New Orleans area calendar for Feb. 5-11, 2016 _lowres

National Archives photo. Members of the Women’s Army Corps’s 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion in England streamlined the mail system in Europe, greatly improving soldiers morale. The photo is part of an exhibit at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans called 'Fight for the Right to Fight — African American Experiences in World War II.' It will run through May 30, 2016.

FRIDAY

  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot artist Tim Young discusses his performance project, “100 Novels.” Music by DJ Marc Stone. noma.org

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demo by Columbia Street Natural Foods and music by James Killeen.
  • PARADIGM GARDENS GUIDED TOUR: 10 a.m., Paradigm Gardens, 1131 S. Rampart St., New Orleans. Learn about Paradigm Gardens’ history, layout, plants and animals.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne Avenues), New Orleans. 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

SUNDAY

  • BACCHUS BASH: noon, Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd., New Orleans. Free block party with live music, LED screens inside for bowl watching and food vendors. VIP tickets available. metronightclubneworleans.com
  • MARDI GRAS FETE: 2 p.m., New Orleans Opera Association, 2504 Prytania St., New Orleans. The Junior Committee of the guild hosts a family-friendly event during the afternoon before the evening parades, including food from Brennan catering, libations and facilities. $27 and up adults; $11.54 child. neworleansopera.org/event/mardi-gras-fete

WEDNESDAY

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Visitors can pick up and try on original and reproduction uniforms and more. Free with museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. nationalww2museum.org

THURSDAY

  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, Victory Drive, New Orleans. Topsy Chapman and the Solid Harmony perform in this series. $10. neworleanscitypark.com

ONGOING

  • ‘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, which are displayed infrequently due to the delicate nature of the medium. Free. Through May 21.
  • GALERIE JOCHEN HEMPEL: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., New Orleans. Features the work of German artists such as Hartwig Ebersbach, Uwe Frauendorf and Gerhard Gäbler. Through Feb. 13.
  • ‘KEY-SOOK GEUM — LIVING ENERGY’: Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Geum weaves delicately shaped webs of gold and black wire with pearl, coral, amber and crystal beads, transforming simple but luxuriant materials into a network of intersecting lines, planes and curves. Through Feb. 27.
  • LOUVIERE + VANESSA — RESONANTIA: A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St., New Orleans. The new series blurs the line between sight and sound by incorporating music, an animated vinyl record, film projections, and abstract photographs.
  • ‘JACQUELINE HUMPHRIES’: Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Composed of entirely new works, the exhibition is the most extensive presentation to date of her silver and blacklight paintings. Through Feb. 28.

‘James Hoff — BRICKING’: Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Hoff’s recent “virus paintings” and sound works exhibit an inevitable development of his engagement with technology, popular and political culture, and the intentional and unintentional disruptions therein. Through Feb. 28.

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

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.org

Compiled by Marchaund Jones