FRIDAY

  • ZOO-TO-DO FOR KIDS: 5 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Patron Party at 5 p.m. Early admission at 5:30 p.m., general admission at 6:30 p.m. and the party continues until 9 p.m. Live entertainment by the Super Stars and beverages and snacks, giant inflatables, arcade games, magicians, strolling performers, face painters, sing-along groups, games and crafts. $20 and up. auduboninstitute.org
  • ‘THE NEW BLACK’: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Documentary telling the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. A panel discussion will follow the film. Free. (504) 569-9070.
  • COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., downtown Covington. Car show and block party. covla.com

VANGUARD COLLEGE FUNRAISING GALA: 7 P.M., CRYSTAL PLANTATION, 2716 INDIANA AVE., KENNER. AN EVENING OF HORS D’OEUVURS, DRINKS AND ENTERTAINMENT BY VANGUARD’S OWN RUBY MOON. EVENT WILL INCLUDE A SILENT AUCTION WITH ALL PROCEEDS BENEFITTING 11 NATIONAL CHARITIES. THIS YEAR, A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS RAISED DURING FUNRAISING SEASON WILL GO TOWARD THE LOCAL ORGANIZATION THE NEW ORLEANS MISSION, BENEFITTING THOSE IN NEED. (504) 212-3321, EXT. 107

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • JENNIFER PAGAN’S ‘SHOEBOX LOUNGE’: 8 p.m., Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. General admission, $12; students with ID, $10. theshadowboxtheatre.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • ‘THE ANDREWS BROTHERS’: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday, The Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. It’s 1943 in the South Pacific and The Andrews Sisters headline the big USO show. When a flu outbreak quarantines the women, stagehands Max, Lawrence and Patrick, along with pin-up girl Peggy Jones, hatch a plan to save the day. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org
  • ‘THE LITTLE LAMB WHO CRIED WOLF’: 7 p.m., Thursday-Sunday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Presented by Delgado Community College Theatre Department. Inspired by Aesop’s fable, the play tells the story of Savannah, a ewe that feels disenfranchised being “just another sheep.” General admission, $10; DCC students and faculty, $8; ages 15 and younger, $5. (504) 671-6360
  • ‘THE GOLDEN GIRLS RETURN’: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, Mid City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $30. (504) 488-1460
  • ‘KISS ME KATE’: 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. (985) 641-0324
  • ‘REFLECTIONS 2’: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Anthony Bean Community Theater & Acting School, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Adults, $20; students and seniors, $18. (504) 862-7529 or anthonybeantheater.com

SATURDAY

LAST SATURDAYS AT THE FARM STAND: 9 A.M.-NOON, GROW DAT YOUTH FARM, CITY PARK, 150 ZACHARY TAYLOR DRIVE, NEW ORLEANS. MARKET FEATURING FRESH PRODUCE, ICED TEA MADE WITH MINT FROM THE FARM, BAKED GOODS, AND MUSIC. FREE. (504) 598-2743 OR SARAH@GROWDATYOUTHFARM.ORG

  • PARTY FOR THE PLANET: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Audubon Aquarium, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Live animal presentations, keeper talks, environmental activities and more. $22.50, adults; $16, children; and $17, seniors. auduboninstitute.org
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Palmer Park, intersection of South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues, New Orleans. Featuring between 75 and 135 local and regional artisans, including painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, printmaking, clothing and soap. Entertainment, food and beverages and a kids tent with a show and activities. nola.gov
  • GLADIATOR COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIPS: 7 p.m., Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. Mixed martial arts. $25, adults; $15, children. (985) 781-3650

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

  • AUDITIONS FOR RIVERTOWN THEATERS 2014-15 SEASON: 4 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Auditions for “Shrek the Musical,” Sept. 12-27; “A Christmas Carol,” Dec. 5-21; and “The Will Rogers Follies,” Jan. 16-31. Vocal auditions by appointment only. Prepare 32 bars of music and bring copy in proper key, accompanist provided. All ages and abilities needed, tap dancers especially. Roles for children and teens in each show. Headshots, resumes requested. Compensation available for adults in “Carol” and “Will Rogers.” Email boxoffice@rivertowntheaters.com or call (504) 461-9475 to schedule. rivertowntheaters.com

MONDAY

  • GOSPEL IS ALIVE! CELEBRATION: 10 a.m., Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 2515 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Performances by Rance Allen, Mahalia Jackson Youth Gospel Choir under the direction of Rev. Lois Dejean, Zulu Gospel Ensemble. Sponsored by Gospel Is Alive! Committee and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Free

TUESDAY

  • ‘AMERICAN ROUTES’ LIVE!: 8 p.m. Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., New Orleans. $25-$75. CivicNola.com

WEDNESDAY

  • VICTORY BELLES’ ‘SPIRIT OF AMERICA’: 11:45 a.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Featuring a potpourri of songs from the Great American Song Book. Includes dining by Chef John Besh and the American Sector restaurant. $40. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org

ONGOING

  • ‘SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT! THE BOSWELL SISTERS OF NEW ORLEANS’: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St. Exhibition on view through Oct. 26. Gallery hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Tuesday-Saturday and 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. hnoc.org or (504) 523-4662

irish cultural museum: 933 Conti St., New Orleans. “Jewellery Box - Irish Hidden Gems,” works by Irish photographer Daragh Muldowney on view through May 24. The artist will discuss the program 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday. icmnola.com

Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn