THURSDAY, APRIL 16

  • “THE STORY OF NEW ORLEANS COOKING — THE BLACK HAND IN THE POT”: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Georges Auditorium, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Symposium focuses on history and contributions of African Americans to the world-famous New Orleans Creole cuisine, tracing the relationship between the city’s food and the Civil Rights Movement.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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. ochsner.org/ochsner_cancer_institute/healing_yoga.
  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Cocktails, music, dining with four-legged friends in the courtyard helps benefit Louisiana SPCA. www.la-spca.org.
  • UNDERSTANDING THE NATIONAL CORE ARTS STANDARDS: 6 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Young Audiences of Louisiana sponsors Dr. Richard Baker of Southern University for an interactive discussion on utilizing the standards. A wifi-enabled device is necessary. RSPV siham@ya4la.org. (504) 523-3525. www.ya4la.org.
  • “SOIL” BOOK EVENT: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans Jamie Kornegay discusses and signs his book about a paranoid farmer’s life that slowly crumbles with the death of a tourist on his farm. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “KATRINA — BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER”: 7 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Panel discussion about the storm with meteorologist Margaret Orr, photographer Ted Jackson, geographer Richard Campanella and moderator Norman Robinson. (504) 865-3431. www.loyno.edu.
  • SEX, LIES AND POLITICS — A PANEL ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING: 7 p.m., Shir Chadash Synagogue, 3737 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. New Orleans chapter of Hadassah and the Women of Shir Chadash sponsor a panel with Laura Murphy, Rae Taylor and Tania Tetlow on human rights violations and violence against women and children. (504) 231-6464. annsandsc@aol.com.
  • “YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER — SWIM, SPRINT AND LIFT TO WELLNESS”: 7 p.m., New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Panel discussion with Joshua Pate, Roshone Andrews, Frank Flick and Kristopher Babylon provide tips on reducing stress and avoid injuries. (504) 525-2375. www.neworleansathleticclub.com.
  • PFLAG NORTH SHORE MEETING: 7:30 p.m., Grace Disciples Church, 975 U.S. 190, Covington. Monthly support meeting for parents, family, friends and members of the LGBTQ community. (504) 862-5912. pflagno.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

  • TRI-STATE NURSING SYMPOSIUM: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Transcultural Nursing Society conference will emphasize how culture, diversity, and inclusiveness impact health care delivery in Hispanic/Latino, Tibetan, Republic of Korea, Honduran, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Lebanese and Nigerian cultures,along with hearing impaired, elderly and faith. jennycreech@aol.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS REGIONAL BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL MEETING: 11 a.m. networking reception, noon program, Celestin Ballroom, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Luncheon with presentation of the Cornerstone and Beacon Awards. $50 reception, $60 luncheon, $100 package. www.norbchamber.org.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, performance by the NOCCA Chorus, gallery talk with artist Radcliffe Bailey and Dawn DeDeaux. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • “THE LEGO MOVIE”: 6 p.m., A.L. Davis Park, Fourth and LaSalle streets, New Orleans. NORDC Movies in the Park program featuring the live action and animated movie about Legos and a father and son. Field games at 6 p.m., fitness activities at 6:30 p.m., film at 7:15 p.m. www.nola.gov/nordc/movies-in-the-park.
  • EAT! DRINK! SOFAB!: 6 p.m. patron party, 7 p.m. gala, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Grand opening gala with music, demonstrations in the Rouse Culinary Innovation Center, exhibits and cocktails. $145, $125 members, $200 patron. (504) 267-7490. www.southernfood.org.
  • SENTIMENTAL JOURNEYS: 6:30 p.m. patron party, 8 p.m. event, private home of Danielle Kavanagh, New Orleans. Benefit gala for Longue Vue House and Gardens, featuring entertainment, cuisine, auction and portfolio of unique experiences in travel. $250, $150 guests under 40. (504) 293-4723. www.longuevue.com.
  • YOUNG AUDIENCES DANCING FOR THE ARTS GALA: 6:30 p.m., Harrah’s Casino Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. Modeled after the popular television show with local leaders competing with YA performing artists. Includes libations and dinner. $100 and up. (504) 523-3525. www.dancingfortheartsnola.com.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS’ 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY: 7 p.m., outside at 1628 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Eight fights, entertainment and a beauty contest on the card. $15 advance, $20 door, military free. (504) 895-1859. www.facebook.com/pages/Friday-Night-Fights-GymHQ.
  • JOEY ARIAS SINGS BILLY HOLIDAY: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. In celebration of Holiday’s 100th birthday, New York cabaret and drag icon Arias channels the trailblazing vocalist and jazz legend in a spectacle of old-Hollywood Big Band glamour. $35 advance, $25 CAC members; $40 door. (504) 528-3805. www.cacno.org.
  • LPO BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3: 7:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. The Louisiana Philharmonic presents pianist Jon Kimura Parker. $20 and up. www.lpomusic.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

  • BISHOP’S KIDS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE PROGRAM GOLF TOURNAMENT: 7 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. tee, Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. Golf Course, Pontchartrain Park, 6514 Congress Drive, New Orleans. Benefit for program of United Fellowship Full Gospel Baptist Church. $100 individual, $380 foursome. (504) 909-9662 or (504) 949-2559.
  • 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. noma.org.
  • CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger 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.
  • 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.
  • PET FIRST AID/CPR COURSE: 9 a.m. to noon, Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Hands-on training course taught by Red Cross certified instructor. Registration required. $65. www.la-spca.org.
  • HERB SOCIETY SPRING PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2202 Gen. Pershing St., New Orleans. Herbs, butterfly plants, annuals, perennials, unusual varieties not readily available in the local nurseries will be available for purchase. Members of the society unit will help gardeners select plants for culinary and ornamental uses. (504) 899-3391.
  • 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. oldalgiers harvestfreshmarket.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.
  • MAGNIFICAT BREAKFAST: 9 a.m. to noon, Manifested Miracles, 3101 Bruxelles St., New Orleans. The Magnificat New Orleans Chapter will host speaker Claire Winder for its next breakfast. $15 donation. (504) 650-1931 or (504) 821-6309. www.magnificat-ministry.net.
  • 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. www.frenchmarket.org.
  • 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. nationalww2museum.org.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD PET ADOPTION: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feet First, 4122 Magazine St., New Orleans. Loui siana SPCA provides counselors for making the right match of pet and pet lover. (504) 368-5191. www.la-spca.org.
  • ORCHID CULTURE BASICS: 10:30 a.m., Garden Study Center, Botanical Gardens, City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans. Larry Hennessey will cover repotting and care of orchids. $10, registration is required and limited. (504)483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org.
  • BEYOND THE BATTLE OF LAKE BORGNE — THE NAVAL BACKGROUND TO THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: 11 a.m., and Saturday, April 25, Chalmette Battlefied of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chamlette. Park rangers discuss War of 1812. On Dec. 14, 1814, American gunboats spotted a British flotilla on Lake Borgne closing in on their city. (504) 281-0510. www.nps.gov/jela.
  • EARTH DAY FESTIVAL AND SOLAR DERBY: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues, New Orleans. Joint event by Louisiana Bucket Brigade and Arts Council to commemorate the 2010 BP disaster, environmental justice and arts market. The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465. www.nolaearthdayfest.wordpress.com.
  • CARIBBEAN-STYLE FAMILY WORKSHOP: 11 a.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Steel drum performance and demonstration plus weaving workshop to craft Caribbean style fans, coasters and other items. $15 adults, $10 ages 6-18, $10 adults members, $5 ages 6-18 members. (504) 528-3800. www.cacno.org.
  • MADE FROM THE MARKET: 11 a.m., Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Southern Food and Beverage Museum reps will demonstrate. (504) 569-0405. southernfood.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.
  • EARTH DAY CELEBRATION IN CENTRAL CITY: Noon to 3 p.m., corner of Fourth and Dryades Streets, New Orleans. Lead Safe Louisiana sponsors free blood lead level testing for children, plus food and music. www.leadsafelouisiana.org.
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR: Noon to 3 p.m., Gentilly Terrace Charter School, 4720 Painters St., New Orleans. LSU Health New Orleans Tiger Cubs Mentorship Program will offer free screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, MBI, heart, lungs, teeth and more.
  • 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.
  • OLD METAIRIE FEST: Noon to 9 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church and School, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Fun, games, food, music and more. (504) 833-1471. www.school.stfrancisxavier.com.
  • TEEN REAL WORLD INFOCON — HOW TO “ADULT”: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Variety of speakers on topics such as employment, banking, nutrition, with individual discussions for teens 12-18. Registration required. (504) 626-9779 x 304. www.sttammanylibrary.org, www.facebook.com/stplteendept.
  • RED TENT EVENT: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., New Orleans East Hospital, 5620 Read Blvd., New Orleans. Free event with classes, health screenings, education sessions, massage, acupunture and refreshments. RSVP. www.noehospital.org.
  • GIRLS SCOUT FASHION SHOW AND TEA: 1 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Show of Scout apparel modeled by Scouts, with traditional tea offerings. Reservations required. $25. (504) 293-4722. www.longuevue.com.
  • “NAVIGATE HIM — AN INTERGENERATIONAL CONVERSATION AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN IN NEW ORLEANS” DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: 1 p.m., Elmwood Palace 20 Movie Theater, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan. The documentary explores the experiences of the 36 black men through their contributions to the economy, political landscape, race relations, culture and progression of the city. $30 advance, $35 door. www.navigatenola.com.
  • “DIFFERENT SPRINGS” BOOK AND MUSIC EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. L. Kevin Coleman reads and signs his novel and offer a flamenco guitar presentation. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

CRITTER CINEMA: 6 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M., LOUISIANA SPCA, 1700 MARDI GRAS BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. MOVIES, PIZZA, POPCORN AND PJS ARE PART OF THIS EVENING WITH THE PUPPIES AND KITTENS. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. $30 AGES 5 TO 10. (504) 368-5191 X 207. WWW.LA-SPCA.ORG/CRITTERCINEMA.

  • OPUS BALL: 6 p.m. patron party, 6:30 p.m. concert, 7:30 p.m. dinner, Armstrong Ballroom, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St., New Orleans. Full orchestra concert, featuring Kermit Ruffins in a tribute to Louis Armstrong, plus dinner, dancing and live auction. $250 and up. (504) 523-6530. www.lpomusic.com.
  • SUPPER AND MOVIE “GOD IS NOT DEAD”: 6 p.m. meal, 7 p.m. movie, St. Charles United Methodist Church, 1905 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan. Conversation and fellowship and a beef brisket supper with the movie to follow. The movie is about a college freshman who is challenged by his philosophy professor to prove God is alive. (985) 764-8292.
  • JUMP, JIVE AND SWING: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Schoen’s, 3827 Canal St., New Orleans. Benefit for the Lakeview Shepherd Center with a ’40s flair, with live entertainment, 610 Stompers, costume contest, auction, food and beverages. $50. (504) 484-0885. www.lscnola.org.
  • COCHON COTILLION XIX: 7 p.m., Mardi Gras World,1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. The Krewe of Pork and Beads present a benefit for Bridge House with food, silent auction, raffle, music and dancing. Costume and tacky attire requested. $100. (504) 821-7288. www.bridgehouse.org/events/cochon-cotillion.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

  • PINCH A PALOOZA FESTIVAL & CRAWFISH EATING CONTEST: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie. Bands, Mardi Gras Indians, 610 Stompers, children’s activities and crawfish competitions highlight this sixth annual event in Bucktown. www.pinchapalooza.com.

ABITA SPRINGS BUSKER FESTIVAL: NOON TO 7 P.M., ABITA SPRINGS TRAILHEAD MUSEUM STAGE, 22049 MAIN ST., ABITA SPRINGS. SIX ONE-HOUR ACTS, INCLUDING DANCERS, WITH ARTS, CRAFTS FOOD AVAILABLE. WWW.LABUSKERFESTIVAL.COM.

  • NOLA CHESS CLUB: Noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free, open to the public. nolachessclub.yolasite.com.
  • BALLROOM DANCE: 2 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. USA Dance Chapter 5031 monthly event, with lessons on “Boom Tick.” $10 members, $12 non-members, $5 students. (504) 258-2220 or (504) 607-1041.
  • “CHOOSING THE SIMPLY LUXURIOUS LIFE — A MODERN WOMAN’S GUIDE” BOOK EVENT: 2 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Shannon Ables discusses and signs her book about making choices. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • PETER AND THE WOLF: 2:30 p.m., Roussel Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Prokofiev’s classic tale of boy versus wolf comes to life as the LPO portrays each character with different instruments. Arrive at 1:45 p.m. before the concert, for opportunities to interact with LPO musicians and their instruments. Harry Shearer to narrate. $10, 12 and under free. (504) 523-6530. www.lpomusic.com.
  • SPECTACULAR SUNDAY SALE: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Friends of the New Orleans Public Library host a special Sunday sale during National Library Week. www.friendsnola.org.
  • “MAIDEN, MOTHER, MUSE — THE WOMEN IN THE CANTIGAS OF ALFONSO X”: 3 p.m., St. Joseph Abbey Church, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict (near Covington). New Orleans Musica da Camera performs eight songs that are stories of miracles attributed to the Virgin Mary. The collection, Las Cantigas de Santa Maria, joins the literary, musical and visual arts. Also April 26 in New Orleans and May 3 in Algiers. (504) 895-1972.
  • “AN AFTERNOON OF ATTITUDE”: 4 p.m., Bethany United Methodist Church, 4533 Mendez St., New Orleans. Annual parade of hats, with music, door prizes and reception. $15. (504) 244-0055.
  • NICKEL-A-DANCE: 4 p.m., The Maison on Frenchmen Street, 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. Weekly concert series during March sponsored by New Orleans Jazz Celebration. nojc.org/nickel.
  • PARKWAY PROMENADE XXIV: 5 p.m., Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. “A Night in Rio” fundraiser for Jefferson Beautification with Brazilian cuisine, Latin dancing, prizes, auction and costumes. $75. (504) 887-8992. www.jeffersonbeautification.org.
  • “LOVE’S LOST & FOUND”: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. The Jefferson Chorale, under the direction of Louise LaBruyere, performs. (504) 522-0276 www.albinas.org.
  • EXTRAORDINARY FORM LATIN MASS: 7:30 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The Mass is in Latin, homily in English. Music provided by Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts and the New Orleans Vocal Arts Chorale.

MONDAY, APRIL 20

  • 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.

ZURICH CLASSIC: 11 A.M., THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 26, TPC LOUISIANA, 11001 LAPALCO BLVD., AVONDALE; ALSO EVENTS IN MATHEWS AND BATON ROUGE. PRO-AM AND PROFESSIONAL GOLFING EVENTS, CULMINATING WITH CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND SUNDAY. SINGLE-DAY PASSES BEGIN AT $25, WEEKLY BADGE $75. WWW.ZURICHGOLFCLASSIC.COM.

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. (504) 442-7449 OR (985) 898-0951. CRESCENTCITYSOUND.COM.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

  • VOLUNTEER PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TRAINING: 9 a.m., Louisiana Heart Hospital, 64030 La. 434, Lacombe. Six-part (two each day) series presented by DOVIA New Orleans, with emphasis on steps to successful volunteer program development, recruitment, supervision and improving existing programs. Sessions may be attended individually. $125 members, $200 nonmembers. (985) 624-3514. www.dovianeworleans.org.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway St., 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.
  • MID-CITY BIZ ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Mid-City Business Association event. $15. www.midcitybiz.com.
  • EARTH DAY: 4 p.m., Botanical Gardens, City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans. Second annual event features music, lectures and food. www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • SWING IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m., Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn, New Orleans City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents classics and modern favorites. Blankets, chairs and picnic fare is encouraged. Food and drink will be available for purchase. www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “MEMORY MAN” BOOK EVENT: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. David Baldacci signs and discusses his 30th book, about a man who remembers everything, including the brutal murder of his family. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • RENOVATE RIGHT: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. The PRC staff and trusted experts explain the ins and outs of planning and managing a successful renovation project. $65 with preregistration. (504) 581-7032. www.prcno.org.
  • ORGAN AND LABYRINTH AND CANDLELIGHT: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Music director Albinas Prizgintas performs classical to rock to pop on the 5,000-pipe organ. (504) 670-2520. albinas.org.
  • “DELTA JEWELS — IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDMOTHER’S WISDOM” BOOK EVENT: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor Alysia Burton Steele combines photos and narrative of more than 50 female church elders in Mississippi. (504) 455-4929.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

  • 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.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead at East Lockwood and North New Hampshire streets, Covington. (985) 892-1873.
  • PROMENADE LUNCHEON: 10:30 a.m., noon fashion show, 12:30 p.m. lunch, Audubon Tea Room, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Fundraising fashion show with food and prizes for Leading Ladies Guild of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. $55. (504) 780-1788. www.jpas.org/support-us/leading-ladies-guild.
  • 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.
  • 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 free class, participants to bring their own mats. (504) 589-4841. www.nps.gov/jazz.
  • 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.
  • WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lafayette Square, between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street across from Gallier Hall, New Orleans. Twelve-week series put on by Young Leadership Council. Food and beverages for purchase help support the event. (504) 585-1500. wednesdayatthesquare.com.
  • “SHAKING UP PROHIBITION IN NEW ORLEANS — AUTHENTIC VINTAGE COCKTAILS FROM A TO Z” BOOK EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Editor Gay Leonhardt discusses and signs her recipe guide with beverages from the era of the speakeasy. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com