THURSDAY, OCT. 9

  • SACRED TO THE MEMORY — MOURNING TOURS: 12:30 p.m., Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Homes, 820 St. Louis St., New Orleans. $30. (504) 525-9735. www.hgghh.org.
  • PUMPKIN PATCH: 2 p.m., St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie. Ends Oct. 31.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 2:15 p.m., Chalmette National Cemetery, 8606 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette. (504) 281-0510. www.nps.gov/jela/chalmette-national-cemetery.htm.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3-7 p.m., Mid-City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
  • MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK: 3-7 p.m., 901 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Food, music and arts and crafts market. (504) 684-5410. icdnola.org.
  • COCKTAIL HISTORY TOUR IN THE FRENCH QUARTER: 5 p.m., meet outside Evangeline Restaurant, 329 Decatur St., New Orleans. A 1-mile circuit with food for purchase at certain stops. $65, includes four cocktails; $32, tour only. Some locations have dress codes. www.doctorgumbo.com.

“DOWNSTREAM TOWARD HOME: A BOOK OF RIVERS”: 6 P.M., OCTAVIA BOOKS, 513 OCTAVIA ST. OLIVER A. HOUCK, A TULANE UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL LAW PROFESSOR, LAUNCHES TRAVELOGUE. (504) 899-7323.

“THE NEXT ELVIS: SEARCHING FOR STARDOM AT SUN RECORDS”: 6 P.M., GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP, 2727 PRYTANIA ST. BARBARA BARNES SIMS DISCUSSES AND SIGNS HER BOOK. (504) 895-2266.

  • “MID-CITY ERRANDS”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Ronald Fisher will read and sign his novel about life in this neighborhood through the eyes of a 7-year-old. (504) 866-4916.
  • “HOW TO PICK A JURY” LECTURE: 7 p.m., New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. James Cobb, author of “Flood of Lies,” will present the lecture. (504) 525-2375. www.neworleansathleticclub.com.
  • “WISH FOR A DROWNED DAUGHTER” AND “THE STARS SHINE THROUGH IT”: 7 p.m., Crescent City Books, 230 Chartres St. New Orleans poets M’Bilia Meekers and Geoff Munsterman read. (504) 524-4997.
  • MAP-MAKING EVENT: 7 p.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, Algiers. Using “Unfathomable City” as the centerpiece, this Library After Dark event allows patrons to express their creative side through making maps. (504) 596-2641. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.

FRIDAY, OCT. 10

  • NEW ORLEANS GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL AND JEWELRY SHOW: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. (504) 214-3205.
  • LOUISIANA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., City Park Festival Grounds, Wisner Blvd., New Orleans. Free. www.louisianaseafoodfestival.com.
  • WESTWEGO FARMERS AND FISHERIES MARKET: noon, Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market, 484 Sala Ave., Westwego. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (504) 341-9803.
  • SACRED TO THE MEMORY — MOURNING TOURS: 12:30 p.m. Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Homes, 820 St. Louis St., New Orleans. $30. (504) 525-9735. www.hgghh.org.
  • 19TH-CENTURY MOURNING AND INTERMENT CUSTOMS: 1:30 p.m., The Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St. $30. (504) 482-0312. louisianalandmarks.org.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 2:15 p.m., Chalmette National Cemetery, 8606 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette. (504) 281-0510. www.nps.gov/jela/chalmette-national-cemetery.htm.
  • OKTOBERFEST: 4-11 p.m., 415 Williams Blvd., Rivertown, Kenner. Three weekends of fun to celebrate the German tradition, presented by Deutsches Haus. Also Oct. 17-18, 24-25. (504) 522-8014. www.oktoberfestnola.com.
  • WEST JEFF FAMILY FEST: 5-10 p.m., West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. Rides, music, food, and car and bike shows. (504) 349-6263. www.wjmc.org/festival.
  • CRUISE IN: 5:30 p.m., Lee’s Burgers, 104 Lake Drive, Covington. A classic car show. (985) 898-3440.
  • “YOU WOULDN’T LIKE ME WITHOUT MY COFFEE”: 5:30 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Meet authors Grace Millsaps, Ryan Murphy and illustrator Danny Marin. (504) 899-7323.
  • GENTILLY FEST: 6-9 p.m., Pontchartrain Park, corner of Press Drive and Prentiss Avenue, New Orleans. A three-day festival celebrating New Orleans culture with food, music and fun. Free. www.gentillyfest.com.
  • ST. MARY MAGDALEN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 6-11:30 p.m., 6425 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. Phunky Monkeys at 7:30 p.m. (504) 733-0922. www.stmarymagdalenchurch.com.
  • “AN EVENING ON THE BAYOU” MINI GREEK FESTIVAL: 6:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans. $50. (504) 282-0259. www.holytrinitycathedral.org.
  • MOVIES IN THE PARK, “CARS 2”: 6 p.m., Conrad Playground, 3600 Hamilton St., New Orleans. Sunset (7:15-7:45 p.m.). Free. nola.gov/nordc/movies-in-the-park.
  • 21ST ANNUAL TOM SAWYER MISSISSIPPI RIVER RUN: 6:30 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Dr., New Orleans.
  • BUCKTOWN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 7 p.m., St. Louis King of France School, 1600 Lake Ave., Metairie. Food, music, rides, games, a craft fair and school performances. Entertainment features New Orleans Karma. (504) 833-8224. Slkfschool.com.
  • COLUMBUS DAY CONCERT: 7-10 p.m., Piazza d’Italia, adjacent to the American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 522-7294. www.americanitalianculturalcenter.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 11

  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
  • CAMELIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9762.
  • UNCF WALK FOR EDUCATION: 8:30 a.m., Audubon Park Riverview, behind the Audubon Zoo, New Orleans. Registration at 7:30 a.m. (504) 581-3794.
  • GRETNA FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 300 Huey P. Long Avenue, Gretna. Gretnafarmersmarket.com.
  • I PINK I CAN, I PINK I CAN: 9 a.m., West Jefferson Medical Center, 4513 Westbank Expressway, Marrero. A 2-mile fun run/walk to benefit the hospital’s Cancer Center. www.wjmc.org/funrun.
  • MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD MARKET: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mandeville Trailhead Amphitheatre, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. (985) 845-4515. www.mandevilletrailheadmarket.com.
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 922 Teche St., Algiers. Fresh and prepared food vendors and special arts and crafts each week. www.oldalgiersharvestfreshmarket.com.
  • GNO PAGAN PRIDE DAY FESTIVAL 2014: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Washington Square Park, Royal Street, New Orleans. Workshops, Celtic rock band Tuatha Dea, plus performances by Louis Martinie, The Mudlark Puppeteers, belly dance troupes and surprise guests, plus a kids area, tarot readings, divination and more. Free with donation of canned goods for Women With a Vision. www.gnoppd.org.
  • ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD AND FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi. (504) 355-4442. www.facebook.com/StBMarket.
  • FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. www.facebook.com/NewOrleansReads.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Explore and learn about war history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • JAPAN FEST: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. It’s the 20th anniversary of Japan Fest, presented by NOMA and the Japan Club of New Orleans. $5. (504) 658-4100. www.noma.org.
  • GIRL SCOUT BROWNIES INSECT INVESTIGATION WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Registration required. $12 for Scouts. (504) 293-4722. www.longuevue.com.
  • FALL GARDEN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. Plant and garden product exhibits and sales, children’s area, educational programs, music, arts and crafts, and more. Programs take place in the Garden Study Center. $8 for adults; $4 for children 5-12; free for children under 5 and Friends of City Park. (504) 658-2900. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. For $25, customers can purchase a share of local produce. Walk-ins welcome. (504) 483-7037. www.hollygrovemarket.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL AND JEWELRY SHOW: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.. Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Exhibits plus demonstrations on jewelry-making. (504) 214-3205.
  • BUCKTOWN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., St. Louis King of France School, 1600 Lake Ave., Metairie. Bucktown All-Stars at 8 p.m. (504) 833-8224. Slkfschool.com.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. (504) 269-3982.
  • SWAP MEET NOLA: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. (504) 813-5370. www.swapmeetnola.com.
  • LOUISIANA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., City Park Festival Grounds, Wisner Blvd., New Orleans. Seafood,music, chef’s demonstrations, beer garden, kids’ tent and an art village. Free. www.louisianaseafoodfestival.com.
  • “MACAROONED ON A DESSERT ISLAND”: 11:30 a.m. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Johnette Downing will read and sign her tale. (504) 866-4916.
  • GENTILLY FEST: noon-8 p.m., Pontchartrain Park, corner of Press Drive and Prentiss Avenue, New Orleans. Kermit Ruffins and a host of gospel performances. No outside food or drink. Free. www.gentillyfest.com.
  • WEST JEFF FAMILY FEST: noon-10 p.m., West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. The fifth annual fest benefits the center’s cancer programs and is a two-day event with rides, music, food, and car and bike shows. (504) 349-6263. www.wjmc.org/festival.
  • ST. MARY MAGDALEN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: noon-11:30 p.m. 6425 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. 5 Finger Discount at 7:30 p.m. (504) 733-0922. www.stmarymagdalenchurch.com.
  • SACRED TO THE MEMORY — MOURNING TOURS: 12:30 p.m. Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Homes, 820 St. Louis St., New Orleans. $30. (504) 525-9735. www.hgghh.org.
  • OKTOBERFEST: 1-11 p.m., 415 Williams Blvd., Rivertown, Kenner. Three weekends of fun to celebrate the German tradition, presented by Deutsches Haus. Also Oct. 17-18, 24-25. (504) 522-8014. www.oktoberfestnola.com.
  • “NEW ORLEANS HOMES AT CHRISTMAS”: 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Bonnie Warren and Cheryl Gerber discuss and sign their book about how the Crescent City decorates and feasts for the holidays. (504) 895-2266.
  • “FAULKNER AND FRIENDS”: 2 p.m., Casa Borrega, 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Vicki Salloum holds a book release party for her novel. (504) 427-0654.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 2:15 p.m., Chalmette National Cemetery, 8606 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette. (504) 281-0510. www.nps.gov/jela/chalmette-national-cemetery.htm.
  • CINDERELLA AND BATGUY PLAYDATE: 3 p.m., Palm Tree Playground, 3011 N. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie. Enjoy a photo opportunity, princess storytime with Cinderella, superhero training with Batguy. Proceeds benefit scholarships for the after-school program at the YMCA. $10. (504) 828-8164.
  • 160TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET OF BERRY LODGE NO. 2: 5 p.m., The Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans. Celebrating the anniversary of the Brothers of Berry Lodge No. 2 of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. tinyurl.com/og3q2a9.
  • CRUISE NIGHT: 6-10 p.m., Noonie’s Po Boys & All, 5100 Lapalco Blvd. Marrero. (504) 616-7359.
  • CRUISE NIGHT: 6-10 p.m., Buddies Diner, 2560 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Old Skool Hot Rods.

MOONLIGHT MARKET: A FUNDRAISER: 7 P.M., 725 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. ENJOY AN EVENING OF FARM-TO-TABLE FARE FROM 20 OF NEW ORLEANS’ BEST RESTAURANTS. LIVE MUSIC, LOCAL GRAIN & CANE-TO-GLASS COCKTAILS, LOCAL CRAFT BEER GARDEN AND SILENT AUCTION. WWW.CRESCENTCITYFARMERSMARKET.ORG.

  • COCKTAILS AND BLUES GALA: 8 p.m., Lakefront Airport Terminal, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. To benefit the Lake Forest Elementary Charter School. $65. (504) 593-8264. www.lakeforestcharter.org/cocktailsandblues.
  • WARREN EASTON CLASS OF 1969 45TH REUNION: 8-11 p.m., Andy Messina’s Restaurant, 2717 Williams Blvd., Kenner. $50.

SUNDAY, OCT. 12

  • PET FIRST AID/CPR COURSE: 9 a.m., LA/SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Preregistration is required. (504) 368-5191. www.la-spca.org.
  • LOUISIANA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., City Park Festival Grounds, Wisner Blvd., www.louisianaseafoodfestival.com.
  • FALL GARDEN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. $8 for adults; $4 for children 5-12; free for children under 5 and Friends of City Park. (504) 658-2900. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • CELEBRACION LATINA: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Audubon Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 861-2537. www.auduboninstitute.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL AND JEWELRY SHOW: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. (504) 214-3205.
  • BUCKTOWN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., St. Louis King of France School, 1600 Lake Ave., Metairie. Groovy 7 at 6 p.m. (504) 833-8224. Slkfschool.com.
  • GENTILLY FEST: noon-7 p.m., Pontchartrain Park, corner of Press Drive and Prentiss Avenue, New Orleans. No outside food or drink. Free. www.gentillyfest.com.
  • ST. MARY MAGDALEN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: noon-9 p.m. 6425 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. Rock ’N’ Soul at 1:30 p.m., The Top Cats at 5:30 p.m. (504) 733-0922. www.stmarymagdalenchurch.com.

PORCHES, PATIOS & PARLORS OF THE FRENCH QUARTER HOME TOUR: 1-4 P.M., BEGINNING AT 629 OR 924 GOV. NICHOLLS ST., NEW ORLEANS. HOSTED BY THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS COUNCIL OF THE NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES TO BENEFIT THE NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS. $25. (504) 522-8946. WWW.GNONL.ORG.

  • “FROZEN” FEST: 2 p.m., Magic Box Toys, 5508 Magazine St., New Orleans. Elsa and Anna will sign autographs, read stories and sing all the familiar songs, with additional activities. $35. (504) 899-0117. Magicboxneworleans.com.

REPAST WITH THE PAST: A VICTORIAN PICNIC: 3 P.M., WONDERLAND, 3405 ROYAL ST. $50. (504) 460-2273. WWW.LOUISIANAHISTORYALIVE.COM.

  • “FAULKNER AND FRIENDS”: 3 p.m., Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., New Orleans. Vicki Salloum reads and signs her novel. (504) 866-9359.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Flutist Donivan Koren Roberts is joined by pianist Dianne Frazer featuring works by Beethoven, Mozart, Messiaen and Schwantner. (504) 522-0276. www.trinityartistseries.com.

MONDAY, OCT. 13

  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037. www.hollygrovemarket.com.
  • WESTWEGO FARMERS AND FISHERIES MARKET: noon, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (504) 341-9803.
  • SACRED TO THE MEMORY — MOURNING TOURS: 12:30 p.m. Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Homes, 820 St. Louis St., New Orleans. $30. (504) 525-9735. www.hgghh.org.

TUESDAY, OCT. 14

  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 200 Broadway St., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037. www.hollygrovemarket.com.
  • “JOY THE BAKER HOMEMADE DECADENCE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Joy Wilson, the blogger behind JoytheBaker.com, signs and demonstrates from her new book about desserts and baked goods. (504) 895-2266.
  • ORGAN AND LABYRINTH: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1320 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. A candlelight concert. (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. Bring fabric scissors and fabrics you can share. (504) 569-9070.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. By museum admission. (504) 528-1944 x 288. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.
  • “SKINK — NO SURRENDER”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. International best-selling author Carl Hiaasen reads and signs his new young adult novel that resurrects the wondrous Skink from his hugely popular “Double Whammy.” (504) 899-7323.
  • “THE GREATEST JEWISH-AMERICAN LOVER IN HUNGARIAN HISTORY”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Michael Blumenthal will read and sign his collection of stories that paints a humorous and heartrending portrait of expatriate life. (504) 866-4916.