- POETRY WALK: 5:30 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Walk the trails while reading poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. Free to the public.
- ZOO-TO-DO FOR KIDS: 6:30 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Zoo fundraiser with children’s activities, entertainment and food. $25, general public; $20, members; $40, early admission. (504) 861-6160 or audubonnatureinstitute.org/ztdk
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. Food demo by Becky Cortez and Lisa Pate of The Purple Seed and music provided by Three Rivers Cooperative.
- KAYAKING THE BAYOU: Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A fun-filled introductory trip down Bayou Castine in a kayak with David Woodard. $5, members; $10, non-members.
- SAINTS DRAFT SUPER BOIL:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color 11 a.m.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color to 2 p.m., Saints Practice Facility, 5800 Airline Drive, New Orleans. Food, live music and appearances by current and former Saints during NFL draft. Proceeds benefit American Red Cross and the Saints Hall of Fame. $20, adults; $15, 13 and younger. (504) 731-1700 or neworleanssaints.com/fan-zone
- “MY WAY — A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Saturday, 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show Sunday, BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. This review of an American icon features more than 30 of Frank Sinatra’s most famous songs performed by a quartet accompanied by the Museum’s Victory Trio. $30 and up. (504) 528-1943 or nationalww2museum.org
- JUNIOR PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY CONCERT: 2 p.m., Tulane University’s Dixon Hall, 104 Dixon Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans. The group will present its 274th performance featuring the talents of 13 young dancers, instrumentalists and vocalists from throughout the Greater New Orleans area. www.jrphilnola.org
- GIVENOLA DAY FASHION SHOW AND MOTHER’S DAY HAT CONTEST: 6 p.m., St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, 7100 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Wear a beautiful hat to celebrate GiveNOLA Day and you could win a great prize. www.eventbrite.com
- NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 1 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Visit swamps, ponds, bayous, hardwood forests and pineland habitats.
- BLACK-TIE GALA: 6:30 p.m., The Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. The Historic New Orleans Collection celebration of 50 years, with music and food. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color$175Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color and up per person. www.hnoc.org or (504) 523-4662
- “DON QUIXOTE”: 7 p.m., Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. The NOLA Project mounts a new production of the tale of the Spanish knight and his practical sidekick Sancho Panza and their hilarious adventures through life. $24, general public; $18, backstage pass holders, museum members and students. (504) 302-9117 or nolaproject.com
- “ADAM PENDLETON — BECOMING IMPERCEPTIBLE”: Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. The exhibition frames the artist’s oeuvre as a complex dialogue between culture and system. On display through June 16. cacno.org
- CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. See dozens of colorful lighted displays created at City Park by a team of 100 artisans and technical staff. $18, adults; $12, children 3 to 12, free, children under 3. cityparkpresentschinalights.com or (504) 482-4888. Event will run through Sunday.
- “AT HOME AND AT WAR NEW ORLEANS, 1914–1919” EXHIBITION: The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. This exhibition displays the various sentiments throughout the city with letters, newspapers, film reels and records. Free. Through May 7.
- “AWASH WITH COLOR — SELDOM-SEEN WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS BY LOUISIANA ARTISTS, 1789–1989”: The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Features some of the institution’s extensive holdings in watercolors. Free. Through May 21.
- JOSÉ-MARÍA CUNDÍN — THE BASQUE REVIEW: Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. This imaginative and insightful suite of oil paintings speaks in a mysterious visual vocabulary that is at once abstract and familiar. Runs through May 30.
- MERRY AS THE DAY IS LONG — SHAKESPEARE’S HAND IN NEW ORLEANS: 9:30 a.m., THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. The exhibition features original designs, such as Momus’s 1878 float inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Hermes’s Lady Macbeth tribute from its 1949 parade. Other items on display will include materials relating to the Shakespeare Club in New Orleans, which had a building at the corner of Canal and Dryades. On display until June 4.
- NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African-American Experiences in World War II” will be shown through May 30. nationalww2museum.org
Teen Art Exhibition — Voice of a New Era: Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. An exploration of culture, identity, politics, and society through the eyes of young people. Runs through Sunday. cacno.org
Voices of Progress — Twenty Women Who Changed New Orleans: 9:30 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. The stories of 20 women who helped shaped the city, through photographs, letters, diaries and personal effects. On display through Sept. 11.
Compiled by Marchaund Jones