- “FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHT TO FIGHT” SYMPOSIUM: 9 a.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Veterans, historians and scholars discuss role of African-Americans during war. Registration required. (504) 528-1944, ext. 463. nationalww2museum.org.
- TOKEN OF LOVE FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT: 10 a.m., Beau Chene Golf Course, 602 N. Beau Chene Drive, Mandeville. Shotgun start at noon, to benefit foundation’s access to services needed by victims of abuse, addiction and trafficking. (504) 606-3554. tokenoflovegolftournament.eventbrite.com.
- BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. daily, Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.
- STATE OF BUSINESS IN LOUISIANA BRIEFING: 11:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Annual meeting of the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce. $65. (504) 948-0991. norbchamber.org.
- CLINIC/WORKSHOP ARTIST DAY: noon, Recital Hall, Music Building, Xavier University, New Orleans. Dr. White, The Bridge Trio and Nicholas Payton conduct.
- LINE DANCE CLASS: 5 p.m., St. Rose Community Center, 608 Mockingbird Lane, St. Rose. (504) 305-5138. stcharlesgov.net.
- DEDICATION OF P-51: 5 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Dedication of Mustang airplane, painted in the likeness of those flown by Tuskegee Airmen. Registration required. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229. nationalww2museum.org.
- “THE ITALIANS AND THE EARLY EXPLORATION OF THE AMERICAS”: 6 p.m., American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Tulane’s Elena Daniele lectures on the role of Italian trading cities in the first voyages to the New World. $10, free for members, students. (504) 522-7294. americanitalianculturalcenter.com.
- THREADHEAD THURSDAY: 6 p.m., Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. Special concert with Lynn Drury, Soul Brass Band, George Porter Jr. and his Runnin’ Pardners. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
- “SHADOWS IN SUMMERLAND”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Adrian Van Young reads and signs her novel based on the life of a spirit photographer in 1860s Boston. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
- “SUNSET CITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Melissa Ginsburg reads and signs her murder mystery set in Houston. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- “HEAR DATE NEW ORLEANS — A GUIDE TO THE RICH MUSICAL HERITAGE AND LIVELY CURRENT SCENE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Michael Murphy signs his latest book about the Crescent City. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- PRESIDENTIAL TRIBUTE: 7 p.m., Recital Hall, Music Building, Xavier University, New Orleans. Xavier University Jazz Ensemble featuring Nicholas Payton perform.
- POETRY DISCUSSION: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Mark Yakick, Loyola professor, will discuss the importance of poetry for National Poetry Month. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
- GEM AND BEAD SHOW: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., also Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. AKS show open to the public with jewelry, beads, tools for jewelry. $5. aksshow.com.
- FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art on the spot, music by Arpa Quartet with special guests, screening of “Finding Vivian Maier.” (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
- ST. JOAN OF ARC’S FAIR: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., also 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday; 529 W. Fifth St., LaPlace. Sample food dishes from vendors around the area, plus rides and games for kids of all ages. sja-school.com.
- ROAST OF THE TOWN: 7 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theater, 8 Canal St., New Orleans. Delgado Community College Foundation benefit roast of Stephen Perry, of New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, plus dinner, silent and live auctions. $150. (504) 671-5412. dcc.edu/alumni-giving/foundation/roast.aspx.
- PURPLE TIE AND TIARA GALA: 7 p.m., Beau Chene Country Club, 602 N. Beau Chene Drive, Mandeville. Formal event to benefit foundation’s access to services needed by victims of abuse, addiction and trafficking. $80.12. tokenoflove.org/events.
- MOONLIGHT HIKE AND MARSHMALLOW MELT: 7:20 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 US. 190, Mandeville. Bring a flashlight and explore and enjoy. $5, free for members. (985) 626-1238. northlakenature.org.
- MARKET FEST: 7:30 p.m., New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Benefit gala for New Orleans Jazz Orchestra with food, drinks, music and entertainment. $21.99. phnojm.com.
- ST. PHILIP NERI VARIETY SHOW: 7:30 p.m., St. Philip Neri Parishioners Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Annual talent show with vocalists, dancers, stand-up, magicians, etc. Donations appreciated. (504) 4545-7737.
- SPRING STREET FAIR: also Sunday; First, Second and Erlanger streets, Slidell. More than 200 vendors offer antiques, jewelry, art, crafts, toys and collectibles, plus live music. slidellantiques.com.
- MONK RUN: 8 a.m., Hubie Gallaher Park, 15th Avenue and Filmore Street, Mandeville. Benefit race to raise funds for restoration of St. Joseph Abbey, damaged in recent flooding. $30 day of race. getmeregistered.com/monkrun2016
- PILATES IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m., also 6 p.m. Monday; New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park. In conjunction with East Jefferson Wellness Center. $5. (504) 658-4106. noma.org.
- ST. JOAN OF ARC FUN RUN: 8:30 a.m., St. Joan of Arc, 529 W. 5th St., LaPlace. One mile fun run and 5K run. $15. sja-school.com.
- REBOOT YOUR POWER SEMINAR: 9:30 a.m., St. Charles United Methodist Church, 1905 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan. Seminar will focus on resume writing, dressing for success and more tips. assistanceforsingleparents.org.
- COLLEGE DAY: 10 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Admissions representatives from more than 10 local colleges and universities discuss higher education with perspective students. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
- HOUSING AND COMMUNITY FAIR: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 5401 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. A Community Voice is hosting a housing, community, jobs, health care and small businesses fair for residents to get free information. Pre-register (800) 239-7379.
- NEW GALLERY OPENING: noon to 10 p.m., ShiNola Art Gallery and Boutique, 1831 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., New Orleans. Signing, panel of YA authors and entertainment. facebook.com/shinolagallery.
- REINHEITSGEBOT: 6 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. Celebration marking 500th anniversary of Bavarian pure beer law, with food and beverage. (504) 522-8014. deutscheshaus.org.
- AMAZING GRAPES: 7 p.m., Hermann-Grima House, 820 St. Louis St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses, with wine tasting, food, wine auctions and more. $125 and up. (504) 525-5661. hgghh.org.
- NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCE: 8 p.m., Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs. Nouveaux Cajun Express Band performs, with lessons at 7 p.m. $10, $8 members. (985) 276-0517. northshorecajundancers.com.
- RABIES VACCINATION DAY: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., East and West Bank Bridge Parks, St. Charles Parish. Event sponsored by St. Charles Humane Society. All pets must be in a carrier or on a leash. Rabies vaccinations will be $10. Microchips will be $20. stcharlesgov.net.
- 95TH ANNIVERSARY: 10:55 a.m., New Zion Baptist Church, 2319 Third St., New Orleans. Celebration with the Rev. W. Marshall Myles speaking. (504) 891-4283. newzion-baptistchurch.org.
- LATIN MASS: 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Tridentine or Extraordinary Mass. Good Shepherd choir to perform “Missa de angelis,” under direction of Brian Morgan, with Phyllis Treigle as soprano and Bart Folse as chanter. (504) 899-1378.
- SUNDAY WITH SCHOLARS: 5 p.m., Beau Chene Country Club, 602 N. Beau Chene Drive, Mandeville. Northlake-Mandeville Rotary Club banquet featuring college scholarship, entertainment, silent auction. $250 per couple. (985) 789-2316. mandevillerotary.org.
- ZURICH GOLF CLASSIC: 9 a.m., through Sunday, May 1; TPC of Louisiana, 11001 Lapalco Blvd., Avondale. PGA Tour event, with professional, pro-am and $26.25 single-day grounds pass. zurichgolfclassic.com.
- NOLA CRAWFISH FESTIVAL: 3 p.m., through Wednesday; NOLA Brewery and Tap Room, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. New festival celebrates music, food and brews in this weekday after-hours fest over three nights. $45 and up. nolacrawfishfest.com.
- TAI CHI CLASS: 6 p.m., NOMA Sculpture Garden, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. East Jefferson Wellness Center classes outside or in the museum. $5. (504) 456-5000. noma.org.
- HAITI MISSION GOLF TOURNAMENT AND SILENT AUCTION: 8 a.m., Ellendale Country Club, 3319 LA-311, Houma. Four-man scramble and auction to benefit humanitarian aid program. (985) 209-3228. haitimissioninc.com.
- PGA TOUR EXECUTIVE WOMEN’S DAY: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., TPC Louisiana, 1105 Lapalco Blvd., Avondale. Daylong event covers topics of leadership, economic and career development and networking. $150. (504) 342-3000. executivewomensday.com.
- INSTRUMENTS A COMIN’: 6 p.m., Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Outdoor festival and benefit concert for musical instruments for New Orleans-area school band programs. Silent auction on neutral ground, battle of the marching bands. Festival free, concert $50. tipitinas.com.
- CHORAL AUDITIONS FOR CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS: 7 p.m., Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Local chapter of Sweet Adelines International women’s chorus. (601) 550-0983. crescentcitysound.com.
- “THE LAST GOODNIGHT — A WORLD WAR II STORY OF ESPIONAGE, ADVENTURE AND BETRAYAL”: 6 p.m., US Freedom Pavilion, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Howard Blum presents and signs his biography of Betty Pack, the American debutante who became an Allied spy during the war. RSVP required. (504) 528-1944, ext. 412. nationalww2museum.org.
- FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL MASS: 7 p.m., 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. The Rev. Christopher Nalty to celebrate, with Brian Morgan on organ and Melissa Borcato soloist. (504) 899-1378.
- A MAGNIFICENT EXPERIENCE: 8 p.m., W French Quarter, 316 Chartres St., New Orleans. Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas performs at W Happening that benefits American Cancer Society of New Orleans. $20 advance, $25 door. tabooatwfrenchquarter.eventbrite.com.
- WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Visitors can pick up and try on original and reproduction uniforms and more. Free with museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. nationalww2museum.org.
- JAZZ PILATES: Noon to 1 p.m., New Orleans National Historical Park Visitor Center, Dutch Alley, 916 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Stephanie Jordan leads a free class; participants bring their own mats. (504) 589-4841. nps.gov/jazz.
- GENEALOGY SERIES FOR BEGINNERS: 1 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Sal Serio, American Italian Research Library curator, leads a series on basic research. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
- FIYA FEST: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. Benefit for New Orleans Musicians Clinic, with crawfish and music. $70 and up. eventbrite.com/e/fiya-fest-2016-tickets-21739253693.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28
- BACKBEAT JAZZFEST SERIES: 7 p.m., Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. Cyril Neville’s Royal Southern Brotherhood and the Honey Island Swamp Band. $20. neworleanscitypark.com.
- POET LAUREATE TO SPEAK: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Peter Cooley, state poet laureate, will discuss the importance of poetry. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
- HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. For $25, customers can purchase a share of local produce. Walk-ins welcome. (504) 483-7037. hollygrovemarket.com.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mid-City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
- MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., 901 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Food, music and arts and crafts market. (504) 684-5410. icdnola.org.
- CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1808 Front St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. camelliacitymarket.org.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873. covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 A.M. TO NOON, ORMOND PLANTATION, 13786 RIVER ROAD, DESTREHAN. (985) 764-9762. GERMANCOASTFARMERSMARKET.ORG.
- KENNER RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Heritage Park, 303 Williams Blvd., Kenner. (504) 468-7211.
- GRETNA FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 300 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna. gretnafarmersmarket.com.
- GROW DAT FARM STAND: 9 a.m., 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, City Park, New Orleans. Produce grown in City Park, sold by youth. (504) 598-2743. growdatyouthfarm.org.
- ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 409 Aycock St., Arabi. visitstbernard.com.
- ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues). Arts and crafts vendors plus food, music and a kids tent. (504) 523-1465. artsneworleans.org.
- SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., French Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Weekly market featuring produce, seafood, preserves, breads and baked goods. (504) 522-2621. frenchmarket.org.
- PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St., New Orleans. (504) 269-3982.
FRERET MARKET: NOON TO 4 P.M., FRERET STREET AT NAPOLEON AVENUE. MORE THAN 90 VENDORS. FOOD, ART, CRAFTS, LIVE MUSIC AND FLEA MARKET FINDS. FRERETMARKET.ORG.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway Ave., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
- HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037. hollygrovemarket.com.
- SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower 9th Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. sankofanola.org.?
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead, East Lockwood and North New Hampshire streets, Covington. (985) 892-1873.
- GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., St. Charles Plaza, 12715 U.S. 90, Luling. (985) 764-9762. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., French Market Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2621. frenchmarket.org.
AROUND THE STATE
- Thursday to Sunday
- FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LOUISIANE: Downtown Lafayette, with shuttles from Cajun Field, 2351 W. Congress St. Expansive festival with music, food, a fine arts market, a world market, workshops, theater and other performing arts. festivalinternational.org.
FRIDAY TO SATURDAY
- ALLEN PARISH CANOE FESTIVAL: Allen Parish Fairgrounds, Oberlin. The festival features carnival rides, games, food vendors, entertainment and much more. All proceeds go toward scholarships for Allen Parish students. thecanoefestival.com.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY
- ÉTOUFFÉE FESTIVAL: St. John Francis Regis Church Grounds, 370 Main St., Arnaudville. This festival features a mayor’s cooking competition, a variety of étouffée and other foods, music, rides and arts and crafts. johnfrancisregis.net.
- THE ITALIAN FESTIVAL: 500081 U.S. 51, Tickfaw. Three days of entertainment, rides, parades, pageants and cuisine celebrate the rich heritage of the area. theitalianfestivalorg.com.
- LECOMPTE PIE FESTIVAL: Old Lecompte High School grounds, Elm Street and La. 456, Lecompte. Food, carnival rides, parades, royalty and pies in the state’s official pie capital. asliceoflouisiana.net.
WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 1
- ZFEST — ZACHARY ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL: BREC Zachary Community Park, 20101 Old Scenic Highway 964, Zachary. The ninth annual event will be a weekend full of activities for art and music lovers.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, TO SUNDAY, MAY 1
- THIBODAUX FIREMEN’S FAIR AND PARADE: 1101 Tiger Drive, Thibodaux. Proceeds from this festival benefit the volunteer fire department. Music, food, auctions, a run/walk and parade are highlights of this festival. firemensfair.com.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, TO SUNDAY, MAY 8
- CONTRABAND DAYS: Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles. Celebrating Jean Lafitte and his hidden treasures, the events are held at and around the Lake Charles Civic Center and include crawfish races, Cajun Days, boat races and pirates capturing the city of Lake Charles. contrabanddays.com.