $50. marysong.net.
- “ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW”: 7 p.m., Hotel Storyville, 1261 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Free outdoor screening of the classic camp midnight movie. (504) 948-4800.
- THE FRENCH CONNECTION: 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. LPO musically meanders to France, with pianist Benedetto Lupo and guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.com.
- WWII AIRPOWER EXPO: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. National World War II Museum event with planes and ride availability of vintage aircraft, plus Lt. Col. Richard Cole of the “Doolittle Raid” over Tokyo in WWII. All-access, general admission tickets at the gate each day. Ride tickets sold on site as well. $15 and up, $75 all access. (504) 528-1944. ww2airpowerexpo.org.
- FALL BOOK SALE: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hahnville Branch Library, 14996 River Road, Hahnville. The Friends of the St. Charles Library annual sale.
- WEEKI WACHEE SPRINGS MERMAIDS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Friday through Sunday, Oct. 22-25; Audubon Aquarium of the Americans, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Famed mermaids from Florida will visit the aquarium in the Gulf of Mexico Exhibit or the Great Maya Reef Tunnel at times throughout the day. Plus, make an appointment to become a “mermaid” for a day, starting at $45. Viewing free with admission. auduboninstitute.org/aquarium.
- OKTOBERFEST: 4 p.m., also Saturday, Deutsches Haus, Rivertown, 415 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Festival of German food, culture and entertainment through Oct. 24. Various events are slated throughout the celebration. oktoberfestnola.com.
- PARK-A-BOO: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., also 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday; Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie. Kenner North Kiwanis Foundation presents three-day Halloween festival with games, storytelling, trick-of-treating, characters and entertainment. Alcohol, smoking and pets prohibited. Gates close 45 minutes before end. $8 adults, $6 12 and under. park-a-boo.com.
- BUCKTOWN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., also 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, St. Louis King of France School, 1600 Lake Ave., Metairie. Seafood, music, rides and more. $25 4-hour session. (504) 833-8224. slkfschool.com /bucktown-seafood-festival.
- FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, food trucks, lecture on works of Jasper Johns, Josh Paxton music. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
- BOO AT THE ZOO: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., also Saturday, Oct. 23-24; Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Trick-or-treat fun for youngsters up to age 12 set under the oaks. Also, train rides, not-so-scary haunted house, games and entertainment. $17, kids under 1 year are free. auduboninstitute.org/boo-at-the-zoo.
- “THE GORGE”: 6 p.m., Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, 631 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. David Armand launches and signs his new novel. (504) 598-5536. tubbyandcoos.com.
- GHOSTS IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland, City Park, New Orleans. Unlimited rides, face painting and trick-or-treating. Sunday early admission 5 p.m. $15 and up, under 3 free. neworleanscitypark.com.
- GHOSTLY GALLIVANT GALA: 7:30 p.m., The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., New Orleans. Friends of the Cabildo annual costume event with food, music titled “East, Drink and Be Scary.” Costumes encouraged. $55, $45 members and under 35. (504) 568-6968. friendsofthecabildo.org.
- 2015 MASQUERADE: 8 p.m., Opera Guild Home, 2504 Prytania St., New Orleans. Junior Committee hosts annual benefit with food, libations, music, a fashion show and a raffle. Guests encouraged to don “District dress.” $65 or $100 couple. facebook.com/nooajuniors.
- MASQUERADE PARTY FUNDRAISER: 8 p.m., Corpus Christi Community Resource Center on Union Hall, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Friends of the New Orleans Council on Aging event includes food, beverages, entertainment, a costume contest. $20. noccoa.org.
- “ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW — FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA”: 8 p.m., Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. “It’s just a jump to the left. ...” Showing of classic film with live interaction. (504) 304-0460.
- SINATRA 100: 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Salute to “Old Blue Eyes” with Harry Shearer hosting Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, Jeremy Davenport, Clint Johnson, Leif Pederson, Phillip Manuel and more. $55 and up. (504) 274-4870. orpheumnola.com.
- GEORGE W. CARVER RAM JAM: 9 p.m., Lace the Grand Ballroom, 6978 Martin Drive, New Orleans. Alumni association event with food, music, prizes. $20. (504) 432-9355.
- KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE: 8 a.m., Roosevelt Mall, City Park, New Orleans. Annual 5K with post-race festival. Registration begins at 7 a.m. komenneworleans.org.
- PILATES IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m.; also 6 p.m. Monday. 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.
- WING WATCHERS CLUB: 9 a.m., Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 1001 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Games, hikes and birdwatching for kids in grades five to eight. (504) 589-3882 x 225. nps.gov/jela.
- PET BLESSING AND BENEFIT: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4505 St. Claiborne Ave. Pet blessings, plus yard sale to benefit Episcopal churches in Europe that are aiding Syrian refugees. (504) 432-9257.
- 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.
- OLDE TOWNE SLIDELL FALL STREET FAIR: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Sunday, First, Second and Erlander streets, Slidell. Antiques, food, music and shops. slidellantiques.com.
- KIDS IN THE KITCHEN —ALL ABOUT EGGS: 10:30 a.m. (ages 7-11) and noon (ages 12-15), Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Egg-cellent class for youngsters on cooking eggs. $15, $10 members. (504) 267-7490. sofabinstitute.org/events/kids-in-the-kitchen.
AUDUBON CHARTER SCHOOL FALL FÊTE: 11 A.M. TO 6 P.M., DANEEL PARK, ST. CHARLES AVENUE AND OCTAVIA STREET, NEW ORLEANS. MUSIC, FOOD, GAMES, ART MARKET, COSTUME CONTEST AND MORE. (504) 324-7110. AUDUBONPTO.ORG/HOME/FETE.
- PET ADOPTION: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Louisiana SPCA on hand for matching pets with people. (504) 368-5191. la-spca.org.
- “TOOTLES THE TURTLE TELLS THE TRUTH”: 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10., Mandeville. Author Lenell Melancon participates in an all-day birthday bash bookfair with her book about secrecy. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.
- “LIL’ YAT ADVENTURES”: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Rhonda Valladares signs her books in the popular local series. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.
- “MONDAY AT JELLY ROLL DOG PARK”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Jennifer Schreiber reads and signs her children’s book about a group of dog friends. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
- “DEATH EMBRACED — NEW ORLEANS TOMBS AND BURIAL CUSTOMS, BEHIND THE SCENES ACCOUNTS OF DECAY, LOVE AND TRADITION”: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Mary LaCoste reads and signs her book. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.
- “GETTING OFF AT ELYSIAN FIELDS”: 2 p.m., Tharp Sontheimer Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie. John Pope will be signing copies of his book of notable New Orleanians obituaries. (504) 835-2341. www.tharpsontheimerfh.com.
- “YARD WAR”: 3 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Taylor Kitchings shares his book about the simple game of football in 1960s Mississippi. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- BARKTOBERFEST CANINE COSTUME CONTEST AND TRICK-OR-TREATING: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Canine Connection, 4920 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Contests, giveaways, music, snacks and a visit by Gumbo, the Saints mascot, at 6:30 p.m. $5 contest registration. (504) 218-4098. la-spca.org.
- OVERNIGHT CRITTER CINEMA: 4 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. G-rated movie, pizza, games, ghost stories, s’mores and pets. Ages 5-10. Bring sleeping bag, pillow, PJs and toothbrush. $65. Registration required. (504) 368-5191, ext. 207. la-spca.org/crittercinema.
- O WHAT A NIGHT! GALA: 6 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Benefit with food, art auction, music and presentation of Opus Award. $500. (504) 539-9650. ogendemuseum.org.
- KREWE OF BOO PARADE: 6:30 p.m. Halloween-themed, Carnival-style parade. Route starts at Elysian Fields Avenue, to N. Peters Street, right to Decatur Street, to South Peters Street at Jackson Square, right to Canal Street, u-turn at Royal, right to South Peters, right to Poydras Street, left to Tchoupitoulas Street, left to St. Joseph Street, right to Convention Center Boulevard, left to Henderson Street, end at Mardi Gras World. kreweofboo.com.
- “STRIKE FOR STEM”: 7 p.m., Rock ’N’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Bowling, food, cocktails, music and raffle to benefit Core Element for science, technology, engineer and mathematics education. $50. (504) 274-3611. strikeforstem.org.
- TWYLA THARP 50TH ANNIVERARY TOUR: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. New Orleans Ballet Association kicks off 2015-16 season with the show by American dance icon Tharp and her newest works. $24 and up. (504) 287-0350. mahaliajacksontheater.com.
- NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCERS: 8 p.m., Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs. Dance with Choupique Band. Lessons at 7 p.m. $9, $7 members. (985) 276-0517 or (504) 887-1485.
- RICKEY SMILEY: 8:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Comedian, television host and radio personality Smiley comes to the Orpheum. $43 and up. (504) 274-4870. orpheumnola.com.
- YOGA IN THE GARDEN: 9 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. $5 suggested donation. (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
- TRUNK OR TREAT: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Tulane-Lakeside Hospital and Jefferson Park Library co-sponsor trick-or-treating at car trunks throughout the parking lot staffed by local businesses. Costume contests, music, activities and crafts planned. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
- STAINED GLASS TOUR — A BEAUTIFUL ARRAY: 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans. Preservation Resource Center tour of sacred places, including St. Luke’s Episcopal and St. James African Methodist Episcopal Churches. Bus leaves at 2 p.m. RSVP required. $20, $15 members. (504) 636-3040. prcno.org.
- FÊTE DU JARDIN: 4 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. Louisiana Landmarks Society fundraiser and Harnett Kane Award presentations. $65. (504) 482-0312. louisianalandmarks.org.
- SUNDAY EVENING SOIREE: 6 p.m., Corpus Christi/Epiphany Ballroom, 7th Ward Community Center, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Musical event to cap Louisiana Creole Research Association, with Wanda Rouzan, Opera Creole, The Pin Stripes and more.
- NEW ORLEANS CIVIC SYMPHONY: 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Dr. Charles Taylor conducts Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Mozart, with Emma Lo, winner of the New Orleans Piano Institute Competition, on the first movement of Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 20.” (504) 554-3748.
- NOCCA COOKING CLASS: 6 p.m., Press Street Station, 5 Press St., New Orleans. Study culinary arts for an evening with “Terrific Tailgating.” Proceeds benefit NOCCA. Enrollment limited to 10. $100. email@example.com.
- 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.
- ST. CATHERINE’S DAY PARADE KICKOFF AND HAT SALE: 6:30 p.m., Pearl Wine Co., American Can Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. Hats, music, champagne to raise funds for Nov. 22 parade. (504) 503-6951. hatnola.com.
- SPIRT OF THE VIEUX CARRÉ GALA: 7 p.m., Tableau, 616 S. Peter St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for The Vieux Carré Commission Foundation with food and music. $75 and up. (504) 934-3463. vccfoundation.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. (601) 550-0983. crescentcitysound.com.
- “LOVE WINS”: 7:30 p.m., Monday at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5212 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. Musaica Chamber Ensemble celebrates the works of LGBT composers, including pieces by Tchaikovsky, Jean-Baptise Lully, Mark Adamo and Max Welch. musaica.org.
- CONCERT PIANO SERIES: 8 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Mikhail Yanovitsky will perform. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu.
- SON OF A SAINT GOLF TOURNAMENT: 9 a.m., Chateau Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. Fundrasier with breakfast and 10:30 a.m. tee time. $150 and up. sonofasaint.org.
- “SCARS — AN ANTHOLOGY”: 5:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Erin Woood, Emilie Staat and Maurice Carlos Ruffin discuss and sign their book about people and what it means to live with physical scars. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- “ALLUVIAL CITIES”: 6:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Christopher M. Hannan reads and signs his book of poetry. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
“LOVE WINS”: 7:30 P.M., COMMUNITY CHURCH UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST, 6690 FLEUR DE LIS DRIVE, NEW ORLEANS. MUSAICA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CELEBRATES THE WORKS OF LGBT COMPOSERS, INCLUDING PIECES BY TCHAIKOVSKY, JEAN-BAPTISE LULLY, MARK ADAMO AND MAX WELCH. MUSAICA.ORG.
- 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.
- MUSIC AT MIDDAY: Noon, Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Jasmine Arakawa, piano. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu.
- 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.
- “THE PHOTOJOURNALISM OF DEL HALL, 1950S-2000 — NEW ORLEANS AND BEYOND”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Richard Campanella launches his book about the work of Hall. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “THE LOWER QUARTER”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Elise Blackwell reads and signs her mystery novel about a murder, art theft and the French Quarter. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- “THE CASUALTIES”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Nick Holdstock will read and sign his novel about an apocalyptic event and the neighbors that survive. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
- JAZZ AT THE SANDBAR: 7 p.m., UNO Sandbar in the Cove, Founders Road, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Jesse McBride and the Next Generation —A Birthday Tribute to Harold Battiste. $5, free for students/faculty/staff. (504) 280-6039. nojc.org/sandbar.
THURSDAY, OCT. 29
- NOTARIAL RECORDS USE SEMINAR: 9 a.m., Notarial Archives Division, Suite 360, 1340 Poydras St., New Orleans. Seminar focuses on how to use records, with Preservation Hall as the case study. Limited to 25 persons, registration required. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “TALKIN’ JAZZ WITH FRED KASTEN”: 2 p.m., Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Kasten interviews guitarist Todd Duke as part of monthly radio series. musicatthemint.org.
- 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.
- JAZZ IN THE PARK: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Little Freddie King, Erica Falls and DJ Poppa. facebook.com/armstrongpark.
- ROCKIN’ THE RAILS: 5 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Johnny Sansone Band with special guest Big Chief Monk Boudreaux performs in the final concert of the series. (985) 892-1873. covla.com.
- THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
- “TALES FROM THE CRYPT AND DEAD SEA — MARIE LAVEAU AND THE SHIPWRECK OF ‘THE EVENING STAR’ ”: 6 p.m., Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette St., New Orleans. Authors Carolyn Morrow Long and Sally Asher discuss the history and mysteries surrounding Laveau and the shipwreck. (504) 620-2476. leh.org.
- “THE UNRAVELING OF MERCY LOUIS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Kaija Parssinen reads and signs her novel of a witch hunt in an east Texas town. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “ACTS OF GOD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Ellen Gilchrist reads and signs her book about survival and perseverance. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- “SAINT MAZIE”: 6:30 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Jami Attenberg reads and signs her book about a New York City movie theater owner in the Jazz Age. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
- “NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS MOMENTS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Photographer Judi Bottoni and Carnival expert Peggy Scott Laborde discuss their collection of photographs and essays. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
- HEALTHY EATING SEMINAR: 7 p.m., West Bank Regional Library, 2571 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. LSU AgCenter sponsors session on food safety and thrifty shopping, with a demonstration of My Plate Wrap. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
- LAZARUS BALL: 7:30 p.m., Il Mercato, 1911 Magazine St., New Orleans. Black-tie fundraiser for Project Lazarus with music, food, silent auction, galleries and entertainment. Part of Halloween New Orleans series of benefit events. $95 or $310 for weekend pass. halloweenneworleans.com.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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). The market features 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. 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.
- 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.
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 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.
AROUND THE STATE
- LOUISIANA COTTON FESTIVAL: North Side Civic Center, 704 N. Soileau St., Ville Platte. The crop that once was king is celebrated in a host of ways at this Evangeline Parish festival. Street dances, competitions of all sorts, carnival rides and live entertainment are just a part of this festival. The Tournoi, or tournament, in conjunction with festival, celebrates the ancient art of jousting where riders battle the seven evils of cotton: bollworm, boll weevil, flood, drought, rayon, nylon and silk. (337) 831-3340. louisianacottonfestival.com.
- WASHINGTON PARISH FREE FAIR: Washington Parish Fairgrounds, 115 Main St., Franklinton. Billed as “the nation’s largest free fair,” this event features live music, a parade, a rodeo, rides, art shows and exhibitions. freefair.com.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 1
- GREATER BATON ROUGE STATE FAIR: Greater Baton Rouge State Fairgrounds, 16072 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge. Midway, rides, food, contests, livestock shows and a wide assortment of events are on tap at this traditional state fair. gbrsf.com.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 8
- STATE FAIR OF LOUISIANA: State Fairgrounds, 3701 Hudson Ave., Shreveport. Two weeks of live entertainment, carnival rides, rodeos and competitions are on tap at this north Louisiana event. $10 or $75 for a pass. statefairoflouisiana.com.
- SWEET DOUGH PIE FESTIVAL: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 174 Church St., Grand Coteau. The history of this Acadiana town is celebrated in a festival with food, music, historic demonstrations and contests. (337) 662-3058. sweetdoughgc.com.
- CAJUN VILLAGE FALL FEST: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., junction of La. 22 and La. 70, Sorrento. Music, arts and crafts, pottery, jewelry, wine tasting and more. (2256) 675-6313. cajunvillageshops.com.
- ROUGAROU FEST: 7857 Main St., Houma. Family-friendly, this spooky festival celebrates the folklore of the bayous and raises funds for the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center. Music, events (a Halloween parade) and more are on tap. (985) 580-7289. rougaroufest.org.