- LONGUE VUE NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Offering free admission with coupon downloadable from nationalpublicgardensday.org. (504) 488-5488 or longuevue.com.
- NEW ORLEANS BOTANICAL GARDEN GUIDED TOURS: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., Victory Ave., City Park, New Orleans. Free guided tours of the New Orleans Botanical Garden with paid admission. $6. (504) 483-9473, email@example.com.
- AT HOME IN THE VIEUX CARRÉ: 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., 721 Gov. Nicholls St., New Orleans. Featuring a tour of an elegantly furnished home, handsome courtyard and refreshments, sponsored by the Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents and Associates. $10. (504) 581-7200 or vcpora.org.
- SIPPIN’ IN SEERSUCKER: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans. The fundraiser benefits the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. An evening of light bites, Southern cocktails, shopping specials and live entertainment featuring Creole String Beans. (504) 522-9200.
- SPRING GALA: 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., The Beauregard-Keyes House, 1113 Chartres St., New Orleans. A Bohemian Night with music by the Deacon John and the Ivories, silent auction and food and drinks from a variety of New Orleans eateries. $35, patrons under 35; $50, general admission. (504) 523-7257.
- ‘A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER’: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. $35, general admission; $30, season subscribers; $25, CAC members. (504) 528-3800 or cacno.org.
- ‘THE ANDREWS BROTHERS’: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. Sunday, The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. It’s 1943 in the South Pacific and The Andrews Sisters headline the big USO show. But when a flu outbreak quarantines the girls, stagehands Max, Lawrence and Patrick, along with pin-up girl Peggy Jones, hatch a plan to save the day. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org.
- ‘ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND’: 7 p.m., Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. The NOLA Project gives viewers the option to follow the Red Queen and her walking story, the Cheshire Cat and her fast-moving story or the Mad Hatter and his stationary story. Continues through May 23. $18, adults; $12, members, students and children ages 7-17. Children younger than 7 not permitted. (504) 658-4100.
‘GUYS AND DOLLS, JR.’: 7:30 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY; 6 P.M. SUNDAY, ST. PHILIP NERI PARISHIONER CENTER, 6500 KAWANEE AVE., METAIRIE. $10, RESERVED; $7, GENERAL ADULT; $4, GENERAL CHILD. (504) 382-5481.
STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S ‘MARRY ME, A LITTLE’: 8 P.M. FRIDAY-SATURDAY AND 2 P.M. SUNDAY, MID CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS. $25. (504) 488-1460.
‘ALMOST, MAINE’: 8 P.M. FRIDAY-SATURDAY; 2 P.M. SUNDAY, PLAYMAKERS THEATER, 1916 PLAYMAKERS ROAD, COVINGTON. CONTINUES THROUGH MAY 25. $15, ADULTS; $10, STUDENTS. (985) 893-1671
- DONNA CRUMP & GOOD DANCE SINCE 1984: 8 p.m., The Marigny Opera House, 725 St Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Choreographer Donna Crump’s newest works in a program of individual dances performed by her company. Admission: $20; $10, students and seniors. (504) 948-9998 or marignyoperahouse.org.
- ‘YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN’: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Admission: $38.50; $36.50 for seniors; $33.50 for students/active military. rivertowntheaters.com.
- ‘KISS ME KATE’: 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Through May 18. (985) 641-0324.
- ‘DEATH OF A SALESMAN’: 7 p.m., Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. (504) 524-9027.
- COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Chef and owner Jeffrey Hansell of Ox Lot 9, in the Southern Hotel in Covington, is the featured chef. Music by Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorJoe Barbara begins at 9:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color30 a.m. covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
- INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY 2014, WHY BIRDS MATTER: 9 a.m.-noon, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. An expedition into the world of birds. (504) 488-5488.
- ROBOTICS CHALLENGE: The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. This regional student robotics competition serves as a signature piece of the Museum’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) initiative aimed at encouraging young people to explore opportunities in science and math. The Museum’s robotics competition will give 40 teams from middle schools across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and Georgia the opportunity to develop skills in engineering design, computer programming, teamwork, critical thinking, and research. ddaymuseum.org.
- VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The teen Victory Corps program is a hands-on chance to explore and learn about WWII through touching artifacts. Free with paid admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 304 or ddaymuseum.org.
- TREMÉ HOME TOUR: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., headquarters at St. Anna’s, 1313 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Self-guided tour of renovated homes in Historic Faubourg Tremé. $20. (504) 312-9202 or hfta.org.
- PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Featuring more than 40 vendors offering an array of creative art, handmade jewelry and crafts, homemade food, vintage clothes and collectibles, used books and flea market finds in a neighborhood setting. In honor of Wetlands Day, a Cajun band will play and many vendors will sell wetlands-related merchandise, from nutria-fur fashions to swamp-inspired artwork and crafts. (504) 269-3982.
- HABITAT ROMP: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Palmer Park, South Claiborne and Carrollton avenues, New Orleans. Habitat for Humanity and PLAYNOLA host games, food vendors and live music from Hot 8 Brass Band.
- WORLD’S LARGEST CRAWFISH BOIL: noon-6 p.m., Champions Square, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. Zatarain’s 125th birthday celebration features 25,000 pounds of crawfish and music by Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Flow Tribe to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. (504) 587-3822 or zatscrawfishboil.com.
- TAILS BUT NO BLACK TIE, AN EQUESTRIAN EVENING BENEFITING NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK: 4 p.m., Equest Farm, 1001 Filmore Avenue, New Orleans City Park, New Orleans. Food, drinks and equestrian events. $15, adults; $10, for children 4 years and older. No one under the age of 4 years old will be admitted. tailsbutnoblacktie.org.
- MAGAZINE STREET CHAMPAGNE STROLL: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Magazine Street, New Orleans. Shops stay open until 9 p.m. Music, bubbly and plenty of special offers. magazinestreet.com.
- SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK: 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Dancing Grounds, 3705 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Dancers perform at the monthly St. Claude Art Walk. (504) 535-5791.
- SWING IN THE PINES: 6 p.m., Bogue Falaya Park, 100 Park Drive, Covington. Performance by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Help support the Covington Food Bank with a donation of nonperishable food. Volunteers will collect donations at the gate starting at 5 p.m. (504) 523-6530.
- SPRING DANCE CONCERT: 7 p.m., NOCCA-New Orleans Center For Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. nocca.com.
PARSONS DANCE WITH ALLEN TOUSSAINT: 8 P.M., MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 1419 BASIN ST., NEW ORLEANS. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES THE PREMIERE OF A PIECE SET TO MUSIC BY ALLEN TOUSSAINT. TICKETS $20 AND UP. (504) 525-1052.
- MOTHER’S DAY AT AUDUBON ZOO: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Live music, food vendors, arts and crafts and children’s activities. Free with zoo admission: $17.50, adults; $13, seniors 65 and older; $12, ages 2-12; free for members. (504) 581-4629 or auduboninstitute.org.
- OLD MANDEVILLE HOME TOUR: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., 605 Carroll St., Mandeville. Mother’s Day tour featuring Creole and centerhall houses in Mandeville historic district. $20. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION CONCERT: 3 p.m., Roussel Hall Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Performance by the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras. gnoyo.org.
- 2014 PLAY/WRITE SHOWCASE: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Goat in the Road’s Play/Write Showcase features professional actors performing plays written by fifth and sixth grade playwrights. $12.
- ‘WAR HORSE’: 7:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. saengernola.com.
- RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION: Marriott Hotel on Canal Street, New Orleans. Honoring Sandra Kitt, Beverly Jenkins and Brenda Jackson among others. rtconvention.com.
- WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with paid admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288 or ddaymuseum.org.
- VICTORY BELLES’ ‘SPIRIT OF AMERICA’: 11:45 a.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Red, white and blue celebration featuring a potpourri of songs from the Great American Song Book. Includes dining by Chef John Besh and the American Sector restaurant. $40. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org.
- ‘THE FIRST MOTION PICTURE UNIT, WHEN HOLLYWOOD WENT TO WAR’: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Solomon Victory Theatre at the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Documentary screening. A reception precedes. Free, requires reservations. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
- ‘SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT! THE BOSWELL SISTERS OF NEW ORLEANS’: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Exhibition on view through Oct. 26. Gallery hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. (504) 523-4662 or hnoc.org.
Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn