FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • “LOVE ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE”: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Meal and show, and show only options. nationalww2museum.org

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. There will be a cooking demo by Norma Jean Marcon. Music will be provided by Last Chance Bluegrass Band. (985) 892-1873 or covingtonfarmersmarket.org
  • NATURAL DYES: Fairview-Riverside State Park, La. 22, Madisonville. The interpretive ranger will give a demonstration on creating dyes from natural products. Particpants will also be taught how Easter eggs were colored before modern kits were invented. Free with $2 park admission. (985) 792-4652
  • COVINGTON ART MARKET: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington.
  • BIG CHIEF VICTOR HARRIS’ 50TH ANNIVERSARY MASKING CELEBRATION: 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Georges Auditorium, Dillard University campus, New Orleans. A celebration of Big Chief Victor Harris and his service to the community with music, dance and commendations. Free. (504) 948-4009 or FreddyeHill@gmail.com
  • MOONLIGHT HIKE AND MARSHMALLOW MELT: 7:10 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Reservations required. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@northlakenature.org

SUNDAY

  • EASTER JAZZ BUFFET BRUNCH: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Steamboat NATCHEZ, Toulouse Street at Mississippi River, New Orleans. Boarding 30 minutes before cruise time. $73.50, adults; $29, children ages 6-12 and $10, children younger than 6. (504) 586-8777 or steamboatnatchez.com

WEDNESDAY

  • 16TH ANNUAL BILL RUSSELL LECTURE: 6:30 p.m., THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Annual event honoring jazz historian Russell William Wagner (1905-1992), and celebrating New Orleans jazz. Reservations required. $10. (504) 523-4662 or hnoc.org
  • PHANTOM SINGERS OF THE OPERA: 7 p.m., Four Points By Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. A presentation of Bon Operatit!. Free.

THURSDAY

  • FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT GALA: Patron party, 7 p.m.; gala, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Antoine’s Restaurant, 713 St. Louis St., New Orleans. There will be music and food. Patron tickets, $250; gala tickets, $150. (504) 522-5730 or fgfi.org/frenchquarterfest/gala.html

ONGOING

  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. “‘EN MAS’ - Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean,” exhibit exploring the influences of Carnival on contemporary performance practices in the Caribbean, North America and Europe. Exhibit runs through June 7. Admission: $8-$10. (504) 528-3805 or cacno.org/en-mas
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “Recent Acquisitions in Louisiana Art, 2010-2014,” through May 2. (504) 523-4662
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Manufacturing Victory - The Arsenal of Democracy.” The exhibit examines how the unprecedented drive of great leaders and industry brought America out of the Great Depression and united citizens on the homefront. Through May 31. nationalww2museum.org
  • NEWCOMB ART GALLERY: Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans. “Degas: The Private Impressionist,” through May 24, closed Mondays. (504) 865-5328 or www.newcombartgallery.tulane.edu. Free admission.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. “Josephine Sacabo: Salutations,” through Sunday. (504) 658-4100 or noma.org
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Mark Steinmetz: South,” through May 10. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.org
  • ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION: 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. “The Antiquarian Image,” an exhibit of 19th century photographic processes, through Saturday. Free. sttammanyartassociation.org
  • THE PRESBYTERE: 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: Two Carnival Artists,” an exhibition focusing on artists Helen Clark Warren and John Scheffler, both of whom lived and worked in New York, but were a generation apart. Through Dec. 4, 2016.
  • Compiled by Leslie D. Rose