FRIDAY

  • STORYWALK: Noon, Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Walk the trails while reading an interactive story along the way.
  • MURDER MYSTERY PARTY EN FRANÇAISE: 6 p.m., Alliance Française, 1519 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Alliance and Tulane’s French and Italian Department host an interactive evening with music. Attire from the 1920s. $10, $5 members, students. (504) 568-0770.
  • VALENTINE’S DANCE PARTY: 7 p.m., The Cabildo on Jackson Square, 701 Chartres St., New Orleans. Dance with DJ Matty to your favorite 1960’s records and stroll through the exhibits at the Louisiana State Museum. Refreshments and a cash bar will be provided. General admission tickets are $5. VIP tickets are $ 15 and Cupola VIP package is $20.

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demo by Taryn Cabase and music by Patrick Brooks.
  • ‘GARDENING IN TIGHT SPACES’: 9 a.m., Parkway Partners Greenhouse, 1137 Baronne St., New Orleans. Learn how patios, small yards and other tight spaces can be made into attractive green spaces with Emily Mickley Doyle. parkwaypartnersnola.org
  • ‘LIFE ON PAPER’ CREATIVE WORKSHOP SERIES: 10 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Mia Kaplan will encourage young artists to develop their own point of view while learning different ways of documenting the world around them. Free. Registration is limited. Call (985) 626-1238.
  • ‘A BAYOU HOME — THE ADVENTURES OF SWAMPMASTER BEJEAUX’: 11:30 a.m. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Nancy Backus Roniger reads and signs her book about the swamps and bayous of South Louisiana. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com

‘GOD SAVE THE QUEEN DIVA’: 2 P.M., NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, 219 LOYOLA AVE., NEW ORLEANS. BIG FREEDIA, “QUEEN OF BOUNCE,” DISCUSSES AND SIGNS HER BOOK ABOUT HER MUSIC AND FUTURE PLANS. (504) 596-2560. NEWORLEANSPUBLICLIBRARY.ORG

‘VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE’: 8 P.M. FRIDAY. ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES 8 P.M. SATURDAYS, 2:30 P.M. SUNDAYS; THROUGH FEB. 28. NINETY THEATRE, 880 LAFAYETTE ST., MANDEVILLE. SEE THIS TONY WINNER FOR BEST PLAY ABOUT THREE MIDDLE-AGED SIBLINGS. (884) 843-3090. FACEBOOK.COM/30BYNINETY

SUNDAY

  • CLARINETIST IGOR BEGELMAN FREE CONCERT: 2 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Igor Begelman, a clarinetist, will perform. The concert is part of the library’s annual Piatigorsky Concert. Free and open to the public.
  • ‘CUPID’S CABARET’: 6 p.m. Sunday, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Champagne reception, dinner and classic vaudeville-style burlesque show for Valentine’s Day featuring Trixie Minx. Tables for two $225 and up. (504) 274-4871. orpheumnola.com

MONDAY

  • LAUGHTER YOGA: 2 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. An easy and fun exercise for health and happiness. Reservations required. Free for members, $5 for non-members. Call (985) 626-1238.

TUESDAY

  • ‘HAITI AND THE MUSIC OF CONGO SQUARE’: 11 a.m., Leonard S. Washington Memorial Library, Southern University, 6400 Press Drive, New Orleans. Documentary screening and discussion of one of the most sacred sites of African-American memory and community with Freddi Williams-Evans. Call (504) 286-5225.
  • SESSION ABOUT HEALTHY EATING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Branch Library, 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Karen Walker, nutrition agent with the Jefferson Parish office of the LSU AgCenter, will lead a nutrition class. Free and open to the public.
  • ‘KINKY BOOTS’: Opening Tuesday, through Feb. 21, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The Broadway hit, based on the film of the same name, brings the music of Cyndi Lauper and words of Harvey Fierstein to the local stage in this delightful show. $30 and up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com

WEDNESDAY

  • NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 1 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Visit swamps, ponds, bayous, hardwoods forests and pineland habitats. Call (985) 626-1238.

FENG SHUI PRESENTATION: 7 P.M., EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY, 4747 W. NAPOLEON AVE., METAIRIE. A “FENG SHUI FOR HEALTH AND WEALTH,” A PRESENTATION LED BY TAO ARTS PRACTITIONER WYMING SUN. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

THURSDAY

  • AUTHOR EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Mary LaCoste, PhD, will discuss her new book, “Death Embraced:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color New Orleans Tombs and Burial Customs.” Free and open to the public.

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, which are displayed infrequently due to the delicate nature of the medium. Free. Through May 21.

Galerie Jochen Hempel: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., New Orleans. Features the work of German artists such as Hartwig Ebersbach, Uwe Frauendorf and Gerhard Gäbler. Through Saturday.

‘Key-Sook Geum — Living Energy’: Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Geum weaves delicately shaped webs of gold and black wire with pearl, coral, amber and crystal beads, transforming simple but luxuriant materials into a network of intersecting lines, planes and curves. Through Feb. 27.

Louviere + Vanessa — Resonantia: A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St., New Orleans. The new series blurs the line between sight and sound by incorporating music, an animated vinyl record, film projections, and abstract photographs.

‘Jacqueline Humphries’: Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Composed of entirely new works, the exhibition is the most extensive presentation to date of her silver and blacklight paintings. Through Feb. 28.

‘James Hoff — BRICKING’: Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Hoff’s recent “virus paintings” and sound works exhibit an inevitable development of his engagement with technology, popular and political culture, and the intentional and unintentional disruptions therein. Through Feb. 28.

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

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 which has inspired and shaped the New Orleans’ glass art movement. The exhibit will be on display Saturday through April 2.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones