THURSDAY, SEPT. 4
- BICYCLE TOUR: 9 a.m., Sophie Wright Park, 1941 Magazine St., New Orleans. Three-hour biking tour through Garden District and Lower Garden District. Tour mixes history with recent events and makes stops for refreshments. $37 with bicycle and $25 if bringing a bicycle.
GARDEN DISTRICT WALKING TOUR: 1 P.M., OUTSIDE THE DEFEND NEW ORLEANS STORE, 1101 FIRST ST., NEW ORLEANS. TWO-HOUR WALKING TOUR THROUGH THE GARDEN DISTRICT AND INCLUDES STOPS FOR REFRESHMENTS. BRING COMFORTABLE SHOES, AN UMBRELLA OR PONCHO AND CASH FOR DRINKS. $25.
“NEW ORLEANS UNDER RECONSTRUCTION, A CRISIS IN PLANNING”: 6 P.M., GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP, 2727 PRYTANIA ST., NEW ORLEANS. AUTHOR CAROL MCMICHAEL REESE WILL LEAD A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH CONTRIBUTORS FROM THE BOOK ABOUT THE AFTERMATH OF KATRINA AND THE PLANS FOR THE FUTURE. INCLUDED WILL BE ELIZABETH MOSSOP, JEANNE NATHAN, W. W. RAYMOND MANNING, BRADFORD POWERS AND DAVID WAGGONNER. GARDENDISTRICTBOOKSHOP.COM.
“THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA”: 6 P.M., OCTAVIA BOOKS, 513 OCTAVIA ST., NEW ORLEANS, IN HER DEBUT NOVEL, KATY SIMPSON SMITH WRITES AN ELEGANT, YET HAUNTING STORY THAT CAPTURES THE SINGULAR LOVE BETWEEN PARENT AND CHILD, THE DEVASTATION OF LOVE LOST AND THE LONELY PATHS TRAVELED IN THE NAME OF RENEWAL. OCTAVIABOOKS.COM.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 5
- FIRST FRIDAY ON THE FERRY: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. A moving festival that begins and ends on Algiers Point to celebrate the return of extended ferry hours. Starts at Crown and Anchor, 200 Pelican Ave., with Honey and the Wingmen, food, keg. 6:30 p.m. ferry goes to the East Bank for free bowling at Fulton Alley. Last ferry back to Algiers at 9:45 p.m. for the Deltaphonics at The Old Point Bar, 545 Patterson Drive. (504) 250-9110.
STOP MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP: 4 P.M., NOCCA-NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS, 2800 CHARTRES ST., NEW ORLEANS. NOCCA MEDIA ARTS IS OFFERING A SHORT WORKSHOP ON BASIC STOP MOTION ANIMATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. NOCCA.COM.
COCKTAIL HISTORY TOUR: 5 P.M., EVANGELINE, 329 DECATUR ST., NEW ORLEANS. JOIN NEW ORLEANS TOUR GUIDE DYLAN O’DONNELL, AKA DR. GUMBO, ON A JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ORLEANS’ HISTORY OF COCKTAILS WHILE SAMPLING THEM ALONG THE WAY. THE COST IS $65, WHICH INCLUDES TOUR AND FOUR COCKTAILS, OR $32 FOR JUST THE TOUR. DOCTORGUMBO.COM.
“CARBON SHOCK, A TALE OF RISK AND CALCULUS ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY”: 6 P.M., OCTAVIA BOOKS, 513 OCTAVIA ST., NEW ORLEANS. JOURNALIST MARK SHAPIRO DISCUSSES HIS LOOK AT THE FORCES RESHAPING THE NATURAL WORLD AND TRANSFORMING THE ECONOMY. OCTAVIABOOKS.COM.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 6
- YOGA IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. The beginner-friendly classes are taught in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden when weather allows. $5; free for NOMA and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. To register call (504) 456-5000.
CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 A.M. TO NOON, MAGAZINE STREET MARKET, MAGAZINE AND GIROD STREETS. THE MARKET FEATURES PRODUCE, FLOWERS AND FOOD. CALL (504) 861-5898.
COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M., COVINGTON CITY HALL, 609 N. COLUMBIA ST., COVINGTON. THE MARKET OFFERS LOCAL PRODUCE. CALL (985) 892-1873.
A DAY WITH JEAN LAFITTE: 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M.. PERIOD SONGS AT 11:30 A.M. JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, FRENCH QUARTER UNIT, 419 DECATUR ST., NEW ORLEANS. LIVING HISTORY RE-ENACTORS PORTRAY JEAN LAFITTE’S BARATARIAN PIRATES, BRITISH SCOUTS, AND AMERICAN REVENUE AGENTS. (504) 589-3882. WWW.NPS.GOV/JELA.
OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 3 P.M. TO 7 P.M., OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET, 922 TECHE ST. PRODUCE, SEAFOOD AND MORE ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. OLDALGIERSHARVESTFRESHMARKET.COM.
I.S.M. VOLLEY BALL TOURNAMENT: 10 A.M., JESSE OWENS PLAYGROUND GYM, 11101 NEWTON ST., NEW ORLEANS. TEAMS OF YOUTHS AND ADULTS WILL COMPETE IN A TOURNAMENT.
WRITE TO WELLNESS: 10:30 A.M., ROSA KELLER LIBRARY, 4300 S. BROAD ST., NEW ORLEANS. LOCAL WRITERS LEAD CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS AND WELLNESS EXERCISES FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS, SURVIVORS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS. NEWORLEANSPUBLICLIBRARY.ORG/~NOPL/PROGRAMMING/08_14/PINKRIBBONS.PDF. (504) 596-2660.
STORYQUEST “HOUSES:” 11:30 A.M., NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART, COLLINS DIBOLL CIRCLE, NEW ORLEANS. STORYQUEST COMBINES PROFESSIONAL AUTHORS, ACTORS AND ARTISTS TO BRING THE WORLD OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TO LIFE AT NOMA. FAMILY ACTIVITIES ARE ALSO OFFERED AFTER EACH STORYQUEST. THE EVENT IS FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.
FRERET MARKET: NOON TO 5 P.M., FRERET STREET MARKET, FRERET ST. AND NAPOLEON AVE., NEW ORLEANS. MARKET HAS FOOD, ART AND LIVE MUSIC. JAMBASE.COM/SEARCH.ASP?VENUEID=78640&SI=3.
“STOP MAKE SENSE:” 7 P.M., STUDIO3 INC., 3610 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS. SHOTGUN CINEMA PRESENTS THE 1984 TALKING HEADS CONCERT FILM DIRECTED BY JONATHAN DEMME. THE FILM WILL BE SHOWN IN AN INTERACTIVE SETTING WITH LIMITED SEATING AND DANCING ENCOURAGED. THE FILM WILL BE PRECEDED BY GOLDSPRINTS RACES AND A BIG SUIT CATWALK, WITH PRIZES AVAILABLE FOR BOTH. FILM AT 9 P.M. $10. (504) 408-2032 OR STUDIO3INC.COM.
SOIREE, SIP, SHOP, SAVOR COCKTAIL PARTY: 7 P.M., THE BEAUREGARD-KEYES HOUSE, 1113 CHARTRES ST., NEW ORLEANS. CELEBRATE THE NEW ORLEANS MOMS BLOG’S SECOND BIRTHDAY BY ENJOYING REFRESHMENTS AND SHOPPING. TICKETS ARE $35. VIP TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE 21 OR OLDER.
LITTLE BROWN JUG RAFFLE: 7 P.M., TWELVE MILE LIMIT, 500 S. TELEMACHUS ST., NEW ORLEANS. WATCH THE MEN IN BLUE CRUSH THE QUITTING IRISH. THERE WILL ALSO BE A RAFFLE FOR TWO TICKETS TO THE BIG HOUSE TO WATCH THE MEN IN BLUE DEFEND THE LITTLE BROWN JUG. MICHIGAN PLAYS MINNESOTA ON SEPT. 27.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 7
- GENEALOGY ROADSHOW: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Cabildo Museum, 701 Chartres St., New Orleans. PBS and the Nine Network of Public Media presents the series Genealogy Roadshow, a free event where family mysteries of local residents are revealed on camera. Members of the public also may explore their personal histories with historical and genealogical societies that will be onsite. neworleansbot.com.
GRUMPY OLD WOMEN CRAFT & GIFT FAIR: 1:30 P.M., WATERLOOVILLE AREA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, 10 MAUREPAS LANE, KENNER. FREE ENTRY TO THIS CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR WHERE ALL THE MONIES REMAINING, AFTER THE COSTS OF RUNNING THE FAIR ARE DEDUCTED, WILL BE DONATED TO LOCATED CHARITIES. ON THIS OCCASION THE CHARITY IS SAMS HAVEN, SAMSHAVEN.COM. THERE WILL ALSO BE REFRESHMENTS. PARKING IS FREE.
A TASTE OF OPERA: THE NEW ORLEANS OPERA ASSOCIATION PROVIDES PREVIEW PERFORMANCE OF THE UPCOMING WORKS SLATED FOR CRESCENT CITY AUDIENCES. 4 P.M., SEPT. 7, 14, 21 AND 28. DUTCH ALLEY PERFORMANCE PAVILION, ST. PHILIP AND DECATUR STREETS. (504) 522-2621. WWW.FRENCHMARKET.ORG/EVENT/.
MONDAY, SEPT. 8
- TAI CHI/CHI KUNG: 6 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. To register for the beginner-friendly classes, call (504) 456-5000. $5; free for NOMA and East Jefferson Wellness Center members.
MONDAY NIGHT WRITER’S GROUP: 7:30 P.M., BARNES & NOBLE, 3721 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD., METAIRIE. (504) 455-4929.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 9
- WHAT IS ACT 833 AND HOW IT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE: 10 a.m., The Gathering, 7265 St. Claude Ave., Arabi. Here about how the act helps children with disabilities earn a high school diploma.
LPO benefit sale: Starts Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Saturday, Sept. 13, at the upscale clothing consignment store operated by the Symphony Volunteers. The Encore Shop, 7814 Maple St., New Orleans. (504) 861-9028. symphonyvolunteers.org/encore-shop/.
Tryouts for the Trombone Shorty Foundation: 5 p.m. Tulane’s Dixon Hall. In partnership with Tulane University, the foundation will audition young musicians for the Trombone Shorty Music Academy and Fredman Music Business Institute. www.tromboneshortyfoundation.org
“The Story of Land and Sea”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Katy Simpson Smith will sign her debut novel. Set in a coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this novel follows three generations of family characters, who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery and love. octaviabooks.com.
“Andrew Jackson’s Playbook 15 Strategies for Success” author event: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Morgan Molthrop examines the connection between Jackson’s successful New Orleans campaign and the strategies in the wake of Katrina. octaviabooks.com.
“Inevitable City”: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Scott Cowen, former president of Tulane University, signs and discusses his story of the resurgence and reinvention of New Orleans.
Brewhouse Brewhaha with LeFrak and Hidalgo Communications: 8:30 p.m., Crescent City Brewhouse, 527 Decatur St., New Orleans. A networking event. crescentcitybrewhouse.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 10
- WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m. to noon. The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. nationalww2museum.org.
- NOMA BOOK CLUB NEW BOOKS POTLUCK: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. (504) 658-4117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 11
- “THE TIMES-PICAYUNE IN A CHALLENGING MEDIA WORLD” AUTHORS EVENT: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Sherry Lee Alexander, with co-authors Alfred Lawrence Lorenz and Vicki Mayer, discuss their study of the 2012-2013 transition of a daily newspaper to a three-day-a-week publication. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 12
- “UNFATHOMABLE CITY, A NEW ORLEANS ATLAS” EDITOR EVENT: 7 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. As part of the shop’s 50th anniversary of this local book seller, editor Rebecca Snedeker and several of the essayists from the book will be on hand to discuss the innovative atlas. maplestreetbookshop.com.
Saturday, Sept. 13
- DILLARD INTERNATIONAL ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. The event is sponsored by the Office of International Students and Study Abroad Programs and will include performances by Casa Samba Brazilian dance and music group, Bamboula 2000, Zion Trinity and singer Michaela Harrison. It will offer a variety of international cuisine from Boswell Jamaican Grill, Lil Dustin Italian Ice, Crepes a la Cart and more. There will also be arts and crafts vendors. The fundraiser aims to promote cultural awareness. Free. dillard.edu.
- PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Held the second Saturday monthly, the market features more than 40 vendors offering art, handmade jewelry and crafts, homemade food, vintage clothes and collectibles, used books and more. (504) 269-3982.
- “WHAT THE SLEEPY ANIMALS DO AT THE AUDUBON ZOO” AUTHORS EVENT: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Part of the shop’s 50th anniversary celebration. Ryan Murphy and Grace Millsaps, the authors, will read, sign and lead an animal mask-making craft. Ten percent of the weekend’s proceeds will go to support Big Class and their mission to encourage New Orleans’ young writers. maplestreetbookshop.com/
- “LIL’ YAT ADVENTURE” AUTHOR EVENT: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble Mandeville, 3414 U.S. 190 Suite 10, Mandeville. Local children’s author Rhonda Johnson Valladares will sign books from series. She will be joined by costumed characters Lil’ Yat and Drexel.
- “CINDERELLAPHANT” AUTHOR EVENT: 1 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Part of the shop’s 50th anniversary celebration. Dianne de Las Casas will read her latest picture book and help everyone decorate their own crown. Ten percent of the weekend’s proceeds will go to support Big Class and their mission to encourage New Orleans’ young writers. http://www.maplestreetbookshop.com/
- “COOL KIDS COOK” LOUISIANA” AND “COOL KIDS COOK, FRESH AND FIT” AUTHOR EVENT: 2 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Part of the shop’s 50th anniversary celebration. Kid Chef Eliana will talk about her cookbooks and do a cooking demo. Ten percent of the weekend’s proceeds will go to support Big Class and their mission to encourage New Orleans’ young writers. maplestreetbookshop.com.
- BIG EASY ROLLERGIRLS: 5 p.m., Uno, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Come see your Big Easy Rollergirls Crescent Wenches take on the Cenla Derby Dames followed by the BERG AllStars versus the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Project Mayhem. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 the door. Kids 7-12 are $5, College students get in for $5 with ID. crawfishmambo.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=391.
- SOUTHEASTERN LOUISANA LIONS AT TULANE GREEN WAVE FOOTBALL: 7 p.m., Yulman Stadium, Ben Weiner Drive, New Orleans. yulmanstadium.com.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 14
- FIESTA TASTE AND LEARN SPANISH EVENT: 3:30 p.m., Mizado, 5080 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. Private cocktail party with samples of Spanish food and a presentation on Spanish culture. Part of the proceeds will go to Christ the Healer Medical Missions, a group of doctors who perform operations for the less fortunate. Reservations are required. (504) 473-4022 or email@example.com.