THURSDAY, MARCH 12

  • CAREER FAIR: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St., New Orleans. Job opportunities in the social services sector, with hiring managers on site to accept résumés and conduct interviews. (504) 523-6221. www.kingsleyhouse.org.
  • BRIDGE LESSONS: 9 a.m., Wes Busby Bridge Center, 2709 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. (504) 889-0869.
  • MORNING BIRDING: 9 a.m., Bayou Segnette State Park, 7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego. Ranger-led activity. (504) 736-7140. www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks .
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., also 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Benson Cancer Center, Ochsner Medical Center, 1515 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Open to all cancer survivors. (504) 842-3910. ochsner.org/ochsner_cancer_institute/healing_yoga.
  • “VARIAN FRY AND THE AMERICAN RESCUE COMMITTEE”: 5 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Dr. Neill Lochery discusses and signs his book on Jewish rescue workers groups in Europe. Presentation at 6 p.m., signing at 7 p.m. (504) 528-1944. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • EVENING IN THE GARDEN: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, No. 7 Bamboo Lane, New Orleans. Tour gardens with hands-on activities for members. (504) 293-4723. www.longuevue.com.
  • TULANE BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL: Through Monday, March 16, various locations, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Film screenings, workshops, performances and keynote speech by Spike Lee (8 p.m., Monday, March 16). www.tulaneblackartsfestival.strikingly.com.
  • “YAPPY HOUR”: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Velvet Cactus, 6300 Argonne Blvd., New Orleans. LA/SPCA event to kick off registration for Dog Day Walk-a-Thon, with CEO Ana Zorilla as guest bartender. Pets not admitted. la-spca.org.
  • “SPEAK OUT — QUEER YOUTH IN FOCUS”: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Crescent Care Health, 3308 Tulane Ave., New Orleans. Rachelle Lee Schneider presents her photographic essay that explores the spectrum of experiences told from the perspective of youth ages 14 to 24. Presented by PFLAG New Orleans and Faubourg Art and Books. (504) 862-5912. www.facebook.com/events/55438040799782.
  • PFLAG NEW ORLEANS MEETING: 7:30 p.m., Central St. Matthew United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Monthly support meeting for parents, family, friends and members of the LGBTQ community. (504) 862-5912. www.pflagno.org.
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 13
  • WORLD’S LARGEST PASTA DISH: noon, Grand Ballroom, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans. Pre-parade party by the Italian American Marching Club, featuring an eight-foot diameter dish holding an anticipated 500 pounds of Pasta con Sardi, a traditional St. Joseph’s feast day dish. (504) 458-2791. www.iamcnola.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: noon to 8 p.m., also 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Three-day indoor and outdoor festival of home and garden ideas, speakers, demonstrations and more, plus a Habitat for Humanity auction. $15 adults, $8 military, coupons available. (504) 835-6383. www.neworleanshomeshows.com.
  • “THE INTERIOR CIRCUIT — A MEXICO CITY CHRONICLE”: 5 p.m., Stone Auditorium, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Francisco Goldman discusses his most recent book. Maple Street Bookstore will sell copies. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “I LEFT IT ON THE MOUNTAIN”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Kevin Sessums signs his memoir about his life as a writer and his spiritual redemption found while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • STARRY NIGHT ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Barataria Preserve of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Rangers and the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society star gaze and night hike. (504) 689-3690 x 10. www.nps.gov/jela.
  • LARK IN THE PARK: 8 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, New Orleans. Friends of City Park annual benefit features cuisine, music and auction. $100. www.friendsofcitypark.com/events.htm.
  • 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 Margie Perez, lecture by Susan Cooksey and Robin Poynor about “Kongo across the Waters” exhibit at 6 p.m. (504) 658-4100. www.noma.org.
  • JIM MONAGHAN’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: 6 p.m., Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., New Orleans. Revelers march and ride in carriages in the annual parade that begins and ends at Molly’s at the Market.
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 14
  • “BUILDING ADVOCACY SKILLS” WORKSHOP: 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Clarion Conference Center, 501 N. Hwy. 190, Covington. Open workshop at League of Women Voters of Louisiana state convention. www.lmvola.org.
  • BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS TO SUPPORT OUR YOUTH SYMPOSIUM: 8 a.m. to noon, Dryades YMCA, 2220 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority sponsors workshop, activities for youth ages 13 to 17. Upward Bound, Young Marines and March of Dimes will attend. (504) 450-7759.
  • YOGA IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m., also Monday evening. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. In conjunction with East Jefferson Wellness Center. $5. (504) 658-4106. noma.org.
  • PARKWAY PARTNERS TREE AND PLANT SALE: 8 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, 2829 Gentilly Blvd. The annual sale offers dozens of trees and plants ready for the spring garden. (504) 620-2224. www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
  • 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. crescentcity farmersmarket.org.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873. covington farmersmarket.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.
  • CAR AND TRUCK SHOW: 8:30 a.m. registration, awards at 2:30 p.m., Mandeville Christian Fellowship Church, 1211 Hwy. 1088, Mandeville. Annual benefit for youth ministry features autos, silent auction, food on site. Car registration $20, admission free. (504) 451-1522.
  • GRETNA FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 300 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna. gretnafarmersmarket.com.
  • PELICAN GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, Pelican Greenhouse, off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive south of the I-610 underpass, City Park, New Orleans. Dozens of roses, tropicals and bedding plants are offered at this first greenhouse sale of the 2015 season. (504) 483-9464. www.nocp.org.
  • CHARTER SCHOOL TEACHER FAIR: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hynes Charter School Gymnasium, 990 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Area schools will be on hand to discuss full- and part-time certified teaching positions available. (504) 897-6110. www.eastbankcollaborative.com.
  • GREAT SOUTHERN GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. New and old guns, knives, ammo, gun parts, reloading supplies, holsters and other related products. (865) 671-4757. www.greatsoutherngunshow.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.
  • IRIS SOCIETY MEETING: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Patrick O’Connor discusses “Irises in South Louisiana Gardens.” All attendees receive an iris. (504) 488-5488. www.longuevue.com.
  • VINTAGE GLASS & COLLECTIBLES SALE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Wiliams Blvd., Kenner. Twenty-three dealers market depression glass, pottery, elegant glass, jewelry, furniture, silver, china and collectibles. $6. (504) 392-5093. www.crescentcityglass.org.
  • PARASOL’S BLOCK PARTY: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., also Tuesday, March 17. Parasaol’s, 2533 Constance St., New Orleans. Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations for Irish Channel parade and actual St. Patrick’s Day. www.parasolsbarandrestaurant.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.
  • 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.
  • TRACEY’S ST. PADDY’S DAY PARTY: 11 a.m. until, also Tuesday, March 17, Tracey’s, 2604 Magazine St., New Orleans. Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the end of the parade. (504) 897-5413. www.traceysnola.com
  • “PAPER AIRPLANES” CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., RHINO Contemporary Crafts Gallery, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans. Ceramic artist Chris Menconi leads kids making airplanes from mixed media. Reservations suggested, space limited. $5. (504) 523-7945. www.rhinocrafts.com.
  • MADE FROM THE MARKET: 11 a.m., Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Souther Food and Beverage Museum director Liz Williams demonstrates using fresh market supplies. (504) 569-0405. southernfood.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.
  • PLAYBUILD NOLA “BUILD BY EAR” WORKSHOP: 11:30 a.m., New Orleans Jazz Park Visitor Center, 916 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Kids learn how music, architecture and creativity are used to re-imagine the world. Featured will be Louis Armstrong. (504) 589-4841. www.nps.gov.
  • ROBOTICS DEMONSTRATION: Noon to 1 p.m., Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, 631 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Part of Teen Tech Week, the Mid-City Branch of the New Orleans Public Library will visit the bookshop for a solar-powered demonstration. (504) 598-5536. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.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.
  • IRISH CHANNEL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: 1 p.m., Felicity and Magazine Streets, New Orleans. Salute to Ireland’s favorite saint, with marchers, floats, cabbage and more.
  • CHEF LAMONT BURNS DEMONSTRATES MISSISSIPPI DISHES: 2 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Part of Mississippi Month at museum.(504) 569-0405. www.southernfood.org.
  • BIG EASY ROLLERGIRLS SEASON OPENER: 5 p.m., UNO Human Performance Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. The Crescent Wenches take on the Red Stick Roller Derby Capital Defenders, followed by the Big Easy Rollergirls AllStars versus the Red Stick Roller Derby All Stars. $10 advance, $15 door, $5 ages 7-12. www.bigeasyrollergirls.com.
  • MAYOR’S MASKED BALL: 7 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. The United Negro College Fund and Mayor Mitch Landrieu team to sponsor that supports students and honors Dr. Norman Francis, of Xavier University. (504) 581-3794. www.uncf.org/nolamaskedball.
  • KENNER DISCOVERY HEALTH SCIENCES ACADEMY GALA: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Cars of Yesteryears, 4633 Fairfield St., Metairie. Fundraiser for school’s programs to include live and silent auction, cuisine and music. $100. (504) 233-4720. www.discoverhsf.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

  • ST. JOSEPH’S DAY CELEBRATION: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., French Market Farmers Market, Ursuline and Gov. Nicholls Streets, New Orleans. Music, Italian cuisine, cooking demonstrations, and altar displays will celebrate Sicilian culture. (504) 522-2621. www.frenchmarket.org.
  • INDIA FEST: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. NOMA partners with the Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans for variety of themed events. $5. (504) 658-4100. www.noma.org.
  • SUPER SUNDAY: 11 a.m., A.L. Davis Park, Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street, New Orleans. The Mardi Gras Indians parade starts at 1 p.m. proceeds through Center City and returns to the park. On tap to entertain include “Big” Al Carson, Hot 8 Brass Band, B.R.W. Singing Group, Lady Buckjumpers, Troop Brass Band, Joe Cool Davis, DJ Jubilee and more.
  • ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: Noon, along Metairie Road, Metairie. The annual celebration of Irish days and ways begins at Rummel High School on Severn Avenue and 41st. Street, then turns left onto Metairie Road, rolling through Old Metairie, turning left on Pink Street and left again on Focis Street, where it ends at the canal.
  • NOLA CHESS CLUB: Noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free, open to the public. nolachessclub.yolasite.com.
  • “A TASTE FOR CHAOS — THE ART OF IMPROVISATION IN LITERATURE”: 2 p.m., The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St. Randy Fertel launches his new book about the concept of improvisation and how it impacts words, music, arts and lives. RSVP. (504) 524-2940. www.crt.state.la.us.
  • NICKEL-A-DANCE WITH TOM SAUNDERS AND THE TOMCATS: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Maison on Frenchmen Street, 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. Weekly concert series during March sponsored by New Orleans Jazz Celebration. nojc.org/nickel.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. (504) 522-0276. trinityartistseries.com.
  • TRINITY JAZZ VESPERS: 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Guitarist Steve Masakowski and pianist Victor Atkins perform in a 30-minute program of music and Scripture. (504) 522-0276. trinityartistseries.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 16

  • 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.
  • CHORAL AUDITIONS FOR CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS: 7 p.m., music room, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Auditions for new members of local chapter of Sweet Adelines International women’s chorus. (504) 442-7449 or (985) 898-0951. crescentcitysound.com.
  • “FROM THE BIG EASY TO THE BIG APPLE — AN EVENING WITH DEAN BAQUET”: 7:30 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. New Orleans native, Pulitzer Prize winner and executive editor of The New York Times explores his life story in the Ed Renwick Lecture Series. (504) 865-3548. www.loyno.edu/iop
  • SPIKE LEE: 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Acclaimed film director and producer keynotes the Tulane Black Arts Festival. $5. www.tulaneblackartsfestival.strikingly.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

  • THIRD TUESDAY IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 9 a.m. to noon. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Volunteers invited to aid Master Gardeners and Iris Society members in weed identification and prevention. (504) 658-4153.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway St., 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.
  • KILTS OF MANY COLOURS PIPE BAND: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Farmers Market in the French Market, 1100 N. Peters St., New Orleans. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this group parades from the flea market to the Upper Pontalba building on Jackson Square. (504) 592-3405. www.frenchmarket.org.
  • SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower 9th Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. sankofanola.org.
  • 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. www.albinas.org.
  • DOWNTOWN IRISH CLUB PARADE: 6 p.m., Bywater, French Quarter and downtown, New Orleans. This annual downtown parade begins on the corner of Burgundy and Piety streets in the Bywater, proceeds up Royal Street, crosses Esplanade Avenue to Decatur Street, heads up Canal Street to Bourbon Street. The parade makes several “pit stops” on its way.
  • “THE ICE GARDEN”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Moira Crone discusses her book about small-town life in the South during the 1960s. (504) 889-8143.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

  • 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.
  • 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 U.S. 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
  • WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bonerama and Louisiana Spice perform. Lafayette Square, between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street across from Gallier Hall in the CBD, New Orleans. 12-week series put on by Young Leadership Council. Food and beverages for purchase help support the event. (504) 585-1500. wednesdayatthesquare.com.
  • “THE OTHER JOSEPH”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Skip Horack signs his novel about a Louisiana man’s search for his late brother’s legacy. (504) 895-2266.
  • “DESIRE & DISASTER IN NEW ORLEANS — TOURISM, RACE AND HISTORICAL MEMORY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Lynnell L. Thomas highlights the ways popular culture and public policy converge to create a mythology of racial harmony that masks a long history of inequality. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • ART IN BLOOM PATRON AND PREVIEW PARTY: 6 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Gala event for opening of annual spring artistic displays that runs through Sunday, March 22. $125. (504) 658-4100. www.noma.org.