FRIDAY

  • 9TH WARD IMPROV OPERA: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., St. Maurice Church, 605 St. Maurice Ave., New Orleans. A closing performance of P.3 with lead artists Chuck Perkins, spoken word; Kidd Jordan, saxophone; David Torkanowsky, piano; Monique Moss, dance, and others.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • “FORGOTTEN CONFLICTS - INDIANS, ANDREW JACKSON, AND THE WAR OF 1812 IN THE SOUTH”: Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. A presentation of the Historic New Orleans Collection in celebration of its 20th annual Williams Research Center Symposium and to commemorate the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans. Registration required. (504) 523-4462 or hnoc.org

FRIDAY AND SUNDAY

  • “SUOR ANGELICA” AND “GIANNI SCHICCHI”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Loyola Opera Theatre presentation of two of the three short operas in Giacomo Puccini’s “Il Tritico” trilogy. $40, preferred seating; $25, reserved seating; $15, Loyola students. (504) 865-2074 or email tickets@loyno.edu

FRIDAY-FEB. 1

  • “THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES”: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A presentation of the Tony award-winning musical that focuses on the life and career of famed humorist and performer Will Rogers. $37, adults; $35, seniors; $32, students and active military. (504) 461-9475 or RivertownTheaters.com

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873 or covingtonfarmersmarket.org

SUNDAY

  • ROCK ’N’ ROLL MARATHON: 7 a.m., marathon, half-marathon and relay start at Poydras and Camp streets; 10K starts at St. Charles Avenue and South Maestri Street; all finish at Roosevelt Mall, City Park, New Orleans. www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/new-orleans
  • GUIDED HIKES: 9 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Hikes include “Walk in the woods”, “Edible plants” with Donna Caire and “Plant ID history and culture” with Rod Downie. $5 or free to members. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@northlakenature.org
  • KING CAKE FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Champion Square at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, LaSalle Street, New Orleans. Music, costume contests, tastings from several local establishments and voting for the best. Benefits babies and children at Ochsner. www.kingcakefestival.org

WEDNESDAY

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. By museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288 or nationalww2museum.org
  • NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 1 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A two-hour walk in the woods and light exercise (985) 626-1238
  • BOOK SIGNING: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, 631 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Nationally recognized authority on Mardi Gras Arthur Hardy will sign his new book, “Mardi Gras in New Orleans.” There will be king cake, coffee and wine. tubbyandcoos.com

WEDNESDAY-JAN. 30

  • NEW ORLEANS COMEDY AND ARTS FESTIVAL: La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Prices vary. nolacomedy.com or (504) 231-7011

THURSDAY

  • AN AFTERNOON WITH WYES: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., home of Jennifer and Fred Heebe, 5531 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A “Downton Abbey”-inspired tea to celebrate the contributions of WYES in the New Orleans community. Attendees are encouraged to wear era-themed costumes. $100. The patron champagne reception will precede at 2 p.m. $175. (504) 486-5511 or wyes.org

ONGOING

  • CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 519 Julia St., New Orleans. “Collective Memory: Works by Shawne Major,” through Jan. 31. (504) 525-0518 or callancontemporary.com
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “Andrew Jackson: Hero of New Orleans,” through March 29. “Recent Acquisitions in Louisiana Art, 2010-2014,” through May 2. (504) 523-4662
  • THE JOAN MITCHELL CENTER: 1000 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. “JMC@Prospect.3” exhibit to showcase biennial artists Akosua Adoma Owusu, Firelei Báez, Los Jaichackers and Remy Jungerman. Ends Sunday. joanmitchellfoundation.org
  • 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. nationalww2museum.org

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose