New Orleans Events calendar for June 18-24, 2015 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER GALA: 6:30 p.m., 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. Kickoff gala event for new center, including a reception and performance at 7:30 p.m. Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo, Jefferson Performing Arts Society Orchestra, Delta Festival Ballet and John 'Spud' McConnell. $75 balcony, $100 orchestra. (887) 840-0457. www.jeffersonpac.com.

THURSDAY

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • THE URBAN EDUCATION FUTURE: 5:30 p.m., Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St., New Orleans. “Lessons from New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina” is a three-day conference sponsored by Education Research Alliance at Tulane University. Schedule includes national and local education leaders, breakout workshops. $275. (504) 274-3617. www.educationresearchalliancenola.org.
  • GARDEN TO GLASS WORKSHOP: 5:30 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Lane, New Orleans. Led by Max Messier of Cocktail and Sons, explore the history of classic beverages and learn to use garden items. (504) 293-4721. www.longuevue.com.

“NEW ORLEANS BOOM AND BLACKOUT — ONE HUNDRED DAYS IN AMERICA’S COOLEST HOTSPOT”: 6:30 P.M., MID-CITY LIBRARY, AMERICAN CAN BUILDING, 3700 ORLEANS AVE., NEW ORLEANS. JULES BENTLEY AND BRIAN BOYLES DISCUSS HIS BOOK ABOUT THE LEAD-UP TO THE POWER FAILURE DURING THE SUPER BOWL. (504) 596-2654. WWW.NEWORLEANSPUBLICLIBRARY.COM.

  • KITTEN WORKSHOP: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, the SpayMart Kitten Foster Program and local veterinarian Dr. Amanda Perkins will educate on care. (504) 889-8143. www.jplibrary.net.
  • RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM AND BAILEY LEGENDS: 7 p.m., also Friday through Sunday, Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. Classic circus performance, with acrobats, animals, trapeze artists and more. $15 and up. (504) 587-3822. www.smoothiekingcenter.com.
  • “NEW ORLEANS HISTORIC HOTELS”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Paul Oswell discusses his book about hotels and his annually updated travel guide. (504) 596-2630. www.neworleanspuybliclibrary.com.
  • PFLAG NORTHSHORE MEETING: 7:30 p.m., Grace Disciples Church, 975 U.S. 190, Covington. Monthly support group meeting for allies and members of the LGBT community. (504) 862-5912. www.pflagno.org.

FRIDAY

  • THE URBAN EDUCATION FUTURE: 8 a.m., Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St., New Orleans. “Lessons from New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina” is a three-day conference sponsored by Education Research Alliance at Tulane University. Schedule includes national and local education leaders, breakout workshops. $275. (504) 274-3617. www.educationresearchalliancenola.org.
  • JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE: 2:30 p.m., 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. Official opening of new facility, with tours until 7 p.m. www.jeffersonpac.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. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: 5:30 p.m., City Park Peristyle, 42 Dreyfous Drive.
  • SUNSET AT THE LANDING: 6 p.m., foot of Columbia Street, Covington. Monthly show features Julia and Caesar, followed by A-nderson, C-hute and E-asley. Chairs, refreshments encouraged. (985) 966-1786.
  • “A BOOK OF UNCOMMON PRAYER”: 6 p.m., Press Street, 3718 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Launch party for the anthology of everyday invocations by 64 authors edited by Matthew Vollmer. Maple Street Book Shop to sell. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • WILD EDIBLES TALK: 6:30 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1609 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Dr. Charles Allen discusses foraging and eating from your own backyard, in conjunction with the Eat Local Challenge. A foraging trip is planned Saturday. (504) 569-0405. www.southernfood.org.
  • RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM AND BAILEY LEGENDS: 7 p.m., through Sunday, Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. Classic circus performance, with acrobats, animals, trapeze artists and more. $15 and up. (504) 587-3822. www.smoothiekingcenter.com.
  • SNAKE OIL FESTIVAL: Through Sunday, Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Three-day variety arts festival of shows, workshops and parties. After parties at locations throughout the city. Tickets vary by event. www.snakeoilfestival.com.

SATURDAY

  • THE URBAN EDUCATION FUTURE: 8 a.m., Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St., New Orleans. “Lessons from New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina” is a three-day conference sponsored by Education Research Alliance at Tulane University. Schedule includes national and local education leaders, breakout workshops. $275. (504) 274-3617. www.educationresearchalliancenola.org.
  • 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.
  • THE MAGIC OF MEMORIES STREET ROD AND CLASSIC CAR RALLY: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., registration; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. judging; 3 p.m. awards; Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Fundraiser for Louisiana Alzheimer’s Association with vehicles, music, food, raffle and door prizes. Awards for cars, truck and sponsors. $25 car registration. (985) 237-9134 or (985) 273-8579.

BLACK FATHERHOOD IN MOTION: 9 A.M., ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 1712 O.C. HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. SPEAKERS INCLUDE THE REV. DR. DWIGHT WEBSTER, LLOYD DENNIS AND JABARI GREER, PLUS COOKOUT, DRUM CIRLCLE, HEALTH SCREENINGS, MASSAGES AND KID’S ACTIVITIES. (504) 569-9070. WWW.ASHECAC.ORG.

  • KITTY CARNIVAL: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Adoption fee on cats dropped to $25, plus a chance to win cat gear during carnival games. (504) 368-5191. www.la-spca.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.
  • FATHER’S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH SCHOLARSHIP: 10:30 a.m., Blu Diamond Event Hall, 9701 Lake Forest Plaza Drive, New Orleans. Phi Beta Sigma annual event honors leaders and role models. $35, $200 table of six, (504) 329-1558. www.theabetasigma.com.
  • RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM AND BAILEY LEGENDS: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., through Sunday, Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. Classic circus performance, with acrobats, animals, trapeze artists and more. $15 and up. (504) 587-3822. www.smoothiekingcenter.com.
  • PRIDE FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Washington Square Park, Elysian Fields Avenue at Frenchman Street, New Orleans. Festival with live music, entertainment, information booths and more centered around the LGBT community. www.prideneworleans.com.
  • FAVORITE FATHERS CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1724 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Ashé and New Orleans Fatherhood Corsortium honor 50 men from greater New Orleans. $10. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
  • JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER GALA: 6:30 p.m., 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. Kickoff gala event for new center, including a reception and performance at 7:30 p.m. Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo, Jefferson Performing Arts Society Orchestra, Delta Festival Ballet and John “Spud” McConnell. $75 balcony, $100 orchestra. (887) 840-0457. www.jeffersonpac.com.
  • NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCERS: 7 p.m., Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs. Lessons provided from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Music by Coobie Joe Band. $9, $7 members. (985) 276-0517, (504) 887-1485. www.northsorecajundancers.com.
  • PRIDE PARADE: 7 p.m., through Faubourg Marigny and French Quarter, New Orleans. LGBT community event begins at Elysian Fields Avenue and N. Rampart Street, down Elysian Fields, right on Royal Street, left on Frenchmen Street, right on Decatur Street, right on Canal Street, right on Bourbon Street and return to Esplanade Avenue. www.prideneworleans.com.
  • MAGNOLIA BALL: 7 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Annual fundraiser for museum with food, cocktails, silent and live auctions, music and dancing. $150 non members, $100 members, $75 Kohlmeyer Circle members; (504) 539-9650. www.ogdenmuseum.org.

SUNDAY

  • KITTY CARNIVAL: Noon to 5 p.m., Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Adoption fee on cats dropped to $25, plus a chance to win cat gear during carnival games. (504) 368-5191. www.la-spca.org.
  • RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM AND BAILEY LEGENDS: 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. Classic circus performance, with acrobats, animals, trapeze artists and more. $15 and up. (504) 587-3822. www.smoothiekingcenter.com.
  • FATHERS DAY DANCE: 2 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. USA Dance Chapter 5031 event, with waltz lesson at 1:30 p.m. $12 non-members, $10 members, $5 students. (504) 607-1041 or (504) 258-2220.
  • GREATER NEW ORLEANS YOUTH ORCHESTRA ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: 2 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Directed by Dr. Jean Montes, the program features member and alumni of the orchestra. The program includes a variety of works, including the premiere of “Symphonic Dances” by New Orleans composure Mike Rihner, inspired by the city’s cultural history. (504) 670-2520. www.gnoyo.org.
  • SYMPHONY CHORUS: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Directed by Steven Edwards, the program celebrates New Orleans through famous and beloved songs. (504) 670-2520. www.symphonychorus.org.

MONDAY

  • “COCKTAIL FOR A CAUSE”: Through June, Ralph’s on the Park, 900 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Portion of “Six-Toed Cat” cocktail benefits the Louisiana SPCA. www.la-spca.org.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. The workshop will examine relationships and economic conditions of 19th century Louisiana in conjunction with “A Louisiana Parlor: Antebellum Taste and Context” which can be used for teacher lesson and curriculum plans. Lunch and tour provided. Registration required. (504) 658-4113. www.noma.org
  • 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.
  • RACIAL SOBRIETY WORKSHOP: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. “Introducing Racial Sobriety” includes an explanation of the elements of talking about racism that bring on anxiety and facilitates a discussion that allows for a discovery of one’s racial history and finding one’s own voice in the conversation on racial issues. The Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Office of Racial Harmony presents. Register by email: srrooney@arch-no.org (504) 861-6272.
  • 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

  • “TARGET TOKYO —JIMMY DOOLITTLE AND THE RAID THAT AVENGED PEARL HARBOR”: 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. presentation and Q&A, 7:30 p.m. signing, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Author James M. Scott will be joined by Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, Doolittle’s co-pilot and one of only two surviving Raiders. (504) 528-1944. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • “DOLLBABY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Laura Lane McNeal signs her book about coming of age in civil rights-era New Orleans. (504) 862-2266.
  • 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.

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 free class, participants to bring their own mats. (504) 589-4841. www.nps.gov/jazz.
  • SIPPIN’ IN THE COURTYARD: 5 p.m., Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Music, good and a cork pull for wine. Portion of proceeds from specialty cocktail benefits Cafe Reconcile. (504) 586-8000. www.maisondupuy.com.
  • WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT: 5:30 p.m., Algiers Ferry Landing, 200 Morgan St., New Orleans. Live music during eight-week summer concert series. Food and drink vendors will be on hand. www.wednesdaysonthepoint.com.

THURDAY, JUNE 25

  • WORKPLACE WELLNESS LUNCHEON: noon, Ashé Cultural Arts Cetner, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Monthly gathering to address topics regarding general health and well-being. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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. www.icdnola.org.

SATURDAY

  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. (985) 624-3147. mandevilletrailheadmarket.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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

TUESDAY

  • 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.

WEDNESDAY

  • 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.
  • 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.