SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
BROMELIAD SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie. Show and sale features well-known bromeliad hybridizer and collector Chester Skotak; sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Bromeliad Society. Free. (504) 835-8000.
PASS CHRISTIAN TOUR OF HOMES: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pass Christian, Mississippi. Featuring five historic homes on East scenic Drive and East Beach Blvd., sponsored by the Pass Christian Historical Society. $30. (228) 452-0161, www.passhistory.org.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA FLOWER SHOW AND BOUTIQUE: Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-noon, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St. Displays of floral arrangements by garden clubs from across America, plus 30 vendors selling art, clothing, and jewelry. Free. (504) 269-4895, www.gcamerica.org.
NEW ORLEANS BOTANICAL GARDEN GUIDED TOURS: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Free guided tours of the New Orleans Botanical Garden, by paid admission to the garden. $6. (504) 483-9473, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LONGUE VUE NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY: 10 A.M.-5 P.M., LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS, 7 BAMBOO ROAD. OFFERING FREE ADMISSION WITH COUPON DOWNLOADABLE FROM WWW.NATIONALPUBLICGARDENSDAY.ORG . FREE WITH COUPON. (504) 488-5488, WWW.LONGUEVUE.COM.
BENEFICIAL BUGS TALK & GREENHOUSE SALE: 9 a.m.-noon sale, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1139 Baronne St. Talk by John Lee Fitchett of the Audubon Institute’s Insectarium on bugs that help garden plants. Beneficial bugs and their favorite plants on sale in the greenhouse. Free. (504) 620-2244, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
TREMÉ HOME TOUR: 11 A.M.-3 P.M., HEADQUARTERS AT ST. ANNA’S, 1313 ESPLANADE AVE. SELF-GUIDED TOUR OF RENOVATED HOMES IN HISTORIC FAUBOURG TREMÉ. $20. (504) 312-9202, WWW.HFTA.ORG.
PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 A.M.-4 P.M., 612 PIETY ST. CELEBRATING WETLANDS DAY WITH NUTRIA FUR FASHION, A CAJUN BAND, PLUS SWAMP-INSPIRED ARTS AND CRAFTS. FREE. (504) 269-3982, CREEMCCREE@GMAIL.COM.
OLD MANDEVILLE HOME TOUR: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., 605 Carroll St. Mother’s Day tour featuring Creole and centerhall houses in Mandeville historic district. $20. email@example.com.
FLORA, FAUNA AND FOOD: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St. Panel discussion exploring the history of urban gardening in New Orleans. Free, $20 for special lunch menu. (504) 220-6945, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAYOU BOOGALOO: Friday 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9:15 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Bayou St. John. Mid-City/Faubourg St. John festival featuring music, foods, arts, crafts and a rubber duck derby. Free. www.bayouboogaloo.com.
FAUBOURG MARIGNY HOME TOUR AND FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. festival, Noon-4 p.m. tour, Washington Square Park, 700 Elysian Fields Ave. Festival featuring arts market, music, kids’ activities, food and more; home tour featuring bed and breakfasts. Free festival, $20 home tour. (504) 948-1859, www.faubourgmarigny.org.
BEHIND THE WALLS OF THE VIEUX CARRÉ TOUR: 4 P.M.-7 P.M., FRENCH QUARTER. A SELECTION OF FASCINATING HOMES AND COURTYARDS IN THE VIEUX CARRÉ, TO BENEFIT THE FRIENDS OF THE CABILDO. $40. (504) 523-3939, JASON@FRIENDSOFTHECABILDO.ORG.
THIRD TUESDAY SUPER PLANT GARDEN EVENT: 9 a.m.-noon, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. Planting and fertilizing new Louisiana Super plants with members of the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans and Louisiana Iris Society. Free, bring gloves and tools. (504) 866-2831, www.mggno.org/calendar.
FAUBOURG ST. MARY WALKING TOUR: 9 a.m., departs from the World War II Museum. Guided walking tour of what was Faubourg St. Mary and is now the Central Business District, including history and architecture; sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo. $15 by advance registration only. (504) 523-3939, email@example.com.
MAY 28-JUNE 25
NEIGHBORHOODS OF NEW ORLEANS LECTURE SERIES: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on five consecutive Wednesdays, Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. Classes taught by professionals on the history and culture of New Orleans neighborhoods. $200. (504) 523-3939, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 30-JUNE 1
ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m., Lakeside Shopping center, 3301 Veterans Hwy., Metairie. Hundreds of orchids and products for growing them on sale by knowledgeable growers. Free. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.