• THURSDAY, JULY 24

IRISH CHANNEL RENOVATORS’ HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 P.M. TO 7 P.M., 622 FIRST ST. RENOVATION IN PROGRESS OF FORMERLY BLIGHTED SHOTGUN DOUBLE CAMELBACK INTO THREE SPACIOUS UNITS, HOSTED BY THE PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS. $10. (504) 636-3399, WWW.PRCNO.ORG.

  • LIFE DRAWING AT LONGUE VUE: 6 to 8 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Rd. Features a live model. $10. (504) 293-4721, jcohn@longuevue.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 26

  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne). Market featuring art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, JULY 31 TO AUG. 3

  • NEW ORLEANS ANTIQUE FORUM “SOUTHERN EXPRESSIONS”: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, The Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St. Explores the expression of regional style through furniture, linens, art, clothing, jewelry, silverware and more. Registration packages start at $100. (504) 523-4662, www.hnoc.org.

SATURDAY, AUG. 2

  • SUMMER HEAT LOVERS TALK & PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon greenhouse open, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Features Steve Murphy of Sunrise Trading Company in Kenner discussing plants that thrive in the summer heat. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.

SATURDAY TO MONDAY, AUG. 2 TO 4

  • FARM TO TABLE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. Features films, panel discussions, demonstrations and reports dealing with challenges and successes of the farm-to-table movement. In partnership with the SoFAB Institute and the LSU AgCenter. $125. (504) 582-3072, www.f2t-int.com.

THURSDAY, AUG. 7

  • WILDFLOWER SCULPTURE OPENING RECEPTION: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Unveiling of realistic botanical sculptures made of metal by Ocean Springs artist Trailer McQuilkin. Free. (504) 293-4712, www.longuevue.com.

SATURDAY, AUG. 9

  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. Indoor/outdoor market featuring arts, crafts, vintage, flea market goods, plus food, drink and music. Free. (504) 782-2569.

SATURDAY, AUG. 2

  • SUMMER HEAT LOVERS TALK & PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon greenhouse open, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Features Steve Murphy of Sunrise Trading Company in Kenner discussing plants that thrive in the summer heat. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.

TUESDAY, AUG. 12

  • WILDFLOWER SCULPTURE TALK AND TOUR: 10 to 11 a.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Features artist Trailer McQuilkin discussing his exhibit. $12. (504) 293-4712, www.longuevue.com.

SATURDAY, AUG. 16

  • BONSAI AUCTION: Tree viewing 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., auction 6 p.m., Marine Corps League Hall, 2708 Delaware St., Kenner. Auction of bonsai trees sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society. Free. (504) 458-6956.

THURSDAY, AUG. 28

  • LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 p.m., 1421 Josephine St. Features the renovation in progress of a rare Gothic Revival home under renovation by Andrea St. Paul Bland, sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center. $10. (504) 636-3300, www.prcno.org.

SATURDAY, AUG. 30

  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne). Market featuring art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.

LIFE DRAWING AT LONGUE VUE: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Featuring a live model. $10. (504) 293-4721, jcohn@longuevue.com.

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