200TH COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: 9 a.m., also Friday and Saturday; Chalmette Battlefield and Chalmette National Cemetery, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Three full days of events start with official addresses, music and ceremony, followed by activities throughout the grounds. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.
MORNING BIRDING: 9 a.m., Bayou Segnette State Park, 7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego. Ranger-led activity. (504) 736-7140. www.lastateparks.com.
HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays, 8 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.
CREATE RAVING FANS: St. Roch Community Church, 1738 St. Roch Ave., New Orleans. St. Roch CDC event. strochcdc.org.
WORKPLACE WELLNESS LUNCHEON: NOON, ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 1712 O.C. HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. (504) 569-9070. ASHECAC.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. nps.gov/jela.
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. ochsner.org/ochsner_cancer_institute/healing_yoga/
CAMPAIGN FOR THE GULF: 6 p.m., Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Historian Ron Chapman discusses Britain’s geopolitical strategy and how the Battle of New Orleans fit into it. (504) 568-6993. louisianastatemuseum.org.
“CRUDE JUSTICE — HOW I FOUGHT BIG OIL AND WON, AND WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL ATTACK ON AMERICA” AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Stuart H. Smith will sign and speak about his new book. (504) 895-2266.
MEET AND GREET GRAMBLING INTERIM PRESIDENT: 6 p.m., Fifth Ward Elementary School, 158 Panther Drive, Reserve. GSU Interim President Dr. Cynthia Warrick meets alumni and guests. Also Friday at West St. John High School, East St. John High School and Petra in LaPlace.
“ANDREW JACKSON’S PLAYBOOK” AUTHOR EVENT: 7 p.m., New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 N. Rampart St. Morgan Molthrop reads and signs his book about Jackson’s strategies and how they work today. (504) 525-2375.
THE MUSIC OF THE WAR OF 1812: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Writer and historian Carolyn Kolb discusses the music from the war on the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
LIVE PUB TRIVIA: 7 p.m. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., New Orleans. Trivia competition hosted by Beth and Jim. (504) 865-9190. carrolltonstation.com.
BÉLA FLECK AND NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: 7:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. The banjo artist joins the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Works include Bernstein, Dvorak and Fleck. Open rehearsal 10 a.m. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.org.
ERIC CHURCH: 7:30 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. Church launches the second leg of his tour here. $30 and up. (800) 745-3000. smoothiekingcenter.com.
FRIDAY, JAN. 9
SERVE: A LEADERSHIP MODEL FOR SUCCESS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Roch Community Church, 1738 St. Roch Ave., New Orleans. St. Roch CDC business leadership workshop where leaders See the future, Engage and develop others, Reinvent continuously, Value results and relationships and Embody the values. Lunch provided. strochcdc.org.
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.
NEW ORLEANS WINTER STAMP FEST: 10 a.m., also Saturday and Sunday; Doubletree by Hilton, 2150 Veterans Blvd., Kenner. Crescent City Stamp Club “Stampfest.” ccscno.org.
WIZARD WORLD NEW ORLEANS COMIC CON: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday; Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Fans of all ages celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics and more. Admission varies, depending on events and days. wizardworld.com.
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 Symphony Chorus of New Orleans and Opera on Tap, and comedy tours of “Photorealism” by The New Movement. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS BICENTENNIAL VICTORY BALL: 6:30 p.m., The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., New Orleans. A period-inspired gala and first viewing of exhibition. Re-enactors, period music and cuisine. Period attire or black tie. Louisiana Museum Foundation. (504) 558-0493. thelmf.org.
RIVERTOWN THEATER SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT AND FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Food, beverages, auction and entertainment are on tap from the upcoming shows, including a special sneak peek from “Will Rogers Follies.” $30 in advance, $35 at door. (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221. rivertowntheaters.com.
THE MUSIC OF THE WAR OF 1812: 7 P.M., EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY, 4747 W. NAPOLEON AVE., METAIRIE. CAROLYN KOLB GIVE SOME HISTORY ON THE SONGS FROM THE PERIOD, INCLUDING “THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER.” (504) 838-1190.
BÉLA FLECK AND NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Covington, 16333 Hwy. 1085, Covington. The banjo artist joins the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Works include Bernstein, Dvorak and Fleck. Open rehearsal 10 a.m. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.org.
BLUSH BALL: 9 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Annual costume ball for The Pussyfooters parading organization. Benefiting the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. $40. pussyfooters.org.
INTERGALACTIC KREWE OF CHEWBACCHUS’ 5TH ANNUAL SCI-FI FASHION SHOW: 9 p.m., Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for parading organization with costume judging. $10, free for contest registrants. chewbacchus.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 10
CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. camelliacitymarket.org.
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS SYMPOSIUM: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old U.S. Mint, Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Full day of lectures, panel discussions and history on the battle sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo. Dr. Alan Taylor will keynote on the battle. (504) 523-3939. friendsofthecabildo.org.
DECIDUOUS NATIVE SHRUB LECTURE: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Explore deciduous native shrubs and trees in the winter garden. Different species, placement and pruning will be discussed. $5 members; $10 nonmembers. (504) 293-4723. longuevue.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. 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. nationalww2museum.org.
DSLR CAMERAS WORKSHOP: 11 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M., LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS, 7 BAMBOO ROAD, NEW ORLEANS. EXPLORE THE BASIC FEATURES OF THE CAMERA PLUS TEST THEM IN THE GARDENS. $50 MEMBERS, $60 FOR NONMEMBERS. (504) 293-4723. LONGUEVUE.COM.
NEIGHBORHOOD PET ADOPTION: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Petco, 3018 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. LA/SPCA with animals looking for homes. (504) 368-5191. la-spca.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.
“THE POWER OF SELF HEALING” AUTHOR EVENT: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Dr. Raul Llanos signs his book. (504) 455-4929.
WYES ROYAL REX DEN TOUR: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Rex Den, South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans. Guided tour offering close-up viewing of the krewe’s floats. Refreshment provided. $40. (504) 840-4886. wyes.org.
CRITTER CINEMA: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., LA/SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Movies, pizza and popcorn for kids 5-10. Sleeping bags, pillows and pajamas encouraged. Preregistration required. $30. (504) 368-5191, ext. 207. la-spca.org/crittercinema.
AMERICAN STRINGS — CHAMBER MUSIC: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Grammy Award-winning Banjo master Béla Fleck defies musical genres in this special chamber music performance, alongside select musicians of the LPO. $35. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.org.
SUNDAY, JAN. 11
“ANDREW JACKSON’S PLAYBOOK” AUTHOR EVENT: 10 a.m., Creole Queen Steamboat, 1 Poydras St. Morgan Molthrop discusses the battle and signs his book about Jackson’s strategies and how they work today on a special bicentennial breakfast cruise. (504) 529-4567.
KIRK FRANKLIN PRESENTS GOSPEL BRUCH: 10 a.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. Weekly presentation of local talent. (504) 310-4999. houseofblues.com/neworleans.
NOLA CHESS CLUB: Noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free and open to the public. nolachessclub.yolasite.com.
SEELOS BIRTHDAY HEALING MASS: 1 p.m., National Seelos Shrine/St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 919 Josephine St., New Orleans. Sacrament of anointing, with veneration of relic missionary crucifix. (504) 525-2495. seelos.org.
TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Soprano Trish Foti and friends. (504) 522-0276. trinityartistseries.com.
SIERRA CLUB PRESENTATION ON GULF COAST COMMUNITIES: 7 p.m., Dominion Auditorium, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Dr. Shirley Laska of UNO presents “Gulf Coast Communities: Can they survive until coastal restoration is a reality.” (504) 307-0187. neworleanssierran.blogspot.com.
MONDAY, JAN. 12
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.
WWE RAW: 6:30 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. Live show featuring WWE favorites John Sena, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns and more. $28.90 and up. (504) 587-3822. smoothiekingcenter.com.
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.
LITTLE DIGGERS WINTER EXPLORATION: 9:30 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Gardening for kids 5 and under in the Discovery Garden. Program fee covers one child and one adult. Free for Longue Vue Family Members; $5 for all other levels; $8 for nonmembers; $7 for additional child or adult nonmember. (504) 293-4722. longuevue.com.
HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037. hollygrovemarket.com.
SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower Ninth Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. sankofanola.org.
ORGAN AND LABYRINTH: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1320 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. (504) 522-0276. albinas.org.
“STANDING IN THE SHADOWS (NO MORE)” QUILTING WORKSHOP: 6 p.m., Ashé Cultural Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Exhibited in March and April. (504) 569-9070.
THE ULTIMATE ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY: COOKING AT LOS ALAMOS: 6:30 P.M., THE AMERICAN SECTOR, NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. KEITH HUXEN DISCUSSES THE MANHATTAN PROJECT, PHYSICS AND LIFE IN NEW MEXICO. PART OF DINNER WITH A CURATOR SERIES. (504) 528-1940. NATIONALWW2MUSEUM.ORG.
“NEW ORLEANS’ HISTORIC HOTELS”: 6:30 P.M., CITY DENNIS HUBBELL LIBRARY, 725 PELICAN AVE., NEW ORLEANS. PAUL OSWELL DISCUSSES HIS BOOK ON THE OLD HOTELS OF THE CRESCENT CITY. (504) 366-0657. NEWORLEANSPUBLICLIBRARY.ORG.
ALVAR ARTS: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., New Orleans. Bywater author Andy Young will read from her newly published collection of poems, “All Night is Morning.” (504) 596-2667. neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
“MAMMA MIA!”: 7:30 p.m., also Wednesday through Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. National tour of Broadway hit based on the songs of ABBA. $35.55 and up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14
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.
LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PHILEMON THOMAS: Noon, The Cabildo, Jackson Square, 701 Chartres St., New Orleans. John McKay presents the life of Gen. Thomas and his role in the Revolution, the West Florida Rebellion and the Battle of New Orleans. (504) 568-6968. louisianastatemuseum.org.
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.
NETWORKING SOCIAL: 5:30 p.m., Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans. New Orleans City Councilman At Large Jason Williams sponsors. (504) 658-1070. nolacitycouncil.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Morgan Carnival authority Arthur Hardy signs his book on the magic, mystery and mayhem of the celebration. (504) 889-8143.