FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art on the Spot in the garden, music by Disko Obscura, guided tour of Venetian exhibit, screening of "Don't Look Now" with lecture by Laszlo Fulop. $12, $10 seniors, $6 children, members free. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
JEFFERSON CHAMBER CRAWFISH BOIL: 5:30 p.m., Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie. Networking, food, music and crawfish. $60, $50 members advance; $70 day of. (504) 835-3880. jeffersonchamber.org.
WILD NIGHTS — INSECT ADVENTURE: 6 p.m., Audubon Wilderness Park, Species Survival Center, 14001 River Road, Algiers. Night foray into park, with entomology staff to observe insects, plus walk through trails. "Field kit" containing vials, headlamp, magnifying glass, moth-collecting envelopes and a souvenir water bottle included, as well as sandwich dinner. Maximum 15 guests. Ages 8 and older. $125, $115 Audubon members. audubonnatureinstitute.org/aquarium/wild-encounters/780-wild-nights-insect-adventure.
MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: 7:30 p.m., Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Featuring a screening of "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."noma.org.
"THE BIRDS": 8 p.m., The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave. A production of the acclaimed play from Connor McPherson, "The Birds" centers on three strangers trapped in an isolated farmhouse. $20 at eventbrite.com.
MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO: 5 p.m., on the banks of Bayou St. John on North Jefferson Davis Parkway from Lafitte Avenue to Dumaine Street, New Orleans. Three-day festival with more than 40 musical acts, food vendors, art, recreation activities and more. thebayouboogaloo.com.
CAT ART AND FILM FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., Student Life Center, Delgado Community College, 5518 General Diaz St., New Orleans. Enjoy internet cat videos, art, jewelry, food, music, workshops, kittens, vendors, contests and more. Adoption for pets also available. $5 and up. (504) 368-5191. la-spca.org/catfestival.
GEEK FEST 2017: 10 a.m., Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Celebration of science fiction and fantasy in all types of media. Author Claudia Gray, music from Suzaku 7, a Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament, LAYAYA art exhibit, discussions, fan groups, film screenings, an out-of-this-world story time and a few surprises are planned. Registration is required for the tournament. (504) 596-2565. nolalibrary.org.
BUGS & BREWS FOR DREW: 3 p.m., Fulton Street, New Orleans. Crawfish cook-off and beer festival, with music and family events, to benefit the Drew Rodrigue Foundation and pediatric cancer initiatives. VIP $60 and up. drfnola.org.
CRITTER CINEMA: 6 p.m., Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Pets, pajamas, pillows, pizza, popcorn and a G-rated critter movie are all on tap for kids ages 5-10. Registration required. $35. (504) 368-5191, ext. 207. la-spca.org/crittercinema.
SPRING HOME AND GARDEN TOUR: Noon, Washington Square Park, 700 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. Self-guided walking tour in the Marigny Triangle sponsored by the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association, with nine stops, including new and commercial locations, including the Michalopoulas home and studio. $25, $20 members. faubourgmarigny.org.
LE GALA DE LA BONNE VIE: 2 p.m., Blaine Kern Ballroom, New Orleans Marriott Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana benefit, with silent and live auction, food and more. $75 and up.(504) 861-4500. kidneyla.org/gift-of-life-celebrity-chef-gala/
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"THE SPIDER QUEEN": 7 p.m., NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Part "Chronicles of Narnia" and part "Labyrinth," this new play, directed by Jon Greene, centers on a rebellious teenager on a mission to discover the truth about her father's death. nolaproject.com/show/the-spider-queen.
"STARS, STRIPES AND SOUVENIRS — FLAGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM": 6:30 p.m., American Sector Restaurant and Bar, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Dine with curator Kimberly Guise as she discusses the museum's diverse collection of Allied and Axis flags. $56.99. (504) 527-6088. nationalww2museum.org.
SOUTHERN REP THEATRE ANNUAL GALA: 6:30 p.m., Audubon Tea Room, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Benefit for local acting company, with silent and live auctions, dinner, awards and entertainment. $150 and up. (504) 522-6545. southernrep.com.
COOL ZOO AT AUDUBON ZOO: Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Water park includes Gator Run lazy river, slips, spouts, soakers and more for all ages. Separate toddler area, shop, concessions, lockers and cabana rentals. Open weekends only through May 26. $12, $10 members, in addition to zoo admission. (504) 861-2537. audubonnatureinstitute.org.
"WALTZING THE MUSE — THE PAINTINGS OF JAMES MICHALOPOULOS": 6 p.m., Ogden Museum Of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. A retrospective on the local artist will be the subject of an opening reception. Through July 16. (504) 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org.
For more events and information, visit The New Orleans Advocate at theadvocate.com/new_orleans.
Compiled by Marchaund Jones