- FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot. Lecture on “Transactions, Successions, Letters, Etc. from the Butler-Greenwood Plantation;” Artful Palate with Chef Chris Monteo. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
- “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” AT DINNER AND A ZOOVIE: 6 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Picnic or purchase food, plus events at the zoo. Screening at 8:15. $5 for movie; $10 movie and entrance to Cool Zoo water area.
- LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: 7 p.m., Belfort Mansion, 2618 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Benefit for Lighthouse Louisiana with food, cocktails and dancing at home of Jim Perrier and Jim Ashbee. $100. (504) 899-4501.
- SUNSET AT THE LANDING CONCERT: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Columbia Street in Covington. The concert is free and all are encouraged to bring chairs and refreshments. The event is sponsored by the Heritage Bank of Covington, the City of Covington and the Covington Farmers Market. This month’s show features Sweet Olive String Band, followed by Orphic Observance.
- ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues). The market features arts and crafts vendors plus food, music and a kids tent. (504) 523-1465. artsneworleans.org.
- SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., French Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Weekly market featuring produce, seafood, preserves, breads and baked goods. (504) 522-2621. frenchmarket.org.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
- WALK 4 RECOVERY: 8 a.m., Festival Grounds, City Park, 1701 Wisner Blvd., New Orleans. Annual 5K walk/run to benefit work with substance abuse. Event includes food, entertainment, health fair, kids’ zone and speakers. (504) 228-7462.
- “WALK IN THE WOODS,” “MEDICINAL PLANTS WITH DONNA CAIRE” AND “PLANT I.D. WITH ROD DOWNIE”: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. On a guided hike through the diverse ecosystem, you will discover the many varieties of our native plants. The “Four Seasons” Tree ID Program aims to enable participants to identify native trees and shrubs year round. Each session highlights seasonal features which are often unique to individual species. Free for members, non-members $5.00. Call (985) 626-1238.
CANDY LAND BALL: 5 P.M., FEDERAL CITY AUDITORIUM, 2485 GUADALCANAL ST., NEW ORLEANS. FUNDRAISER FOR CONFETTI KIDS ORGANIZATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS. COSTUME BALL FOR CHILDREN AND SILENT AUCTION. $25 ADULTS IN ADVANCE, $30 DOOR. $10 CHILDREN 3 AND UP ADVANCE, $12 DOOR. CANDYLANDBALL.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM.
OPENING NIGHT — THE LPO’S RETURN TO THE ORPHEUM: 7:30 P.M., ORPHEUM THEATER, 129 ROOSEVELT WAY, NEW ORLEANS. MAESTRO CARLOS MIGUEL PRIETO WILL LEAD THE PERFORMANCE OF MAHLER’S SYMPHONY NO. 2, “RESURRECTION.” SOPRANO SUSANNAH BILLER AND MEZZO SASHA COOKE VOCALIZE WITH NOVA MASTERWORKS AND LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHORALE. (504) 523-6530. LPOMUSIC.COM.
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 North Columbia St., Covington. This week’s market includes a food demo by Lola Deux Food Truck and music by Gina Forsyth at 9:30 a.m. covingtonfarmersmarket.org
- TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS COOKING CLASS: 11 a.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. In-depth look at creating traditional dishes. $40; $35 members. (504) 267-7490.
“GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER — A LIFE”: 6 P.M., OCTAVIA BOOKS, 513 OCTAVIA ST., NEW ORLEANS. CHRISTINA VELLA LAUNCHES HER BOOK ABOUT THE PEANUT WIZARD. (504) 899-7323.
- 5 PRESS GALLERY: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5 Press Gallery, 5 Press St., New Orleans. Runs through November 7th. 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.
“BE A NEW ORLEANIAN — A swearing in ceremony”: 8 p.m., Thursdays to Saturdays, through Sept. 26, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Jim Fitzmorris’ comic ride through what it takes to be a citizen of the Crescent City. (504) 638-6326.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans.
- 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.
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. noma.org
- CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER “REVERB PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE”: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. This exhibition runs through Nov. 1 and features local artists exploring 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 cacno.org
- 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.
- HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long” runs through Oct. 11 and is an exhibit of more than 140 documents, maps, objects and photographs from THNOC’s holdings, including several never-before-exhibited items. (504) 523-4662 or hnoc.org
“MARIE ANTOINETTE”: 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 20, Nims Black Box Theatre, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Regional premiere of the play about the French royal who was the reality star of her day. Pre-show dinner available at Press Street Station. $20 and up. (504) 302-9117 or nolaproject.com
- MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. (504) 299-9055 or martinlawrence.com
- MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY: 727 Camp St., New Orleans. “Knocking from Inside,” by Mallory Page, through Sept. 26. martinechaissongallery.com
- 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. 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. The exhibit runs through Dec. 4, 2016.
“THE PRODUCERS”: 8 p.m. Fridays to Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; through Sept. 27, 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The Mel Brooks classic stage and screen musical smash comes to Rivertown under the direction of Ricky Graham to open the playhouse’s season. $36 and up. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.
“Stage Kiss” by Sarah Ruhl: 8 p.m., Thursdays to Saturdays, 3 p.m., on Sundays, through Oct. 10. Ashé Power House, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. A charming play-within-a-play, “Stage Kiss” reveals a frisky insider’s view of how love can unexpectedly happen both on and off the stage. Special Events will include Ladies Night, where lText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Coloradies enjoy a glass of champagne on the house, Sept. 18 and Oct. 2. Tickets can be purchased online at www.southernrep.com
Compiled by Marchaund Jones