Elysian Fleas, a weekly outdoor market at 527 Elysian Fields Ave. is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arts and crafts, secondhand finds, hats, jewelry and books are among vendors' wares, and treats ranging from gelato to Gulf shrimp are for sale. In addition, wandering minstrels, fire-eaters and jugglers provide entertainment.
On Saturday, April 24, Buffalo Exchange (3312 Magazine St., 891-7443; www.buffaloexchange.com) will donate all proceeds from its Dollar Day Sale to the Don't Trash Wildlife campaign of the Humane Society of the United States. Since 1997, Buffalo Exchange's Earth Day fundraising events have generated more than $274,000 for environmental causes.
Beanitos chips, a new bean-based snack that's high in fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids, are now available at Whole Foods (3420 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119; www.wholefoodsmarket.com). The protein-rich chips come in two varieties: black bean and pinto bean with flax seed.
MyPhoneMD (1821 Magazine St., 586-0444; www.myphonemd.net), which specializes in accessories, parts and quick repair of smartphones like the iPhone and Blackberry, has opened its first New Orleans store. After the success of its Baton Rouge and Mandeville locations, the corporate founders, native Louisianans Conrad Green and Jeff Lyon, announced plans to expand the business nationally.