Modern Flooring & Interiors (3619 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1364) is having a grand reopening and ribbon-cutting celebration Thursday, May 17, at 10 a.m.; breakfast will be provided. The completely renovated showroom features a new designer area with expanded furniture offerings.
As an introduction to Dosa's new ceramics collection, Chez Panisse, Pied Nu (5521 Magazine St., 899-4118; www.piednuneworleans.com) is holding a benefit for the Edible School Yard of New Orleans from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 18-19. The Edible School Yard promotes academic coursework that includes interactive lessons in the garden and kitchen. For more information, visit www.esynola.org.
There will be an estates auction at Crescent City Antique Gallery (1015 Julia St., 529-6057; www.crescentcityantiques.com ) featuring property from numerous local estates on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. Preview the collections during regular business hours through May 18, or take advantage of two late-evening previews May 16 and 17 until 8 p.m.