TINY HOUSE WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Blue House, 1700 S. Rampart St. Members of the Tiny House Collaborative stage an all-day workshop about what it takes to build a tiny house. $299-$359. (206) 920-9651,


LOUISIANA WINTER GARDENING: 1 to 3 p.m.., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. LSU AgCenter’s Anna Timmerman discusses ornamentals, vegetables and herbs to plant now. $10.

WHITE ELEPHANT SALE AND AUCTION: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Homer A. Plessy School, 721 St. Philip St. The Patio Planters stage this event to raise money for caroling in Jackson Square. Free.

WEIRD HOUSES TOUR: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., various locations. Take a self-paced tour of nine “weird” homes, sponsored by a group that holds similar tours in Austin and Houston. A portion of proceeds benefits nonprofit housing groups in New Orleans. $25 to $45.


ORCHID SOCIETY: 6:45 p.m., Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. Join Orchid Society member for an orchid and materials swap. Free.

NOV. 18

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


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

NOV. 30

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

DEC. 2

BROTHER MARTIN HOLIDAY TOUR: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 106 Mulberry Drive. Tour four handsome 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 AND 9

FRANCE’S BIG GAMBLE: 6:30 p.n. Friday, a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Old US Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. Join the Friends of the Cabildo at its 4th 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 AND 10

PRC HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trinity Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Tour 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 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. covingtonheritagefoundation,com

DEC. 16 AND 17

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