New Orleans events calendar for March 14-20, 2013

THURSDAY

LOCAL, 2 WAYS: 7 p.m., Maurepas Foods, 320 Burgundy St., Bywater, New Orleans. Multicourse beer dinner celebrating regional cuisine interpreted two ways: by Chef Michael Doyle and Chief Intoxicologist Brad Smith of Maurepas Foods and Brooklyn Brewery House chef Andrew Gerson. $70. By reservation only at (504) 267.0072. or http://BrooklynBreweryMash.com.

ACCESS TO THE DANGER ZONE: 7:30 p.m., Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. The discussion and Q&A explores the strategies that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières uses to save lives in the world’s worst war zones. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/neworleans.

FREEDOM’S FORGE — HOW AMERICAN BUSINESS PRODUCED VICTORY IN WORLD WAR II: 6 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Arthur Herman discusses his latest book, “Freedom’s Forge.” Free. (504) 528-1944, ext. 412 or http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

FRIDAY

VINO ON THE BAYOU: 5:30 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. Wine, live music by John Rankin and Kid Chef Eliana will sign her book “Cool Kids Cook.” $10, general admission; $5, Landmarks members. Tickets sold at gate only. (504) 482-0312.

JIM MONAGHAN’S ST. PATRICK’S PARADE: 6 p.m., Molly’s At The Market, 1107 Decatur St., New Orleans. Horse-drawn carriages and Irish throws, The Storyville Stompers, New Wave Brass Band, The Kazooie Floozies, The Bearded Oysters, and The Muffalettas, The Abita Honeybees, and more! http://www.mollysatthemarket.net.

THE 36TH ANNUAL JULIA JUMP: 6:30 p.m., patron party; 8 p.m., gala. Mardi Gras World, River City Ballroom, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place. Funds raised support The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans’ efforts to protect the architectural heritage of our city. Silent auction, live music by Big Easy Jazz Band and Louisiana Spice. Tickets start at $75. (504) 581-7032 or http://www.prcno.org.

“LUCK BE A LADY STEPPER” TOE-DOWN: 8 p.m., Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. The Camel Toe Lady Steppers fundraiser will feature multiple acts including the Roots of Music, Egg Yolk Jubilee, Beth Patterson, The Local Skank, Mystic Ponies Aerial Troupe, emcee Debbie Davis and other great surprises. Live auction, raffle and Zack Smith’s “Fo-Toe Booth.” $20; VIP tickets, $40. http://www.tipitinas.com.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL: 10 p.m., La Nuit Comedy Theater; 5039 Freret St, New Orleans. A comedy event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country. $10, advance; $12, door.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

BARCRAWLS.COM OFFICIAL NEW ORLEANS ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND BAR CRAWLS: Bourbon Cowboy, 241 Bourbon Street, New Orleans. Choose from Friday Kick Off Party or Saturday St. Paddy Bar Crawl or Paddy Fest After Party or Sunday St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl. Or grab a 3-Day Bar Crawl Pass, get access to all 4 parties including Paddy Fest, the first time Bar Crawl AfterParty. Varied prices for tickets & passes. http://bracrawls.com or (212) 255-4233.

SHRINE CIRCUS: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans http://arena.uno.edu.

SATURDAY

WALK IN THE WOODS: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Guided hike through the nature center. Free, members; $5, nonmembers. Reservations required. (985) 626-1238 or email rue@northlakenature.org.

COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by Gina Forsyth at 9:30 a.m., fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

RACKET GIVEAWAY/PLAYDAY: 10 a.m.-noon, City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center, 5900 Marconi Dr., New Orleans. New Orleans Youth Tennis presents a festive day of tennis fun. Prizes and refreshments. Free. Email hughes357@cox.net.

AUDUBON NATURE INSTITUTE EARTH FEST: 10 a.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. A fun-filled and educational event for the whole family. Recycling, conservation, anti-pollution, coastal erosion and health issues are featured at the zoo. Play the Earth Quest Game for a fun prize. Live entertainment and a Folk Art Fair are also featured at the event. Free with Zoo admission or membership. http://www.auduboninstitute.org.

FARMERS MARKET WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.–noon, Crescent City Farmers Market, 700 Magazine St, New Orleans. The Brooklyn Brewery House chef will be cooking up some of his favorite finds from the market. Stop by for cooking and beer pairing tips. http://BrooklynBreweryMash.com.

OMA EGG HUNT: noon-2 p.m., Sculpture garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art activities, face painting, games, refreshments, petting zoo, pony rides, music, raffle. (504) 658-4121 or http://www.noma.org.

‘TO-GATHER’ BOOKS & BEER: 1 p.m., Perestroika at Pravda, 1113 Decatur St, New Orleans. Culinary cheerleader Poppy Tooker sits down for a conversation with Brooklyn-based Liddabit Sweets. Join their conversation about sleepless nights starting a business, inspiration and tricks in the kitchen. Ticket price includes a Brooklyn beer, Liddabit samples and The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook. $25. http://BrooklynBreweryMash.com.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

VINTAGE GLASS AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, Williams Blvd., Kenner. Sponsored by the Crescent City Depression Glass Society. Door prizes, glass ID booth, food on site. $6. http://www.crescentcityglass.org.

SUNDAY

USA DANCE: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Salsa lesson at 1:30 p.m. No dance partner required. Mixer dances, light snacks. Bring a snack to share. $10, USAD members; $12, nonmembers; $5, students. (504) 258-2220.

SLOW SUPPER — “SWAMP TO TABLE”: 5 p.m. Hosted by DinnerLab and benefitting Slow Food NOLA, guests will feast on swamp creatures including crawfish, alligator, nutria and more. Chef Paco Roberts matches the spontaneity of an underground supperclub to Chef Andrew’s Brooklyn perspective. Projection installations from Brooklyn’s NBNY, ornamentation by New Orleans artist Rebecca Rebouche and music from Luke Winslow King with Esther Rose. Location is secret. $80. http://BrooklynBreweryMash.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 18

CONVERGENCE 2013 PARTY: 9:30 p.m., Republic, 828 S. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 528-8282.

TUESDAY

FIRST ANNUAL FRENCH MARKET “EARLY BIRD” EASTER EGG HUNT & HOPPIN’ SECONDLINE: 9 a.m.-noon, French Market, New Orleans. (504) 522-2621 or email akirk@frenchmarket.org.

EW ORLEANS CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE: 6:30 p.m., Smilie’s Restaurant, 5125 Jefferson Highway, Harahan. Jack Hurst will discuss his latest book, “Born to Battle: Grant & Forrest.” Free. Dinner, $25. (504) 456-1420.

WEDNESDAY

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS/NEW ORLEANS LITERARY FESTIVAL: Visit http://www.tennesseewilliams.net for ticket information and sceduled of events.

BARBERSHOP MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Men of all ages are invited to give input and support based on their life experiences. Led by Peter Nakhid. (504) 569-9070.