Photo provided by the Audubon Institute -- Zoo-To-Do starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. The black-tie gala will raise money for the new orangutan exhibit in the zoo's Asian Domain.


  • WHITNEY ZOO-TO-DO: 7 p.m.-midnight, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. A black-tie event to benefit a new orangutan exhibit in the Asian Domain. There will be a silent auction, live music and food. $100-$175. (504) 861-6160 or


  • “I’M GONNA SING WHEN THE SPIRIT SAYS SING”: 7 p.m. Friday, St. Anthony Catholic Church, 234 Angus Drive, Luling; and 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Charles United Methodist Church, 1905 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan. A Community Chorus of River Parishes production. Free.


  • “BOUDIN - THE NEW ORLEANS MUSIC PROJECT”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Ashe Power House Theatre, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. A collaborative theater, music and visual element project curated by Sean Daniels and Aimee Hayes. $40. (504) 522-6545 or
  • “ON THE AIR, THE LIVE BROADCAST MUSICAL”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show Sundays, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 528-1943 or


  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demo by chefs Jeff and Kristen. Music by Pot Luck String Band. (985) 892-1873 or
  • COVINGTON ART MARKET: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington.
  • ALL ABOUT ROSES: 10 a.m., Fairview-Riverside State Park, La. 22, near Madisonville. Master gardeners will set up table top clinics that will cover types of roses that grow well in Louisiana, best methods of planting, pruning, deadheading, feeding and diseases of roses. Free with $2 park admission. (985) 792-4652 or


  • JUNIOR PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY CONCERT: 2 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans. A performance featuring 11 young instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers from throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Free.
  • TEAM SNO MAY OPEN MIC & SLAM: 7:30 p.m., Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St Claude Ave., New Orleans. Featuring slam champion Jared Paul of Providence, Rhode Island. $5, or free to slam.


  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. “‘EN MAS’ - Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean,” exhibit exploring the influences of Carnival on contemporary performance practices in the Caribbean, North America and Europe; and “Radcliffe Bailey: Recent Works,” both through June 7. “Here’s To”, a teen arts exhibit, through May 31. Admission: $8-$10. (504) 528-3805 or

Gallery Orange: 819 Royal St., New Orleans. “Primitive and patterns,” a two-man show by Lyle Carbajal and Jill Ricci. The exhibition consists of new mixed media works. Through Tuesday.

Historic New Orleans Collection: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “Recent Acquisitions in Louisiana Art, 2010-2014,” through Saturday. “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. “Mystery of Memory,” Carolyn McAdams’ oil on panel miniature paintings of surrealist landscapes, through May 30. (504) 522-5682 or

Martine Chaisson Gallery: 727 Camp St., New Orleans. “Happy Dogs” by JT Blatty, an exhibition of 20 metal prints of night landscapes illuminated by the moving lights of happy, playing dogs. 10 percent of sales to benefit Animal Rescue New Orleans. Through May 30.

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.

Newcomb Art Gallery: Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans. “Degas: The Private Impressionist,” through May 24, closed Mondays. (504) 865-5328 or Free admission.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Mark Steinmetz: South,” through May 10. (504) 539-9650 or

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