THURSDAY, JAN. 1

  • ICE MAN DIP AND DASH: 11 a.m., start at Franco’s Athletic Club, 100 Bon Temps Roule, Mandeville; Madisonville Bridge, Tchefuncte River and back. Benefit for Donnie Jarrell Foundation for ALS awareness. $35. (985) 624-5066. http://theadvocate.com/calendar#/">www.facebook.com/events/1517145145236953.
  • AMERICA’S STATE PARKS FIRST DAY HIKE: 1 p.m., Bayou Segnette State Park, 7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego. Walk through Louisiana’s park for New Year’s Day. (504) 736-7155. www.crt.state.la.us.
  • SUGAR BOWL FAN JAM: 2:30 p.m., Champions Square, 1 Lasalle St., New Orleans. The tailgate party lasts until the game begins. Fan Jam features food, interactive games and entertainment, including special appearances by both Ohio State and Alabama bands and cheerleading squads. http://www.wwoz.org/events/266201">www.allstatesugarbowl.org.
  • HOLIDAY IN THE PARK: 5:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Lafreniere Park, West Napoleon Avenue entrance, Metairie. Displays, music. (504) 838-4389. www.lafrenierepark.org.
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. The annual spectacle of millions of lights for the holiday season. Parking is available at Tad Gormley Stadium. $8. (504) 483-9415. http://www.wwoz.org/events/266201www.mulates.com/08_entertainment.html">www.celebrationintheoaks.com.
  • ALL STATE SUGAR BOWL: 7:30 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide takes on the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes in one of the two semifinal CFP matchups. www.allstatesugarbowl.org.

FRIDAY, JAN. 2

  • 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.
  • 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. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.

KREWE OF FRERET MARDI GRAS BALL: 8 P.M., FESTIVAL HALL THEATER, 514 FRENCHMAN ST., NEW ORLEANS. BLACK-TIE AFFAIR FOR REBORN KREWE FEATURING HOT 8 BRASS BAND WITH JERMAINE QUIX. $100. WWW.KREWEOFFRERET.ORG.

SATURDAY, JAN. 3

  • CAMELIA 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. 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.
  • KENNER RIVERTOWN FARMER’S 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.
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 922 Teche St., Algiers. www.oldalgiersharvestfreshmarket.com.
  • HANDS-ON HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS: 10 a.m., New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio, 727 Magazine St., New Orleans. Workshop includes making two ornaments in a 30-minute short course. (504) 529-7279. www.neworleansglassworks.com.
  • 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. www.friendsnola.com.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. War history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944. http://www.wwoz.org/events/266201">www.nationalww2museum.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.swampmeetnola.com.
  • SOUNDS OF LOUISIANA DIGITAL COLLECTION — P.3+ BAMBOULA/NOLA ROUNDTABLE: 2 p.m., Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Sound artist Philippe Landry and a team from Tulane’s Library discuss the influence of orientalism, tourism and academic on local music and tradition. (504) 568-6993. www.crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/usmint.

SUNDAY, JAN. 4

  • JACKSON DAY RACE: 8:30 a.m., Old Spanish Fort to the French Quarter, New Orleans. The oldest New Orleans race, this 9K starts at Beauregard Avenue near Robert E. Lee Boulevard and ends in Jackson Square for the post-race party. $40 registration. www.runnotc.org.
  • SUNDAY COUNTRY BRUNCH AT CREVASSE 22: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 8122 Saro Lane, Poydras; also, free trolley from Contemporary Arts Center, departs 10:30 a.m., 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Complimentary brunch and viewing of outdoor sculpture exhibit and newly opened River House exhibit, part of Prospect.3+. RSVP required. (504) 218-4807. www.cano-la.org.
  • KIRK FRANKLIN PRESENTS GOSPEL BRUCH: 10 a.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. Weekly presentation of local talent. (504) 310-4999. www.houseofblues.com/neworleans.
  • NOLA CHESS CLUB: Noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free and open to the public. www.nolachessclub.yolasite.com.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. (504) 522-0276. www.trinityartistseries.com.

MONDAY, JAN. 5

  • 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. www.noma.org.

TUESDAY, JAN. 6

PHUNNY PHORTY PHELLOWS: 6:30 P.M. GATHERING, WILLOW STREET CAR BARN, WILLOW STREET AND SOUTH CARROLLTON AVENUE, NEW ORLEANS. THE STREETCAR PARADE OF COLORFUL CHARACTERS TO HERALD TWELFTH NIGHT, THE BEGINNING OF THE CARNIVAL SEASON. THE CAR ROLLS AT 7 P.M. ROUTE PROCEEDS ON STREETCAR TRACK TO ST. CHARLES AVENUE, AROUND LEE CIRCLE TO HOWARD AVENUE, RIGHT ON CARONDELET STREET, RIGHT ON CANAL STREET, RIGHT ON ST. CHARLES AVENUE AND BACK TO THE CAR BARN.

GENERAL PAKENHAM’S FINAL SUPPER: 9:30 P.M., BOURBON ORLEANS HOTEL, 717 ORLEANS AVE., NEW ORLEANS. PERIOD DINNER WITH WINE. $149 (504) 57-4672. WWW.EVENTBRITE.COM/E/BICENTENNIAL-OF-THE-BATTLE-OF-NEW-ORLEANS-COMMEMORATIVE-PERIOD-DINNER-TICKETS-10593787303.

  • “ANDREW JACKSON’S PLAYBOOK” AUTHOR EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Morgan Molthrop reads and signs his book about Jackson’s strategies and how they work today. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead at East Lockwood and North New Hampshire streets, Covington. (985) 892-1873.
  • VICTORY BELLES PRESENT AMERICA’S WARTIME SWEETHEARTS: 11:45 a.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A tribute to the Andrews Sisters, with tunes including “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Chatanooga Choo Choo” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.” $40. (504) 528-1943. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET WEST BANK: 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., 12715 Hwy. 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517. www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
  • GNO JR. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS PAY IT FORWARD: 5:30 p.m., Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Benefit for the NFL-YET Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana. www.gnojuniorchamber.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. survivors.nola@gmail.com.
  • HISTORY TALK - THE BATTLE OF 1812: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Author Keith Midkiff discusses the battle and his fictional account, called “New Orleans Besieged.” (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.