- FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. A variety of activities inspired by the current exhibitions. Free with museum admission. Music by Cristina Perez at 5:30 p.m.
- GRAPES & GRAIN FINE WINE AND CRAFT BEER TASTING: 8 p.m.- 11 p.m., Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. Fundraiser for the Louisiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. $50. (504) 455-5194 or louisiana.cff.org
- CHRISTOPHER SHINN’S DYING CITY: 7:30 p.m., The Shadowbox, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Alone after dark in the hollowed shell of her downtown Manhattan apartment, Kelly, a young therapist whose husband, Craig, was killed while on military tour in Iraq, receives an unexpected visitor on the anniversary of Craig’s death: his identical twin brother, Peter.
- CABARET: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dixon Hall, Tulane University. A Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre production. $30-$40. (504) 865-5269 or summerlyric.tulane.edu
- ALL THINGS SHAKESPEARE PRESENTS: Twelfth Night: 7:30 p.m., New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University, Lupin Theater, New Orleans. Students of the Gavin Mahlie All Things Shakespeare Program present a production of Shakespeare’s comedy. $12-$15. (504) 865-5106
- THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940: 7:30 p.m., St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. A farce full of multiple identities, murder and mayhem. For reservations, email email@example.com or call (504) 832-1416. $5-$10
- JPAS YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE PRESENTS “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JUNIOR”: 7:30 p.m., The Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox Ave., Metairie. Based on the Broadway show, a musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston.
- WHITE LINEN NIGHT: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., New Orleans Arts District, 500 Julia St. Free art walk and block party featuring 20 museums and galleries, 25 local restaurants, live music on three stages, cash bars and cuisine.
- CAC WHITE LINEN NIGHT AFTER-PARTY: 9 p.m.-11 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 900 Camp St., New Orleans, DJ dance party featuring DJ sets from Bouffant and DVRA, and performances by artists from “Mark of the Feminine.” $10. cacno.org
- NEW ORLEANS ANTIQUE FORUM: SOUTHERN EXPRESSIONS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, The Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St. Explores the expression of regional style through furniture, linens, art, clothing, jewelry, silverware and more. Registration packages start at $100. (504) 523-4662 or hnoc.org
- WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with 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. Salute the U.S.A. with the Victory Belles’ red, white and blue celebration featuring a potpourri of songs from the Great American Song Book. Includes buffet. $40. (504) 528-1943
- WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Algiers Point Riverfront, 200 Morgan St., Algiers. Live music, food and local vendors. (504) 362-6436
- BUG BY TRACY LETTS: 8 p.m., Allways Theatre, 1030 Marigny St. Local premiere of “BUG,” a play that centers on the meeting between Agnes, a divorced waitress with a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter. $17-$22
- NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM MONTH: Through Aug. 31. During August, members of one participating museum will receive free admission or tours at more than a dozen others. Join one and visit them all for free. Participating institutions include the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Beauregard Keyes House, the Cabildo, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Irish Cultural Museum, Le Musee de f.p.c., Longue Vue House and Gardens, Madam John’s Legacy, the McKenna Museum of African American Art, the National World War II Museum, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Old U.S. Mint. Details at touristathome.com.
- CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. “Mark of the Feminine,” various artists, Saturday-Oct. 4. (504) 528-3805
- IRISH CULTURAL MUSEUM: 933 Conti St., New Orleans. “Steinbeck, The Art of Fiction,” sculptor Lew Aytes and photographer Robert Nease collaborative exhibit honoring the author.
- NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. “Behind Closed Doors: Power and Privilege in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898.” The first major exhibition in the United States to explore the private lives and interiors, focusing on the house as a principal repository of fine and decorative art. “Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College,” a collaboration between the High Museum of Art and Talladega College, conserving Woodruff’s murals commissioned by Talladega College in 1938 and presents them to a national audience for the first time.
- THE OLD U.S. MINT: 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. “Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images from Louisiana’s Musical Past,” photographs from the museum’s music collection.
- OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp Place, New Orleans. “Louisiana Contemporary,” a statewide, juried exhibition of work from around Louisiana. “Historic Black Colleges & Universities Art Showcase,” a curated show of works from students attending historically black colleges and universities in Louisiana.
Compiled by Red staff