Old Algiers renovation blends luxury, history, relaxation in specatacular 3,800-square foot New Orleans home _lowres (copy)

Advpcate photo by J.T. Blatty -- A Greek Revival double-gallery house in Algiers Point, built in the mid-1800s. The Algiers Point home tour is this weekend.


ALGIERS POINT HOME TOUR: Noon to 5 p.m., Tavolino Pizza & Lounge, 141 Delaronde St. Tour six private homes not regularly open to the public, as well as several local churches. $20. facebook.com/algierspointasc.


NEW ORLEANS HISTORIC HOTELS: 10 a.m. to noon, 314 Holiday Drive. Paul Oswell, of England, a frequent visitor to the Crescent City, lectures on his research into the history of New Orleans hotels. Presented by the Algiers Historical Society. Free. (504) 596-2641.

LOUISIANA IRIS SALE: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Join members of the Greater New Orleans Iris society for a sale of 300 Louisiana iris plants in a variety of colors and cultivars. Each is just $4. Free. facebook.com/GreaterNewOrleansIrisSociety.

UPTOWN HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Café Luna, 802 Nashville Ave. (headquarters). The New Orleans Architecture Foundation sponsors its second annual home tour featuring eight homes in Uptown and Carrollton. $25 advance, $30 day of. noaf.org.


LA DANSE MACABRE: 11 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St. Take a special guided tour of the Louisiana History galleries focusing on “The Nightmare of History,” from executions in French Louisiana to cemetery relocation. $5, children under 13 not admitted. Throughout October, except Monday, Oct. 30. hnoc.org.


TROPICAL PLANT CONSERVATION: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center. Chipper Wichmann of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii discusses the importance of preserving the biodiversity of plants. $10. scapley@nocp.org.


N.O. MUSICIANS’ BURIAL SITES: 6:30 p.m., Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave. Emily Ford, of Oak and Laurel Cemetery Restoration, discusses the final resting places of New Orleans musicians. Free. (504) 596-3113.

OCT. 28 AND 29

GHOSTLY GALLIVANT: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., every 30 minutes, 1850 House Museum, 523 St. Ann St. New Orleans history comes to life during this walking tour that includes visits with the ghosts of Jean Lafitte, Earl Long and the Baroness Pontalba. $25. friendsofthecabildo.org.

OCT. 28

TOMBS BY TWILIGHT: 5:30 p.m., St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery. Join a guide from Save Our Cemeteries for an exclusive tour at dusk of the cemetery, which includes Marie Laveau’s resting place. $45. saveourcemeteries.org.

PALMER PARK ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues. Free. artsneworleans.org.

OCT. 30

CAC BUILDING TOUR: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St. The New Orleans Architecture Foundation offers a tour of “The Shop,” a new development at the CAC that will serve as a co-working space. The Shop is in the previously unused third and fourth floors of the building and includes a roof deck. Architects from Eskew+Dumez+Ripple lead the tour. $25. noaf.org.

NOV 11

HOUSE TALK HAPPY HOUR: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Franklin, 2600 Dauphine St. A realtor and a lender are available at this monthly event at which prospective homebuyers may ask questions and learn about the process. Free. (504) 390-4217.

NOV. 2

ESSENCE OF STYLE RECEPTION: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Meet designer Richard Keith Langham and textile artist Rebecca Vizard and enjoy food by Brennan’s. $125. longuevue.com/symposium.

NOV. 3

ESSENCE OF STYLE LUNCH & LECTURE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St. Enjoy a lunch by Brennan’s and talks by Richard Keith Langham and Rebecca Vizard to benefit Long Vue. $145. longuevue.com/symposium.

NOV. 4

ST. TAMMANY STAINED GLASS TOUR: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., departs Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie. Catholic Churches include Our Lady of the Lake, St. Jane de Chantal, Holy Trinity and St. Genevieve. $80, prcno.org.