FRIDAY

  • LAUNCH PARTY - “A BOOK OF UNCOMMON PRAYER”: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Press Street, 3718 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The book, inspired by the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, includes pieces by both well-known and up-and-coming authors. Facebook.com/events/1502544629987384
  • PASS IT ON OPEN MIC: 8 p.m., The Building, 1427 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Featuring a performance by poet and author of “The Crying Buck” Donney Rose, and artwork by resident artist Carl Joe Williams. Free admission, but items will be for sale. facebook.com/events/755531731223256/

FRIDAY AND SUNDAY

  • “THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES - BOB HOPE AND HIS ALL-STAR PACIFIC TOUR”: 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, Stage Door Canteen, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A tribute presentation by 14 actors/singers. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS LEGENDS: 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Smoothie King Center, New Orleans. $15 and up. www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000
  • ‘DAMN YANKEES’: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dixon Performing Arts Center, Tulane University, New Orleans. A Tulane Summer Lyric Theater production. $30-$40. (504) 865-5269

FRIDAY-JUNE 27

  • “DETROIT”: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Ashe Power House Theatre, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. In the first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door. $40. southernrep.com
  • SHAKESPEARE’S “CYMBELINE”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Saturday, June 27, Lupin Theater, Dixon Hall Annex, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Opening production of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival. $15 and up. (504) 865-5106 or neworleansshakespeare.org

SATURDAY

  • GUIDED HIKES: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. “Walk in the Woods,” “Edible Plants” with Donna Caire, and “Plant ID History and Culture” with Rod Downie are all available hikes. $5 each, non-members; free, members. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@NorthlakeNature.org
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demonstration by Chefs Keith and Nealy Frentz and music by Michael Millet. (985) 892-1873 or covingtonfarmersmarket.org
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Arts, crafts, vintage and flea items for sale, along with live music and food. (504) 505-4113
  • “A VISIT TO AFRICA”: 8 p.m., Ashe’ Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. A Culu Children’s Traditional African Dance Co., Inc. production in celebration of its 25th anniversary. $15; $12, seniors and students. (504) 430-0894

WEDNESDAY

  • NATURE WALK AND TIVITATION: 5:45 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A two-hour walk in the woods. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@NorthlakeNature.org

BLOOD JET POETRY SERIES PRESENTS DONNEY ROSE & CHANCELIER “XERO” SKIDMORE: 8 P.M., BJ’S IN THE BYWATER, 4301 BURGUNDY ST., NEW ORLEANS. HOSTED WEEKLY BY MEGAN BURNS.

ONGOING

  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long,” an exhibit of more than 140 documents, maps, objects and photographs from THNOC’s holdings, including several new, never-before-exhibited items. Through Oct. 11. (504) 523-4662

LeMieux Galleries: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Group exhibition, through July 25. (504) 522-5682 or lemieuxgalleries.com

Martin Lawrence Gallery: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Work by Kerry Hallam, Takashi Murakami, Robert Deyber, René Lalonde, through June 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. (504) 299-9055 or martinlawrence.com

Martine Chaisson Gallery: 727 Camp St., New Orleans. “Pop Up Show 2015,” group exhibition, through July 18. martinechaissongallery.com

National World War II Museum: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color African American Experiences in World War II,” July 4-May 30, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery. nationalww2museum.org

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. “Ten Years Gone,” a Hurricane Katrina exhibit featuring work by six contemporary artists exploring the four themes of the show — the passage of time, memory, loss and transformation. Through Sept. 7. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color$10, adults; $8, seniors; $6, children (7-17); free, children under 6 (all times) and for Louisiana residents (with ID) on Wednesdays. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color(504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection,” through Nov. 7. “Tina Freeman:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Artist Spaces,” through Sept. 6. “Jim Roche:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Cultural Mechanic,” through July 6. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.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