FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art on the Spot family activity, music by Bon Bon Vivant, conversation with exhibition curators Sofia Hedman and Sergei Martynov of "A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes." (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
"UNE AFFAIRE D'AVANT GARDE — EN BLANC ET NOIR": 7 p.m., Hyatt Regency Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. BRAVO, the Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization of the New Orleans Ballet Association's "black and white" masquerade ball with dinner, raffle, entertainment, Champagne pull, auction and more. $250 and up. (504) 522-0996. nobadance.com.
PONTCHARTRAIN HOME SHOW: Noon Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Home and garden expo with vendors, products, information and kid zone. $8. jaaspro.com.
NEW ORLEANS FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. A showcase of the best in contemporary and classic French cinema. Includes 15 feature films and a program of French Shorts. neworleansfilmsociety.org.
GET YAH PRAISE ON: 11 a.m., Capital One Performance Pavilion, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Annual Gospel showcase features local and regional artists and spotlights Black History Month and the influence of music in the African-American church and community. (504) 861-2537. audubonnatureinstitute.org.
SWEETARTS 2018: 7 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Gala fundraiser under the banner "Art Unfolds," with art and entertainment, cuisine and cocktails, auction and more. Late Night Party continues in the CAC Warehouse with music, dessert and cocktails. Gala $100 and up. Late night $50. (504) 528-3800. cacno.org.
FROM THE BIG EASY TO THE BIG APPLE: 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's Philip Glass Festival Carnegie Hall Program, slated Tuesday in New York's famed Stern Auditorium, marks the debut of the ensemble there. Jim Atwood and Paul Yancich will pair for the timpani piece. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.org.
PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL FOR LANDSCAPE ART: 11 a.m., Crevasse 22 | River House, 8122 Sara Lane, Poydras. Artists, nonartists, youths and parents can enjoy a day and make art in a bucolic setting, surrounded by sculpture, paintings and all forms of carved and painted wild fowl and duck decoys on the two closing weekends of Prospect 4. (504) 905-7616. cano-la.org/crevasse22.
CHINESE NEW YEAR BLOCK PARTY: 11 a.m., 18th Street, Metairie. International School of Louisiana, Xavier University's Confucius Institute and the Metairie Business Development District in celebration of the year of Dog in the Chinese lunar calendar. Entertainment, cuisine by local restaurants, art activities. xula.edu.
RECYCLED FASHION SHOW: 3 p.m., Rock 'N' Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Couture created by local designers featuring clothing from Bridge House Thrift Store, with food, silent auctions of apparel, cash bar and entertainment to benefit Bridge House/Grace House. $25 advance, $35 door. (504) 821-7134. bridgehouse.org.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S "CORTEO" PARADE: 11 a.m., Jackson Square, French Quarter, New Orleans. The international show makes its local debut and starts with a second-line parade with the cast in costumes, balloons, performances and more. The show runs March 2-4 at the Smoothie King Center. cirquedusoleil.com/corteo.
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Compiled by Marchaund Jones.