- SIPPIN’ IN SEERSUCKER: 6 p.m., Shops At Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans. Food, entertainment and sartorial sights to greet the summer and benefit the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. $55, $35 members. (504) 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org.
- MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: 7:30 p.m., Marquette Theatre, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Loyola University New Orleans’ ongoing celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Tickets are $12 general admission and $8 admission for seniors and Loyola students, faculty and staff. montage.loyno.edu
- 20TH ANNUAL GREAT LOUISIANA BIRDFEST: 6:15 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. BirdFest trips will visit varied habitat including swamps, wetlands, pine savanna, and hardwoods of southeast Louisiana. http:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color//northlakenature.org/birdfest/Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color
- “THE GOLDEN GIRLS LIVE!”: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theatre for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia are back on stage. Only this time, they’re live — for three nights. Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman, Kevin Murphy and Kyle Daigrepont star. The three-episode staging is adult. . $26. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St.
- POETS FOR ART: 10 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park. Workshop for students in grades 6-12 with museum collection as inspiration. (504) 658-4199. noma.org
- CHALMETTE BATTLEFIELD: 10 a.m., Regency Home Economics, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Features living history volunteers sharing the skills required for everyday living in the War of 1812 era: sewing, candlemaking, spinning, outdoor cooking and more. Free.
CRAWFEST: 11 A.M., L.B.C. AND NEWCOMB QUADS, TULANE UNIVERSITY, 6823 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. ANNUAL MUSIC, FOOD AND ARTS FESTIVAL LOCATED IN THE HEART OF TULANE UNIVERSITY’S UPTOWN CAMPUS. $10, TULANE STUDENTS, UNDER 12, FREE. CRAWFEST.TULANE.EDU
ART OF THE BOOK: 7 P.M., MAKER SPACE STUDIO, 2723 S. BROAD ST., NEW ORLEANS. WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL ART OF THE BOOK, A LOCAL COMPETITION IN WHICH RECYCLED MATERIALS ARE INTERPRETED INTO BOOKS, WILL BE HONORED AT A RECEPTION. $10. MEMBERS MAY PURCHASE TICKETS FOR $5 IN ADVANCE. ARTOFTHEBOOKNOLA.WORDPRESS.COM/
- A RUN THROUGH HISTORY: 7:30 a.m., Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. One-mile and 5K race through the historic cemetery to benefit Save Our Cemeteries. $35 registration. saveourcemeteries.org./a-run-through-history-2016
- PINCH-A-PALOOZA FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., 1716 Lake Ave., New Orleans. Music, art, crawfish eating contests and more are on tap at Deanie’s Seafood. pinchapalooza.com
- SERENADE TO MUSIC — SONGS NEAR AND FAR: 3 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A two-hour concert, the Loyola choirs will perform choral music with texts from Shakespeare.
- DAVID CROSS — MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN: 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross will bring his “Making America Great Again” tour to New Orleans.
- ARTIST TALK WITH VERA LUTTER: 6:30 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Vera Lutter will present a lecture on her work over the past ten years, exploring her unusual technique and her fascination with the subjects that she depicts in her monumental photographs.
- THE 18TH ANNUAL JAZZ & HERITAGE GALA: 7 p.m., Hilton Riverside Hotel, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans. This year’s performers will be the legendary R&B group The O’Jays, plus a star-studded tribute to the late Allen Toussaint. Tickets are $550 each, or $5,500 for a table of 10. https://501auctions.com/jazzfest/tickets?type=1213
THE PLAY’S THE THING — SCENES PROGRAM TRIBUTE TO SHAKESPEARE: 7:30 P.M., NUNEMAKER AUDITORIUM, 6363 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. THIS TRIBUTE TO SHAKESPEARE WILL FEATURE READINGS FROM SEVERAL OF SHAKESPEARE’S FAMOUS PLAYS, AS WELL AS A WIDE VARIETY OF OPERATIC AND BROADWAY STAGED ADAPTATIONS OF THOSE WORKS. TICKETS ARE $10 GENERAL ADMISSION, $5 ADMISSION FOR SENIORS AND LOYOLA STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF.
- “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
- VOICES OF PROGRESS — TWENTY WOMEN WHO CHANGED NEW ORLEANS: 9:30 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. THNOC examines the stories of 20 women who helped shaped the city through photographs, letters, diaries and personal effects. On Display through Sept. 11.
Compiled by Marchaund Jones