• 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.
  • A TASTE OF MYANMAR: 5:30 p.m., Recirculating Farms Coalition, 1750 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Mark LaMaire of Lahpet gives a hands-on overview of Burmese cuisine.


  • SYMPHONY BOOK FAIR: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., also Saturday, Sunday to 4 p.m.; UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Annual literary sale, including music, foreign language books, collections, collectibles and educational tools. Early admission $15 Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; after free.
  • ORCHID SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., also Saturday; noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Orchid Society hosts “A Walk in Paradise.”
  • GET READY, GET SET, DANCE!: 12:30 p.m., Central City Library, Mahalia Jackson Center, 2405 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Freestyle hip-hop dance competition to kick-off library summer programs. Three age groups: 7-10, 11-13 and 14-18. (504) 593-3110.
  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art on the spot, music by The New Orleans Moonshiners, film showing “I’m Not There.” (504) 658-4100.
  • CHEF PAUL PRUDHOMME TRIBUTE DINNER: 6:30 p.m., Purloo, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. WYES fundraiser with cocktails, dinner, speakers and video presentation about the legendary chef. $250. (504) 486-5511 ext. 200.
  • INNOCENCE PROJECT NEW ORLEANS: 6:30 p.m., The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Gala with food, music, silent auction celebrates project and exonerees. $150. (504) 943-1902.
  • JULEPS IN JUNE: 7 p.m., 1216 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society’s overture to the summer social season features mint juleps, food, music and an auction. $75 and up.
  • CREATING GREAT FUTURES GALA: 7 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, 900 10th St., Gretna. Benefit for the organization with silent and live auction, food, beverages and parade of prizes. $100 and up.
  • JUNE UNDER THE MOON: 7:30 p.m., Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, Victory Avenue, City Park, New Orleans. Adults-only party with rides, food, beer and beverages for purchase. $30.


  • ZULU GOLF TOURNAMENT: 8 a.m., Joseph Bartholomew Sr. Golf Course, 6514 Congress Drive, New Orleans. Benefit for Zulu’s Community Outreach Programs. $100 and up.
  • 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.
  • LIBRARYPALOOZA: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Kick-off for summer reading program with events, food and demonstrations. (504) 889-8143.
  • GREEN CLEAN EFFORT KICKOFF: 10 a.m., 1855 Duels St., New Orleans. Launch for volunteers and recruits for storm drain cleanup in targeted areas. (504) 475-4422.
  • THE NEW ORLEANS OYSTER FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., also Sunday. Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. The bivalve gets the star treatment at this festival, being showcased in a mélange of dishes and as the backdrop for some rocking good music.
  • “A BAYOU HOME — THE ADVENTURE OF SWAMPMASTER BEJEAUX”: 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Nancy Backus Roniger reads and signs her new children’s book. (504) 455-4929.
  • ST. CHARLES PARISH CRAWFISH COOK-OFF FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Jerusalem Shriners Temple, 1940 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan. Cooking competition, judging, live music and tasting. $100 per team.
  • PARADE OF HOMES: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., also Sunday; June 11-12; throughout the greater New Orleans metropolitan area. Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans open houses event of 17 new dwellings, including the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.
  • INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Champions Square, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, LaSalle Street, New Orleans. Showcase for craft beers, seminars, music and activities. Rescheduled from March. $40 and up.
  • HEART AND SOUL GALA: 7 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Benefit for the American Heart Association, with food, live and silent auctions, live music. $250 and up. (770) 612-6195.
  • PIRATE’S BALL: 7 p.m., Hyatt French Quarter, 800 Iberville St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for Odyssey House Louisiana, the evening features food, music, burlesque and a second-line to Pirates’ Alley. $54.50.
  • GERMAN REGIONAL DINNER: 7 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Ave., Metairie. Four-course dinner featuring cuisine from Cologne and the North Rhineland-Westphalia area, to raise funds for new “haus.” $32, $27 members. (504) 251-4970.
  • CRESCENT CITY LEVEE RUN: 7 p.m., Mississippi River levee, River Road and Labarre Avenue, Jefferson. Benefit 4-mile run headed upriver to the Huey P. Long Bridge and return for Ochsner Hospital for Children. $35.
  • SUMMER WINE FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans. Alliance Française festival, with French wines, music and food. $65, $45 members.


  • BRIDAL OPEN HOUSE: 1 p.m., various locations throughout City Park, New Orleans. Tour the Pavilion of the Two Sisters, The Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, and the Parkview Terrace, plus speak to staff. (504) 488-2896.
  • “TRUTH — THE KORDELL STEWART STORY”: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey. The John Ehret alumnus signs his book and raises funds for the school. (504) 263-1146.
  • “DEATH BECOMES US”: 2 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Pamela Skjolsvik discusses and signs her book about her investigation of death. (504) 895-2266.
  • HATS, HEELS AND HIGHBALLS: 2 p.m., Harrah’s Theater, 8 Canal St., New Orleans. Fashion shows, food, cocktails and music to benefit Dress for success. $50 advance, $75 door.
  • RUBBER DUCK DERBY: 4 p.m., Big Lake, City Park, New Orleans. Thousands of “adopted” rubber ducks race for a finish to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. $5 per duck.
  • SHIR CHADASH IN THE BERKSHIRES: 4 p.m., Shir Chadash, 3737 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. A camp-themed event with food, musical entertainment, shared memories and more to celebrate tenure of Rabbi Ethan Linden. $54, (504) 889-1144.


  • ELECTION COMMISSIONERS CLASS: 2 p.m., also Tuesday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., St. Charles Parish Courthouse, 15045 River Road, Hahnville. Clerk of Court course for registered residents. (985) 783-6632.
  • 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.
  • HAM RADIO COURSE: 6:30 p.m., also Mondays and Wednesdays through June 15; East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Crescent City Amateur Radio group hold seven-night course. (504) 889-8143.
  • 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.


  • NATIONAL PARK STUDY MEETING: 6 p.m., Buras Auditorium, 35619 Highway 11, Buras. Also, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 La. 23, Belle Chasse. Park Public participation sought in initial phase of Lower Mississippi River Area special resources study. (303) 969-2252.
  • “FASHION AND FICTION — SELF-TRANSFORMATION IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Lauren S. Cardon discusses and signs her work. (504) 899-7323.
  • “CITY OF REMEMBERING — A HISTORY OF GENEALOGY IN NEW ORLEANS”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Susan Tucker discusses and signs her book families in the Crescent City. (504) 895-2266.
  • SPEAK EASY: 6:30 p.m., Oak Bar, 8118 Oak St., New Orleans. Alliance Française “speed-dating” style event to improve French, speaking French then English in 7-minute increments. RSVP only by Monday. $20, $15 members.
  • GIVE. LOVE. XAVIER.: 12 a.m. to midnight. Twenty-four-hour online giving drive for Xavier University.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT: 5:30 p.m., through July 6, 200 Morgan St., Algiers. Weekly series featuring music, food trucks and beverages at the Algiers Point Ferry Terminal.
  • “REDEMPTION ROAD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. John Hart discusses and signs his book about a town on the brink. (504) 895-2266.
  • 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.


  • DINE OUT FOR PAWS: Various eateries throughout the metro area will donate 20 percent of their proceeds to the Louisiana SPCA.
  • “GALVEZ/SPAIN —OUR FORGOTTEN ALLY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR — A CONCISE SUMMARY OF SPANISH ASSISTANCE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Judge Edward Butler Sr. discusses and signs his book of the Spanish involvement in the Revolution. (504) 895-2266.


    • 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.
    • 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.


    • CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1808 Front St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112.
    • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans.
    • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873.
    • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9762.
    • HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 801 Harrison Ave., New Orleans.
    • 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.
    • 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.


    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.


    • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway Ave., New Orleans.
    • 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.


    • 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.
    • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., French Market Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2621.

      • Friday to Sunday
      • GHEENS BON MANGÉ FESTIVAL: Vacherie-Gheens Community Center, Gheens. This festival offers Cajun dishes and sweets, live entertainment, children’s rides, a truck, car and bike show and a live auction.


      • LOUISIANA CORN FESTIVAL: Lake Street, Bunkie. Rides, food, music, sports tournaments, pageants, parades and cooking competitions are part of this festival.