THURSDAY, OCT. 23

  • PUMPKIN PATCH: 10 a.m. to dusk, First Baptist Church of Chalmette, 305 E. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. (504) 277-2939. Ends Oct. 31.
  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037 or www.hollygrovemarket.com.
  • “WHAT IS NEW ON THE RACKS” FASHION EVENT: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Encore Shop, 7814 Maple St., New Orleans. Through Friday. (504) 861-9028 or symphonyvolunteers.org/encore-shop.
  • SACRED TO THE MEMORY — MOURNING TOURS: 12:30 p.m., Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Homes, 820 St. Louis St., New Orleans. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays through Nov. 17. $30. (504) 525-9735 or www.hgghh.org.
  • PUMPKIN PATCH: 2 p.m., St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie. Ends Oct. 31.

CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3-7 P.M., MID-CITY FARMERS MARKET, 3700 ORLEANS AVE., NEW ORLEANS. WWW.CRESCENTCITYFARMERSMARKET.ORG.

  • MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK: 3-7 p.m., 901 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Food, music and arts and crafts market. (504) 684-5410 or icdnola.org.
  • YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 4-6 p.m., Benson Cancer Center, Ocshner Medical Center, 1515 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Open to all cancer survivors. (504) 842-3910. Also Thursdays 6 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. www.ochsner.org/ochsner_cancer_institute/healing_yoga.
  • COOKING MAGIC — RECIPES FROM THE HARRY POTTER COOKBOOK: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Mid-City Library, American Can Building, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. (504) 596-2654 or neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • “RAINEY ROYAL”: 6 p.m. Garden District Book Show, 2727 Prytania St. New Orleans. Dylan Landis discusses and signs her novel told in 14 narratives about a 14-year-old’s life in Greenwich Village in the 1970s. (504) 895-2266.
  • “YOU DON’T KNOW ME” : 6 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. James Nolan reads and signs his interrelated collection of short stories based in the Crescent City. (504) 899-7323.

“THINGS THAT MATTER — THREE DECADES OF PASSIONS, PASTIMES, AND POLITICS”: BARNES & NOBLE, 3721 VETERANS BLVD., METAIRIE. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER SIGNS HIS RECENT COLLECTION OF ESSENTIAL, TIMELESS WRITINGS. (504) 455-4929.

  • “VODOU, MARIE LAVEAU & ME” LECTURE: 7 p.m., New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Sallie Ann Glassman presents as part of the lecture series. (504) 525-2375 or www.neworleansathleticclub.com.
  • “THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ SCENE 1970-2000”: 7 p.m., Palm Court Café, 1204 Decatur St., New Orleans. Thomas W. Jacobsen will sign and discuss his personal retrospective. (504) 525-0200 or www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com.
  • “THE PITOT HOUSE”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. James Ward discusses and signs his book about the history, traditional Creole home on the banks of Bayou St. John. (504) 889-8143.
  • THE LAZARUS BALL: 7:30 p.m., U.S. Freedom Pavilion, National WWII Museum, 1043 Magazine St., New Orleans. Black tie-event by Halloween New Orleans to benefit Lazarus House. $100. www.halloweenneworleans.com.
  • MERMAIDS AND MAYHEM: 8 p.m., Freret Street Publiq House, 4528 Freret St., New Orleans. Annual Siren’s event with costume contest, raffle and music. Proceeds benefit APEX Youth Center. mermaidsandmayhem14.eventbrite.com.
  • FRIENDS OF COVENANT HOUSE DATE AUCTION: 10 p.m., Café Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Bachelors and bachelorettes are auctioned for the fundraiser. $10. (504) 940-1130.

FRIDAY, OCT. 24

  • WORLD WAR II AIRPOWER EXPO: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. Three-day event showcasing WWII aircraft. All access $100. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (504) 528-1944 or www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN RACING CIRCUIT: noon, Pontchartrain Yacht Club, 140 Jackson Ave., Mandeville. First of three days of races, two races on Friday at PYC. www.sailprc.org.
  • WESTWEGO FARMERS AND FISHERIES MARKET: noon, 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. Also Oct. 31. $30. (504) 482-0312 or louisianalandmarks.org.
  • “MARCUS OFF DUTY — THE RECIPES I COOK AT HOME” : 2 p.m. Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. International chef and celebrity Marcus Samuelsson discusses and signs his book on how he cooks in his home kitchen. (504) 569-0405.
  • GLEASONGRAS AND SAINTS PEP RALLY: 4 p.m., Champion Square, Lasalle Street, New Orleans. Fundraising event for ALS by TeamGleason. Music, food, auction and Saints spirit. www.gleasongras.org.
  • TRADITION TO TABLE — FOODWAYS OF THE SOUTH: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute, 725 Howard Ave., New Orleans. Also Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • OKTOBERFEST: 4 p.m.-11 p.m., 415 Williams Blvd., Rivertown, Kenner. Final weekend of fun to celebrate the German tradition, presented by Deutsches Haus. (504) 522-8014 or www.oktoberfestnola.com.
  • PARK-A-BOO: 5 p.m., Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie. Three-night Halloween event sponsored by Kenner North Kiwanis for children under 13 with trick-or-treating, games and Boo House. $5 children, $7 adults. Also Saturday and Sunday. (504) 467-2713 or www.park-a-boo.com.
  • BOO AT THE ZOO: 5-9 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. Family fun. Also Saturday. $17, under 1, free. (504) 581-4629 or www.auduboninstitute.org.
  • OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND AT DAT DOG: 6-9 p.m., Dat Dog Magazine, 3336 Magazine St., New Orleans. Music, special food and beer. Also Saturday. (504) 324-2226 or www.datdognola.com.
  • MID-CITY PORCH CRAWL: 6:30 p.m. Evangeline Lounge, 4501 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Tour of six Mid-City porches with food, libations as a fundraiser for Mid-City Neighborhood Organization. $50. www.mcno.org.
  • UP ON THE ROOF BEER TASTING: 7 p.m., West Esplanade Parking Garage, East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie. $45. $100 for patron. To benefit The Foundation. (504) 780-5800 or www.ejgh.org.
  • WWII AIRPOWER SWING DANCE: 7-10 p.m., Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. Dinner and dancing, part of the AirPower Expo. $75. (504) 528-1944 or www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • GHOSTS IN THE OAKS: 7 p.m., Carousel Gardens and Storyland, City Park. Family fun. $15. Also Saturday. (504) 483-9376 or neworleanscitypark.com/events/ghost-in-the-oaks.
  • AMERICAN FANFARE BY LPO: 7:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. All-American program by Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530 or www.music.com.
  • PROSPECT.3: 7 p.m. Opening of art biennial. Citywide. www.prospectneworleans.org.
  • ALTON BROWN LIVE!: 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Culinarian and TV persona Brown comes to New Orleans. (800) 745-3000 or www.altonbrowntour.com.
  • CASUAL/DANCE/CLUB NIGHT: 9 p.m., Republic Nightclub, 828 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Part of Halloween New Orleans. $75. www.halloweenneworleans.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

  • FRISCO FALL FEST: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Francisco Plantation, 2646 La. 44, Garyville. Arts and crafts festival. $5. Also Sunday. (985) 535-2341 or www.sanfranciscoplantation.org.
  • RALLY FOR THE CURE GOLF TOURNAMENT: 9 a.m., Grand Ridge Golf Club, 500 Willowdale Blvd., Luling. Four-person scramble benefits Susan G. Komen affiliate. $50 per golfer. (985) 785-9063 or www.grandridgegolf.com.
  • LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN RACING CIRCUIT DISTANCE RACE: 9:55 a.m., Pontchartrain Yacht Club, 140 Jackson Ave., Mandeville. Second of three days of races, from PYC to New Orleans Yacht Club in New Orleans. www.sailprc.org.
  • WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S: 10 a.m., Lakeshore Drive Shelter 1, New Orleans. Registration at 9 a.m. (504) 613-6505 or www.alz.org.
  • GHOSTLY GALLIVANT: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1850 House Museum Store, 701 Chartres St., New Orleans. Haunted tours to benefit Friends of the Cabildo. Also Sunday. www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
  • BEGINNING BIRDWATCHING CLASS: 10 a.m. to noon, Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans. $100. (330) 348-3810 or www.jjaudubon.net.
  • NEW ORLEANS CHESS FEST: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rosa Keller Library, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. (504) 250-3634 or www.nolachessfest.com.
  • AIRBORNE SCHOOL FAMILY WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Design, build and test parachutes, plus learn about the Normandy drop zones and target practice with a model glider. For kids 8 to 12. Advance ticket required, $9. (504) 528-1944 ext. 304 or nationalww2museum.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. www.friendsnola.com.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Explore and learn about war history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944 or www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • BOO FEST: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 E. Judge Tanner Drive, Covington. Geared for special needs families. $1 (985) 867-3800 or www.lakeviewregional.com.
  • “MILLER’S CROSSING” SCREENING: 10:30 a.m., Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. In conjunction with film exhibit on Louisiana. (504) 523-4662 or www.hnoc.org.
  • 25TH ANNUAL MIRLITON FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mickey Markey Park, corner of Piety and Royal streets, New Orleans. www.bywatermirlitonfestival.com.
  • HARRAH’S FEST: 11 a.m., Harrah’s New Orleans, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. Music on two stages, food and fireworks at 8:30 p.m., with giveaways throughout. www.harrahsfest.com.
  • DOWN SYNDROME BUDDY WALK: 11 a.m., Zephyr Field, 6100 Airline Drive, Metairie. One mile fun run. $10. (504) 259-6201 or www.dsagno.org.
  • FALL FUN FEST: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mid-City Branch, New Orleans Public Library, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. (504) 596-2654 or neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • NATIONAL COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN LINEN AND LACE GALA: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., LACE The Grand Ballroom, 6978 Martin Drive, New Orleans. $60. nc100bw-nola.org.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD PET ADOPTION AND BAKE SALE: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. LA/SPCA event. (504) 368-5191 or www.la-spca.org.
  • FAMILY FEST: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aurora United Methodist Church, 3300 Eton St., Algiers. (504) 394-5483 or www.auroraumc.org.
  • HOWL-O-WEENIE PEST FEST COSTUME CONTEST: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Zephyr Stadium, 6100 Airline Drive, Metairie. $5 contest entry. (504) 451-2822 or metairiehumane.org.
  • HALLOW-OUI!: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Danneel Park, corner of St. Charles Avenue. and Octavia Street, New Orleans. Fall Fete presented by Friends of Audubon Charter School with food, crafts, costumes, music and spirits. audubonpto.org/home/fete.
  • 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 or www.swampmeetnola.com.
  • BREWS AND BRATS ON THE RIVER: noon to 8 p.m., Spanish Plaza, Riverwalk New Orleans, 500 Port of New Orleans Place. Music, food and fun at inaugural event. (504) 522-1555 or www.riverwalkneworleans.com.
  • “ALL IN THE CARDS” AUTHOR EVENT: 1 p.m. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Mark Duncan signs his novel set in New Orleans about the capacity for evil that dwells in ordinary people. (504) 895-2266.
  • “MAXIMUM DEVASTATION” AND “RANDOM ALLOTMENT” AUTHORS EVENT: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 La. 190, Mandeville. Authors Neil Hall and Bernard Smith (respectively) will sign their books. (985) 626-8884.
  • HALLOWEEN OVERNIGHT CRITTER CINEMA: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. or overnight to 9 a.m., LA/SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. $35 or $64. (504) 368-3710. Register at www.la-spca.org/crittercinema.
  • SPOOKY ZOO SPECTACULAR: 5-8:30 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Halloween party. (504) 838-1190 or www.jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • MUSEUM MASH: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., New Orleans. Costumed Halloween fun dance party. (504) 523-1357 or www.lcm.org.
  • HALLOWEEN HAYRIDE AND HAUNTED SWAMP TOUR: 6 p.m., Bayou Segnette State Park, 7777 West Bank Expressway, Westwego. (504) 736-7140.
  • “ANNE BYRNE — SAVES THE DAY! COOKBOOK” : 6 p.m. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. She discusses and signs her compilation. (504) 895-2266.
  • OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND CANINE COSTUME CONTEST: 6 p.m., Dat Dog Magazine, 3336 Magazine St., New Orleans. Part of two-day celebration. (504) 324-2226 or www.datdognola.com.
  • MOONLIGHT HIKE AND MARSHMALLOW MELT: 6:10 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 La. 190, Mandeville. Reservations required. $5, nonmembers. (985) 626-1238 or www.northlakenature.org.
  • BRA-VEAUX!: 7 p.m., Lakefront Airport Terminal, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. Fundraiser by New Orleans chapter of Haddash. Kosher food, music and auctions for breast cancer, including themed art. $85 and up. (504) 906-4324 or braveaux2014.eventbrite.com.
  • “THINGS THAT MATTER — THREE DECADES OF PASSIONS, PASTIMES, AND POLITICS”: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Charles Krauthammer signs his recent collection of essential, timeless writings. (504) 455-4929.
  • RACE OF THE DEAD: 7 p.m., Bonnet Carre Spillway Trail, Norco. Bike race to raise funds for cancer. $25. www.bikereg.com.
  • DESCENT — THE INFERNO: 10 p.m., Marigny Warehouse Space, 2121 Chartres St., New Orleans. Main event and costume contest (required) for Halloween New Orleans. $125. www.halloweenneworleans.com.

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

  • BIRDWATCHING THROUGH THE WOODS: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 La. 190, Mandeville. Reservations required. $5, nonmembers. (985) 626-1238 or www.northlakenature.org.
  • LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN RACING CIRCUIT RACES: 9:55 a.m., Southern Yacht Club, 105 N. Roadway St., New Orleans. Final of three days of races at SYC. www.sailprc.org.
  • BOO DAT — A SPOOKTACULAR SUNDAY: Noon to 2 p.m., Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans. Pre-Saints game, Halloween activities. (504) 522-1555 or www.riverwalkneworleans.com.
  • “REPAIR WASHINGTON — PRACTICAL LEGISLATION FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION” AUTHOR EVENT: 1 p.m. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Sidney Pulitzer signs his book on change through legislation to call for a constitutional convention. (504) 895-2266.
  • PARADISE BRUNCH AND SECOND LINE: 1 p.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. Finale for Halloween New Orleans. www.halloweenneworleans.com.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. New Orleans Concert Band “Clarinet Choir” plays Mozart, Bizet, Ravel, Kern and Holst. (504) 522-0276 or www.trinityartistseries.com.

MONDAY, OCT. 27

  • GENEALOGY PUBLISHING WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Mini-workshop aimed at genealogy buffs and family historians on getting their work published. (504) 596-2560 or www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • GOLF FORE LIFE TOURNAMENT: 10 a.m., English Turn Golf and Country Club, One Clubhouse Drive, New Orleans. The four-person scramble benefits Louisiana Right to Life. $125 per golfer. (866) 463-5433.
  • SACRED TO THE MEMORY — MOURNING TOURS: 12:30 p.m. Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Homes, 820 St. Louis St., New Orleans. The tours include St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. $30. (504) 525-9735 or www.hgghh.org.
  • SINGLE MALT IRISH WHISKEY TASTING: 6 p.m., The Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Try a rotating sample of whiskeys under the guidance of a local expert. $25. (504) 595-6755 or www.theirishhouseneworleans.com.
  • VIEUX CARRE COMMISSION FOUNDATION’S FALL FETE: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Muriel’s Jackson Square, 801 Chartres St., New Orleans. $75. (504) 342-4760 or www.vccfoundation.org.
  • WHERE Y’HAT HAT SALE BENEFIT: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. Benefits the annual St. Catherine’s Day Hat Parade. www.hatnola.com.
  • ORCHESTRA OF THE UNVERSIDAD DEL BOLIVAR DE CARTAGENA, COLUMBIA: 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Fifty-five piece ensemble plays contemporary Columbian and classic pieces. (504) 522-0276 or www.trinityartistseries.com.

TUESDAY, OCT. 28

  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway St., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037 or www.hollygrovemarket.com.
  • SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower Ninth Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214 or www.sankofanola.org.
  • “THE DUNNING MAN STORIES”: 6 p.m. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Kevin Fortuna discusses and signs his book of six stores featuring anti-heroes who reject society’s rules. (504) 895-2266.
  • ORGAN AND LABYRINTH: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1320 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. (504) 522-0276 or www.albinas.org.
  • “STANDING IN THE SHADOWS (NO MORE)” QUILTING WORKSHOP: 6 p.m., Ashe Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. (504) 569-9070.
  • PUB QUIZ: 6-8 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Musuem, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Play one round or all six. (504) 528-1944 or www.nationalww2museum.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29

  • “ARTIST SPACES”: 6 p.m. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Tina Freeman signs her book showcasing her photos about New Orleans artists. (504) 539-9650.
  • HALLOWEEN HOBNOBBER — A TRULY SPIRITED SOIREE: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hard Rock Café, 125 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Costume contest, drink specials, food and door prizes. Memberships $50. (504) 830-7231.
  • “THE SILENT HISTORY”: 7 p.m. Press Street’s Room 220, 3718 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Eli Horowitz will be reading from his latest work, a series of brief testimonials documenting the growth of the so-called silent community. (504) 866-4916.
  • www.northlakenature.org.“THINGS THAT MATTER, THREE DECADES OF PASSIONS, PASTIMES, AND POLITICS”: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Charles Krauthammer signs his recent collection of essential, timeless writings. (504) 455-4929.