WOODY PLANT PRUNING: 10:30 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center. Learn the basics of pruning from Susan Capley, education director at the Garden. $10 by advance registration. (504) 483-9473,

CRADLE OF JAZZ TOUR: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. This guided bus tour highlights important jazz landmarks, some of which are threatened by decay. Led by music historian John McCusker. $45. (504) 581-7023,

PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. Free. (504) 269-3982,


STUDENT CONSERVATION TALK: 10 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Pavilion of the Two Sisters. Hear from Liz Putnam, founder of the Student Conservation Corps, about how thousands of student volunteers have assisted in national parks and public green spaces. Presented by the Garden Study Club of New Orleans, the New Orleans Town Gardeners, and members of the Garden Club of America. Free.

ORCHID SOCIETY EVENT: 7 p.m., Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. Carol Stauder presents "Cultivating Paphiopedilums," followed by an American Orchid Society presentation on "Fragrant Orchids." Free.


CREOLE ITALIAN LECTURE: 5:30 p.m., Gallier House, 1126 Royal St. Loyola University history professor Justin Nystrom explores “Little Palermo” and how the influx of Sicilians to New Orleans in the 19th century helped shape the city’s culture. $7. (504) 525-5661,

JAN. 21

LOST DUVERJE CEMETERY: 10 a.m. to noon, Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive. Author Mary LaCoste discusses the lost chapel and cemetery of Algiers’ Duverje Plantation. Sponsored by the Algiers Historical Society. Free.

JAN. 27 TO 29

NOLA HOME SHOW: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Ernest N. Morial convention Center, 900 Convention center Blvd. The home features exhibits, vendors and presentations about all things home related. Kevin O’Connor of PBS’ "This Old House" and Matt Blashaw of HGTV’s "Yard Crashers" are just two of the many celebrities on hand. $13 at the door, $11 online.


NATIVE PLANT SALE: Noon to 4:30 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden. This first ever native plant sale at the garden features 30 varieties of native perennials, annuals, grasses, vines, and shrubs. Free. (504) 483-9437,

CAMELLIA CLUB SHOW: Noon to 4 p.m., Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, 3315 Maine Ave., Kenner. Hundreds of blooms will be on display for viewing and novice growers are invited to bring a bloom to enter into a special contest. Camellias on sale starting at 9 a.m. Free. (504) 616-5378

MGGNO WINTER SYMPOSIUM: 8 a.m. to noon. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park. Join members of the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans as they present their annual winter symposium. Speakers include Doug Tallamy, Rick Darke and Tammany Baumgarten. $35. (504) 908-2018,

PALMER PARK ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne. Shop for handmade arts and crafts at this monthly market that also features food and music. Presented by the Arts Council. Free.


SHAKESPEARE IN CARNIVAL: 6:30 p.m., Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave. Dr. Oliver Hennessey of Xavier discusses the incorporation of Shakespearean characters and themes in local carnival customs. Free. (504) 596-3113,


STORYVILLE AND JAZZ: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St. The Williams Research Center presents a symposium that explores how the red light district and the music of the era impacted the cultural identity of New Orleans. $50 to $85. (504) 523-4662,


AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY WORKSHOP: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Clarion Inn and Conference Center, Gonzales. Join members of the American Rose Society for a comprehensive look at raising roses, featuring scholars from throughout the Gulf District. $70 Friday and Saturday, $40 Saturday only. (504) 603-8096,