New Orleans Events Calendar for June 6-12

THURSDAY

  • D-DAY EVENTS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. 11 a.m., recognition ceremony featuring the Victory Belles, remarks by Normandy D-Day survivor Tom Blakey and the ringing of the Normandy Liberty Bell. Noon, Hal Baumgarten presents “D-Day Survivor: An Autobiography.” http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • JAMMIN’ ON THE RIVER FOR DOLLARS & SENSE: 9 p.m.-midnight, Natchez River Boat, Mississippi River, New Orleans. Benefit for 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans. Featuring Delfeayo Marsalis and his quartet. $80. http://www.eventbrite.com.

FRIDAY

  • ALL ABOARD GALA: 6:30 p.m., The Marigny Opera House, 725 St Ferdinand St., New Orleans. The Homer A. Plessy Community School’s second annual gala. Live music by Micheal James, Kiyoko McCrae, Valparaiso Men’s Chorus, food and a silent auction. http://marignyoperahouse.org.
  • A BALLGAME FOR JUSTICE!: 7 p.m., Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Dr., Metairie, New Orleans. Zephyrs vs. Albuquerque Isotopes. Medieval Times Night and post-game fireworks. Half of ticket sales will be donated to The Promise of Justice Initiative. $12.

SATURDAY

  • BAIT-N-WAIT FISHING DERBY: 8 a.m.-noon, Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Dr, Madisonville. Fishing contest for kids. Door prizes. $1; free, seniors and children 2 and younger. (888) 677-3247.
  • THE DOCUMENTARY SUMMIT, NEW ORLEANS: 9 a.m., Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. http://www.loyno.edu.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. Arts, crafts, vintage, flea, food, live music. Free. (504) 269-3982.
  • THE 610 STOMPERS 4TH ANNUAL BALL CRAWL, “A STREETCAR NAMED DA’ FIRE”: 1 p.m., Uptown, 4841 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. $40. http://www.610stompers.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS SPIRIT HOME OPENER: Semi-pro women’s basketball team vs. the Atlanta Peaches. 2 p.m., West Bank YMCA, 2220 Constitution St., New Orleans. $8-$100. (504)821-9622.

SUNDAY

  • LE GALA DE LA BONNE VIE: 3 p.m., Blaine Kern Ballroom, Marriott Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana. Featuring a silent auction and renowned New Orleans chefs. $75-$125. (504) 861-4500.

MONDAY

  • STRATEGIC PLAN LUNCHEON EVENT: 11:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. http://www.nolaba.org or http://bignightneworleans.com.

TUESDAY

  • KICKSTART MY ART WEDDING SHOOTSHOP: 10 a.m., New Orleans, 717 Orleans St., New Orleans. A one day wedding photography workshop in the French Quarter. http://www.eventbrite.com.
  • BOOK DISCUSSION ON “SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE”: 6:30 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.

WEDNESDAY

  • KUNDALINI YOGA: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 La. 190, Mandeville. Taught by Sally Dunn. Bring a yoga mat and dress for outdoor weather. Registration required. $5, nonmembers; free, members. (985) 626-1238.
  • WIRE FANDANGO 2013 NEW ORLEANS: 9 a.m., Hotel St. Marie French Quarter, 827 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Make beautiful jewelry each morning, and each afternoon explore the art and culture of New Orleans. Breakfast, lunch, all workshops and all materials included. $800. (832) 466-1412 or http://www.kinslowart.com.
  • HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 801 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Music, food, shopping from local vendors and artists. http://www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.
  • GUEST SPEAKER GARY SOLOMON ON STARTING AND RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS: 6 p.m., Nunez Community College, 3710 Paris Rd., Chalmette. Free, open to the public, monthly business-focused workshops centered on the creation and continuation of locally owned small businesses in the Greater New Orleans area. http://www.nunez.edu.
  • WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 200 Morgan Street riverside where the Algiers Ferry Terminal meets the levee. Live music by Flow Tribe and Melomania. Arts and crafts vendors and food. Free. (504) 362-6436.
  • SPIRIT OF THE MARATHON II: 7 p.m., AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan. Stefano Baldini, Paula Radcliffe and others lend insight into the preparation of the Rome Marathon. Also included: deleted scenes and outtakes from the filming of the documentary. http://www.amctheatres.com.