FRIDAY

  • 39TH ANNUAL JULIA JUMP: 7 p.m., The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Enjoy New Orleans’ finest food and cocktails, vie for marvelous auction items, and dance the night away.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • ‘THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES’: 7:30 p.m. Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Eve Ensler’s collection of powerful stories, gleaned from 200 interviews with women, comes to life, aimed at bringing awareness to and stopping violence against women and girls. $20, $10 students and seniors. (504) 569-9070. ashecac.org
  • ‘THE KITCHEN WITCHES’: 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. A play about two mature cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years. eventbrite.com

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. Food demo by Lola Deux and music by Lucky Dogs.
  • CHILDREN’S WORLD’S FAIR: 10 a.m, Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., New Orleans. Museum celebrates cultures of Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Scotland, Senegal, Tanzania and Vietnam in daylong trek for children. Prices vary. lcm.org
  • ST. JOSEPH PARADE: 6 p.m., downtown and French Quarter, New Orleans. The Italian American Marching Club’s annual parade starts at Canal and Chartres streets, runs through the Vieux Carre, back to Canal Street and ends at the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center. iamcnola.org
  • DINNER THEATER: 6:30 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. Enjoy dinner and a movie, “The Bickersons,” staring Spud and Maureen McConnell. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Coloreventbrite.com

SUNDAY

  • SPRING CHILDREN’S PARTY: 2 p.m., Opera Guild Home, 2504 Prytania St., New Orleans. Enjoy an interactive opera performance by the MetroPelican Opera, Easter egg hunt, and light refreshments for families. Tickets are $10 for children ages 2-10 and $15 for adults.

TUESDAY

  • SONGS FROM THE WAR YEARS — MUSIC IN NEW ORLEANS DURING WORLD WAR I: 6:30 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. A lecture and musical performance presented in conjunction with the exhibition “At Home and at War: New Orleans, 1914–1919.” hnoc.org

WEDNESDAY

  • BOOK DISCUSSION: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Peter Finney Jr., will discuss his new book, “The Best of Peter Finney: Legendary New Orleans Sportswriter.”

THURSDAY

  • CELEBRATING JACKSON DAY — A FRANCOPHONE PERSPECTIVE ON THE WAR OF 1812: 1 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. An afternoon of talks exploring the history and traditions of Jackson Day. hnoc.org

ONGOING

  • ‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. An eclectic group of six teens compete for the spelling bee. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Tickets are $40 for adults, $38 for seniors ages 65 and up, and $36 for students/active military. Show will run through Sunday. rivertowntheaters.com

‘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.

Chinese Lantern Festival: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. See dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays. Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. For information, visit cityparkpresentschinalights.com, or call (504) 482-4888. Runs through May 1.

‘Mitchell Lonas — Convergence’: 10 a.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Mitchell Lonas distills the beauty and complexity of the natural world by exploring 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

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

‘Orpheus Descending’: University of New Orleans — Robert E. Nims Theatre, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. See Tennesee Williams’ re-imaganing of the Orpheus myth. Runs Friday through April 3. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorsouthernrep.com Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color

Tulane Contemporary Glass Exhibit: 6 p.m., The St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. View works from professors, graduate students and former students of the glass art program at Tulane. Through April 2.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones