FRIDAY

  • COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., downtown Covington. covla.com

FRIDAY-MAY 17

  • “BOUDIN - THE NEW ORLEANS MUSIC PROJECT”: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays, 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 southernrep.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 31

  • “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 www.stagedoorcanteen.org

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demo by chefs Nannette Schoenewe and Charlene LeJeune. Music by Amedee Frederick, The Creole Man. (985) 892-1873 or covingtonfarmersmarket.org
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Gallery Orange, 819 Royal St., New Orleans. “Primitive and patterns,” a two-man show featuring Lyle Carbajal and Jill Ricci. The exhibition consists of new mixed media works. gallery-orange.com

SUNDAY

  • KAYAKING THE BAYOU: 10 a.m., noon and 4 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. An introductory trip down Bayou Castine in a kayak with Massey’s Professional Outfitter David Woodard. $5. (985) 626-1238 or northlakenature.org

MONDAY

  • NEW ORLEANS NAVY WEEK PRESENTATION: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. The program will feature two lectures moderated by Cyril Lagnavec, who teaches at Jesuit High School and the US Naval College. William H. Forman, professor at the Naval War College in New Orleans, will open the program with his talk “The 1814 Battle of Lake Borgne: Prelude to Victory,” and Jason Wiese, associate director of THNOC’s Williams Research Center, will follow with his presentation, “United States versus Andrew Jackson: The Fight over Martial Law in New Orleans.” Free. (504) 523-4662 or hnoc.org

WEDNESDAY

  • SCORE FOR UNITY WORLD PREMIERE: 7 p.m., Lupin Hall, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St. Composer Michael Rihner conducts the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Jazz Ensemble. The work will be accompanied by narration by a Chalmette Battlefield park ranger. On display at the performances will be an exhibit on the Battle of New Orleans created by graduate students of the University of New Orleans history department and Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies. Free. (504) 589-4841, (504) 281-0510 or nps.gov

THURSDAY

  • ODYSSEY JAZZ BRUNCH & SECOND LINE PARADE: 8 a.m. brunch, 9 a.m. sponsor concert, 10 a.m. public performance, NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Featuring performances by Terence Blanchard and Poncho Sanchez. noma.org

ONGOING

  • 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:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Recent Works,” both through June 7.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Admission: $8-$10. (504) 528-3805 or cacno.org/en-mas
  • GALLERY ORANGE: 819 Royal St., New Orleans. “Primitive and patterns”, a two-man show featuring Lyle Carbajal and Jill Ricci. The exhibition consists of new mixed media works. Through May 5. gallery-orange.com
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “Recent Acquisitions in Louisiana Art, 2010-2014,” through Saturday, May 2. “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 www.lemieuxgalleries.com

  • 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. martinechaissongallery@gmail.com
  • 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
  • NEWCOMB ART GALLERY: Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans. “Degas: The Private Impressionist,” through May 24, closed Mondays. (504) 865-5328 or www.newcombartgallery.tulane.edu. Free admission.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Mark Steinmetz: South,” through May 10. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.org
  • 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