- 2015 ANNUAL JOHN T. SCOTT CELEBRATION: Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans. The Scott Celebration will focus on drawing — the figure, traditional processes, non-traditional processes, tool making and more.
- COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m., downtown Covington.
- STAGED READING OF “MADAME THAME’S SPIRIT BAR”: 7 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. A reading of the Harold Ellis Clark play. (504) 569-9070
- “DETROIT”: 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Ashe Power House Theatre, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. In the first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door. $40. southernrep.com
- SHAKESPEARE’S “CYMBELINE”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Lupin Theater, Dixon Hall Annex, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Opening production of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival. $15 and up. (504) 865-5106 or neworleansshakespeare.org
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demonstration by Pat Lester and music by Joe Barbara. (985) 892-1873 or covingtonfarmersmarket.org
LIFE ON PAPER: 10 A.M., NORTHLAKE NATURE CENTER, 23135 U.S. 190, MANDEVILLE. A CREATIVE WORKSHOP SERIES FOR CHILDREN, AGES 9-12, WITH MIA KAPLAN. FREE. (985) 626-1238 OR RUE@NORTHLAKENATURE.ORG
- CITYWIDE AUDITION: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Hosted by Southern Rep Theatre and Mid-City Theatre. The auditions will be attended by local theater companies and independent producers. Children younger than 18 will not be seen. Requirements and audition agendas available. southernrep.com
- MAKING RACE IN THE COURTROOM: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. A lecture by author Kenneth R. Aslakson. Free, but reservations required. (504) 523-4662 or email@example.com
- KAYAKING THE BAYOU: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Presented by Massey’s Professional Outfitter David Woodard. A two-hour guided tour. $5. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@northlakenature.org
- BICYCLING THE BACK TRAILS ABD TIPS TO TRAIL RIDING: 6:15 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Presented by The Bike Path owner David Moeller. $5. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@northlakenature.org
- EXTENDED GALLERY HOURS: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Free admission and extended gallery hours to view the exhibit, “Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808-1865.” (504) 523-4662 or hnoc.org
SPARKS IN THE PARK: 7 P.M.-9 P.M., BOGUE FALAYA PARK, 213 PARK DRIVE, COVINGTON. FIREWORKS AT DUSK. THERE WILL BE FACE PAINTING. (985) 892-1873 OR COVLA.COM
- CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY: 840 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, (504) 895-6130. “Summer Group Exhibition,” work by Cathy Hegman, Bernard Mattox, Beverly Dennis and other gallery artists, through July 28. carolerobinsongallery.com
- HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long,” an exhibit of more than 140 documents, maps, objects and photographs from THNOC’s holdings, including several new, never-before-exhibited items. Through Oct. 11. (504) 523-4662
LeMieux Galleries: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Group exhibition, through July 25. (504) 522-5682 or lemieuxgalleries.com
Martin Lawrence Gallery: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Work by Kerry Hallam, Takashi Murakami, Robert Deyber, René Lalonde, through Tuesday. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. (504) 299-9055 or martinlawrence.com
Martine Chaisson Gallery: 727 Camp St., New Orleans. “Pop Up Show 2015,” group exhibition, through July 18. martinechaissongallery.com
National World War II Museum: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color African American Experiences in World War II,” July 4-May 30, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery. nationalww2museum.org
NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. “Ten Years Gone,” a Hurricane Katrina exhibit featuring work by six contemporary artists exploring the four themes of the show — the passage of time, memory, loss and transformation. Through Sept. 7. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color$10, adults; $8, seniors; $6, children (7-17); free, children under 6 (all times) and for Louisiana residents (with ID) on Wednesdays. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color(504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org
OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection,” through Nov. 7. “Tina Freeman:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Artist Spaces,” through Sept. 6. “Jim Roche:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Cultural Mechanic,” through July 6. (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