PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Free.

WATER CYCLE BIKE TOUR: Noon to 3 p.m. (noon registration, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ride), 1400 Mirabeau Ave. Groundwork New Orleans sponsors a bike ride through the Gentilly Resiliency District, led by architect Ramiro Diaz. Stops include Dillard University, pumping stations and the future site of the Mirabeau Water Garden. $10-$35. (504) 208-2771,

NOV. 25-26

ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues. Free.

NOV. 30

SIGNATURE HOLIDAY STYLE: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Visit Longue Vue and see what some of New Orleans’ finest designers have done to decorate the house for the holidays. Jewelry by Mario Villa will be on sale. Free.

DEC. 2

BROTHER MARTIN HOLIDAY TOUR: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 106 Mulberry Drive. Tour four homes in Old Metairie during the Brother Martin holiday event. Tickets range from $25 to $60. (504) 284-6700.

FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. Free.

DEC. 8-9

FRANCE’S BIG GAMBLE: 6:30 p.n. Friday, a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. Join the friends of the Cabildo at its fourth annual symposium, this year focusing on the legacy of France’s settlement of New Orleans in 1718. Scholars and lecturers are drawn from universities nationwide. $85. (504) 523-3939,

DEC. 9-10

PRC HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trinity Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Visit seven marvelous garden district homes in their holiday finest on this self-guided tour. A boutique and musical guests round out the offerings. $40. (504) 581-7023,

DEC. 10

COVINGTON HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Bogue Falaya Hall, 317 N. Jefferson Av., Covington. Visit an array of historic homes on this self-guided tour of old Covington. $20 but reserve quickly as admission is limited.

DEC. 16-17

ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues. Free.