THURSDAY, NOV. 13

  • HERITAGE ROSE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., also Friday through Sunday. Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., New Orleans, and tours of River Road plantations. Annual conference and tours aimed at preservation of antebellum history of roses in Louisiana. www.heritagerosefoundation.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.lastateparks.com.
  • QUICK YEAR-END FUNDRAISING WORKSHOP: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Program aimed at helping nonprofits. $35. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
  • ESTATE PLANNING AND LEGAL ISSUES SEMINAR: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. (504) 889-8143. www.jplibrary.net.
  • 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. www.hollygrovemarket.com.
  • CHRIST EPISCOPAL MISTLETOE MARKET: noon to 5 p.m., also Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Christ Episcopal School, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Holiday marketplace over two days. (985) 871-9902. www.facebook.com/CESMistletoeMarket.
  • 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. www.hgghh.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. www.nps.gov/jela.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 2:15 p.m., Chalmette National Cemetery, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Tuesdays through Saturdays. (504) 281-0510. www.nps.gov/jela/chalmette-national-cemetery.htm.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mid-City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. www.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. icdnola.org.
  • 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. and Saturdays 11 a.m. www.ochsner.org/ochsner_cancer_institute/healing_yoga.
  • JAZZ, CHAMPAGNE AND FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saks Fifth Avenue, Canal Place, 365 Canal St., New Orleans. Fashion, food and savings for The Links Inc. $30. (917) 817-7074.
  • UNCORK THE CURE: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sibley Gallery, 3427 Magazine St., New Orleans. Fundraising benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with wine, food and auction. $40 in advance; $50 at door. (504) 455-5194. www.cff.org/chapters/louisiana/uncork.
  • INNOCENCE PROJECT NEW ORLEANS FALL FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Tigerman Den, 3113 Royal St., New Orleans. “No Theme, No Awards, No Kidding,” but food, silent auction, libations. $35 in advance; $40 at door. (504) 943-1902. www.in-no.org.

JAMAICA KINCAID: 6:30 P.M., DIXON HALL, TULANE UNIVERSITY, 6823 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. NOVELIST READS HER WORK. (504) 865-5730. WWW.TULANE.EDU.

  • GET FIRED UP FOR KINGSLEY HOUSE WITH KERMIT RUFFINS: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St., New Orleans. Barbecue, music and a silent auction. Admission is a business card and donation at the door. (504) 523-6112, ext. 127. www.kingsleyhouse.org.
  • ELLA BRENNAN AWARD GALA: 6:30 p.m., Boeing Center, National WWII Musuem, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. New Orleans Wine and Food Experience gala to honor Drago and Klara Cvitanovich. $150. (504) 934-1474. www.nowfe.com.
  • NATIVE PLANT SELECTION LECTURE: 6:30 p.m., Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. Marc Pastorek discusses plant selection and design-management approaches for bio-swales, retention basins and rain gardens. $15, registration needed. (504) 482-4888. www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • HISTORIC HOUSES SOCIETY FALL GALA: 7 p.m., Belfort Mansion, 2618 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Fundraiser for Hermann-Grimma and Gallier Historic Houses. $1,000. (504) 274-0747. www.hgghh.org/support/annual-fund.
  • STAIR AFFAIR: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 2507 Prytania St., New Orleans. “Peter Pan”-themed fundraiser for Start The Adventure in Reading. (504) 899-0820. stairnola.org.

“THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME” FALL FUNDRAISING EVENT: 7 P.M., SOUTHPORT HALL, 200 MONTICELLO AVE., JEFFERSON. FUNDRAISER FOR NEW ORLEANS WOMEN’S SHELTER. $50 AND UP. (504) 962-6697. NOLAWOMENSHELTER.ORG.

  • “THE UPSTAIRS LOUNGE ARSON”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Clayton Delery-Edwards discusses his book about the deadly fire at the French Quarter bar in 1973. (504) 889-8143.
  • KREWE OF ’TIT REX SHOWFLOAT AUCTION: 7 p.m., Art Klub, Michalopoulos Studios, 519 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans. Fundraiser. $10. (504) 943-6565.
  • “MY PROMISED LAND — THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF ISRAEL”: 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave. Ari Shavit will present and sign his personal narrative of Israel. (504) 897-0143.
  • LEWIS BLACK: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. $39.75 and up. (800) 745-3000. lewisblack.com.

FRIDAY, NOV. 14

  • MOTHER’S CIRCLE: 10 a.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Exclusively for mothers who have lost a child to gun violence. (504) 658-4993. www.ashecac.org.
  • SAINTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION LUNCHEON: noon, Chateau Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. $60. (504) 471-2192. www.neworleanssaints.com.
  • 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.
  • STEAMBOAT STOMP: 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Steamboat Natchez at the Toulouse Street Wharf and other locales in the French Quarter, New Orleans. Concerts, lectures and cruises about the history of jazz on the Natchez. All access $225. www.steamboatstompneworleans.com.
  • GRADNATION COMMUNITY SUMMIT: 5 p.m. 8 p.m., also Saturday 9 a.m. to noon, Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., New Orleans. Two-day meeting to address education; town hall Friday; and community solutions Saturday. (504) 655-0424. nokp.org.
  • MOONLIGHT AND MIRACLES GALA: 5:45 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Ochsner Cancer Institute benefit. $500. (504) 842-7113. www.ochsner.org/miraclesgala.
  • WILL RYMAN LECTURE: 6 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Artist on display at NOMA discusses his work. (504) 658-4100. www.noma.org.
  • A NIGHT OF MUSIC INSPIRED BY LITERATURE: 6:30 p.m., Latter Branch Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. Performance by Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra. Part of the New Orleans Book Festival. www.nolabookfest.org.
  • “LINENS FOR EVERY ROOM AND OCCASION”: 6:30 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Jane Scott Hodges signs book. (504) 658-4100. www.noma.org.
  • SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION: 7 p.m., The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Dining and auction to benefit March of Dimes. (504) 264-9288. www.marchofdimesnola.com/signature_chefs.
  • “THE FARM, LIFE IN ANGOLA”: 7 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Showing of film about Louisiana prison with panel discussion. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
  • “THE BRAIDED PATH”: 7 p.m., Miller Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Donna Glee Williams discusses her book.
  • “JAM”BALAYA FUNDRAISER FOR MAKE MUSIC NOLA: 8 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Student bands from LSU Medical Center raise funds for after-school music program. $10. (504) 529-5844. www.thehowlinwolf.com.
  • OOOH, LA LUSHER SOIREE: 8 p.m., Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Fundraiser for Lusher Charter School. $35 single; $60 couple. (504) 259-6604. lushersoiree.com.
  • MIKE EPPS’ “AFTER DARK TOUR”: 8 p.m., UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Comedian Epps brings his “Comedy for the Grown and Sexy” show to New Orleans. $49.75 and up. (800) 745-3000. arena.uno.edu.

SATURDAY, NOV. 15

  • 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. 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 FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Heritage Park, 303 Williams Blvd., Kenner. (504) 468-7211.
  • “TWELVE RECIPES”: 8:30 a.m., Crescent City Farmers Market, 700 Magazine St. Cal Peternell, chef of Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse, signs his book of basic techniques and essential recipes to transform anyone into a confident home cook. (504) 861-4488.
  • GRETNA FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 300 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna. gretnafarmersmarket.com.
  • BIG TREESY GIVEAWAY AND FRUIT TREE SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6249 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Hike for KaTREEna will give away 250 Louisiana trees. (504) 644-4125. www.hikeforkatreena.org.
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 922 Teche St., Algiers. www.oldalgiersharvestfreshmarket.com.
  • PINEY WOODS HERITAGE FESTIVAL (FAMLY): 10 a.m., The Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. The 12th annual festival with show exhibits and demonstrations of traditional skills such as blacksmithing, quilting, spinning, basket-making and more. $5.
  • CAMP PARAPET DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Arlington Street at Causeway Boulevard near Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. The only remaining Civil War gunpowder magazine will be open with historic music and dance, plus dioramas.
  • FRENCH MARKET’S SATSUMA CELEBRATION: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., French Market Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Music, cooking demonstrations and culinary information about this Louisiana citrus. (504) 522-2621. www.frenchmarket.org.
  • “THE KIDS FROM D.I.S.C.O.”: 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Steve Guttenberg will sign his children’s book. (504) 455-4929.
  • “A BEAN, A STALK AND A BOY NAMED JACK”: 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Author and illustrator William Joyce will be on hand to sign his children’s book with a new take on the traditional tale. (504) 455-4929.
  • “WATERFALL”: 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Lauren Kate reads and signs her second book in the “Teardrop” trilogy of a girl whose tears can raise Atlantis. (504) 455-4929.
  • “ASTRAY”: 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Amy Christine Parker signs her sequel to “Gated” about a young girl who leaves her “community” for the first time. (504) 455-4929.
  • TOUCH A TRUCK: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Church of the King, 22205 Little Creek Road, Mandeville. Northshore Families Helping Families offers kids the chance to discover and explore a variety of vehicles, tractors and construction equipment. $5. (985) 875-0511. www.fhfnorthshore.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.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. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • GIRL SCOUT DAY AT LONGUE VUE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Advanced registration required. $4 Scouts; $6 leaders/adults. (504) 293-4701. www.longuevue.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS BOOK FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Big Lake at New Orleans City Park, New Orleans. Free books, author presentations, music, food, pony rides and guests. www.nolabookfest.org.
  • REPTIDAY — NEW ORLEANS REPITLE AND EXOTIC ANIMAL EXPO: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. Vendors, suppliers and seminars. $10 adults; $5 ages 5-12. (863) 268-4273. www.reptiday.com/neworleans.html.
  • THREE RIVERS ART FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Columbia Street, Covington. Two-day juried art festival. (985) 327-9797. www.threeriversartfestival.com.
  • NEWCOMB CHILDREN’S CENTER BOOKFAIR: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Book lists of needed materials and portion of proceeds go to center. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • PURPLE PANTS PARTY: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Civic Theater, 510 O’Keefe St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for Ian G. Thompson Foundation for pancreatic cancer research. $25 in advance; $35 at door. www.igthompson.org.
  • “I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT”: 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Zachary Lazar’s novel paints a picture of the events surrounding Meyer Lansky’s activities of the 1970s seen through the eyes of a journalist in 2009. (504) 455-4929.
  • CENTRAL CITY FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1600-1700 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Music, food, cooking demonstrations, attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “most people twerking simultaneously.” (504) 528-1806. www.ochaleyblvd.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS COMIC AND ZINE FEST: 11 a.m. New Orleans Main Branch Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Artists displaying works, workshops and more. www.nocazfest.com.
  • 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. www.swapmeetnola.com.
  • “GEORGES THE GOOSE FROM TOULOUSE WHO ONLY ATE COUSCOUS”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St. Tracey Riegel Koch signs her book about healthy eating habits. (504) 866-4916.
  • BYE BYE HURRICANE SEASON CELEBRATION: Noon to 6 p.m., Armstrong Park, New Orleans. Music, food to celebrate the end of storm season. www.evacuteer.org/bye-bye-hurricane-season-party.
  • “SHE AIN’T HEAVY, SHE’S MY MOTHER — A MEMOIR”: noon, Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. New Orleans native Bryan Batt, Broadway and television actor, chronicles his life — and his mother’s supportive presence in it. (504) 455-4929.
  • FAUBOURG LAFAYETTE HISTORIC HOME TOUR: Noon to 4 p.m., OCH Art Market, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Neighborhood association and Preservation Resource Center self-guided walking tour during Central City Fest. (985) 250-0278. www.ochartmarket.com.
  • FAT CITY FESTIVAL: Noon to 5 p.m., 18th Street from North Arnault Road to Edenborn Avenue, Metairie. Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals sponsor first fest to highlight the heart of Fat City and recent changes. (504) 835-3880.
  • “LET’S TALK A-Z”: 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190. Carolyn Barrick-Rodgers signs her book for parents on teaching their children how to read. (985) 626-8884.
  • “EMPIRE OF SIN”: 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Author Gary Krist reads and signs his book about sex, jazz, murder and the battle for control of New Orleans. (504) 455-4929.
  • “PETER PAUL AND MARY — FIFTY YEARS IN MUSIC AND LIFE”: 3 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Peter Yarrow will talk about the first and only book that visually tells of Peter, Paul and Mary and their music. (504) 455-4929.
  • OVERNIGHT CRITTER CINEMA EXTRAVAGANZA: 4 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday, Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Ages 5-10. Preregistration required. $65 per child. (504) 368-5191, ext. 207. www.la-spca.org/crittercinema.
  • ALL SAINTS NIGHT GALA: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Club XLIV at Champion Square, Lasalle Street, New Orleans. $75. (504) 471-2192. www.neworleanssaints.com.
  • “ALL IN THE CARDS”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Mark Duncan’s novel illustrates the capacity for evil that dwells in ordinary people. (504) 895-2266.
  • SENIOR MOMENTS: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cars of Yesteryear Museum, 4633 Fairfield St., Metairie. Jefferson Council on Aging fundraiser. $50 and up. (504) 888-5880. www.jcoa.net.
  • JUST SAY YAYA: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., YAYA Creative Glass, 3924 Conti St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for Young Aspirations/Young Artists, to include live auction. (504) 529-3306. www.yayainc.com/just-say-yaya.html.
  • CRESCENT CITY HOMEBREWERS WINTERFEST: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. Food, music and variety of home-brewed beer. People 21 and older only. $25 in advance; $30 at door. (504) 522-8014. cchwinterfest2014.brownpapertickets.com.
  • LOUISIANA INTERNATIONAL TRADE GALA: 6:30 p.m., Boeing Pavilion, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Rep. Charles Boustany will be honored. $175 and up. (504) 529-1601. www.wtcno.org.
  • URBAN HEROES GALA: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Propeller Incubator, 4035 Washington Ave., New Orleans. The Urban Conservancy will honor three visionaries. $35 and up. (504) 232-7821. www.urbanconservancy.org.
  • OPEN PUBLIC EDUCATION AWARDS: 7 p.m., Harrah’s Theatre, Harrah’s Casino, 226 Poydras St., New Orleans. Orleans Public Education Network event. $75. (504) 821-4004. www.opennola.org.
  • NOLA PROJECT’S GREEN ROOM GALA: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Reyn Studios, 725 Magazine St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for NOLA Project theater company. $65. (504) 302-9117. www.nolaproject.com.
  • HOWLING SUCCESS PRESENTS MASQUERADE: 8:30 p.m., Empire Ballroom, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. LA/SPCA black tie with mask or costume fundraiser, featuring food, music, auction and more. $125 and up. (504) 368-5191. la-spca.org/howlingsuccess.

SUNDAY, NOV. 16

  • NOLA CHESS CLUB: Noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free and open to the public. www.nolachessclub.yolasite.com.
  • USA DANCE: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. USA Dance Chapter 5031 event. Bolero lesson at 1:30 p.m. (504) 607-1041.
  • HCWG AND PHEHP SPEED NETWORKING: 5 p.m., New Orleans Convention Center, Room 344, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Event for young professionals and students sponsored by Health Communication Working Group and Public Health Education and the Health Promotion Section.

TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 P.M., TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1329 JACKSON AVE., NEW ORLEANS. (504) 522-0276. WWW.TRINITYARTISTSERIES.COM.

  • MEN’S HEALTH CAUCUS AND PATERNAL INVOLVEMENT IN PREGNANCY OUTCOMES COMMITTEE COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 6 p.m., Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Discussion of achievements and future direction. www.eventbrite.com.
  • UNSUNG HEROES — A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY AND CULTURE: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Honoring community-based health heroes. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.

MONDAY, NOV. 17

  • INNOVATION LOUISIANA 2014: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Tuesday 9 a.m to 7:30 p.m. New Orleans BioInnovation Center, 1441 Canal St., New Orleans. Two-day conference on high-growth technology startups. $125. (504) 680-2973. www.neworleansbio.com/innovation.
  • 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.
  • “LA VOZ DEL PUEBLO”: 6:30 p.m., Studio A, Loyola University School of Mass Communication, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Documentary short film on murder of journalists from Radio Progresso in Honduras. Q&A to follow with director. (504) 865-3430. www.loyno.edu/masscomm.
  • DOCUMENT PRESERVATION SEMINAR: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. (504) 838-1190. www.jplibrary.net.
  • MODERN INSTINCTS: 9 p.m., Café Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Contemporary ballet and short operas, with other selected works. www.allenhallmusic.com.

TUESDAY, NOV. 18

  • THIRD TUESDAY IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Master Gardeners and Greater New Orleans Iris Society work in the garden. Free. (504) 866-2381. www.louisianairisgnois.com.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway St., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
  • 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. www.longuevue.com.

HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M., 8301 OLIVE ST., NEW ORLEANS. (504) 483-7037. WWW.HOLLYGROVEMARKET.COM.

  • SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower 9th Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. www.sankofanola.org.
  • THE SMITHSONIAN’S HISTORY OF AMERICA IN 101 OBJECTS: 5 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Lagniappe Lecture by Richard Kurin. RSVP required. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
  • CAREER REINVENTION THROUGH FRANCHISE OWNERSHIP: 5:30 p.m., Louisiana Small Business Development Center Greater New Orleans Region, 3330 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie. Program on owning your own franchise. (504) 831-3730.
  • ORGAN AND LABYRINTH: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1320 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. (504) 522-0276. www.albinas.org.
  • “STANDING IN THE SHADOWS (NO MORE)” QUILTING WORKSHOP: 6 p.m., Ashé Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Exhibited in March and April. (504) 569-9070.
  • “THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS — BUT FOR A PIECE OF WOOD”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Ron Chapman will sign and discuss his book about the long campaign and the final historic battle. (504) 899-7323.
  • “NEW ORLEANS STYLE”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Store, 7529 Maple St. Andi Eaton will read and sign her book. (504) 866-4916.
  • ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Mac Rivenbark, of Mac’s Orchids, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, speaks on “Exotic Dendrobiums of Asia.” Free. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.
  • “LAST COMIC STANDING LIVE TOUR”: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Touring ensemble from NBC television show. (504) 525-1052. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. By museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • COLLEGE BOARD SEARCH WORKSHOP: 10 a.m., Octavia Room, Danna Student Center, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Reservations suggested. Free. www.eventbrite.com.
  • 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. www.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. www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
  • “IMAGINING THE CREOLE CITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Rien Fertel discusses and signs his book. (504) 895-2266.
  • ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE AWARD CEREMONY: 6 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. United Way of Southeast Louisiana award dinner. $250. (504) 827-6892. www.unitedwaysela.org/tocqueville.
  • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL — “VAREKI”: 7:30 p.m., through Nov. 22, with 4 p.m. Nov. 22, and 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 23. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. (800) 745-3000. www.cirquedusoleil.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS FRINGE FESTIVAL: Through Nov. 23, various venues, New Orleans. Original theater; $99 all-access pass. (504) 941-3640. www.nofringe.org.
  • FUN UNDER THE FRESCOES: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Concert featuring Paul Sanchez and Friends. 2025 Constance St. $10/$25. stalphonsusneworleans.org.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color