New Orleans events calendar, Feb. 25-March 3, 2016 _lowres

A performer rides an elephant in the UniverSoul Circus, coming to the Lakefront Arena at UNO. The big-top experience with global accents will play at the area Thursday through Sunday at a variety of times throughout the day. Tickets are $16 and up. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. universoulcircus.com.

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.
  • GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON: 10 a.m., Marriott New Orleans, 555 Canal St., New Orleans. American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women event to raise funds, awareness for heart disease in women. $100. (770) 612-6195. heart.org.
  • UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS: 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., plus various times Friday, Saturday and Sunday; UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Big-top spectacle with light, sound and soul. $16 and up. universoulcircus.com.
  • “TALKIN’ JAZZ WITH FRED KASTEN”: 2 p.m., Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Kasten interviews Lars Edegran for radio program. musicatthemint.org.
  • “THE FIGHT FOR DOUBLE VICTORY” PANEL DISCUSSION: 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. presentation, Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Panelists Leah Chase, Raphael Cassimere and Norman Francis recount their experiences during the Civil Rights Movement through the story of the African-Americans who fought during the war. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
  • HOME OWNERSHIP PRESENTATION: 6 p.m., Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Habitat for Humanity offers presentation on their ownership program. (504) 609-3349. habitat-nola.org.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans. The New Orleans Moonshiners with Christina Perez perform in this series. $10. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “FALLEN LAND”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Taylor Brown discusses his debut novel about the Civil War with Kent Wascom, author of “Secessia,” about New Orleans during the war. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • NUNEZ COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION GALA: 6:30 p.m., Administration Building, Nunez Community College, 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette. Food, beverages and music raise funds for St. Bernard community college. $50. (504) 278-6439. nunez.edu/nunez-foundation.
  • “NEW ORLEANS — LIFE AND DEATH IN THE BIG EASY” LECTURE: 6:30 p.m., Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. Photographer and author Cheryl Gerber discusses her book for the Save Our Cemeteries lecture series. (504) 525-3377. saveourcemeteries.com.
  • “LOUISIANA AVIATION — AN EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY IN PHOTOGRAPHS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Vincent P. Caire discusses his new book about the state’s aviation history. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

FRIDAY

  • HEART HEALTH TALK FOR WOMEN: Noon, auditorium, LSU Health New Orleans Human Development Center, 411 S. Prieur St., New Orleans. Dr. Pramilla Subramaniam discusses “What Women Need to Know About Their Heart Health” at a free, public seminar. lsuhsc.edu.
  • PONTCHARTRAIN HOME SHOW: noon to 8 p.m., also Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Home exposition, with culinary and DIY presentations. (504) 465-9985. pontchartraincenter.com.
  • WORLD OF WHEELS: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., also Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Automotive show with celebrities, hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles. $18, under 12 $6, under 5 free. autorama.com/attend/neworleans.
  • “FREEDOM IN CONGO SQUARE: 4 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Also, Saturday and Sunday at various locations. Carole Boston Weatherford reads and signs her book about the experience of slaves in south Louisiana and Sundays at Congo Square. ashecac.org.
  • “GOT GUMBO” COOK-OFF: 5 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for United Way of Southeast Louisiana. $25 advance, $30 door. unitedwaysela.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, “Self-Taught Genius” lecture by Stacy Hollander, music by Shotgun Jazz Band. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • ARC FEST: 5 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling. Food, games, events, music to benefit Arc of St. Charles. (985) 785-0971. stcharlesparish-la.gov/news.
  • LENTEN FISH FRY: 5 p.m., Holy Family Parish Center, 155 Holy Family Lane, Luling. Knights of Columbus seafood event, $8 per meal.
  • TOAST FOR THE COAST: 7:30 p.m., Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. New Orleans Pelicans and Audubon Institute fundraiser with silent auction. $100 and up. (504) 565-3033. auduboninstitute.org/aquarium/events/toast-for-the-coast.

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.
  • MAGNIFICAT BREAKFAST: 9 a.m., Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Magnificat Metairie hosts breakfast with Karen Pflueger Stoehr of the Pfister Sisters and “Tongues A Fire.” Reservations required. $20. (504) 466-2010. (504) 884-6152.
  • KINDER GARDEN — THE GREEN GRASS GROWS: 9:30 a.m., Discovery Garden, Longue Vue House and Garden, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Hands-on class for ages 18 months to 5 years, sunshine only. $12 covers one child and one adult, $10 members, $5 additional siblings. (504) 293-4722. longuevue.com.
  • HERPS EXOTIC REPTILE AND PET SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego. Reptiles, amphibians, insects, feeders and supplies and a chance to purchase directly from breeders. $15 for two-day pass. herpshow.net/new-orleans-la.
  • TEACHER RECRUITMENT FAIR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Einstein Charter Schools, 5316 Michoud Blvd., New Orleans. Positions available for certified teachers for grades pre-K through 9. Interview will be conducted. einsteincharterschools.org.
  • BEGINNING BIRDWATCHING CLASS SERIES: 10 a.m., Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans. Orleans Audubon Society offers five-part series of two classroom lectures and three field trips to watching spots. $100. (985) 863-8516. jjaudubon.net.
  • 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.
  • CHILI IN THE CHANNEL: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jackson Avenue and Annunciation Street, New Orleans. Chili cook-off supporting ReNEW Schools. Teams compete for various honors. $5, tasting tickets $2. nolachili.com.
  • NORTHSHORE GUMBO COOK-OFF: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Competition benefits community youth programs, with live music, facepainting and gumbo. $75 entry for teams, $10 gate. facebook.com/NorthshoreGumboCookOff.
  • CAROUSEL GARDENS SPRING OPENING: 11 a.m., Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Park, New Orleans. Following closure for the winter, the rides and activities of the park are open once again. $4, children under 36 inches free. (504) 483-9402. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “LITTLE RED MEETS THE THREE LITTLE PIGS”: 3 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Alberta Dunn reads and signs her new children’s book. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.
  • “WINGS” SCREENING: 3:30 p.m., Historic New Orleans Collection, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Live accompaniment by Pierre Queval works with the original Academy Award Best Picture winner about World War I. (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.
  • PAWS CAUSE FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m., Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center, University of New Orleans, 200 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Music, raffles, food, silent auction and door prizes to benefit Spaymart Kitten Foster Program. $25, $30 door. spaymart.org/3rd-annual-paws-cause-benefit.
  • GRETNA JUBILEE: 7 p.m., Gretna Farmers Market, 300 Huey P. Long Ave, Gretna. Fundraiser for West Bank magnet schools with music, food and libations. $60. facebook.com/GretnaJubilee.
  • BIG EASY BLUES FEST: 8 p.m., Lakefront Arena, University of New Orleans, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Music festival with Tucka, Sir Charles Jones, Theodis Ealy, TK Soul and more. (504) 280-7222.
  • SWEETARTS 2016: 8 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Gala benefit for CAC to kick off 40th anniversary of the center, with music, food and open galleries. Costumes encouraged, 1970s chic. $100. Late night Party at 9 p.m., $50. (504) 528-3805. cacno.org.

SUNDAY

  • PET FIRST AID/CPR COURSE: 9 a.m. to noon, Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Hands-on course in dealing with pet problems. Pre-registration required. $65. la-spca.org/cpr.
  • 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.
  • LATIN MASS: 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. “Tridentine” Mass. Good Shepherd Choir performs. (504) 899-1378.
  • “ABOUT WOMEN”: 1 p.m., Vincent Mann Gallery, 305 Royal St., New Orleans. Francoise Gilot and Lisa Alther sign their book. (504) 523-2342. vincentmanngallery.com.
  • “FREEDOM IN CONGO SQUARE”: 1:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Carole Boston Weatherford reads and signs her book about slaves’ experiences. Sundays in Congo Square. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

MONDAY

  • “THANKSGIVING”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. New Orleans native and journalist Mary Arno reads and signs her book about four teens in the summer of 1965. (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.
  • 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

  • “URBAN REVOLUTIONS — A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO TWO-WHEELED TRANSPORTATION”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Emilie Bahr reads and signs her book about cycling in New Orleans. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “NEW ORLEANS NOIR”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Editor Julie Smith, with authors Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr, O’Neil DeNoux and Maurice Carlos Ruffin discuss and sign their books. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com
  • “AN EVENING WITH ZADIE SMITH”: 7 p.m., Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Writer-in-residence Smith reads and discusses several of her books, followed by an interview. tulane.edu.
  • NUTRITION CLASS: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Branch Library, 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Karen Walker, LSU AgCenter, offers class on varying proteins and makes salmon patties. Part of a series. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

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.
  • “AFTON VILLA — THE BIRTH AND REBIRTH OF A 19TH-CENTURY LOUISIANA GARDEN”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Author Gen Trimble will read and sign her new book about her restoration of the historic garden. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “POPE FRANCIS’ SPIRITUALITY OF ENCOUNTER”: 7 p.m., Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Dr. Thomas Ryan, director of the Institute for Ministry, lectures as part of the Lenten Series. loyno.edu.

MARCH 3

  • RECRUIT MILITARY VETERAN OPPORTUNITY EXPO: 11 a.m., Bienville Club Lounge, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Hiring event for vets, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and spouses. recruitmilitary.com/neworleans.
  • “URBAN REVOLUTIONS — A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO TWO-WHEELED TRANSPORTATION”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Emilie Bahr reads and signs her book about cycling in New Orleans. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON — PORTRAIT OF A LADY NOVELIST”: 6 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Anne Boyd Rioux reads and signs her book about Woolson, her relationship with Henry James and death in Venice. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “MY FATHER THE PORNOGRAPHER”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Chris Offutt pens a memoir about his father, Andrew, who was a prolific writer of mid-century erotic books. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.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.
    • 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.