- 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.
- DOG DAY AFTERNOON FOR KING OF BARKUS: 5 p.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. Krewe and local humane organizations host fundraiser with music, drink and food specials for pets, adoptions and costume sales and exchange.
- GARDEN TO GLASS —BOOZY ’BUCHA: 5:30 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Explore the history and health benefits of kombucha while learning how to use it in cocktails with fruits and herbs from the gardens. ’Bucha cocktails and light bites provided. $35 (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
- “EMBRACING THE WILD IN YOUR DOG”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Bryan Bailey signs his book and discusses growing up in Alaska and wolves. (504) 504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans. Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band. $10. neworleanscitypark.com.
GOOD APPLE AWARDS: 6:30 P.M., BB’S STAGE DOOR CANTEEN, NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. LOUISIANA APPLESEED PROGRAM HONORS GENEROSITY AND COMMITMENT TO PRO BONO WORK. $100. (504) 561-7304. APPLESEEDNETOWRK.ORG/LOUISIANAAPPLESEED.
- FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, Skylar Fein reads Rivers’ eulogy for Frank O’Hara from late 1960s, music by Phil the Tremolo King. noma.org.
- HUMAN TRAFFICKING EXPERT TALK: 7 p.m., Nunemaker Hall, Monroe Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. International expert Dr. Kevin Bales speaks on his new book, “Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide and the Secret to Saving the World.”
- “EXPRESSIONS OF UNITY AND STEP OFF FOR THE DREAM”: 7 p.m., University Center Ballroom, Xavier University. Step teams from Xavier, Loyola, Tulane and UNO perform during MLK Week for Peace.
- ART, BEATS AND LYRICS: 7 p.m., Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Traveling art and music tour showcasing upcoming artist and veterans. RSVP. jackhoneyABL.com.
- LE BAL DES BEAUX ARTS: 7 p.m., Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. “A Night at the Museum” is the theme of the annual Krewe of Satyricon bal masque. $20 and up. mystickreweofsatyricon.com.
- DAY OF SERVICE: 8 a.m., Residential Quad, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. More than 500 students from Tulane, Xavier, Loyola and the University of New Orleans perform community service as part of Dr. Martin Luther King Weed for Peace. bit.ly/noladayofservice2016.
- 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.
- KREWE OF BILGE: Noon. Boat parade along the canals of Eden Isles in Slidell. kreweofbilge.com.
- KREWE OF MONA LISA AND MOONPIE: 6 p.m., Carey and Robert St., Slidell. Walking parade with battle of the bands. monalisaandmoonpie.com
- GARDENING WINTER SYMPOSIUM: 8:30 a.m. , New Orleans Museum of Art Auditorium, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans and the LSU AgCenter winter gardening symposium on edible gardening, featuring talks by Linda Pollard (dwarf vegetables), Greg Cooper (organic fertilizers), and Kathryn Fontenot (AgCenter publications on spring vegetable gardening). Admission includes entry to the museum and a chance to win designer containers. $25 by registration. mggno.org/symposium.
- RECYCLED BEAD SALE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arc of Greater New Orleans, 925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie. Sale of recycled and glass beads, plus handmade throws and green throws continues Saturdays through Jan. 30. (504) 837-5105. arcgno.org.
- 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.
CAMELLIA SHOW: 11 A.M., THEODORE ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL, 3315 MAINE AVE., KENNER. CAMELLIA CLUB OF NEW ORLEANS ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE. FACEBOOK.COM/CAMELLIA-CLUB-OF-NEW-ORLEANS.
FREE MUSEUM DAY: 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M., SOUTHERN FOOD AND BEVERAGE MUSEUM, 1504 O.C. HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. LOUISIANA RESIDENTS ADMITTED FREE BY DOMINO FOODS. (504) 267-7490. NATFAB.ORG/EVENTS/FREE-MUSEUM-DAY.
- STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: 11:30 a.m., Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., New Orleans. “Stories Here, There and Everywhere” is the theme, with storyteller Donald Lewis and author Cornell Landry of the “Goodnight Nola” book. $8.50. (504) 523-1357. lcm.org.
- OLD HOUSE STORIES: 1 p.m., 1822 Clio St., New Orleans. Preservation Resource Center offers tours of renovated Lusignan home and discussion by archivist Sally Reeves. $10, free for members. prcno.org.
- KREWE DU VIUEX: 6:30 p.m., Marigny through the French Quarter and on to downtown, New Orleans. The irreverent and colorful ensemble of many individual krewes takes to the streets for their 30th anniversary ride, “Rated XXX.” Big Freedia reigns over the parade rife with satire and humor. The parade ends at The Civic, 510 O’Keefe Ave. for the post-parade ball at 9 p.m. Ball tickets $40. kreweduvieux.org.
- KREWEDELUSION: 6:45 p.m., Marigny and French Quarter, New Orleans. Walking parade features Mr. Mardi Gras Blaine Kern Sr. as King Bragadocious and Captain of New Orleans. The parade ends at Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., for the Bedlam Ball, featuring Tank and Bangas. Ball tickets $10 and up. thebedlamball.eventbrite.com.
- KREWE OF LITTLE RASCALS: Noon, starting at Cleaview Shopping Center. Metairie.
- YOGA IN THE GARDEN: 9 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. $5 suggested donation. (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
- VOICES OF MOBILE: 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Belle Chasse, 8828 La. 33, Belle Chasse. International touring vocal ensemble from Mobile College in Mobile, Ala. firstbaptistbc.net.
- KREWE OF PERSEUS: 1 p.m., begins at Salmen High School, Slidell. kreweofperseus.com
- WINTER GARDENING WORKSHOP: 2 p.m., Wild Garden, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. $8, $5 members. (504) 293-4724. longuevue.com.
- “ROSENWALD” SCREENING: 2 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Film about Julius Rosenwald’s rise to head Sears, Roebuck & Co. and how he partnered with Booker T. Washington to build 5,400 schools in African-American communities. longuevue.com.
TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 P.M., TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1329 JACKSON AVE., NEW ORLEANS. NEW ORLEANS TROMBONE CHOIR DIRECTED BY JOHN RISEY IN A PROGRAM OF POPULAR AND CHAMBER MUSIC.. (504) 670-2520. TRINITYARTISTSERIES.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.
- KING CAKE PARTY: 7 p.m., Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The theatrical group announces their 2016 season with a party at the space behind the Allways Lounge. $10. (504) 638-6326. thetheatreatstclaude.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.
- ARTHUR HARDY’S HISTORY OF MARDI GRAS: 1 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Carnival historian and luminary Hardy discusses the season, with displays of costumes and complimentary cocktails. Reservations required. $45, $40 members. (504) 293-4722. longvue.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.
- COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER MANAGERS WEBINAR: 2 p.m. Presented by Directors of Volunteers in Alliance (DOVIA). $35, free for members. dovianeworleans.org.
- COLLEGE ESSAY SEMINAR: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Dr. Carol Langston of Metairie Park Country Day discusses the importance of the college essay. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
- “THE SIREN”: 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Kiera Cass reads and signs her new book about a siren and her love for a human. (504) 455-4929. barnes andnoble.com.
THURSDAY, JAN. 28
- “A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Cynthia Nobles discusses her book based on the culinary world of Ignatius Reilly. (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. www.hollygrovemarket.com.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mid-City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. www.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. www.icdnola.org.
- CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1808 Front St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. www. camelliacitymarket.org.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873. www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
- GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9762. www.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. www.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. www.growdatyouthfarm.org.
- ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 409 Aycock St., Arabi. www.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. www.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. www.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. www.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. www.freretmarket.org.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway Ave., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
- HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037. www.hollygrovemarket.com.
- SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower 9th Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. www.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. www.frenchmarket.org.