Bunnies, storm troopers and, oh yeah, runners too! Photos: Sights from New Orleans' Crescent City Classic _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Woodly Alphonse of New Orleans crosses the finish during the 2015 Crescent City Classic. The running event returns Saturday at 8 a.m.

FRIDAY

  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art on the spot, music by Daria and Hip Drops Duo, screening of “Mr. Dial Has Something to Say.” (504) 658-4100. noma.org.

BOOGIE IN THE GARDEN: 7 P.M., HOTEL STORYVILLE, 1261 ESPLANADE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. AN EVENING OF JAZZ, FUNK, HIP HOP AND SOUL-INSPIRED MUSIC.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • SPRING IN THE SWAMP: 10 a.m., Barataria Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. A weekend of free fun for nature lovers and families on the preserve’s Bayou Coquille Trail.

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. Food demo by Tasty Tipplers from Max Messier’s Cocktail & Sons and music provided by Sweet Jones.
  • CRESCENT CITY CLASSIC: 8 a.m., starting at Poydras Street and Loyola Avenue, ending at New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. City’s premier road race/walk heads from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to Decatur Street, through the French Quarter to Esplanade Avenue, and through City Park and the RaceFest after party. ccc10k.com.

ART MADNESS FESTIVAL: 6 P.M., ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 1712 O.C. HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. ART, MUSIC AND FOOD (FREE AND FOR PURCHASE) AT COMMUNITY EXHIBIT PRESENTED BY AXIOM ARTIST COLLECTIVE. (504) 230-9240.

SUNDAY

  • HISTORIC FRENCH QUARTER EASTER PARADE: 10 a.m., setting off from Antoine’s Restaurant, rolling through the French Quarter.
  • CHRIS OWENS FRENCH QUARTER EASTER PARADE: 1 p.m., Canal and Bourbon streets, New Orleans. The annual stroll through the Vieux Carré starts with breakfast at 11 a.m. at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel on Canal Street, with a hat contest, silent auction and entertainment. frenchquartereasterparade.com.
  • GAY EASTER PARADE: 4:30 p.m., North Rampart and St. Ann streets, New Orleans. Culmination of fundraising activities for Food for Friends meals and grocery program of NO/AIDS Task Force. Parade runs through the French Quarter and ends at GrandPre’s, 834 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. gayeasterparade.com.

TUESDAY

  • ‘PICTURING NEW ORLEANS IN 1873 — JEWELL’S CRESCENT CITY ILLUSTRATED’: 6 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. A lecture presented in conjunction with the exhibition “An Architect and His City: Henry Howard’s New Orleans, 1837-1884.” hnoc.org.

WEDNESDAY

  • BADHAM, BRAGG AND TENNESSEE: 5:30 p.m., Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Rick Bragg interviews Mary Badham, actress who played Scout in “To Kill A Mockingbird” and later in Williams’ “This Property is Condemned.” $25 and up. tennesseewilliams.net

THURSDAY

  • BIG BOOK SALE: 10 a.m., Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. More than 55,000 used books, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, videotapes, music tapes, and vinyl records will be offered for sale.
  • IRIS DAY: 4 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Celebration of flowers with music, refreshments, sponsored by Greater New Orleans Iris Society. RSVP online. (504) 293-4723. longuevue.com.

ONGOING

  • ‘AT HOME AND AT WAR NEW ORLEANS, 1914–1919’ EXHIBITION: The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. This exhibition displays the various sentiments throughout the city with letters, newspapers, film reels and records. Free. Through May 7.
  • ‘AWASH WITH COLOR — SELDOM-SEEN WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS BY LOUISIANA ARTISTS, 1789–1989’: The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Features some of the institution’s extensive holdings in watercolors. Free. Through May 21.
  • CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. See dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays. Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. For information, visit cityparkpresentschinalights.com or call (504) 482-4888. Runs through May 1.
  • ‘MITCHELL LONAS — CONVERGENCE’: 10 a.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Mitchell Lonas distills the beauty and complexity of the natural world by exploring the phenomenon of murmurations. Runs through April 22.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African-American Experiences in World War II” will be shown through May 30. nationalww2museum.org
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.org.
  • ‘ORPHEUS DESCENDING’: University of New Orleans — Robert E. Nims Theatre, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. See Tennesee Williams’ re-imagining of the Orpheus myth. Runs through April 3. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorsouthernrep.com Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color
  • TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ “THE GLASS MENAGERIE”: 7:30 p.m., Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Enjoy Williams’ elegiac masterpiece that brought a radical new lyricism to Broadway. lepetittheatre.com.
  • TULANE CONTEMPORARY GLASS EXHIBIT: 6 p.m., The St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. View works from professors, graduate students and former students of the glass art program at Tulane. Through April 2.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones