- RECRUIT MILITARY VETERAN OPPORTUNITY EXPO: 11 a.m., Bienville Club Lounge, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Hiring event for vets, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and spouses. recruitmilitary.com/neworleans.
- BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 11:30 a.m. daily except Sunday and Monday, Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.
- “URBAN REVOLUTIONS — A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO TWO-WHEELED TRANSPORTATION”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Emilie Bahr reads and signs her book about cycling in New Orleans. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
- “CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON — PORTRAIT OF A LADY NOVELIST”: 6 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Anne Boyd Rioux reads and signs her book about Woolson, her relationship with Henry James and death in Venice. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “MY FATHER THE PORNOGRAPHER”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Chris Offutt pens a memoir about his father, Andrew, who was a prolific writer of mid-century erotic books. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans. The New Orleans Moonshiners with Christina Perez perform in this series. $10. neworleanscitypark.com.
- WYES GALA: 8 p.m., 570 Woodvine Ave., Metairie. “Downton Abbey: Going Out In Style” is the gala’s theme, with food, music and presentation of the WYES President’s Award and Chairman’s Award. $100 up. wyes.org.
- NEW ORLEANS RV AND CAMPING SHOW: noon to 8 p.m., also 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Seminars, displays, products and information about the latest in recreational vehicles and camping equipment. $8, under 15 free. neworleansspringrvshow.com.
- GREATER NEW ORLEANS AUTO SHOW: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., also 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Three-day show featuring new models from a variety of manufacturers. $10, $6 military, police and firefighters, $5 seniors Friday only. greaterneworleansautoshow.com.
- THE BOAT SHOW: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., also 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. The floor of the dome will be covered with boats, accessories, games for kids and anything related to fun on the water for this three-day show. $10, $5 under 12, free under 5. boatshowneworleans.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, “Self-Taught Genius” lecture by Stacy Hollander, music by Shotgun Jazz Band. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
- LENTEN FISH FRY: 5 p.m., Holy Family Parish Center, 155 Holy Family Lane, Luling. Knights of Columbus Council 9933 sponsor seafood dinner. $8.
- “SIGNS PRECEDING THE END OF THE WORLD” AND “BRET EASTON ELLIS AND OTHER DOGS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Authors Yuri Herrera and Lina Wolff sign their respective books. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- SOUTHERN SIDESHOW HOOTENANNY: 6 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, New Orleans Healing Center and other locations, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Three-day event of panel discussions, seminars, shows and more for circus sideshow performers. Various prices for various events. southernsideshowhootenanny.com.
- CAMP TIGER BENEFIT AUCTION: 7 p.m., The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for free summer camp for children with special needs, produced by LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine first-year students. Food, silent and live auctions. $50. (504) 908-9958. lsuhsc.edu/orgs/camptiger/auction.
- JAZZ CELEBRATION CONCERT: 7 p.m., Warren Easton Charter High School Auditorium. 3019 Canal St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for jazz students’ upcoming trip to Cuba, with Anthony Mackie as MC, Young Pinstripes, Original Pinettes, Stooges, Hot 8 and more. $25 advance, $30 door. (504) 324-7436. cubanola.org/warreneaston.
- “DEEP BLUES — HUMAN SOUNDSCAPES FOR THE ARCHETYPAL JOURNEY”: 7:30 p.m., Parker United Methodist Church, 1120 Nashville Ave., New Orleans. Jungian analyst Mark Winborn lectures. $15, $10 students, Jung Society members free. jungneworleans.org.
- LARK IN THE PARK: 8 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Friends of City Park fundraiser to benefit the expansion of the Botanical Gardens Conservatory. Subaru and Ebel watch drawing, plus food, music and more. $100, drawing tickets separate. (504) 483-9376. friendsofcitypark.com.
- CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BASS CLASSIC: Doiron’s Landing, 3185 LA-70, Morgan City. Two-man teams fish for big prizes in benefit for New Orleans hospital. $250 per team. Registration meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Cabela’s in Gonzales. childrenshospitalbassclassic.com.
- 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. CHARLES PARISH TRASH BASH: 8:30 a.m., throughout the parish, 11:30 a.m., celebration, Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling. Volunteers will clear litter “hot spots,” then gather for music, food and information on keeping the parish green. (985) 331-8604. scptrashbash.org.
- MG WALK: 9 a.m., Lafreniere Park Pavilion, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie. Annual fundraising and awareness event for New Orleans Myasthenia Gravis Resource Group, the chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder. Walk begins at 10 a.m. mgwalk.org/neworleans.
- SPRING FIESTA FRENCH QUARTER WALKING TOUR: 9 a.m., also Sunday, 9 a.m.; 826 St. Ann St., New Orleans. Historic French Quarter celebration kicks off with this guided tour. Other events, tours throughout the weekend and March 12-13. $15 and up. springfiestanola.com.
- SOUL FEST: 10 a.m., also Sunday, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Two-day celebration of African-American history, with music at the Capital One Stage, food, crafts and more. audubonnatureinstitute.org.
- “SHARED REALITIES — PARTICIPATION MYSTIQUE AND BEYONG”: 10 a.m., Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., New Orleans. Jungian Analyst Mark Winborn leads a workshop. $45, $35 Jung Society members, $25 students. jungneworleans.org.
- HIKE THE GREENWAY: 10 a.m., Congo Square, 700 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Three-mile guided hike along greenway with live music en route and base camp block party at 433 N. Bernadotte St. lafittegreenway.org/hike2016.
- VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. War history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
- DRESS FOR SUCCESS WAREHOUSE SALE: 10 a.m., Mudbug’s Self Storage, 2024 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna. Shop for Change fundraiser with apparel and accessories. neworleans.dressforsuccess.org.
- SPICE OF LIFE WOMEN’S EXPO: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, also 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Two-day event with exhibitors, seminars, product demonstrations and more. $12, includes auto show. spiceoflifewomensexpo.com.
- LOS ISLEÑOS FIESTA: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., also 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Los Isleños Museum Complex, 1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard. Two-day celebration of the culture, music, food and heritage of settlers from the Canary Islands. (504) 277-4681. losislenos.org.
- “DESDEMONA’S DREAMS VOLUME 1 — TO DREAM OF DANCING”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Z.W. Mohr launches the first of the series about a young girl’s dreams and how they shape the world. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
- “WHEN FALCONS FALL”: 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. C.S. Harris signs her latest book in the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- ALPHA DAUGHTERS OF ZION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m., Jerusalem Shriners, 1940 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan. Annual benefit to raise funds for programs, with Miss Louisiana USA Candice Bennatt and Charmaine Neville. $30 and up. (985) 308-0819. alphadaughters.org.
- JEWISH ROOTS OF CELEBRATION: 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Jewish Children’s Regional Service honors the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust and Marlene Trestman. Music by the Panorama Jazz Band and food by local top-flight restaurants. $200 and up. (504) 828-6334. jcrs.org.
- ONCE IN A BREW MOON: 7:30 p.m., Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Park, New Orleans. Rides and beer extravaganza for one price, plus snacks for over 21 crowd. $30. neworleanscitypark.com.
- “PRETTY IN PINK” SCREENING”: 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this John Hugh’s cult classic about a girl from the wrong side of town and her wealthy heartthrob boyfriend. Concessions available. $10. orpheumnola.com.
- TEEN TECH WEEK: Through March 12, St. Tammany Parish Libraries. Events throughout the week for ages 12-18 to work with librarians and educators in a variety of events. sttammanylibrary.org.
- MUDBUG MARCH: 9 a.m., Peristyle, City Park, 42 Dreyfous Drive, New Orleans. LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing Alumni sponsor mile walk, silent auction, music and food to raise awareness and funds for pulmonary hypertension. $40 walker fee. crowdrise.com/MudbugMarch2016.
- SPRING FIESTA BRUNCH AND FRENCH QUARTER HOME TOUR: 11:30 a.m., Antoine’s Restaurant, 716 St. Louis St., New Orleans. Historic French Quarter celebration brunch with guided tour of homes at 1 p.m. Other events, tours throughout the weekend and March 12-13. $80 brunch, reservations required; $25 and up tour. springfiestanola.com.
- ALGIERS FRIENDSHIP DAY: noon, Olivier and Patterson Streets, Algiers Point, New Orleans. Street party with live music, food and beverages. (504) 812-8651 or (504) 450-7460.
- SPRING FINE ART AUCTION: 12:30 p.m. preview, 2 p.m. auction, Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans. Works by 20th Century including modern masters including Picasso, Chagall, Dali, Miro, Deyber, Erte, Bertho, Francis, Fressinier, Hallam, Lichtenstein, Mas, Murakami, Rembrandt and Warhol among others. RSVP requested. (504) 299-9055. martinlawrence.com.
- WYES ‘DOWNTON ABBEY’ GRAND FINALE SCREENING: 2 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. VIP reception and screening of final episodes of PBS British series, plus costume contest. VIP $45. wyes.org.
- ERNEST GAINES DISCUSSION: 4 p.m. (following 2 p.m. performance), Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Cheylon Woods, director of ULL’s Gaines Center, will lead a discussion about Gaines’ work “A Lesson Before Dying” following the production. Play $16, $8 students. Discussion free. slidelllittletheatre.org.
- “FREE MEN”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Katy Simpson Smith reads and signs her book about three men in a southern wood and a murder. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.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.
- 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.
- “DOLLAR SIGNS — TEXAS LADY LAWYER VS. BOOTS KING” AND “HISTORY RETWEETS ITSELF — TEXAS EDITION”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Manning Wolfe and Bill Rodgers read and sign their respective Lone Star State works. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- NUTRITION CLASS: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Branch Library, 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Karen Walker, LSU AgCenter, offers class on physical activity and makes fun fruit salad. Part of a series. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
- 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.
- “FAIR LABOR LAWYER — THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF NEW DEAL ATTORNEY AND SUPREME COURT ADVOCATE BESSIE MARGOLIN”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Native New Orleanian Marlene Trestman reads and signs her book about Tulane grad and lawyer Margolin. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “IT HAPPENS IN LOUISIANA — PECULIAR TALES, TRADITIONS AND RECIPES FROM THE BAYOU”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Sam Irvin discusses his new book about the state’s colorful history and traditions. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
- “THE FRANCIS EFFECT” SCREENING: 7 p.m., Monroe Hall Room 610, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A critical and in-depth look at how the Catholic Church is rapidly changing under the leadership and vision of Pope Francis. Part of the university’s “Year of Mercy” Lenten series. Free parking in West Road Garage. loyno.edu.
- THURSDAY, March 10
- “INDIE DARLING”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Travis Ian Smith reads and signs his novel about New Orleans schoolteacher and former rocker and proposed band reunion. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “THE SAINTS OF THE LOST AND FOUND”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. T.M. Causey reads and signs her book about a woman who sees lost things. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- 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.
- SWAP MEET NOLA: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. An all-in-one farmers market, bakers market, arts and crafts market, and flea market. (504) 813-5370. swapmeetnola.com.
- 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.
- 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.