Pitot House

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Pitot House in the Bayou St. John neighborhood, constructed in 1799, will be site of the Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair this weekend.

Matthew Hinton


LIFE ON THE BAYOU FAIR: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pitot House. 1440 Moss St. Experience demonstrations of basket weaving, indigo dyeing and other skills that defined the heritage of life on Bayou St. John. The event features entertainment. $5. (504) 482-0312

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TOUR: 10 a.m., departs Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. The battle may have taken place in Chalmette, but there are many sites in the French Quarter that played an important role in its planning. Join the Friends of the Cabildo on this walking tour to discover them. $25 advance. friendsofthecabildo.org

SKETCHING AT LONGUE VUE: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Join the Urban sketchers of New Orleans when they sketch the 8 acres of gardens and one interior space at Longue Vue. $5 suggested donation. (504) 293-4721, longuevue.com

STORYVILLE BUS TOUR: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at 1539 Jackson Ave. Join Save Our Cemeteries on a bus tour to various New Orleans cemeteries seeking the final resting places of Storyville’s most colorful characters. $50 by advance purchase. (504) 525-3377, saveourcemeteries.org

FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING: 10 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study center. Learn from the LSU AgCenter’s Anna Timmerman about preparing your fall vegetable garden. $12 by advance registration. ((50) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org

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


ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING: 6:45 p.m., Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. Free. neworleansorchidsociety.org

AUG. 19

IRIS SOCIETY MEETING: 9 a.m. to noon. Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Rd. Enjoy a presentation by Paul Pastorek about his 5-day search for the rare I. nelsonii specie in the Abbeville swamp. Free. louisianairisgnois.com

HISTORY OF KENNER: 10 a.m. to noon, Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive. The Algiers Historical Society presents Dr. Craig Bauer who will present on the history of Kenner from its beginnings as Cannes Brulees, then Kennerville, to present day. Free. algiershistory@yahoo.com

AUG. 22

TOUR THE NOPSI HOTEL: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., NOPSI, 317 Baronne St. Tour the newly renovated building with the New Orleans architecture foundation and discover the many architectural features that date back to its days as the public service headquarters. $25 by advance registration. noaf.org

AUG. 24

RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 to 7 p.m., 2606 St. Louis St. Join the Preservation Resource center on site at this conversion-in-progress of a Greenway warehouse into mixed residential and commercial use. $10. (504) 581-7032, prcno.org