WORDS AND MUSIC 2014: Through Nov. 23 at Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., and other venues throughout the city. Music and literary event featuring writers, performances and workshops, including book signings and author presentations. wordsandmusic.org.
TULANE FAMILY BUSINESS CENTER FORUM: 8 a.m. to noon, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall, Lavin Bernick Center for University Life, Tulane University, 31 McAlister Drive, New Orleans. “Sink or Swim: Lessons Learned From the Titanic.” Register via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (504) 862-8482. tulane.edu.
MORNING BIRDING: 9 a.m., Bayou Segnette State Park, 7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego. Ranger-led activity. (504) 736-7140. www.lastateparks.com.
HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays, 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.
WORKPLACE WELLNESS LUNCHEON: Noon, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. (504) 569-9070. 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. nps.gov/jela.
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.
LOUISIANA’S GOT TALENT: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Harrah’s Casino, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Louisiana chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth hosts a small business expo and networking event. $25. acg.org/louisiana.
YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Benson Cancer Center, Ochsner Medical Center, 1515 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Open to all cancer survivors. (504) 842-3910. Also Thursdays 6 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. ochsner.org/ochsner_cancer_institute/healing_yoga.
FRENCH MARKET TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & MISTLETOE MARKETPLACE PREVIEW PARTY: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Washington Artillery Park, 749 Decatur St., New Orleans. Holiday sing-along, characters, second line and more. Lighting countdown at 6 p.m. Mistletoe Marketplace through Sunday. (504) 522-2621. frenchmarket.org.
“HAUNTED LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Chere Dastugue Coen will discuss her latest book on the tales and tellings of this Acadiana city. (504) 596-2630.
“JERRY LEE LEWIS: HIS OWN STORY” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Rick Bragg signs and talks about his book on the Ferriday native and his impact on music. (504) 895-2266.
ART, WINE AND DESIGN: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Ralph Null to present holiday design demonstration. (504) 940-1130. neworleanshealingcenter.org.
INVEST LOCAL SYMPOSIUM: 6 p.m., Propeller Incubator, 4035 Washington Ave., New Orleans. Jenny Kassan, Michael Shuman and Jacob Landry headline event on alternative financing, crowdfunding and new developments. (504) 252-1259. staylocal.org/events/invest-local-day.
SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANS CATHEDRAL CONCERT: 6:30 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, New Orleans. Free. (504) 525-2111. symphonychorus.org.
“FRENCH BAROQUE MUSIC OF NEW ORLEANS: SONGS FROM THE URSULINE CONVENT (1736)”: 6:30 p.m., Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St. Book release at Les Comediens Francais lecture “Hommage a Jean-Phillippe Rameau.” (504) 523-4662.
“NEW ORLEANS HOMES AT CHRISTMAS” AUTHOR EVENT: 7 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Bonnie Warren discusses her new book on holiday decor in the Crescent City. (504) 488-5488.
BEAUJOLAIS FESTIVAL: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Marriott New Orleans Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. French American Chamber of Commerce event. $75 in advance; $100 at door. (504) 458-3528. facc-gc.com.
“ARTIST SPACES” BOOK EVENT: 7 p.m., New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Photographer Tina Freeman and several artists featured in the book will be on hand. (504) 525-2375.
SCHMANCY: 7:30 p.m., The Goldie & Morris Mintz Center for Jewish Life, 912 Broadway St., New Orleans. Benefit for Tulane Hillel. $99. (504) 866-7060. tulanehillel.org.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: VAREKI: 7:30 p.m., through Nov. 22, with 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. (800) 745-3000. cirquedusoleil.com.
BRING YOUR OWN STORYTELLING EVENT: 7:30 p.m., New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute, 725 Howard Ave., New Orleans. Holiday-themed stories based on “You Are What You Eat.” bringyourownstories.com.
NEW ORLEANS FRINGE FESTIVAL: Through Sunday, various venues, New Orleans. Original theater performances throughout the city. $99 all-access pass. (504) 941-3640. nofringe.org.
FRIDAY, NOV. 21
BNI GOLF CLASSIC: 8 a.m. start, Belle Terre Country Club, 111 Fairway Drive, LaPlace. Benefit golf tournament for Junior Achievement. $300 foursome. (504) 834-5264. bnilouisiana.com.
POST INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND WWII: A CROSS-COUNTRY WEBINAR: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A Web event with the local museum and the Yankee Air Museum in Detroit. Teachers receive curriculum materials on registration. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
MOTHER’S CIRCLE: 10 a.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Exclusively for mothers who have lost a child to gun violence. (504) 658-4993. ashecac.org.
WESTWEGO FARMERS AND FISHERIES MARKET: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market, 484 Sala Ave., Westwego. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (504) 341-9803.
19TH CENTURY MOURNING AND INTERMENT CUSTOMS: 1:30 p.m., The Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. House in mourning dress and nearby St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. $30. (504) 482-0312. louisianalandmarks.org.
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 Amanda Walker, lecture on photorealism, book signing by Stephen Maitland-Lewis and “The Science of Sleep” film. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
OPENING DAY STARLIGHT RACING: 5 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. $5. (504) 944-5515. fairgroundsracecourse.com.
“EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL” AT COMMUNITY CINEMA: 5:30 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Film and discussion. (504) 569-9070. ashecac.org.
“JERRY LEE LEWIS: HIS OWN STORY” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Rick Bragg signs and talks about his book on the Ferriday native and his impact on music. (504) 899-7323.
A NIGHT FOR THE DOGS: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Southport Music Hall, 200 Monticello Ave., Jefferson. Benefit for NOLA Lab Rescue. $50. (504) 235-8956. nolalabrescue.org.
A VINTAGE AFFAIR: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Benefit for National Multiple Sclerosis Society. $95. (504) 322-3790. nationalmssociety.org.
XAVIER UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT: 7:30 p.m., Xavier University Convocation Center, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans. Event honors Dr. Norman Francis, outgoing president, and the scholarship fund. $100. xula.edu.
CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS PREVIEW PARTY: 7:30 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park, Victory Avenue, New Orleans. Food, music, cocktails. Holiday attire required. $100 in advance, $120 door. (504) 483-9415. neworleanscitypark.com.
LPO PRESENTS FINCKEL AND MOZART: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 16333 Louisiana 1085, Covington. Cellist David Finckel joins the symphony for Mozart, Haydn and Respighi. $20. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.com.
“WITHOUT YOU ...”: 8 p.m., Greater St. Stephen Church, 5600 Read Blvd., New Orleans. Benefit for Paul S. Morton Scholarship Foundation featuring Jennifer Holliday, Dr. Calvin Mackie. $50 and up. (504) 244-6800. gssmin.org.
SATURDAY, NOV. 22
CAMELIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. camelliacitymarket.org.
THANKSGIVING SEASON BLOOD DRIVE: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Bishop Perry Center, 1941 Dauphine St., New Orleans. bpc.arch-no.org.
TOYS 4 TOTS POKER RUN: 9:30 a.m., New Orleans Harley-Davidson, 6015 Airline Drive, Metairie. Benefit by Green Knights Chapter 105. $20 per rider. gk105mmc.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. friendsnola.org.
GROWING GARDENERS: FALL PLANTING: 10 A.M., BOTANICAL GARDEN, CITY PARK, VICTORY AVENUE, NEW ORLEANS. CHILDREN AGES 6-9 GARDENING PROGRAM. $15. (504) 483-9470. NOCP.ORG.
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.
HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT SUMMIT AND HEALTH FAIR: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Delgado Student Life Center, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Insurance navigators and health screenings.
EXCHANGE SHOP ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hermann-Grima Historic House Museum. (504) 274-0746. hgghh.org.
“THESE AMAZING SHADOWS” SCREENING: 10:30 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. In conjunction with exhibit about Louisiana and the film industry. (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.
AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 11 A.M. TO 3 P.M., LOUISIANA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 420 JULIA ST., NEW ORLEANS. (504) 523-1357. LCM.ORG.
NEIGHBORHOOD PET ADOPTION AND BAKE SALE: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. (504) 368-5191. la-spca.org.
PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Peity 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.
SECOND DISTRICT BLUES FEST: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Palmer Park, S. Claiborne and S. Carrollton Avenues, New Orleans. Music, food, arts and crafts to benefit NOPD 2nd District. 2nddistrictbluesfest.com.
CROQUET FOR A CAUSE: Noon to 3 p.m., Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., New Orelans. Laughing Flamingo Croquet Club benefit for the Hattiesburg Zoo. $25 donation. facebook.com/events/914171165261788.
“FRENCH QUARTER FABLES” AUTHOR EVENT: 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Dalt Wonk signs his illustrated book that is a love letter to the French Quarter. (504) 895-2266.
“FRENCH QUARTER RAIN” AND “GASLIT SHADOWS” AUTHOR EVENT: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190. Poet Melanie Falina signs copies of her books. (985) 626-8884.
ST. PAUL’S SENIOR CENTER SENIOR PROM: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 6245 Vicksburg St., New Orleans. Dinner and dancing. $15. (504) 644-4125. stpaulsseniorcenter.org.
CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS JINGLE BELLS AND BEER: 7 p.m., Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Park, Victory Avenue, New Orleans. Inaugural event with music, food and rides in a relaxed atmosphere. Must be 21 or older. $40 in advance; $45 door. (504) 483-9415. neworleanscitypark.com.
FUR DE LIS COSTUME BALL: MEOWLIN ROUGE: 7 P.M. TO 11 P.M., EIFFEL SOCIETY, 2040 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. BENEFIT FOR HUMANE SOCIETY OF LOUISIANA. (504) 525-2951. 501AUCTIONS.COM/FURDELISCOSTUMEBALL.
LIGHTING THE WAY IN LAKEVIEW: PATRON PARTY AND GARDEN GALA: 7 P.M., 6403 AND 6429 VICKSBURG ST., NEW ORLEANS. FRIENDS OF LAKEVIEW BENEFIT FOR NEW BASIN CANAL PARK LIGHTING PROJECT. $75. (504) 233-4932. FRIENDSOFLAKEVIEWNOLA.ORG.
LPO PRESENTS FINCKEL AND MOZART: 7:30 P.M., MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, ARMSTRONG PARK, 1419 BASIN ST., NEW ORLEANS. CELLIST DAVID FINCKEL JOINS THE SYMPHONY FOR MOZART, HAYDN AND RESPIGHI. $20. (504) 523-6530. LPOMUSIC.COM.
SUNDAY, NOV. 23
BIG EASY RUNNING FESTIVAL: 7 a.m. for half marathon; 9:45 for mini and 10:30 a.m. for mile. Half starts at Oakwood Center, others at Smoothie King Center, New Orleans. bigeasyrunfest.com.
NEW ORLEANS POBOY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oak Street between S. Carrollton and Leake avenues. Food, music, contests and New Orleans’ favorite sandwich. poboyfest.com.
STORYVILLE ART MARKET PRESENTS EDDYFEST II: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hotel Storyville Gardens, 1216 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. (504) 948-4800.
ST. CATHERINE’S DAY HAT PARADE: 10:30 a.m., St. Charles Avenue and Pleasant Street, New Orleans. Promenade in honor of the patron saint of milliners, seamstresses and unmarried women. hatnola.com.
ICE SKATING AT AUDUBON ZOO: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Synthetic “ice” with DJ, sleigh for photos and characters. $17.50 for adults, $12 for children. (504) 581-4629. auduboninstitute.org.
NOLA CHESS CLUB: noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free and open to the public. nolachessclub.yolasite.com.
FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES SELA TURKEY BOWL: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Rock ’N’ Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Benefit with auction, bowling, food. $15 in advance; $18 door. (504) 943-0343. fhfsela.org.
“SIMON AND THE BEAR: A HANUKKAH TALE” AND “HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS” AUTHOR EVENT: 2 P.M., OCTAVIA BOOKS, 513 OCTAVIA ST. ERIC KIMMEL READS AND SIGNS HIS CHILDREN’S BOOKS. (504) 899-7323.
ORGAN CONCERT: 3 p.m., St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave. New Orleans Chapter of the New Orleans Organ Historical Society presents works by Bach, Karg-Elert, Albright and Schreiner. Free. (504)-621-6349.
TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Opera Creole operatic ensemble. (504) 522-0276. trinityartistseries.com.
BOBBY CURE AND THE SUMMERTIME BLUES WORLD’S FAIR REUNION: 5 p.m., Rock ’N’ Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. (504) 861-1700. rocknbowl.com.
CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS FAMILY PARTY: 6 P.M., CAROUSEL GARDENS AMUSEMENT PARK, CITY PARK, VICTORY AVENUE, NEW ORLEANS. KID-FRIENDLY PARTY WITH FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT AND APPEARANCES BY “FROZEN” CHARACTERS. $25 AND UP. (504) 483-9415. NEWORLEANSCITYPARK.COM.
TULANE ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT: 6 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Maxim Samarov conducts. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu/liberal-arts/music.
MONDAY, NOV. 24
THINKERKIDS HOLIDAY CAMP: 9 a.m. to noon, through Wednesday and Friday. Thinkerella, 8212 Maple St., New Orleans. Science, technology, art and math camp for ages 7-13. $150. (504) 232-1394. mythinkerella.com.
“THE UNWINDING: AN INNER HISTORY OF THE NEW AMERICA” AUTHOR EVENT: 5 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. James Carville will introduce George Packer, who will present and sign his examination of a nation in crisis. (504) 899-7323.
“INSIDE A REFUGEE CRISIS: MY TIME IN SOUTH SUDAN” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St. Epidemiologist Sandy Althomsons discusses her stories about her time with Doctors Without Borders. (504) 866-4916.
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.
TULANE JAZZ COMBO CONCERT: 7 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu/liberal-arts/music.
MUSIC AND DANCE OF GREECE: 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 5401 S. Clairborne Ave., New Orleans. Expert Joe Kaloyanides Graziosi. No dance experience necessary. $10 donation. (504) 228-6039.
KINDER GARDEN: CREEPY CRAWLIES: 9:30 A.M., LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS, NEW ORLEANS. INTRO TO GARDEN FOR TODDLERS UP TO 3 YEARS. $12. (504) 293-4722. LONGUEVUE.COM.
HOPPY THANKSGIVING: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Wednesday, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. Chefs prepare Thanksgiving treats. (504) 410-2847. auduboninstitute.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 Ninth Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. sankofanola.org.
ORGAN AND LABYRINTH: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1320 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. (504) 522-0276. albinas.org.
“STANDING IN THE SHADOWS (NO MORE)” QUILTING WORKSHOP: 6 p.m., Ashé Cultural Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Exhibited in March and April. (504) 569-9070.
“OPENING YOUR PRESENCE: PRESENTING THE YOU YOU WANT OTHERS TO SEE” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 P.M., GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP, 2727 PRYTANIA ST. GRETA MULLER SIGNS HER BOOK ABOUT TAPPING INTO YOUR MOST POWERFUL AND AUTHENTIC SELF. (504) 895-2266.
CANAL STREET HOLIDAY LIGHTING: 5:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter, 739 Canal St., New Orleans. Flipping the switch, plus beverages, cookies and Santa in the hotel. (504) 561-8927. canalstreetholiday.com.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26
WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. By museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. nationalww2museum.org.
COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead at E. Lockwood and N. New Hampshire Streets, Covington (985) 892-1873.
ART CLASS: Noon to 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Clever, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. $25 includes supplies, wine and food. (504) 483-6314. cbwines.com.
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 U.S. 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
“THE WORLD OF POSTSECRET” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Frank Warren signs his book of full-color postcard secrets and app secrets. (504) 895-2266.
PUB QUIZ: 6 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Six rounds of play. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS: 6:30 p.m., NAMI New Orleans, 1538 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. Support group meeting. Please call or email before attending. (504) 410-7025. email@example.com.