- STORYWALK: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. An interactive storytime with a nature walk. Free. northlakenature.org
- PASS IT ON OPEN MIC: 8 p.m., The Building at 1427 OC Haley, 1427 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. An exhibition of visual and performance art. Free. Bar and band tips suggested. facebook.com/events/1444610849185555/
- VERDI REQUIEM: 7:30 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, 16333 La. 1085, Covington, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St. (Louis Armstrong Park), New Orleans. $20-$99 (504) 523-6530 or https://lpomusic.com
- “DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS”: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A production based on the 1988 film. RivertownTheatres.com
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 31
- “ON THE AIR, THE LIVE BROADCAST MUSICAL”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show Sundays, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org
- “MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG”: Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Traveling backwards through time, the production traces the friendship of composer Franklin Shepad and his two best friends through each defining moment of their lives. (504) 522-2081 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demonstration and music. (985) 892-1873 or covingtonfarmersmarket.org
TANK AND THE BANGAS BACKYARD HANGOUT: 8 P.M., 1032 ST. MAURICE ST., NEW ORLEANS. OPEN MIC AND PERFORMANCES BY CAREN GREEN AND T-RAY THE VIOLINIST. TO BENEFIT THE BAND’S TRIP TO LONDON. TICKETS REQUIRED. TATBHANGOUT.EVENTBRITE.COM
- KAYAKING THE BAYOU: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. An introductory trip down Bayou Castine directed by Massey’s Professional Oufitter David Woodard. Reservations required. Free, members; $5, non-members. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@northlakenature.org
- BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS AND THE BACK TRAILS HIKE: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Light breakfast and a hike. Reservations required. Free, members; $5, non-members. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@northlakenature.org
- LECTURE: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. In conjunction with the exhibition “Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808-1865,” Mary Niall Mitchell will present a lecture titled “Finding Rebecca; or, How an Enslaved Girl from New Orleans Became an Abolitionist Icon.” Free, but reservations required. (504) 523-4662 or email@example.com
- “ROBIN HOOD - THIEF, BRIGAND”: 7 p.m., Sculture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans. NOMA and The NOLA Project present the one-of-a-kind production of the age-old tale by playwright Andrew Vaught. The transformable garden will be the set of the English Sherwood Forest where the famed thief and his band of merry men rob from the rich, give to the poor, and find themselves embroiled in the most dastardly escape plan imaginable. $14-$20. noma.org.
- CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. “‘EN MAS’ - Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean,” exhibit exploring the influences of Carnival on contemporary performance practices in the Caribbean, North America and Europe; and “Radcliffe Bailey: Recent Works,” both through June 7. “Here’s To,” a teen arts exhibit, through May 31. Admission: $8-$10. (504) 528-3805 or cacno.org/en-mas
- HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long,” an exhibit of more than 140 documents, maps, objects and photographs from THNOC’s holdings, including several new, never-before-exhibited items. Through Oct. 11. (504) 523-4662
LeMieux Galleries: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. “Mystery of Memory,” Carolyn McAdams’ oil on panel miniature paintings of surrealist landscapes, through May 30. (504) 522-5682 or lemieuxgalleries.com
Martin Lawrence Gallery New Orleans: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. “Modern Masters,” an exhibit of original works by Picasso, Chagall, Miró, Dalí and others. Through June 8. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. (504) 299-9055 or martinlawrence.com
- MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY: 727 Camp St., New Orleans. “Happy Dogs” by JT Blatty, an exhibition of 20 metal prints of night landscapes illuminated by the moving lights of happy, playing dogs. 10 percent of sales to benefit Animal Rescue New Orleans. Through May 30. firstname.lastname@example.org
- NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “From Barbed Wire to Battlefields, Japanese American Experiences in WWII” exhibit. “Manufacturing Victory - The Arsenal of Democracy.” The exhibit examines how the unprecedented drive of great leaders and industry brought America out of the Great Depression and united citizens on the homefront. Through May 31. nationalww2museum.org
- NEWCOMB ART GALLERY: Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans. “Degas: The Private Impressionist,” through Sunday. (504) 865-5328 or newcombartgallery.tulane.edu. Free admission.
OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection,” through Nov. 7. “Tina Freeman:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Artist Spaces,” through Sept. 6. “Jim Roche:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Cultural Mechanic,” through July 6. “Tennessee Williams:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color The Playwright and the Painter,” through May 31. (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,” an exhibition focusing on artists Helen Clark Warren and John Scheffler, both of whom lived and worked in New York, but were a generation apart. Through Dec. 4, 2016.
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose