- ‘RAGTIME THE MUSICAL IN CONCERT’: 7 p.m., NOCCA Riverfront Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Presented by NOCCA, Louisiana’s arts conservatory for high school students. $15. nocca.com
‘ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND’: 7 P.M., SYDNEY AND WALDA BESTHOFF SCULPTURE GARDEN, NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART, 1 COLLINS DIBOLL CIRCLE, CITY PARK, NEW ORLEANS. THE NOLA PROJECT GIVES VIEWERS THE OPTION TO FOLLOW THE RED QUEEN AND HER WALKING STORY, THE CHESHIRE CAT AND HER FAST-MOVING STORY OR THE MAD HATTER AND HIS STATIONARY STORY. $18, ADULTS; $12, MEMBERS, STUDENTS AND CHILDREN AGES 7-17. CHILDREN UNDER 7 NOT PERMITTED. (504) 658-4100.
FRIDAY AND SUNDAY
- ‘YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN’: 8 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $38.50; $36.50, seniors; $33.50, students/active military. rivertowntheaters.com
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
- ‘BENT’: 8 p.m. Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. (504) 488-1460.
- ‘THE ANDREWS BROTHERS’: 6 p.m Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. Sunday, The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. It’s 1943 in the South Pacific and The Andrews Sisters headline the big USO show. But when a flu outbreak quarantines the girls, stagehands Max, Lawrence and Patrick, along with pin-up girl Peggy Jones, hatch a plan to save the day. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org
- ‘ALMOST, MAINE’: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Playmakers Theater, 1916 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington. $15, adults; $10, students. (985) 893-1671.
- ‘DRIVING MISS DAISY’: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Bayou Playhouse, 101 Main St., Lockport. Through June 1. Admission: $23, advance; $25, door. (888) 992-2968 or bayouplayhouse.com.
- BOOK SIGNING: 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Regina Charboneau discusses and signs “Mississippi Current Cookbook: A Culinary Journey Down America’s Greatest River.” (504) 895-2266.
- PETER MAX — HOMAGE TO COLOR: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Angela King Gallery, 241 Royal St., New Orleans. Appearance by the artist in conjunction with his exhibit at the gallery through June 23. Pre-registration required. (504) 524-8211 or angelakinggallery.com
- TRIBUTE TO THE CHOREOGRAPHY OF HARVEY HYSELL: 7:30 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall at Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The program includes Grand Faux Pas, La Favorite and selections from Coppelia, all of which were choreographed by the late Harvey Hysell. $20, adults; $15, seniors, military and students; $10 for children. (504) 897-5505.
- SWAP MEET NOLA: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Margaret’s, 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. New animal-friendly, mini-enterprise sponsored by the Humane Society of Louisiana offers items from more than 30 local vendors that range from original artwork, to indigenous plants to handmade organic/vegan soaps, lotions and shampoos. Proceeds from some of the market’s sales will help support the Humane Society humane programs around the state. swapmeetnola.com
- MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS AT CHALMETTE BATTLEFIELD: 12:30 p.m., Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Hosted by VFW Post 3798, the event will include a color guard, bagpiper and recognition of the 150th anniversary of the cemetery. The visitor center will be open Monday. Volunteers are needed to place and remove flags at the 15,000-plus headstones. Flags will be placed 7:30 a.m. Friday and removed 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. (504) 281-0511, ext. 32.
- EMERGENCY CIRCUS KICKOFF CARNIVAL: 4 p.m., The Old Firehouse, 720 Mandeville St., New Orleans. All ages carnival featuring music, games, food, prizes, ponies, and circus acts of inspiration and wonder. The Emergency Circus, an all volunteer-run division of Patch Adams’ Gesundheit Institute, is throwing the Kickoff Carnival to raise funds for their spring “Tour to the Rescue.” Admission is by donation ($5-$20). (520) 405-7814.
- NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM MEMORIAL DAY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Performance at 10:30 a.m. by the Marine Corps Quintet, outside US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center. 11 a.m., Memorial Day Ceremony at the pavilion. 3 p.m., Memorial Day National Moment of Silence & Bell-Ringing at the pavilion. (504) 528-1944, ext. 315 or nationalww2museum.org
- CITY PUTT FIRST ANNIVERSARY: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Everyone who plays one course will receive a coupon to play a second course for free. The event also includes music, games and cake. Barbecue will be available for purchase. (504) 482-4888.
- WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288 or nationalww2museum.org
Victory Belles’ ‘Spirit of America’: 11:45 a.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Red, white and blue celebration featuring a potpourri of songs from the Great American Song Book. Includes dining by Chef John Besh and the American Sector restaurant. $40. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org
Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn