Editor's note: Events might be rescheduled or canceled due to inclement weather. Check with the venue for additional details.
FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art on the Spot family activity, music by Seguenon Kone, artist perspective with Douglas Bourgeois, Artful Palate, "The Ultimate Date Night: Natural Aphrodisiacs and the Art of Plating" with John Navarria, of Brennan's, and documentary screening of "The Ghost Army." (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR BACKSTREET CULTURAL MUSEUM: 6:30 p.m., Kermit's Mother-in-Law Lounge, 1500 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers highlight this event for the Tremé museum holding a comprehensive collection related to the African-American community-based masking and processional traditions. $15 advance, $20 door. (504) 657-6700. backstreetmuseum.org.
DIVAS!: 8:30 p.m., Mag's, 940 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans. Lip-sync benefit for CrescentCare for bragging rights and funds for the local health care provider. Costumes encouraged. crescentcarehealth.org/events.
POETRY BUFFET: 2 p.m., Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Popular program where three local poets read from their work. (504) 596-2625. nolalibrary.org.
GREAT AMERICAN BAR CRAWL: 3 p.m., French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans. Patriotic-based party through Quarter and Marigny establishments, with drink specials and music. $25 and up. greatamericanbarcrawl.com.
"SNEAK PEEK OF LANDSHORE LANDING": 3 p.m., 6701 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. Music, food and beverages plus sunset on the lake at planned development. lakeshorelandingnola.com.
BOURBON STREET EXTRAVAGANZA: 6:30 p.m., Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, New Orleans. Outdoor concert with performances. Part of Southern Decadence weekend. southerndecadence.net.
LABOR DAY COMEDY SOUL FEST: 8 p.m., Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave. Featuring performances from singer Anthony Hamilton and comedian Michael Blackson. Tickets start at $71.60.
SOUTHERN DECADENCE WALKING PARADE: 2 p.m. throughout the French Quarter. Grand Marshals include Princess Stephaney, Coca J. Mesa and Persana Shoulders. Parade lineup is at Decatur and Barracks Streets.
FREEDOM FEST AT THE LAKE: 2 p.m., Williams Boulevard at Lake Pontchartrain, Kenner. Free festival will live music by local and national artists, a children's village, vendors and more. kennerfreedomfest.com.
KING HAROLD ALL WHITE BIRTHDAY PARTY: 8 p.m., Zulu Hall, 730 N. Broad St., New Orleans. Ole & Nu Style Fellas 2017 celebrate with food and beverages. $10 advance, $20 door. eventbrite.com.
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FIFTH ANNUAL LABOR DAY ALL-WHITE AFFAIR: 10 p.m., Metropolitan Nightclub, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Music event with top DJs and performers. $10 and up. ticketfly.com.
"HUNG OVER AND BROKE" CLOSING PARTY FOR SOUTHERN DECADENCE: 8 p.m., Bourbon Pub/Parade, 801 Bourbon St., New Orleans. The final evening of official activities for Southern Decadence. southerndecadence.net.
"VICTORY ON THE MENU — DINING OUT IN WORLD WAR II": Noon, H. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Josh Goodman presents a lunch box lecture about the challenges of dining during the second world war. (504) 528-1944, ext. 463. nationalww2museum.org.
ISSA AT DILLARD UNIVERSITY: 7 p.m., Georges Auditorium, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. The actress, producer and creator of the HBO series "Insecure" kicks off the presidential lecture series "Brain Food." (504) 283-8822. dillard.edu.
TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS — CAJUN CUISINE DEMONSTRATION: 11 a.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Preparation demonstration and meal based on Cajun cuisine. $40, $35 members. (504) 267-7490. natfab.org.
GARDEN TO GLASS: 6 p.m., New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Showcase for fresh farm products used in cocktails. $69. (504) 582-3000. farmandtablenola.com.
Visit theadvocate.com/new_orleans for more events and a complete listing of what's going on this weekend.
Compiled by Marchaund Jones