- 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. nps.gov/jela.
- 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. facebook.com/events/1726427584302539.
- 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. symphonyvolunteers.org/book-fair.
- 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.” neworleansorchidsociety.org.
- 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. neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
- 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. noma.org.
- 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. wyes.org.
- 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. ip-no.org.
- 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. email@example.com.
- 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. apps.bgcsela.org/portal/upcoming-events-secure?EV=433.
- 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. neworleanscitypark.com.
- 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. kreweofzulu.com.
- 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.
- 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. jplibrary.net.
- 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. neworleansoysterfestival.org.
- “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. barnesandnoble.com.
- 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. stcharlesboil.com.
- 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. hbagno.org.
- 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. neworleansinternationalbeeffest.com.
- 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. neworleansheartball.heart.org.
- 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. facebook.com/OdysseyHouseLouisiana.
- 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. deutscheshaus.org.
- 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. ccc10K.com/crescity-city-levee-run.
- 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. af-neworleans.org.
- 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. neworleanscitypark.org.
- “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. barnesandnoble.com.
- “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. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- 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. myneworleans.com/St-Charles-Avenue.
- 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. duckrace.com/nola.
- 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. shirchadash.org.
- 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. stcharlesgov.net.
- 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.
- 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. 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.
- 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. parkplanning.nps.gov/LMIS_SRS.
- “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. octaviabooks.com.
- “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. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- 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. af-neworleans.org.
- GIVE. LOVE. XAVIER.: 12 a.m. to midnight. Twenty-four-hour online giving drive for Xavier University. xula.edu/givelove.
- 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.
- 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. jplibrary.net.
- 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. wednesdaysonthepoint.com.
- “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. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- 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. jplibrary.net.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9
- DINE OUT FOR PAWS: Various eateries throughout the metro area will donate 20 percent of their proceeds to the Louisiana SPCA. la-spca.org/dineout.
- “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. gardendistrictbookshop.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.
- HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 801 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. harrisonavenuemarketplace.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.
- 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). 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. (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. 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.
- GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., St. Charles Plaza, 12715 U.S. 90, Luling. (985) 764-9762. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
- 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.
AROUND THE STATE
- 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. gheensbonmange.webs.com.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, TO SATURDAY, JUNE 11
- LOUISIANA CORN FESTIVAL: Lake Street, Bunkie. Rides, food, music, sports tournaments, pageants, parades and cooking competitions are part of this festival. bunkiechamber.net/cornfestival.