New Orleans Events Calendar for May 16-22

THURSDAY

  • METAIRIE NATIONAL POLICE WEEK EVENT: 4 p.m., University of Phoenix New Orleans campus, One Galleria Blvd., Metairie. Panel discussion on the topic of school security and networking forum afterward. http://www.eventbrite.com.
  • AMPED! LEADERSHIP SUMMIT FUNDRAISER: 5 p.m., JuJu Bag Cafe, 5363 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Live music and refreshments. http://www.eventbrite.com.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

  • PLAQUEMINES PARISH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., 225 F Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse. Food, live music from popular local bands, and traditional Cajun music. Visitors will also enjoy crafts from local artisans, carnival rides, sandbagging contests, and the Seafood Queen Pageant. Helicopter rides offer a view of the region and the Mississippi River. http://www.plaqueminesparishfestival.com.

FRIDAY

  • SUNSET ON THE LANDING: 6 p.m., Columbia Street, downtown Covington. Featuring The Magnetic Ear and The Plum Magnetic. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Free. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • 31ST ANNUAL TCHOUPITOULAS BARATHON: 6:05 p.m., Le Bon Temps Roule, 4801 Magazine St., New Orleans. 6 miles, you visit six bars, and you drink six cold beers. You can do it fast, slow, something in between, you can improvise, and there are really only a few basic rules. Email nola.barathon@gmail.com or call (504) 812-6388. http://www.myspace.com/4801magazine.

SATURDAY

  • WINSTON S. CHURCHILL SYMPOSIUM: 9 a.m.-5 .m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • THE FUTURE OF ST. ROCH & ALL DOWN RIVER COMMUNITIES: 10 a.m., Cafe Istanbul in the Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, A three-part conversation for the future of Faubourg St. Roch and all down river communities. (504) 975-0286.
  • ONE EDITOR/FIVE MANUSCRIPT TURN-ONS AND TURN-OFFS: 1:30 p.m., Third Floor, UNO Bicentennial Education Building, Founders Road, New Orleans. Skype presentation by Lisa Cheng, editor of Running Press for Kids Books. Sponsored by the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. $20; $15, SCBWI members. http://scbwi-louisiana.org.
  • HAVANA WHITES: 7 p.m., International House, 221 Camp St., New Orleans. Music, dance, Cuban tapas, special drinks, cigars and vintage cars. http://www.ihhotel.com
  • ROCK ’N’ HOPS: 8 p.m., NOLA Brewing, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, A multi-artist rock show and fundraiser for MusicCares. http://www.nolabrewing.com/news.htm.

SUNDAY

  • CONSERVATION CUP POLO MATCH: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Leah Farms, 16191 La. 40, Folsom. Hosted by the New Orleans Polo Club, this year’s challenge match will be with the Point Clear Polo Club from Mobile, Ala. Music will be provided by Cajun fiddler and singer Amanda Shaw, jazz with the Regg Sanders Trio and singer Robin Marie Barns. A Calcutta auction will be held prior to the start of the match at 12:30 p.m. Silent and live auctions and a visit by Hurricane Katrina survivor Molly the Pony. $25, adults; $15, students; free, children 9 and younger. Sponsorship tables of eight cost $250 and will be reserved in the tent. http://www.ltsl.org or (985) 542-5006.
  • BALLROOM DANCE: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jefferson Orleans, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Free dance lesson by Keith Guissoni at 1:30 p.m. and dance exhibitions by his students. Sponsored by USA Dance Chapter 5031. $12; $10, members; $5, youth 20 and younger. (504) 258-2220 or (504) 607-1041.
  • ART & SOUL: 6 p.m., patron party; 7 p.m., gala, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Food, drinks, silent auction, music. Attire: jazzy casual. Proceeds benefit NOCCA Institute and the Lupin Foundation. $250, patron tickets; $100, gala tickets. http://www.noccainstitute.com or (504) 940-2900.

Film Festival Flix-Unconditional Love: 7 p.m., Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. http://www.zeitgeistinc.net.

MONDAY

  • REIMAGINING EDUCATION — A TOWN HALL MEETING WITH SAL KHAN: 5 p.m., University of New Orleans-UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. The event will include Sal’s presentation on “Reimagining Education,” followed by a Q&A session with the audience and a book-signing for Sal’s newly published book, “The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined.” http://www.uno.edu.