Advocate file photo by Pam Bordelon -- Actor and social activist Danny Glover will speak at the #Blackjobsmatter MLK Day Summit on Monday on the Southern University New Orleans campus.


  • MLK JAZZ JOURNEY CONCERT: 6 p.m., Lawless Memorial Chapel, Dillard University campus. A King tribute program with speakers and performances by the Dillard University Choir, The New Orleans Nu Legends and Jonathan Butler. Free.


  • “MAMMA MIA!”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. $35 and up.!


  • “THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES”: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A presentation of the Tony award-winning musical that focuses on the life and career of famed humorist and performer Will Rogers. $27, adults; $35, seniors; $32, students and active military. (504) 461-9475 or


  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873 or


  • USA DANCE CHAPTER 5031 DANCE: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie.. There will be a surprise guest instructor and a free dance lesson from 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. $10, members; $12, for non members, and $5, students. (504) 607-1041
  • LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING CONCERT: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. A community-sing featuring African-American liberation music and freedom and healing songs from the civil rights era. Free. (504) 569-9070 or


  • MLK PEACE WEEK DAY OF SERVICE: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Loyola University campus. A program of Dillard, Tulane, Loyola and Xavier universities. The theme is “New Faces to the Dream.”
  • #BLACKJOBSMATTER MLK DAY SUMMIT: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Southern University New Orleans campus. A summit and career fair with cultural expressions and childrens’ events. Actor Danny Glover will be the keynote speaker.


  • MATTHEW POLENZANI RECITAL: 8 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University campus. A presentation of the New Orleans Friends of Music featuring acclaimed tenor Matthew Polenzani accompanied by pianist Julius Drake. A catered reception to follow. $35. (504) 895-0690 or


  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. By museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288 or
  • NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 1 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A two-hour walk in the woods and light exercise (985) 626-1238
  • OPEN AUDITIONS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., NOLA SPACES, Studio 4, 1719 Toledano St., New Orleans. Auditions for the upcoming production “BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project” presented by Southern Rep Theatre to run April 15-May 17.


  • CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 519 Julia St., New Orleans. “Collective Memory: Works by Shawne Major,” through Jan. 31. (504) 525-0518 or
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “Andrew Jackson: Hero of New Orleans,” through March 29. (504) 523-4662

The Joan Mitchell Center: 1000 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. “JMC@Prospect.3” exhibit to showcase biennial artists Akosua Adoma Owusu, Firelei Báez, Los Jaichackers and Remy Jungerman. Ends Jan. 25.

National World War II Museum: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “From Barbed Wire to Battlefields, Japanese American Experiences in WWII” exhibit. “Manufacturing Victory - The Arsenal of Democracy.” The exhibit examines how the unprecedented drive of great leaders and industry brought America out of the Great Depression and united citizens on the homefront. Through May 31.

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose