NEW ORLEANS HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: Noon to 8 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, New Orleans Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive. Hundreds of exhibitors and special activities make this a must-do for anyone interested in homes and gardens. $15 ($10 with coupon from website.


THNOC BLOCK PARTY: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 500 block of Royal Street. Celebrating the opening of the exhibit “New Orleans, the Founding Era,” the Historic New Orleans Collections hosts a block party and exhibit viewing, complete with live music. Free. (504) 523-4662,


SPRING FIESTA WALKING TOUR: 9 a.m., starts at Spring Fiesta House, 826 St. Ann St. Learn about New Orleans history and architecture on this guided tour of the Vieux Carre. $20. (504) 581-1367.


MR. NEW ORLEANS TOUR: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., departure location TBA. Join Dillard Professor Nancy Dixon on a tour of the Vieux Carre based on a 1920 article by Lyle Saxon (Mr. New Orleans). $30 by advance reservation only. (504) 636-3399,

ROSE PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, City Park, Pelican Greenhouse. Find all the roses you want at this first Greenhouse sale of the 2018 season. Free. (504) 483-9484,

GRAFTING VEGETABLES: 12:30 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center. Learn about grafting to propagate vegetables from Joe Willis and Anna Timmerman of the LSU AgCenter. $15 by advance registration. (504) 483-9473,


SPRING FIESTA UPTOWN HOME TOUR: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., starts at first house on tour TBA. Visit private homes and gardens in New Orleans’ Uptown neighborhood on this self-guided tour. $30. (504) 581-1367,


WHEN THE RIVER RAN BACKWARDS: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Gallier House Shop, 1126 Royal St. Learn about how steamboats changed New Orleans from acclaimed author Lawrence Powell. Free with registration.

MARCH 17-18

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Twenty-four dealers from around the nation offer goods for sale. $6. (504) 392-5887,


LONGUE VUE EASTER EGG HUNT: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7 Bamboo Road. Enjoy a day hunting for Easter eggs in Longue Vue’s beautiful gardens. $12. (504) 293-2722,

PALMER ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South Claiborne aveunes. Free.


LOUISIANA IRIS DAY: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. The Greater New Orleans Iris society sponsors this walk through of the Wild Garden where many cultivars of Louisiana irises will be blooming. The Wild Garden is the one of few places where many cultivars may be observed. Free.


MCDONOGHVILLE HOME TOUR: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 209 Lafayette St., Gretna. Join the Gretna Historical Society on a self-guided tour of six home in historic McDonoghville. The Davy Crockett Fire Hall (323 Weidman St.,) will also be open and there will be a display of old photos of the area. $15. Purchase the day of the tour at tour headquarters, 209 Lafayette St., Gretna.