- FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art on the spot, music by Yvette Voelker with Josh Paxton, screening of film on Henry Darger, “In the Realms of the Unreal.” (504) 658-4100. noma.org
- A TASTE OF COVINGTON: 7 p.m., Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket, 125 East 21st Ave., Covington. Enjoy food, wine, music and art. Tickets prices start at $50.
- “CABARET”: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The Broadway hit about the Kit Kat Club and its raucous ensemble that takes the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd. saengernola.com
- “DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents this musical adaptation of the 1951 animated classic, complete with Alice, the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and the Queen of Hearts. $25, $20 seniors/military, $15 children. (504) 885-2000. jpas.org
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. Food demo by Coffee Rani and music provided by Joe Manuel.
- “LIFE ON PAPER” CREATIVE WORKSHOP SERIES: 10 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Mia Kaplan will encourage young artists to develop their own point of view while learning different ways of documenting the world around them. northlakenature.org
- PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. More than 40 vendors offer a festive array of creative art, handmade jewelry and crafts, homemade goodies, vintage clothes & collectibles, used books and flea market finds.
“MY SUNSHINE AWAY”: 5:30 P.M., LITTLE GEM SALOON, 445 S. RAMPART ST., NEW ORLEANS. M.O. WALSH LAUNCHES AND SIGNS HIS PAPERBACK ABOUT LIFE AND CRIME IN BATON ROUGE. (504) 899-7323.
“LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE” GALA: 7 P.M., ABITA QUAIL FARM, 23185 LA. 435, ABITA SPRINGS. BENEFIT FOR THE WOMEN’S CENTER FOR HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION, WITH LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION, FOOD, MUSIC, CASH BAR AND FIREWORKS. $65 AND UP. (985) 892-8111. WOMENSCENTERFORHEALING.ORG
- LOUISIANA RAINBOW IRIS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., The New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Horticulture lovers and gardening enthusiasts are invited to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Admission is free. noma.org
- EATMOOR IN BROADMOOR: 5 p.m., Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Food truck fest hosted by Broadmoor Improvement Association. myhousenola.com
- BEST CHEFS OF LOUISIANA AWARDS: 6 p.m., Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter and New Orleans Mission team for award presentation, with food, entertainment, auctions and beverage. $100. acfno.org/the-best-chefs-of-louisiana
- GHOST TOWN TO HAVANA: 7 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Two baseball coaches—in West Oakland and Havana, Cuba—share parallel experiences as they mentor their boys through the toughest of circumstances. $8 general admission, free for CAC & NOFS members. cacno.org
- “ADAM PENDLETON — BECOMING IMPERCEPTIBLE”: 11 a.m., 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 dazzlingly colorful lighted displays created at City Park by a team of 100 artisans and technical staff. Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for children 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. For information, visit cityparkpresentschinalights.com or call (504) 482-4888. Event will run through May 1.
“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.
“Mitchell Lonas — Convergence”: 10 a.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Mitchell Lonas explores the phenomenon of murmurations. Runs through April 22.
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: 11 a.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. An exploration of culture, identity, politics, and society through the eyes of young people. Runs through May 1. cacno.org
Compiled by Marchaund Jones