FRIDAY

  • REGINA CARTER AFTER PARTY: 11 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. An art and performance series dedicated to the advancement and preservation of New Orleans’ multicultural artisan community. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorcacno.org

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • ‘THE BOOK OF MORMON’: 8 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the good word. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorsaengernola.com Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color
  • MALPASO DANCE COMPANY: 8 p.m., New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Lupin Theatre, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. This immaculately technical group brings a program of sleek contemporary ballets by international stars. nobadance.com

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. Food demo by Springs of Life and music provided by Cat and Eddie.
  • NEED TO FEED 5K: 8:30 a.m., St. Charles United Methodist Church, 1905 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan. Help raise awareness of the hungry in St. Charles Parish. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Coloreventbrite.com
  • SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE’S MUSEUM DAY: 10 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. An annual celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge. smithsonian.com/museumday
  • EGG HUNT AND FAMILY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Bring family for a fun-filled day featuring egg hunts, a petting zoo, spacewalks, face painting and crafts activities. noma.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 and collectibles.
  • SECOND TURTLE PARADE: 11 a.m., Brennan’s, 417 Royal St., New Orleans. March along with the Krewe of Turtles in the “slowest second-line on earth” as they parade along the streets of the Vieux Carre and return to their home in the restaurant’s courtyard pool. Avery Kyle, of Baton Rouge, the second-place finalist on FOX’s “MasterChef Junior” is junior marshal, while the grand marshal is Haley Bittermann, Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group’s executive chef. brennansneworleans.com

SUNDAY

  • TALENT SHOWCASE: 2 p.m., Tulane University’s Dixon Hall. 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Junior Philharmonic Society concert showcases talents of young dancers, instrumentalists and vocalists. jrphilnola.org
  • DISTORTEDD P(ART)Y NOLA CURATED BY BLVD ETIQUETTES: 3 p.m., Axiom Art Gallery, 4613 Freret St., New Orleans. Local artists will exhibit and participate in live painting.

NEW ORLEANS FASHION WEEK KICKOFF PARTY: 6 P.M., THE SAINT HOTEL, 931 CANAL ST., NEW ORLEANS. TICKETS ARE $15 IN ADVANCE AND $20 AT THE DOOR. TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOREVENTBRITE.COM

TUESDAY

  • BOOK SIGNING: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Suzanne Heagy will discuss and sign her book, “Love Lets Us Down.”

LEVI THE POET: 7:30 P.M., VINTAGE ARTS CENTER, 4523 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. A MULTIMEDIA CONCERT THAT FEATURES SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCES. EVENTBRITE.COM

WEDNESDAY

  • ART IN BLOOM — ARTFUL ENTERTAINING: 6 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. An event showcasing more than 100 exhibitors of spectacular floral designs.
  • ‘TAMING OF THE SHREW’: 7 p.m., New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Lupin Theatre, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Experience Shakespeare in this modern take set in the Bywater. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Coloreventbrite.com

‘THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI’: 7 P.M., CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER, 900 CAMP ST., NEW ORLEANS. SEE A SCREENING OF THE BILL SIEGEL DOCUMENTARY. TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORCACNO.ORG

ONGOING

  • ‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. An eclectic group of six teens compete for the spelling bee. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Tickets are $40 for adults, $38 for seniors ages 65 and up, and $36 for students/active military. Show will run through March 20. rivertowntheaters.com

AFRICAN DRUMMING WITH LUTHER GRAY: 4 p.m., George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Learn the African drumming tradition in New Orleans. Runs through April 20.

‘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.

Chinese Lantern Festival: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. See dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays. Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. For information, visit cityparkpresentschinalights.com, or call (504) 482-4888. Runs through May 1.

Hands-on History Lesson: Chalmette National Cemetery, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. A hands-on opportunity for the public to learn about and support the fascinating layers of history at the cemetery. Through April 1. nps.gov/jela

MARDI GRAS INDIAN BEADWORK WITH CHIEF HOWARD MILLER: George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Learn how to design and create beadwork patches suitable for a Mardi Gras Indian “suit.” All beads and other supplies will be provided. Runs through April 20.

‘Mitchell Lonas — Convergence’: 10 a.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Mitchell Lonas distills the beauty and complexity of the natural world by exploring 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

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.org

‘Orpheus Descending’: University of New Orleans — Robert E. Nims Theatre, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. See Tennesee Williams’ re-imaganing of the Orpheus myth. Runs Friday through April 3. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorsouthernrep.com

Tulane Contemporary Glass Exhibit: 6 p.m., The St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. View works from professors, graduate students and former students of the glass art program at Tulane. Through April 2.

War of 1812 Quilt Challenge Exhibit: 9 a.m., Chalmette Battlefield Visitor Center, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. An international traveling exhibit of quilts from the Great Seaways Trail War of 1812 Quilt Challenge. Free. Through March 31. nps.gov/jela

Compiled by Marchaund Jones