FRIDAY

  • NERD ALERT: 9 p.m., The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A sketch show featuring the comedy duo Pure & Weary (Katherine Biskupic & Leah Frires) playing nerds, weirdos and super freaks of all shapes and sizes. Directed by Jo Scott, this show celebrates the unique and helps you find the dignity you lost in middle school. Tickets are $5.
  • SEAN PATTON: 10:30 p.m., The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Come hear the comic share his experiences with you. Humiliating, endearing, emotional, and hilarious, these are the chronicles of a bedwetter. Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door.
  • Saturday
  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 North Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demo by Ristorante del Porto. Music by Pot Luck String Band.
  • A DAY IN THE COUNTRY: 11 a.m., The River House and Crevasse 22 Sculpture Garden, 8122 Saro Lane, Poydras. Visitors are invited to bring easels, paints, or drawing pads to the beautiful site of the River House and Crevasse 22.
  • COCKTAILS AND BLUES BENEFIT: 6 p.m., Lakefront Airport Terminal, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. The event benefits student activities such as on-site instructional swimming, and the Eleven Eleven Zero Fund, which is designated to develop the school’s outdoor recreational complex.

TUESDAY

  • BRIDGE HOUSE/GRACE HOUSE HOSTS CELEBRITY WAITERS IX: 11 a.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. A fundraising luncheon to benefit a residential addiction treatment program. Tickets start at $75 and are available at bridgehouse.org or call (504) 821-7134.
  • COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Poppy Tooker, author of “Tujaque’s: A Cookbook,” will discuss her book. Free.

WEDNESDAY

  • NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: 7:30 p.m., The Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way. For more information, contact The Saenger Theatre at (504) 525-1052 or visit ticketmaster.comto buy tickets.

ONGOING

  • 5 PRESS GALLERY: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5 Press Gallery, 5 Press St., New Orleans. Brandan Odums brings common themes of his murals into a gallery context. In addition to painting, the exhibition will focus on artworks created on the spray cans used for his street art installations. The exhibit runs through November 7th.

The Katrina Decade “Images of an Altered City”: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres St., New Orleans. The display presents 77 photographs of New Orleans’s ongoing recovery, taken by David G. Spielman, and runs through Jan. 9, 2016. hnoc.org

Exhibition “It’s Only Natural Flora and Fauna in Louisiana Decorative Arts”: THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through Nov. 28. Admission is free. Curator-led tours will take place at noon each Tuesday during the run of the exhibition.

  • THE BOTANICAL GARDEN THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 5 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, New Orleans. Concert series. Gates open at 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Parking is free.
  • 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, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery. nationalww2museum.org

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection” runs through Nov. 7. (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,” focuses on artists Helen Clark Warren and John Scheffler, both of whom lived and worked in New York.

RHINO presents “UPcycle — Reuse, Reconstruct, Reconfigure”: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Rhino Contemporary Craft Company, 333 Canal St., New Orleans. The exhibit will be on view through Nov. 22. The show will feature pieces made by gallery artists in glass, metal, wood, fiber, clay and found objects.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones