• “SMART GROWTH — CRITICAL CHOICES FOR FAMILY BUSINESS CONTINUITY” AUTHOR EVENT: 8 a.m. to noon, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall, Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Ernest J. Poza discusses strategies for small business. (504) 314-2188.
  • BRIDGE LESSONS: 9 a.m., Wes Busby Bridge Center, 2709 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. (504) 889-0869.
  • MORNING BIRDING: 9 a.m., Bayou Segnette State Park, 7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego. Ranger-led activity. (504) 736-7140. .
  • 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 $25, customers can purchase a share of local produce. Walk-ins welcome. (504) 483-7037.
  • END-OF-WINTER SALE AND PREVIEW OF SPRING: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Friday and Saturday, The Encore Shop, 7814 Maple St., New Orleans. Winter clothing and spring arrivals at the resale shop that benefits the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. (504) 861-9028. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • LEARNING EVERY DAY TOGETHER: 5:30 p.m., Rosa F. Keller Library, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Hands-on workshop that helps children to get ready for and be successful in school. All activities will be paired with children’s books. For families with children ages 3 to 7. Dinner provided. Registration required. (504) 596-2660.
  • “YAPPY HOUR”: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Velvet Cactus, 6300 Argonne Blvd., New Orleans. LA/SPCA event to kick off registration for Dog Day Walk-a-Thon, with CEO Ana Zorilla as guest bartender. Pets, however, are not admitted.
  • “LOVE WILL LIFT US HIGHER”: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bea Field Alumni House, Tulane University, 6319 Willow St., New Orleans. Shades of Praise, the New Orleans interracial gospel choir, presents a concert and fundraiser with the Zulu Ensemble Men’s Gospel Choir, the Jones Sisters, an auction, appetizers and wine bar. $35 at the door.
  • “FUN, FUNKY AND FABULOUS — NEW ORLEANS’ CASUAL RESTAURANT RECIPES” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Writer Jyl Benson and photographer Sam Hanna are on hand to sign and discuss their book about dining and cooking in the Crescent City. (504) 899-7323.
  • THE HONEY TRUFFLES: 6 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1116 Chartres St., New Orleans. Part of the Bishop Perry Center’s Musical Prelude to the Celebration of Easter series. Trio reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters with pop and spiritual music. (504) 227-3270.
  • OGDEN AFTER HOURS PRESENTS COLIN LAKE: 6 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Local musician performs as part of museum’s offerings. $12.50 for nonmembers.


  • BUDDY BREAK: 11 a.m., East Jefferson General Hospital. Meet puppies and dogs from the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter. Free.
  • “INSTRUMENTS AND INSTRUMENTALITY”: 2 p.m., Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Harvard music professor Emily I. Dolan presents a lecture. (504) 280-7469.
  • THE BOAT SHOW: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Hundreds of aquatic craft plus exhibits from recreational vehicle, marine and pool suppliers. $8; children under 12 free. (504) 376-3679.
  • “THE INTERIOR CIRCUIT — A MEXICO CITY CHRONICLE” AUTHOR EVENT: 5 p.m., Stone Auditorium, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Francisco Goldman discusses his most recent book. Maple Street Bookstore will sell copies. (504) 866-4916.
  • MOONLIGHT HIKE AND MARSHMALLOW MELT: 5:50 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Evening hike with sweet treats. Registration required. $5 nonmembers. (985) 626-1236.
  • NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL: Various times Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. for major screenings Friday, New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. The New Orleans Film Society and the library’s joint venture includes workshops, three full-length features and dozens of short films. All screenings are free. (504) 596-2570. or
  • LIGHT OF HOPE GALA: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, City Park, 30 Zachary Taylor Drive, New Orleans. Benefit for CASA Jefferson with food, drink, auction and music. $75.
  • JULIA JUMP: Patrons’ party 7 p.m., gala 8 p.m., Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St., New Orleans. Preservation Resource Center’s fundraiser features culinary and liquid creations, raffle, auction and the Wiseguys. $75-$125 and up. (504) 581-7032.
  • TOAST OUR COAST: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Lakeside Country Club, 1520 Road Garden Drive, Metairie. Benefit for Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, with Bobby Cure and the Poppa Stoppas, food, auction. $50. (504) 836-2205.
  • “AND THE WINNER IS ... AN EVENING OF AWARD-WINNING MOVIE MUSIC”: 7:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1914 Basin St., New Orleans. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents classic cinema sounds such as “West Side Story,” “Gone With the Wind” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” $20 and up. (504) 287-0350.
  • “ALCHEMY AND THE HERO’S JOURNEY — A GUIDE FOR THE SEEKING, LOST, CURIOUS AND BEFUDDLED”: 7:30 p.m., Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., New Orleans. C.G. Jung Society presents analyst Everett McLaren to discuss challenges on the journey to self-discovery. $15; $10 students.


  • MUDBUG MARCH TO STOMP OUT PULMONARY HYPERTENSION: 7 a.m., Festival Grounds, City Park, 1701 Wisner Blvd., New Orleans. LSU Health Nursing Alumni Association sponsors 5K race, with auction, music and food. Race at 8 a.m. Register at
  • ISL 5K SPRING SHUFFLE: 7:30 a.m., La Salle Park, 6600 Airline Drive, Metairie. International School of Louisiana event promotes health and wellness. Free massages available for participants. Food, prizes, music and exercise classes. (504) 229-4375.
  • WALK FOR THE HUNGRY: 8 a.m., Holy Name of Jesus School, 6325 Cromwell Place, New Orleans. Four-mile walk through Uptown returns to school, sponsored by Bread for the World New Orleans. Walk at 9:30 a.m. Bring a nonperishable food item for Second Harvest Food Bank. $15 adults, $12 students, $7 ages 7 and under. (504) 458-3029. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText .
  • 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.
  • CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. crescentcity
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873. covington
  • 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.
  • MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. (985) 624-3147.
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 922 Teche St., Algiers.
  • NEW ORLEANS NEW WRITERS LITERARY FESTIVAL: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Master classes, readings and performances for high school writers. $20 registration fee. or
  • STUDIO KIDS! — ROYAL RUSSIA: 10 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Learn more about heraldry and design your own badge inspired by the ones depicted on Russian Imperial plates. Ages 5 to 10. Register by 4 p.m. Friday. $25 members, $30 nonmembers. Call (504) 658-4128 or email
  • FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 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.
  • MADE FROM THE MARKET: 11 a.m., Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Chef Regina Charboneau kicks off the French Market’s new Saturday Farmer’s Market with a demonstration on using fresh market supplies. (504) 569-0405.
  • CHILI IN THE CHANNEL: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, 3128 Constance St., New Orleans. The second annual chili cook-off will pit more than 15 local chefs against each other. Participants start at 6 a.m. Sample from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit end-of-year college trips for ReNEW students. $5 entry, includes two samples, with $1 per additional sample.
  • 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.
  • SOUL FEST: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Irvin Mayfield and a host of musical acts, food and fun are planned at the annual event. Regular zoo admission. (504) 581-4629.
  • LOS ISLEÑOS FIESTA: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Los Isleños Museum Complex, 1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard. The food, music and dance of the Canary Islanders who settled in St. Bernard Parish come alive. (504) 722-4681.
  • 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.
  • MISSISSIPPI FIRST LADY AT SOFAB: 4 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Part of SOFAB’s salute to the Magnolia State, first lady Deborah Bryant shares ideas on food in her state. (504) 569-0405.
  • FINAL ART AUCTION PREVIEW PARTY: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Martin Lawrence Gallery, 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Preview for March 22 auction of works by Chagall, Picasso, Erte, Lichtenstein, Murakami, Rembrandt, Warhol and others that may also be purchased. RSVP required. (504) 299-9055.
  • “JEWISH ROOTS OF MUSIC”: 7:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Benefit dinner and performance of Harry Mayronne’s show for the Jewish Childrens’ Regional Services. Also, honored locals include the Cahn, Goldring and Woldenberg families and foundations. (504) 828-6334.


  • NOLA CHESS CLUB: noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free, open to the public.
  • ANNUAL HARP CONCERT: 2 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Rhett Bramwell is guest artist for annual American Harp Society concert. (504) 889-8143.
  • THE JUNIOR PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW ORLEANS: 2 p.m., Dixon Hall Auditorium, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.
  • INTERFAITH GATHERING ON RELIGIOUS GENDER JUSTICE: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Equal in Faith-sponsored event, with fast for gender justice in faith traditions. “Break the daylong fast” participants are asked to bring a covered dish. Video with messages of solidarity and prayerful reflection; Bishop Joseph Doss to speak, with discussion and prayer service. (504) 482-8422.
  • NICKEL A DANCE WITH KERMIT RUFFINS AND THE BARBECUE SWINGERS: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Maison on Frenchmen Street, 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. Weekly concert series during March sponsored by New Orleans Jazz Celebration.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. (504) 522-0276.
  • TOBYMAC WITH MANDISA AND CAPITAL KINGS: 7 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. $25 and up. (504) 287-0351.
  • TRINITY JAZZ VESPERS: 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Jazz greats Ellis Marsalis on piano and Delfeayo Marsalis on trombone play at this 30-minute program of music and Scripture. (504) 522-0276.


  • 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.
  • IYANLA VANZANT LECTURE: 7 p.m. Dillard University Lawless Memorial Chapel. Author, inspirational speaker and host of “Fix My Life” will deliver the Dillard Brain Food Lecture. Free and open to the public. or (504) 816-4800.
  • 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.


  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway St., New Orleans.
  • SPRINGTIME BLOSSOMS: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Lane, New Orleans. Part of Little Diggers programs for children 18 months to 5 years in the Discovery Garden. $8 for nonmembers, $7 for additional child or adult. (504) 293-4722.
  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037.
  • SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower 9th Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214.
  • BABY ARTS PLAY: 1 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Series of 12 workshops for caregivers and children 1 to 2. $5 and admission for nonmember caregivers. (504) 658-4106.



  • JOHN MELLENCAMP — PLAIN SPOKEN TOUR: 7:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Grammy-winner Mellencamp brings his recent tour to the Crescent City. $42.50 and up. (504) 287-0351.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Kickoff for 12-week music and merriment series put on by Young Leadership Council. Food and beverages for purchase help support the event. Marc Broussard and Pocket Aces Brass Band are first scheduled. (504) 585-1500.
  • FUN UNDER THE FRESCOES: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. Alphonsus Church, 2025 Constance St., New Orleans. The Irish heritage of the church is celebrated by the McTeggart Irish Dancers and bagpiper Kevin Bacon, food and beverage included. $10. (504) 524-8116.
  • “THE IRISH IN NEW ORLEANS” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Laura D. Kelley signs and discusses her novel about the Irish immigrants in New Orleans. (504) 866-4916.