SATURDAY, APRIL 4
- FRERET STREET FESTIVAL & MARKET: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Freret between Napoleon and Soniat. Outdoor celebration offers more than 150 vendors of food, art and crafts, plus three stages of live music and a “Doggie Rest Stop.” Free. www.freretstreetfestival.com.
- WILD WALK IN THE WILD GARDEN: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Native plant expert Tyrone Foreman presents a talk and leads a tour of Longue Vue’s wild garden, which includes its extensive Louisiana iris collection. $10. (504) 488-5488, www.longuevue.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5
- RAINBOW IRIS FESTIVAL: Noon to 4 p.m., Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. The New Orleans Iris Society presents its fifth annual festival, which offers views of thousands of blooming irises in the garden, as well as an iris show and demonstrations of iris care and propagation. Free. email@example.com
TUESDAY, APRIL 7
- LOUISIANA IRIS DAY CELEBRATION: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Explore the collection of irises in the Wild Garden, meet iris enthusiasts, and enjoy refreshments and music at an event supported by the New Orleans Iris Society. Free with RSVP. (504) 488-5488, www.longuevue.com.
- NOBG FOUNDATION SYMPOSIUM: JENKS FARMER: 5 p.m. cocktail reception and garden tours, 6:15 p.m. lecture by Jenks Farmer, 7 p.m. Q & A and book signing, Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Garden. The second annual symposium (sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation) features a talk and book-signing by plantsman Augustus Jenkins “Jenks” Farmer, who espouses old style, earth-friendly gardening practices. $45. (504) 483-9473, www.symposium.nobotanicalgarden.com.
- RENOVATE RIGHT: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. The PRC staff and trusted experts explain the ins and outs of planning and managing a successful renovation project. The class continues at the same times on April 14 and April 21, for a full seven hours and 30 minutes of instruction. $65 with pre-registration. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
- HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lakeview Grocery parking lot, 801 Harrison Ave. The popular midweek market features arts and crafts, food vendors, live music and refreshments. Free. (504) 535-4486, www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9
- ASID HISTORIC INTERIORS TALK: 5 p.m., Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, 615 City Park Ave. Dr. Peter Dedek, ASID, presents a lecture on “The Endangered Historic Interior.” Free. (504) 866-7795, www.asidneworleans.org.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL 11 AND APRIL 12
- SPRING GARDEN SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park. Visit with dozens of vendors, purchase plants and attend educational sessions at this event. Extras include a “Discovery Zone” for kids and arts and crafts in the azalea garden. $8. (504) 483-9386, www.neworleanscitypark.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 11
- PARKWAY PARTNERS SECOND SATURDAY: 10 a.m. talk, 9 a.m. to noon plant sale. Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Learn all about the “Essentials of Landscaping: Foundation Planting and Design for Your Landscape” at a talk presented by Emily Bullock, Landscape Architect, Spackman Mossop and Michaels. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
- PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers festive array of creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Free. (504) 269-3982, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
- GLASS ART EXHIBIT OPENING: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Meet professors, graduate students and former students of the Tulane/Newcomb College glass art program at the opening reception for the exhibit, which will be on view through May 24. Free. (504) 488-5488, www.longuevue.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
- BYWATER HOME TOUR: Noon to 4 p.m., begins at 3041 N. Rampart St. This self-guided tour of eight historic homes in Bywater features New Orleans house types, including shotgun houses and Creole cottages in a variety of styles. $20. (504) 812-8481, email@example.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
- ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne). The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.
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