The unique and tantalizing style of Diana Krall comes to the Crescent City for a one-night performance. The jazz vocalist brings her Wallflower Tour to town. $59 and up. 9 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.
One of the city’s headliner events, the Odyssey Ball is the gala to fete the New Orleans Museum of Art. With a backdrop of priceless works, a menu of delectable dishes, Patti Austin and a evening of seeing and being seen, the ball is a gala for a good cause. It also serves as the premiere of “Visions of U.S. — American Art at NOMA.” After party until 1 a.m. $150 and up; $75 after party. 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. (504) 658-4121. noma.org.
boudin, bourbon & beer
Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Foundation celebrates all things Louisiana at Boudin, Bourbon & Beer. The outdoor festival features 40 of the country’s best chefs cooking up their take on boudin, craft brews, bourbon cocktails and live entertainment throughout the evening. The festival benefits the foundation which supports nonprofit organizations that provide culinary, nutrition and arts education with a focus on life skills development programs. $85 and up. 6 p.m., Champions Square, LaSalle Street at the Superdome. boudinbourbonandbeer.com.
Friday and Sunday
Grand opera hits the stage again when the New Orleans Opera Association presents “Die Fledermaus. ” The Viennese operetta masterpiece is filled with masquerades, intrigue, romance, jail and a salute to champagne. Sunday’s performance can be paired with brunch. 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Performance only tickets start at $26. (504) 529-3000. neworleansopera.org.
mannheim steamroller christmas
Since their debut more than 30 years ago, Chip Davis’ unique arrangements and innovative stylings of traditional holiday music have made them classics. What better way to begin the holiday season than to see Davis’ “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas” live? Talk about decking the halls. 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. $39.50 and up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.
three rivers arts festival
Saturday and Sunday
The Three Rivers Arts Festival is a celebration of art and the unique ambiance of downtown Covington with more than 200 exhibiting artist. And there’s also music, food, art, children’s discovery, arts alive demonstration and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. (985) 327-9797. threeriversarfestival.com.
coats for kids concert
Wondering what to do with that old coat (or the kids’ coats they’ve outgrown)? Enjoy a night of great music and put that winter apparel to good use. Join Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko, Ellis Marsalis, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Michael Pellera, Javier Orlando and NOCCA’s Classical Music students for an evening of classical, jazz, Latin, and brass band music. Admission is free, just bring a coat of any size for students at Firstline Schools. 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. nojcc.org.