FRIDAY

  • MARDI GRAS MASK MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., French Market, Dutch Alley, Decatur and Dumaine streets, New Orleans. Mask makers from around the country, plus live music, masquerading and food. (504) 522-2621 or frenchmarket.org
  • STORIES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF CARNIVAL: 5 p.m., International House Hotel, 221 Camp St., New Orleans. Author, designer and historian Henri Schindler will recount tales from the gilded era of Carnivals past immediately preceding the Proteus parade, one of the city’s oldest parading organizations. Also on display are reproductions of original works featuring costumes and float design. (504) 553-9550 or ihhotel.com
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle. Art on the Spot, “Watermark” by Ed Burtynsky, 7 p.m. (504) 658-4100 or noma.org
  • KREWE DE LUNE SPACE BALL: 9 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The theme is “Lune Saloon — Space Cowboys.” Food, music, aerial performances, lasers, art and more. $30 in advance; $35 at the door. (504) 948-9961 or neworleanshealingcenter.org
  • “3 CHIEFS”: 9 p.m., Joy Theatre, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. A tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis Sr. $30-$40. thejoytheater.com

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demo by chef Robert Vasquez of Opal Basil on the Trace featuring a preview of his Valentine’s Day menu. Music by Christina Salls at 9:30 a.m. (985) 892-1873 or covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • “LIFE ON PAPER”: 10 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A creative workshop series presented by Mia Kaplan for children ages 9-12. Registration required. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@northlakenature.org
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St, New Orleans. War history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944 or nationalww2museum.org
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Indoor-outdoor market. (504) 269-3982

SUNDAY

  • USA DANCE: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Monthly event with a free lesson at 1:30 p.m. $10, members; $12, nonmembers; $5, students. (504) 607-1041 or (504) 258-2220
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Ivan Griffin, bass/baritone, with pianist Michael Borowitz, sings American songs and spirituals. (504) 522-0276 or trinityartistseries.com

MONDAY

  • “BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS AND THE BACK TRAILS HIKE”: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A light breakfast before hike through the trails. Reservations required. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@northlakenature.org
  • ZULU LUNDI GRAS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Woldenberg Park, New Orleans. A day-long celebration of food, music and the magical characters and royalty of Zulu will take place on three stages throughout the day. lundigrasfestival.com
  • LUNDI GRAS ON THE MISSISSIPPI: 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Spanish Plaza, Canal and Poydras streets, New Orleans. Music, food, fireworks and the arrival of Rex, King of Carnival, will be the order of the day for this event sponsored by the Riverwalk New Orleans. riverwalkneworleans.com

TUESDAY

  • HAPPY MARDI GRAS!

WEDNESDAY

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. By museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288 or nationalww2museum.org

ONGOING

  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “Andrew Jackson: Hero of New Orleans,” through March 29. “Recent Acquisitions in Louisiana Art, 2010-2014,” through May 2. (504) 523-4662
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “From Barbed Wire to Battlefields, Japanese American Experiences in WWII” exhibit. “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

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. “Josephine Sacabo:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Salutations,” through April 5; “Photo-Unrealism” and “Emmet Gowin:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Concerning America and Alfred Stieglitz, and Myself,” through March 15; and “Degas’ Little Dancer,” through March 1. (504) 658-4100 or noma.org

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “The Gasperi Collection:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Self-taught, Outsider and Visionary Art,” through Feb. 22; and “Mark Steinmetz:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color South,” through May 10. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.org

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose