JAZZ IN THE PARK: The Meters Experience featuring Leo Nocentelli, The Wild Magnolias featuring Bo Dollis, the To Be Continued Brass Band, and Quickie Mart on the 1s and 2s will be the featured performers at Jazz in the Park from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. There also will be a second-line with the New School Brass Band.
Sales of Jazz in the Park posters help support the music series, which is sponsored by People United for Armstrong Park. Posters are available for $25 at the Thursday evening concert events and at armstrongpark.org.
HABITAT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: Habitat Young Professionals will hold a happy hour from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Tableau, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. There will be drink specials, free popcorn and information on New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. To reserve a spot, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To join Habitat Young Professionals, visit www.habitat-nola.org/involved/hyp.
BALLET CONCERT: The New Orleans Ballet Association in partnership with the St. Bernard Parish School Board will conclude the spring semester of tuition-free dance classes with a spring concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Chalmette High School Cultural Arts Center, 2600 Palmisano Blvd., Chalmette. More than 40 students, ages 6 to 18, will perform dances learned throughout the semester. An awards presentation and reception for the participants will follow. This performance is free and open to the public.
WEEKEND WITH JULES VERNE: Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans will sponsor a Weekend with Jules Verne on May 30-31.
Members of the North American Jules Verne Society will lead a free evening of discussion from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 30 at the Alliance center, 1519 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Discussions will include “From Novelist to Salesman, or How Jules Verne Became a Popular Archetype” by Jean-Michel Margot; “Melancholic Mirages: Jules Verne’s Vision of a Saharan Sea” by Dr. Peter Schulman; “Off on a Comic …” by William B. Jones Jr.; “Translating a Book of Books: Intertextual Adventures With Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant” by Alex Kirstukas; and “The Self-Propelled Island: A New Way to See the World” by Marie-Thérèse Noiset.
Marie-Hélène Huet, of the North American Jules Verne Society, will lecture on “Journeys to Worlds Unknown, From Jules Verne to Modern Science Fiction” at 7 p.m. May 31 at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. There also will be a steampunk concert with the Confabulation of Gentry. Admission Saturday is $5 at the door.
HABITAT ROMP RESCHEDULED: New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a community celebration from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 8 at Palmer Park, at South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues in New Orleans.
The second annual Habitat Romp has been rescheduled from May 10, but will still feature performances by the 610 Stompers and the Hot 8 Brass Band, and a backyard game competition.
To register a team, or as a free agent, visit www.habitat-nola.org/romp.
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: Rangers give free talks on the 1815 Battle of New Orleans at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at the Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette.
For information, call (504) 281-0510 or visit www.nps.gov/jela.
WETLANDS WALK: Rangers guide free walks through the Louisiana swamp and marsh at 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Sundays at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero (near Crown Point).
For information, call (504) 689-3690, ext 10, or visit www.nps.gov/jela.