• BRIDGE LESSONS: 9 a.m., Wes Busby Bridge Center, 2709 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. (504) 889-0869.
  • MORNING BIRDING: 9 a.m., Bayou Segnette State Park, 7777 Westbank Expy., Westwego. Ranger-led activity. (504) 736-7140.
  • PRYTANIA THEATRE’S 100TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY BLOCK PARTY: 10 a.m., Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. Free movies, bands, popcorn, food vendors and patron’s party salute the venerable movie house. Party $40. (504) 891-2728.
  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays, 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.
  • DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.-CESAR CHAVEZ COMMEMORATIVE LUNCHEON: Noon, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Speakers will focus on race relations, social issues, cultural similarities and future directions. $25. (504) 569-9070.



  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mid-City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans.
  • 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.
  • YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Benson Cancer Center, Ochsner Medical Center, 1515 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Open to all cancer survivors. (504) 842-3910. Also Thursdays 6 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.
  • NATIONAL TAILGATE SHOWCASE AND AUCTION: 6 p.m., Degas House, 2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Food, drink, auction and awards for best tailgate art, benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. $10. (504) 821-5009.
  • “NEW ORLEANS BOOM AND BLACKOUT”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Brian Boyles reads and signs his book about the leadup to Super Bowl XLVII, the first after Hurricane Katrina. (504) 895-2266.
  • “DOING THE DEVIL’S WORK”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Bill Loehfelm signs the third in his series about a New Orleans woman and the NOPD. A Roots of Music fundraiser. (504) 899-7323.
  • “THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, BUT FOR A PIECE OF WOOD”: 6 p.m., Mid-City Library, 3700 Orleans Ave. Ron Chapman discusses his new book about the famous encounter. (504) 596-2654.
  • THE SHARING ECONOMY: 7 p.m., Tulane Hillel, 912 Broadway St., New Orleans. Panel discussion of sharing economy with Airbnb as a case study. (504) 866-7060.
  • LIVE PUB TRIVIA: 7 p.m. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., New Orleans. Trivia competition hosted by Beth and Jim. (504) 865-9190.


  • FAMILY BUSINESS CENTER FORUM: 8 a.m. to noon., Lavin-Bernick Center, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall, Tulane University. “What’s Up Down Here: An Outlook on the Financial Markets” with Peter Ricchiuti and William Backstrom. (504) 862-8482.
  • NOLA HOME SHOW: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., also 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. Exhibits, presentations, DIY gurus and TV personalities will be on hand with ideas for the home and garden. (504) 733-0088.
  • DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: noon, New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave. Program features keynote address and performances. (504) 596-2560.
  • WESTWEGO FARMERS AND FISHERIES MARKET: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market, 484 Sala Ave. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (504) 341-9803.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle. Art on the Spot, music by Symphony Chorus of New Orleans and Opera on Tap. Comedy tours of “Photorealism” by The New Movement. (504) 658-4100.
  • MENTOR MAGIC: 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave. Benefit gala for Each One Save One and honoring mentors, including broadcaster Robin Roberts and actor Christian Leblanc, with Angela Hill and Eric Paulsen as masters of ceremony. $150. (504) 241-3255.
  • CARNIVAL “TOE-DOWN”: 8 p.m., Freret Street Publiq House, 4528 Freret St., New Orleans. Roots of Music benefit by the Camel Toe Lady Steppers, featuring dancing, games, auction, burlesque and music. $15 in advance, $20 door. (504) 826-9912.


  • CAMELIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St. (985) 892-1873.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9762.
  • 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.
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 922 Teche St., Algiers.
  • REX DEN VIEWING: The Rex Organization opens its doors for a special viewing of its float den before its Mardi Gras ride. Proceeds from the event benefit Friends of the Cabildo and Rex’s foundation, Pro Bono Publico. 2531 S. Claiborne Ave., 10 a.m. to noon. $15-$20.
  • FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Also, Wednesday.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. War history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Indoor/outdoor market. (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.
  • “NEW ORLEANS HURRICANES FROM THE START”: 11 a.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. Nicholas Meis discusses and reads from the book he coauthored with David. F. Bastian on storms that have affected southeast Louisiana. (504) 596-2641.
  • MARDI GRAS SHOEBOX FLOAT AND MASK MAKING: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. Blaine Kern artist Alex Sherrod helps students 10 and under (with guardian) make a shoebox float at 1 p.m. and helps students 10 to 18 make a mask at 3 p.m. Reservations for float making required. (504) 596-2641.
  • “HICKORY DAIQUIRI DOCK COCKTAILS WITH A NURSERY RHYME TWIST”: 6 p.m., Octavia Book, 513 Octavia St. Tim Federle is on hand for fun with his board book. (504) 899-7323.
  • AMERICAN ITALIAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME BANQUET: 6 p.m., Hilton Riverside Hotel, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans. Induction event honors and celebrates national and local Italian Americans in sports, entertainment, medicine and civic fields. $175. (504) 522-7294.
  • “AN EVENING WITH RANDY NEWMAN”: 7:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Singer-songwriter Newman joins the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra for a one-night performance with some of his best-known works, including the titular song, “Short People” and “Louisiana.” $20 and up. (504) 525-1052.


  • KIRK FRANKLIN PRESENTS GOSPEL BRUNCH: 10 a.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. Weekly presentation of local talent. (504) 310-4999.
  • NOLA CHESS CLUB: Noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free and open to the public.
  • LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING CONCERT: 5 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castel Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Community sing featuring African-American liberation music, freedom and healing songs from the Civil Rights era. (504) 569-9070.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. All Saints Youth Choir of Atlanta sings American spirituals and songs from around the world. (504) 522-0276.
  • “HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE”: 10 p.m., also Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. The first of the eight movies of the young wizard’s adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with the entire series slated for late-night viewing on the big screen. $10 or $70 for all eight. (504) 891-2787.


  • 29TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE: March starts at 9:45 a.m. at City Hall, 1300 Perdido St. It will go down Loyola Avenue, to MLK Boulevard, South Claiborne Avenue and end at the MLK monument on South Claiborne Avenue and Felicity Street. Call (504) 658-4200 for more information.
  • 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.
  • CHORAL AUDITIONS FOR CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS: 7 p.m., Music room, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Auditions for new members of local chapter of Sweet Adelines International women’s chorus. (504) 442-7449 or (985) 898-0951.


  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway St., New Orleans.
  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037.
  • SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower Ninth Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214.
  • ORGAN CONCERT: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1320 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. (504) 522-0276.
  • “ALEXIS IN AMERICA, A RUSSIAN GRAND DUKE’S TOUR, 1871-1872”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Lee A. Farrow looks at the first visit by Russian aristocracy which included a viewing of the Rex parade on Mardi Gras. (504) 899-7323.
  • “STANDING IN THE SHADOWS (NO MORE)” QUILTING WORKSHOP: 6 p.m., Ashe Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Exhibited in March and April. (504) 569-9070.
  • JANUARY BRIDAL SHOW: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Drive, New Orleans. More than 150 wedding vendors at annual New Orleans Bride Magazine show. $15 in advance; $20 at door.


  • 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.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead at East Lockwood and North New Hampshire streets, Covington. (985) 892-1873.
  • “ANDREW JACKSON’S PLAYBOOK”: Noon, National Society of Colonial Dames of America luncheon, New Orleans Country Club, 5024 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. Morgan Molthrop reads and signs his book about Jackson’s strategies and how they work today. (504) 482-2145.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., French Market Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2621.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS’ MARKET WEST BANK: 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., 12715 U.S. 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517.
  • “NOT WITHOUT MY FATHER: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace”: Author event: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Andra Watkins reads and signs her humorous and heartbreak memoir. (504) 895-2266.
  • “ALL NIGHT IT IS MORNING,” “EVER” AND “THE WISDOM OF ASHES” AUTHORS SIGNING: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., New Orleans. Andy Young, Ralph Adamo and Jonathan Kline read from their respective works of poetry and prose with connections to the Crescent City. (504) 866-4916.
  • “SOUTHERN LADIES AND SUFFRAGISTS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Miki Pfeffer reads and signs her book about the Women’s Department at the 1884 World’s Fair in New Orleans. (504) 889-8143.