• LOUISIANA’S GREAT OUTDOORS KIDS SUMMER SERIES 2015: 10 a.m.-noon, Botanical Garden, City Park, 1 Palm Dr., New Orleans. Topics and activities will include uncovering the insect world, exploring native animals and food webs, and learning about the importance of coastal wetlands. (504) 483-9470 or
  • “KAYAKING THE BAYOU” WITH MASSEY’S PROFESSIONAL OUTFITTER DAVID WOODARD: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Join the Northlake Nature Center for a fun-filled introductory trip down Bayou Castine in a kayak. Reservations Required. Free for members, $5 for non-members. (985) 626-1238 or
  • 10TH ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS COMMEMORATIVE EVENT KATRINA ARTISTICALLY REVISITED: Noon-midnight, The Theatres at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans. The event includes a Hurricane Katrina mini-film fest, live music, photographs, published books, speakers, podcasts, celebrity Q&A and first responder stories.
  • LOUISIANA LATE NIGHT: 5 p.m.-midnight, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park, New Orleans. $10, adults; $8, seniors; $6, children; free for members. (504) 658-4100, (504) 483-9470 or
  • THE KATRINA 10 COMMEMORATIVE PARADE: 5:15 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The Foundation for Louisiana will co-host a traditional second line parade spanning uptown and downtown New Orleans.



  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 9:30 a.m., 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Music by Alex Owens and John Eubanks. J.R. Bardwell will prepare pastalaya. (985) 892-1873 or
  • MIDSUMMER MARDI GRAS: 6 p.m., Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., New Orleans. The Krewe of O.A.K.’s annual Mid-Year Merriment kicks off at the uptown bar and proceeds to palmer park at Carrollton and Claiborne Avenues.
  • SOUTHERN REP THEATRE ANNOUNCES OPEN AUDITIONS FOR “ORPHEUS DESCENDING”: 3 p.m., University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center, 2000 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans.
  • MOONLIGHT HIKE AND SNOW AND ICE WITH THE SHIVER SHACK: 7:20 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Guides will take you on a two-mile stroll through the site under the moonlight to experience the sights and sounds of the night. Reservations Required. Free for members, $5 for non-members. (985) 626-1238 or


  • SOUTHERN REP THEATRE ANNOUNCES OPEN AUDITIONS FOR “ORPHEUS DESCENDING”: 3 p.m., University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.


  • NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 5:15 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Visit swamps, ponds, bayous, hardwoods forests and habitats. (985) 626-1238 or


  • SCREENWRITER JENNIFER GREMILLION UNVEILS NEW BOOK: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. New Orleans native Jennifer Gremillion will discuss and sign copies of her new book, “Life Storms: Hurricane Katrina.”


  • STREET FAIR DERBY: 12:30 p.m., 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Thursdays and Saturdays Aug. 27th - 29th and Sept. 4th and 5th. Admission to the Street Fare Derby is $15. Advance tickets are $10 and available online.
  • 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE BETSY AND 10TH ANNIVERSARIES OF KATRINA AND RITA: Louisiana State Museum, 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. The exhibit features photographs of the storms’ devastating impact, drawn from the museum’s permanent collection.
  • 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.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM MONTH: New Orleans Museum Month is a collaboration between museums across the Greater New Orleans area. It offers museum members the opportunity to use their membership to allow two people admission to all other participating institutions, free of charge, throughout August.
  • 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.
  • TEENS FREE ADMISSION TO NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: All teenagers receive free admission to NOMA through the end of the year. Pick up your Teen Pass at the museum’s front desk any time during regular hours.
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER “REVERB PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE”: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. This exhibition of local artists explores the evolution of art and artistic practices in New Orleans and its surrounding region over the last decade. Admission is $8-$10. (504) 528-3805 or
  • THE BOTANICAL GARDEN THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 5 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, New Orleans. Concert series. Gates open, 5 p.m.; music, 6 p.m. $10; parking, free.
  • 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 never-before-exhibited items. Through Oct. 11. (504) 523-4662 or
  • LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. “Suspension,” works by Kathryn Hunter of Baton Rouge, through Sept. 12. (504) 522-5682 or
  • MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Paintings, etchings and linocuts by 20th-century masters, including Warhol, Picasso, and Erte. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. (504) 299-9055 or
  • MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY: 727 Camp St., New Orleans. “Knocking from Inside,” by Mallory Page, through Sept. 26.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II,” through May 30, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park, New Orleans. “Ten Years Gone,” a Hurricane Katrina exhibit featuring work by six contemporary artists exploring time, memory, loss and transformation. Through Sept. 7. $10, adults; $8, seniors; $6, children (7-17); free for children under 6 (all times) and for Louisiana residents (with ID) on Wednesdays. (504) 658-4100 or
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection,” through Nov. 7. “Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces,” through Sept. 6. (504) 539-9650 or
  • 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,” focusing on artists Helen Clark Warren and John Scheffler, both of whom lived and worked in New York. Through Dec. 4, 2016.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones