EVENTS

THURSDAY

  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 11:30 a.m. daily except Sunday and Monday, Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.
  • AFTERNOON WITH WYES ­— “DOWNTOWN ABBEY” TEA AND WINE, TOO: 3 p.m., 5809 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Frances and Calvin Fayard’s Wedding Cake House is the locale for a fundraiser to celebrate the final season of the PBS hit “Downton Abbey.” Tea, Champagne, noshes and silent auction. $100, $175 patrons. (504) 486-5511. wyes.org.
  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. la-spca.org.
  • FOC LECTURE SERIES FEATURING POPPY TOOKER: 6 p.m., Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. NPR’s Poppy Tooker discusses the history and cuisine of Tujague’s Restaurant in celebration of its 160th anniversary. Presented by Friends of the Cabildo. Free. (504) 568-2123. cscallions@crt.la.gov.
  • ROCKSY’S CAFE GRAND OPENING: 5 p.m., 3220 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Ribbon-cutting and food, with donations to benefit Jefferson Performing Arts Society. RSVP. $20 donation. jpas.org.
  • HIDDEN TREASURES — CARNIVAL EDITION: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., Louisiana State Museum Collection Facility, 1000 Chartres St., New Orleans. Friends of the Cabildo and Louisiana State Museum open the Carnival collection for viewing of historic costumes and rarely seen artifacts with costume and textile curator Wayne Phillips. Reservations required; advance sales only. $25, $20 FOC and LSM members. (504) 523-3939. friendsofthecabildo.org.
  • TASTE + PAIR: 6 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Dine while learning edible education from local chefs and drink experts, including the savory food of chef Bradley McGehee with cocktails selected by Scot Mattox, of El Guapo Bitters. $55 advance. (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans. Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band. $10. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “SPLINTER THE SILENCE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Val McDermid signs and discusses her book with local author Greg Herren. (504) 895-2266.
  • “THE PERSIMMON TRAIL AND OTHER STORIES”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Juyanne James shares her collection of 17 stories of Louisiana. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • NEW AUTHORS PANEL DISCUSSION: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Kevin Bitter Sr. (“An Emigrant’s Song”), Sol Heiman (“The Way Eye See It”), Alice Abel Kemp (“The Jury Scandal”) and Dawn Ruth Wilson (“The Night Walker’s Dream”) discuss their books, craft. (504) 889-8143.
  • CIGAR BOX GUITAR FESTIVAL: 7 p.m.,also Friday and Saturday, Frenchmen Theatre, 514 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. Celebration of the cultural and musical dimensions of improvised stringed instruments, with kickoff film “Strung Together,” followed by Q&A. neworleanscbg.com.

FRIDAY

  • FIT FOR A KING CONFERENCE: 9 a.m., Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St., New Orleans. Angela Davis keynotes for Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s event. fitforaking.org.
  • AKS BEAD AND GEM SHOW: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., also Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday; Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Open show for jewelry, beads, supplies, precious metals, gemstones and classes. $5.(504) 465-9985. aksshow.com.
  • NOLA HOME SHOW: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., also 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hall I, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Home and garden exposition, featuring guests including The Beekman Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, plus Matt Muenster, of DIY, and chef Michael Sichel, of Galatoire’s. $11 online, $13 door, $5 children. (504) 733-0088. nolahomeshow.com.
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING-CESAR CHAVEZ COMMEMORATIVE LUNCHEON: noon, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The Rev. Alvin Herring and Jerry Tello speak at the annual event. $25. (504) 569-9070. ashecac.org.
  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, music by The Ramblin’ Letters and artist’s perspective by Regina Scully on “Visions of US.” noma.org.
  • “TAKE ME TO THE WORLD — THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM”: 7 p.m., Grant Meyer Garden Pavilion, Touro Synagogue, 4238 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. George Dansker lectures on the prolific Broadway creator, with musical entertainment. (504) 895-4843. tourosynagogue.com.
  • SUPERBALL SWEET 610 DEBUTANTE BALL: 8 p.m., Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. The irreverent yet fascinating 610 Stompers bash has “London Calling” as the theme, with ’80s English punk attire encouraged. Food, entertainment, contests and more. $40 and up. 610stompers.com.
  • BLUSH BALL: 9 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Party with a purpose for the all-female marching group The Pussyfooters, to benefit the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. $40 and up. blushball.org.

SATURDAY

  • 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.
  • RECYCLED BEAD SALE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arc of Greater New Orleans, 925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie. Sale of recycled and glass beads, plus handmade throws and green throws continues Saturdays through Jan. 30. (504) 837-5105. arcgno.org.
  • FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER TRAINING: 9 a.m., 3401 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Preservation Resource Center and A Shared Initiative Inc. offer a 12-hour course. Registration required. $75, $90 couple; $50, $75 couple members. (504) 636-3046. prcno.org.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. War history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Petco, 3500 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Louisiana SPCA counselors and volunteers will be on hand with pets. (504) 368-5191. la-spca.org.
  • “WHERE WE BELONG — JOURNEYS THAT SHOW US THE WAY”: Hoda Kotb discusses and signs her book of inspiring stories at two area book stores. 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com. 5 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. (504) 895-2266.
  • SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITERS NETWORK MEETING: 1:30 p.m., UNO Bicentennial Education Building, Room 305Q, Founders Road, New Orleans. Social media tips and open critiques for Louisiana and Mississippi networking. scbwi.org.
  • IMPACT OF THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT: 3 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Toni Van Pelt, co-founder, president and lobbyist for the Institute for Science and Human Values, discusses the act. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net
  • LOUISIANA AMERICAN ITALIAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME BANQUET: 6 p.m., Hilton Riverside New Orleans, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans. Reception, auction, induction of honorees, dinner. $175 and up. (504) 522-7294. americanitalianculturalcenter.com.
  • CRITTER CINEMA: 6 p.m., Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. G-rated film, fun, pizza and a chance to see the animals. Ages 5-10, wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag. Preregistration required. $35 per child. (504) 368-5191, ext. 207. la-spca.org/crittercinema.
  • BATTLE OF THE BANDS BENEFIT: 7:30 p.m., Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. LSU Health New Orleans Student Interest Group for Music and the Arts raises funds for Camp Tiger. $10.
  • SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES DANCE: 8 p.m., St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Sea Brook provides music, smoke-free, casual. Couples welcome. $15. (985) 285-8147 or (985) 285-4662.

SUNDAY

  • 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.
  • SNAP PHOTO WORKSHOP: 10 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Lance Nicolls leads a workshop on photography. $55. (504) 293-4724. longuevue.com.
  • KREWE OF SLIDELLIANS: 1 p.m., Slidell. The Slidell Women’s Civic Club presents a daytime procession for Carnival. The parade starts on Spartan Drive, heads down Pontchartrain Drive to Old Spanish Trail, over to Front Street and ends at Gause and Kensington boulevards. (985) 640-6664.
  • MARDI GRAS DANCE: 2 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. USA Dance Chapter 5013 teaches an intermediate cha-cha at 1:30 p.m. $12, $10 members, $5 students. (504) 607-1041 or (504) 258-2220.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Silk and Satin jazz and Latin music ensemble with Robert Perry, Michael Woods, Henry Lacey and Gene Harding. (504) 670-2520. trinityartistseries.com.

MONDAY

  • “FEVERBORN”: 9 a.m., Le Pavillon Hotel, 833 Poydras St., New Orleans. Karen Mari Moning launches her latest installment in the “Fever” series. Book must be purchased through Octavia Books to attend. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.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.
  • “A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK — RECIPES FROM IGNATIUS J. REILLY’S NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Cynthia LeJeune Nobles will discuss and sign her book. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
  • 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

  • COLOR THEORY WORKSHOP: 8:30 a.m., also Wednesday; Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Artist-in-residence Peg Usner explores vocabulary, elements of color and applications. $55 or $100 for both days. (504) 293-4724. longuevue.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS ARCHITECTURE SYMPOSIUM: 5:30 p.m., also Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. The Historic New Orleans Collection presents “Perspectives on New Orleans Architecture: Past, Present and Future.” Registration required. hnoc.org.
  • FIRST-TIME RENOVATOR TRAINING — BUY RIGHT: 6 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Two-night course on renovation, project selection, budget and more. Registration required. $40, $35 members. (504) 636-3399. prcno.org.

WEDNESDAY

  • 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.
  • PUBLIC HEARING FOR ALGIERS BUS SERVICE: 6 p.m., RTA Board Room, 2817 Canal St., New Orleans. Comments welcome in person or via phone at (504) 248-3900. norta.com.
  • KING ARTHUR REIGNS: 6:30 p.m., Cita Dennis Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave., New Orleans. Phil Fricano, founder and captain of King Arthur, discusses the organization’s past and future. (504) 366-0657. neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • “DARK BAYOU — INFAMOUS LOUISIANA HOMICIDES”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Alan G. Gauthreaux speaks about his collection of mysterious, bizarre and overlooked murders. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
  • “FENG SHUI FOR HEALTH AND WEALTH”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Tao arts practitioner Wyming Sun presents a workshop on the Chinese practice. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

THURSDAY, JAN. 21

  • GARDEN TO GLASS —BOOZY ’BUCHA: 5:30 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Explore the history and health benefits of kombucha while learning how to use it in cocktails with fruits and herbs from the gardens. ’Bucha cocktails and light bites provided. $35 (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
  • “EMBRACING THE WILD IN YOUR DOG”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Bryan Bailey signs his book and discusses growing up in Alaska and wolves. (504) 504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans. Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band. $10. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • 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 purchase a share of local produce. Walk-ins welcome. (504) 483-7037. www.hollygrovemarket.com.
    • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mid-City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. www.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. www.icdnola.org.

    SATURDAY

    • CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1808 Front St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. www. camelliacitymarket.org.
    • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
    • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873. www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
    • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9762. www.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. www.gretnafarmersmarket.com.
    • MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. (985) 624-3147. www.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. www.growdatyouthfarm.org.
    • ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 409 Aycock St., Arabi. www.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. www.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. www.frenchmarket.org.
    • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St., New Orleans. (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. www.swapmeetnola.com.
    • 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. www.freretmarket.org.

    TUESDAY

    • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway Ave., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
    • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037. www.hollygrovemarket.com.
    • SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower 9th Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. www.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.
    • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., French Market Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2621. www.frenchmarket.org.
    • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET WEST BANK: 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, 12715 U.S. 90, Luling. (504) 782-8517. www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org.