New Orleans events calendar, Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2015 _lowres

Advocate photo by J.T. BLATTY. Lights depicting scenes of New Orleans electrify the facade of Gallier Hall during LUNA Fete, a large-scale arts project that includes events at various spots in the city. From 2014, this is a surrealistic video projection by the French light art group, La Maison Productions at Lafayette Square. The St. Charles Avenue location will be scene to several nights of events, a bazaar and more. artsneworleans.org.

THURSDAY

  • TURKEY DAY RACE: 8:30 a.m., Tad Gormley Stadium, 5400 Stadium Drive, City Park, New Orleans. Thanksgiving 5-mile race and youth half-mile benefits Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans. $30 registration. runnotc.org.

VEGAN THANKSGIVING: NOON, FATOUSH, 2372 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. ANNUAL BUFFET OF VEGAN VERSIONS OF TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY ITEMS. PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF LOUISIANA. $30 AND UP. TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORBROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/2464285

  • BAYOU CLASSIC THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE: 3:30 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. The kick-off public event for the annual Bayou Classic Gridiron contest between Southern and Gambling State universities rolls from the dome to the French Market. mybayouclassic.com.

FRIDAY

  • CAREER AND COLLEGE FAIR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. In conjunction with the Bayou Classic. mybayouclassic.com.
  • DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS: noon to 8 p.m., also 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Hands-on exhibit of up to 40 moving and replica museum-quality dinosaurs plus activities for kids of all ages. $18 and up. (504) 465-9985. pontchartraincenter.com.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, music by New Orleans Moonshiners and “American Experience — Ansel Adams” film. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • BATTLE OF THE BANDS & GREEK SHOW: 6 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Annual music extravaganza with performances by the bands of Southern and Grambling State universities, as well as step shows by Greek organizations. $20. mybayouclassic.com.
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS OPENS: 6 p.m. daily, through Jan. 2, City Park, New Orleans. Light extravaganza in the park, plus train and carousel rides. Closed Monday to Thursday, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. $8, with rides extra. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “ELF” SHOWING: 7 p.m., Al Copeland Concert Meadow, Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie. Movie Night in the Park features the comedy about a human raised by Santa’s elves and how he saves Christmas. Vendors will sell food and drink. lafrenierepark.org.
  • “A WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMAS” FEATURING VARLA JEAN MERMAN: 8 p.m., also Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Holiday show featuring the all-male quartet and New Orleans’ own diva. $30. broadwaynola.com.

SATURDAY

  • DRAW-A-THON: 6:30 a.m., New Orleans Art Center, 3330 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. 24-hour drawing confab for all ages. (707) 779-9317. press-street.org/drawathon.
  • 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.
  • CHRISTMAS TREE AND HOLIDAY GIFT SALE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cita Dennis Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave., New Orleans. Trees, greenery, gifts, ornament-making activities and musical performances. (504) 366-0657. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
  • MARDI GRAS ARTISTS SHOW: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Miette, 2038 Magazine St., New Orleans. Artists who create the floats and rolling artwork seen during Carnival present an art boutique, answer questions and see some of the large-scale pieces. (504) 522-2883. iheartmiette.com.
  • 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.
  • GROWING VEGGIES IN NOLA: 11 a.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1609 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Two-class series on urban food production. (504) 352-1750. southboundgardens.com.
  • TAYLOR FAMILY DAY: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Taylor Scholars Award Program students, parents and two family members have free admittance. Educators are eligible as well. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SECOND LINE: 11 a.m., Community Book Center, 2523 Bayou Road, New Orleans. StayLocal kicks off holiday shopping season with second line to Bayou Road businesses. staylocal.org.
  • BAYOU CLASSIC: 4 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Annual gridiron matchup of Louisiana powerhouses Southern University and Grambling State University. $28 and up. mybayouclassic.com.
  • IN THE SOFAB KITCHEN WITH CHEF TORY MCPHAIL: 1 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The executive chef at Commander’s Palace offers tastings of his new line of sauces. (504) 267-7490. sofabinstitute.org.
  • “SUNDAY PASTA”: 2 p.m., Hazelnut New Orleans. 5515 Magazine St., New Orleans. Edwin Garrubbo signs his book of weekly pasta recipes. (504) 891-2424. hazelnutneworleans.com.
  • TOMB BY TWILIGHT TOUR: 4 p.m., St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, 425 Basin St., New Orleans. Save Our Cemeteries and the Archdiocese of New Orleans dusk tour after normal hours for ages 21 and over. Departs RF’s Dining Music Cocktails, 301 Dauphine St., New Orleans. Reservations required. $45. (504) 525-3377. saveourcemeteries.org.
  • CLASSIC WEEKEND JAM: 8 p.m., UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Hi-hop and rap artists Rick Ross, Yo Gotti and Lil’ Boosie perform during the Bayou Classic whirl of events. $58 and up. arenaneworleans.com.

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.
  • “HOLIDAY INN”: 10 a.m., also Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. Screening of the classic movie with Irving Berlin music, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire in the black and white precursor to “White Christmas.” (504) 891-2787. prytaniatheatreneworleans.com.
  • A CAJUN CHRISTMAS WITH PAPA NOEL: 11 a.m., Confetti Playground, Pelican and Verret Streets, New Orleans. Treats, coffee, storytelling, letters and pictures with Santa. $15 children for photos with Santa, $5 adults. Reservations, toys are requested. confettipark.com.
  • DISCOVERING S.T.E.A.M.: 11:30 a.m., Jewish Community Day School, 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Hands on Chanukah exploration for children 3-5 for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Kosher lunch available. (504) 887-4091. jcdsnola.org.
  • “TRIDENTINE” LATIN MASS: 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Good Shepherd Parish holds Extraordinary Form of the Mass of the Roman Rite for Mrs. Renato Cellini, with choir performing the “Missa Cantata.” (504) 899-1378.
  • “A JOYOUS OCCASION”: 3 p.m., St. Joseph Abbey Church, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict. New Orleans Musica da Camera and Vox Feminæ present a holiday concert. (504) 895-2714. nomdc.org.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Spencer Bohren, guitarist/singer, specializes in steel slide guitar. trinityartistseries.com.
  • LUNA FÊTE: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., through Dec. 5; Lafayette Square, St. Charles Avenue between north and south Maestri Streets, New Orleans; and Ashe Power House Theatre, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Large-scale music and light displays and art at various locations. artsneworleans.org.
  • MONday
  • CATHOLIC WOMEN IN ACTION — ADVENT REFLECTION: 9 a.m., Mary Queen of Peace Church, 1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville. Confessons, reflections, speakers. (985) 792-4925.
  • HOLIDAY DRESS AT HISTORIC HOUSES: 10 a.m., through Jan. 5, Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses, 818 St. Louis St. and 1126 Royal St., New Orleans. Unique holiday decor in French Quarter historic homes is on display. $12 and up. (504) 274-0746. hgghh.org.
  • GALATOIRE’S FOUNDATION CHRISTMAS AUCTION: 5:30 p.m., Galatoire’s Restaurant, 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Annual auction of coveted tables for the Friday before Christmas, Dec. 18, to benefit Boys Hope Girls Hope and New Orleans Mission. $50 couple. (504) 525-6022. galatoires.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.
  • “ALL WHO GO DO NOT RETURN — A MEMOIR”: 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Shulem Deen reads and signs his exploration of ultra Orthodox Judasim and one man’s loss of faith. Octavia Books will sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • 50 SHADES OF ’STACHE: 8 p.m., The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for prostate cancer research by Movember, with contests, prizes and readings from “50 Sades of Grey.” (504) 525-5515. facebook.com/events/195346740799958/

TUESDAY

  • LUNA TECH TALK — PLEASE TOUCH THE ART: 4:30 p.m., Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Art Center, 1618 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Jen Lewin discusses her experience on the power of interactive art. artsneworleans.org.
  • LOBBY LIGHTING CEREMONY: 5 p.m., Roosevelt New Orleans, 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Illumination of block-long hotel lobby, decorated through New Year’s Day. therooseveltneworleans.com.
  • ART OF GIVING: 5 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Holiday shopping event featuring craftsmen and vendors form the Center for Southern Craft and Design. (504) 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org.
  • BRUCE DAIGREPONT’S CAJUN CHRISTMAS: 6 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, New Orleans. Cajun music icon Daigrepont provides holiday music as part of the Cathedral Concert series. (504) 522-5730. st.louiscathedral.org.

“UNTIL THE BEAT STOPS”: 6 P.M., GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP, 2727 PRYTANIA ST., NEW ORLEANS. STELLA MOWEN DISCUSSES AND SIGNS HER BOOK ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA AND CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS. (504) 895-2266. GARDENDISTRICTBOOKSHOP.COM.

  • TORCH OF LIBERTY AWARD DINNER: 6 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Anti-Defamation League gala dinner honoring Phyllis Taylor and Dr. Nick Mueller. $200, $100 under 35. (504) 780-5602. neworleans.adl.org.
  • “TUNES FOR TOYS”: 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, 43 McAlister Drive, New Orleans. Community concert by the Tulane School of Liberal Arts and Gia Maione Prima Foundation with New Breed Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and students. Admission is a new toy. tromboneshortyfoundation.org.
  • BILLY GIBBONS & THE BFGS: 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. ZZ Top’s Gibbons takes to the stage with Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown. $23 and up. orpheumnola.com.

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.
  • MUSIC AT MIDDAY: Noon, Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Students from the Newcomb Department of Music perform for the final concert of the season. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu.
  • COMMUNITY ARTS AWARDS: 4 p.m., Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., New Orleans. Arts Council of New Orleans awards presentation. $75. (504) 523-1465. artsneworleans.org.
  • PRESERVATION HALL ALL-STARS — A CREOLE CHRISTMAS: 6 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, New Orleans. Part of the Cathedral Concert series, featuring the traditional jazz sounds of the All-Stars. (504) 522-5730. stlouiscathedral.org.
  • “FREEMAN’S —THE BEST NEW WRITING ON ARRIVAL”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. John Freeman, editor, and Garnette Gadogan, contributor, discuss and sign their book. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “WAY DOWN IN LOUISIANA — CLIFTON CHENIER, CAJUN, ZYDECO AND SWAMP POP MUSIC”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Author Todd Mouton will read and sign, with BeauSoleil frontman David Doucet performing. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • READING BETWEEN THE WINES: 7 p.m., Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. Readings, signings, noshes and wine. (504) 483-6314. pearlwineco.com.
  • THE ANGELIC SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m., Mel Ott Recreation Center, 2301 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna. Stuart Chafetz conducts the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in a holiday concert of works by Anderson, Beethoven, Sousa, Torme and Rimsky-Korsakov, plus a singalong of Christmas songs. $25, $10 12 and under. (504) 523-6530. lopmusic.com.
  • A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT: 7:30 p.m., Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, 19 Magnolia Drive, City Park, New Orleans. Cocktails, food, auction and ghost stories to benefit Big Class’s free writing program for ages 6-18. $40 and up. bigclass.org/darkandstormy.
  • LATKES WITH A TWIST: 8 p.m., Bellocq, Hotel Modern, Lee Circle, 926 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Jewish Children’s Regional Service sponsors communitywide Hanukkah event, with latke bar, Israeli folk singer Eleanor Tallie and auction. $25. (504) 828-6334. jcrs.org/2015/11/december-3-2015.

THURSDAY, DEC. 3

  • MEMBERSHIP TEA: 3 p.m., Mandeville. Republican Women annual tea. Contact Loraine. (985) 246-6108.

YAPPY HOUR: 4 P.M., RARE FORM, 437 ESPLANADE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. PORTION OF PROCEEDS AND BRING PETS. LA-SPCA.ORG.

  • “ONCE UPON A PILLOW — A STORY OF HOME, DESIGN, AND EXQUISITE TEXTILES”: 4 p.m., Hazelnut New Orleans, 5515 Magazine St., New Orleans. Rebecca Vizard signs and discusses her book about home furnishings. (504) 891-2424. hazlenutneworleans.com.
  • LUNA BAZAAR: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Lafayette Square, St. Charles Avenue and S. Maestri St., New Orleans. More than 30 contemporary artists and retailers host shopping under the stars at LUNA Fete. artsneworleans.org.
  • “THE BUTLERS OF IBERVILLE PARISH, LOUISIANA — DUNBOYNE PLANTATION IN THE 1800S”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. David D. Plater discusses and signs his book about antebellum life in Louisiana and the post-war upheavals. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“NEW ORLEANS LOOKING UP/NEW ORLEANS LOOKING DOWN”: 6 P.M., OCTAVIA BOOKS, 513 OCTAVIA ST., NEW ORLEANS. PHOTOGRAPHER AND GRAPHIC ARTIST TOM VARISCO DISCUSSES AND SIGNS HIS BOOK ABOUT THE CRESCENT CITY. (504) 899-7323. OCTAVIABOOKS.COM.

  • “TOASTS & TAILS & JINGLE BELLS”: 6 p.m., N.O. Fleas Market, 4228 Magazine St., New Orleans. Holiday party for Louisiana SCPA, including libations, hors d’oeuvres, pet treats and more. (504) 324-4727. la-spca.org.

“WALKING WITH TIGERS — A COLLECTION OF LSU STORIES”: 7 P.M., BARNES AND NOBLE, 3721 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD., METAIRIE. JEFFREY MARX SIGNS HIS NEW BOOK ABOUT LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY. (504) 455-4929. BARNESANDNOBLE.COM.

  • CREATED EQUAL — CIVIL RIGHTS MATTER: 7 p.m., East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd., New Orleans. Screening of “Freedom Riders” documentary and discussion on rights led by Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald of Tulane. (504) 596-0200. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
  • YULETIDE CELEBRATION: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1400 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Stuart Chafetz conducts the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in a holiday concert of works by Anderson, Beethoven, Sousa, Torme and Rimsky-Korsakov, plus a singalong of Christmas songs. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530. lopmusic.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.
  • CRESCENT PARK CRAFTS BAZAAR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mandeville Wharf, 2300 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Every third Saturday, except January, February and August. www.frenchmarket.org/crescent-park-bazaar.
  • ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 409 Aycock St., Arabi. www.visitst bernard.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. 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. 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., 12715 U.S. 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517. www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
  • AROUND THE STATE

    • SATURDAY-SUNday, THROUGH Dec. 13
    • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:15 a.m. to dusk, 46468 River Road, Hammond. Multi-weekend festival, fair, theme park and immersion experience with food, beverages, shows and various themed weekends. This weekend is “Heroes and Pirates.” $18 adults per day and up; $10 children per day and up. (985) 429-9992. www.larf.net.