THURSDAY, MAY 21

  • AVP NEW ORLEANS OPEN: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., also 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday; Coconut Beach, 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Professional beach volleyball returns to the area, featuring Olympic stars and local standouts. Free general admission, seating packages available. www.avp.com/event/avp-new-orleans-la.
  • 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.
  • VINOLA!: 2 p.m., Hotel Ballroom, Omni Royal Orleans, 621 St. Louis St., New Orleans. Sample rare and highly-valued wines, part of the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. $175. www.nowfe.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.
  • 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/ochsnercancer_institute/healing_yoga.
  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA. www.rareformnola.com.
  • ROYAL STREET STROLL PRESENTED BY ROUSES: 5:30 p.m., 200 to 900 blocks of Royal Street, New Orleans. Food and wine offerings at stops along the French Quarter street, part of NOWFE. $99 advance, $125. www.nowfe.com.
  • SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m., home of Terrell and Blane Cayton, New Orleans. New Orleans Arts and Culture Host Committee and the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp to present Edgar “Dooky” Chase Jr. the Jazz Pioneer Award. $250. RSVP for location. (504) 392-20002. www.louisarmstrongjazzcamp.com.
  • “AFRICAN-AMERICAN REMEDIES”: 7 p.m., New Orleans Athletic Club, 22 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Eddie Boyd discusses his book about local “medicines” slaves brought to America and how some became templates for contemporary pharmaceuticals. (504) 525-2375. www.neworleansathleticclub.com.
  • PFLAG NORTH SHORE MEETING: 7:30 p.m., Grace Disciples Church, 975 Highway 190, Covington. Monthly support meeting for parents, family, friends and members of the LGBT community. (504) 862-5912. www.pflagno.org.
  • BIG EASY MUSIC AWARDS: 7 p.m., Harrah’s Theatre, Harrah’s Casino, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. Annual musical honors by the Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education. $125. (504) 483-3219. www.facebook.com/BigEasyEntertainmentAwards.

FRIDAY, MAY 22

  • ESCAPE THE ORDINARY — SUMMER READING PROGRAM: St. Tammany Parish Library. Registration begins for teen program to keep track of time spent reading for prizes. (985) 626-9779 x 304. www.sttammanylibrary.org.
  • VOLUNTEER FLAG PROJECT AT CHALMETTE NATIONAL CEMETERY: 7:30 a.m., Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Volunteers needed to place flags on graves for Memorial Day. Also, flag pickup needed Tuesday. (504) 281-0511, ext. 32. www.nps.gov/jela.
  • TULANE FAMILY BUSINESS FORUM: 8 a.m., Kendall Cram Lecture Hall, Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. McIlhenny Co. CEO Tony Simmons speaks on “Keeping Things from Getting Heated in the Family Business.” (504) 314-2188. www.lri.tulane.edu.
  • MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY: 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Square, Veterans Memorial and Causeway boulevards, Metairie. American Legion Post 397 and Jefferson Parish honor veterans. www.legion.org.
  • GREEK FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., also 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans. Annual celebrations of all things Greek, from cuisine, history, tours of the cathedral, canoe rides and dancing to performances and boutiques of Greek supplies and items. $7. www.greekfestnola.com.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, performance by Bamboula 2000, lecture by John Thornton, director of African-American Studies at Boston University. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. to midnight, also 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, festival grounds, 219 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Annual festival features music, cooking competitions, races, carnival rides and more. www.jambalayafestival.org.
  • MOVIES IN THE PARK: 6 p.m., Taylor Park, 2600 S. Roman St., New Orleans. New Orleans Recreation Development Commission shows “The Boxtrolls” movie, plus field games and fitness activities. Showing after dark, around 7:15 p.m. (504) 658-3008. www.nola.gov/nordc/movies-in-the-park.
  • GRAND TASTING: 6 p.m., also 2 p.m. Saturday, Hall J, New Orleans Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Part of NOWFE. Sample more than 1,000 domestic and international wines, plus food from more than 75 area chefs. King/Queen of Louisiana Seafood crowned Saturday following competition. $109 advance, $139. www.nowfe.com.
  • GREEK FESTIVAL RUN/WALK: 7 p.m., Robert E. Lee and Wisner boulevards, New Orleans. New Orleans Track Club sponsors race along Bayou St. John in conjunction with the annual festival. Fun-run participants encouraged to dress in togas. www.runnotc.org.
  • VERDI “REQUIEM”: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 16333 Highway 1085, Covington. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs. Repeat performance in New Orleans on Saturday. $20 up. (504) 523-6530. www.lpomusic.org.
  • BIG GATEAUX SHOW: 9 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Part of NOWFE. Competition with burlesque, pastries and cocktails features celebrity chefs and judges. $75. www.nowfe.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

  • PILATES IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m., also Monday 6 p.m. New Orleans Museum of Art, One 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. crescentcity farmersmarket.org.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873. covington farmersmarket.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. gretnafarmers market.com.
  • MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. (985) 624-3147. mandevilletrailhead market.com.
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 922 Teche St., Algiers. oldalgiersharvestfreshmarket.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.
  • 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: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Louisiana SPCA adoptions. (504) 368-5191. www.la-spca.org.
  • MADE FROM THE MARKET: 11 a.m., Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Southern Food and Beverage Museum representatives 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.
  • SLIDELL JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL: noon to 10 p.m., Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell. Annual fest with proceeds to benefit “Notes for Education Northshore.” $10. (985) 645-9558. www.slidelljazzandblues.com.
  • 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.
  • CRAWFISH BOIL ON THE RIVER: 1 p.m., Spanish Plaza, Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. In celebration of first anniversary of Riverwalk Marketplace, with music and activities. $7 per pound. www.riverwalkneworleans.com.
  • BIG CHIEF ROBBE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: 2 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. An overview of Robbe’s life will be followed by a panel of Big Chiefs and community leaders discussion the legacy of the late Chief of Chiefs. (504) 214-6630. www.ashecac.org.
  • VERDI “REQUIEM”: 7:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra closes its run at this theater before returning to the Orpheum Theatre. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530. www.lpomusic.org.
  • SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES DANCE: 8 p.m. to midnight, St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Music by LA 1. Smoke-free, snacks, setups, door prizes. $15. (985) 282-8174 or (985) 285-4662.

SUNDAY, MAY 24

  • SECOND CHANCE SUNDAYS: Noon to 4 p.m., Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Half-off adoption for animals six months and older each Sunday in May. www.la-spca.org/adoptables.
  • NOLA CHESS CLUB: Noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free, open to the public. nolachessclub.yolasite.com.
  • MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY: 12:30 p.m., Chalmette National Cemetery, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Vietnam Veterans of VFW Post 3798 present color guard, bagpipers and remarks. (504) 281-0510. www.nps.gov/jela.
  • HIBISCUS SHOW AND SALE: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Grace King High School, 4301 Grace King Place, Metairie. The New Orleans Hibiscus Society presents hundreds of hibiscus for viewing and purchase. (504) 722-2408.
  • SUNDAY FUNDAY FIELD DAY: 3 p.m., Spanish Plaza, Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. For ages over 21, games including, giant Jenga, mini putt-putt and a basketball hot-shot court. Participants who donate to the Wounded Warrior Project will receive a free beer. Registration required. www.playnola.com/events.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Tom Sancton Jazz Quartet. (504) 670-2520. www.albinas.org.
  • “JAWS”: 8:15 p.m., Spanish Plaza, Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. N.O. Film Society screens the classic summer flick for “Movies on the Mississippi.” BYO seating encouraged, popcorn provided. www.riverwalkneworleans.com/events.

MONDAY, MAY 25

  • MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: 10 a.m., Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson St., Covington. Public commemoration service for veterans, followed by reception for vets and families. (985) 867-1206.
  • MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS AT WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 10:30 a.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Music, ceremony and salutes mark the holiday. (504) 528-1944. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • CRAWFISH BOIL: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Industry Bar and Kitchen, 240 Decatur St., New Orleans. Barman’s Fund hosts a Memorial Day fundraiser for the Help for Heroes first responders charity. (504) 581-6977.
  • TAI CHI CLASS: 6 p.m., NOMA Sculpture Garden, City Park, One 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., 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, MAY 26

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • “MILLION DOLLAR ROAD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Amy Conner discusses and signs her Louisiana novel of a young woman yearning for a better existence and the secret longings that will change the lives of those around her. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • A MUSICAL FEAST: 7 p.m., Jones Walker LLP, Place St. Charles 52nd floor, 201 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Hors d’oeuvres, concert and dinner fundraiser for Birdfoot Music Festival. $150 up. (504) 451-6578. www.birdfootfestival.org.
  • “LAKEVIEW MEMORIES”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Muriel Machauer discusses her book about the history of the Lakeview neighborhood. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • “THE BOOK OF LIFE”: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Deborah Harkness reads and signs her sequel and finale to “A Discovery of Witches” and “Shadow of Night.” (504) 455-4929. www.barnesandnoble.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

  • EMERGENCY PREP SEMINAR: 9 a.m., JEDCO Conference Center, 701A Churchill Parkway, Avondale. Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission and Jefferson Chamber of Commerce sponsor a business recovery and continuity seminar. Registration required. www.jedco.org/events.
  • 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.
  • 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 Highway 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.
  • SIPPIN’ IN THE COURTYARD: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Music, wine, food and a cork pull. Portion of proceeds go to Café Reconcile. (504) 586-8000. www.maisondupuy.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 28

  • 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.
  • IKEBANA CLASS: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2011 Magazine St., New Orleans. Learn the art of Japanese floral arranging. $22. (504) 235-1558.
  • 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.
  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA. www.rareformnola.com.
  • GET CHECKED —PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE: 6:30 p.m., Rosa Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Part of LSU Health Tiger Talks, discussions on screenings. (504) 596-2600. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.