On Saturday, June 16, Hazelnut (5515 Magazine St., 891-2424; www.hazelnutneworleans.com) will premiere its new fabric design, a colorful New Orleans-themed patchwork called Pontchartrain Beach — available in a heavy duck cloth for upholstery and in broadcloth for bedding. Stop by between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for the summery celebration featuring Bali Hai recipe cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
Headed to the beach? On your way out of town, check out the clearance rack at New Orleans Surf Shop (6116 Magazine St., 891-1616; www.nosurfshop.com), where an assortment of shorts, dresses, flip flops and other items are 40 percent off. And look for new arrivals from Billabong as well as a new shipment of Zap skin boards.
Don't miss the "Dayz for Daddy-o" Father's Day sale this weekend, June 15-17, at Winky's and Unique Products (2038 Magazine St., 568-1020). Take 20 percent off all merchandise storewide.
Adler's (722 Canal St., 523-5292) is having a sale Thursday-Saturday, June 14-16. Selected merchandise will be marked down 20-75 percent throughout the store.
As part of its New Orleans culinary lecture series and exhibition, the Historic New Orleans Collection (533 Royal St.) will present a lecture by Dr. Anny Bloch-Raymond about how French Jewish immigrants maintained their own heritage while adjusting to Creole culture, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13. Both the exhibition and the lecture are free. For information, call 523-4662 or visit www.hnoc.org.